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.

With the release of The Avengers movie this weekend, based on the characters created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, I've assembled some of the best Avengers cosplayers for this week's edition of Best Cosplay Ever!

Black Widow, cosplayed by Lady-Skywalker

Hawkeye, Captain America, & Maria Hill (cosplayed by Tia), photographed by Pat Loika

Thor [source]

Hawkeye, cosplayed by Gee2

S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, & Captain America [source]

Tony Stark & Iron Man, cosplayed by sithcamero

Nick Fury, cosplayed by NickFury81

Black Widow, cosplayed by SupaTuna

The Hulk, cosplayed by Eric Negron

Captain America [source]

Hawkeye, cosplayed by greenarrowfl

Black Widow, cosplayed by TheSands5th, photographed by ender6275

The Hulk [source]

Captain America [source]

Rule 63 Thor & Lady Loki, cosplayed by Lady-Skywalker & Kit Quinn

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