The Witcher Cosplay Competition
“Without a doubt, The Witcher has always had the most talented community out there. Each month you guys send us tons of great fan art, musical tracks, fanfics and stuff so amazing that we sometimes decide to hang it on the walls here in the studio. The time has come to give you a chance to create something really amazing and get rewarded for your hard work,” said Marcin Momot, Community Manager, CD PROJEKT RED.
With all-star professional cosplayers invited to help pick the winners, the studio is offering the victor $1000, custom Witcher jewelry, and a unique chance to fly all over the world with Team RED and cosplay at the gaming industry’s biggest events, all expenses paid.
“The competition starts on the 24th of July and ends on the 30th of October, so there’s plenty of time to create something that will blow us away”, adds Momot.
The jury of the competition consists of:
Eve Beauregard hails from Sydney, Australia and is an internationally renowned cosplayer, model and host. Describing herself as a “professional nerd”, Eve spends her time traveling the world to appear at conventions, expos and events as a cosplay judge, panelist and MC. Eve is passionate about gaming, comics, pop culture and dedicates a large portion of her time to the geeky charity group “Medic”, of which she is the founder. Eve’s previous lives have seen her work and study in fashion design, photography, film and journalism.
LeeAnna Vamp is the “Ghoul Of Your Dreams” and host of I Love Nerd Girls and Fiends Forever. She is an actress, model, host and cosplayer from California. She’s a total nerd at heart, growing up loving all the classics from movies, tv, games, toys and fashion. She loves Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror and can be seen at many of the cons, amongst those she calls “her people, at her home away from home.” As she puts it, “I am a fan and will be a Nerd Forever!”
Shappi, A Polish cosplayer, specializing in preparing costumes that include lots of heavy armor elements. She participated in contests and competitions all over Europe, and represented Poland twice during Eurocosplay Finals in London. In 2013 she won the Europeran Cosplay Gathering in Paris in the solo category. She is often invited to jury at various international cosplay events. She works together with game developers making costumes and preparing cosplay events. To her, cosplay is all about having fun and meeting new people but, at the same time, it’s really hard work.
Nadya Anton better known in the world of cosplay as NadyaSonika currently lives in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where she spends most of her time tackling the last years of her college degree. By combining her love of gaming, knowledge and skills when it comes to costume-making and prop-building, Nadya was able to bring her own fantasy of becoming an international costumer to life. With 6 years of experience and over 80 costume creations, she has competed and judged at events all over the country. Her goal is to continue promoting cosplay both as a fun hobby and a serious art form.
Visit thewitcher.com/cosplay for more information about the competition and the jury.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out on February 24th 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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