Not gonna lie—it warms my shriveled heart to see a female, hijab-wearing Captain America. But even beyond that, this is just really, truly, honestly great cosplay.

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It’s fantastic work from cosplayer Hijabi Hooligan. Look at the little rivets on the star! This is the kind of creation that shows off the best parts of fandom: the parts that are creative, that reinterpret things in a personal way. Also, it just makes me smile to see how happy she is.

On her Facebook page, things get even better:

[West Coast Avengers]

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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