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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.
Art: Bart Sandel crafts Nutcracker versions of Optimus Prime, Skeletor and other fun characters.
Customs: Gregos Thomas imagines a Masters of the Universe line from LEGO with a CG rendered minifig poster.
Movies: New licensed kids books give fans a better look at Superman and Zod's Man of Steel movie looks.
Movies: The International version of the Iron Man 3 trailer has just a touch more footage than the American one, just in case you crave a few seconds more.
Movies: Tony Stark wishes us all happy holidays in a new still from the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie. Hopefully that includes a happy new year, too.
Creators: Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson passed away yesterday at the age of 83 after influencing generations with his numerous sci-fi TV series.
Toys: Images of Hasbro's upcoming Iron Man 3 actio
Video: Mass Effect 3 and new Mass Effect: Paragon Lost OVA voice actor (and eternal hero of millions of people like me) Freddie Prinze Jr. accidentally called anime "Japanimation," but apologized for the incredibly minor gaffe. Dudes, cut FPJr. some slack!
Awesome: Jason G
Cosplay: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't need any stinkin' foam padding for his Hulk costume this Halloween. He did it Ferrigno style.
Industry: Hurricane Sandy delayed some of Maryland-based Diamond Comic Distributors'