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. 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), 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.

Phoenix, cosplayed by BettieBloodshed, photographed by mindfall media

Korra, cosplayed by hamano--ayumi, photographed by liquidcocaine-photos

Batman & Robin, cosplayed by bluebird0020

Huntress, cosplayed by MaDeath90, photographed by alessiomarchese

Kenshin Himura, cosplayed by dasutin26, photographed by James Pan

Harley Quinn, cosplayed by chelseycosplay, photographed by Arek Wdowiak

Lust, cosplayed by Endleria, photographed by Kifir

Ned Flanders & Marge Simpson, cosplayed by Tyler & godsavethequeenfashions, photographed by Bryan Humphrey

Psylocke, cosplayed by micropop, photographed by IM instrumental photography

Shampoo, cosplayed by Rian

Casey Jones & April O'Neil, cosplayed by barkerjl

Sailor Scouts, cosplayed by daydreamernessa, ExAstra, Callesto, aiuchi, & SparklePipsi, photographed by Lionel

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