Another Year, Another Costume Contest!

Monday, July 13, 2015

We've made our Perception checks, and we see Gen Con sneaking up to us in just a few short weeks, and that means our 8th annual Gen Con cosplay contest is nearly upon us! Time to show off your Craft skills!

Every contest needs rules (or so our Friendly NPC with ranks in Profession [lawyer] tells us), and the rules this year are much the same as in previous years. In order to qualify for some super-sweet prizes, your costume has to be sourced and identifiable as from Pathfinder or the world of Golarion. Dressing up as an iconic? Sweet! Dare to be Squealy Nord? Fantastic—I hope there are no goblins around and you don't get pulled into a We Be Goblins! LARP!


Previous winners from 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010!

Swing by the Paizo booth and seek me out (don't worry, my Stealth isn't that great), and we'll take a picture of you in your cosplay and share it on the Paizo blog! After Gen Con, we'll collect all of our photos and put them to the test by opening up voting to our fans, where they will select a first place winner and two runner-ups! The first place winner will receive $75 in store credit, and two runner ups will receive $50, which they can use on such new goodies like Occult Adventures and Hell Unleashed, or save up for upcoming releases like "In Hell's Bright Shadow" and Bestiary 5!

See you in Indianapolis!

Liz Courts
Community Manager

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Paizo Employee Developer

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As a creator and developer, I have to say that few things at GenCon (or PaizoCon or any con) make me happier than seeing people bringing our characters out of the pages and into the real world, so, yes, please come by and show off your creations!


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Yay! My favourite time of the year. I can't wait to see the pictures.


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I challenge someone to come dressed as an aeon.


Good times :)

Contributor

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As an artist and designer, I really like seeing real - life interpretations of my character designs. I'm very often in awe of the time, effort and attention to detail that goes into these creations.

This year I'm happy to be exhibiting at the Paizo booth at GenCon. I look forward to seeing my characters brought to life.

Accountant

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This is going to be my first GenCon and I'm really excited for the cosplay! You guys always do such a great job.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Ashley Kaprielian wrote:
This is going to be my first GenCon and I'm really excited for the cosplay! You guys always do such a great job.

What character are you cosplaying as?

Contributor

For those of you who are interested, I just updated my Cosplay album on Facebook. It's full of Pathfinder Iconic character cosplay. There's a lot of talented costume makers out there. I look forward to updating it after GenCon.

Community Manager

Vic Wertz wrote:
Ashley Kaprielian wrote:
This is going to be my first GenCon and I'm really excited for the cosplay! You guys always do such a great job.
What character are you cosplaying as?

Wait—can Paizo employees do cosplay at the GenCon booth?! O.O

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I think most of the Paizo fans would encourage it, Liz. :D


Is there a costume for "Guardian of the Message Boards?"

Or is Chris already coming in that costume?

Paizo Employee Designer

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Terquem wrote:

Is there a costume for "Guardian of the Message Boards?"

Or is Chris already coming in that costume?

Chris is going to be cosplaying as a strange biological human.

Community & Digital Content Director

Terquem wrote:

Is there a costume for "Guardian of the Message Boards?"

Or is Chris already coming in that costume?

I'll be staying behind to hold down the fort at the office. Though, that doesn't negate the possibility of a costume day here...


Liz Courts wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Ashley Kaprielian wrote:
This is going to be my first GenCon and I'm really excited for the cosplay! You guys always do such a great job.
What character are you cosplaying as?
Wait—can Paizo employees do cosplay at the GenCon booth?! O.O

This sounds like a lead-in to another "overheard at Paizo" quote...

"I was cosplaying as Reiko, it's not MY fault that no one could see me at the GenCon booth".
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The way I imagine it...

Every day is costume day at the Paizo Office

Accountant

Vic Wertz wrote:
Ashley Kaprielian wrote:
This is going to be my first GenCon and I'm really excited for the cosplay! You guys always do such a great job.
What character are you cosplaying as?

I believe I have enough keys hanging around the house to pull off our Accountomancer. I've already got the green hair so I might as well go with it!

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