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Unread 11-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #5101
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I basically registered to post this. Do not let regret get the best of you. Dedicating your time, money, effort and creativity to pretty exhausting hobby makes you wonderful Artists. Making brutally hard decisions that feel right for you that very moment when you make them, makes you wonderful Humans.
Well thank you so much. I've never competed in contests before and love costumes just fine without any contests. The best thing about being in the contest though, isn't having the opportunity to win, it's getting to walk out on stage and show everyone your creativity. That's what I missed this year.

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Unread 11-04-2011, 01:02 AM   #5102
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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:48 AM   #5103
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Hey y'all, wanted to let you all know this was my first Blizzcon and ALL of costumes were really great! I was that Worgen male rogue in contest, oh my that costume I was wearing was soo hot inside >.< I would have finished on time with the actual detailing of Tier outfit, but I made poor planning of it and rushed to finish >.> overall I had fun seeing other cosplayers in their awesome costumes. But that wait behind stage was a killer to me! Standing for a long time with this other person, I got so sore lol.

I also noticed couple comments about the online voting and I totally agree with the views and outlook on them currently. I mean, you have "typical" WoW youngster behind computer screen voting on behalf of "popularity, looks, being female, boobs, and other skimpy outfits." Versus the hard work and hours they put into their costume to be "judged" not thrashed at over internet because it doesn't cater to their "likes." I REALLY hope blizzard changes that in near future for next year's runner ups in contest. Oh and grats to individuals who won and GL on voting too!
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Unread 11-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #5104
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It wasn't hard to choose, I loved Svetlana's, as she is kind enough to show others how she does it and promotes Warcraft with her amazing skills. As respect to another cosplayer, she was my 1#. But it's hard to beat Maiev in overall construction, I comtimplated doing Maiev because no one had done it and she was one of the the only fully covered armored kickass females. I was so happy to see it done, and done well. I get really irritated by all the skimpy girls who try to win with sex appeal. How dare you slut up Tyreal and Arthas for kicks --I'm sorry if that was one of you, but that's just the one thing I honestly can not stand with female cosplayers genderbending a character, the construction of what little armor there was well done--. You can do female versions without being half naked, they make women look bad.. WoW does that enough in their game. And how the hell did Aleze not make it on the list? Bah.. I wish I were back stage, I'd look to see the literally 7 Sylannas' awkwardly standing next to each other. Not a lot in cosplay pisses me off, but women wow cosplayers really get on my nerves, since most of them have the imagination of a gnat and think skin wins.

I wasn't impressed with the winner, everything from the waist down had nothing to it as far as skill went. Reminded me a lot of Zoolander and that garbage hobo fashion show. BUT! at least she was an original thinker and fully covered! Kudos to her. Though, with blizzcon, people are very new to cosplay in the crowd and don't know how much goes into it all to properly judge. And the harsh critiques who haven't sewn more then a wow patch to their jackets, or even ever touched a dremel before had no say is picking apart a cosplay in comments. If you got bashed by a wow nerd, you shouldn't feel bad, seeing how 70% of the crowd is severely overweight and probably spends most of their time in front of computer. I'd like to see them do better, not just say it.

Blizzcon needs to pick up some good cosplayers as judges to commentary at a panel, and to get to small info portfolios from each serious cosplayer. It's a bit unfair to just throw away thousands of cash to the first person who didn't trip in their elaborate costume. Not to kill the fun of it all, but to give credit where credit is due and give more depth to the contest. It's a bit bland and boring for how much trouble they to go through to set up a Blizzcon.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 04:21 PM   #5105
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First of all contest sign ups were practically 3 months in advance, on a first come first serve basis.
I thought all the gender bending cosplays were well done, it's really a matter of opinion though. I've seen far worse at anime conventions, to bash Blizzard on their designs is just absurd when you look at anime.

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And on a final note, I think Blizzard cosplayers are far more imaginative, skilled, and mature compared to what is mostly seen at an anime convention.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 07:20 PM   #5106
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Definately more mature than the anime convention crowd. However I'm not a fan of the online bashing. As far as skin = winning; it's more of skin = audience reaction. Unfortunately the crowd doesn't seem too lively . I'm not saying dress in a bikini to get the crowd to clap but it's the sad truth. Also, I kinda wished that they only allowed so many sylvannas's (can't spell darn iPhone) and maybe had some more different costumes on. Or at least space them out so there isn't 3 right after one another.

