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Mirai's Halloween Contests 2018

Halloween is here again and so are my Halloween costume contest and Halloween art contest, but this time Wintersday is coming early. I've decide not to run a Wintersday contest and instead offer better prizes for the Halloween contests. That's not to say that you can't add a little Wintersday cheer into your entries.

# The Prizes

I'll be offering a choice between two prizes for both contests.
1. A choice of any item(S) off the Gem Store up to 800 2400 gems total (no gems to gold)
2. A Month A three month Humble Monthly Bundle Subscription. Each month you receive a bundle of games worth over $100 in value. You can even gift games you already have or don't want to friends.

# Costume Contest Rules

In this contest you must make an costume using the armor in game (no outfits) to create a costume. It can be Halloween/Wintersday themed, or based on a character from a movie, game, anime, etc. Take a screenshot of your costume and share it here on the forums with a description of what your costume is about. You'll be judged solely on the costume; however, the background can make a better impression off your entry.

# Art Contest

I love to see the creativity of others so for this contest I want to see Guild Wars 2 Halloween themed art. It can be digital art, hand drawn, painted, a 20 ft. sculpture, etc. the choice is yours.
The piece must be gw2 and Halloween/Wintersday themed. To enter for this just submit and image to this thread.

# Other Rules
1. Everybody is eligible and encouraged to enter (even Arenanet Employees).
2. If you don't want the prize but want to participate for the fun of it, just make mention of that in your entry and I will give the rewards to other entries.
3. The Deadline is November 14th.

If the need arises, I may edit this post to clarify things

To start of the Halloween art, Here's a concept of my Asura Rei Seina on a Mad King Glider (can somebody make this a thing next year?)

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  • This is such a sweet idea, Mirai! I will be mentioning your contest on CSL, and it's great that you included a very nice piece of art with this contest announcement, too!

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Sapphirine.1023Sapphirine.1023 Member ✭✭
    edited October 24, 2018

    The time has come when nights grow long, when the veil between our world and stranger realms is at its thinnest. Creatures crawl out of the shadows sniffing for prey, following the scent of the blood of the living, the sound of their pulsating hearts and anxious breaths. Once one of these creatures has caught your scent, chances for survival are slim - unless you hide at the one place where the bloodstained claws and fangs cannot reach you: right at the creature's back.

    THE WEREWOLF

    Ranger with medium armor
    Head armor: Wolfborn Mask
    Shoulders: Houndskin Mantle
    Chest: Bloodstained Lunatic Noble Coat
    Gloves: Storm Gloves
    Legs: Hronk's Leggings
    Shoes: Rogue Boots
    Back: Plush Ram Backpack
    Weapon: The Raven Staff
    Dyes: Crimson Lion for the gloves, Shadow Abyss for the rest
    Hair color: Night Shade


    Imgur

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    (Edit: Had to tinker a bit to make the images show up properly.)

  • Thorfinnr Sleggja.1209Thorfinnr Sleggja.1209 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 24, 2018

    I have some other super heroes...but I think I am going with the Winter's Day theme. Please meet Santa Odin.(yes, that's my real Mesmer...all the time...:) ) All light armor, the hat is an armor skin from the gem store. The rest are all in-game acquirable skins. Most of the time, I now use "Winter's Presence" shoulders. I'll see if I can get an updated pic tonight to add as well. Thanks for doing the contest!


    (Sorry for the brightness of the second pic...I didn't realize how much "bright" the Tree in the home instance actually gives off...lol)

    Always willing to help others if I am able. Catch me in-game. I'm a dirty-casual with 2 kids in college, so I am on at odd times. lol

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    ...darn, it's November 2nd. :tongue: Have some leftover spooks?

    Nightmare Court Executioner
    Outfit:
    Nightmare Court Chest + Legs
    Snapdragon Gloves + boots
    Cabalist shoulders
    Bladed cowl
    Reclaimed Staff
    Dyes = Bloody Red + Midnight Fuschia

    Description

    The Nightmare Court sends one of their own to the Mad King’s Day celebrations, silently laughing at their joke. To the rest of the world, the executioner appears as just another frightful costume, just another person (with a morbid sense of humor) dressing up for fun.

    The innocent people have no idea that it isn’t just “for fun.”

    You see, the Nightmare Court doesn’t convert all of their prisoners. Some sylvari simply refuse to break. The Courtiers could continue the torture indefinitely, but at some point it would be a waste of effort: resistant sylvari often escape, are rescued, or find ways to die painlessly rather than continue living in agony and feeding their sweet darkness back to Mother and the Dream.

