Some aren't my favourite but I pesonaly see why those finalist were choosen, but
I know that peson worked very hard on it and put a lot of time in it, but entry of The Timeless Traveler by DisRicardo is basicaly totally overbaked idea, that it is (in my opinion) bad and doesn't fit the game because of the animations, ... is good but even potencialy bad.
To me choosing this one was huge mistake, to it seems like weird combination of Cultist Mask and Reaper Costume into one (not so unique) and should't stick to it animation of the vanity set.
I like idea of time themed vanity item, but this one doesn't speak to me even with given addiational images, like the badge one which was unnecessary in the end.
Time/Chronomancer themes or time manipulation are favourite in (some) RPG games.
I am sorry but that is what I see. There are more submission that are more worthy than this.
I personaly would like to make a mod for submissions and some some non_finalist vanity sets. There were a lot of them, it would be sad for so much sprites to be wasted.
You have a point. How many vanity sets in the game have constant animations besides some cloak wiggling while walking? Dont remember any.
And I kinda afraid many people gonna get dissapointed if they end up with vanity set that didnt match their expectaions in terms of animations and particle effects.
But if devs will make up timetraveler's set with intended animations everything said is pointless and set is a must be.