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

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

by 9 months ago

[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

 

Editor in Chief

Senior Editor at Guild Launch. I am the Gray Fox. Questions, comments, feedback? Bring it. Amy.White (at) GameSkinny.com

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  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    ohmytalkingbird (Contributor) said:
    Entered! Can't wait to see what everyone posts :)
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    HoneyballLP (Contributor) said:
    Did it! *O* Cant wait for the other posts!
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    TentacleLove (Contributor) said:
    I entered. The entries I've seen so far are nice.
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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 :)
  • 1
    About 8 months ago,
    L I O N (Contributor) said:
    Just put mine in, barely made it in! lol Good fun, thank you! :)

    ~Lion Crown
    GW2
    Last edited 8 months ago
  • 1
    About 9 months ago,
    Donsword of Etictus said:
    Last edited 9 months ago
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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.
  • 38
    About 9 months ago,
    Amazon Eliza Steel (Featured Contributor) said:
    OOH, I still have a month! I just ordered GW2 last week.
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Dress! Dress like the wind!
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    nuagescolor (Contributor) said:
    Entered as weel, hope you will like it
  • 4
    About 9 months ago,
    Triple Torch (Contributor) said:
    Hope you guys like Pancake Fartsparkle <:
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    With a name like that, I don't think it's possible that we *couldn't* ;)
  • 3
    About 9 months ago,
    Faowri (Contributor) said:
    This is the funnest contest evar. No, I don't care if funnest isn't a word. Bring on the fashion!
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    I'm needing a like button for this. SOMEONE BRING BE AN UPVOTE!
  • 5
    About 9 months ago,
    Lahad Shaw (Contributor) said:
    Good Luck, everybody!!
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    EzekielNoCash (Contributor) said:
    I hope I entered. clicked the button and entered everything. Guess I just wait to see it on the entries page?
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Yep - you're all set!
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    <Snakeshadow> (Contributor) said:
    you gotta dress to impress
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    Redd Arten (Contributor) said:
    I'd love to know what category we're entering under :P
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Go ahead and select "Culture" - good luck! Can't wait to check it out :)
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  • 1
    About 9 months ago,
    Ionella said:
    Are we allowed multiple entries?
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Sure thing! Just put it into a separate post so we don't think it's the one you've already entered.
  • 4
    About 9 months ago,
    Phoebe Poison (Contributor) said:
    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?
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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!
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  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    VampiroAlhazred (Contributor) said:
    Nice contest!!

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


    Good luck everyone!
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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.
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    Heart/chain (Contributor) said:
    wow so many great set ups on these characters >< good luck to all.
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    Digilodger (Contributor) said:
    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 9 months ago
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Sure thing - looking forward to seeing your entries!
  • 5
    About 9 months ago,
    DreamAvenue (Contributor) said:
    I've entered! Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!
  • 5
    About 9 months ago,
    DreamAvenue (Contributor) said:
    Last edited 9 months ago
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    About 9 months ago,
    RelaxinGuy (Contributor) said:
    Just entered my outfit, ive already seen so many great outfits! http://www.gameskinny.com/w3bue/the-shadow-of-tyria
  • 2
    About 9 months ago,
    Esther_3820 (Contributor) said:
    Entered! If you're adding more prizes I would love to have more things as a character portrait!
  • 5
    About 9 months ago,
    DreamAvenue (Contributor) said:
    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 9 months ago
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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.
  • 1
    About 9 months ago,
    oscurath said:
    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?
  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    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.
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