Gen Con Costume Contest Voting!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gen Con has come and gone, and with it the chance to enter the annual Gen Con Pathfinder Cosplay Contest! There were a number of fine entrants this year, so take a look at the photos below and then vote for who YOU think should win $50 in paizo.com store credit!

The clock's ticking, and voting will officially close as of 11pm next Tuesday. Cast your vote now!


Rita as the Master Spy Prestige Class.

Zach as Ezren.

Audrey and Emery as alchemist and rogue gnome sisters from their Jade Regent game. Check out the awesome starknife!

The three adventurers: Amy as a half-orc bard/Pathfinder Chronicler, Nicole as a human alchemist, and Natalie as a human paladin.

Vote now!

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Rita as the master spy.

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Alright, so, since everyone else pimped themselves out I guess I will too! I probably would have anyway but since I'm the last to do so now I don't even have to feel guilty about it. I'm that Master Spy, there, and since we're calling attention to detail and effort in the costumes let me throw this out there. That mask is hand-painted, the feathers that aren't white are hand-dyed (the emu feathers framing the bottom were hand-gathered). I sewed the entire thing, from no pattern. I even made the gold buttons on the cincher-vest thing (that purple bit over the green dress) myself. You might not be able to tell from this picture, but the bottom of the dress has layers of lace just like the iconic Master Spy. The arm band and the earrings were also made by me, I even painted the beads. Also I had elf ears? I think that pretty much concludes my pimping myself out. But yeah. This costume was a LOT of work. And I'm sorry I didn't smile, but it didn't seem like the Master Spy thing to do.


Master Spy FTW

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One more for the Master Spy.

Silver Crusade

Gnome sisters!

Though everyone is cool. And it's awesome to finally see a half-orc showing up. :D

Dark Archive

Wow they are all so great! They have all really poured time and creativity into their outfits and style. Zach should have snagged a white long hair wig to ace it 100%. :) I'm going to have a struggle with the vote, but really wanted to shout out to all the candidates for their hard work and talent. You all rule!


So I was a little slow. I thought the thread comments were the votes. I did not catch the fact that the "Vote Now" button leads you to a poll system.

Just FYI for anyone else that had a long day and took a while to figure out the instructions. ;)


Hello, all!
I'm the paladin from the trio of adventurers, and I'd like to thank everyone for their vote first and foremost. We thoroughly enjoy dressing up every year, and coming out to support one of our favorite (if not most favorite) game.

I just wanted to say a little bit about each of the costumes since a lot of time and effort went into each one. We have been working on our outfits off and on since just after Gen Con last year. Already we are plotting for next year.

The Alchemist: the shirt, pants, boots and two belts were the only items purchased and not modified. The vest is made of suede leather and was hand sewn. The bandolier and backpack was hand made from scratch without patterns of any kind. The bracers were created last year. All of the small bottles we filled ourselves, and the larger ones Nicole hand painted. All of the scrolls were hand dyed, and there was over 40 of them, most given out to Con goers as souvenirs. There were also a few small necklaces with bottles, but the scrolls were more popular. The scrolls had actual spells from the game typed onto them, written in a form of draconic text.

The Half Orc Bard: The wands were created by Amy and myself, both of us following the actual game rules for crafting wands in the fact that we made sure the level of spell was allowed as a wand. The wand holders and scroll holders were made by myself. Amy made that hat herself. The rest of the items were purchased.

The Paladin: I created my tabbard with the help of my mother. The holy symbol of Iomedae is hand stitched on. I painted the insignia on the shield myself, and yes it all has different meanings. The 3-piece breastplate and 3-piece backplate (worn last year) was created by myself and my father who is a blacksmith. The rest of my armor was purchased (due to time limitations and such). Most of it might have been bought, but it was still @ 60 pounds of metal.

Also, all of the shoulder creatures were made by Nicole (dragon, phoenix, wolf creature). Yes, she takes commissions.


I vote for the The Three Adventurers, especially like the half-orc :)


I did some moding here and there too, I just wish I had a picture of all my gear I was haling around everything with me that be on a sheet. I also had a set of tiny tusks. I home sore and gave some thought to how adventures do it all the time.

Silver Crusade

AMY MERIDETH 733 wrote:
I did some moding here and there too, I just wish I had a picture of all my gear I was haling around everything with me that be on a sheet. I also had a set of tiny tusks. I home sore and gave some thought to how adventures do it all the time.

Did you use airbrush/water-based paint to get the green or another method?

Maybe planning ahead for 2013 :)

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Everyone had a great costume. I had to go with the Adventuring Party. The Half-Orc sung to me. I blame Journey Quest and Dan the Bard.


Rita as the Master Spy


Mikaze wrote:
AMY MERIDETH 733 wrote:
I did some moding here and there too, I just wish I had a picture of all my gear I was haling around everything with me that be on a sheet. I also had a set of tiny tusks. I home sore and gave some thought to how adventures do it all the time.

Did you use airbrush/water-based paint to get the green or another method?

Maybe planning ahead for 2013 :)

my good friend (who often works for True dungeon) did it for me. It was a mix of green blood and cream base off white make up. It came out really well and just turned my complexion to a green one. It took an hour to stick on was dry in about 10 mins and would not come off with out vigorous scrubbing with make up remover. Which was nicer than it sounded because It didn't come off with sweat or on my costume. All in the name of presenting a non barbarian half-orc and totally worth it.


The adventuring party all the way. Each of their individual costumes is almost or just as good as the other entries, -and- they came as a group.

Grand Lodge

Zach as Ezren. I usually always vote for the ladies in this kind of thing. But that is a well done costume.

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Zach as Ezren

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