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[Contest Alert] The Best Dressed Character in Guild Wars 2

Think you have the swankiest outfit in Tyria? Prove it!

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[UPDATE 8/13]: Entries are now closed - thanks to the over 500 fashionable Tyrians that shared their outfits and their stories!

We've got a tough job choosing the winner, but keep your eyes peeled for the announcements August 28th! If you're following Guild Wars 2 you'll recieve all the latest GW2 news on GameSkinny, including contest winners.

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[UPDATE 7/30: ArenaNet has kindly added some awesome prizes to the contest, and that means we can have MORE WINNERS! Check out the categories and prizing below to see the new stuff, and be sure to thank our friends at ArenaNet.]

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Guild Wars 2 players have been finding, crafting, and perfecting their outfits for nearly a full year, turning a walk down the busy streets of Lion's Arch into a riotous display of color, fabric and sheer fabulousness.

Think you've got the best outfit in Tyria? Prove it and you could win big for showing off your threads.

Making A (Virtual) Fashion Statement

Guild Wars 2 sports some of the most impressive, detailed and customizable clothing options of any game. Though the game focuses on questing and battle, ArenaNet gave a solid nod to fashion junkies and role players everywhere by allowing nearly total control over colors and a huge array of outfits to choose from. Players have responded with everything from lengthy speculation about upcoming armors to passionate responses regarding available clothes.

Thanks to impressive levels of clothing options and color customization, Guild Wars 2 stands out as one of the most fashion-focused games today; so we're celebrating a year of fabulous in game fashion with a contest.

Strut Your Stuff!

Show us your favorite outfit from Guild Wars 2, and you could celebrate the 1 year launch anniversary with endless bragging rights and some very cool prizes.

 

First Place
  • A custom character portrait by artist Nathalia Gomes. Nathalia's works have been featured in Photoshop Creative and UDON Tribute book for World of Warcraft.
  • 4,000 Gems

 

 

Second Place
  • SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse so you can vanquish enemies and swap outfits in style.
  • 2,000 Gems

 

 

Third Place
  • Guild Wars 2 Limited Edition Strategy Guide
  • 2,000 Gems

 

[NEW] 6 Special Awards added with prizing from ArenaNet!

Here are the special categories outside of first, second and third place that will be awarded. Every entry is eligible and considered for each category upon entering the contest.

 

Most Diabolically Fashionable

Prize: Signed Guild Wars 2 Art Print with Certificate of Authenticity

Do you have the most menacing necromancer or the most terrifying mesmer? Enter the contest and you might take home the prize for the most evil and innovative fashion statement!

 

Most Adorable Outfit

Prize: Signed Guild Wars 2 Art Print with Certificate of Authenticity

Think pink is the new black? Can't get enough plush bookbags? You might just charm the judges and take home the award for Most Adorable Outfit! Cuteness counts!

 

Most Couture Character

Prize: Signed Guild Wars 2 Art Print with Certificate of Authenticity

Is high fashion your higher calling? Have you taken care to create the finest collection of clothing in Tyria? Don't be surprised if the judges award your efforts with this special category. Remember: You don't make fashion, you are fashion.

 
Most Imposing

Prize: Signed Guild Wars 2 Art Print with Certificate of Authenticity

Does the sight of your Charr leave other players running in fear? Does your Norn cause NPC's to break a sweat and consider changing towns? Put on your best scowl and make our judges afraid not to pick you for this category!

 
Most Unexpected

Prize: Guild Wars 2 Artbook

Go ahead, surprise us! We've seen some really cool character costumes we'd never even considered enter the contest, and we can't wait to see what else is out there. This category will go to the wackiest, coolest, most unusual creation.

 

Best Fashion Story

Prize: Guild Wars 2 Artbook

Does your outfit tell a story about your character and their place in Tyria? Get wordy and weave a tale about your outfit. This category will go to the player who charms us with their words and their style.

 

Enter Now - It's Easy!

  1. Take a screenshot or video of your character in their best threads, and post it to GameSkinny. Include some details about what you're wearing, why you like the outfit, and any other details that you think are interesting. [Example Entry]
  2. Tag your entry "GW2 Fashion" (if you post using the button below, we'll tag it for you).
  3. Share with your friends! Comments and community reaction are considered in the selection process, so ask your friends to check out your entry and weigh in on your outfit.

Winners will be selected based on public comments & reaction, views , general awesomeness, to be determined by GameSkinny Staff.

 

Good luck!

Check out the Entries!

Looking for a new look in GW2? Get inspired by taking a look through the entries!

Slideshow of the current entries part 1
Slideshow of the current entries part 2
Slideshow of the current entries part 3

or

View individual entries

 

Originally Published Jul. 15th 2013

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  • 4
    Azami Sasaki 1 year ago
    Contributor
    oops! double post! sorry!
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    Azami Sasaki 1 year ago
    Contributor
    oops! double post! sorry!
    Last edited 1 year ago
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    Azami Sasaki 1 year ago
    Contributor
    aaah, found them!
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    EzekielNoCash 1 year ago
    Contributor
    I feel I should've entered Santa Floyd.. as he is my main and oldest character.
    Or even regular Floyd as he is as close to a Priest of Grenth as possible.