    The Court will not allow them the triumphant release of peaceful death.

    Baleful red eyes glare from behind a bladed mask as the bloodstained executioner approaches. His presence promises a painful end. No words need be said. They all know what’s coming.

    In the end, no matter how much the resolute sylvari struggle in their last agonized moments, they feed the Nightmare involuntarily with their beautiful fear…

    Note: These are spoiler'd for length... I can't get the screenshots to be any smaller without making them extremely blurry (and a few of them are blurry already; thanks, imgur...). Sorry for the length!! Five screenshots, all one outfit.





    fear not this night
    you will not go astray

  • @Mirai Okumori.6205 said:
    Halloween is here again and so are my Halloween costume contest and Halloween art contest, but this time Wintersday is coming early. I've decide not to run a Wintersday contest and instead offer better prizes for the Halloween contests. That's not to say that you can't add a little Wintersday cheer into your entries.

    # The Prizes

    I'll be offering a choice between two prizes for both contests.
    1. A choice of any item(S) off the Gem Store up to 800 2400 gems total (no gems to gold)
    2. A Month A three month Humble Monthly Bundle Subscription. Each month you receive a bundle of games worth over $100 in value. You can even gift games you already have or don't want to friends.

    # Costume Contest Rules

    In this contest you must make an costume using the armor in game (no outfits) to create a costume. It can be Halloween/Wintersday themed, or based on a character from a movie, game, anime, etc. Take a screenshot of your costume and share it here on the forums with a description of what your costume is about. You'll be judged solely on the costume; however, the background can make a better impression off your entry.

    # Art Contest

    I love to see the creativity of others so for this contest I want to see Guild Wars 2 Halloween themed art. It can be digital art, hand drawn, painted, a 20 ft. sculpture, etc. the choice is yours.
    The piece must be gw2 and Halloween/Wintersday themed. To enter for this just submit and image to this thread.

    # Other Rules
    1. Everybody is eligible and encouraged to enter (even Arenanet Employees).
    2. If you don't want the prize but want to participate for the fun of it, just make mention of that in your entry and I will give the rewards to other entries.
    3. The Deadline is November 14th.

    If the need arises, I may edit this post to clarify things

    To start of the Halloween art, Here's a concept of my Asura Rei Seina on a Mad King Glider (can somebody make this a thing next year?)

    Definitely will pass later on this post to posted mine. I'm a crazy fan on creative screenshot! Awesome idea Mirai!!

  • Here's my 'participate for the fun of it' entry.
    It's a Visual of "Deity of Ragefire" (literally) being controlled by the Madking... A very dark Omen indeed.

  • Mirai Okumori.6205Mirai Okumori.6205 Member ✭✭
    edited November 7, 2018

    Just wanted to let everyone know there's still one week left to submit an entry, the deadline is November 14th and the submissions so far are fantastic.

    Also I wanted to clarify, you can enter both contests, with one entry each, but to be fair to others, you can only win one of the contests.

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    This is such a sweet idea, Mirai! I will be mentioning your contest on CSL, and it's great that you included a very nice piece of art with this contest announcement, too!

    Oh and Thanks for mentioning the contest on CSL, I even saw a guildmates drawing on there.

  • @Mirai Okumori.6205 said:
    Just wanted to let everyone know there's still one week left to submit an entry, the deadline is November 14th and the submissions so far are fantastic.

    Also I wanted to clarify, you can enter both contests, with one entry each, but to be fair to others, you can only win one of the contests.

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    This is such a sweet idea, Mirai! I will be mentioning your contest on CSL, and it's great that you included a very nice piece of art with this contest announcement, too!

    Oh and Thanks for mentioning the contest on CSL, I even saw a guildmates drawing on there.

    Super happy to feature the contest. Thanks again for hosting it, and I can't wait to see the entries and winners!

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Wintersday is coming.

    My little Snow Princess.

    You can't melt this bulwark of ice.

    A clear picture of the look.

