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.

Sailor Neptune & Sailor Uranus, cosplayed by HelenaTears & ledibug, photographed by LJinto

Batgirl, cosplayed by Champagne-meat

Belle, cosplayed by NikitaCosplay

Alucard, [source]

Mystique, cosplayed by arlo_arleh, photographed by pireze

Doctor Fate, cosplayed by stanleewannabee

Garo, [source]

Hank Pym/Yellowjacket, cosplayed by Aaron Holmgreen

Nova, [source]

The Riddler, cosplayed by Lee Banks

Phoenix, cosplayed by NemoValkyrja

Maleficent, cosplayed by GiorgiaCosplay

Black Queen, cosplayed by LdyDarkStr, photographed by Judy Stephens

Ranma & Ranma, cosplayed by smokeswirls & Ryeain, photographed by heroinekpk

Plastic Man, cosplayed by Alex Rae

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