The results are in…

The winners of the 2018 Cosmetic Design Contest have been selected!

Grand Prize Winners

Costume Winner

Weapon Illusion Winner

CuBur
"Reborn"

I created this design inspired by the Phoenix. It’s called “REBORN” because I really like the story of the rebirth of the Phoenix and I thought it would be compatible with Blade & Soul. So I combined brocade fabric and gold materials together for the design of this royal bird. I tried to give the design a darker look with cloaks made of Phoenix feathers.

YunLiang

The phoenix is often depicted as a bird of flame.  Therefore, my design is inspired by the opposing element of fire, which is ice. The silvery and deep blue tones represent the colors of this element, paired with a silver phoenix as opposed to the fire phoenix that is gold.  In addition to the gold metal detailing to provide contrast, the snowflake emblem emits a blue particle glow and the weapon itself is encircled with a blue wind-like effect to amplify the overall look.

 

Congratulations to CuBur and YunLiang! We look forward to seeing the denizens of the Earthen Realm wearing your designs.

As our Grand Prize Winners, CuBur and YunLiang will be receiving $150 worth of Hongmoon Coin, the exclusive Kindred Soul community events costume, their winning designs will be implemented into the game, and they’ll then receive their in-game design for free once development is complete.

Runners-Up

The 20 runners-up all did such an amazing job and will each be receiving $50 of Hongmoon Coin, and the Kindred Soul community events exclusive costume.

Costume Runners-Up

Ahygo
"Knockout"
Bakakame
"Paragon"
Daiko
"Crepusculare Dragon"
Eules
"Heretic's Manifesto"
iVorare
"Vile Magnolia"
kuro-d
"Deities"
Lordofdawn
"Regal Clown"
Marion
"Pure Anathema"
Narnia
"Through the Bamboo"
OctoDad
"Imperial Leisure"

Weapon Illusion Runners-Up

50Polygons Daria
"Blood Thorns"
Ellnora
"Moonlight"
H1RO
"Ironforge"
Hanamui
"Sakura Dragon"
Keziedra
"Yggdrasil Sap"
Ôriôn
"Coldheart"
Takumina Fujiwara
"Sincerity"
Tiliger velveteas
"Starry Illusion"

 

Congratulations to all of our finalists and a big thank you from the Blade & Soul team to everyone who entered! We look forward to what you have to show us in our future contests.

If you’d like to see all of the qualified entries in this year’s Cosmetic Design Contest, visit our Facebook gallery.