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.


Results of the PHB Header Design Contest!

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Hello, Poptropicans!

Last month, we announced our first ever PHB Header Design Contest, in which we offered you, dear readers, the chance to come up with a new header image to adorn the top of our site! You can see the winning design up now, where it will stay for the rest of the month of September. That winner is…


gentle dolphin

Gentle Dolphin’s winning design places the current authors at an outdoor party—which gets crashed by the dastardly Dr. Hare, who nabs the banner and a pair of balloons! While Spotted Dragon chases him with a fierce glare, the rest look on in surprise. The facial expressions are especially well done, and I really like how the logos are in the balloons! See it on JordynGowens’ DeviantArt.

As promised, we’re also showcasing other entries that caught our eye. Check them out…


Moody Tuna’s design puts together paper cut-outs of almost every single author that has worked on the PHB, past and present—you can see about 40 of us in the picture, plus a cute question mark for whoever continues the legacy. The amount of effort this must’ve taken is admirable in itself, and the white paper on the blue backdrop makes for a neat contrast!

purple seagull

Purple Seagull’s design has the current authors sitting around looking at the clouds, which are full of fun features like a peeping Dr. Hare, balloons spelling “Poptropica,” and even a kite caught between them. The overall look is whimsical and cute, exuding feelings of happiness that can be seen on each character’s face, and I’m totally here for it!

We hope you enjoy seeing Gentle Dolphin’s header design throughout the month of September whenever you visit the Poptropica Help Blog!

If these drawings have you inspired, we’ve got another artsy endeavor you can participate in: our monthly Community Creations. This month’s theme is Music! 🎶

Stay tuned for more contests, especially seeing as the Creators have promised more to come in the near future. As always, pop on!

Stick around for September’s sticker winners

Hey Poptropicans, what’s up? 🎈 Are you going batty 🦇 from the lack of updates on Poptropica yet? LOL, aren’t we all! 😂

Well, for those of you with iOS devices who text with iMessages, there’s at least one update on the horizon. The Poptropica Stickers app will be getting an update in September, which is in about, um, two weeks (yay!). And you’ll get to send messages like the one above, because those phrases are featured in the winning designs of the #PoptropicaStickers contest!

Congrats to poptropillustraticans, phs_animations, and kawaii99._ on Instagram for having their sticker designs chosen!

To see other entries that didn’t make it, but were still pretty cool, check out the #PoptropicaStickers tag on Instagram.

Feeling artsy? 🎨 Here on the PHB, for the month of August, we’ve got two Poptropica art events going: the PHB Header Design Contest and Community Creations (this month’s theme: science). We’d love to see what you come up with!


Announcing the PHB Header Design Contest!

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Hello, Poptropicans—it’s Lucky Joker here!

The PHB just celebrated its tenth anniversary last month (pretty incredible, right?). Over the decade of this site’s existence, we’ve had many headers at the top to visually show who we are and what we’re all about.

Now, we want to give you the chance to design our header. That’s right: the PHB is announcing its first ever Poptropica Help Blog Header Design Contest! To get you thinking of ideas, here’s a selection of some of our past headers:

To see more of our past headers, check out this post and this post.

Here’s what you should know if you’re participating in the contest:

  • To submit an entry, you have several options: email us at staff (at) poptropi (dot) ca, comment on this post with a link to your design, tweet us @Poptropica_Help, tag us on Instagram @PoptropicaHare, or send a private message to me, Lucky Joker, on Discord.
  • The contest ends on August 31, so no entries submitted after that will be considered eligible to win.
  • Submit as many entries as you like!
  • Your header graphic should have a file size of 1180 (width) x 160 (height) pixels, or a ratio equivalent. Otherwise, it may get cropped.
  • Your header graphic should include the words “Poptropica Help Blog” somewhere. Other elements you may choose to include, but are not required, include: a witty tagline (or use ours), our logo, our Poptropicans (you can grab images from the Avatar Studio, and find our usernames on the Friend Finder), the VIP logo (which you can grab from the sidebar) or other images from the game (the Poptropica Clip Collection and napstachill’s Digital Wallpapers are great resources for Poptropica graphics).
  • You can create in any medium, whether digitally through illustration, typography, photo manipulation; or traditionally, with pencils, pens, cut-out shapes, and so on; or a pastiche of whatever. If you’re not creating digitally, be sure to retain quality by using a scanner or decent camera in good lighting.

And don’t feel too pressured to make it look like any one of our past headers — be creative! We’re just looking for something that catches our eye.

One winning entry will be selected to be featured as the PHB’s main site header for the entire month of September. We’ll also feature our favorites in a post on the blog.

🍀 Good luck, Poptropicans! 🍀

Have fun! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!