What is Cospace?
Cospace is inspired by the various different Maker Spaces that have popped up all over the nation. We just tweaked it to cater to Cosplayers and their needs. Anarchy Girls Cospace INC will provide the following:
We have two sewing machines and 1 Serger as well as a large cutting table. We also have either a commercial machine and PFAFF available upon request, that can handle thicker materials like leather.
This space is stocked with basic supplies and tools such as cutting boards, scissors, rotary cutters, some threads, pins, stitch rippers and so forth.
The sewing room will always have someone knowledgeable on hand to assist with the machines and any questions you may have about your project.
The crafting space has four large tables for sculpting, molding, casting, foam and Worbla type work, painting and so forth.
Tools you will find in the craft space are heat guns, sculpting tools, molding tools, Dremels, soldering irons, sanders and other power tools for creating your projects.
We have some supplies for these types of projects that are available for purchase and some that are free to use for our members. We are also conveniently located next to FX Supply where you can place an online order for local pickup and we can grab it for you so you don’t have to worry about getting there before the store closes.
This space will also always have a staff member on hand to assist you with whatever you may need.
3D Printing Office
We have a 3D printer and hope to have more as we go, the printer will have a small additional cost to cover the material and you will have to work with a staff member to make sure your print gets done, most prints take 8+ hours so a staff member needs to know that something is printing so they can keep an eye on it, otherwise material is wasted and you may have to start over.
We have a basic computer and color laser printer on hand, these will be used for researching and printing reference materials, creating files for 3D prints and so forth. We are hoping to get an Adobe Creative Suite donated as well for people to use. There will also be a Pepakura program installed on the stations.
We have a small classroom that can accommodate 10-15 people and is where we will hold classes. This room is also available to rent.
We have some supplies for sale such as fabric, leather and other materials, however supplies are limited to what we get donated, they will be sold for an affordable price and the proceeds will go back into Cospace. Members receive 50% off of the Cospace store.
Bulk Buying Power
Once a month we will place orders for supplies such as Worbla and molding/casting supplies this will allow us to get cheaper rates that come with bulk orders.
Cospace offers a small photography studio setup with lights, backdrops and props that you can use to take pictures of your cosplays, we will also offer this to be rented out as part of the Photographers membership package to both professional and amateur photographers for use.
Meeting Space/Break Space
Our space is equipped with a small theater like room, we have comfortable seating, set up with a coffee maker and fridge, TV and a game system. This space will serve as a break room for when you just need to walk away from your project for a moment. It will also be offered to other non-profit groups to use as a board meeting space. We hope to upgrade this area with a projector and multiple games systems in the future.
We are holding regular workshops/classes/demos/lectures on a variety of subjects covering all aspects of costume and prop making. We will also do classes on the business aspects of cosplay.
Future Space Upgrades
Large format printer: We would like to get a large format printer that will print on Vinyl so you can create your own banners and stickers.
Vacuum form machine: Machines to vacuum form parts for costumes.
Laser Cutter/Etcher: Machine to laser cute/engrave/etch props and costume pieces.
Due to the nature of Cospace and insurance/liability reasons you must be 18 to become a member. No one under 18 will be allowed in the building. We realize that this limits some of you and we really wish we could have everyone come in and play but our insurance said no.
Cospace is a place people can come and work on their cosplay/costume projects where you can access tools and expertise in completing that project.
Anarchy Girls Cospace INC is a 501c3 Non-profit corporation, this means all the money that is made/donated to Cospace goes back into the business. None of the officers or board members take any money out for themselves. Our financial records will be posted on our site regularly so you will see where you money is going each month
You must be 18 years old to become a member, we will allow those 16 and 17 with a parent/guardian release, if you are under 18 you parent/guardian will need to come in with you the first time to fill out paperwork.
The way all memberships will work is once you are registered and have paid your dues you will have access to the members only page. Tables/machinery/tools will have a schedule with 1 hour blocks that you can reserve each day. Once logged in you simply click the machine and times you want and it will be held for you. This will also apply to classes, photo studio time and meeting room time. Once your time slot is over please clean up and remove your work from the area so the next person scheduled can use it. If you sign up for a time and are unable to make it and do not cancel that slot within 24 hours you will be charged a $5.00 penalty for each slot. As a member you are always welcome to drop in however you will only be guaranteed the table/machine if you signed up for it.
Classes/Workshops/Demos/3D Printers will sometimes have additional costs outside of normal membership dues, this will cover the cost of supplies or guest instructors and will always be listed ahead of time. There will be many demos that will have no cost and of course onsite help is free.
Members will be given a two week head start to sign up for classes that are offered and a discounted rate, if the class isn’t full at the end of the two week registration period it will be opened up to the public at a standard rate.
Due to the nature of Cospace only members who have paid their dues and signed the appropriate forms may enter Cospace, no guests will be allowed.
Prices are subject to change without notice, if you have prepaid for the 3 or 6 month options you are locked in at that price for the time period you prepay for. However if prices increase you will have to pay the increased fee at the end of your prepaid term for the next term.
The types of memberships are as follows:
Standard Membership- $40.00 per month, can be paid monthly, recurring or you can pay for 3 or 6 months in advance. A 3 month plan would be $108 saving 10% and a 6 month would be $180 a savings of 25%. We are currently offering a presale special of $25.00 per month if you sign up before we open our doors or within the first 30 days of opening, you can choose to purchase the 3 or 6 month option at the $25.00 intro rate as well however no additional discounts will apply.
Our standard membership will include the use of the entire facility. You will be able to utilize the tools/expertise and available materials at your leisure during operating hours. The photo studio will have limitations on this membership, you can only use it to take quick photos of your own cosplays, this means no professional or extensive photo shoots, you should be in and out of the studio within 30 mins. Anyone using the photography studio must be a member of Anarchy Girls Cospace INC.
Photographers Membership- $60.00 per month, can be paid monthly, recurring or you can pay for 3 or 6 months at a time. A 3 month plan would be $162.00 which includes a 10% discount, a 6 month plan would be $288.00 which includes a 25% discount, this includes everything in the standard membership plus 4 hours of photography studio time where you can do professional shoots and bring in subjects that are not members. If you need additional studio time we will sell that in blocks based on if the studio is booked or busy. You will be responsible for any damage or issues your guests may cause while in the studio and they will not be allowed in any other area of Cospace. We are currently offering a presale special of $40.00 per month if you sign up before we open our doors or within the first 30 days of opening, you can choose to purchase the 3 or 6 month option at the $40.00 intro rate as well however no additional discounts will apply.
Charity Groups- Our charity groups membership is free, it only includes the meeting space. You will need to sign in and reserve you time for the meeting space and are limited to 2 hours per month for your group. This is to give other cosplay charities a space to hold board meetings.
Volunteer Membership- If you have a skill set and are willing to take shifts as Cospace in one of the spaces or can teach a workshop/demo/class we will be offering a discounted membership.
Scholarship- If you cannot afford the monthly fee we still want you to be able to participate, we will offer scholarships in trade for work around the shop, these are still being discussed but you would be required to work so many hours at the shop then you would get a month after the required hours are put in to use the facilities as a standard member. These will be decided each month and discussed by the board. We may not be able to offer them to everyone who applies and for that we apologize. We will also be looking to add pay if forward memberships that our members can pay for an additional membership to be gifted.
Our Grand Opening is Saturday August 6th 2016 from Noon-8PM.
Anarchy Girls Cospace Inc is a close-knit group of both experienced and novice cosplayers and cosplay enthusiasts dedicated to providing education, support, and space for other artists of all skill levels interested in creating costumes, props, and other
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