    Stuff:
    Shattered Bloodstone Circlet
    Houndskin Mantle
    Carapace Breastplate
    Gladiator Gaunlets
    Braham's Legplate
    Gladiator Boots
    Aurora & Winter's Heart Infusion
    Glacial weapons

  • Unfathomed.8140Unfathomed.8140 Member
    edited November 13, 2018

    Kinda last moment entry, but I really wanted to take part, even if I didn't have as much time as I wanted to do this; also, who cares that Halloween is over, right? :smiley:

    (edited, 'cause for whatever reason it wouldn't show the image; original upload is linked below)
    tumblr_pi5mehfdLN1uh9c56o1_1280.png

  • Glad i stumbled across this contest, Hopefully it's not too late to enter. :)

    The Wintersday Wayfarer
    Story:

    A sylvari before awakening had a vision in the dream that was hard for her to describe. It seemed to be a celebration of sorts. There were cheerful decorations everywhere, everyone was giving each other gifts and there was laughter and singing as well! it was snowing but while the atmosphere was cold she felt warm with happiness. It felt truly magical, she had to know what it was!

    She started by traveling to the first place she learned had snow, shiverpeaks, but was ill prepared for the harsh landscape. Luckily the Norn take her in and teach her many new things. The virtues of the spirits of the wild, how to fend for herself in such a harsh environment, and most importantly...how to hold her liquor! but while the festive moots were grand in their own right it had not been the same as what she saw in her vision, So the sylvari must continue her search elsewhere.

    While trekking through the mountains she spots a dolyak being attacked by a pack of icebrood wolves, without hesitation she jumps into action and fights off the corrupted wolves. After successfully driving them away she turns her attention back to the dolyak and upon closer inspection notices the bag it carries is filled with colorful presents, all of them signed for an event called Wintersday in Divinity's reach. Sensing that this has something to do with the dream she decides to accompany the beast of burden to ensure a safe travel to its destination.

    The journey was long and arduous but once they arrived she knew that this was it! it was everything she had dreamed of! The pine trees adorned with lights and ornaments were captivating. The city was bustling and snowmen made by the local children lined the streets. Ringing from the bell choir filled the air, as well as the hearty laughter of those caught up in the merriment of the occasion. It was such a lively atmosphere! She loved Wintersday and all of its splendor. Though the thing she loved most was how it brought everyone together and showed her the importance of the people who are closest to you. Which is why when Wintersday ended she was happy to go back to her newfound Norn family where she truly belonged.

    Outfit Pieces

    Whisper's secret hood
    Dragonscale Epaulettes
    Carapace Jerkin
    Studded Gloves
    Flame Legion Leggings
    Lawless Boots
    Weapon: Crimson antique Greatbow
    Backpiece: Practical scribe's backpack

  • I want to thank everyone for participating in the contest and this post marks the last of the entries. I'll post the winners of the contest once I finish judging.

  • Mirai Okumori.6205Mirai Okumori.6205 Member ✭✭
    edited December 5, 2018

    I've finished Judging and here are the winner's:

    Costume:
    Hamfast.8719

    Art:
    Deity of Ragefire.4287

    Both of the winners can choses one of the prizes below
    1. A choice of any item(S) off the Gem Store up to 2400 gems total (no gems to gold)
    2. A three month Humble Monthly Bundle Subscription. Each month you receive a bundle of games worth over $100 in value. You can even gift games you already have or don't want to friends.

    Now for everybody else, I happen to have extra copies of a few games so I'm giving them out as consolation prizes. It's first come first serve as i only have 4 to give
    1. AER Memories of Old claimed
    2. Last Day of June claimed
    3. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun claimed
    4. Armello claimed

    Post which prize you would like or pm me on the forums or in game.

    With that the contest is over and I hope to see you for next years contest.

  • I would like Armello. Have seen the game, looks interesting.

  • Hamfast.8719Hamfast.8719 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks again for the contest, Mirai!

    I opted for a couple of mount contracts, because my Guildmates keep getting lost. I needed some help finding them, and now I have the proper mounts for the task! Whether my companions be lost in a SANDSTORM...

    or in a SNOWSTORM,

    I know that I now have the tools I need to bring 'em back alive!

    Build someone a fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of the day.
    Set someone on fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of their life.
    - Unknown Fire Elementalist

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    Congratulations to the winners! :D

    Thank you, Mirai, for hosting this contest! (I'll pass on the game offerings; but again, thank you for the option.)

    fear not this night
    you will not go astray

  • Hyper Slug.9728Hyper Slug.9728 Member
    edited November 18, 2018

    Thanks for hosting such a fun contest for the community to participate in, i enjoyed looking at other peoples costumes/art.
    Congrats to the the winners and on the nice new mounts @Hamfast.8719 ;)

    As for the games, i wouldn't mind giving Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun a try.

  • Thank you so much for this contest again!
    I would love the Last Day of June game if that is still available. :)


  • A personal thanks from Deity and the Cat Sisters.

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