RPG publisher Atlus kicking off 5th Annual Costume Contest

Those of you gamers that take cosplay or Halloween a little more seriously than your friends will be happy to know that Los Angeles based, JRPG publisher, Atlus has begun accepting submissions for the Fifth Annual ATLUS-O-Weenie.  Atlus is well known for bringing dark and twisted JRPGs to the United States.  The Shin Megami series, Demon Souls and this summer’s Catherine game are all must have games.

Atlus games have a wealth of characters to draw from and cosplayers should have no trouble finding inspiration.  In addition to a grand prize voted on by fans, and 4 randomly selected winners, the contest will feature categories for the bestCatherine-themed outfit, the best KOF XIII-themed outfit, and the best Persona-themed outfit.

“With so many games with characters that fans have really developed a strong connection to, we felt that it made sense to give each of these categories some special recognition,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Prizes for this year’s winners will be a $300 gift card for the grand prize winner, $200 gift cards for each of the special category winners, and $25 for each of the four random prize winners. The first 200 approved entries for the competition will also receive a Steam code for a free PC copy of ATLUS & ACE Team’s zany action/strategy hybrid Rock of Ages.

Contest submissions will be accepted beginning October 18, 2011 at noon PDT, and end on November 11, 2011 at 11:59am PDT. Voting begins on 12:01pm on November 11, 2011 and closes on 11:59pm on November 18, 2011. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are over the age of 18.

Submit entries at http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/161800. For a full listing of the rules, please visit http://www.atlus.com/rules.htm.

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