The first costume competition hopeful steps out on stage, dressed as a warlock in Tier 5.
Sylvanas, an Area 52 questgiver and a Blood Elf Paladin step out in all their slightly blurry glory.
On the left and on the big screen, a level one druid.
Someone went to the effort to make a raven mount (from Sethekk Halls), while another entrant made a full Thunderheart set.
The competition entrants huddled at the back of the stage while more paraded past, giving the audience hardly any time to take in the detail of their costumes.
The crowd burst into laughter and applause seeing this extremely realistic Murloc costume. If only those had been in our goody bags...
All the costume hopefuls.
Another shot of the costume lineup.
The first dance entrants are male draenei. After a hesitant start they really get into the music.
Have you ever been this close to three female blood elf impersonators? 'Toxic' may be a popular choice as a dance but the three contestants pulled it off well.
The human male dancers were frighteningly spot on, especially the two children taking part. Both children were French, along with approximately half of the competition entrants in total.
The male orc dancers looked to be really enjoying themselves and had limitless energy. By this point, previous entrants were starting to fill up the stage, but we assure you there were three dancers taking place here.
This dancer was performing the male dwarven dance, and was so popular with the audience and presenters that he was made to repeat it several times.
Performing the female orc's dance because her boyfriend said it suited her, this entrant wasn't afraid to show a little wiggle.
Performing the female gnome's dance routine in front of thousands of people might have terrified some, but not this brave entrant (who also competed in the costume contest).
The ever-popular female night elves (in Alizee's home country, no less) went down a treat. Some of them could even dance.
This rendition of the male night elf's dance, complete with picture-perfect moonwalk, was a real treat to behold. Except the crotch thrusting, but then that can't be helped.
Bellydancing appears to be popular, as these three female troll competitors show.
All the dance competitors line up for a final shimmy.
Finally, the costume contestants are brought out on stage too for the audience to cheer and applaud. From the dancers to the costumes, everyone's put in a lot of work to be here tonight.
Third prize in the costume contest goes to the Raven Mount.
- And the second prize goes to...
The crowd's favourite, this murloc costume made the audience go wild, clocking in second in the contest.
First prize in the costume competition goes to this extremely intricate Tauren Druid entry.
The energetic dwarven dancer takes home third in the contest.
A smooth operator, this human male dancer walks away with second prize.
Finally, an amazing performance from one of the orc entrants wins first prize in the dance competition, and it's all over.