Travis Hysell is the passionate founder of The Legacy Initiative of Utah, a group that has had many large projects and has drawn attention at a local and national level. Their homeless outreach program has drawn much attention and has been widely praised in our community. Travis is an avid member of their Causeplay Team. This team serves children living with life-threatening illness and/or poverty, those with developmental disabilities, the elderly, community events, and other non-profits. Travis’ wish is to break down apathy and engage local community members who want to make a difference but feel unable to help.
By empowering and supporting their volunteer group, they have grown from a nine-member organization to over 400 individuals, and in 6 years, managed to serve over 60,000 meals to those experiencing homelessness.
Travis’ background of youth poverty and short time of homelessness instilled the values of compassion and sharing in him from a young age. He holds the belief that “even when we have little, it is still important that we help those who have less.”
Before he even knew he was doing it, Robbie Damewood has been cosplaying. His first time of cosplaying was as a kid when he dressed up as Peter Pan and assumed the identity of the flying boy from Neverland. During junior high and high school he was highly involved in theater, which helped him improve his costuming abilities and possibilities. Today he is most well known for his charity work with the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion as Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker. He also uses his cosplaying abilities to help various cub scout packs with their Blue and Gold Banquets every year.
He has used everything from his Tom Riddle Prefect for a Harry Potter themed banquet to his Will Turner for a pirate-themed banquet. He is always eager to help out those in the cosplay community with their respective costumes or to dress up and brighten the day of someone who needs it. He loves to cosplay and loves to help others out while doing so.
I started officially cosplaying 3 years ago at the first FanX, but I’ve been involved in theater, dance, and costuming since I was about 3 years old. I’m very active in the charity cosplay community, and now in my second year of being Vice President of Heroic. I really enjoy being able to give back to the community, and being a part of the FanX family
Eric Allen Hall
Eric Allan Hall has been cosplaying since 1993. He has about 160 costumes, including the ones he‘s most known for like Mr. Data, Superman, a Borg, Remus Lupin, Nightcrawler, the Joker, Red Skull, Green Goblin, Guy Gardner, Mr. Incredible, and others. He and his cosplays have been featured in documentaries such as “Trek Nation” and “William Shatner’s Get A Life”.
Eric was a founding member of HEROIC, a cosplay group that focuses on serving the community by portraying characters at no cost to charities and community functions. He has served three terms as Public Relations Officer.
When not in costume, Eric is a corporate trainer and a dad to his four kids– you can spot him around town in his minivan decorated like a Starfleet Shuttlecraft.