Greetings, Poptropicans! The time has come once again for our annual Halloween costume contest. We took some inspiration from the latest island, for this year’s theme is Grim & Whimsical!
From the dark tales collected by the Brothers Grimm to the lighthearted flicks adapted by Disney, the subject matter and tone of fairytales have evolved over many centuries. For this year’s PHB Halloween contest, you can embrace the macabre as a monster or a witch 😈, or wish upon a star as a knight or a fairy godmother. 💫
To get the hype going, the PHB team took on either of the two sides (Grim for the first half, Whimsical for the second) to create some costume inspiration for everyone!
📝 Here are the rules for entering the contest:
- 🦸 Create your costumes on Poptropica! You may enter each category as many times as you wish. However, each person is eligible to win just once per category.
- 🪟 Take a screenshot of your costume entry on either the character customization screen or the Customizer window on PoptropiCon. That way, the background is fairly clear. If you don’t know how to take a screenshot, here are some instructions on how to do so, which will vary depending on your device.
- ⬆️ Upload your pic to the internet. You can post your entry to image sharing sites like Imgur or social media platforms like Discord, Twitter or Instagram. No matter where you post it, the important thing is to comment on this post and include a link to your entry. In your comment, please also mention the category you are entering, the name of your costume, and anything else you want to share.
🎭 Tips for Creating Your Costume 👯♀️
- 🏪 Make use of the store! Dig through old store items or buy new store costumes to mix and match pieces together.
- 🚁 Borrow from the Baron! The Baron on Home Island is here all month with amazing Halloween costumes — for free!
- 👕 On PoptropiCon, use the Costumizer to snag parts from NPCs.
- 👾 You can use glitching tools like MAP (for individual parts) or the ASG Machine (for full costumes) along with usernames from our ASG collection.
- 👉 Visit the PHB’s Costumes Look Book for more ideas, including past Halloween contest winners and Pop fashion tips and tricks.
👑 Prizes ✨
- 🗓 Deadline: The contest closes on Friday, October 29.
- 🎃 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. Each grand prize winner will receive a 1-month Poptropica membership.
- 🕺 Winning costumes will be immortalized on our Costumes page, but we’ll also have honorable mentions for just the post, not page.
Never trust a magic man. ✨😈Amelia, Fairy Tale Island
94 thoughts on “The PHB’s 13th Halloween Costume Contest: ☠️ Grim & Whimsical ✨”
yeahhhh ! at last the costume contest is here !!!!
but where do i post it ?
because I am under age for discord twitter , etc.
so where should i post it ?
here or somewhere else ?
Please post your costume(s) here in the comments — no social media needed. (For those who do use social media, which can be useful for getting a link for your pic, please still post your entry here, so we can keep them all in one place.) Thanks!
Woah, woah, wait, how do we do that?
Upload your pic online somewhere and drop the link here. See step 3 in this post for more details.
Do it on reddit
Sweet! A few questions:
Can we make more than one costume?
Can we email you the costume pic?
If we can’t make more than one costume for each, than can we at least make one for each subject (grim and whimsical)?
Thank you and good luck everyone!
Yup, as the rules state, you can make as many costumes as you like for either category! Also, please share your pics in the comments here (as opposed to emailing) so we can see all entries in one place. Thanks, and ghooould luck! 👻
Okay, how do you put the pic in the comments?
Thank you for your time and have a good day
Get a link for your pic by uploading it somewhere online, then share that link in your comment here. See step 3 in the rules for entering the contest.
First of all, we have the grim Neighbor Corpse, a victim of Myron who is now his first (and only) undead rival, along with his undead pup. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/149890972023521280/895797471756836894/unknown.png
Second, we have the whimsical Bat Twins, who may look kooky but are sweet as a piece of candy corn. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/149890972023521280/895797491696545852/unknown.png
the bats are pretty sickkkk!!!
So what are the categories
Grim and Whimsical, as described in the opening of this post. ☠️✨
Invisible Dragon here to compete in the ”Grim” Part of this halloween competition !!
I named it ”Spooky Somber”
Hope you like it !!
omg i can’t wait!!
