Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we've discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
The ComicsAlliance crew has been making the trek up to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon for a few years now, with each trip delivering a bigger and more diverse blend of comics and pop culture content. The nearly completely sold out three-day show flooded the Washington State Convention Cent
Toys: Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys will follow up the first "Best of Marvel Minimates" series with a second wave of colorful comics-style two-packs featuring Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom, Daredevil and Venom, the Punisher and Deadpool, and the Hulk and Loki in the spring of 2013.
Upcoming: Dark Horse Comics has announced the limited-to-4,000-copies The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector's Edition, which will feature new faux-leather hardcover binding and gold gilded pages when it drops on February 12 for $69.99 at participating retai
Ghostopher Sims: Hello, boils and ghouls, and welcome to ComicsAlliance's Reader Halloween Costume Spooktacular 2012! And Spooktacular it is: When I put out the call for our readers to send in their Halloween costumes, the response was overwhelming. We got 60 costumes from readers and while you can che
The power of cosplay at New York Comic Con: Our own Chris Sims spotted three cosplayers dressed as Misty Knight, Hawkeye and a slightly afro-challenged but nonetheless resplendent Luke Cage on the convention floor
Last year, we had a little fun with the story of Mark Williams, who was arrested for illegal grappling hook swinging while wearing a full-on Batman costume. Aside from the arrest -- which came with a sentence prohibiting Williams from operating in costume for