Community Meta Signature Contest | Last day to VOTE | Fans of ow the edge, rejoice!

Each of these are winners, but if you could only pick one...

  • boop beep (post #2): https://i.imgur.com/KdsYEU7.png

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • Panda Pedinte (post #3): https://i.imgur.com/sWfUkWR.png

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • boop beep (post #5): https://i.imgur.com/OulTzIA.png

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Mutant Strawberry (post #7): https://i.imgur.com/s4rLPL0.png

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Panda Pedinte (post #8): https://i.imgur.com/SLNbehD.png

    Votes: 9 31.0%
  • FunnyJay (post #10): https://i.imgur.com/wL4ch5H.png

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Parsnip (post #12): https://i.imgur.com/6PHCfie.png

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • Panda Pedinte (post #15): https://i.imgur.com/O6qlc63.png

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • boop beep (post #17): https://i.imgur.com/ugNS3Hr.png

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ascheroth (post #21): https://i.imgur.com/yWywwED.png

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • FunnyJay (post #23): https://i.imgur.com/GZfMsvp.png

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Panda Pedinte (post #29): https://i.imgur.com/m9eLFjo.png

    Votes: 7 24.1%
  • EdwardTivrutsky (post #32): https://i.imgur.com/sHh5WZ9.jpg

    Votes: 1 3.4%

  • Total voters
    29
  • Poll closed .

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~~ ABOUT THE CONTEST ~~

As we all know, the mark of a true forum warrior is a sick sig. It commands respect, authority and is a beautiful field of self-expression. With this small and completely not serious contest, I'd love to bring a bit of that vibe back into our lives and experience that beautiful and naive moment in time once more.

To be clear, I don't really have a prize planned, but I think we could just submit our creations for the love of the game so to speak and then vote on what we think is the peak gamer sig here. Everyone will be a winner though because we'll all get to feast our eyes and hearts on your work! The aim here is not to make something amazing, but rather to capture the essence of an era.

I'll leave submissions open until the end of June thereabouts and then assemble a list so we can pick our favs.

Below, you'll find all you need to get started on your very own signature that expresses how you truly feel. I encourage both diehard sig makers and people new to this alike to give it a shot. This is one of those things where rapid iteration produces better results than keeping at it on one signature. And your first go will likely be just the thing we're looking to achieve with the naughties a e s t h e t i c.

The only rule is no rulez (but do try to keep things SFW). Text in the signature is optional but encouraged. In addition to game characters, anime is also an absolutely valid and excellent choice. Submit and show off as many entries as you'd like.

When you've got a few minutes to spare, grab your drink of choice, put on some Linkin Park and vibe out for MAX results.

ALSO, feel free to use this thread to post some the work out there you like and appreciate, or perhaps some of your own old sigs!

~~ R E S O U R C E S ~~

Free image editing software:

Video game and anime renders:

Special FX:
(I found a cool page with legit looking C4D effects, but all the links are broken. If you want spice things up, I suggest googling C4Ds and applying them using layer properties like linear dodge or screen, for now)

Cool fonts:

MOOD (AMVs baybeeee):

If you're looking for some edgy flavor text, I'm sure there's pure gold in game forums and FAQs from the time:

Reference material:




 
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Alright, got the creative juices flowing and here's my first to start us off. Not quite nailing the grunginess I wanted to go for, but this isn't even my final form!



I hope you can tell that I was listening to an AMV playlist as I worked on this.
 
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I have almost no ability in editing images but I'm going to try!

Edit:


I'm proud of what I've made in 30 minutes :ROFLMAO:
This is very, very good. Doing so much with so little. I’ll need to step up my game. Maybe find some sweet fractals for the background.

Edit: alright, feeling pretty good about this one. Also went with Sonic. The best character.



I feel like I really nailed the font here.
 
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Panda Pedinte

Best Sig Maker on the board!
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Who else thinks Vincent Valentine was cool?

Look at his description: "A mystical man, stern and upright while at the same time dark and mysterious..."

Points proving he is one of edgiest best characters ever
  • Long hair
  • Best sense of fashion in FFVII
  • Sleeps inside a coffin
  • Suffers because of love
  • Became monsters in his limit breakers
He was my inspiration to make that signature

 

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See You Hyper-Toxic Computer Cowboy
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EdwardTivrusky

See You Hyper-Toxic Computer Cowboy
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Damn, i still have a couple of half-finished sigs to "polish" and post!
Just need to find a reliable image host too, preferably free.
 
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I was out for a little bit, but beautiful entries everyone. It's been a fun nostalgia trip to see such concentrated edge and mastery of the art of signature making.

I think I could just make a poll with the sigs in there?
Not sure if we'd need a whole form to fill out like with the GOTY stuff.
 
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Time really flies. Whoopsy daisy & apologies... :grimacing-face:

I've set up a poll. It's not the prettiest, but hopefully it'll do the trick. It would probably be easier to scroll through the thread, note the post number/author that one of these sigs is in and then pick from the poll rather than copying the URLs.

Results are hidden until a week from now just to have a little suspense, I suppose. But feel free to champion your fav(s) :blobmorning2: Thank you so much to everyone who participated. Each of these entries really brought a smile to my face and hopefully they did the same for others!
 
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The poll will be closing tomorrow at around at around 23:30 CET (i.e. ~32 hours from this post), so get your votes in if you haven't yet!


:wd_punned:

Or else...
 
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