Recently, we had a client email us a drawing of a superhero costume he wanted us to create. We were immediately intrigued and excited by his character but had no idea of the importance of this project.
Curtis Mozie is a former police officer living in Washington, DC who has dedicated his life to ending gun violence on the streets of DC. Over twenty years ago, he began his mission and created the Tale of the Tape Foundation. He produces documentaries charting the lives and deaths of friends and gang members alike. He has become a mentor for at risk youths by opening his house, the "Safe House", to anyone who needs help or guidance. With the publishing of his book "Beyond the Yellow Tape: Life & Death on the Streets of DC" last summer, his influence has expanded. (You can find his book on Amazon here.) He was invited to hold a book release event at the Kennedy Recreation Center and this is where our costume comes in. After City Council members, the Assistant DC Police Chief, and many others spoke highly of Mozie's efforts, C-Webb was introduced. Mozie's idea behind C-Webb is that he can become an icon, a superhero of sorts, for the cessation of gun violence.
Like everything we make, C-Webb started as a pile of fabric. But after some hard work, we had a unitard, a cape, boot covers, thigh covers, a belt with pockets, and logos!
THE BIG REVEAL!!
Curtis, we loved working with you and we are ready to see you and C-Webb change the world!
If you want more information on Curtis Mozie and his mission, visit his Facebook page, Twitter page, and watch his book Trailer.