Yesterday, I discovered that a well-known cosplayer going by The Bat Cosplay had died unexpectedly in a tragic motorcycle accident. Now, while I did not personally known the man, I appreciate his work, both costuming and charity-wise. I saw through multiple posts on Facebook how much he was appreciated and how much he will be missed.
Then I found the GoFundMe for his final expenses and could only imagine how tough it has to be to plan the final respects for a loved one so unexpectedly. Even though I’m currently unable to contribute, I wanted to share that page here: Jesse’s Final Expenses. It may not be much, but hopefully others in this community will help out the family of not only a fellow cosplayer, but a hero.
Rest in Peace, The Bat Cosplay. You touched not only this amazing community, but a lot of people who needed a Dark Knight in their lives.