The PHB’s 7th Halloween Competition (and 20M Hits Bonus!)


Boo, Poptropicans! Halloween is approaching, and that means… it’s time for another Halloween costume competition here on the PHB! This will be our 7th year in a row, but we’re adding a special twist: with the recent Photo Booth added to Poptropica’s Home Island, you can enter a picture creation for a chance to win a membership from the PHB! Sound spooktacular?

Part I: Costume Competition

Traditionally, Poptropicans submit their best Poptropica Halloween costumes in the comments section by giving an Avatar Studio link and/or posting their username. Keep in mind the following tips:

  • Be original! Mix and match to create your own unique costume(s).
  • There are some great Halloween costume parts at the ghoul gathering from the end of the Haunted House quest from the Store, as well as the collection of free costumes in the Store, but be creative and search in other places too!
  • Keep your costume intact until after the winners are announced, or we may not see it! If you don’t want to keep the costume on your main account, create a new one and post that instead.
  • To post your entry, go to the Avatar Studio, type in your username, click Load, click on the Link to highlight it, right-click and choose Copy, go to the comments section on this post, right-click and choose Paste, type in your comment and submit so we can view your costume by clicking the link! Name your costume and post the username if you want.

PRIZES: On Halloween (October 31st), we’ll make a post featuring the winning costumes, plus they will also be immortalized on the PHB’s Costumes page, where you can also see examples of past winners. We’ll have 10 winners for the costume portion, but wait, there’s more…

Part II: Photo Booth Competition

This year, to celebrate our recent milestone of 20 million views here on the PHB, we’re adding a new portion to the competition: the Photo Booth, where we’ll pick another 10 winners for a total of 20!

If you haven’t checked out the Photo Booth on Home Island yet, now’s the time! Poptropica recently added lots of Halloween props to the feature, and you can check out the PHB’s Photo Booth guide here. The objective of this competition is to create the best Halloween picture with your character in it using the Photo Booth, which means you’ll need a snazzy Halloween costume on (see part I)!

For anyone entering this part of the competition, you’ll also need to complete Part I and share a link to your Poptropican to prove that you own the character you use in your Photo Booth pic. This part is optional, but like the first part, we’ll be selecting 10 winners, and the PRIZES get better…

  • First place: 6-month membership
  • Second and third place: 3-month membership
  • 4th to 10th place: 1-month membership

That’s right, you can enter for a chance to win a membership paid for by the PHB!

Important: If you are selected to win one, you must be comfortable in privately contacting us with your login credentials (username and password) so that the membership may be awarded. If you have a currently active membership and are selected, keep in touch with us about when it expires and we will work something out (or, you can donate your membership prize to an honorable mention entrant). 🙂

How to enter:

  1. Create your picture with the Photo Booth on Home Island, being sure to include your character wearing a spooktacular Halloween costume somewhere in it.
  2. Press the green checkmark button to save the image to your computer.
  3. Upload the image somewhere on the web (for example, tinypic) that will give the image a URL.
  4. Copy and paste the image URL into the comments section along with the instructions from part I (Avatar Studio link of your costume and/or username). This will allow us to see the image online.

Note: For both competitions, you can submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win a maximum of one time. Have fun! You have until Halloween.

Happy Halloween, Poptropicans… 😈

May the spookiest rise from their graves.


456 thoughts on “The PHB’s 7th Halloween Competition (and 20M Hits Bonus!)

    • slantedfish says:

      Yup! For both competitions, you can submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win a maximum of one time. The Halloween background (as well as the banner for this competition) was made by Ultimate iPad Expert. 🙂

  1. The Poptropica Costume Creators says:

    Hey! So, we’re two people (Spotted Dragon 2.0 and Jumpy Starfish) and we were wondering if we could do a pair of costumes (e.g. if we did Ariel and Ursula, even though that’s not what we’re doing) that we would enter as one submission. We’d split the prize (if we win one, of course!) and, if we get the one-month membership, we think we’ll donate it to one of the honorable mentions. Is that ok? Thanks!

    • slantedfish says:

      That would be unusual for this contest, but sure. The prize for the first part is to have the costume featured on the PHB’s front page as well as the Costumes page, so if you do win, we’d combine the two costumes into one image. As for the second part, incorporating both of your characters into one image may involve some tricky image editing outside of the Photo Booth feature, but give it a try if you’d like!

