Help Me Visit Sick Kids as Real Life Super Heroes

A campaign to bring authentic super heroes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
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James Weeks
Community
San Francisco, California
United States
1 Team Member
Money raised after the funds for the costumes will go to trinkets and gifts to give the kids to remember their visit! 


Please help share the link to the project. If you have any questions, please ask here or contact me at weeks@outlook.com

My name is James Weeks. I am a huge geek, bit of a cosplayer, and a father of two.  Every year I dress up as Captain America for the kids in our area when I take the kids trick or treating. As I saw the reactions of the kids and realized what kind of impact this had, it occurred to me that there was a way that I could really be a super hero.


I am raising funds for professional costumes which I can then wear when visiting children with cancer and other various life-threatening diseases in hospitals in and around northern California. I will be visiting with the children and reading them stories, amongst other activities.

I can't stress enough how much of a difference this would make. Any glimmer of hope is a shining beacon for these children. 

I've done my best to come up with great rewards which will still allow me to pull enough together for the costumes. I hope you like them. I will even be offering appearances for birthday parties and events for some perks.

Photos and videos of the visits will be posted on my website and can be accessed by donors.

I tried to come up with the best possible rewards that would allow for a great keepsake and reminder of your contribution, as well as items that would still allow us to raise funds. I hope you like them. I've even thrown in some special appearances for birthdays/events on the rewards to the right.



For every stretch goal hit, I will be adding another costume to the mix. My hope is that in the long run, kids might be able to make requests on who they would like to meet. This also gives me the ability to change things up and not rinse and repeat with the same character every time.

All costumes are Hollywood-grade replicas are ready for purchase, made to exact measurements, and made to the finest detail. 

An Officially Licensed Movie Replica meticulously designed as a screen-accurate leather suit.

Every feature as seen on film in Captain America: The First Avenger has been replicated in form-molded leather from the classic color-scheme to the aluminum accent emblems on the back, arms and forever iconic silver star emblazoned on our hero’s chest. Perfectly crafted gloves, boots, functional belt and detailed rigging complete this iconic battle-uniform that captures the retro 1940s Captian America: The First Avenger design.

In BATMAN BEGINS™ we’re introduced to the stunning ‘Pre Suit’ described as the Nomex Survival Suit for advanced infantry. 
Designed by Wayne Enterprises™and subsequently ‘borrowed’ by Bruce Wayne™, this visually striking Pre-Suit would then be transformed into the BATMAN BEGINS™ suit later seen all throughout the film. 

Special Features Include:
Kevlar inserts, tear resistant mesh, impact absorbing gel pack details and adjustable sections - setting a new standard in leather garment manufacturing. Designed with removable CE Body Armor, these leathers can also be worn as everyday wearable outerwear.

With its metallic leather finish, make no mistake...this is not a costume.

Each rounded segment, every chiseled and beveled edge perfectly replicates the look of the on-screen armor...while being fully functional. This one is sure to be a hit with the kids!

(with helmet and effects)

When the kids want to see Iron Man, they want to see the real thing, not someone in a nylon suit. This is a fully functional set of Iron Man armor complete with working lights in chest and hands.

Jack Sparrow is a fictional character and the lead protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series created by screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, portrayed by Johnny Depp.

Created by Yordeem, it doesn't get much better or more authentic than this.

The more we raise, the more than can go to additional costumes and gifts for the kids!  You never know who a child might request.

$440USD
raised by 10 people in 1 month
18% funded
0 time left
$2,500 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $2,500USD funding goal by the deadline.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on November 29, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Thank You, Citizen!

    You are a valued citizen, and an amazing person. You will know that you helped bring light to those less fortunate.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    Your Name in Lights

    You are something special, and for that you will receive a special thanks on my Facebook page and Twitter account.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Clearance

    Private access to my website in which you can see photos from the trips to visit children at various hospitals and institutions.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $40USD
    Clankity Clank

    An Iron Man, Iron Patriot, or War Machine (your choice) Wacky Wobbler Bobble-Head Figure

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Secret Communique

    A personalized and professional video to your child or whomever you choose with me dressed as Captain America. I will say whatever you like, within reason, and if it doesn't compromise the integrity of the Captain. If stretch goals are reached, you may choose another character from costumes purchased.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    Hulk Smash

    A Sculptured Incredible Hulk Coffee Mug that will remind you of how you helped every time you see it.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    Iron Man

    A Sculptured Iron Man Coffee Mug that will remind you of how you helped every time you see it.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    Breakfast of Champions

    A Sculptured Captain America Coffee Mug that will remind you of how you helped every time you see it.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Star Spangled T-Shirt

    A kick *#*% tie dyed Captain America T-Shirt. Please make sure to specify size.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $150USD
    T-Shirt and Bust

    A Captain America Bust and Paperweight AND Tie Dyed T-shirt.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $200USD
    SF / East Bay CA Visit

    A personal visit from myself to your child's birthday party or other event (inside the SF East Bay area) as Captain America. You may also choose one of the other characters if the stretch goals are met. This may be used at any time during the next year (for example the child's birthday).

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $800USD
    California Visit

    A personal visit from myself to your child's birthday party or other event (inside California) as Captain America. You may also choose one of the other characters if the stretch goals are met. This may be used at any time during the next year (for example the child's birthday).

    0 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,250USD
    Thor Bust Auto By Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth Autographed Thor Bust. Autographed by Thor himself!

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Outside California Visit

    A personal visit from myself to your child's birthday party or other event (outside California) as Captain America. You may also choose one of the other characters if the stretch goals are met. This may be used at any time during the next year (for example the child's birthday). This perk is for US residents in the continental US only. Sorry, Cap' can't make it to Hawaii or Alaska.

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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