as a player that went into one of these dev special contests and had left with a bad taste in my mouth. why bother with costume contests. the only reason i attempted it before was because it's the only way to get therakials heavy sword costume piece and i tried it and it left a bad taste in my mouth because i felt frustrated because i know only of how to design a character to my liking not how to please someone else. i am not savvy enough to design a appealling character to please anyone but myself. and when i tried it with a dragon character i which i enjoy just making cool dragon like characters because i just think dragons are awesome. yet when i tried and i didn't win and the wait till the next costume contest has made me a way too bitter about costume contests.
so tell me. why should wait months to a whole year for something that i have no confindance in winning because i don't know how to design a toon to please anyone but myself?