Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest

Dreaming of Summer Feature Image

[The winners have been announced! Check them out here!]

Summer is upon us (June 21st) and it’s almost that time of the year when we lay down our armor and kick back at the nearest pool or stream, soaking in the Summer Sun. As with any occasion, it’s a great excuse to pull out that sleek Summer outfit and strut your stuff on the beaches of Telara!

We’re proud to announce that Trion and RiftGrate have teamed up to bring you the Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest! This is your opportunity to show the world your fashion sense, get your costume featured for sale on the Rift Store under your name, win some amazing prizes and have some fun to boot!



Theme: Summer

The Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest is a Summer-themed wardrobe contest. As such, we will be looking for the best Summer-themed wardrobe that players can come up with! That doesn’t mean you need to go straight for the bikini – surprise us! Perhaps something unique will catch our eye that is still Summer-related (like a pineapple costume, maybe).


  • One Entry Per Person.
  • This is an in-game wardrobe contest. Submissions should be on your in-game character’s outfit. Artwork will not be accepted.
  • Fill out the Entry Form here to submit your entry to the contest.Β  [Submissions have closed!]
  • Once submissions close we will begin judging and narrow down the entries to 10 finalists.
  • The 10 finalists will be showcased on Trion’s Livestream on 11th July 2014 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected by the livestream viewers via in-chat voting.
  • Please refer to the bottom of the page for more information on Judging.

Contest Schedule

Start: Submissions can be made as soon as this post is up, which means now! Start getting your creative juices flowing!

End: Submissions close on Monday, 30th June 2014 at 23:59PM PDT (Time Converter) (Countdown).

Finalists: The 10 Finalists will be revealed at Trion’s Livestream on 11th July 2014.

Final Voting: Final voting for the top 3 prize winners will be made on Trion’s Livestream on 11th July 2014.

An announcement of the winners will be made available at RiftGrate shortly afterwards and Trion will have the First Place winner’s wardrobe outfit up and featured for sale on the Rift Store in the following weeks.


Entry Form

Please click here to access the Entry Form. [Submissions have closed!]

  • Please fill out all fields marked Required.
  • Please be as accurate as possible with all information, including costume piece and dyes used for the outfit – this will allow Trion to replicate the outfits for the Rift Store.
  • You will need to submit at least one Front and one Back screenshot of your outfit with a maximum of 4 screenshots allowed. Please ensure that they are of an acceptable size so that we can fully see your outfit.



First Place

  • 15,000 RIFT Store Credits
  • 15x Spectral Supply Crate
  • 1x White Dire Riding Squirrel
  • The winner’s costume sold in the Rift Store with the entrant’s name

Second Place

  • 10,000 RIFT Store Credits
  • 10x Spectral Supply Crate
  • 1x White Dire Riding Squirrel

Third Place

  • 5,000 RIFT Store Credits

All 10 Finalists

  • “Fashion Guru” Title

Big thanks to Trion Worlds for these amazing prizes!


I can’t wait to see all your entries and look forward to seeing what amazing outfits you all come up with! Good luck to you all and may the best Summer-themed outfit win!

If you have any questions in regards to the Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Judging:Β There will be four judges including myself (Khortish) for the Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest. In order to prevent bias, all the entries will have their file-names changed to random numbers. Each judge picks their top 10 and once pooled, the initial 40 entries will be voted on by each judge by a score out of 10. The scores are pooled together and the top 10 highest scores become the 10 finalists. The 10 finalists’ outfits are then showcased in a Trion Livestream where the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are selected by vote from the Livestream viewers. Voting uses ‘Nightbot’ which will only allow one vote per Livestream viewer.

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48 Comments on “Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe Contest”

  1. Chris
    June 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    typo? The 10 finalists will be showcased on Trion’s Livestream on 11th June 2014 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected by the livestream viewers via in-chat voting.

    June 11 is already past.

    • June 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      Yep, a typo. Thanks for spotting it Chris! πŸ˜€

  2. June 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    Do you know if the white squirrel will be available in other ways than this?

    • June 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      It will most likely become available at some time in the future. It’s not a contest-exclusive. As for how to obtain it – no clue unfortunately.

  3. noahpcr
    June 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Is there a required medium for this to be done in? Can it be only a drawing?

    • June 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

      Hi Noah! This is a Wardrobe Contest based on in-game wardrobes, not artwork, so you can take a screenshot in jpeg for the contest.

  4. Blumagik
    June 20, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    hello, i submitted a png format, is that ok?

    • June 20, 2014 at 1:38 am #

      Hi Blumagik, that’s completely fine. πŸ˜€ We convert everything to JPEG using a batch converter on our end to conserve file size but entering in JPEG, BMP and PNG is a-okay!

  5. Erield
    June 20, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    Do you actually have to be present during the in chat voting to collect your reward, if you win that is?

    • June 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

      Not at all; winners will be contacted after the voting has been done via their in-game mail or the e-mail they have provided to us.

  6. Narkies
    June 21, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Hi there, do all slots need to used?

    • June 21, 2014 at 4:29 am #

      No, you don’t have to use all slots. For slots that you aren’t using, just add an “N/A” for those slots.

  7. Mike
    June 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    How do you know if your submission got through or not? Sometimes I have connection issues

    • June 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

      If you press the Submit button after completing the form and you’re taken to the next page with a “Message Sent:” and your form written out below, then you’ve successfully sent your entry to us.

  8. June 23, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    dyes…i applied them months if not years ago, any way to figure it out w/o re applying what I might think they were?

