Meet The Winners of BlizzCon’s 2016 Cosplay Contest
It wouldn’t be BlizzCon without all the spectacular cosplay. This year’s convention is no exception with fans coming out in full force with creative and in many cases very detailed cosplays of their favorite heroes, villains, and monsters from Blizzard’s various franchises in celebration of 25 years of excellence.
Every year as a part of the convention festivities amongst the announcements and reveals, Blizzard holds their annual costume contest, the “Global Grand Championship“, where they recognize the most talented and creative cosplayers within the Blizzard community. This year’s contest was hosted by Thomas Middleditch and featured a grand 1st place prize of $2,500, 2nd place prize of 2,250, 3rd place prize of $1,500, 4th place prize of $1,000 and even eight honorable mentions each with a prize of $250. Behold the pure might of the winners below.
With so many participates displaying such talent and craftsmanship we imagine the judges had a really difficult time choosing the winners. The contest itself is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amount of attendees cosplaying as their favorite Blizzard characters. Of course, Overwatch inspired cosplay dominated the show floor this year.
Costumes weren’t the only thing to be judged however; other contests were held in the categories of fan art and short films as well. 2016 marks Blizzard’s 25th anniversary and Blizzcon’s 10th. Today is the second and last day of the event but there’s still a ton of news making its why from the halls of the Anaheim convention center.
Who is your favorite pick out of the winners announced? Have you ever cosplayed as a character from one of Blizzard’s many franchises? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments below. Don’t forget to keep a tab open on Don’t Feed The Gamers for the latest news straight out of BlizzCon 2016 and for all the other video game news you need to know.
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