The Earth’s surface is 71% water, and there’s only one power couple capable of watching over it. Aquaman and Mera have been around for a long time in the DC universe. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, Aquaman began defending the Earth’s seas with his 1941 debut in More Fun Comics #73. However, it was not until 1959 that Aquaman’s origin as an Atlantean would be revealed, setting him on the road that would lead him to becoming royalty.

Mera’s debut came a few years later in 1963’s Aquaman #11. Originally an alien queen from the other-dimensional kingdom of Xebel, Mera fled to Earth when her kingdom was seized by the villain Leron. She met Aquaman and Aqualad, who helped return her to power, but her interactions with Aquaman eventually brought her back to Earth permanently, and they became a couple.

In addition to fighting for peace in the seas and protecting Atlantis, Mera and Aquaman have both served as members of the Justice League, with Aquaman being a founding member.

The dynamic between Mera and Aquaman makes them a force to be reckoned with. Each is an ultra-powerful hero in their own right, but together they have potential on par with Superman himself. The nobility of the two, not to mention their tenacity to get rough and tumble to defend the world they love, serves as a sure inspiration for the fans who choose them as subjects for their cosplay.

To celebrate the King and Queen of Atlantis, we’ve assembled a regal gallery of the cosplayers who have taken up their mantles. Together, separate, retro, and contemporary, these cosplayers bring the strength and poise of DC’s most powerful couple to life. These are the best Mera and Aquaman cosplays.

 

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