We are very pleased to announce the winners of The Witcher Cosplay Contest. Before we announce the winners, we wanted to thank everyone who took part. Fans of The Witcher are the most creative and talented fans in gaming and we had many excellent submissions. Eve Beauregard, Nadya Anton, LeeAnnaVAMP and Shappi– members of our jury and internationally renowned cosplay celebrities faced a real challenge when picking the winners. In the end, they have helped us select our first, second and third place winners as well as 7 honorable mentions.
“Congratulations guys! You all did an amazing job and I am blown away by your cosplays, the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is outstanding!!! Hi-5’s all around ;)”-XO, Vamp
“I’m so incredibly impressed by all of the entries! Our winners have shown excellence across all categories, but each one shines in their own way.”-Eve
Without further ado, we present you the winners:
Third Place and winner of a replica jewelry worn by a character from The Witcher and a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt signed by the team, a special concept art from the game framed and signed by its author goes to this amazing Triss Merigold by Xenia.
“Xenia’s Triss images go beyond cosplay documentation into their own artform. The thought, skill and performance that went into this presentation is outstanding! She certainly maxed out the “Wow Factor” category with the way she embodied Triss Merigold.”- Eve
“Xenia decided to model a character of Triss, which turned out excellent! Wonderfully crafted costume contains so much different technices – leatherworking, embossment, embroidery… We can’t stop looking! Everything is finished up with amazing photosession where we can see not just the beautiful Merigold, but the fearless sorceress as well!”-Shappi
In Second Place and winner of $500 USD, a replica jewelry worn by a character from The Witcher and a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt signed by the team, a special concept art from the game framed and signed by its author is this stunning Ciri by Elena.
“Elena’s Ciri is incredible in terms of likeness to the character. From some angles she is almost indistinguishable from the game model! This isn’t just a matter of having similar features – likeness takes excellent character choice, wig styling, makeup and modelling.”-Eve
“Elena did an outstanding job with her makeup as well as with the manufacturing of the costume. Our Cirilla did a great job with sewing the leather and doing the woodwork for the sword – and the climatic photosession underlined the beauty of cosplayer, who picked her character perfectly. Long live the Lion Cub of Cintra!”-Shappi
Our Grand Prize winner of $1000 USD, a replica jewelry worn by a character from The Witcher, a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt signed by the team, a special concept art from the game framed and signed by its author and the opportunity to attend several game industry events to show your costume to Witcher fans, all expenses paid by us is this exceptional Eredin by Kevin.
“Kevin’s Eredin is a feat of construction. A cosplay like this is not just a matter of garment manufacture and prop making, but also engineering! This cosplay has such an intense presence and got top scores in craftsmanship.”-Eve
“Our winner, Kevin, created a breathtaking costume – not only the cosplay is extremly similar to the character, but also the technical execution stands on the highest level! Thanks to the master craftmanship of detailing and forming, it’s hard to believe that our Eredin is not wearing a metal armor, but a mixture of plastic, leather and foam. It’s especially worth to take a notice of the rust effect covering entire armor, which makes it truly look like a ghostly hunt rider. Bravo!”-Shappi
We had so many amazing entries, we wanted to give some honorable mentions to cosplayers we felt did extra special work that only narrowly missed being selected for the top 3 prizes.
In closing we wanted to thank our panel of international cosplayers who judged all the entries and once again give a huge thank you to all of our exceptional Witcher fans for their amazing submissions.
All the winners as well as the authors of entries which were honorably mentioned should expect to receive an email from us today, so make sure to check your inboxes over the weekend. 🙂