Elden Ring fashion show blends brilliant and bizarre this weekend

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Elden Ring's community is holding its first-ever fashion showcase in the spirit of Fashion Souls.

Earlier this week, a moderator on the Elden Ring subreddit posted the information just below, revealing that the official fashion showcase for the community would be taking place later this week. Top entries for the Knights and Cosplay categories have now been assembled, and voting will be commencing June 3 - 5.

Right now, there are ten contestants from both categories entering the Elden Ring fashion extravaganza. When voting kicks off later this week, however, there'll be five contestants from both categories entering the first round on Friday, and five contestants entering the second round on Saturday. Two victors from each round will move onto the grand final on Sunday, where a winner will be determined.

And oh my god, the contestants here are enough to turn heads at New York Fashion Week. First up, we've got the contestants from the Knights category, which is basically challenging people to dress up as extravagantly as possible with in-game gear, combining different armor and weapons from various sets to make one gorgeous look.

There are the likes of our feathered friend Bird Knight, the imposing Leper Queen, and the fiery Varos, Banished Dragonslayer to contend with in the Knights category. Meanwhile, in the Cosplay category, entrants are tasked with dressing up as real-life or fictional characters, but only using in-game gear from the vast world of Elden Ring. There's no cheating with mods here.

We've got entrants including massive man Moses with two big stone tablets, a picture-perfect Witch Queen from The Lord of the Rings, a very honorable player as Knight Solaire, and even a duo dressing up as Kratos and Atreus from 2018's God of War. There's a brilliant and bizarre bunch of creations on offer here, and we can't wait to see who emerges as the victor this weekend. 

Check out our guide to the best Elden Ring armor locations and sets if you're looking to take your drip up a level.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.