Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Hey...remember that sweet bluetooth famicom-like wireless controller that Costello posted about? Wipe that drool off your face, put your tongue back in your mouth, and pay attention. You can call me The Motherflippin Santa Claus, because it's Christmas in July! We have a total of 5 of them to give away over the course of 5 weeks. Each week will be host to one mini-contest. Yes, this means that YOU have the opportunity to get one of these hot little numbers in your hands before anyone else! Don't worry if you don't have the skills or the means to participate in one particular contest. I'll make sure there's a little something for everybody . Now, let's get down to business. Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to submit a photo of yourself dressed as your favorite 8-bit or 16-bit video game character! You have until Saturday, July 27th at 11:59 PM PST to submit your photo. Rules 1. Photos have to be of you, and ONLY you. (Animals are permitted) 2. Photos must have a sign (piece of paper, piece of cardboard, index card, parchment made from the grass on your front lawn, etc...) that has your username and date written (not printed) on it. You cannot photoshop this in. It must be included at the time the photo is taken. 3. In addition to your costume, you may use anything to accentuate your look. From real swords, to paper mache masks. Anything goes, really. (Well, almost) Again, these things may not be photoshopped in. They must be present in the original photo. 4. Characters original to the game (or game franchise) in question ONLY. For example, you may dress up as Steve Hermann from Shatterhand, but you may not dress up as The Noid from Yo! Noid (The character belonged to Domino's Pizza commercials before the game.) When in doubt, do some research. Did the character originally belong to something else before the game in question? If the answer is yes, it's not eligible for this contest. 5. Host all images either on imgur or filetrip. 6. With the exception of MINOR color correction, resizing, or cropping, absolutely, unequivocally, undoubtedly, and unquestioningly NO PHOTOSHOP. I know it's been said twice already, but seriously, some folks just need it spelled out for them. And when I say Photoshop, I mean any photo editing software. Don't be that guy. No one likes a smart aleck. 7. One entry per IP address, per person. 8. If you win this week, or any week in this event, you will be disqualified from winning any further prizes in this event. Nothing personal, just give someone else a chance to win, will ya? 9. If you break any of these rules, you will be disqualified. You will not know you have been disqualified, and no one except me will know that you have been disqualified. If the offense is serious enough, your name will be added to an internal blacklist, and you will be disqualified from participating in any other GBAtemp events. 10. I hate to be that guy, but judging by an incident that happened in the last contest, it needs to be said: If you remove your content after the contest is over (A.K.A: Take your ball and go home), you will forfeit your privilege to participate in any other GBAtemp events, including, but not limited to: Contests, raffles, tournaments, and giveaways. 11. Have fun!