Blade and Soul NA/EU: Costume Design Contest 2017


Important note: This contest is held by NCsoft and is in no way partnered with, by clicking the submit button at the bottom of the post you will be agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest, all entries should you click the submit button at the bottom will be sent to NCsoft. has no input and or effect on the outcome of the contest. Please read the terms and conditions of the blade and soul contest, like to them is located at the bottom of the post.

It’s Summer 2017, and that means it’s time for another Costume Design Contest! In previous contests we’ve received a ton of amazing art, and we’re excited to see your entries again for this year! The vibrant Wonderland designed by Yin Kuoi won last year’s contest, and this year’s winner could be you!

We’re changing the contest just a bit this time around, so for full information see the Design & Judging portion below. Good luck everyone, there are so many talented artists in the community, and we can’t wait to see what you think of this time!

See the full terms and conditions of the Costume Design Contest.



The 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 Jin’s designs will then be applied to the other races and their appropriate genders during the developmental process. Any design notes and inspirations are optional, but we’d love to see the thought process behind your design.

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

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 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.


One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Their design made into an in-game costume with a personalized tooltip and signature.
  • Their costume once development has finished.
  • $100 USD worth of Hongmoon Coin (8000 Hongmoon Coin)
  • Exclusive Community Events Costume: Kindred Soul

Ten (10) Finalists will receive:

  • $50 USD worth of Hongmoon Coin (4000 Hongmoon Coin)
  • Exclusive Community Events Costume: Kindred Soul
Kindred Soul


The Blade & Soul team will select 11 finalists with the players voting for the Grand Prize Winner on July 31 through August 7 via the forums; the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists will be announced the same day, August 7.

Judging will be focused on creativity and coherence of the design, as well as it fitting the theme and style of the Blade & Soul aesthetic.


All entries are to be submitted by July 24 at 6:00am PDT, and should include the following:

  • Real name
  • Chosen display name
  • Region (NA or EU)
  • NC Account Email (or email that will be used to create a Blade & Soul account)
  • Maximum 1 image for the design entry.
  • A short description of the costume and its design in 150 words or less.
  • File formats must be in .jpg or .png format.
  • Please keep file sizes reasonable

Entries that don’t meet these requirements may need to be disqualified.

All entries will be subject to NCSOFT and Team Bloodlust modifications where necessary. Final outcome of the designs may vary. Grand Prize winner will be contacted and requested to provide a tooltip description and signature files for the in-game item.



Please read the full terms and conditions of the contest before entering.