Super Heroes Patrol Your Neighborhood

What kid hasn’t at one time imagined a cape flowing behind them as they fly to the rescue, defeating evil doers and saving the planet?

I know Amber loves the Wonder Woman theme as an inspirational tune, but some folks are carrying the hero bit to the next level.

Now, all across America, regular folks are donning spandex and masks and hitting the streets to fight crime. From Orlando to San Diego, people are turning fantasy into reality.

Odd as it sounds, they are out there. Rolling Stone has a story about these ordinary super heroes. You can find more of them and links to their myspace pages and blogs at the World Superhero Registry.

The Rumpus has information about creating their individual costumes.

I can see it now, Super Squirrel Queen.

Of course, she’d be a flying squirrel.

Isn’t that obvious?

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4 responses to “Super Heroes Patrol Your Neighborhood

  1. omg – the World Superhero Registry is completely hilarious!!!!

    But just today, I was liberating my car from the ice monster with my trusy ice scraper as my weapon! That THAT!

  2. I’m meant “take that”! duh.

  3. Amber – Aren’t those people amazing. If you read the Rolling Stone article I linked, you see how big a part of the lives being a superhero is. It’s not just a Halloween costume hauled out of the closet once a year. I think it’s very interesting how liberating and invigorating they consider their costumes to be.

  4. Amber – Forgot to mention the ice scraper WOULD make a really cool weapon, unless you live in Florida or such parts.

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