As BlizzCon 2015 closes, the best cosplays of the conference emerge victorious in the BlizzCon Costume contest.
Held at the Anaheim convention center in Anaheim, California, Blizzcon 2015 was all about fun, games, and competitive play. A lot of new Blizzard thingamajigs have been announced at the BlizzCon 2015, from November 6 to 7. Some of these new stuff in store for Blizzard games that were unveiled at the BlizzCon were World of Warcraft: Legion opening cinematic; the next Hearthstone adventure, The League of Explorers; the latest on Overwatch, coming to PC and consoles next spring; the new heroes and Arena Mode coming to Heroes of the Storm; future plans for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void; what's in store in Patch 2.4 for Diablo III; and the epic premiere of the Warcraft movie trailer from Legendary Pictures.
On top of the amazing surprises revealed at the BlizzCon, numerous contests were also held such as the cosplay contest, talent contest, fan art contest, movie-making contest, and eSports competitions.
Making it to the top four of the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition were Medival Marine, Doom Armor Crusade, Imperius, and King of Blades, all from titles Starcraft and Diablo. Countless were the contestants who tried their creativity at the BlizzCon cosplay competition, but the winners were picked based from originality, build quality, and general "wow" factor.
In fourth place for the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition is Kelton Ching with his gender swapped Queen of Blades, the King of Blades. The Queen of Blades come from Blizzard's StarCraft II and is actually an "infested" Sarah Kerrigan, also known as Zerg Queen.
Cosplayer Kelton Ching made the gender-swapped Queen of Blades costume for the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition and shares on Facebook that the costume, in addition to the puppetry, was actually rigged with LED lights so that it would light up. However, the costume didn't light up during the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition itself because the wire died from walking around at the BlizzCon. The Queen of Blades costume took Kelton five months to build and was made up of different materials from silicone and polyfoam to chavant and fiberglass wings.
Head over to Kelton's facebook page to see the full creation of his Blizzon 2015 Queen of Blades costume.
In third place for the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay contest is San Diego artist Fabricator Djinn, cosplaying Imperius from Diablo III. Imperius is the Archangel of Valor and first appeared in Act IV of Diablo III. The golden armor worn by Fabricator Djinn during the BlizzCon 2015 (appearing red because of the light) was one beautiful piece of art.
Visit Fabricator Djinn's facebook page to see more behind the scenes on his Imperius cosplay for BlizzCon 2015.
Another full-time artist of costumes and creatures took second place at BlizzCon 2015's cosplay competition. Spiffzaya's cosplay of Doom Armor Crusader wowed the judges and crowd during the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition. The artist donned a full body armor in red and black.
Spiffzaya's cosplay during the BlizzCon was actually not a famous character but a depiction of a crusader character from Diablo donning a full doom set armor. See more of Spiffzaya's BlizzCon 2015 cosplay work in progress in her Facebook page.
Originality triumphs the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay competition as cosplayer Papa Cosplay won first place with his Medieval Marine costume, inspired from the space marine character in StarCraft. Papa Cosplay's Medieval Marine entry to the BlizzCon 2015 cosplay contest transforms the classic space marines from StarCraft II, which are beefy blue marine troopers.
Papa Cosplay showcases on his Facebook page how he came up with the Medieval Marine costume for the BlizzCon 2015 contest, trying to find the balance in combining a futuristic and robotics design with a medieval leather armor finish. Papa Cosplay admits that he hasn't even played StarCraft and is doing the Medieval Marine design mainly after being inspired by Tychus' suiting-up video. Thinking of a way to fit his cosplay into his luggage, Papa Cosplay decided that the best way to go about it is to go with leather.
So with more than 80 pieces of leather patched together, he created the ultimate Medieval Marine that won first place in BlizzCon 2015's cosplay competition.
Check out Papa Cosplay's Facebook page for more WIP photos of his BlizzCon 2015's Medieval Marine. He also notes that he will be adding more mechanisms to the costume after BlizzCon 2015.
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