It’s time! Get ready to submit your cosmetic design for it to come to life in game!

The Cosmetic Design Contest is back, and we’re looking to add another set of cosmetics designed by—YOU! If chosen, your design will be created and put into the game for all players around the world to enjoy!

This year’s contest theme is Cosmic Couture. We’re looking for elements of the cosmos in your designs, but the choice of styling and direction you want to take is completely up to you! Take inspiration from 1950s Atompunk, explore Space Opera style costumes, or super futurism. All space concepts are open! Read the full terms and conditions of the Cosmetic Design Contest if you’re interested in participating.

Costume Design

Using the Cosmic Couture theme as a guideline, your costume design submission must contain a front and back view of the costume, must be gender-specific, and showcased on a male and female Jin. The overall design of the winning costume will then be applied to the other races and their appropriate genders during the development process.

You can create a design a head or face adornments to accompany your costume, but be aware that they may not end up as a part of the final in-game design.

This year we’re not looking for an illusion weapon design so if you were planning on designing one this year, we apologize!

Submissions

Your artwork can be hand drawn or digital. We’ve provided a male and female Jin template if you’d like to use that to assist you in creating your costume design—the use of it won’t impact judging because we’re choosing finalists based on design ideas and not art quality. However, it must be your own original work; any designs that violate copyright or someone else’s intellectual property will be disqualified. Any design notes and inspirations are optional, but we’d love to see the thought process behind your design.

All entries must be emailed to BNSCommunity2@ncsoft.com with the email subject “2021 Cosmetic Design Contest” and include the following information:

  • In-Game Character Name and Server
  • Country you are currently residing in
  • Attachment of your design
  • Name of your design
  • The following statement within the body of the email: I hereby confirm this is my original artwork to be submitted as an entry in the Blade & Soul Cosmetic Design Contest.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your email:

  • Maximum 1 image per design category
  • A short description of the design in 150 words or less
  • Image file formats must be in .jpg or .png format
  • Please keep file sizes under 10mb

Entries that don’t meet these requirements will be disqualified.

Entry Period

You may enter the contest starting May 31 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 18:00 CEST. Submissions will no longer be accepted after June 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT / June 28 at 8:59 CEST.

Judging

The Blade & Soul team will select a minimum of 5 finalists (and up to 10)—with the players voting for the Grand Prize Winners from July 1 through July 5 via the forums. The Grand Prize Winner and Finalists will be announced on July 7.

Judging will be focused on the interpretation of the Cosmic Couture theme, its fit with the style of Blade & Soul aesthetic, as well as the creativity and coherence of the design.

Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • (1) Steelseries Arctis 7 Headset and custom mousepad
  • Design made into an in-game costume with a personalized tooltip
  • Delivery of costume once development is completed
  • 8,000 Hongmoon Coin
  • (1) Cosmetic of Choice (restrictions apply)

The Finalists will receive:

  • 4,000 Hongmoon Coin
  • (1) Cosmetic of Choice (restrictions apply)