Friday, August 12, 2022

August's Costume Contest Begins In... 3, 2, 1! 🎨

It’s that time again! 🥳

 

Not only does the Airship’s recent return to Home Island signal freebies and new items, but it also marks the start of another contest round. Let August’s costume contest commence!

 

At the beginning of every month, you’re invited to showcase your costume designs and art! These monthly contests offer all players (of any skill set) the opportunity to see your dream outfits become a reality in Poptropica! Yep, you heard that right. Your costume idea could be the next design created in-game and shared among millions across the Pop community! ✨

 

 

August’s costume contest will be open for two weeks, until Friday, August 26th at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST, or use a time zone converter).

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

How do you enter?

 

First things first, brainstorm ideas for your costume. Costumes should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is also a 3 entry maximum per month.

 

Once you have your outfit ideas, the next step is to draw them out! You can do this on paper or go the digital route to show off your designs.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to the rest of the community. Differences in art skill will not affect your likelihood of being chosen. Go all out with it! The Team loves seeing your imagination and creativity!

 

Once you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs, the final step is to share them with us! The easiest way is to enter through the submissions page. Submit your designs one at a time, but be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with each entry.

 

If you’re on social media, you can also share your costume design on Instagram for others to see your idea! Remember to tag us (@poptropicacreators) and use the hashtag #MyPoptropicaCostume – we’ll repost your costume design to our story to share your work!

 

NOTE: Please submit your designs one at a time, as multiple attachments will not be received. Each month, a handful of players’ entries are received without any attached files. If you’re unsure if your image was successfully included, feel free to resubmit!

 

To start brainstorming your outfit designs, here are a few tips! 🧐

 

Keep in mind, you have free reign over your design! You can opt for island inspired clothing or go in a completely different direction. Are you in love with wacky, mysterious, otherworldly, fantasy, simple, or just downright weird costumes? Are you hoping to see the latest fashion trends?

 

Perhaps you’d like to share your favorite IRL outfit with players? Are you excited by the thought of sharing your costume designs and art on a larger scale? Do you have an eye for streetwear, goth gear, or are you in love with cottage-core clothes? Maybe you have a quirky sense of style that you think others haven’t seen before?

 

Don’t worry if you prefer to march to the beat of your own drum. Creativity and originality are always appreciated! 

 

Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your outfit:

 

  • Your costume submission should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything.
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes.
     

Don't be discouraged if your design hasn’t been chosen in the past! We’re blown away by the incredible amount of creativity and unique costume designs each month. We wish they could all be winners! We always welcome players to resubmit past design submissions or come up with new costume ideas for each month's contest!

 

If you need a nudge in the right direction to get started, check out previous month’s submission videos on our Youtube channel! Take a peek at July’s entire lineup of player-designed costumes! 👇

 

 

Good luck, everyone! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the contest, don’t hesitate to drop them below! We can’t wait to see what you dream up! 🤩

Thursday, August 11, 2022

August's Cabin of Curiosities: 2 Free Costumes and Unsettling Inventory 🤭

Although the Airship has arrived Baron-less, the sky pirate’s Cabin of Curiosities is suspiciously well stocked and in order. Has Ack been holding down the fort? Whatever the case, there’s new discoveries to be made in the Airship’s popup shop! 🥳

 

First up: August’s free costume and the winner of last month’s costume contest. As always, choosing only one costume is a ridiculously tough decision. Thank you to everyone who participated in July’s contest round! August’s installment is set to begin tomorrow – keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming announcement and updated details. 

 

Now, without further ado, this month’s winning costume is… THE HAIR by Prickly Tooth! 🌵🦷

 

The Hair Costume by Prickly ToothAugust's Free Costume Aboard the Airship

 

Add “The Hair” to your wardrobes (for FREE) to start customizing the ‘fit’s floral aura, silky tresses, white top, and brown bottoms. Massive props to Prickly Tooth for designing such a flowy, flowery costume! Well done!