  2. pancakesisme says:

    Is it alright if I just put a picture here? I can’t get to avatar studio…if I can, I’ll try, but my computer is very slow and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post a link

  3. Shiny Panda says:

    Wow! LOVE the new heading at the top. I REALLY wanna enter. Gonna make a costume later to post on the comments. (BTW I really like the background!) Gonna make my costume very original. ~ Shiny Panda (Add me AwesomeCY:) Also the smiley at the end is also a part of my user so make sure to put that in at the end.

  4. FairyTale says:

    I guess I will be participating this time because my exams are a bit late this time (I don’t think I will win though. XD ) But still I will try. I guess I will make some new spare accounts for this. 🙂

  5. Brave Thunder says:

    Since i don’t know how to send or download a link here,i just sent my character’s pic instead,if you guys are not sure whether i’m telling the truth that it’s my character or not,just friend me and you’ll see that i’m telling the truth.
    By the way,that costume is called “Demon Killer”.

    slantedfish: Here’s your link:

    • Brave Thunder says:

      Thanks so much for getting or making me a link Slanted Fish!i did’nt really needed the red
      scarf,i just wanted to look like i had Mikasa’s scarf from Attack on Titan(hehe).I’m still working on my pic. though,but i don’t think i will take long.Again thanks so much!!!

  6. ScarySpeck says:

    One of my parts in my costume is from the customize-anything glitch and doesn’t show up on Poptropica avatar studio. Can I just send a picture of it?

    • slantedfish says:

      Post a link to your image and it will appear. See the post for instructions on how to share your pics. For both competitions, you can submit as many entries as you like, but you can only win a maximum of one time.

  7. ethanbingham123 says:

    my email is broken so if i win how will i know

    slantedfish: We’ll announce the winners on Halloween on the PHB, but you’ll need to provide a valid email address to receive info about your prize if you do win (for the photo booth portion).

  8. XxStooky says:

    I’ve got a good story for the POP maganzine it’s called:Monsters United
    I’ts about a halloween party in a poptropica common room or something that goes wrong.
    This Story could never happen if GooseBumps and Shivers never existed.

    (c) XxStooky Comics,2015-
    (c)St00kBawlz studio,2014-

    slantedfish: Send it in to! 😉

  9. hoppybunny81 says:

    Can I take a screenshot of my Poptropican wearing the costume then post it here via the comments section?

    slantedfish: Sure, but please take the screenshot from the Avatar Studio. 😉

  10. Clean glove (garfield2087) says:

    Slanted fish? If you have membership, do you get everything in the store including the costumes? I’ve been wanting to know.

    slantedfish: Yes, and more! Check out our Membership Tour page for more info about membership. 🙂

  11. The Poptropica Costume Creators says:

    Our very first entry to this contest, Sun and Moon! 😀

    We wanted something golden and glorious and instantly eye-catching to capture the essence of the sun.

    We wanted something loose, ethereal, and a little wild to create this Poptropican depiction of the moon.

    Photo Booth:
    Our gorgeous, dazzling, artistic costumes take the stage in this picture! Simple yet intricate, our photo shows these two opposites in a beautiful harmony.

    [The links are probably kinda annoying, sorry about that! 😛 ]

    And so we have this submission! Hope you guys like it! 😀

  12. aifahk84 says:

    hey fishy,can i make a beautiful and good fairy too for the halloween costume contest…
    because i think that along with the spooky and bad characters,there should be a good and good fairy too.
    because goodness isn’t ever complete without badness,and badness without goodness…
    i’ll wait for ur answer

    slantedfish: Yup – your costume doesn’t have to be “evil”! 😛

  13. FairyTale says:

    On here :-

    When you said ”With membership, you can get anything and everything in the Poptropica Store without using any of your credits. But all of it will be gone once your membership expires – unless you have plans to quit Poptropica afterward or keep giving your money to Poptropica to keep your precious gold cards.”

    Does this mean once membership expires, will the items get removed from store items (our bagpack) ?

    And if it gets removed will the items we brought with credits also get removed?

    • slantedfish says:

      Once membership expires, you can no longer use the items you got for free with your membership. The cards will still be in your inventory, but they will be unusable until you reactivate your membership. However, items you get with your credits will be usable forever even if you don’t have membership. By the way, please stay on topic by posting questions you have about a certain page on that page rather than on a different post.

