Today I want to talk about a cool charity project that my friend Annie is doing. This was originally posted on my other site, earlier this evening, but as it's a wonderful venture I wanted to speak about it here too.
Last year, Annie Roig-Pate began work on a special item for an upcoming Causeplay charity event. Annie is a really cool person, not only is she a well known cosplayer in the Tomb Raider community, perhaps best known for her amazing cosplays which she posts under the name The Cosplay Mom, but she's also supports many projects which gives back to the cosplaying community. One of those projects is the community driven item that's being handmade for a Causeplay event, later this year.
|The Causeplay Store Logo.|
Staying with the cosplay theme, Annie has been hard at work collaborating with other cosplayers to create a cosplay-inspired quilt. The cover will feature squares sent to her from all across the world. The contributions are created using left over material from previous cosplaying ventures, but redesigned to represent a character. The idea is that each square will be linked to a specific cosplayer, character and adventure. For instance, each piece will be representative of a character and must be redesigned to be recognisable. So if the character had a special badge or a memorable patch, that would be the perfect thing to recreate on the square.
When I first heard about the item, I was really excited. Not only were some of my favourite cosplayers taking part but handmade covers have a habit of doing amazingly well at charity auctions. It's items like these which instantly shows a very clear sense of passion behind the work. Handmade creations demand immaculate detail, dedication and patience; things which adds to the appreciation and value of the item. There's something really lovely about owning an item that has been carefully constructed by someone over several weeks or months.
|This is Annie. Annie is pretty awesome. Photo from her Facebook page.|
If you're a cosplayer and you would like to get involved with the project, there's still time! You can contact Annie on via her email address at thecosplaymom(at)yahoo(dot)com or send her a message through her Facebook page for more information or for details to send your own design.