This year’s New York City 2018 Comic-Con showcased a diversity of costumes and personalities. But, one group of women stood out from the rest.
A group of Muslim women who attended the annual event in the city dresses in Avengers costumes with a little twist. Unlike other attendees in the same attire, these women incorporated their hijabs into their characters.
One of the cosplayers, Maliha Fairooz, posted a series of photos of her squad to Instagram, with the caption, “Hello Internet, I give you #HijabHeroes at #nycc2018.”
The photos quickly went viral with many applauding the group on bringing representation to a space where it is often unseen.
Seeing these images was not only inspiring but heartwarming in the current political and social climate for Muslim Americans.
Representation matters and encourages others that Muslims too participate and are active in such activities.
Now young Muslims have #hijabiheroes to look up too!