Marvel Superhero Madness

Has your family managed to avoid the superhero phenomenon that has been becoming more and more a part of our pop culture?  Mine hasn’t.  We’ve embraced it full-on, complete with Halloween costumes, Pop figures, and t-shirts.  My daughter sports Squirrel Girl t-shirts with matching earrings.  My son is rarely out without his Captain America t-shirt.   Even I can’t resist my Groot shirts or Black Widow hoodie.  Some people dismiss all of it as hype for simplistic action movies that are just another way to sell toys.  But we find both the stories and characters compelling and useful to help teach our kids how to handle challenging moments.

Bruce Banner and the Hulk have helped my son master his temper during times of stress and autistic meltdowns.   Captain America always stands for what is right.    The Wasp, Black Widow, Gamora and Nebula, Shuri and Nakia- these amazing, smart, and strong women fighting right there with the guys and are some of my daughter’s favorite characters.  All of these characters try again and again, no matter how many times they are both literally and figuratively struck down.  And these are just from the recent movies.  If you haven’t given them a shot, I would encourage you to try them out.  There is more to these stories than the fight scenes and explosions.

Superhero inspired Creative session in downtown Pittsburgh

As someone who loves superheroes, I was thrilled when I came across a little guy who wanted to pretend to be his favorite, Dr. Strange.  We love Dr. Strange!!! The sorcerer supreme with his cloak of levitation!  I knew this would make for a great session.  The trick would be finding a costume.

Fortunately, my friend Lyn at Era of Make Believe had an amazing Dr. Strange-inspired outfit, complete with cape and belt!  Seriously check out her costumes!!

What is cosplay?

Storybook/cosplay sessions are some of my favorites.  They challenge me creatively and remind me (and my clients) how important it is to play pretend.  What is cosplay?  It’s just like what it sounds “costume play.”  In this case, it’s taking dress-up clothes out of the playroom and into the world to make it a little more real.  Giving your princess the opportunity to become a princess, your mermaid, and the opportunity to swish her tail, and your superhero an opportunity to show his powers.  With the help of costumes, accessories, and a little photoshop magic, we can create an amazing experience.

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And of course, what is Dr. Strange without a little sorcery?

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Do you have a child who loves superheroes?  A little boy or girl who becomes Batman, Wonder Woman, or Dr. Strange when playing pretend?  Let’s help bring their imagination to life with a unique portrait experience!

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