Something that we had find more meaningful besides being our hobby. We don’t go for money. We don’t go for fame. We had devoted our lives to use our cosplay to bring what’s good into society. Making kids smile. Its a no obligation. Its all depends how you willing to commit, to use your cosplay appeal to bring smile for the charity and the less fortunate. Also, to raise awareness that there are people who care and are willing to make someone’s day brighter.
Take it from example where recently, eleven of us attended to a birthday bash of a 5-year old kid who was diagnosed with leukaemia. He had made our day as much as we had made his. He’s a true hero that touches our heart that its beyond words. Nothing can describe the strong will of this unique child. Though he was at this stage fighting his own battle, he still stand strong and smile brightly at you upon seeing his favourite superhero. It was priceless!
Then, that feeling of emotion just sweeps into you just as he did that. You can feel tears forming in your eyes. Sometimes you can’t help it when it gets too emotional. The feeling is just indescribable.
So within our community, its not just about attending to cosplay events. But to commit that extra mile, to seek out to raise the awareness. To show that there are people like us who still care, and willing to make a different in performing the extraordinary. From charity events, orphanage homes, a child’s birthday party or for the less fortunate. Reaching out them to give them the encouragement, the support, love and hope.
This is something I wanted to contribute ever since I cosplay as a Power Ranger. Cause as been describe by one of us, that’s a feeling where no amount of money can buy. Happiness is free. You just have to be there to make someone’s day by volunteering. At the same time, having fun while providing that extra smile to those who are in need. That no matter what, those in need are not alone. There’s always someone who one day will be there for them.
We benefit by learning and sharing that everyone who wanted to do their part in volunteering is always welcome. Cause we need cosplayers, are willing to make a difference to provide that extra mile and extra smile! =)
It all started when a friend of ours tagged us to this page in Facebook, which involves cats. So the founder of this group become interested to it and began asking around. His aim, to see if we could help out for this Cat Welfare Society (CWS) while in costume.
13 of us turn up for this CWS donation drive. We were given 2 locations. SMU (Singapore Management University) to Orchard Road, and the other one will be at Woodlands Causeway Point.
There will be 2 shifts. Morning and afternoon. Most of us involved were usually not the morning type of person, so they prefer afternoon shift. So eventually everybody go for afternoon shift.
Only 8 of us were in suit. They rest were our volunteers in our group only. They will act as minders and photographers. Six of us will be at SMU, while the remaining 7 will be at Woodlands. I will be at Woodlands side.
It was raining on that day. But we brave in and successfully ended the donation drive with a big thank you! At the end of the day, though there aren’t any cute kitties around (as what many of us had expected there would be), we did enjoy ourselves. As expected, the crowd will definitely acted like paparazzi. With Power Rangers around especially, who can’t resist?