Overwatch Cosplay Battle ANZ

Jun 12 - Jun 19

Vote for the best skin

Jun 20 - Sep 28

Crafting in progress

Oct 7 - Oct 11

Vote for the community favourite

Oct 12

Winner announced

More than a competition, the Overwatch Cosplay Battle ANZ is a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and national pride for Aussies & Kiwis

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About the competition

In the Overwatch Cosplay Battle ANZ, three Australian state teams and one New Zealand team, each made up of three cosplayers will showcase their skills by creating one costume each over the course of three months.

An official jury made up of Blizzard artists and industry professionals will select a Grand Prize winner from the four completed costumes, and you’ll be able to cast your vote to choose a Community Favourite winning team!

Official Jury

Rachel Day

Rachel Day

Blizzard Visual Effects Artist

Rachel is a Senior FX Artist at Blizzard Entertainment. She is also an enthusiastic member of the cosplay community, having created costumes including Warcraft’s Sylvanas Windrunner, Overwatch’s Widowmaker, and a gender-bent version of Olaf from The Lost Vikings.
Renaud Galand

Renaud Galand

Blizzard Lead Character Artist

Renaud is a Lead Character Artist for Overwatch. He was the first character artist on the project, and works to ensure the continuity and evolution of the Overwatch style by mentoring new artists. He also continues to create new, exciting heroes. Outside Blizzard, Renaud is an avid digital sculptor, cinephile, and board game enthusiast.
Luke Lancaster

Luke Lancaster

PAX Aus & Oz Comic-Con

Luke is the Content Manager of PAX Aus and Oz Comic-Con. He works closely with the gaming and cosplay communities to throw Australia’s biggest pop culture and gaming festivals. He’s also a regular on D&D podcast I Speak Giant and co-creator of webcomics Pound and The Badguys. His transmog game is on point.

Madeleine Rose

Madeleine Rose

Zhiana

Madeleine ‘Zhiana’ Rose is a cosplayer, writer, host, content creator and Community Coordinator for Geek Bomb. As a cosplayer she has been the guest of international conventions such as Middle East Film & Comic Con and GamesCon. Dabbling in all genres, she has worn and created costumes from a variety of video games, movies, anime and comics alike. Zhiana has been playing Blizzard games since she was a young girl, trying her hand at Diablo and StarCraft before finding her forever home in Azeroth. She has also been an avid Overwatch player since the game’s beta.

Prizes

No competition would be complete without prizes! Each member of the Grand Prize-winning team, selected by the jury, will receive a trip to BlizzCon (including flights and accommodation) worth approximately AUD $2,500. Each member of the Community Favourite team shall receive an awesome prize worth up to AUD $500.

Stages

Follow the different stages of the ANZ Overwatch Cosplay Battle.

Jun 12 - Jun 19

Vote for the best skin

Jun 20 - Sep 28

Crafting in progress

Oct 7 - Oct 11

Vote for the community favourite

Oct 12

Winner announced