It was my privilege and honor to have been asked to participate in the Lollipop Foundation’s second annual “Superhero Walk”, celebrating exceptional kids who endure and battle great health related adversity every day.
As a costume designer I was tasked to create a superhero costume for the Hero assigned to me. I was happy when I met Alyssa whose superpower is confidence and poise. Alyssa is a wonderful young lady who sustained severe burns to 40% of her body in 2006, She has undergone many surgeries and emerged as a dedicated student and Patient ambassador and truly deserves to be celebrated for her strength of character.
Alyssa and I met in Los Angeles and discussed her preferences related to color and overall theme and style of her costume.
That being said, I immediately began the design process and “Captain Confidence” was born. The costume was a hit and Alyssa’s reaction, when she wore it for the first time, was a profound moment for me. Truly a wonderful event!
Costume designer Arefeh Mansouri