CD Projekt RED opens up The Witcher cosplay contest

by: Randy -
More On: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Unless you're cosplaying as Geralt himself, The Witcher doesn't inspire the most awe-inspiring costume players. Yes, The Witcher is a bold, unique take on the world of role-playing games when it comes to storytelling and world building. But its low-fantasy approach won't make you stand out much at a gaming convention.

No matter. CD Projekt RED will now award money and prizes for the top Witcher cosplayers. Starting now and running through October 30 (just in time to take your creation on the streets for Halloween), you can submit your Witcher cosplay to CD Projekt RED through

First prize gets a thousand bucks, a chance to tag along to conventions, free of charge, in order to show off their award-winning cosplay, some replica Witcher jewelry, a collector's edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, signed by the development team, and a piece of signed, framed concept art.

Second and third place go down from there, of course, but most cosplayers do it out of love and aren't often rewarded, monetarily or otherwise, for their hard work. Unless you count routine sexual harrassment as a perk. (Remember: "Cosplay is not consent.")

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases the hounds on February 24, 2015, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

CD PROJEKT RED, the creators of the open world fantasy adventure, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, are thrilled to announce the start of The Witcher Cosplay Competition.

"Without a doubt, The Witcher has always had the most talented community out there. Each month you guys send us tons of great fan art, musical tracks, fanfics and stuff so amazing that we sometimes decide to hang it on the walls here in the studio. The time has come to give you a chance to create something really amazing and get rewarded for your hard work," said Marcin Momot, Community Manager, CD PROJEKT RED.

With all-star professional cosplayers invited to help pick the winners, the studio is offering the victor $1000, custom Witcher jewelry, and a unique chance to fly all over the world with Team RED and cosplay at the gaming industry's biggest events, all expenses paid.

"The competition starts on the 24th of July and ends on the 30th of October, so there's plenty of time to create something that will blow us away", adds Momot.

The jury of the competition consists of:

-Eve Beauregard,
-Nadya Sonika,
-LeeAnna VAMP,
-CD PROJEKT RED team members