BlizzCon happened over the weekend, and if any convention is a home to elaborate costumes, it’s this one. Blizzard Entertainment operates the convention, so it’s all about their properties — World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, etc. Many of the characters in those games wear tricked out costumes featuring armor, massive props, and light-up elements. And the pool isn’t as limited as you might think. Each of those games features a number of memorable characters. You can see several of them on display in BlizzCon’s Costume Contest — the range of styles and skills is impressive. IGN captured every participant in the above video.
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