Mashups can be found everywhere right now from music to visual art. Students see mashups on pinterest, tumblr, youtube, and tv shows. They are a popular form of fan art because the artist can take a well known character and mix it with another, basically inserting their favorites from two separate worlds and creating a space where they exist together. The “new” character can take on the characteristics of another with small changes in appearance such as costume, body build, or hairstyle.
Some fan art takes characters from movies or shows and draws it in the style of another artist:
Mashups are a cool and creative way to honor your favorite character or artist without copying copy written characters. Take a look at these student created mashups: