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!
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!
Hi folks! For the month of November, our winner for October poked our second place finishers for some advice, and with their powers combined they came up with the nice winter theme of:
Now what on earth does that theme mean to you? Let’s find out!
Send your best screenshot that matches the theme “Cozy Corner” in a direct message to Katarh Mest on our Discord channel.
You have until Wednesday, November 20th to send me a shot. (Heeeey, that’s my birthday.) Voting will commence on the 21st, and I’ll close out the polls on November 27th, just in time for Thanksgiving in the US.
As always, the winner of our Monthly Challenge will earn the right to choose the theme for the next month, and a minion from the Mogstation.
Tumblr Cycle 11 winner and regular supporter of all things ENTM your host Ni’ko Shae puts the purr in purple. Rumour suggests a time when he had no association with the colours purple, pink, or anything in between, but such ridiculous allegations are clearly without merit. Runway Cycle is his brainchild created with /gpose beginners in mind.
Judge Kai Ulric
No stranger to the spotlight Kai is a long time model, host, site admin, and creator of the non-elimination ruleset. Always ready to cheer and judge, this lovely gal is also an avid housing collector. Rumour has it she has twenty houses across all data centers.
Judge Malkovich Malkovich
A double threat, this two-time S-rank model ready to judge your glam game has a great eye for drama. He’s also the warrior in Hidden Gorge ready to Holmgang you onto the train tracks. Glad he’s on our side!
Judge Odharnait “Ona” Greene
An avid promoter and supporter of ENTM, Ona is our Tumblr Cycle 10 Community Vote winner, frequent judge, frequent winner of our Monthly Challenge, and goddess of mythology. We welcome her grace and wit.
Judge Rymmrael “Rymm” Bhaldraelwyn
Tumblr Cycle 10’s lovely first alternate Rymm is a longtime supporter of ENTM, and a writer for Aetherflow Media. A true virtual fashionista, Rymm freely admits to spending more time on her in-game wardrobe than her real life wardrobe as she has made it her life mission to prove Roegadyns are just as pretty and fashionable as any other race (all hail the master race).
Thank you to our judges for stepping in for this competition, and thank you all for your interest and support. We’ve got six exciting weeks of fashion to forward, so please stay tuned. Cast announcement will be on the evening of Wednesday, November 6th.
Hi everyone! We asked everyone to do their best Monster Mash for the month of October, and four spooky models rose to the challenge and gave us a good old fashioned fright with their dancing skills. But the one who danced their way into our nightmares this month was our 2018 reigning challenge queen, Ona Greene!
Spooky costume: check. Monstrous dance pose: check. Excellent use of the Posterization filter: Check.
Congrats Ona! For everyone else, stay tuned because the November challenge will go live in the next few days!
Hi folks! For the month of October, we challenged our model community to go out and do the Monster Mash. We wanted to see you partying or scaring the citizenry in your best monster costume. We had four models rise to the challenge this month, all of them doing some pretty spoopy moves out on the dance floor or the dungeons.
Ogle our oogly models, and then vote for your favorite in the Google Poll!
Hi folks! The theme for the October challenge is going to be:
Put on your favorite monster themed costume and go forth and haunt the towns! Or just have a really good dance party.
Submissions for the month of October will be open until Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. The prize is your choice of a minion from the Mogstation, and also the rights to choose the November 2019 theme.
To enter, please join the ENTM Discord if you haven’t already, and send your entry along with your character name to admin Katarh Mest. Gpose is allowed and encouraged. Reshade, mods, and third party post processing are not allowed for ENTM monthly contests.
It was an amazing six weeks, but we have come to the end! Now, it is time to announce the winner of the first cycle of ENTM Doubles Cycle!
But first, I want to thank all of the Models and the Judges who made this cycle possible! We do this for fun and in our free time. I hope all of you had fun as well over the last six weeks.
I also want to thank the community that keeps trying out for these cycles, and who votes every cycle! Without this wonderful community – none of this would be possible. We greatly appreciate you as well!
Now, moving on!
Over the last six weeks, we have had the Judges and Community voting for their favorites.
And I would just like to say that every pairing did a great job! It is not easy to put yourself out there and be judged by others, so in that, they are all winners!
-This was a close race for first place-
But, there can be only one! Like the one ring! Though, they won’t rule over everyone… Instead, they get the fancy title and the honor of being the very first:
Double’s S-Rank Winners!
Now, it is time…
With the lowest combined score from the community and judges
Your winners of ENTM Doubles Edition Cycle 1 is:
Malkovich Malkovich and Neisha Rayne!!
Congratulations, you two! You are the S-Rank Champions of the very first Doubles Cycle!