Cosplay group Iconic Legion raised money in Worthing for mental health charity on 30th July

Cosplayers from cosplay group Iconic Legions outside Retro by Ronnie in Worthing

Iconic Legion outside comic book shop in Worthing

A group of cosplayers known as Iconic Legion raised money for UK mental health charity, Mind, on Saturday 30th July. A small number of members from the group gathered outside Retro by Ronnie in full cosplay and took pictures with people from 10 AM until around 4 PM while collecting coins for Mind. People were invited to come along in their own costumes.

Members from Iconic Legion were mostly dressed as characters from Star Wars, with quite a few Stormtroopers, a Jedi, a Tie Fighter Pilot and a Mandolorian.

Outside of the Star Wars universe however, two members were dressed as Ghostbusters, one was dressed as Bane from DC and a Spider-Man and Star-Lord from Marvel were also present. Shannon from the team at Sussex Local went along to this event on Saturday dressed as the Scarlet Witch from Marvel.

Retro by Ronnie comic shop

Retro by Ronnie is a comic shop in Worthing selling classic toys and collectibles from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. It considers itself to be a museum of collectibles with a price point to suit all budgets stock items ranging from newer released items from films and comics as well as vintage collectibles and one-of-a-kind finds from £10 to £10,000.

The majority of the collectibles are from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, DC and Marvel, but they do also sell a number of merchandise from other films and series such as Aliens, Stranger Things and Back To The Future. Iconic Legion have done events for charity outside this comic store on several occasions previously.

Mind mental health charity

Mind are a UK mental health charity who provide advice and support to help anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding as well as aim for everyone experiencing a mental health problem to get support and respect.

When people experience a mental health problem, supportive information can be of huge help. Mind empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.

For information or support with mental health, visit their website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support

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