Teen gets a $50 discount on her dress for the month of January
A teenager in the United States has been awarded $50 for dressing up as a superhero and getting some extra clothes for the holidays.
Kareem Ahmed, 16, from Virginia Beach, was visiting Walmart on January 21, when she spotted a dress that she thought she could use to help her stay in shape.
“I knew I wanted to look good for myself so I picked up a supermodel dress, which I thought would make it easier to fit in,” she told ABC News.
“And I’m glad I did, because I didn’t really feel good in the dress.
I was super bummed about that because I thought I could be a little bit more confident in the dressing room and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do!'”
The dress, called the Wonder Woman Dress, is a white, sleeveless gown that has the words ‘superhero’ printed on the back.
The costume also comes with a cape, a red wig, a silver chain and a silver tiara, and a purple wig.
Karen Kallman, who runs the store, told ABC news that Ahmed has been using the costume for months and has been taking it out for runs around the mall.
“She’s been really happy to wear it, and she’s definitely getting compliments,” Kallmann said.
“I’ve never seen her so happy to be a superhero before.”
She added that the costume was also a gift for her sister, who is a superhero herself.
“It’s a great costume,” she said.
“The girl just has been so excited to wear this costume.
She’s like, this is awesome.”
Kallman said Ahmed’s sister had previously worn the costume to an awards ceremony at the mall in June, and that the family has been thrilled with the success of the costume.
“We thought it was pretty cool and it’s really cool for her to be able to take on this role,” she explained.
Kallmann, who said the costume had been available for sale since May, said she had noticed a trend in the past year of young girls dressing up in superhero costumes.
“A lot of girls are going to Walmart to buy these, and they want to try out these outfits,” she added.
“We’ve been seeing a lot more girls do this.
This is really exciting to see because we haven’t seen a lot of this before.”
Kareeb Ahmed told ABC she also decided to give the costume a shot.
“My family has never had a superhero, so I decided to try it out,” she admitted.
“It’s so fun.
I love this costume, I love the costumes.”