The 2018 New York Comic Con brought out the city's finest cosplay parade at the Javits Center over the past weekend.
And while there were hundreds of impressive and campy creativity at work among participants, there was one group of women that deserved major props.
These female super heroes incorporated hijabs into their look to represent the Avengers, with characters including Captain America, Thor and Gamora.
Fans who loved this are the real fans who know what superheroes are really about... ⚡️ “There were some 'Hijab He… https://t.co/VEcLmdqwqV— AB Narrative (@AB Narrative)1539117554.0
One of the cosplayers, Maliha Fairooz, tweeted a couple of group shots and captioned one with "Hello Internet, I give you #HijabHeroes at #nycc2018."
Hello Internet, I give you #HijabHeroes at #nycc2018 https://t.co/VVIXC3L90q— Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes (@Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes)1538892075.0
We ready for you Thanos https://t.co/AaZcEtLH3g— Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes (@Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes)1538892080.0
Fairooz helped to identify the members of her crew.
@Ladlestein @DJCPI In order from top to bottom, left to right we have Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Gamora, Doctor St… https://t.co/ckAOvmWNMX— Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes (@Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes)1539135176.0
Twitter took notice and responded with much praise for the powerful troop.
@JuliaLSingh @malihaness @KPacyniak Like, the hijab is such a perfect color, but it’s her confidence in every singl… https://t.co/geEpipKY2w— Gnome 🧙🏼♂️@ #PAXUnplugged (@Gnome 🧙🏼♂️@ #PAXUnplugged)1539056443.0
@malihaness I wish i was there as valkyrie!!!! https://t.co/OcYgL2eIEH— 🕊️ (@🕊️)1539053571.0
@malihaness love to you and the hijabi heroes squad, y'all are amazin❤️— 🕊️ (@🕊️)1539059265.0
@malihaness A fantastic approach to our favourite Marvel superheroes, with love and respect to our wonderful Muslim sisters. :)— Kei Fox (@Kei Fox)1539103220.0
They turned heads at the costume contest while representing Marvel.
This was such an honor. Thanks you @Marvel https://t.co/A3EBeb1Kzf— Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes (@Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes)1538892105.0
Fellow fans attending the event were impressed, to say the least. In one word, they were:
@malihaness @Marvel Baddass!— JC Little (@JC Little)1539117297.0
@malihaness @Marvel You guys were amazing! Loved seeing all of your creativity! 💕— Faith D'Isa doesn't have a spooky name :( (@Faith D'Isa doesn't have a spooky name :()1539114806.0
People appreciated these women for embracing their culture by proudly donning hijabs. "Congratulations! And thank you for being proud of who you are," wrote one fan.
@malihaness @Marvel Congratulations! And thank you for being proud of who you are 💕💜💕💜— Ahime_Angel (@Ahime_Angel)1539144834.0
@malihaness @Marvel I'd love to see a hijab Supergirl!— 🧛♂️Peteferatu (@🧛♂️Peteferatu)1539038627.0
A couple of Hijabi heroes received honorable mentions.
@malihaness OMG! The Gamora with he ombre red Hijab, wooooow https://t.co/lFMojDKMRK— Killerella (@Killerella)1539049637.0
@gnomedic @JuliaLSingh @malihaness @KPacyniak Everyone else is there to cosplay. But that sister there isn't preten… https://t.co/jaICSlH1Ov— Atif Kukaswadia, PhD (@Atif Kukaswadia, PhD)1539115801.0
@DrEpid @gnomedic @JuliaLSingh @KPacyniak https://t.co/VMDy3n7sp2— Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes (@Maliha Fairooz Hijab Heroes)1539115957.0
The movie-poster-ready Twitter photo became the subject of fan art.
@malihaness *poster* https://t.co/JqFTtSzY2g— darth™ (@darth™)1539051242.0
@malihaness aaaaaaaaaa I just wanted to know if they have a Cosplay page or acc so I could follow, but if you talk… https://t.co/qGQyOGdVnc— Lia - Will Punch Fascist ⭐️ (@Lia - Will Punch Fascist ⭐️)1539101508.0
So what's in store for the group for NYCC 2019?
@malihaness @DJCPI That’s what I’m talkin bout! Of course now what I’d REALLY like to see is hijabi Lord Of The Ri… https://t.co/jaA4R9xdzx— Bent Phlebotomist (@Bent Phlebotomist)1539144615.0
Laal Patti media company praised the women for "stealing the show" at the convention and noted that this year was the first time in New York's Comic Con history that Hijabi women participated in cosplay.
Everyone can enjoy and get involved!!! This is awesome! 💯💯💪🏼💪🏼. There were some 'Hijab Heroes' at New York Comic C… https://t.co/rzvYuuZ9Ym— 🇵🇷🇺🇸O.B 🔱 Rivera 🌊 (@🇵🇷🇺🇸O.B 🔱 Rivera 🌊)1539176000.0
"Muslim women draped in Hijab has always been an interest of conflict with the recent Islamophobia," the media company wrote.
"But that does not mean they are banned to attend such diverse events. No Hijab can stop Muslim women to do their thing."