So I texted Kacey yesterday and told her I needed a superhero idea, complete with costume.
She replied, "For Mystery Night?"
I responded with something that implied it might be put to use in some kinky fashion where her father was concerned. To which she replied, "AWKWARD!"
Once she started talking to me again, she gave me these ideas:
"You could be the Bubble Boy and blow bubbles at your enemies"
"Be the Coughing Queen. You cough up clues and attack your enemies with cough syrup."
So I suggested Grammar Girl - I correct your English and diagram sentences. She added, "Then you could make Kevin the Conjunction Munchkin." (But Kevin already has his Superpower and costume, so that won't work.)
Then I decided I liked "The Conjunctionator" - My superpower is that I connect sentences, and all I say all night is "SO?" "AND?" "OR?". She said, "That's no good. You think it's amusing, but the kids won't think it's that funny. You need something sillier. If you want to be the GrammarNazi and dress up like Hitler and carry around diagrams . . . THAT's funny. All your military awards could be punctuation marks and you could tell people your mustache is a dash."
I told her she was freakin' hilarious.
Next she suggested,
"You could be the Bunny Hopper. You solve all the world's problems with a silly dance."
"The Juicer. Walk around calling everybody 'Lemonhead' and squeeze them for information. You could put one of those fruit things on your head."
"Be the Weggie Meister and walk around giving everybody weggies."
Then I suggested the Purpler . . . sneak around trying to hold everybody's hand. (It's a Camp Barnabas thing. Boys are blue. Girls are pink. The two should never make purple at camp!)
She said, "Be The Connector and give all your clues in connect-the-dots."
I told her she used to be freakin' hilarious.
"Okay, you could be The Pea Shooter with obvious implications."
"You could be Alpha Bravo and spell everything you say. When they ask what your real name is, tell them 'double O - the letter, not the number."
Okay, she's hilarious again.
"Be The Tangler and go around messing up everybody's hair. You can vanquish your enemies with aerosol hairspray."
"Be The Pickler and carry around a bottle of vinegar."
"Be a Musketeer and spray everybody with musk."
My personal favorite superhero is The Invisible Boy from Mystery Men - he's only invisible when no one else is looking . . .