    But Heimskr.. lol
  • 1
    Sarsen Greve 1 year ago
    I'm so sad I found out about the contest after the Cut off date. Will there be more contests in the future?
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    Amy White 1 year ago
    Former Editor in Chief
    There absolutely will be! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share :)
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    inFocus7 1 year ago
    Featured Contributor
    So many well-dressed characters ^.^ I was going to get that game a few months back, but decided not to..
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    ShirowMiku 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Entered:D This is kind of exciting. Wanted to see how everyone styles their characters for a while now

    http://www.gameskinny.com/yuhs6/gw2-fashion-the-centurion
    http://www.gameskinny.com/7q3jl/gw2-fashion-the-corrupted-guardian
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    Riboflavinator 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Hey, folks! During the transition from the lobby to the main event, my three entries got buried in the mix. I'm really excited about what I have to show, so please take a look and let me know what you think! Good luck to everyone, I hope everyone's experience has been rad.

    http://www.gameskinny.com/ap5fr/vordexus-the-many-faced-style-1-of-3
    http://www.gameskinny.com/abxjm/vordexus-the-drunken-monk-style-2-of-3
    http://www.gameskinny.com/cgogg/vordexus-the-revealed-style-3-of-3
    Last edited 1 year ago
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    EzekielNoCash 1 year ago
    Contributor
    if you dont want Heimskr yellin his words of talos in Tyria, you should check him out and tell him to shut his trap!
    http://www.gameskinny.com/xx6zg/gw2-fashion-heimskr-the-loud
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    Noctis L Caelum 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Posted mine a few days ago and started panicking when it was still in lobby!!

    Please check mine everyone!

    http://www.gameskinny.com/wp68x/gw2-fashion-the-melodic-crow-warrior-of-the-fractals
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    Amy White 1 year ago
    Former Editor in Chief
    Don't worry - you're all set :) Great entry!
  • 1
    colanah 1 year ago
    http://www.gameskinny.com/oofs1/gw2-fashion-kalonah-wrathraven-tc/?new=1

    Not entirely sure this one is right but at this point...hehee, better late than never ever ever, right?
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    MoonlitLilac 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Haaaay! I posted my entry a couple of days ago and I have to say that this contest is amazing and very stimulative (I filled 2 folders with screenshots in 1 day..)! All the entries are lovely and creative in their own way! I immediately prompted all my guildies and GW2 friends to enter the contest but unfortunately I found out about it very late. Since I will be travelling tomorrow, as we are a breath away from the deadline, let me wish everybody a biiiig, early good luck!!!

    If you are interested, have a look at my entry:
    http://www.gameskinny.com/pfm43/the-queen-of-pink-hearts
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    Eala_6860 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Great contest! I'm not sure when my entries will appear on the website and I wouldn't want to miss the deadline.

    So, here are my entries:
    http://www.gameskinny.com/el8sp/eala-spring-sapling/
    http://www.gameskinny.com/9qee4/ealari-smouldering-ember/
    http://www.gameskinny.com/gb8rd/moire-frostleaf/
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    Knoppergal 1 year ago
    Is it too late to post an entry on Sunday the 11th of August ?
  • 2
    Elegost77 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Hey! I can't seem to find my entry on the slideshows! Here it is incase it was missed somehow! My homage to assassins creed: http://www.gameskinny.com/7ox33/assassins-creed-even-divinity-is-not-beyond-their-reach
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    EzekielNoCash 1 year ago
    Contributor
    I can't find my character in the slideshows. :/
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    EzekielNoCash 1 year ago
    Contributor
    nevermind lol.. 144 on first set of entries I believe. lol
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    IzanaBreak 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Just in case I didn't submit my entries correctly I'll post them here aswell XD

    Hakuryuu - http://www.gameskinny.com/xnnta/gw2-fashion-your-eccentric-freelancer
    Kirei Nightray - http://www.gameskinny.com/x6v6i/gw2-fashion-dont-blink
    Rozarios - http://www.gameskinny.com/2mj6n/gw2-fashion-im-bringin-sexy-back
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    Skaazi.8264 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Great contest! I saw all the other great outfits so I dressed to impress.

    http://www.gameskinny.com/u1gqo/maguumas-royal-princess
    Last edited 1 year ago
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    Kealli 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Ooooh special awards! cool that they were added :)
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    EzekielNoCash 1 year ago
    Contributor
    ooooh I didn't notice but you are announcing the winners on the one year anniversary of GW2 launch :D that's cool!
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    benkislap 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Not many Charr Engineers around. Charrs need more love in this contest.

    here's my entry
    http://www.gameskinny.com/uwfy9/khaan-grimgear-the-iron-legions-finest
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    Murigen 1 year ago
    Contributor
    Sorry if I sound confused, but how long do we normally sit inside the Lobby :O? My post was buried a bit ago and I am worried that I didn't tag something correctly >_<. Were we supposed to link out page here as well? Well, just to be safe:

    http://www.gameskinny.com/nm61m/halgrim-kraitsbane-the-jade-bear
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    Amy White 1 year ago
    Former Editor in Chief
    Absolutely no need to apologize! Things normally move a bit faster in the Lobby, but there were so many excellent GW2 entries coming in this weekend alongside incoming SOE Live coverage we had a bit of a time keeping up. We're working extra hard to get everything squared away today.

    Thanks for your patience, and for entering the contest. Your tags are perfect, and Halgrim rocks that jade color!
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