Vigilante Superheroes Fight New York Crime

In what seems to be an ever growing phenomenon, a group of crime fighters in New York who wear superhero fancy dress and have created their own persona's claim to patrol the troubled city streets "to make life better for everyone". In a story that was reported on by BBC Newsbeat, one of the calm and collected crime fighters shared that "We're doing something (and) it's better than sitting on our asses and complaining about it."

Adult Kick Ass Costume

These vigilante crime fighters even have Superhero-esque names to go with their fancy dress. Those interviewed go by the monikers of Nitro, Shortcut, Zero, Samaritan Prime and Battlestar. Sounds more like the names from Gladiators than superheroes. Actually, I think Nitro was in American Gladiators in the early 90s, lets hope there isn't a law suit on the horizon.

Superheroes in Fancy Dress

When quizzed about his superhero fancy dress costume on the subject if he felt he looked "silly" in anyway Zero proclaimed "I really don't. What we wear is gear. If it's a little extra designed, it's crazy cool, you know? I get a lot of compliments on it."

The authorities say crime fighting should be left to the police, although the New York Police Department refused to comment on the group's activities.


Apparently, the recent big budget Hollywood flick Kick-Ass is based upon the tales of these everyday crime fighters.

Kick-Ass was released in 2010 and has earned over $100 million dollars at the worldwide box office. Kick-Ass was directed by Matthew Vaughn and was co-produced with Brad Pitt. It way have well sparked the interest of fancy dress party revellers to go to parties in superhero fancy dress, which is not DC or Marvel creations.

Kick-Ass tells the story of New York teenager Dave Lizewski who sets out to become a real-life superhero. He gives himself the moniker 'Kick-Ass' and created his own Kick-Ass Fancy Dress costume ready to fight crime in. Dave proceeds to fall into a fight with a former cop who in his quest to bring down the drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his eleven year old daughter as ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl. With her own unique outfit she too is part of the everyday superhero movement.

Although we can't really condone becoming a vigilante crime fighter we can heartily suggest having your own superhero fancy dress party and inviting all your friends!

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