I Put On My Robe And Wizard Hat! - Cosplay at Fanfest 2015

By CCP Falcon
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Hello Capsuleers!

Welcome to another Fanfest 2015 blog, exploring more of the fun that’s coming up in roughly a month here in Reykjavik, Iceland. Tickets are selling fast, Devs are beginning to form allegiances for pub crawl groups (with inter-office smacktalk), and Fanfest is in general shaping up to be another epic celebration of all things New Eden.

We’ve already had dev blogs relating to EVE TV, the Silent Auction, Player Speakers and the Quafe Ship Lineup for Fanfest,  and we’ll have more details soon regarding the final schedule and further events from CCP Legion.

Today, I’d like to talk about cosplay at Fanfest!

We’ve noticed over the years that more than a few of our players like to take a shot at putting together outfits to celebrate EVE, or show their allegiance to a particular faction when they come to Fanfest. This is always great to see, and the creativity is often pretty cool, so we’d like to start promoting this further with a little competition this year.

If it proves popular, we’ll then look at expanding on the idea at future Fanfest events.

Pretty simple!

So, firstly, lets talk about format and a few rules to get things started!

  • A total of three prizes will be awarded each day. First, second and third place.
  • Attendees may enter multiple days with the same, or different outfits.
  • On the final day, a fourth “Grand Prize” will be also awarded that includes both ingame and out of game goodies. Everyone is eligible for this prize, even those who’ve won a previous day.

Rules, you say?

  • Cosplay must be EVE themed.
  • Entries are photographic, so we’ll need your picture, real name and character name when you submit your entry.
  • Your real name will need to be up to date in account management on the EVE website so that we can verify your identity in game to hand out your prizes.
  • Photographs for entry must be taken by CCP at Fanfest 2015.

Winners will be contacted via email and announced over the Fanfest PA system each day at 16:00 and are expected to return to the community area when notified for details of how to claim their prizes.


A demonstration of how not to cosplay at Fanfest, by GM Spider

There have however been examples of cool cosplay and makeup at Fanfest:

...and even some CCPers have gotten involved in the past:

CCP Guard also likes to cosplay… as… uhh… himself:

Prizes:

As previously explained, each day there will be three winners and a total of three prize packages. These will be awarded as first, second and third prize, and each day’s prizes are themed (although your cosplay does not need to fit the theme of the prizes for that day.)

Prize breakdown is below, with each outfit modelled by CCP Affinity and CCP Falcon, who will also be your cosplay contest judges!

Day One – Guristas Theme

First Place:

  • 12 months of game time (12 PLEX)
  • Razer Kraken Pro Neon Headset
  • EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Jacket (Guristas)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Dust)
  • Men's 'Street' Shirt (Green Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Coat (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Orange Satin)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Khaki)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)

Second Place:

  • 8 months of game time (8 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Dust)
  • Men's 'Street' Shirt (Green Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Orange Satin)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Khaki)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)

Third Place:

  • 4 months of game time (4 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Street' Shirt (Green Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Khaki)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)


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Day Two – Sansha’s Nation Theme

First Place:

  • 12 months of game time (12 PLEX)
  • Razer Kraken Pro Neon Headset
  • EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Jacket (Sansha's Nation)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Olive)
  • Men's 'Steet' Shirt (Brown Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Coat (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Green Satin)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Green)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' boots (Sansha's Nation)

Second Place:

  • 8 months of game time (8 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Olive)
  • Men's 'Steet' Shirt (Brown Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Green Satin)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Green)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' boots (Sansha's Nation)

Third Place:

  • 4 months of game time (4 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Steet' Shirt (Brown Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Green)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Sansha's Nation)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' boots (Sansha's Nation)


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Day Three – Blood Raider Theme

First Place:

  • 12 months of game time (12 PLEX)
  • EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition
  • Razer Kraken Pro Neon Headset
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Jacket (Blood Raiders)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Red/Black Leather)
  • Men's 'Form' Shirt (dark red)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Blood Raiders)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Blood Raiders)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Coat (Blood Raiders)
  • Woman's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Red Satin)
  • Woman's 'Function' Shirt (Dark Red)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Blood Raiders)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Blood Raiders)

Second Place:

  • 8 months of game time (8 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (Red/Black Leather)
  • Men's 'Form' Shirt (dark red)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Blood Raiders)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Blood Raiders)
  • Woman's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Red Satin)
  • Woman's 'Function' Shirt (Dark Red)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Blood Raiders)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Blood Raiders)

Third Place:

  • 4 months of game time (4 PLEX)
  • Men's 'Street' Shirt (Green Camo)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Men's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Function' Shirt (Khaki)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Pants (Guristas)
  • Women's 'Outlaw' Boots (Guristas)


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Grand Prize (Awarded on Day 3):

  • All Access Pass to Fanfest 2016 including all extra events*
  • EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition
  • Razer Blackwidow Chroma Mechanical Keyboard (US Layout)
  • Invitation to lunch at CCP Headquarters on Monday, March 23rd 2015 after Fanfest 2015*
  • Office tour of CCP Headquarters on Monday, March 23rd 2015 after Fanfest 2015*
  • Signed copy of EVE: True Stories
  • Signed copy of EVE: Source
  • Signed copy of EVE: The Art of New Eden
  • Men's 'Impact' Jacket (Monochrome)
  • Men's 'Sterling' Dress Shirt (White)
  • Men's 'Street' Shirt (White)
  • Men's 'Strider' Pants (Monochrome)
  • Men's 'March' Boots (White)
  • Men's 'Tectonic" Headwear (White)
  • Woman's 'Gunner' Jacket (Sisters of EVE)
  • Woman's 'Sterling' Dress Blouse (Black/White)
  • Woman's 'Function' Shirt (White)
  • Woman's 'Impress' Skirt (White)
  • Women's 'Minima' Heels (Black/Red)
  • Women's 'Aeriform' Headwear (Clear)

*Given that some people who may want to enter the contest may be leaving on the Sunday or Monday after Fanfest, we will also offer the option for the office tour and lunch to be postponed until Fanfest 2016, alongside the all access pass. These prizes are also transferrable at the discretion of the winner, so they can give them to a friend, should they not be able to make it to Fanfest 2016.


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So, how to enter?

You can submit your entry to the cosplay contest each day from 10:00 – 12:00 UTC in the Capsuleer Lounge, where myself and CCP Affinity will be waiting to take your photograph and your details for your entry.

Each day’s winners will be read out over the Fanfest PA system at 16:00 UTC, and attendees will need to come down to the lounge to pick up their prizes and receive information on how to claim their ingame items.

So, start preparing those outfits, and make sure to stop by the community lounge to submit your entry when you arrive at Fanfest!

Also, if you’re in cosplay at the Party on Top of the World, catch up with myself and CCP Affinity, and maybe we’ll have a surprise for you!

If you haven’t already picked up your Fanfest 2015 tickets, there’s still time, and you can do so on the official Fanfest 2015 website!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Iceland soon!

@CCP_Falcon & @CCP_Affinity