We’re back from Gen Con, and in addition to the usual scramble to meet deadlines and recovery from horrifying illnesses contracted by shaking hands with approximately ten bajillion people, that means it’s time for everyone to vote on the contestants in the Third Annual Gen Con Pathfinder Cosplay Contest!
We had an extraordinary number of contestants this year, and all of them did bang-up jobs! Yet only one can be the official winner of the grand prize (both a pile of Paizo store credit and bragging rights), which is where you come in. At the bottom of this blog, you’ll see a link for comments. Sound off and place your vote for the best costume in that thread. You have until the end of the weekend to make your selection. On Monday morning, we’ll tally all the votes, and announce the official winner in a blog post next week.
Ready? Here are this year’s fine contestants, in no particular order:
Lora as Feiya, the iconic witch.
Jason as Damiel, the iconic alchemist.
2009 contest champion Kelly as Harsk, the iconic ranger. (Maybe he’s a little tall for a dwarf, but how can you say no to a hand-made crossbow and his adorable animal companion, Biter?)
Blake as Nethys.
David as a paladin of Iomedae.
Corienne as a Tien monk.
2008 contest champion Tiffany as the Harrower from the campaign setting hardcover. (You can’t see her wayfinder here, but it came with its own ioun stone!)
Noel as Trifaccia from Pathfinder Adventure Path #12. Look out, he's got a whip!
Honorable Mention: Jodi as Amiri, the iconic barbarian, who despite her amazing costume has removed herself from the running, on account of already being Sean Reynolds' girlfriend (and isn't that prize enough?).
I can't vote but I wanted to give Tiffany props for getting this whole crazy ball rolling. I'm never going to forget her coming up to James and me at Gen Con in 2008 and being like "Hi! I'm a cleric of Desna" and our jaws hitting the floor. That was the best! And I can't believe how this has taken off! Thanks to everyone who came in costume, they all look fabulous.
Now who's for the multi-man Rovagug costume next year!?
(If you want to take this as a challenge - which you totally should - I promise some great reward!)
If I'm allowed to vote, and allowed to vote for a costume I created... I really think I would vote for Blake as Nethys...not only because I did the costume but that's just such a badass outfit. He looks fierce in person wearing that thing! I heard people ooo-ing and awe-ing about him when we were walking through the halls!
If I'm not allowed to vote for Blake then my vote would go out to Tiffany as the Harrower! The reason I like Tiffany's costume so well is because look how exact it is! Sometimes, it is the more simple costumes that are the most difficult to create! She looks the part!
Good grief, can't I just vote for them all?!
And Sutter, you're totally right--Sean is a nice prize! **Censored** ;o)