  14. Clean glove (garfield2087) says:

    Slanted fish? If you want to enter 2 costumes for the contest on the same account, how do we keep our costumes intact? Also if you make another account and you win can you donate the membership too our main account?

    • slantedfish says:

      You’ll have to enter multiple costumes with multiple accounts, since one account can only wear one costume at a time. Also, if you win a membership, you can choose which account you’d like the membership to go to. 🙂

  15. GEETHMA says:

    How can we put the pics

    slantedfish: Did you read the instructions in the post? If you still have questions, please be specific.

  16. aifahk84 says:

    Fishy,can u please tell me,that if i use ”followers” too for the costume,would they be seen in the ”avatar studio link”

    slantedfish: Unfortunately, followers don’t show up in the Avatar Studio.

  17. GEETHMA says:

    Can we put it in facebook or tweeter

    slantedfish: Yup, as long as the account is public so the image can be viewed online.

  18. Pinky Loo :3 says:

    Hello people, here’s my first entry, it’s called “The Guardian of the Elves”


    Story: She was just 15 yrs. old, still shy, yet courageous.
    Her name was Ella. When it was her 16th birthday,
    Her father died, because he was defeated by The
    King of Dark Elves, Her father was The Protector
    of the Elves. So, Ella wants to make him proud
    of him, She loved him so much. So, She decided
    to train to become The Guardian of the Elves.

    The End 😛

    P.S: My Username is PinkLove95 c:

    • Pinky Loo :3 says:

      Hello Again, here’s my picture (lol i replied myself):

      Story (Part 2): Ella practiced, and practiced
      and practiced till’ one day, She went to the
      Cemetery to put her father’s favorite flowers:
      Rose. But then, She noticed a witch elf that she
      killed her father, “Hi Ella, Your father was so
      braaave before, until I cast him a spell to
      weakened his braveness, So, I killed him >:)”
      Ella gasped, “How dare you Evil Witch Elf!!”
      So, She grabbed her trusty spear to stab the
      Evil Witch Elf, But, She dodged. She summoned
      4 Ghosts. What would Ella Do? (To Be Continued)

      Hope you enjoy my story 😛

      • Pinky Loo :3 says:

        *Actually, there’s sooomething wrong in part 2, sorry, gotta edit ^.^

        Story (Part 2): Ella practiced, and practiced
        and practiced till’ one day, She went to the
        Cemetery to put her father’s favorite flowers:
        Rose. But then, She noticed a witch elf that she
        killed her father, “Hi Ella, Your father was so
        braaave before, until I cast him a spell to
        weakened his braveness, So, I called The
        King of Dark Elves, and, he killed him >:)”
        Ella gasped, “How dare you Evil Witch Elf!!”
        So, She grabbed her trusty spear to stab the
        Evil Witch Elf, But, She dodged. She summoned
        4 Ghosts. What would Ella Do? (To Be Continued)

  19. fenixof2002 says:

    hello i name this costume vampire pharaoh who wears sunglasses cause my character is a vampire pharaoh and since pharaohs are kinda like kings that means i am technically a vampire king but i also hunt other vampires you know get rid of the competion and i use my awesome black sword which matches with my awesome vampire hunter glasses which i use to keep the sun away cause i am a king the sun doesnt affect me but cause in the dessert the sun is always shining so i need to keep sun away from my eyes for that and i am also a pirate who has magical powers and i have monsters as servants and i can make myself invisible and on land i am known vampire hunter fenix and on sea i am known as redberad the pirate with blackskin and in the sky i am knowk as batpharaoh duh duhduh but around the world i am known as a mystery calledvampire pharaoh who wears sunglasses
    so here is my pic

  20. Popular Wolf says:

    That’s a screen shot of my outfit 🙂

    And that is my photo entry. Hope you liked it. I will be submitting more soon.

