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 Sarah Hermann, photographed by Atlas Photography
Setsuna Meiou (Sailor Moon)
Cosplayed by Madison Palmer, photographed by Atlas Photography
Cosplayed by Birds of 'Play, photographed by Estrada Photography
Cosplayed by Chubear Cosplay, photographed by Saffels Photography
Cosplayed by Evelynne Bell, photographed by The Portrait Dude
Cosplayed by Miss Wendybird, photographed by Estrada Photography
Cosplayed by Lady Shepard, photographed by Saffels Photography
Cosplayed by Nadyasonika, photographed by Estrada Photography
Photographed by The Portrait Dude
Cosplayed by Katie Morisirya, photographed by Estrada 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!