10/21/2012 - I got Snow Bunny Nidalee!! Hippalus, thank you SO very much for making a HUGE dream come true!
I can not deny my heart racing when I noticed I was logged off my account. The moment I saw the skin on my account, I burst out into tears. Nothing could of possibly made me happier. Thank you so very much for completing this skin trade for me!
I traded my Dreadknight Nasus skin for Grandim's Snow Bunny Nidalee. I have to thank this generous summoner for giving up his Snow Bunny Nidalee for me!
GD, I would not be sitting here holding my heart inside my chest from exploding if it wasn't for all the support I've gotten throughout this thread. I didn't think I'd be sitting here, ever, screaming with the satisfaction of finally owning Snow Bunny Nidalee.
Thank you all SO very much!
I was directed to a thread from a friend of mine that has encouraged me towards creating this. Recently a summoner asked for Rusty Blitzcrank. He achieved the skin for hitting 2000 upvotes. I am very happy that this summoner got his Rusty Blitzcrank, now I am hoping the community will hear me out, and perhaps I may have something similar to the user transfer that was used to obtain Snow Bunny Nidalee onto my account!
so if i contact you hipplaus, you can transfer skins like you did with this guy? this should be added to the game. you know if you do it for one person more people will want it..
Please read the entire thing before making any judgments!
Thank you very much in advance!
I joined League Of Legends a year and a half ago. Since I joined, I've desired nothing more than Snow Bunny Nidalee. Within the first week of my adventures on Summoners Rift, I was absolutely terrible. Most of my time was spent looking through the champions, and their skins. When I first saw Snow Bunny, the fan girl in me went through the roof. Without any knowledge of this game, or even if I was going to still be playing the game in a weeks time, I got a prepaid credit card so I may purchase RP. When the harsh realization hit that Snow Bunny was no longer available, I gave the card information to my friend so he could buy Nurse Akali.
When I first came onto the forums, I embarrassed myself with hopes of having Snow Bunny Nidalee unlocked onto my account. Seeing as how it was my first time on any sort of forums, i went way over my head. While this thread was open, I heard of a summoner who was gifted Snow Bunny Nidalee as a reward for her Nidalee cosplay. My heart exploded.
Needless to say, shortly afterwards I had a bunch of pink fur fabric in my closet..
During the time that I humiliated the life out of myself on that thread, I was offered by a very generous summoner to show me Snow Bunny Nidalee, seeing as how I've never seen it in game at that point. Now, for an embarrassing video! Enjoy!
When the Harroween Contest came into play this time last year, I decided to enter with a Riven Cosplay. I rushed to put this cosplay together in time to enter. 3 weeks went towards me waking up early to work no my costume, go to my job for 9 hours, come home to work late on my costume, and sleep for 5 hours or so. I was so nervous uploading it to the forums. After my previous posts, it took a lot of encouragement from my friends for me to upload it. To my surprise, my Riven cosplay got very popular! I was flooded with amazing comments from GD and Rioters! I really believed I had a shot at winning the contest. I've actually never won any sort of reward or contest in my life, so nothing had me more excited to run home the night that the rewards were being announced! 1850 + up votes later, I was sadly not even rewarded with an honorable mention. Needless to say, my spirits were crushed.
My Riven Cosplay Thread; http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...ight=ecliptika
After the Harroween contest drama was over, I decided to not continue towards making my Nidalee costume. If I was in a position where I can attend PAX, Anime North, etc.. My situation would of been different. But seeing as how my intentions were to obtain Snow Bunny Nidalee, I didn't have faith anymore. Months later, with a lot of encouragement from my friends, along with a bit of complaining, I decided to continue with creating my Snow Bunny Nidalee cosplay. In total, it took me approximately 4 months to finish my costume once I really got started on it. Nothing was "good enough" to justify Snow Bunny Nidalee in my eyes. Once my cosplay was complete, and my thread was posted in General Discussion, I kept my hopes high for the skin. I was disappointed to see a Rioter had moved my thread to Fan Art without any mention as to why. Now, seeing as how fan art is the ideal spot to have creations such as cosplays, I believed I wasn't going to get enough attention there to have my cosplay noticed and potentially have Snow Bunny Nidalee unlocked onto my account.
