Jun 04 2016
Call For Entries: MAKE IT SO | Fan Art + Cosplay Event presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Call For Entries: MAKE IT SO | Fan Art + Cosplay E...

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Fan art or fanart are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (generally visual media such as comics, movies, television shows, or video games) and derived from a character or other aspect of that work. As fan labor, fan art refers to artworks that are neither created nor (normally) commissioned or endorsed by the creators of the work from which the fan art derives.

Fan art can take many forms. In addition to traditional paintings and drawings, fan artists may also create web banners, avatars, or web-based animations, as well as photo collages, posters, and artistic representations of quotes from a work. The broad availability of digital image processing and the Internet has greatly increased the scope and potential reach of fan art.

Pieces created should be fan art from movies, books, television shows, video games, and other popular culture. All media will be accepted.

Cosplay, a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.

Make It So will be more than just an art show. For opening night we encourage any and all cosplay artists to attend in costume to add an additional dynamic to the experience of fan art, and the evening will include a People’s Choice award for Best Costume.

Admission Info

$10 per piece up to 3 pieces

Email: media@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Dates & Times

2016/06/04 - 2016/06/04

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903