GameFly is actively recruiting cosplayers, but for some unknown reason it’s not to ridicule. Heck, the company even wants to give the best cosplayer some nationwide recognition, offering to put him or her in their next ad campaign.
That’s right, game-rental company GameFly is inviting gamers everywhere to suit up as their favorite videogame character for a chance to appear in an upcoming TV commercial. GameFly has specifically mentioned Solid Snake ‘staches and Master Chief armor, but we all know you’re probably going to bust out the Final Fantasy stuff, right?
The GameFly Super Fan Casting Call asks contestants to submit a video of themselves portraying their favorite character during one of three live casting call events. There is also an online opportunity in which would-be cosplay stars can submit videos 45 seconds or less that “show and tell” why they love GameFly and the character they’ve dressed as.
The events will be held on Sept. 9 (Los Angeles), Sept. 16 (Chicago) and Sept. 23 (New York). The online video submissions will be accepted Aug. 26 – Sept. 30, with voting scheduled to run Oct. 1 – Oct. 31. The person whose video gets the most votes will win a trip to Hollywood to appear in GameFly’s next TV commercial.