On Thursday, March 11, Project CBRunway, CBR's contest focusing on costume and character design, returns with an all new season! The competition will pit artists against one another in weekly design challenges on the Artist & Writer Showcase. Designers will have only five days in which to complete and post their designs. During the following two days CBR posters will decide which designers advance to the next round until, after twelve weeks, only three remain and face off once again at CBR Fashion Week.
The winning designer will walk away with an exciting prize pack, inluding his or her choice of one of:
- Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Hardcover)
- Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed (Paperback)
- The Little Black Book of Style (Hardcover)
- Drawing the Living Figure (Paperback)
- The Figure in Motion (Paperback)
- Captain America: Winter Soldier, Book One (Paperback)
- Models Inc. (Paperback)
And his or her choice of one of:
- Figure Drawing for Fashion Design (Paperback)
- Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery: Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure (Paperback)
- Anatomy for the Artist (Hardcover)
- Project Runway: Season Six (DVD)
- Captain America: Road to Reborn (Hardcover)
- Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural (Paperback)
- Participants may sign up by submitting the required entries (as described in the Project CBRunway 5: The Audition thread) before Midnight PST on March 9. Please only sign up if you are committed to submitting a weekly entry for the full term of the competition (through June 8).
- Challenge threads will be posted every Thursday.
- Challenges will consist of designing or re-designing comic book costumes and characters. Challenges will have either general or very specific requirements as to what the participant is expected to design.
- Participants have only five days, through Monday at Midnight PST, to Private Message (PM) me their entries for that week’s Challenge. Be sure to select “Request a read receipt for this message” in the Additional Options section before sending. Failure to complete a challenge will result in immediate elimination from Project CBRunway. There will be no extensions or exceptions.
- Voting threads including posts of that week’s submissions will be posted on Tuesday morning and will remain open for 48 hours.
- Posters will vote for the entry they feel best completes the challenge. Voting should not be based solely on art ability. Ultimately, however, voting is completely subjective. Participants may vote for themselves.
- The final three contestants will have 12 days, instead of 5, to prepare their entries for CBR Fashion Week.
- In the final challenge voters will vote (based on both CBR Fashion Week and performances throughout Project CBRunway for the designer they feel should win.
- A ban, for any reason, from the Artist & Writer Showcase or CBR will result in immediate elimination from Project CBRunway.
- Eliminated contestants should participate in the Play Along at Home thread for the challenge immediately following their elimination. If a contestant fails to submit an entry, the most recently eliminated contestant will still be re-entered and included in the voting.
- Artwork may be done in any medium but must be in color.
- Artwork may be no larger than 550-pixels wide and 800-pixels long. For challenges requiring multiple characters, each character should be submitted separately.
- Entries must be inserted into your PM, using such services as Photobucket.com or imageShack.com. If you are unable to use such a service you may e-mail your entry and we will host the image for you for the duration of the competition.
- All submissions should include a three-sentence description of the costume explaining, to the best of your ability, material, functionality, design inspiration, etc.
- Write-ups for each piece are to be no longer than three-sentences.
Remember, sign-up and complete your audition by March 10 and feel free to post any questions or comments!
Non-contestants may Play Along at Home.
See you on the runway!