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Preparing for BlizzCon: Costumes


BlizzCon approaches! Preparing for BlizzCon is your regular source for tips on how best to prepare for Blizzard's gaming extravaganza. These helpful hints are particularly suited for convention rookies. But if you are a con veteran, we'd love to hear your advice and wisdom in the comments as well.

Many people will be wearing costumes to BlizzCon. If you are one of them, there are a few things you should know:

  • If you want to enter the contest, you should enter online by August 17, 2009. Blizzard will accept entries at the con, but only if enough people didn't pre-register.
  • They have changed the costume rules a bit. You need to be wearing or holding any props you have.
  • If you are bringing your costume for the competition, but not wearing it all day, see an Information Kiosk. There will be no general storage options available.
More costume tips are after the break.

  • What your costume props can include: soft plastic (Nerf?) or air filled weapons, wooden staves that have no metal.
  • Your costume cannot include: firearms (even if unloaded and nonfunctional), projectile weapons, edged weapons, bludgeons.
You probably already have your costume completed, but if you are looking for ideas there is They are an extensive resource for all costumes and there is also a forum for World of Warcraft specific garb.

If you are wearing a costume, find a person wearing a t-shirt (in the Anaheim Convention Center, not at a restaurant or in traffic) so we can take your picture. Or we'll find you, because we'd love to show how great you look. See you next week!

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BlizzCon 2009 is coming up on August 21st and 22nd! We've got all the latest news and information. At BlizzCon, you can play the latest games, meet your guildmates, and ask the developers your questions. Plus, there are some great looking costumes.

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