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.

Mystique, cosplayed by jj-dreamworldz, photographed by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography

Cyborg, cosplayed by John Clark, photographed by darth stevieous

Sakura & Shaoran, cosplayed by Chrome-sensei & Kon, photographed by ashitaro

Skrull Ms. Marvel & Skrull Black Widow, cosplayed by Kearstin Nicholson & Sarah Larson, photographed by LJinto

Merry & Pippin, cosplayed by Hikarulein & Kaorulein

Black Canary, cosplayed by Valvaris, photographed by tare-tam

Haku & Chihiro, cosplayed by yui930

Dazzler, cosplayed by DJ Spider, photographed by Graham Morrison Photography

Power Girl, cosplayed by My2Wings

Queen Amidala, cosplayed by Riluna, photographed by Caspar Stuart

Moonstone/Ms. Marvel, cosplayed by crystalcosfx, photographed by martinwongarts

Red Robin, cosplayed by Josh Barrett, photographed by Elemental

Lady Deadpool, cosplayed by KaitoEinsam, photographed by Vladimir Smirnov

Vash the Stampede, cosplayed by Elffi, photographed by Jacob Åberg

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