As a single mom, the one thing I do have in common with these characters of fiction found in your local costume aisle is that I hide my superpower. I hide it really, really well. Instead of a mask, I hide my superpowers behind my tired eyes and weary yawns.
Yes, I can take it off whenever I choose, but the hijab for me is my identity. It is how I present myself to the world and it is a reflection of my belief that I am following a religious tradition. And that's something no costume can ever capture.
For the guys, POF found that they were attracted to women wearing vixen costumes. Twenty-five percent of the girls polled said they'd be happy to flirt with a guy dressed in a Batman outfit. It appears women still want men to be their hero.