 

August's Cabin of Curiosities

 

On the opposite end of the Cabin of Curiosities, all players can scoop up another free outfit – The Banana costume – complete with a banana peel, yellow shades, and sword. Like last month’s Cabin haul, August’s inventory highlights another character: The Baron! Despite the sky pirate’s absence, the Baron (and their trusty sidekick, Ack) are the main inspirations for the clubhouse collection.

 

Browse the Baron and Ack Painting (300 credits), Ack Plushie (200 credits), Ack’s Litter Box (5 credits), Wooden Mug (10 credits), Chest of Scrolls (100 credits)? Perhaps they seem familiar? Where have we seen these items before? 🤔

 

Remember, the Airship and its Cabin contents are only available for a limited time! Be sure to stop by the floating vessel ASAP to secure this month’s 2 free costumes and the Baron and Ack’s clubhouse collectables. Don’t let the captain’s absence fool you – the Airship waits for no one!

 

What are your first impressions of August’s Cabin of Curiosities haul? How weird is the Airship without the Baron?! Does anyone else feel the difference? Let us know! 👀

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Something’s Terribly, Terribly Wrong on the Airship

Well, Poptropicans, there’s good news and bad news. How ‘bout we start with the good news? 

 

August's Airship Arrival

 

As usual, the Airship’s made its monthly return to Home Island! The ship seems to be in working order, the Cabin of Curiosities is fully stocked, and a new free costume is available to all players. But more on that later! 

 

As for the bad news… you’re going to want to sit down for this. 🪑

 

August's Airship Flight Deck

 

The Baron is NOWHERE to be found. The sky pirate’s missing in action, vanished without a trace. Never before has the Airship been seen without its trusty captain at the helm. Even Ack, first mate and the Baron’s best friend, was left behind! Maybe you can make sense of what he’s saying.

 

August's Cabin of Curioisites

 

Whatever’s going on, this is an all-hands on deck situation. Climb aboard and take a look around, mates!

 

What do you think happened to the Baron? When will things return to normal? Share your theories with everyone in the comments section! 👇

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Guest Blog: Poptropican Heroes Fanfic Part 2 by Dizzy Feather 🪶

Hello Everyone,

 

Dizzy Feather here with part two of my fanfiction (read part one here). I added something at the end for you readers, now back to the tale...

 

We see a lifeboat go through the portal. The boat docks, and the Pink Knight steps out but she looks different, For one thing, she looks differently animated, for another instead of her uniform she is wearing a metal jacket, blue jeans, and dark pink sneakers. She looks at her hands and wiggles her fingers.

 

Dizzy Feather's Poptropica Worlds Avatar

Dizzy Feather: Poptropica Worlds.

 

Random Poptropican:

Child, you act as though you've never had opposable thumbs before.

 

The Screen fades to black and the word "Next day" appears. 

 

The Pink Knight is standing in Space Station H.A.R.E. She sighs and looks out the window.

 

Pink Knight: So you can access space from inside the portal, I wonder if you can access outside of the portal from here. 

 

 A hand is placed on the Pink Knight's shoulder and she is spun around. Once she is we see that the hand belonged to Dr. Hare.

 

Dr.Hare:

You're not supposed to be here! Why are you here?

 

Pink Knight:

I'm here because I need your help.

 

Dr.Hare:

My help? Ha! Why would you ever need my help?

 

Pink Knight:

Because you are the only person who is in this portal, who isn't brainwashed at this time.

 

Dr.Hare:

What about the other heroes that were sent in?

 

Pink Knight:

There are only three in here at the same time, one of the others has been missing for two days, and the other is literally sightseeing.

 

Dr.Hare:

You seem like the normal noble hero, but you're also just a kid, and you seem a little bit naive. So I gonna take it easy on you. 

   You see, there are rules to the whole villain-hero thing. One of the main rules is, that villains and heroes never team up, if they do the odds of the hero being betrayed by the villain are extremely high.

