Sister Act: 7 Year Old Declares October 1 Wear Your Superheroes Day For Her Lil’ Sis

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Leanna is a 5-year-old girl who loves superheroes. But, as her father explains, “when she wears her superhero clothes to kindergarten, the boys tell her that superheroes are ‘for boys.’ She has even started to wear her jacket all day to keep from being hassled about it.” GASP!! This does not fly in our WYSKy book.

“Superheroes are for boys!” – Leanna’s kindergarten classmates tell her

But have no fear, Leanna’s awesome big sister,  7-year-old Adalina, who sounds like a Woman You Should Know in training, has swooped in to the rescue by declaring Wednesday, October 1 to be Wear Your Superheroes Day, and it goes like this…

“Boys and girls who believe superheroes are for EVERYONE should wear their superhero stuff on Wednesday and post a picture with the hashtag #WearYourSuperheroes. Solidarity!”

We could not love this Sister Act more, so let’s help these Super Girls make Wear Your Superheroes Day a national holiday!

Sign up to attend on their Facebook Event Page, then share the event on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word!

All photos submitted to the event page will be featured on the #WearYourSuperheroes site and on their Twitter feed.


For the record, Adalina’s favorite superheroes are Storm, Batgirl, and Hawkgirl. Leanna’s are Captain America, Batgirl, and Robin. They also both like Batman. Who are your favorite superheroes?

  • madscipanda

    My favorites are Rouge, Gambit, Storm, Psyloche, and the Phoenix from X-Men; Deadpool; the Powerpuff Girls; Freakazoid; Wonder Woman; and Batman

  • Babel Wabel

    Gambit and Wolverine mystique daredevil kitty pride.. does Chell from Portal count?

  • I will have to see if I can find any superhero stuff for me and the girls…

    • Ben Fishman

      omg those are too cute!

      • It’s kind of become “our thing.”

        • Kristi S.

          I want to be your kid! 🙂 My 5 year old adores superheros too!

    • Kate

      aaaaah that squirrel girl costume is TOO CUTE!

  • pattilouwho

    Captain Marvel!

  • Prisha

    My daughter not only has numerous superhero tee-shirts but all of her school stuff is Spiderman, even her thermos. I think the key is to teach your children to “own” who they are. Take off that jacket kiddo, and rock that superhero clothing every day!

  • My 3-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman and loves to wear her Spidey shirts – she also loves The Avengers!

  • Amy Kalbster

    My daughter loves superheroes, too. Inspired by her, I started an Etsy shop to sell t-shirt dresses made from men’s and boys’ superhero shirts. Check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/amykalbster

  • J.E.

    Batwoman

  • Kate

    Hawkeye (both of them, Clint AND Kate), Spider-Girl, Captain Marvel, Batgirl (the Stephanie Brown version), Captain America, and Spider-Woman! Those are my faves. 🙂 I’m 28 years old and proof enough that girls can TOTALLY like superheroes.

  • Lissa

    My favorites are Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, and Black Widow. Also- there is no “Hawkgirl.” There are two superheroes who use the codename “Hawkeye,” but no one uses “Hawkgirl.” If anything, the male Hawkeye uses “Hawkguy.” So it’s just Hawkeye.

    • Hispaniola

      Hawkgirl is from dc…

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