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.
Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Cosplayed by noirfx, photographed by Luis Echevarria III
Cosplayed by Crystal Armstead, photographed by Athel Cosplay Photography
Cosplayed by Sian K1tt3h, photographed by Carlos Adama Photography
Cosplayed by Amgpiper props, photographed by Gallagher Photography
Cosplayed by SugarWombat Cosplay, photographed by Gallagher Photography
Cosplayed by Alyson Tabbitha, photographed by David Love Photography
Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII)
Cosplayed by Dessi-Desu Cosplay, photographed by Anna Cosplay Photography
Cosplayed by Traci Hines, photographed by Saffels Photography, dress by Designer Daddy
Photographed by MVM Photography
Cosplayed by Ashlynne Dae, photographed by Saffels Photography
Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “Best Cosplay Ever”).
Don’t forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links!