 

Pink Knight:

I know, and that's why I'm not teaming up with you. I just need you to help me locate where a video was sent from.

 

Dr.Hare:

You came to the wrong guy for computer help, I focus more on mind-control and stuff like that.

 

Pink Knight: 

But can you do it?

 

Dr. Hare:

Of course, I can! But I won't. 

 

 The Pink Knight pulls out a crisp tan filing folder and opens it, she reads for a few seconds then looks up. 

 

Dr.Hare:

What's that?

 

Pink Knight: 

Oh, just your prisoner file. 

 

Dr.Hare:

What does it say?  

 

Pink Knight:

It says, Dr. Harvey Hare. A top-of-the-class student at the N.I.S.S before an experiment fussed his brain with a bunny's, who puts bunny instead of rabbit?

 

Dr.Hare:

Keep reading!

 

Pink Knight:

 Anyways, like I was saying, Personality: insane/ bossy/ smart, seriously who wrote this thing? 

 

She flips through the rest of the file, as Dr.Hare gives her a very annoyed/impatient look.

 

Pink Knight (cont'd):

Height: five feet-ish, Crimes: Kidnaping, forcing people to work, trespassing, theft, economic sabotage, business sabotage, times five, and whatever building a giant robot in the shape of a bunny that is designed to mind control the planet would be called. That's all it says.  

   Now, The area around the portal is restricted, you repeated your previous crimes over here, and you've got in the way of maintaining the peace. 

 

Dr.Hare:

Maintaining the peace?

 

Pink Knight:

It's what we call getting in the way of heroes trying to stop a different villain. 

Anyways, you're already going to be in jail for a while, it's going to be longer if your newest crimes are reported, I convinced the person who stopped you yesterday to wait until I tell him to report your newest crimes. 

   Here's the deal, you help me and he won't report the crimes, don't help me, attack me, or anything like that and I'll tell him to go ahead and report the crimes. 

 Also, just so you know if he doesn't hear from me in the next 24 hours he's going to do it anyway. 

 

Dr.Hare:

Fine, I'll help you. Where's the video? 

 

The Pink Knight hands Dr.Hare a flash drive and he plugs it into the computer, after a few seconds he hands the Pink Knight back the flash drive and walks away.

 

Dr.Hare:

It was sent from that island with the Super-volcano park. But the signal was weak where it was sent from, I can't pinpoint where on the island it was sent from.

 

The screen fades to black.

 


 

 Want to be in this Fanfiction? Just pop in a quick character outline in the comments of this post please get them in before the 23th (note that there will only be one winner this time and it can be anyone who completes a character outline). 

 

 Here's what I need from you to be able to possibly put you in:

  • who you want your Poptropican to be (villain, hero, anti-villain, etc)
  • Your Poptropican’s name
  • Your Poptropica username (so I can add you to my friends list)
  • Something to make your character unique. The two winners last time were Pink Crush and Gray Cloud. Pink Crush wanted to be a famous fashion designer in the story, while Gray Cloud wanted some sort of magical power in the story. So give your character a job, a superpower, a motive, etc. not only does it give you more say in your character but it's fun for me to read as well. 

 

I will not contact you, so what your Poptropican says and does in my story is completely up to me. But I'm pretty nice to every character in my Fanfictions.

 

See you next month,

Dizzy Feather

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Another week, another shop update! ✨

This week’s store coverage is a short and sweet round up of costumes and clubhouse décor. Count your credits and let’s pop in Adventure Outfitters! 🛍

 

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Poptropicans everywhere are gearing up for their first day of school! While first day ‘fits are all the rage IRL, don’t forget to style your Popsona to show off your unique fashion sense. This week’s updates feature the Rib Wrap Outfit (75 credits), Boho Chic (350 credits, members only), Rock Star (350 credits), and two versions of the Dark Astro Knight (250 credits each) costumes.

