CALLING ALL COSPLAYERS & COSTUMERS: Help Fight COVID-19
CALLING ALL COSPLAYERS & COSTUMERS EVERYWHERE
As you know, there is a shortage of safety equipment at hospitals everywhere, mainly N95 Masks, that help keep safe the patients and the TRUE HEROES of this current COVID-19 crisis: the Nurses, Doctors, and every Healthcare Professional on the front lines fighting the Pandemic, including the First Responders, Police, Fire Fighters, and Paramedics. They are putting their own health at risk while unable to get the safety equipment needed to keep themselves and the patients safe.
HERE'S HOW COSPLAYERS & COSTUMERS CAN HELP:
I am sure you are all looking at some creative way to spend your time while you are in your homes on self quarantine. You can put your Cosplay and Costuming skills to use and sew together Mask Covers that the Healthcare Professionals can use to cover their N95 Masks, allowing them to reuse the masks by washing the cloth protective covers. This will surely help stretch the very limited supply of N95 Masks. They need these Mask Covers to SAVE LIVES! Let’s keep our loved ones, these TRUE HEROES safe!
Here is an article show the need for these masks: https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-hospital-looks-for-seamstresses-who-can-sew-cloth-masks-to-help-combat-shortage/31785165#
And here is a page showing step-by-step instructions and patterns on how to make these masks per the hospitals needs: https://buttoncounter.com/2018/01/14/facemask-a-picture-tutorial/
If you can, please sew together as many of these Mask Covers as you can and contact your local hospital to donate them. And again, please donate any N95 Masks, Nitrile and Vinyl Gloves, Face Shields, and other safety equipment you may have in your stock at your studio. For any questions or help donating, please contact me directly by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info on how you can help.
CALL TO ACTION!
We all have loved ones on the front lines selflessly working to save lives. Artists, this is your chance to make a difference, aid those who need it most, and do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19! PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION & CALL TO ACTION IMAGE TO YOUR FELLOW COSPLAY CREATIVES and MAKE AND DONATEWHAT YOU CAN!
PLEASE USE YOUR SKILLS TO SEW MASK COVERS
AND DONATE YOUR STOCK OF SAFTEY EQUIPMENT NOW!
Thank you to everyone who has responded to my previous email and posts, and to all those who have spread the word to other creatives and who have already donated their stock of safety equipment from their studios. You are helping to safe lives!
I hope that you all stay healthy and keep your families safe during this time of international crisis. Stay inside. Practice social distancing. Don't hoard things you don't need. And any additional stock of safety equipment you have in your studios, please donate for the greater good of all of us!
Wishing you all the best,
~ J. Anthony Kosar
Owner / Lead Artist