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 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.

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.
Barret Wallace (Final Fantasy VII), cosplayed by Macdaniel Macleod, photographed by GeneralGau's Kitchen

Rule 63 Colossus, cosplayed by Jay Justice, photographed by coolsteel27

Quentin Quire, cosplayed by mybrassclue, photographed by Pat Loika

Power Girl, cosplayed by Variable, photographed by Sam

Arthur & The Tick, cosplayed by Jonny Ruckus & Mr-Incredible, photographed by Robbins Studios

The Riddler & Two-Face, cosplayed by Lhars Ebersold & Taffeta Darling, photographed by Ken Pearson

Flame Princess, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, & Marceline, cosplayed by disappearingoctopus, gingerybiscuit, lycanthropy101, & walpurgisdawn, photographed by Betty Felon

Cluster (Uncanny X-Force), cosplayed by Gambette Cosplay, photographed by Ork de Rooij

Black Widow, cosplayed by Jessica LG, photographed by IAmYourHeroes

Doctor Fate, cosplayed by RobinBoyWonder25

Red Sonja, cosplayed by GillyKins, photographed by Stillvisions

Stan Lee (with Stan Lee himself), cosplayed by Isabella Cracchiolo (source)

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