Update: This contest is now closed! The winners will be announced soon!
It's been a long time since we've run a contest on Skullheart! To celebrate Eliza's rapidly approaching completion date we're offering you the chance to win a pretty rare Skullgirls prize in exchange for some art of our resident blood sucker.
As you're probably aware, our vampiric diva has limited shapeshifting ability and a penchant for wearing the latest fashions. Depending on which button you hold after you win a game, Eliza will change into one of six different outfits.
Surely someone as glamorous and long lived as Eliza doesn't only have six outfits though! The goal of this contest is simple: Draw Eliza in an alternate win pose outfit. One extra catch on this is that for the sake of this contest we're going to be imagining these outfits as if they appear in game, so you need to make your costume work with Eliza's default palette. It would also need to get past the ESRB, so no outright nudity please.
You can enter as many times as you want, but we'll be judging each entry separately. Quality over quantity.
Please note: Winning this contest does not mean your costume will appear in game. This contest is not being run by Lab Zero, however your entries will be judged by the Lab Zero staff. (Edit clarified wording. Sorry for any misunderstandings!)
To help you out with this we've prepared a couple of Eliza bases for you to dress up as you choose. Each has slight variations, so you can cut and paste to mix and match the different parts you want, or erase them and add your own. Eliza does change positions slightly in her various poses, so feel free to change it up a bit, but your entry should still be based on this standard pose. That includes making sure the Staff of Ra features somewhere in your image.
It should be pretty clear but one base is utterly plain with Eliza's breasts hanging loose, the other has various common accessories and her breasts are pressed together.
You can find transparent versions of all the bases at the bottom of this post.
For an idea of what we're looking for here's some examples:
Please remember that your design must be drawn using Eliza's default palette which you can see examples of below. Any color that Eliza or Sekhmet use at any time are fair game for any part of your design:
And @Rakurin was kind enough to put together a quick reference guide!
Of course, you'll probably be wanting some incentive for all this effort, so the winner of this contest will get one very rare Valentine model kit from h-unit which was only available at WonderFest 2013 in Japan, plus a $10 credit voucher for Steam or their console of choice. Two runners up will also get $10 credit.
Please note that this prize is unassembled and unpainted.
You can see a video of the Lab Zero team receiving one themselves over on their tumblr.
You will have just over 2 Weeks to submit designs to this competition, so that means your deadline is Sunday, August 24. To submit entries you can either post them into this thread, or PM them to me (@Cellsai) directly. After all the submissions are in, this contest will be judged by the team at Lab Zero, so if you've ever wanted a chance for the Skullgirls dev team to look over your artwork, here's your chance! They will be judging your entries on two criteria:
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Feel free to discuss the contest and the entries down there too!
To summarize everything above:
- Design a new outfit for Eliza to wear in her win pose. You must make it compatible with her default color palette and it must include the Staff of Ra.
- You do not have to use the templates provided, but Eliza must be in that pose, some variation allowed.
- The winner of this contest will receive one unpainted and unassembled Valentine garage kit designed by h-unit and a $10 credit voucher. Prize includes shipping costs.
- Two runners up will also receive $10 vouchers.
- You can enter as many times as you like.
- You are only eligible to win one prize no matter how many entries you submit.
- The contest will last two weeks, with the deadline being on Sunday, August 24.
- Submit entries by posting them in this thread or sending a private message to @Cellsai .