Cosplay for a Cause: Elevating Cosplay

Room 507 - Cosplay

Friday June 15, 2018 - 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm

We all love cosplay and comic cons, perfecting your costume to screen accuracy is so satisfying, but cosplay doesn’t have to be limited to conventions. Come explore how you can use costumes to support different causes and charities! Hear from our panel of cosplayers, who are raising awareness and funds through their love of cosplay. You might do a double take if you spotted Captain America or Darth Vader and a squadron of stormtroopers walking through the halls of a hospital. However, for kids suffering from a painful surgery or chemotherapy, the joy of seeing one of their favorite characters is an experience they will never forget. These experiences often have the power to put a smile on a child's face when smiling doesn't seem to be within the realm of possibilities. Parents also get a sense of relief, seeing their sick child forget about their pain and illness for a few minutes. Each panelist will highlight their ongoing mission and how they use their love of costuming to support their favorite charity. Topics presented will include the creation and use of screen accurate costumes, a selection of incredible experiences that each panelist has had while wearing costumes, and how you could get involved with one of these incredible organizations.