Runway Week 5: Read to Filth

In the great tradition of Paris is Burning get your library cards, because the library is open, darling! Welcome, one and all, to another fabulous week of ENTM’s Runway Cycle. This week our models were challenged to take a few key ingredients: a pair of glasses, a bottle of red dye, and a bottle of brown dye, and see what they can come up with. Head to toe ready to read the house down boots yes gawd tongue pop and other drag queen references. In all seriousness, please keep it down, because our models have spent some serious time studying up this week to bring you their interpretation of these three specific elements. So, get ready, because reading is what? Fundamental!

Remember, the only criteria this week was to wear a pair of glasses, wear something in red, and wear something in brown, and all three pieces must be separate. So, which of our models pulled off the most novel of ideas? Who read the house down? Let us know, and vote! And may the best model… win!

Runway Week 4: Results

R U ready for the winner of Week Four: Red Carpet Realness?

Rusoka Ulasirri!

Representing the true master race, Rusoka had the press’ full attention in this blue velvet gown. She took us to the director’s cut with this classic take delivered in full technicolor. She is indeed here to thank the academy, and, no, you will not be playing her off in the middle of her acceptance speech.

Now my starlets, whether you won top honours, had to settle for Best Supporting, or were simply in attendance for the publicity, you were all a box office smash and I cannot wait for the sequel. It’s always showtime.

Now then. Let the music play!

Runway Week 4: Red Carpet Realness

Lights! Camera! FASHION! Welcome once again to another exciting installment of ENTM’s Runway Cycle. Our divalicious dozen are ready for their close-up this week, Mr. DeMille, as they glide down the red carpet in some of the finest couture this side of the velvet rope. We reeled in our models to give us a premiere of their own byshowing us how they would attend a red carpet premiere. Well, our models gave us the director’s cut as they dressed to the tens, because the nines simply weren’t enough. From Hollywood to Cannes and beyond our models knew it was universally paramount to show us how much of a 20th century fox they could be. Simply a golden opportunity to be MGM grand, don’t you think?

Now then, who would you like to thank the academy for? Let us know who your nominees are by voting! And may the best model… win!

Runway Week 3: Results

And the winner of Week Three: Crystal Makeover ain’t messin’ around…

Katarh Mest!

Our resident hostess with the Mest-est slashed and slayed her way to the top with this flirty saccharine take on what life would be like if she weren’t a strong independent woman that don’t need no man. This fakeover is so OVAH it all that our judges could barely believe this is the same gal that we’ve seen time and time again. Amazing job showing us this … let’s just say this other shard of yourself.

My gems, this has all been outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous. You’ve all done a wonderful job showing off what isn’t, now let us get back to seeing you all glitter like the true jewels you are. This masquerade may be over, but your true colours are just starting to shine; this is still anyone’s game!

Now then, let the music play!

Runway Week 3: Crystal Makeover

Welcome, once again, to another exciting week of ENTM’s Runway Cycle. This week we asked our models to travel through the looking glass, show us their true colours, and then pull a switch. Reverse it, bamboozle us, indulge in what isn’t for a change. Our models are complete fakeovers this week, showing us that inner beauty can only go so far, that sometimes you just need to show off someone else. In ENTM tradition they’ve undergone the Crystal Makeover, where we ask our models to do two things: incorporate the lesser-used makeover style, the stripe across the eyes, and show us what they’d look like as their opposite. It’s a wild mirror world this week, folks, so look, and look again, because things are not always what they seem.

Now then, who turned you upside down, spun you round and round? Let us know which of these impostors you enjoyed the most by voting! And may the best model… win!

Runway Week 2: Results

And the winner of Week Two: Steampunk Realness ain’t lyin’…

Tattl Tael!

Our victor Victorian left us breathless, serving legs for days, and looking positively industrious with just the right pops of colour to break up the cool browns and brasses of the ensemble. Keep up the excellent work my little jinglyshinies. Tattl may have had the wings of time this round, but don’t lose your steam. This week moreso than ever showed the impact our community has on the voting. Next week is anyone’s to win!

Now then. Let the music play!

Runway Week 2: Steampunk Realness

Welcome, welcome, one and all to another fabulous week of ENTM’s Runway Cycle! We are pleased to bring to you fiction come reality, the intersection of science and fashion and fantasy. Whether you’re journeying to the center of the earth, or travelling 20,000 leagues under the sea, one thing always holds true: you gotta look good, darling. This week we’ve asked our models to take the stage in the original TikTok. From airship-filled skies to Rapture below join us on a grand adventure, won’t you?

So, who bioshocked you the most? Go ahead, let off some steam, and vote! And may the best model … win!

Runway Week 1: Results

And the winner of Week One: Ruffle Some Feathers is…

Peruru Meioh!

You really strut your stuff, Peruru, and let the feathers fly! Even brought a red carpet with you! Our judges were loving your pops of colour, cohesive outfit, and suave, confident pose. Keep up the good work, but remember, this is just the beginning, my hatchlings. Before you fly the coop remember even the smallest of trickles can create the mightiest of waves. This is still anyone’s game!

Now then. Let the music play!

Runway Week 1: Ruffle Some Feathers

Welcome to another exciting edition of ENTM, the Runway Cycle. Each week our models will be given specific cues, and will create an outfit befitting the hautest of the haute. This week we asked our models to make a few waves, and display their plumage in the most creative of ways. Each outfit our models put together must have one article of clothing displaying feathers, and another displaying ruffles. Who came out on top? That’s up to our judges, and you, our dear audience. Now fly, my birds of paradise, fly!

Which of our models flounced and fluffed their way into your hearts? Let us know! Vote 1 for your strongest, and 12 for your weakest, and everyone else in between. And may the best model … win!

ENTM Runway Cycle: Meet the Models

If you’ve participated in previous cycles with ENTM you should already have a general idea of how this all works. ENTM draws inspiration from reality competition shows, and challenges virtual photographers to come up with the best representation of a given theme for the week. At the end of the cycle whomever has the best cumulative score is crowned the winner. Competition is heavily based on photographic methods, as well as storytelling. Through ENTM many have learned new techniques, and been able to tap into a new side of creativity and appreciation for Final Fantasy XIV.

Runway Cycle takes a slightly different approach. It is a marriage between our typical inspirations and ruleset and the weekly Fashion Report challenge at the Gold Saucer. Each week our models will be presented with a theme, and a few key rules that vary week to week, such as using a particular colour of dye, a particular piece of equipment visible, and so on and so forth. Photographic techniques are helpful, however are not necessary. This is all about selling the garment. So long as you can capture your own pose well, and show the outfit clearly, then you’re all set to set fire to the runway.

That being said, this whole competition is nothing without you, the models! Thank you for auditioning, and taking the time to participate in a fun game where the true reward is the journey and friends we make along the way (and also the only reward; there is no actual prize, sorry, we’re on a budget). I hope you all have fun, and enjoy the experience.

Without further ado, here are our lovely competitors, listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best model … win!