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.
Cosplayed by Black Meadow Studio, photographed by Knightmare6
Cosplayed by Enja Cosplay, photographed by Carlos Adama Photography
Cosplayed by Jay Justice, photographed by Alexandra Lee Studios
Cosplayed by Miramay Cosplay, photographed by Alexandra Lee Studios
Noriko Takaya (Gunbuster)
Cosplayed by Purrblind, photographed by Knightmare6
Cosplayed by Iri Corpse Cosplay & Memento Mori Cosplay, photographed by Knightmare6
Paladin (World of Warcraft)
Cosplayed by Nick Poulos, photographed by Knightmare6
Symmetra, Reinhardt, Mercy, Torbjorn, Mei, Tracer, & D.Va (Overwatch)
Cosplayed by Kimberly Cosplay, photographed by Knightmare6
Cosplayed by PepperMonster, photographed by The Portrait Dude
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!