It’s that time again! Though I failed in my sacred duty to announce the Annual Gen Con Pathfinder Cosplay Contest well ahead of time, we still had a number of unbelievably strong contenders this year, and it would be a shame not to crown one of them as the winner—a title which, in addition to bragging rights, confers $50 in paizo.com store credit. So let’s get voting!
Here’s how it works: Presented below are the photographs (and names, where possible) of this year’s contestants. In the comments thread for this blog, you can pick the ONE winner who you think has the most awesome Pathfinder-related costume and shout out your vote. You have until next Thursday at noon to get in your choices, after which we’ll announce the winner.
Your options are:
Jessica as a Gray Maiden
Leslie as Seoni
Jean-Marc as a paladin of Sarenrae and Luc as a paladin of Iomedae
Eric as our Iconic Alchemist
Bonnie as our Iconic Witch (and Corey as kilted barbarian)
Nani as a Harrower
Natalie (with the metal plates), Nicole the alchemist, Amy the ranger, Megan the pregnant sorcerer, Mike the cleric.
A really tough vote for me. I'm having a hard time choosing between Jessica as Gray Maiden and Bonnie as the Witch.
I think.... I'm going to have to go with... Jessica as the Gray Maiden.
I love all the little details on the Witch costume, it looks very elaborate, but I still think the Gray Maiden gets it.
My suggestion to Bonnie the witch is to keep your costume though, it could be a contender for my vote next year. I doubt Jessica will want to wear the Gray Maiden costume next year though, I bet it was hot under that helmet.
I go for the sorceress. The witch costume has excellent detail and looks awesome, but is ultimately not very complex to compose (since many of the parts are modern clothing you can buy at hot topic...it's also part of why you see her cosplayed so much) or hard to wear. The gray maiden was also very impressive, but given that she's said she couldn't wear it for more than an hour or two means it's not really a functional costume. It might seem nit picky, but the idea behind cosplay often is to build something actually wear-able. Very pretty none the less.
The sorceress managed enthusiasm, an outfit whose major pieces could not just be picked up off the rack, involved well-done body paint and was functional to wear all day long.
There are a few really good costumes so that it is hard to chose which is the best. It comes down to two in mind & I give a shout out to Bonnie as the iconic witch, but Jessica as the Gray Maiden gets my vote. Give Bonnie a gift certificate as well if you can for all her hard work. Thanks for the great work on your costumes, the TLC you put into them really shines through!
Are there any better pics of Leslie as Seoni? Being as I've made a Seoni outfit before, I'd be interested to see what sort of design choices she made. It's very difficult to make out the details in that pic.
Right now, my votes would have to be:
#1)- Bonnie as Feiya
#2)- Jessica as the Grey Maiden
#3)- Leslie as Seoni
While I like the adventuring party, I don't recognize any of them as specifically 'Pathfinder' in nature so I can't really consider them as being 'cosplays'. While I've done this myself at cons, it seems like they simply decided to wear their ren faire costumes. That's still a valid (and expensive) form of costuming, it's just not what most folks would consider cosplay (i.e. trying to recreate an established character).