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.

Robin cosplayed by Michael Hamm, photographed by Shaun Simpson

Emma Frost cosplayed by Nicole Marie Jean, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Mr. T cosplayed by Macdaniel Macleod, photographed by Joel Rivera

Alphonse Elric (Full Metal Alchemist) cosplayed by Zend, photographed by Miyavi Honey

Kicker (Transformers) cosplayed by Krystal Calarese, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Psylocke, Fantomex, Cluster, Weapon XIII cosplayed by Saturday Morning Cosplay & Cerberus Production, photographed by Eleventh Photography

Ms. Marvel photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Doctor Doom photographed by Hex Mortis

Domino cosplayed by Abby of Human Sushi Cosplay, photographed by Nate Buchman Photography

Deathstroke cosplayed by Spectra Cosplay, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter