And the winners of PHB’s Halloween Eleven are… 👀

…about to be announced in just a bit. Halloween is here, which means it’s time for us to show off the most bone-chilling costumes of the season! You ready?

This year for our annual Halloween costume contest, we hosted two categories: Heavenly & Hellish. We’ve combed our way through all your crazy cool costumes, and for each category, we’ve picked our top three and selected a grand prize winner for each. So without further ado, we now present:


✨ Heavenly ✨

With this being year eleven, we thought we’d turn our eyes to the heavens. And so this category called for a different kind of creativity from years past, by focusing on the cute, charming, and classy styles of costuming. Among those who took on the challenge, we landed on the following trio as our top picks, with Jean of Pop’s “Heavenly Healer (pictured center) taking the prize.


🔥 Hellish 🔥

Of course, we couldn’t get away from the truly scary stuff either… which brings us to our other category. Inspired by all things devilish, deviant, and depraved, we bring to you our top picks from the depths of a hellish world (in an embellished sense). Among them, we crown Quick Fang’s “Red-eyed Zombie Monster Carnie” (pictured center) as the spookiest of all.

Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups! All of these spectacular outfits will be immortalized on our Costumes page. As for our grand prize winners, Jean of Pop and Quick Fang, do check your emails for the PHB’s message to follow up on receiving your membership prize. Happy Hallo-winning!


🎃 Honorable Mentions 🎃

In addition to the above, we also want to spotlight a handful of other costumes that caught our eye. Better watch your back with these folks around!


👻 PHB Staff Showcase 👻

And there’s one more gallery left to show off! The PHB staff team decided to join in on the fun with each of us choosing a side—Team Heavenly or Hellish—and costumizing our Poptropicans accordingly. Here are the results!


What a hauntingly beautiful collection of eye-dizzying costumes! Whether you’re feeling cute or menacing this Halloween, we hope you enjoy this season with all the spooky shenanigans it brings. If nothing else, feel free to check out the rest of the inventive costumes in the comments of the contest post.

🎃🍬 Happy Halloween! 🍬🎃

— from your friends at the Poptropica Help HORROR Blog —

The PHB’s Halloween Eleven: Heavenly & Hellish

This contest is now closed. Check out the winning costumes!

The Poptropica Help Blog presents

Halloween Costume Contest Eleven:
😇 Heavenly & Hellish 😈

As is our tradition here on the PHB, we’re hosting a Halloween costume contest on Poptropica! It’s our eleventh year doing this, and this time around we’re hosting two categories: Heavenly (for all things cute, charming, and classy) and Hellish (for the devilish, deviant, and depraved).

Here’s what you need to know about entering:

  1. Assemble your costume for either category on Poptropica. You may enter each category as many times as you like. 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 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. Look for my sample entry comment (it’ll be by Slanted Fish) for an example.

*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 link or username 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.

📝 Things to Note ✨

  • If you send us an Avatar Studio link, 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!
  • Tips for seeking out costume parts: We know Poptropica has changed a lot in the past year, making lots of old methods obsolete, but there are still places you can go for cool costume parts. 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 this link from idk the glitcher, and use MAP (for individual parts) or the ASG Machine (for full costumes) along with usernames from our ASG collection.
  • Disclaimer: Our “heavenly” and “hellish” themes refer generally to the imaginations of pop culture at large, and do not necessarily reflect theological perspectives on the nature/ideas of heaven/hell.

👑 Prizes ✨

  • The contest closes on Wednesday, 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.
  • Two grand prize winners will be selected, one in each category. Each grand prize winner will receive a 1-month Poptropica membership.
  • Featured costumes will also be immortalized on our Costumes page, but we’ll also have honorable mentions for just the post, not page.

Happy Costumizing!

🎃✨😇 Watch out, guardian angel…
the devil is in the details 😈👹👻

Recap: Poppies 2019 Awards and Party!

How’s it going, friends and Poptropicans?

It’s Sporty Boa here to recap what’s been another memorable Poppies awards show and PHB birthday party. The Poppies are our annual community awards event, where we celebrate Poptropica, the PHB, and the community as a whole. We thank all who nominated, voted, and celebrated with us! 🥳

It was a pleasure to announce this year’s winners alongside my brother and co-host, Fierce Flyer, as well as fellow PHB authors Gentle Dolphin, Lucky Joker and Slanted Fish via our YouTube livestream! If you weren’t able to catch us live, you can hear the full recording down below:

Without further ado, let’s recap and take a look at our official Poppies 2019 award winners and runner-ups! (You can find the full breakdown of the results in our livestream slideshow.)

Gameplay Awards

Community Awards

Congratulations to all the winners, runner-ups and nominations!! 🏆

“Best Fan Art” Nominee Gallery

We’re always impressed by what this fandom produces. To celebrate that, we’re showcasing our top nominees for this year’s “Best Fan Art” award:


Once again, a huge thanks goes to the Poptropica Creators, the PHB staff, and most importantly, the community for making this possible.

Thanks for sticking around to see the Poptropica Help Blog reach 11 years! We hope you continue to be a part of this incredible journey for years to come.

🔹 See you next time on the blue carpet! 🔹

Announcing the winners of the PHB’s 10th annual Halloween contest! 🎃🍭

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Happy Halloween, Poptropicans! 🦇🍫 It’s October’s end, and the time has come to announce the winners of our 10th Annual Halloween Costume Contest.

This year, we had two themes, The Casual and The Creepy, for both Poptropica Original and Worlds. From each of the two categories, we selected 5 winners, making 10 total. Then we narrowed it down to 3 top overall winners, who each won a one-month membership from the Poptropica Creators! And now for the costumes…

🍍 Top 5 Casual Poptropica Costumes! 🍍

Pretty cool, right? In addition to being featured here, the top 5 casual and top 5 creepy costumes are also immortalized on our Costumes page. Now for the spooky…

🎃 Top 5 Creepy Poptropica Costumes! 🎃

As for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… hang onto your colorful headpieces and weapons of choice, because, chosen from among the 10 above, here come the top 3 winners — our picks for the most spectacular of the season!

🦇 Ultimate Top 3 Costumes! 🦇

Congratulations to chocolatepudding36, ShinyB1rd, and supersiu — you’ve each won a Poptropica membership! Check your email and let us know your username so that we can pass it on to the Creators, who will award the membership to your account.

🍭 Honorable Mentions 🍭

Although these costumes didn’t make it to the halls of fame above, we still wanted to highlight a sampling of some more excellently creative costumes. Aren’t they something?

And to everyone else, thanks for participating, or at least, observing the festivities from the shadows. You can check out everyone’s entries by browsing the comments section… but get to it before they shed their suit-ups! Enjoy the Halloween holiday!

🍭🍬🍫 Don’t eat too much sugar, Poptropicans 🍫🍬🍭

🦇🎃 — The sp00ptropica Horror Blog — 🎃🦇

🍍 The PHB’s 10th Annual Costume Competition: the Casual & the Creepy 🎃 (Win a Pop membership!)

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Calling all Poptropicans! Have you got what it takes to dress your Poptropican up for the season? Then enter your costume into the Poptropica Help Blog’s 10th Annual Costume Competition! (Can you believe we’ve been doing this for ten years??)

This year we’re presenting two categories: the “Casual” for your everyday style as well as the traditional “Creepy.” You can enter from Poptropica Original and/or Worlds!

Tips for a casual or creepy costume

As you put together your entry (or entries — feel free to submit as many times as you like!), keep in mind the following:

  • 🍍 Be original! Instead of just using all the parts of one costume that already exists, mix and match to create your own unique costume.
  • 🎃 For CREEPY VIBES: There are some great Halloween costume parts at the ghoul gathering from the end of the Haunted House quest from the Store, but be creative and search in other places too! We have tools like the Avatar Studio Gift (ASG) and iPop to help you find just the right parts you need.
  • 😎 For CASUAL VIBES: In addition to our massive ASG collection, simply hopping about in other places can help you locate some cool pieces! Try the Home Island “New You” place, clothes from Night Watch Island mall stores like “In the Now,” as well as browsing your friends’ threads to see what they’ve got!
  • 🍍 Keep your costume intact until after the winners are announced on October 31 (Halloween). If you change your costume before then, we may not see it! If you don’t want to keep the costume on your main account, you can create a new one and post the link to that instead. Or, send us a screenshot from the Avatar Studio in the same way as you see cropped on our ASG page. (Entries for Worlds will require a screenshot — don’t worry, it’s a simple process!)
  • 🎃 Optional: Give your costume a groovy name. It’ll help your costume stand out even more, and if it wins, we’ll refer to it by the name you’ve given it!

