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.

Batman, cosplayed by Bob Kieffer

Maleficent, cosplayed by Kit Quinn, photographed by Robbins Studios

Gambit, cosplayed by DorianG26, photographed by Fotomas

Power Girl, cosplayed by Precious Cosplay, photographed by Robbins Studios

Scarecrow, cosplayed by OtainDark

Hawkeye/Kate Bishop, cosplayed by onaer, photographed by Toshiyasu Morita

Justice League x Sailor Scouts, cosplayed by Abby Polakow, Akiko Thomas, Brian Milne, Sarah Willick, & Annie Mae, photographed by Justice Sommer

Wolverine, cosplayed by Jonathan Carroll, photographed by Dru Phillips

Mockingbird, cosplayed by WhiteLemon, photographed by Jonathan Duran

Scarecrow, The Joker, The Riddler, & Two-Face, cosplayed by Adamantium-soul, Perilousseas, Lilacincrement, & Galaxyshiba, photographed by Ahbutography

Duck Dynasty cosplay group, cosplayed by Star Wars Chick, Kristen Andrews Dvm, Art Andrews, Scott Kaufmann, Katie Roberts, & Randy Foos, photographed by Robbins Studios