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 community of costuming that exists today and cosplay communities such as and the Superhero Costuming Forum. In honor of the many fans who've displayed excellence in the mastery of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), a weekly collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we've discovered and assembled into our own super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Loki, cosplayed by nomokis

Mia Fey & Godot, cosplayed by RaenD & One2Hit, photographed by Cosplay Ninjas

Iron Man, cosplayed by DonRobert

Konohana Sakuya, cosplayed by Cami86, photographed by fabiohazard

Rogue & Psylocke, cosplayed by Meagan & gillykins, photographed by Geekxgirls

Green Ranger, cosplayed by dartfeld, photographed by NicolaiAndrews

Black Widow, cosplayed by Alexia Jean Grey, photographed by Adam Jay

Zelda, cosplayed by RikkuGrape, photographed by Kindra Nikole

Power Girl, photographed by Grant Brummett

Lottie, cosplayed by Lil-Kute-Dream, photographed by Kenji Ono

Chun-li, cosplayed by Jessica Villarreal, photographed by cherieroberts

Rule 63 Captain America, photographed by dwrd Studios

Groose, cosplayed by misakochan

The Riddler, photographed by findenenmacil

Editor's note: For 50 weeks our modest Best Cosplay curator has resisted our wishes to include her own excellent work in this feature. I think you'll agree that excluding the following image was just not an option, so I snuck it in. Let's see if she notices. - Khouri

Black Bat & The Spoiler, cosplayed by Betty Felon & Ali Kay, photographed by Nate Buchman

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