My name is Chris and I have been a long time costumer. My signature character is Spider-man as I feel as though I embody him the most. As much as I like the experience of cons, I'd like to venture away from that and truly try and make people happier. I had a job for years appearing as "Sonic the Hedgehog" for Sega and truly enjoyed the excitement it brought to people.
I proposed the idea of visiting Children's hospitals to my girlfriend (who's attending college to be a grade school teacher) and she was very enthusiastic about it and wanted to help. I figured having Spider-man appear for pictures, autographs, and pass out small Spidey gifts, and hand kids "honorary superhero" cards. I obviously will provide everything needed and want nothing in return. I just want to use my fandom created costume for something good and to inspire others.
I came here because as a long time lurker I know some of you do hospital visits. I know close to NOTHING on how to go about actually organizing one.
How do I build some kind of credibility for this? Am I violating any kind of character copyright? Can someone share with me there experience on going about this?
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.