Hero Clique

Superhero costuming has come a long way since the days of clothespinning a towel to your back as a cape. The cadre of cosplayers known as the Arizona Avengers don pretty detailed duds, but they’ll be helping comics fans of all ages get back to the basics on Superhero Saturday.

Every comic book do-gooder has his own personal style and the local version of Marvel Comics’ mightiest heroes will guide folks in the creation of their own customized superhero mask. For those seeking an extra challenge, Iron Cosplay will task aspiring crime fighters with piecing together a costume from materials kept secret until the last minute.

Sat., Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m., 2012