It's about time that ninjas did something for charity, and that's why the Cobra 1st Legion was formed. The group is full of G.I. Joe cosplayers who dress up, visit cool locations around the SF Bay Area, and raise money for tons of worthy charities. Check out some pictures from their amazing photoshoots, below.

According to their website:

The Cobra 1st Legion is a G.I. Joe themed Cosplay / Charity Organization. We attend comic book conventions dressed as characters from the G.I. Joe comic book with self-made costumes. We do charity projects like Toy Drives for the Children's Hospital of Oakland, sending books to troops with Operation Paperback, food drives for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and more. For our members we have organized photo-shoots at amazing, historic sites such as the U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier, the U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine and infamous Alcatraz Prison among other locations.

This is done out of love of the toy/movie/cartoon/comic book series and in respect to the works of Mr. Hama. It is done for the adventure it isn't a job.

Most of our charity projects are open to the public. If you think this looks like fun and you think you have what it takes to put together a costume and join in on the party, contact us and Join The LEGION!

They look like they are having a lot of fun. Plus, they got to explore aircraft carriers, submarines, and Alcatraz! While dressed as ninjas. I'm trying to figure out what could be more awesome than that, and I'm coming up blank.


Click any image below to enlarge. See a ton more incredible GI Joe cosplay on the Cobra 1st Legion site.