Life-sized Gears of War COG Armor Suit up for grabs in online contest

Calibur11, maker of Xbox 360 'Vault' casings, is giving Gears of War cosplayers a chance to win an authentic, life-sized, “holy crap, I would trade my firstborn child for this” COG Armor Suit. The aptly labelled 'Ultimate Gears of War Collectors Item' is being given away to promote Calibur11's new Gears of War 3 Vault, an interactive 3D console case that will ship alongside Epic's game on September 20.

 Entering Calibur11's COG Armor Suit giveaway is as simple as picking up a Gears of War 3 Vault on launch day, digging out the entry code, and entering it at Calibur11's website. Fans can also skip the purchasing part altogether and obtain a free code on the site after September 20th. On January 15th, 2012, Calibur11 will draw one grand prize winner to receive the fully-padded COG Armor Suit complete with helmet, industrial resin composite parts, and a 'high end automotive paint finish'. 100 runner-ups will receive an exclusive Bleed Out hoodie.

“Simply put, the COG Armor Suit is a sick prize that we’re proud to offer our community,” said Coy Christmas, CEO of Calibur11 (and owner of the best name ever) in a prepared announcement. “This is a unique item that any collector or Gears of War fan would love to own and the only way to have a chance of getting it is to get your code and enter.”

Above: The “Bleed Out” finish feature on Calibur11’s Gears of War Vault makes the LED Crimson Omen glow blood red when a player is downed by an opponent

Calibur11's contest doesn't cost a thing, so it can't hurt to try for this rare Gears of War collectible. It may, however, hurt trying to drive and/or ride the bus while wearing the COG Armor Suit, so we suggest buying an extra large carrying case if you are lucky enough to win it.

Sep 15, 2011




  • terra - September 28, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    Anyone figure out how to enter without a purchase yet ?.
  • Spybreak8 - September 17, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    I'm all for cool cases but everyone I see has that stupid rack on the side of the case. Gah don't like, while that suit, omg do like.
  • codystovall - September 15, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    I would not want to wear that, its basically a red shirt in trek or a trooper and starwars. Bad mojo.
  • jackthemenace - September 15, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    Not sure if joking, or if just troll. Why WOULDN'T you want to wear it!? For ONE thing, it's COG ARMOUR! And for a SECOND thing, It's STILL COG ARMOUR!
  • darkfall13 - September 15, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    Wow awesome work! @DonNatzi I think it's a controller holder
  • DonNatzi - September 15, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    What the heck is that baseball cap looking thing on the side of the Xbox?
  • EHyundai - September 15, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Controller rest? I'm just guessing.
  • SteelerPsycho - September 15, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    It's for winding up your garden hose. Either that or it makes the XBOX more aerodynamic? Maybe they can add some speed holes.

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