Back in 2013, NCsoft held a player costume design contest for Blade & Soul, and this tradition has passed on to the Japan server. Revealed a week ago, the winning male costume design drew some eyebrows, as it looks oddly familiar with the costume worn by a popular classic anime character. It seems the judges are pretty ignorant about the anime series known as Inuyasha.
The wining female design is much less controversial, but in my opinion, the overall designs fall way behind what the Korean Blade & Soul community had to offer two years ago. The second image below shows the rest of the “outstanding award” winners (mixed gender).