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.

Superman, photographed by Andrew Michael Phillips

The Angelus (Angelus), cosplayed by Leeleethebunny

Emma Frost, cosplayed by BelleChere, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Darth Vader, cosplayed by Chip Schlansker, photographed by Bill Hicks

Wasp, cosplayed by Riddle, photographed by Atlas Photography

Maya (Borderlands), cosplayed by WindoftheStars Cosplay, photographed by Subversive Photography

Doctor Doom, cosplayed by Brian Anderson, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Star Sapphire, photographed by Andrew Michael Phillips

Pixie, cosplayed by Kitteninstrings Cosplay, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Cyclops, cosplayed by Bryan Alexander, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

Elizabeth (BioShock), cosplayed by Destiny Nickelsen, photographed by Robbins Studios

Mystique, cosplayed by Robbins Studios