How to enter your costume

Once you’ve assembled your costume on Poptropica, here’s how to share it with us:

  • 🍭 To post your entry for Poptropica Original, go to the Avatar Studio, type in your username, click Load, click on the Link to highlight it, right-click and choose Copy. Then, go to the comments section right here on this post, right-click and choose Paste, type in your comment (you can include your username if you’d like to) and submit it, so we can view your costume by clicking the link!
  • 🍭 To post your entry for Poptropica Worlds, go to your closet and take a screenshot (see instructions here for screenshotting on any computer or mobile device). Then, upload your screenshot on an image hosting website such as imgur or TinyPic, copy the link to your image, and insert the link into your comment so we see it!

For both categories, you can submit as many entries as you like, but if you do, make sure to use multiple accounts so that you don’t overwrite the last costume you put on. Remember, though, you can only win a maximum of one time for each game.

The contest closes on Tuesday, October 30. Winners will be announced October 31.

Winners & Prizes

  • 👻 On Halloween (October 31), we’ll make a post featuring the winning costumes on the front page of the PHB for all to see, *PLUS* 3 top winners will each receive a one-month Poptropica membership, courtesy of the Poptropica Creators!
  • 👻 The winning costumes will also be immortalized on the PHB’s Costumes page, where you can see examples of past Halloween winners.
  • 👻 We’ll have 10 winners total – 5 costumes for each category – as well as some honorary mentions for just the post, but not the page. Three top winners will be selected from among the ten.

😎🎃✨ Happy Costumizing! ✨🎃😎

🦇 P.S. If you’re feeling especially artistic in this spooky season, be sure to participate in this month’s Community Creations. The theme for October is Villains!

The “Lucky” Poptropica Halloween Costume Contest Winner!

Hello, everyone! It’s Lucky Joker here with the result of the Halloween Costume Design Contest on Poptropica’s Instagram! As previously mentioned, the winning costume will be added to the store in October, in the next store update.

Without wasting any more time, the winning costume is… Day of the Dead” by… well… myself, Lucky Joker! 😀

(Flattering picture, am I right? I apologize for the not-so-good quality. xP)

Although the Mexican holiday is its own tradition apart from Halloween itself, I thought it would be the perfect time to shed some light on another culture, since they both share the same date.

But enough about my costume—I also wanted to show you guys some of my favorite entries that also would’ve made great costumes in the store! Here they are:

And there’s plenty more where those came from! Check out the rest at the #PoptropicaHalloween tag, and I’ll talk to you all soon. Pop on!

– A very Lucky Joker 🎃🍀

Halloween arrives early for Creators’ costume design contest 🎃

Hey Poptropicans! Trick or treat?

The Poptropica Creators have been releasing updates in full swing this week, and there’s one more just announced: a Halloween costume design contest! (They did recently promise more contests.) Check out the details on this Instagram post:

It’s pretty early for Halloween (the holiday falls on October 31)—and yet, the contest closes Friday, September 21 (in two weeks). The winning design will be made into a costume free for everyone in October.

The Creators wrote in a comment that you can enter this contest “any way you like. You can draw new costumes or mix and match from what’s already in Poptropica!”

To enter, simply post your design(s) on Instagram with the tag #PoptropicaHalloween. They’ll probably take entries from other social media too—just be sure to post where they can see it (such as tagging @Poptropica on Twitter). You can also enter multiple times.

Happy creating! 🎃 Be sure to also check out our other posts from this past week below—there’s been lots going on! Keep on popping on.

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