Captain America: The Window Soldier
Normally we tend to find anything that the Huffington Post publishes to be questionable amid their dodgy reporting. This one, however, is a pleasant story from Brazil that was first shared by the Associated Press last October, so we know it's legit.
This photo was taken by the super talented Andre Penner on October 11th 2013, the day before Children's Day at the Hospital Infantil Sabara, situated in the largest Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. In the South American country the day is marked by parents awarding presents to their children. It was tweeted from the Huffington Post Picture Desk Twitter account.
The two guys that were scheduled to carry out their work by precariously hanging from the side of the building and scrubbing the buggery out of the windows at great height proceeded to give the sick kids something to get excited about and completed their unenviable job by doing it decked out one in Superman gear and also one in full Captain America costume.
We love this one. It's an image taken from a fascinating social experiment documented by American cartoonist Vishavjit Singh. It shouldn't be different from any other person being photographed sitting awkwardly upon a massive rock in one of the most recognisable superhero costumes whilst in the confines of one of the most recognisable parks on the planet, but it is. It's an attempt to challenge interpretation, stereotypes and the way people think.
Taken from his article entitled Captain America In A Turban, the account was published online for Salon magazine back in September 2013 and can be surmised in one quote from the author. "I wore that costume to challenge the way New Yorkers think about superheroes -- and bearded Sikhs like me".
Vishavjit decided to hit the streets of The Big Apple with friend and photographer Fiona Aboud last summer. We picked up the story from Superhero fan Tom McAuliffe on Twitter and thought it was ace, so we followed him.
Super Soldier Serum
Simon Ross, a personal trainer from Yeovil had the idea to hold a Sport Relief themed spin class in order to raise some funds for the BBC based pledge drive and have a bit of fun at the same time.
This awesome image taken from the Captain's Twitter page shows Simon over each of the stages from the class and even completing the swim still in disguise. Very cool. Could you do that?
Simon completed his Triathlon for Sport Relief dressed in the Captain America Morphsuit totalling a 5K run followed by a mammoth 60K cycle and then a 350M swim. The guys from his class did the hefty undertaking with him at Oxley Leisure centre where he transforms people from Hank Hill to Hulk Hogan.
The class completed the undertaking with the superhero clad class leader and look unphased. He must dress as different comic book characters regularly.
Those that took part completed a combined 1000km in distance! They raised in excess of £300 and had a rad workout.
Ah, the eye candy!
The image in question was captured by Dallas based freelance photographer Alexandra Olivia and features one of the contestants in a Captain America Womens costume at All-Con. It features a World War 2 Captain America according to the Dallas News website.
All-Con is a science fiction convention that has a plethora of exhibits, workshops and competitions. Held between March 13th and 16th 2014 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Addison, Texas.
This tweet from the Dallas Morning News features a link to a Steampunk costume contest on their website. Easily the best pick of the Steampunk costumes that were on show for the Steampunk category. We like the simpleness of her outfit and also the fact she looks like Ariel the mermaid has dressed up like a superhero. Other categories that folk could have entered into for the show included animé, robot and science fiction.
Almost having to admit defeat, after not being able to track down the women in the photo it looked like we were going to have to settle for the Miss Captain America moniker. After a little tinkering we've discovered that Miss America's name is Sarah Muller and she is big on Cosplay and dressing up. We can also report that the rest of her homemade costume comes with suspenders and looks awesome!
The Adventures Of The American Rabbit
Is this a costume? Kind of, it's hardly the kind of thing that we usually get excited about, but, we did think that it was cute to end on this one and it's pretty good at raising a smile.
This is a tweet by Ashley Rubio from April 7th 2014. Ashley enjoys dressing her bunny Champ in various superhero outfits. Thor is particularly good. She gave her pet the superhero themed outfit to pose in for a topical photograph shortly after the release of the second Captain America movie The Winter Soldier.
Look closely, first appreciate the generous eye-holes, an essential component for being able to see where you're going. You don't really want to be stepping on your lettuce or tripping over your carrots after-all do you? A paw on your broccoli isn't going to aid your hunger pangs, especially if you can't see what you're doing and miss your mouth and insert an entire floret up your tiny furry nostril. Secondly, and this is quite a revelation: there's tiny little wings on the side of the rabbit's tiny little helmet! Take a look, they are there. We also think his minuscule Captain America shield looks a superb rabbit sized effort.
Have you created a tiny little costume for your pet? Do you think that you have found a better tweet? Get in touch with us and share, don't be greedy!
This post was penned by +Ian Tomkins from Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress.