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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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  • Azami Sasaki
    Contributor
    oops! double post! sorry!
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Azami Sasaki
    Contributor
    oops! double post! sorry!
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Azami Sasaki
    Contributor
    aaah, found them!
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • EzekielNoCash
    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
  • Sarsen Greve
    I'm so sad I found out about the contest after the Cut off date. Will there be more contests in the future?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    There absolutely will be! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share :)
  • Cora_9982
    Contributor
    This is the best news. I have 9 more characters and I was feeling down that I didn't enter some other race than human.

    edit: Maybe because there were so many human entries for this contest you could restrict it to certain races for upcoming contests? "The Fiercest Charr" "The Smartest Asura" etc
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Good idea Cora! Though I was really impressed with the Asura, Charr and Sylvari entries it did seem heavy on the humans.

    Be sure to follow GW2 on GameSkinny and you'll get updates when we have news or contests :) There's a link at the top of the article on this page.
  • inFocus7
    Featured Contributor
    So many well-dressed characters ^.^ I was going to get that game a few months back, but decided not to..
  • ShirowMiku
    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
  • Riboflavinator
    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 2 years ago
  • EzekielNoCash
    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
  • Noctis L Caelum
    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
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Don't worry - you're all set :) Great entry!
  • colanah
    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?
  • MoonlitLilac
    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
  • Eala_6860
    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/
  • Knoppergal
    Is it too late to post an entry on Sunday the 11th of August ?
  • Elegost77
    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
  • EzekielNoCash
    Contributor
    I can't find my character in the slideshows. :/
  • EzekielNoCash
    Contributor
    nevermind lol.. 144 on first set of entries I believe. lol
  • IzanaBreak
    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
  • Raya Wicks
    Contributor
    Registered! Yay! http://www.gameskinny.com/50248/raya-wicks-a-steampunk-sniper
  • Skaazi.8264
    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 2 years ago
  • Kealli
    Contributor
    Ooooh special awards! cool that they were added :)
  • EzekielNoCash
    Contributor
    ooooh I didn't notice but you are announcing the winners on the one year anniversary of GW2 launch :D that's cool!
  • benkislap
    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
  • Murigen
    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
  • Amy White
    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!
  • EzekielNoCash
    Contributor
    I updated my entree with information on armor and colour scheme.
  • Fancy Pants
    Contributor
    Entered as well, good luck everyone and some very neat combos i've seen so far hoping for more !
  • Melverin
    Contributor
    I entered! I hope you like it :)
  • Calaglin_7072
    Contributor
    Did it! I hope you like my character and the information about her ;D
  • Afromancer Zapp
    Contributor
    first time I've posted here, how long until your entry shows up among the other entries?
  • Celestinas
    Contributor
    Hate to be a bother, but how long does it normally take for a entry to be moved from the lobby? ;o I assume it's essentially a case of whenever you have time to get to it?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Awesome entries! Welcome to all the newcomers and good luck to everyone.

    I've been totally blown away by the number of encouraging comments GW2 players are leaving for other players and contest entries. We've had a bunch of discussion on GameSkinny recently about trolling and damage to online games from poor player behavior, and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to see nothing but creativity, kindness and encouragement out of the Guild Wars 2 community here.

    You guys make me proud to be a GW2 player.

    Okay, gonna stop being cheesy and go edit articles, but I couldn't go without telling you that first.
  • Gnomegoddess
    Contributor
    I have all encouraging comments except one person with sour grapes. Been so nice to see how creative and encouraging fellow gamers are.
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • nodame_desu
    Contributor
    Just entered, this was a always fun to mess around with in this game.
  • obsidianpanther
    Contributor
    My entry is here: http://www.gameskinny.com/dsj4c/mesmer-couture-by-aoife-silverwolf
  • BIRDPUNCHER
    Contributor
    Hello I have a lot of tentacles but please don't touch them! ):
    http://www.gameskinny.com/iu8r9/excuse-me-theres-a-monster-on-your-back/
  • ohmytalkingbird
    Contributor
    It's so awesome to see ArenaNet getting involved in this! Excited to see who wins what.. there's some amazing entries.
  • BIRDPUNCHER
    Contributor
    Our names seem incompatible.
  • Murigen
    Contributor
    I decided to throw my Ranger into the contest :)! Look forward to see what other characters look like and the best of luck to everyone.
  • Sypher_1228
    Contributor
    Just entered! GL to all!

    http://www.gameskinny.com/mic4q/guild-wars-2-contest-badass-asura-look
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • oscurath
    I´d love to enter, but I can neither upload a picture or publish a post (with a tinypic upload). (I might add I´m new to this and I made an account extra for this contest.)

