Heroes Behind the Masks: Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow

Arizona is filled with great examples of CAUSEplay and here is another one!  Make sure to check out all the fun and awesome this group has to offer!  Especially the fun video linked in this interview. –Mala
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Group Name: Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow

Mission Statement: Helping our community one smile at a time.

Location: All over Arizona

When was the group started? And by who (do not have to answer this last part if you do not want to)?
May 2015 by Chris Burton, Chris Hartzler, Jocelyn Annamarie Gangestad, Frank Captain Gyimesi

If you are the creator of this group what inspired you to create Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow CAUSEplay in general? If you are a member of the Heroes and Villains of
Tomorrow what made you want to join this particular group or CAUSEplay?
We loved dressing up as different characters and seeing the smiles on kids faces and reactions.

Do you have a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status or other designation? If not, do you consider yourself a charity group or just a group of friend who do good? And are you looking into getting a 501(c)3 status?
We are Non Profit Costume Charity Group.

How can someone join Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow?
Go to our facebook page and send us a message or go to heroestomorrow@yahoo.com and send us an email.
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What type of costumes do you accept? Do you have a costume approval process, if so what is it? What do you look for in a costume?
We accept costumes of shapes and sizes. We accept anything from movies, tv shows, super heroes, whatever your imagination can come with.

Do you accept crossplay costumes? Gender bent costumes? Customized characters?
Yes all kinds. Only thing we ask is if we go to a certain kind of event, like a birthday party or something with a lot of kids, we ask that the costume is kid friendly. Otherwise we encourage to come up styles and costumes you want.

Do you have people willing to help with the costume making process or a resource guide to help with the process?
Everyone is the group has something to bring to group. Everyone helps everyone out. We are a big family. If someone doesn’t know the answer, we know someone that has it.
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How many people are currently in your group?
32 members as of July 28th 2015

What have you done for charities (types of events)?
We have done grand openings for kids need to need, birthday parties, fund raisers, hospital visits

Do you create your own event or make appearance when requested?
We get requested and we look for local events to attend.
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How did you build you “clientele”?
Hard work and the high quality of our costumes and our members.

Do you have particular organization(s) or cause(s) you work with regularity?
Phoenix children’s hospital, make a wish foundation, the schools, the brass armadillo antique mall

What is the most amazing thing Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow has accomplished so far?
Where do you see Heroes and Villains of Tomorrow going in the future? We are going to branch out to out of state conventions.

Do you have advice for someone interested in creating a CAUSEplay group or getting into CAUSEplay?
It takes hard work, dedication and patience.

Anything else you want to add about your group or CAUSEplay: Our welcome video done my ThermoCosplay, we also run a group called Themed rides car club

What future events do you have?
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Car Con in tuscon az, Friday, October 16, 2015 Comic and media expo in mesa az, Saturday, November 21, 2015 San Jose Fanfest san jose ca, Phx comic con fanfest dec 4th. Those are our big events as of right now
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Facebook: Heroes and villains of tomorrow

Email: heroestomorrow@yahoo.com

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