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 Cosplay.com 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.
Cosplayed by Sami Mini Cosplay, photographed by Sharon Samsa Baehman
Colonial Marine (Aliens: Colonial Marines)
Cosplayed by Papa Bear, photographed by Kaminsky Kandids Photography
Cosplayed by Mike Hemmig, photographed by Taylor Hemmig
Cosplayed by Galacticat, photographed by CGC Creative
Cosplayed by Comicchic19, photographed by Photosnxs
Enclave Tesla Power Armor (Fallout 3)
Cosplayed by Redorkulated Productions
Mari Makinami Illustrious (Evangelion)
Cosplayed by Ms.Mars, photographed by Robbins Studios
Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, & Sailor Venus
Cosplayed by hailohandmade, DJ, ryoko-dono, & Umister, photographed by Nicole Ciaramella
Cosplayed by Ladee Danger, photographed Anna Cosplay Photography
Photographed by Estrada
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!