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People Are Loving These Teens And Their Perfectly-Coordinated Superhero Prom Outfits

They take prom super seriously.

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The students at Subiaco Academy in Arkansas were snapped by Johnny Bolinger, who takes pictures for BN Focus Photography.

Bolinger, a cop by day, told BuzzFeed News he only recently started his part-time photography business with a co-worker.

He said he was asked by his cousin to take the photos of his cousin's son, who dressed up as Superman for the night.


"We just did the normal, prom-style photos, but at some point they said they wanted to do a superhero-type of photo," Bolinger said.

Bolinger said he was very impressed how coordinated the teens were, with the girls' elegant dresses matching the boys' vests and superhero logos.

He thinks they got the idea because superheroes are popular right now. "They're just teenage kids and they thought it was cool," he said.

After the prom, Bolinger posted the photo to his Facebook page. It totally blew up, and has since been shared more than hundreds of thousands of times.

The photographer said the attention has been unreal, with his Facebook page growing from just over 300 likes to more than 15,000 in just four days.

"It completely took off. I don't know how it happened," Bolinger said.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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