Jamal Johns Superman Lex cosplay at New York Comic Con. Lex Luthor is DC Comics’ Brand New Superman.
When the Crime Syndicate (the evil doppelgangers of the Justice League from Earth-3) managed to imprison all of Earth’s heroes, it was Captain Cold, Black Adam, Bizarro and others led by Lex Luthor (in his armor suit) who saved the day.
Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched.
Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.