The PHB’s 12th Halloween Costume Contest: 🦸‍♀️ Heroes & Villains 🦹‍♂️

This contest is now closed. See our Hallo-winners here!

The Poptropica Help Blog presents

Halloween Costume Contest Twelve:
🦸‍♀️ Heroes & Villains 🦹‍♂️

Now in our 12th year of this tradition, we’re once again thrilled to announce our annual Poptropica Halloween costume contest. This year’s theme: Heroes & Villains. Which side will you choose?

Whether you’re inventing your own characters or emulating icons from pop culture, we invite you to get your creativity flowing by assembling a Poptropica costume (or two, or several) based on either (or both!) of these themes. And one more specialty for this year…

👯‍♀️ Group costumes are encouraged! Get some friends together (or make some new ones on the PHC or in the comments section of this post) and plan your costumes as a group. All it takes is two or more.

As an example, the PHB team decided to band together this year to form the Colors of the Rainbow! 🌈 In keeping with the theme, we’ve split into the Warm Warriors (heroes) and Cool Criminals (villains)—but that’s optional for group costumes. They just have to be related.

📝 Here’s what you need to know about entering:

  1. 🦸‍♂️ Assemble your costume for either (or both) categories on Poptropica, including for group costumes. You may enter each category (heroes, villains, group) as many times as you like. You may concurrently submit an entry for both the hero/villain categories and a group costume (which may be considered its own category of sorts). However, each individual person is eligible to win just once per category.
  2. 📸 Take a screenshot of your costume entry in the Costumizer window.* Here’s how to take a screenshot — the instructions will vary depending on your device. For Windows, you’ll also need to paste it somewhere to save it as an image file on your computer. Also, use the in-game Costumizer window (pictured below) as that will display your character at a high resolution. Ideally, crop the image to show just your character.
  3. 🔗 Upload the image to the web and share the link in the comments of this post. You can use a site like imgur or Discord to upload your picture and obtain a web link for it that can then be shared so others can see it. Once you’ve got a link, comment on this PHB post you’re reading right now with the link. Include details such as what category you’re entering, what you’re naming your costume, and anything else you’d like to share about it.

*Note: Though we’ve used Avatar Studio (AS) links in the past, many of the newer items in Poptropica are not visible through AS. If your entire costume is still viewable by AS, you’re welcome to provide a username (not link, as those don’t work with AS anymore) in lieu of a picture. However, since AS is no longer a complete guarantee for displaying costumes, we recommend taking a screenshot.

Share a screenshot of your costume in the Costumizer window, like so. You can access this screen from the green shirt button in the menu if you’re in Flash, or from costumizing one of your clothing items in Haxe.

📝 Things to Note ✨

  • 💻 If you send us a username for us to look up on the Avatar Studio, you’ll have to keep your costume intact until Halloween so we can see it throughout the month. That’s something you won’t have to concern yourself with if you send a screenshot instead, and it’ll be easier for you to capture multiple costume entries!
  • 👯‍♀️ Group costume rules: Group costumes are encouraged to match the heroes & villains theme, but this is not required. An individual entry within a group costume entry may also qualify for the singular-costume hero/villain categories, but we will take care to honor group efforts by prioritizing awards for this category before others, as each individual person may only win once per category.
  • 💡 Tips for seeking out costume parts: We know Poptropica has changed a lot in the past couple years, making lots of old methods obsolete, but there are still places you can go for cool costume parts. The Flash version of Pop has more options, but Haxe has plenty of store costumes too. Dig through old store items, buy new store costumes, crank the switch in the New You shop on Home Island, snag something off an NPC from PoptropiCon, sneak your way into old islands with idk’s directory, and use MAP (for individual parts) or the ASG Machine (for full costumes) along with usernames from our ASG collection.

👑 Prizes ✨

  • 🗓 The contest closes on Friday, October 30. We’ll announce the winners the next day.
  • 🎃 On Halloween (October 31), we’ll post our favorite costumes from each category on the front page of the PHB for all to enjoy.
  • 🌟 A grand prize winner will be selected for each category, plus one group. Each grand prize winner will receive a 1-month Poptropica membership. Up to 6 memberships for the winning group will be awarded, with one month per participant.
  • 🕺 Winning costumes will be immortalized on our Costumes page, but we’ll also have honorable mentions for just the post, not page.

🦹‍♀️🦸‍♂️👻 There are no heroes without villains…
…and no villains without heroes 🦹‍♂️🦸‍♀️🎃


181 thoughts on “The PHB’s 12th Halloween Costume Contest: 🦸‍♀️ Heroes & Villains 🦹‍♂️”

  1. Can we send more than one costume? Anyways I just got back from vacation yesterday close to 9 at night. My pink Gucci gang shoes got ruined by some dirty trail in Asheville. My pink laces rip I wore those shoes for two years:/ . I hope there are high top pink quilted ones then I’ll certainly entreat my mom to buy it might as well check the website for em.

  2. There was an issue attaching the link/file, but my username on the Avatar Studio is PurplePawzz, so you can view it there. It’s my hero entry, named Earthbug. I may make a villain entry soon!