My Nidalee Cosplay; http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206193_10151880526860241_1244498044_n.jpg
At that point, I decided to submit a support ticket....
After a week and a half of continually refreshing the same page over and over anxious to hear back from Riot, I finally got my reply. Sadly, it was not in my best interests. My request was rejected. I was heartbroken. I strongly believed that I had a shot at getting Snow Bunny Nidalee unlocked. I kept my support ticket open for 3 and a half months. I didn't want to take no as an answer, even though I saw myself turning into one of those whimpering puppies. I finally gave up on the support ticket. I have read the response "Nope. Sorry" too many times. This doesn't mean I have given up on obtaining Snow Bunny Nidalee. If you want something bad enough, fight for it.
For my own satisfaction, I decided to do a few new touch ups to my Snow Bunny Nidalee cosplay. In my eyes, if I can't have her in pixel form, I'm going to try and bring it to life as much as I possibly can. That's my sole purpose for cosplaying. I booked studio time with a well known photographer in Ottawa so I may get some professional shots of my cosplay. Sadly, a week before my photo shoot, I got VERY sick. I was working on my cosplay while dying in my death bed. The day of the photo shoot came around. I was still unbelievably sick, and still had pieces that needed to be touched up. In a rush to finish, and without thinking, I severely burnt my back. Ironically, I now have a scar in the shape of a broken spear.
WARNING: Please don't click this image if you don't want to see a disgusting burn. :/ http://imgur.com/BOzit .
Even though I was still recovering from my cold, and that I just burnt my back with 4 pumps of hot glue, I still went to the photo shoot.
This image is not completed yet, but I feel the need to share it with the community;
I can't wait to share more of my Snow Bunny Nidalee Cosplay with cougar form!
Their have been a few questions towards my "spending's" throughout my thread, seeing as how the guy for Rusty Blitzcrank has over 200 skins. Snow Bunny Nidalee is not the only passion I have towards League Of Legends. Within the year and a half that I've been summoned to the Fields Of Justice, I have played over 3000 normal games (Around 135000 minutes). Purchased over $1000.00 worth of RP. I have 104 skins, 16 rune pages, 90 champions unlocked, and I currently have 3.3k RP and 11.7k IP. I've recruited a mass amount of friends and their friends to downloading League Of Legends (sadly nobody ever entered me in as a recruiter). I own an Emumu, Shen, Nidalee and a League Of Legends Logo T-shirts. 2 League Of Legends hoodies. A Baron Nashor Pillow that I freaking adore! 2 Lanyards and a Katarina Water bottle. While I do have Ebay to thank a lot for 1/2 of my merchandise, I can guarantee it will only increase once I get employment again.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I LOVE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS.
I've also been creating a Snow Bunny Nidalee sculpture...
October 13th, 2012:: I met one of the summoners who offered to trade their Snow Bunny Nidalee!
In the group image, he is the one to the further right!
The finals were amazing! I'm so happy Ottawa had a bar host the stream, met a lot of amazing summoners, and I was the only one in cosplay while representing Snow Bunny Nidalee!
You know this skin is underrated when you hear "you look EXACTLY like Nidalee, but pink" followed with a confused face.
In regards towards the amount of "Skin for 2k upvotes pls" threads.
I believe we all have that "I regret not buying that skin" moment. Or we're disappointed we couldn't obtain a skin when it was available. We are all here for the same reason, we love League Of Legends. Skins are "trophies" to some, but to most of us, we just want to enjoy our favorite champions dressed up as pumpkins, kitties, presents etc. If you're going to participate in something like the 2k upvotes, show good sportsmanship! Don't bring someone down because they want the same skin as you. Their is enough hate on these forums, we don't need to increase it by starting drama over someone's desires to have the same pixels as you.
Dear community; I honestly can not think of a way to thank everyone enough for the support I've been receiving throughout this thread. I have dedicated a lot of my life towards this cause, and the feedback I've gotten has made everything worth it!
I have decided that if I do in fact get Snow Bunny Nidalee, I'd like to pay the community back for how great everyone has been! On my facebook cosplay page, I will be giving out 5 PAX Sona/Graves skins. I will give a lot of notice in advance, so don't worry about missing out on anything! You can find my cosplay page here; http://www.facebook.com/EcliptikaCosplay.
Once again, thank you summoners!