This Costume Won BlizzCon’s Costume Contest But Almost No One Saw It

Grand Empress Shek'zeer costume

BlizzCon took place last weekend, and as usual, cosplayers brought their best and most amazing creations to the convention. The costume contest was won by Cosplay Py who spent two years crafting an epic Grand Empress Shek’zeer ensemble from World of Warcraft. Sadly, she didn’t quite make it to the stage to show off her hard work.

Apparently, she got through the judging room but fell on her way out. She got back up though, and the costume was 100% ready for the contest. However, as she was trying to get on stage, the costume prevented her from getting up the ramp. She explained the situation on her Facebook page:

Unfortunately, the second ramp was much more steep. When I did manage to hit the top, the weight of my thorax and bag legs (still on the slope of the ramp) literally pulled me off of my stilts. In the process I injured my ankle. At this point, there was absolutely no way for me to walk on in the costume.

Awww! She’s doing better and even managed to pose for a few photos in the costume. I’m glad she was able to take her masterpiece through the judging room before suffering injury.

Top photo by Geeky Red Cosplay.

See one more picture after the break.

Grand Empress Shek'zeer costume 2

Bottom photo by Morten Skovgaard Photography.

(via Polygon)

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