  3. Heya! TheOrangeHe here!

    This is my entry for the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest.

    In the HERO Category: Jose Rizal – The National Hero of the Philippines

    What’s interesting about Rizal is that he never used weapons to free his country. Instead, he used his knowledge to educate his countrymen and appeal to the Spanish Colonizers. Through his famous novels: Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, he described the Spanish Colonization in the Philippines and hoping to spark change in his country. These novels inspired many Filipinos to finally stand up for themselves.

    1. Yeah um I have this problem when costumizing on Total when I press the check mark button the head of Total doesn’t come with it even though I selected it.

    2. Please keep the photos here so we can keep track of all costume entries in one place.

      The Total costume pic is fine since it’s on a clean background with high resolution. For items you’re having trouble saving, just take the pic in the Costumizer window before you hit the checkmark to confirm the look.

      1. sf please note that im working with jamelle (sorry if i spelled it wrong) and the one with a vampire teeth is HIM not me. thanks!

    1. A bit confused here — can you clarify if you’re helping Jamelle submit a costume, or if you’re both teaming up for a group costume? If it’s a group costume, can you share more about what it is?

  4. I have 2 links on Discord here, because I can’t copy and paste here. Amethyst Princess and Golden Butterfly, both under the category of heroes.

  5. When is the deadline because I have a couple of entries that are missing a couple of parts but the asg machine isn’t working for me, like it seems my IP address has been blocked from using it, and I wanna see when I have to have my outfits before by.

      1. Okay thank you so much, also another question, can I make a new account asg one of my costumes onto there and if I hypothetically win could I get the membership on a different account?

    1. ASG Machine seems to be working for some people, but there have been reports of it timing out for others. MAP is down, and unfortunately there’s no guarantee on when they’ll be up and running again. In the meantime, it would be more reliable to try mixing and matching with store costumes or pieces from the New You shop on Home Island.

      Also, yes — if you win, you can add the membership to any one account. We’ll contact the winners to arrange this. 🙂

  6. My username is knucklehead5249, i know i’m a villian for sure just have no idea what to name my constume ;-;

  7. Here’s my Hero Entry. I named it as “Ghost of Poptropica” (In honour of the game “Ghost of Tsushima”) The character is known to be abandoned from all islands in poptropica as he does not follow the defending style which Poptropica follows by. Therefore, he decides to take on a new identity as the “Ghost.”

  8. I accidentally posted my comment as a reply, but this is the first time I’ve competed in a costume contest, I’ve played for over a decade (since I was 5; now 15) and it’d be a great honor to compete and possibly even to win this contest and get a membership for the first time ever, I wanna give a special thanks to supersiu, he’s the only person who helped with one of my costumes.

    So I’ve got 7 entries I don’t know how to upload photos so I’ll need the help of someone, to upload them for me, the accounts are:

    Mandrill (comics supervillain)
    So this is my failed attempt at trying to replicate the supervillain Mandrill from marvel comics, but I’m still entering it, if you don’t know who mandrill is, mandrill is a mutant supervillain firstly appearing in comics back in 1974.

    Terry the Terminator (villain)
    A lady android with a shooting powered arm and an ambition for world domination

    Blizzard (supervillain)
    A mysterious and immensely cold woman with the super ability to cool, freeze, give frostbite to anything or anyone who gets in her way.

    Galdera Volcana (Superhero)
    A lady hero with the super ability to shoot and cover any target with lava and set ablaze to any surface with just her mind, her tool can shape fire and lava to whichever way she chooses without burning herself.

    The Chris toll (Supervillain)
    A supervillain who can painfully make it rain down crystals, with a built in force field, for himself.

    This entry wasn’t intended to be a superhero or supervillain it was intended for the “creepiest costume” section that you guys host almost every year but I guess y’all aren’t doing a section for that this year, so this is ANOTHER supervillain entry.

    And the final entry (the account I always use):

    Hypno-Hero (superhero)
    I know green is a cool color, and the theme was cool villains, but I wanted to have more than one hero. His super abilities are his Supervision eyes that can hypnotize and a powerful mind that can perform telekinesis, he’s a defense against moral corruption.

    P.S idk if I entered too much, but if I did, I’m sorry for the excessive entries 😭 I was bored this entire month so I made supervillains/superheroes in my spare time, all these costumes took me less than 20 minutes each to create, and I created 2 a week to avoid overrunning the ASG servers.

    1. No such thing as too many entries — as the rules state, you can enter as many times as you like! Also, the “cool criminals” color scheme was just something the PHB team did for our sample group costume entry. Your entries don’t need to be limited by a particular color scheme. 🙂

      Here are the images for your costumes:

      Mandrill (villain)

      Terry the Terminator (villain)

      Blizzard (villain)

      Galdera Volcana (hero)

      Chris Toll (villain)

      Creepiest (villain)

      Hypno-Hero (hero)

      1. So a couple of my costumes didn’t show up clearly here so I’ll try to upload the photos, it’s really disappointing the parts didn’t show up

    2. Can someone delete this comment of mine? I don’t feel comfortable with my usernames up on the site

  9. For my group meet the Elemen-gals Flare, Aqua Lass, Earth Girl and the newest member Electris. and their arch-nemesis Lady Dagger

  10. Aqua Lass: Has a bubbly personality and likes to joke around a little too much. She controls water, can breath under it and talk to see creatures

  11. i will soon be posting a little comic i made of them on Discord follow me on Instagram as AkaneShanBookGoddess

    1. Oh, nice! Yup, this is why we prefer screenshots, since Avatar Studio doesn’t capture everything these days (particularly for newer clothing parts which may not be compatible with the old Flash technology that AS was built with).

