A mother and her young son have become online sensations thanks to their incredible cosplay videos of their favorite superheroes.
Spideymom and her son Spideykid live in Philadelphia, where they share their love of comics on social media.
The couple – who, like many superheroes, keep their real names secret – have had several viral videos on TikTok.
One features Spideykid in a Spiderman costume alongside Venom as the spooky hand puppet, which has been viewed 11.3 million times.
Spideymom, who works as a senior marketing manager, said her superhero cosplay began when her son was 4 years old.
“He saw a commercial for a local Comic-Con and asked me to bring him and dress up with him,” she said.
“So I put together a Spider-Man and Captain America cosplay and the rest is history.
“He loves to come up with new cosplay ideas for the characters he loves, things that you don’t normally see.
“But above all he cares about the people and often volunteers at events and charities. His only goal is to make people smile.
“We’re huge Marvel fans, from the comics to the movies to the video games.
“Spideykid’s favorite hero is Miles Morales, but many stand behind him.
“I’m trying to create add-ins to existing, inexpensive costumes. I mostly get my inspiration from other cosplays. I see an idea and then make it my own.
“I also make sure to keep the cosplays kid-friendly. For example, the Venom doll is completely detachable and attaches by magnets.
“We make the costumes with lots of hot glue and bulk paint! The doll’s head is made of cardboard and wooden support beams. The arm itself is a sleeve of a sweater.”
Spideymom told Zenger News, “I cosplay with my son to immerse himself in his world and build lasting memories.
“He loves hosting discussions with me about how parents can connect with their young children through playing video games or engaging with the things their kids love.”
She revealed that her son’s real superpower is his caring for other people.
“My son always says he can’t be a superhero because he doesn’t have any real superpowers, but he can be a hero because he has the ability to help people when they’re in need.
“I always support him in collecting toothbrushes or jackets for people who need them.
“He raises money for different organizations that reach further than us. And he’s the first to volunteer to shake a neighbor’s driveway when it’s snowing, or give their lunch or snack to a kid who doesn’t have theirs.”
She added: “His heart is huge and I’m here for everything. I will support him however he chooses to help those around him.”
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.