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.

Zelda, cosplayed by Pixelninja

Rule 63 Aquaman, cosplayed by Roxanna Meta

Little Sister, photographed by LJinto

Artemis, cosplayed by breathless-ness, photographed by Pinin

Vash the Stampede, cosplayed by ohjimmyboy, photographed by cabusi-photography

Poison Ivy, cosplayed by Tallest Silver

Black Orchid, cosplayed by DJ Spider, photographed by YassiR KetchuM

Aria T'Loak, costume/make-up/photographed by love-squad

Rogue, photographed by LJinto

Priss Asagiri, photographed by firefox23111981

Dexter & Dee Dee, photographed by Judy Stephens

They Live aliens, cosplayed by You Fail

(bonus: mask tutorial HERE)

Princess Hinoto, photographed by Anna Fischer

Plastic Toy Green Army Man, photographed by Laughing Squid

Do you have a stellar costume that you would like to share with ComicsAlliance? Submit your photos HERE!