    • June 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      Try using the Rift Store’s preview. Preview your wardrobe and then click on various dyes that look similar and it should show you a preview of the dye – it works for dyes in your Apothecary’s recipe list as well as in your inventory as well. If the colors don’t change for a certain piece then that’s probably the dye you used.

  9. gizmovision
    June 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    “Are you sure you want to do this?” is that the proper response to a submission?!?

    • June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      Haha, it’s just an auto-reponse to make sure you’ve checked everything. Sometimes people might accidentally hit Enter or press the button accidentally, so that’s a way to allow them to turn stop sending and go back to completing their form.

  10. David Morrow
    June 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    how do i even do this contest like what do i do to make an outfit???

    • June 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      Hey David! The contest involves putting together gear in-game that you feel fits a Summer theme and then taking a screenshot, uploading it to an image hosting site (like http://www.imgur.com) and linking it in the entry form. Thus you can check out gear drops, vendors and other ways of obtaining gear, view their models and see whether they could work for a Summer outfit. You can also change them up a bit with dyes, some of which are available for 4 silver each under Rift Store (default key “]“) -> Wardrobe -> Dyes or using ones that Apothecaries (craft profession) can create.

      You can slot them into your Wardrobe slots (under character window (default key “c“) -> wardrobe tab) and take a screenshot there.
      Hope that helps!

  11. Kelly
    June 24, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    Sounds great! Are we able to enter more than once?

    • June 24, 2014 at 1:19 am #

      The Dreaming of Summer Wardrobe contest is one entry per person. πŸ˜€

    • Kelly
      June 24, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      Ah ok, thanks. A bit disappointing but I shall have to come up with something awesome. πŸ™‚

  12. Nithydux
    June 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    On the submission form, while filling out what dye goes where and such, there are three spaces for each piece. In the first space, is it asking for the name of the actual item used in your outfit or to make up a name for that specific piece?

    • June 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      Yep, the first space is the actual Item Name. The second is the Primary Dye and the third is the Secondary Dye.

  13. June 25, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    I just submitted my entry. I hope the image quality is okay. I had a heap of fun messing around with the costume pieces I already had in my wardrobe. :]

  14. Durararafain
    June 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Does the gear have to be things that we own? Or is there some kind of builder that allows sets to be shown and customized?

    • June 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

      It is preferable that they are items you own yourself, although the Rift Store preview system works as well (but lacks full ability to change dyes for each individual gear piece).

  15. Quelandra
    June 29, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Hello, I want to be sure if you are able to see all my 4 submission pictures, since Imgur is making some troubles for me?
    Can you please check πŸ˜€
    Good Luck to all and have a Happy Summer πŸ˜€

    • June 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

      Hey Quelandra πŸ˜€ I see all submissions just fine. Good luck with the contest! πŸ˜€

  16. Durararafain
    June 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    What exactly is the entry supposed to be geared towards? Like wings? Or just a cool outfit?

    • June 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      Just an interesting Summer-themed outfit. That can be a wide range of stuff such as swim-wear, pirates, Water-based, Life-based, Fire-based/etc. There’s been some interesting outfits that have an entirely different take on what Summer is all about – and that’s fine too. πŸ˜€

  17. Yarp
    June 30, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Quick question, do you know if Trion is going to be updating winning clothing meshes at all?

    • June 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

      I don’t think they will update the winning wardrobe’s models but that is up to Trion.

  18. SerinaNight
    June 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Do we know what time the livestream is going to be? I’m curious, because I work on Friday’s and would like to attend but I don’t know if I’ll be able to! I’d like to plan ahead if possible.

    Excited to see what people think of my idea, and what the other ideas are!

    • June 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

      Not sure on the exact time since it is still a while away but usually Friday Livestreams begin at 1:30PM PDT.

    • June 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Okay, thanks! I might be able to attend hopefully, we’ll see. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the prompt reply.

  19. Eva
    June 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Is there a way we can redo our entry? I submitted mine last night but now when I look at it – the design on the skirt kind of looks like a certain male part. I can’t unsee it now. I’d like to make different pants/skirt for her.

    • June 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

      Sure just send another entry in and I’ll delete your previous one. πŸ˜€ Ah, and can you tell me what the name of your previous entry was? Thank you!

    • Eva
      June 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      GREAT! The name of previous entry was Kasmeera@Faeblight.
      Thanks so quick response and fun contest! πŸ˜‰

  20. Ellobo
    June 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Is it possible to send other character name only for prize? If I make costume on twink and don’t wanna squirell to this character πŸ™‚

    • June 30, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

      Yep that’s completely fine. πŸ˜€

    • Ellobo
      June 30, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

      It’s amazing πŸ˜€

  21. July 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Thank you!

  22. Kiara
    July 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Do you have to be a registered user of either Twitch or Nightbot to be able to vote during the livestream?

    • July 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

      Yes you will need to have an account (or link your Facebook account) to be able to type in chat.

      It’s beneficial if you’re interested in following Trion’s Livestream Channel as well. If you become a registered user (or connect with your Facebook account) and you click on the ‘Follow’ button for Trion’s livestream channel, you will be able to enter into their giveaways that usually occur near the end of the RIFT Livestreams. Basically players type in chat and then nightbot will randomly pick a player – if they follow the channel they get the giveaway prize.

      A month ago someone won 365x Sparkle Troves so unless you have any misgivings about Twitch, it might be beneficial to register and hit the Follow button on Trion’s Twitch channel.

  23. July 15, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Where can I find a list of the winners? I’m interested in seeing what everyone else came up with

    • July 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

      The winning entries as well as finalists and semi-finalists can be found here.

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