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.

Polaris, cosplayed by Yaya Han, photographed by cadha13

Spider-Man, photographed by Rebecca-Manuel

Megara, photographed by BellesAngel

Catwoman, cosplayed by FantasyNinja, photographed by OH-Productions

Mystique, cosplayed by Stephanie Sandrock, photographed by GeekxGirls

Astharoshe, Esther, & Seth, cosplayed by blackro, shinigamimeroko, & AnaSBertola, photographed by Gabriel Diaz

Starscream, cosplayed by JokesOnYOU092

Lottie, cosplayed by teru-terun

Firestar, cosplayed by rapidpotato, photographed by Dvann562

Red Sonja, cosplayed by beautilation

Robin/Tim Drake, cosplayed by Naraku-Sippschaft, photographed by andy-k

Terra Branford, cosplayed by cupcake-rufflebutt

Iron Man, photographed by maneki-husky

Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, & Catwoman, cosplayed by PamelaIsely & eatsleepbroadway, photographed by Chris Favero

Maleficent, cosplayed by AmazonMandy

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