      • ☠Jacob_Da_Boss☠ says:

        Glad at least one person liked it. 😀 I didn’t want to go for a boring/generic picture, so I just put a bunch of random stuff on it. 😛 Not in it to win it, just for the fun of it. 🙂

  21. Big Crush says:

    happy halloween all you fellow pops.
    i have been a loyal pop fro so long. i’m always trying to make sure i’m up to date with all the info, and i currently ahve compleated all of the islands! except the mini mission, cause you need membership

    anyway, i wanted to make this antry an homage to the sooky halloween mission. my character is wearing bits and pieces from most of the origional spooky characters, but looking cool and modern at the same time

    my photo booth pic isalso a homage to the mission. basically, everyone is partying out outside the house, and it’s all good….or is it? (the grim reaper behind my character XD)

    anyway, i know it probably isn’t the coolest, but i hope you like it.

  22. CrazyCheetahXAnimeLover says:

    I just wanna post these cool outfit i found on the SUI island. The home island mainly. It can’t be seen on the regular islands only SUI’s.


    If link doesn’t show up. then search it up on google. This is not or the contest. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT FOR THE CONTEST!! JUST TO LET YOU KNOW!

    slantedfish: Regardless of whether it’s for the contest or not, simply copying an image from your computer without giving it an actual web link is not going to work for sharing images online.

  23. KeithSammut says:

    Hello Everybody This Year I’m going to compete for the very first time with these costumes:

    This is a Temporary costume which I call “The Leader of Cannibals” :

    This is a sweet replica of Timmy’s Costume from Timmy Failure :

    and This is an angry carrot costume from zomberry island :

    Thanks guys I wish you luck 😉

  24. ksamaddar2 says:

    Hello! This is my first comment!!! I come to this website a loooot! It helped me complete a lot of islands. I am “The ghost of Cinderella”! It doesn’t show in the picture but I am transparent so I look like a ghost. Is there any easier way to complete Skull duggery island? Thankyou.☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

    slantedfish: Hey there! Check out our Skullduggery Island Guide for some tips. 😉

  25. Clean glove (garfield2087) says:

    Slanted fish?I’m making a Davy jones costume and I want to get the Poseidon mustache but I can’t get it!!! I try glitches on YouTube but when I do it the computer freezes! Is there any usernames that I can use on the avatar studio glitch that dont have eye related glitches because I don’t know how to remove it.

    slantedfish: I don’t know, but you could save the mustache in your closet, then randomize (Ctrl + Shift + R) to fix your eyes, and go back and customize your mustache from your closet.

  26. Melinoe says:

    I know you obviously can’t win more than once but here’s another entry attempt just because I felt that my first one was a little lacking XD
    I call this one “Medieval Archer”, the username is Wi1dFeather

    “This little wood elf was just looking to pay her respects in the cemetery outside an eerily familiar castle and then return home as soon as possible – nothing difficult about that. Though she couldn’t help but notice an equally eerily familiar crypt amongst the rows of headstones and the fact that the old torch over its entryway was lit, obviously proving that she wasn’t as alone as she’d thought. Before she could come any closer to see who else could be wandering around the graveyard at this hour, the decrepit door creaked open on its own and a deep guttural snarl emitted from within. She quickly darted behind a tall gravestone for cover, trying to keep herself and her candlelight hidden as she sheepishly drew her bow, though the flurry of bats she’d startled didn’t quite help conceal her hiding spot. A dark lupine silhouette slowly crept from the tomb, uttering a throaty growl as it sniffed the air, picking up faint traces of the elven girl’s scent amongst the rancid stench of decay – against her better judgment, she blew out her candle and placed it on the ground, readying her bow and reaching for her quiver as the shaggy beast lurked closer.”

    Again, still not 100% sure how to post images here so sorry if those are wrong x.x

  27. Emily says:

    What day will the people be judging, and the day we will found out who won?

    slantedfish: We’ll be working on our list as this goes on, but winners will be announced Oct 31st!

  28. Clean glove (garfield2087) says:

    Today christopher Lloyd and Mardy mcfly in back to the future went to the future on October 21st 2015. Gee, on night watch island that nun car and the twin palms mall look vaguely familiar. Know why? Find out and reply back. 🙂 lol

    slantedfish: Yup, check out our PHB post about it here. 😉

  29. GEETHMA says:

    Dear slanted fish , U might know me as Shiny goose on poptropica in the XATchat
    This weekwe have our second exams for 2 weeks . So I might not be able to chat with U
    and others until OCT29. So please tell me anything on 29 .
    Shiny goose

    slantedfish: Hey Shiny Goose – when you come back, just scroll through the blog for anything you missed! 😉

  30. The Poptropica Costume Creators says:

    Our second entry: Doll and Psycho!
    These two are almost sort of alter egos, total contrasts but with similar silhouettes.