The contest felt short to me this year. I don't know why but it just seemed longer last year and I miss the top 5 being onstage at the same time. The interviews seemed brief to say the least and it would have been nice to see them all side by side.
At least the stage seemed safer

Also, the girl who won, her costume had quite a bit of awesome lights in it.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #5107
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Perhaps a limit of 5 of a certain character?

And instead of the online contest they go back to top 5?
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Unread 11-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #5108
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yeah in my blizzcon survey I wrote up a big thing about how they need more "titles" and prizes.. such as crowd favorites, and maybe "most popular horde character"

give everyone mousepads at least! :0

and they should do top 5 or top 10 on stage, there were easily 10 very well excecuted costumes this year, whether they were crowd favs [like minecraft man] or just pro [mylune/dryad lady]
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Unread 11-12-2011, 04:17 PM   #5109
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Not a lot in cosplay pisses me off, but women wow cosplayers really get on my nerves, since most of them have the imagination of a gnat and think skin wins.
That ma'am, was offensive and a generalization.

1. About 90% of the FEMALE WOW COSPLAYERS I see every year are fully clothed and intelligent beyond most of the female population. They are talented artists and they put their heart and soul into their costume craft. In fact a majority of them are just like Miss Svetlana that you praised so highly. You need to be careful and not project the same thing you hate, just because media chooses to not show the clothed individuals, does not justify that a mass majority of wow female cosplayers are stupid and un-talented.

2. It would be nice if maybe Blizzard made female characters that actually were clothed, options are not always what you pick--but what you have to pick from.

You are very entitled to your own opinion, but do not- DO NOT insult my Blizzcon cosplay girls by assuming we're dumb and just want to show our boobs. Do your research, see that the mass majority of Blizzcon community put other cosplayers to shame with their amazing ability.
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Unread 11-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #5110
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/hug pocket.

Seconded. You don't see alot of the fully clothed cosplayers because the scantily clad ones draw more attention. Sex sells. I don't think that their costumes are lesser just because there's less of them. All cosplay takes time and effort and love.

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Unread 11-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #5111
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It's interesting to me Ragtime, that you're ranting about something you seem to know so little about. Do you realize that Svetlana, who you praise so highly, also regularly cosplays as Alextrasza, which can barely be called an armored bikini? Do you realize that 90% (at least) of the girls who did the "sexy"/"burlesque" group on day two had elaborate, fully covered day one costumes?

You can't paint all "female wow cosplayers" with the same brush any more than you can any other group, and it's incredibly insulting to ALL of us when you try to do so. Some of those female versions of male characters were EXCEEDINGLY well done with beautiful craftsmanship. Could they have developed armor that was fully covered? Maybe. But who are you to say that they SHOULD have done that?

I'm with Pocket, I love everyone in our community, whether they choose to be a little showy or otherwise.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 03:21 PM   #5112
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Well said, Pocket. Thank you for saying what I didn't know how to.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #5113
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I think what this all boils down to, is how much we love pocket?

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Unread 12-07-2011, 12:40 AM   #5114
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Heh, I hope some of you are already working on next year's outfit. Just to get them competitive juices flowing in you guys and gals - Kotaku recently has been profiling this Diablo cosplayer:

http://kotaku.com/5865398/how-a-diab...-the-neighbors

Seriously impressive - and he says he plans on bringing it to BlizzCon 2012. Better bring your "A" game! :P
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Unread 12-07-2011, 02:27 AM   #5115
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Heh, I hope some of you are already working on next year's outfit. Just to get them competitive juices flowing in you guys and gals - Kotaku recently has been profiling this Diablo cosplayer:

http://kotaku.com/5865398/how-a-diab...-the-neighbors

Seriously impressive - and he says he plans on bringing it to BlizzCon 2012. Better bring your "A" game! :P
Impressive, I certainly look forward to meeting This individual
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