This is an application to be considered for the role of cosplaying DC Comics's Shazam (Billy Batson) in Eli's Block Party Super Troupe. Our Superhero volunteers work at Superhero Day, a childhood cancer awareness event in Athens, Alabama, on the second Saturday of September.
The volunteers that make up our Super Troupe are extra special people with a heart for the cause. They not only give of their time to work at Superhero Day, but put themselves in the limelight wearing a unitard and cape!
Please, consider the following before applying:
- We would like for this volunteer to be a near look-a-like, a doppelganger, according to the recent movie version. Please, submit a recent photo. This character is also outgoing and friendly, so we would like for the volunteer portraying the character to be playful acting as well if possible.
- The volunteer must provide two character references and be agreeable to a background check.
- All volunteers must agree to a Code of Conduct in order to represent Eli's Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation (text is below).
- Costuming must be cosplay quality with a modest design. Men wearing tights as part of their costume must wear an athletic cup or complete coverage. Costumes are traditionally very hot and uncomfortable. If absolutely needed, we will supply the costume.
- Our Superheroes at Superhero Day receive celebrity-level attention from the crowd. It helps if this volunteer is outgoing and an extrovert. Kids and adults love to get a picture with each of the Superheroes, with some even asking for autographs. Kids like to play games with our Supers at the booths as well.
- This volunteer must be able to come to Athens, Alabama, on the second Saturday of September and available from 8am to 3pm. Please, do not apply if you can not make this time commitment.
- All volunteers are expected to perform the duties for which they are charged. If you have family that loves to come to Superhero Day and you look forward to spending time with them at the event. This is not for you. You will be in character and expected to equally "work the crowd," engage the guests. (An example, in the past, a kid was jealous of the attention his parent dressed as a Superhero was getting and would not leave the parent's side, so he was in everybody's picture they were trying to take of the Superhero with their own family.)