    We wanted to create something very girlish, something that a little girl would play with. The pink, the frills, and the mismatched accessories (we have a blue necklace, a white and pink belt, gold earrings, and a yellow purse, for example) add to the childlike image, something that a child has accessorized. The small, painted red lips, heavy blush, angelic blond hair, and pale skin add to the image of a perfect porcelain doll.
    Username: pccdoll

    This is someone terrifying who you really, really don’t want to see at night! We preserved the basic silhouette from Doll, but with stark differences. Though the skin color is actually exactly the same, Psycho has shadows under her eyes and scars around her lips in place of blush. Instead of the pale blond locks, she has wild and unkempt pitch black hair with choppy ends. Rather than a pretty purse. Psycho carries a sinister curved blade. Psycho is the total opposite of Doll!
    Username: pccpsycho

    Photo Booth Image:
    At first sight, it seems a little plain, but once you delve into the details, it becomes far more interesting! We have innocent, angelic Doll posing on the hill near the romantic bridge lit by starlight and the enormous full moon under the majestic indigo sky, while Psycho, furious and terrifying, lurks by the dark and dangerous cemetery, ominously swinging her blade.

    That’s it for the second submission! Hope you liked it!
    – The Poptropica Costume Creators

    • slantedfish says:

      If you want to embed the image in the comment, you just need to put the link to the image (should end with file type, such as .png or .jpg) in one line in your comment without any extra added characters (such as the ? you’ve been adding on).

      Otherwise, we can still see the URL and click on it to view the pic, which is fine. But if you’re trying to show the pic within the comment, leave the URL on one line with no extra characters. Anyway, I’ve fixed your comment for you.

  31. Cheerful Brain says:

    I have no idea where to post my entry for the photo booth competition. I’m not sure what to do with it cause I’m just not good at this stuff. Can anyone help? D:

  32. CrazyCheetahXAnimeLover says:

    Oh here is my Photobooth:
    hmm i wonder if this works

  33. Daisy says:

    Fishy,is it important to make the photo-booth picture with the character’s avatar to win…

    slantedfish: Yes, that’s part of the guidelines for this contest.

  34. GEETHMA says:

    Its me and i am back from a nightmare of exams
    slantedfish i am changin my character details but still its a werewolf
    and u guys plz wish me luck to get above 45 for my exams

  35. GEETHMA says:

    Slanted fish i changed the charcter coluors Plz chec it on the avatar studio link username is MARINA534FF plz read this comment

  36. GEETHMA says:

    IS IT really important too put a phot booth picture to the competiton slanted fish
    cuz i cant put one picture to the comment box ;(

    slantedfish: If you’re entering the Photo Booth competition, you just need to provide a link to your image.

  37. GEETHMA says:

    Slanted fish i wish u a happy fun halloween cuz ur the best flyingsquid leader i know
    Tell me where are the costumes winners kay

  38. MagicGoose says:

    Costume Entries for PHB Halloween Costume Contest:

    Magic Goose: 1st costume
    Magic Goose: 2nd costume
    Magic Goose: 3rd costume
    Magic Goose: 4th costume

    Photo Booth Entries for PHB Halloween Photo Booth Contest:
    Inline image 1Inline image 2
    Inline image 3
    Inline image 4
    Inline image 5
    Inline image 6
    — ​Magic Goose​

  39. The Poptropica Costume Creators says:

    Our third and final and very, very late entry: the classic Good/Light and Evil/Dark!

    Username: pcclightgood
    We wanted something beautiful and queenly and elegant for this one! Her tanned skin and golden hair exude the image of someone who stays out in the sunlight. Her kind, good-natured smile shows how benevolent she is. And, of course, the tiara, golden accents, and sparkling scepter show how her heart is one of a queen’s.

    Username: pccdarkevil
    Scary, dark, and monochrome, with a sort of edgy, dark image. Shadows, pale and ashy skin, and pitch black hair give off the impression that this person doesn’t really get much exposure to light. Someone you really, really don’t want to encounter in a dark alleyway!

    That’s all for this third one, which I doubt will even be considered, but ah well!
    It was fun to make it! 🙂
    Good luck to everyone who’s entering!

    – The Poptropica Costume Creators

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