The GES rAge 2016 Cosplay Contest | Complete Winners List

Overall Winner (highest score in contest) JinxKittie Cosplay - Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft
Overall Winner (highest score in contest) JinxKittie Cosplay - Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft

We have seen so many awesome cosplays during rAge 2016 but in the end, there could only be one winner, or two, or even 26 winners, as was the case with the GES rAge 2016 Cosplay Contest. Let’s have a look at who the winners were in their different categories:

Overall Winner (highest score in contest)

JinxKittie Cosplay – Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft

Individual Cosplayer Division – Western Pop category

1st place                Tiffle Monster – Tiffany Zeeman (Intermediate) with Wonder Woman from BvS Dawn of Justice

2nd place               Annakapat – Anre van Rooyen (Master) with Jareth the Goblin King from Labyrinth

3rd place               Blissful Wonderland Cosplay – Sean Robinson (Intermediate) with Babydoll from Sucker Punch

4th place               Something Cool – Brendan Nel (Novice) with Dr. Strange from the Marvel Comics and MCU

Honorable mention went to Invalid Index – Isard Botha (Novice) with Deadpool from the Marvel Comics

Individual Cosplayer Division – Gaming category

1st place            JinxKittie Cosplay – Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft

2nd place           Overlord Atobe – Taran S Tarr (Master) with Jeanne from Bayonetta 2

3rd place            Kali Kitty Cosplay – Jeanine-Dee Hartog (Master) with Hunter from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

4th place            Tweeety_Dum_Dum – Herculene Booysen (Novice) with Alma from F.E.A.R

Honorable mention went to RedHead Cosplay – Nicole Stern (Novice) with Lina the Slayer (Battle Caster Skin) from DOTA2

Individual Cosplayer Division – Anime/Manga category

1st place            Kinpatsu Cosplay – Tayla Barter (Master) with Arcanine from Pokemon

2nd place           Maou Ookami (Intermediate) with Meme-chan from the Music Video ME!ME!ME! by Teddyloid feat. DAOKO

3rd place            Dharini Naidoo (Novice) with Celty Sturluson from Durarara

4th place            Spyridon – Gemma Fletcher (Novice) with Jedi Jenzu

Honorable mention went to Brogan Norman with Raven the Blade Master from Elsword

Groups Division

1st place            The Third Street Saints from Saints Row (Novice) – Group leader: Hein Botha

2nd place           Sakura-Sasuke Genderbend from Naruto Shippuden (Novice) – Group leader: Sean Thompson

Costume & Crafting Division

1st place                Kinpatsu Cosplay – Tayla Barter (Master) with Arcanine from Pokemon

2nd place               Partners In Crime Cosplay – Louise Kathleen Van Der Merwe (Novice) with Own Design Blood Elf Horde Armor from World of Warcraft

Honorable mention went to JinxKittie Cosplay – Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft

Skits Division

1st place                JinxKittie Cosplay – Kelsey Atkins (Intermediate) with Alexstrasza the Life-Binder (Zephyri Redesign) from World of Warcraft

2nd place               Annakapat – Anre van Rooyen (Master) with Jareth the Goblin King from Labyrinth

3rd place               The Cosplay Cartel – Noor Jamie with Deathwing from World of Warcraft

Best Youth

Spyridon – Gemma Fletcher (Novice) with Jedi Jenzu

Best Newcomer

Tweeety_Dum_Dum – Herculene Booysen with Alma from F.E.A.R

All photography by Vanora Naude Photography

Awards Ceremony | Videos by Bianca Louw

About Linda Jager

Linda Jager
I’m proudly Geek and have a passion for all things pop-culture. Huge fan of The Walking Dead. Lover of gadgets and technology and although I’m not a gamer (sadly no hand-eye co-ordination) I find myself drawn to the gaming culture and community and how it connects with one of my biggest passions – collecting action figures and statues. I love to watch movies and series and there’s nothing better than having conversations with other people about the things I feel so passionately about. Being an 80’s child I am a huge fan of retro stuff and my Thundercats collection is one of my most prized possessions. That, and my A-Team van. Follow me on Twitter @LindaAtGES

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