      1. Yeah I’ve started noticing that, thank you for replying and confirming that you can see the photos, much appreciated and have a good day! ❤️

  12. Creepiest (villain)

    Hypno-Hero (hero)

    Chris Toll (villain)

    Galdera Volcana (hero)

    Blizzard (villain)

    Terry the Terminator (villain)

    Mandrill (villain)

    P.S was told my photos could possibly delete In a week so I’d appreciate if someone screenshot my photos and uploaded them in case the judges don’t see my entries, idk why they show up differently in avatar studio.

  13. Guardian of the Egyptian Tomb – Hero. The staff isn’t fully viewable in the customizer window, and Avatar Studio wasn’t working properly for me, so this is the best pic I could get of it.

    1. Avatar Studio links don’t work anymore, since they all only display a lumberjack character named Vlad the Viking. Thanks for providing usernames instead in another comment.

    1. Here are your costumes — are they heroes or villains?



      hellowinwin (I’m assuming this is the username you meant, since hallowinwin didn’t exist)


      1. I notice that the facials and the overpants are not showing up on my acc – supersiu and hellowine , i think i need to have some part of my avatar changed to substitude that part .Can you can me to change the photo when i am done , thx ?

      2. i have change my acc : supersiu , hellowine , can you please change it in your record , thanks for that

      3. Okay, here are your updated costumes below, but please refrain from changing your entries after they’ve been submitted. Yes, some parts don’t show up on Avatar Studio anymore, which is why (as the post states) we prefer to receive links to screenshots.

        supersiu (updated)

        hellowine (updated)

    1. I think I’ve already seen this or have seen something almost identical, did you get inspiration from another entry?

      1. Its a literal ripoff of the other robot entry from the hairstyle all the way to the facial… at least be creative and come up with your own style

      2. I wasn’t trying to copy any other entry. I think I know the robot entry you’re talking about—I do agree, there are similarities, but I don’t think I’d even seen that entry when I made this one. All I wanted to do was come up with a computer-bullying robot villain; I used the mechanical face part because it’s a robot entry, and to create cybernetics, it came to mind right away. I chose that hairstyle because I didn’t want the costume to have long hair, which would take away from the robot style, so I decided on a smaller, higher set hair. I suppose it’s your choice in the end whether you believe me or not—but seriously, I was not trying to copy anything. (I can even post the back story I made for this entry here, if you’d like to see more creativity.)

      3. PURPLE PAW, I think he’s accusing you of copying my entry but just ignore him, it’s really not that deep, whether you did or didn’t, it really doesn’t matter, this contest is judged by the costume itself, not the originality, good luck purple paw I like your entry, and just forget about @Emilson accusations and arguments don’t get us anywhere positive in life.

      4. Thank you! Yours is really good too. I wasn’t trying to start an argument, just wanted to clear up that it’s an original idea. But best not to keep replying, I suppose.

  14. For all the real heroes in hospital rooms this year, this is Dr. Lather. Equipped with her foamy hand sanitizer she reminds citizens to always lather, rinse, and repeat:

    Junk Roach has always lived in a junkyard which built her immunity to regular diseases. Being around this villain will cause the average person to get sick quickly as she carries many diseases from bad hygiene:

  15. One last thing; I’d like to change the name of my Guardian of the Egyptian Tomb hero to Guardian of the Pharaohs. Is that okay?

  16. Here are my final entries (8) I included my users and linked photos, so you know I didn’t photoshop anything and that these costumes are all mine, you can search them in the avatar studio but some parts don’t show up, down below are my final updated looks for my entries, scroll on the links and you’ll find info to my entry, a message to judges, please discard all my previous entries because I’ve revised and updated all of them in some kind of way.

    Mandrill (comics supervillain)

    Terry the Terminator (villain)

    Frostbite (supervillain)

    Volcana (Superhero)

    Chris toll (Supervillain)

    Marvin The Mass Murderer (villain)

    Asg servers say they’re offline and they aren’t working for me, so my other 2 (Hypno-Hero, and troll leader) won’t be complete so ig I’m not entering them, unless the servers fix in time

      1. Thanks! You did a nice job as well, I think the holiday lover & hater are a nice creative entry pair.

  17. I know we’re not supposed to change our costumes after submitting them, but I just remembered to add in this peg leg (which I need to complete the cybernetics). Now it is finished, for sure.

  18. can i still enter? ive been working all month on some costumes and i just realized the deadline is today. does that mean i can no longer enter?

    1. You might as well post your entry now, if they accept it, that’s great!
      If they don’t that’s a shame, but you really should’ve entered it sooner.

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