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BlizzCon 2014 Day 1: Orcs And Archangels


Heroes and villains from World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo and more flood the halls at BlizzCon!

The Escapist‘s own intrepid Ross Lincoln is marching through the halls (and agonizing through the lines) of BlizzCon, but he’s sent back a plethora of incredible cosplay for those of us at home. Check out the painstakingly detailed World of Warcraft Tier sets, ethereal Archangels, wily Treasure Goblins and even some Hearthstone cosplay! Let’s dive into the Day 1 highlights, and stay up to date with all the announcements and previews with our BlizzCon 2014 coverage!

Let’s start with a classic Orc! I hope the Horde has dental coverage! Check out those tusks.

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Gazlowe is ready for the new Goblins vs Gnomes expansion for Hearthstone!

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Sohail Thaker stands ready to lead the Orcs as Grommash Hellscream.

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My mind boggles that there is already incredible Overwatch cosplay out there.

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Widowmaker is obviously colluding with that cuddly looking zerg. Watch out, BlizzCon!

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This Draenei is ready for whatever you can throw at her!

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The Horde takes on some evangelists. I know which banner I’d flock to!

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Lumberjack Uther towers over the assembled heroes. Do you think he’d do Movember?

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Don’t mess with this Marauder! Look at all those kill marks!

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What a crowd! Do you think we have enough to run a 40-man raid? Don’t miss the Ghost in the back!

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There’s a fantastic Hearthstone cosplay hiding in that crowd!

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That stare is as cutting as that scythe!

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The wings of the archangels soar majestically over the assembly.

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Quick, Illidan! Get in there and get after that Treasure Goblin!

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Check out the detail on that Crusader’s armor!

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From head to toe, this Imperius cosplay is nothing but power and pride.

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Walk softly and carry a Corrupted Ashbringer.

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Once sighted, no prey can escape that bow!

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An imposing Death Maiden approaches.

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This worgen and draenei are fast allies.

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A couple bolts from that hand crossbow should slow that Treasure Goblin down!

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A picture perfect Tier 2 Paladin.

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Incredible Velen cosplay! See more on Twitter by FlyDraenei.

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This blood elf is radiant! Check out those gravity-defying eyebrows!

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Stunning cosplay of a Warcraft 3 Blademaster and a Diablo III Demon Hunter.

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Susan’s Tier Two Paladin with Judgement Armor is perfect. Look at the detail on those pauldrons!

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The ancient cosmic struggle of Diablo continues at BlizzCon!

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A closer look at that positively gruesome Abomination!

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Sonya from Heroes of the Storm teams ups with a Tier 13 Mage, who gave a shout out to Arms, Armor, and Awesome Cosplay.

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What a duo: Fleet Master Firallon and a Warlock wearing the Tier 5 set Corruptor Raiment.

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Vindicator Yrel stands firm.

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A Witch Doctor with a towering Gargantuan zombie!

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Sorry, I got distracted.

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An absolutely intimidating Thrall!

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This crusader doesn’t stand for any guff from Diablo.

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A classy Hunter sporting Gronnstalker’s Armor and an amazing Akil’zon cosplay.

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Those eyes glow with malice! Is that an Arakkoa, or just someone with a Time-Lost Figurine?

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Jennifer and Jason are questing across BlizzCon as a Priest and Death Knight.

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This stunning white armored crusader stands ready to battle the forces of Hell.

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