Community Creations

Community Creations: November 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the November recap for Community Creations. October’s theme was Royalty, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

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Elyana & Mordred as Friends by emelyn_is_trying

Aside from the more recent Fairytale Island, Astro-Knights is without a doubt the first island that comes to mind for OG players when they think “Poptropica royalty.” In an alternate reality where an evil Binary Bard didn’t kidnap the princess, Elyana and Mordred could have seriously become great friends. These space nerds just make such a fun pair! Their dynamic poses, expressions, and enhanced outfits make for quite the engaging design too. Find their Instagram here.

Princess Red Baroness by abbeyjoy25

In more recent news involving Fairytale Island, we seem to learn more about the Red Baroness’s mysterious backstory every month. But we have not yet seen her in full princess attire, so this exploration of her potential outfit is super interesting! The design takes inspiration from other Poptropica princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, and Elyana, of course. She definitely fits the princess aesthetic here, while still retaining her unique color scheme and attitude, making her still recognizable. Excellent idea! Find her Instagram here.

Princess of the Cosmos by HeartofEnder aka Solemn-Siren

Stepping away from pre-established Pop princesses while remaining in a princess theme, this work is inspired by the game Sky: Children of the Light. It is specifically based on a certain crown item from Season of AURORA, except here it’s given a Poptropica twist in style. The original character turned out to have such a unique, eye-catching design! The color scheme and composition feel magical, perfect for royalty from the stars. Very cool submission! Find her DeviantArt here.

Gacha Club Fairytale Island King & Queen by mysticsunni

Back to the realm of Fairytale Island, here we have the infamous Red Queen and her husband. This time made in the Gacha Club character creator! It’s really neat to see how accurate characters from other games can be replicated in another game, rendered in a completely different style but still recognizable. Not to mention how adorable they look! Find their Instagram here.

Rumpel by oneofthosenightbees

Last but certainly not least, we have a character that perhaps was not born into royalty but briefly achieved royal status nonetheless. What do YOU think would happen if Rumpelstiltskin became kind of Fairytale Island for real? This illustration simply demands our attention, directly engaging with the viewer through the character’s eye contact. The color scheme and expression portray a dark, daunting tone with that eye-catching red adding a lot of visual interest. Very intense and captivating! Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

Hear ye, hear ye… you guys royally crushed it this month! I wish you could all be rewarded with your very own crowns for the highness of your creative standards.


December: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is December’s theme? December’s theme is…

 Grapple-Pap! 

Way back when the Grapple-Pap side quest first appeared, Poptropica introduced new festive lore into the game that we hadn’t encountered before. The holiday is basically Poptropica’s version of Christmas or other winter-y celebrations, so ’tis the season to celebrate it in our creations! The PHB even hosted a Grapple-Pap holiday party last year.

This month, I’m basically looking for any art that embraces the holiday season, but more so Poptropica’s take on winter festivities. Maybe draw some fanart of the side quest characters like Grapple-Pap himself, or create a cozy costume for your Poptropican perfect for the cold weather. Maybe even try to make an IRL Grapple-Pap mask or even your own Grapple-Pop treat IRL if you’re a whiz in the kitchen? Or simply incorporate IRL winter holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah into the world of Poptropica somehow.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, Discord, OR the PHB’s Instagram.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

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TikTok, threads, and more!

Howdy Poptropicans! It’s LJ here with a couple news and updates.

So Poptropica is on TikTok now (@poptropicacreator)… interesting. I’m wondering what they’re going to share other than what we already see on Instagram or the Creators’ Blog. Perhaps some nostalgic content? They announced their arrival to TikTok on their Instagram story with a slideshow of scenes from old islands:

Update: This video later became their first TikTok post, including a slightly chipper voice reading out the text shown on-screen. (Thanks to paris for the news!) The text reads: “If you know, you know. 2000’s kids definitely remember. Poptropica is still putting out new islands!!”


Next, another week has passed which means there a few new items on sale at Adventure Outfitters including a couple of classic costumes like the Rock Star and Little Demon. You can see the newly available items indicated below:


In more exciting news, Fairytale Island is practically here! The highly anticipated Dream Island contest winner launches for all players tomorrow (April 22)! I hope the creators will bring back the World of Champions map. I really liked that feature because it was cool to see where you ranked in terms of how fast you were able to beat the quest.

In spirit of the new island, Poptropica has yet again featured another set of amazing entries for the Fairytale Fan Art Challenge over on their Instagram page — by various artists (some of whom we’ve featured here on the blog as part of our Pop Fan Artist Spotlight series). You can check out some more of the awesome submissions by viewing their Fan Challenges story highlight on IG.

Don’t forget that time is almost up to submit your art for the contest. The deadline is tonight at 8PM PST (9 hours from now), so hurry it up if you want a chance to win those credits!

Thanks for reading as always and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!

– LJ 🍀

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Last call for fairytale fan art! 🧚‍♀️

Hey Poptropicans, we’re back again with the fairy fan art features! ✨

Since posting the last batch, the Pop Creators have shared a bunch more on their Instagram story. Take a look inside this book! 📖

So cool, right? The Fairy Fan Art Challenge officially ends tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21), so get your entries in soon, whether on Instagram or through the submissions form. 🎨 You could win in-game credits!

The countdown is also on for Fairy Tale Island, which drops this Thursday, April 22! 🧚‍♀️ Here’s how a few Poptropicans on the PHC have been getting into the spirit. Speaking of the PHC, stay tuned for our upcoming party — we’ll have more details very soon!

Get hyped with all the sneak peeks, put together an outfit fit for a fairy tale, and stay tuned for our island guide here on the PHB. Here’s to a happy ending for the island and its inhabitants! 🍻

Concept art of princesses and more for the upcoming Fairy Tale Island. We can spot Cinderella by her iconic glass slippers!

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️

~🐠

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Fairy fan art features, once upon the ‘gram

Hey Poptropicans! The Fairy Fan Art Challenge from Poptropica has been going strong, and there’s still a bit of time left to join! 🧚‍♀️🖌

The Pop Creators have been sharing some of the entries on their Instagram stories, and they’ve even created a new story highlight on their IG page called “Fan Challenges” where you can see the recent features. We’ve also gathered them here for you:

Pretty epic stuff! Remember, the contest ends this Wednesday, April 21. You could win some in-game credits! More details about the contest were covered in our post last week. 🎨

And perhaps even better, Fairy Tale Island is set to release this Thursday, April 22, with the winners of the art challenge to be announced the day after. Stay tuned — we’ll be watching for this exciting Pop drop and will release an island guide here on the PHB! 🎉

Scene from the upcoming Fairy Tale Island

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️

~🐠