    On a side note, can I even enter from non-eu-europe?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Hi there! I'm sorry your first experience with GameSkinny wasn't a smooth one. We've been trying to track the bug you've encountered and would really appreciate a bit more info. What browser were you using at the time?

    Thank you for the report!

    To answer your last question, you can absolutely still enter.
  • DreamAvenue
    Contributor
    Oh my. Those new award categories. o:
    Unfortunately I don't feel my character has a chance in those areas compared to the other things I've seen output.

    Just a question, if an outfit were to win first/second/third, would that entry no longer be eligible for the special award categories?
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    That's the plan! We want to give as many people a shot at winning as possible, so at present each outfit is only eligible to win 1 award.
  • Esther_3820
    Contributor
    Entered! If you're adding more prizes I would love to have more things as a character portrait!
  • RelaxinGuy
    Contributor
    Just entered my outfit, ive already seen so many great outfits! http://www.gameskinny.com/w3bue/the-shadow-of-tyria
  • DreamAvenue
    Contributor
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • DreamAvenue
    Contributor
    I've entered! Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!
  • Digilodger
    Contributor
    Do we allow to enter more than one character? I've already submitted an entry, and I'm thinking of creating a new post to enter another character. However, I'm not sure whether it's allowed.


    Edit: Never mind, I saw your answer to another comment with similar question to mine. I got it now, thanks!
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Sure thing - looking forward to seeing your entries!
  • Heart/chain
    Contributor
    wow so many great set ups on these characters >< good luck to all.
  • VampiroAlhazred
    Contributor
    Nice contest!!

    This is my entry: http://www.gameskinny.com/pgz0l/the-evolution-of-link


    Good luck everyone!
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    The Link graphic you created is awesome! We may have to add a "Best Cosplay" award, we've seen a few good nods to characters.
  • Phoebe Poison
    Contributor
    Ok, so even though I focused on one outfit of my necro, I still posted a pic of two others as a mention. And THEN I read your above comment. I guess I should just post them as a separate entries and I'm allowed to do that?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    You are absolutely allowed to do that! Each outfit is considered a separate entry since it's a fashion contest. That said, if we see multiple folks entering multiple outfits per character, we may have to hold a contest for "The deepest, most fashionable closet in Tyria." :)

    Checked out your entry and love your different looks. You also have *quite* a way with words. If you have any other GW2 / gaming thoughts to share, would love to have you post more articles on GameSkinny!
  • Phoebe Poison
    Contributor
    Thanks for the reply and glad you liked it. Took me a while, but now I've also posted my 2 other entries. Hope you enjoy it :)
  • Ionella
    Are we allowed multiple entries?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Sure thing! Just put it into a separate post so we don't think it's the one you've already entered.
  • Redd Arten
    Contributor
    I'd love to know what category we're entering under :P
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Go ahead and select "Culture" - good luck! Can't wait to check it out :)
  • <Snakeshadow>
    Contributor
    you gotta dress to impress
  • EzekielNoCash
    Contributor
    I hope I entered. clicked the button and entered everything. Guess I just wait to see it on the entries page?
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Yep - you're all set!
  • Lahad Shaw
    Contributor
    Good Luck, everybody!!
  • Faowri
    Contributor
    This is the funnest contest evar. No, I don't care if funnest isn't a word. Bring on the fashion!
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    I'm needing a like button for this. SOMEONE BRING BE AN UPVOTE!
  • Triple Torch
    Contributor
    Hope you guys like Pancake Fartsparkle <:
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    With a name like that, I don't think it's possible that we *couldn't* ;)
  • nuagescolor
    Contributor
    Entered as weel, hope you will like it
  • Amazon Eliza Steel
    Contributor
    OOH, I still have a month! I just ordered GW2 last week.
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Dress! Dress like the wind!
  • Donsword of Etictus
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Hi June! If this happens it is most likely because the image you've selected is pretty massive. Use a basic photo editor like Paint or Paint.net to size it down, then you should be good to go.

    Please let me know if that doesn't fix it, we're here to help.
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Loving the entries! Some very manly men and some very lovely ladies. I knew GW2 offers incredibly customization, but I'm still blown away by the outfits everyone is sharing.

    Good luck everyone! And please share the contest with friends and other players, the more fun people have with it the more stuff we'll give away :)
  • L I O N
    Contributor
    Just put mine in, barely made it in! lol Good fun, thank you! :)

    ~Lion Crown
    GW2
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • TentacleLove
    Contributor
    I entered. The entries I've seen so far are nice.
  • HoneyballLP
    Contributor
    Did it! *O* Cant wait for the other posts!
  • ohmytalkingbird
    Contributor
    Entered! Can't wait to see what everyone posts :)