First try: file:///home/chronos/u-e1deceaa074b9fb1b5e71106433844207a4280bc/MyFiles/Downloads/Screenshot%202021-10-08%204.45.59%20PM.png
Links from your computer won’t work — they can only be seen on your computer. Try Imgur or any of the other sites mentioned in step 3.
here’s my costume(and my next pop-over topic )
hope ya like it 🙂
That’s really cool!
well thanks silver shell. i call it the “GHOST RIDER” (I KNOW ITS A MOVIE )
Well, if somebody asks me if your costume is bad, I’d say “Negative, Ghost Rider” 😜
this is love or death vol. 1
and this is love or death vol. 2
these are for the grimm category
I like it!
thank you silver shell
Here’s my costume for the “Grim” theme, Purple Pumpkin
OMG! all of your costumes are simply fantastic . purple pumpkin is spine tickling , whereas other are too good to say anything . WOW !!!
Hey, thanks so much! Glad to hear some feedback on them. Good luck to everyone!
By the way, I know this is really offtopica, but I really like your blog, Giant Dragon! When’s the next post coming out?
well, i wont be posting anything there for a some time , because i still haven’t got permission to do so from my parents , but you can find me here, on the PHB !!
BTW , what’s your username ?
I want to friend ya !
Here’s a costume for the “Whimsical” theme, Asteria, Goddess of Stars.
SHE’S SO GORGEOUS THO OMG YES!!
This is my “Whimsical” outfit, Queen of the Wind Nymphs
Just so you know, most of my Whimsical costumes will be based on mythology of any kind, particularly Greek, Roman, or Norse, since I find most things in mythology whimsical.
Here’s my “Grim” outfit, Shakespearean Zombie
Here’s Emo Pumpkin
Whoa, sweet costume!
Love the hair
Mine’s probably a combination of all the categories but I think I’m gonna put it in Infatuated Imp
maybe I’ll make more
here you go!
Just so you know, I think the categories are Grim and Whimsical, while Rose Princess, Infatuated Imp, and the others up there are just examples from the PHB staff. I like how you used the names but put different costumes, but I don’t think you need to. Still, really good job.👍
Thanks! I didn’t know that..now i can create my own titles…
Im calling it banjo cat..
The first one
Both of mine currently are in Whimsical since they don’t have a spooky vibe.
Love the creative names!
wow!!! . superb costume(s) dd, its a perfect combination of grim and whimsical . i would all it “grimsical” 😀😀
This is my ”Whimsical” Costume called
P.S.- I posted the Spooky Somber too, but the email is not working so I switched to this one.
Cool, I love the boots!
I’m psyched to participate in this year’s fairytale-themed costume contest! I hope my entries will wow the judges.
For the Grim category this is “Cardinal Curse”:
For the Whimsical category this is “Leaf Elf”:
*Cardinal Curse: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmsqG5xHzJLBmk-5g4PRWG-iudQE
Here’s A Grim costume. The HAUNTED TEACHER.
I’m calling this one The Mysterious Cat
also its in grim
its in grim
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My entry! Grim reaper of cats! https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/899342313078276156/899342796417278002/unknown.png
This is “The Devilish Phantom”
TOO COOL !!!
Thank you so much!
Hello Fellow Poptropicans! here is the link to my spooky avatar.
For my second entry,
This is “Fairy of the Sun” in the Whimsical category:
and this is “Queen Blizzard” in the Grim category:
*Fairy of the Sun: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmsqG5xHzJLBmlCgJzxuoqJnt_lP
*Queen Blizzard: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmsqG5xHzJLBmlevV6w-qj7w2_Fu
Hello I have three entries.
One Entry for Grim:
Skeleton and a Hungry Dog: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/491121383426752521/900827994770255882/Grim_1.png
And Two Entries for Whimsical (both fruit themed):
– Carmen Miranda (Fruit Hat Dancer):
– A Pineapple:
Good Luck, Everyone!
Love the fruits!
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar-CgGCEtlr6gXzXJJWLwoWvw86I?e=cqFRLo how do you post it as a picture
Hey guys! Here are my next costumes:
Hemera, Goddess of Day: https://imgur.com/a/4Az0Lq8
Nyx, Goddess of Night: https://imgur.com/a/fK42jhQ
Both are under the Whimsical category. Thanks!
Both grim and whimsical, I have a Beetlejuice-style King of the Dead on the River Styx.
I have no idea how to post a picture but, here’s the link maybe it will show up on its own
hello there again ,
today i am here with my new entry
ITS HYPTONIZZED DEMON
this my third entry for the grim category and it’s called witchcraft! https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/149890972023521280/902913566439526430/witchcraft.png
This is my costume! I call it Victorious Valkyrie and she is with a little puppy Fenris! I don’t know what category it would be. I’ve been calling it “grimsical”, but I guess I would put it more in the whimsical category.
well gosh i didn’t get a chance to enter a costume :< maybe next year