When our Northeast is branch conducted a fundraiser at the comic convention in Pensacola, There was a lot of interest generated in that area for a nonprofit charity costuming group. One cosplayer, in particular, stepped forward and said that she would like to step up and start a new branch in this part of Florida. We are happy to have Cheyenne Warren with us for this new and exciting opportunity to reach others with our mission.
How did you learn of Costumers with a Cause?
I learned of Costumers with a Cause at a booth during Pensacon 2021.
What is/was your favorite experience when in costume and why?
My favorite experience in costume is the time I was cosplaying Harley Quinn. Parents had their children meet me and take pictures with me. The kids had no idea who I was, but my cosplay meant so much to the parents that they wanted to share the experience with their children.
Do you have a favorite superhero? If yes, who and why?
Batman is probably my favorite superhero. I have always enjoyed the Batman movies and comics since I was a child, because my father liked Batman and would give me mostly Batman comics and figures.
If you could cure any disease or disability, which would you cure?
Curing only one disease is a difficult choice to make. I would probably chose mental illness, because it is one of the most misunderstood medical issues currently as it is often viewed in a negative way, which has caused many people to refrain from seeking treatment.
What hobbies do you have outside of CwC?
I enjoy DIY projects, knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, anime, video games, traveling, learning about history and culture, dancing, and making music.
The world is your oyster. You can go anywhere and do anything for as long as you’d like. Where would you go and what would you do?
I really love to travel, so I want to go to multiple countries. Europe is probably the easiest place to visit the most countries in one trip, so I would love to visit Europe and see all the sights while learning about the language, culture, history, music, and food.
Are there any causes or foundations that come close to your heart? If yes, which ones? Why?
I support foundations that raise awareness for lesser known issues. Everyone knows about big problems like cancer which helps raise more money for cancer treatment, but if someone raises money for something like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), FOP (Stoneman disease), or CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) then they are less likely to be supported as they are lesser known. While well known causes are supper important, there are many under represented causes that need support as well.
Who are your real-life heroes?
My mother is my greatest hero because she worked multiple jobs as a single mother and did her best to raise me. My mother even went back to college to get a degree while working when I was in fourth grade. Because of the multiple jobs she worked it took a long time, but she finally graduated with her Associate’s degree the same year that I did.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory is going to Colorado to visit family for Christmas and New Year’s. The best part was on New Year’s eve we went to a dinner theater and watched the “Phantom of the Opera” live.
Tell us one thing you think would surprise us.
I am currently in college working on my Bachelor’s degree in music. I am a classically trained instrumentalist and vocalist and am planning on getting my Doctorate so that I can become a college music theory professor.