 

August clubhouse items

 

As for clubhouse gear, last month’s Rumpel-ized decorations have been restocked! All players can add the Rumpel Plushie (100 credits), Rumpel Skull (50 credits), Gold Rumpel Statue (100 credits), and Rumpel Owl Lamp (30 credits). Alongside the magic man’s decorations, players can also choose from an assortment of adorable plushies, tricked out appliances (check out the soda bar!), and island memorabilia from Jade Scarab, Goofball, and 24 Carrot Islands. 🏝

 

In other news, the Baron is scheduled to touch down on Home Island town tomorrow (8/10)! Plus, word on Mainstreet is that Poptropica’s favorite sky pirate is said to have something brewin’… Whatever it is, only time will tell! Await the Airship’s return to Home Island and be one of the first in line for the Cabin of Curiosities. See y’all on the Flight Deck! 🏴‍☠️

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring's Summertime Guide! 🏖☀️

Hey there, Poptropicans! Hope you all have been having an AWESOME summer so far! 

 

…But If you haven’t, because you’re getting really bored, it’s ok. It happens to all of us… It can be hard to find fun at times, and it’s also hard to get motivated enough to go LOOKING for fun. 

 

So I’m here to help with that. Here’s a 20-minute guide to summer fun from A to Z, brought to you by yours truly, Invisible Ring.

 

 

Now, whenever you get bored this summer (or next summer, or ANY summer for that matter), you now have THIS fun flick for every time you need instant inspiration and instant entertainment! 

 

Enjoy the video, everyone! And have a GREAT summer!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Shop Update: Werewolf Wear, Back-to-School Shopping, & College Collections!

Happy Monday, Poptropicans! There’s tons to cover today in the shopping sphere. Shall we dive right into the action?

 

First things first – monthly member gifts! Although this month’s delivery is 10 days shy of a full moon, August’s exclusive edition is a fur-nomenal howl!

 

Members can now find this month’s Werewolf costume, Werewolf Feet, and a Little Moon Follower in their inventories! Transform your Popsona into a howling werewolf at a moment’s notice, full moon not required. 🐺🌙

 

August Member Gifts

 

Adventure Outfitters is also sportin’ a fresh feel for the back-to-school season!

 

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Highlights from this week’s featured costumes include two robo-suits: Xenon Trooper (250 credits) and Retro Robot (350 credits, members only), two sets of bucket hat ensembles, Tie Dye Trends (250 credits) and Frog Buckets (250 credits), and matching workout gear with the Fitness Fun (250 credits) and Body Builder outfits (150 credits, members only). Like the saying goes: “Good things come in pairs.” 👯

 

But there’s more good things to be found in-store, sans pair. All players can still purchase last month’s new fantasy ‘fits, Cloaked Rogue and Demon Mischief (350 credits each), while members have the option of adding the Acidic Dinosaur (150 credits) and Glam Gamer Girl (250 credits) costumes to their wardrobes.

 

Alongside the updated costume rotation, AO’s restocked its college clubhouse collection!

 

8/1 shop update - right display

 

Just in time for back to school, players of all ages can decorate their clubhouses with a variety of transportation: Green and Purple Electric Bikes (200 credits each), Red College-style Electric Scooter (100 credits, members only), and Skateboard (200 credits), plus a rad Singer Poster (75 credits, members only). 🛵

 

For after school snacks, the Burger (75 credits), Chocolate Shake (75 credits), Soda Bottle (75 credits), Soda Can (75 credits), and Sub Sandwich (75 credits) are a must! 🥤🥪

 

What do you think about this week’s store update? Do you see a redecorating session in your future? Are you in the mood to share the back-to-school season with your Poptropican?

 

We want to know! Share your thoughts and responses in the comments section with your fellow players! 🤔

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Poptropica Comics Are BACK! 🎉

Beginning today, all players can start reading the Poptopica comics on desktop and mobile! As a bonus, you won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next. Rather than keep you waiting, more comics will be added EVERY DAY! 🎉

 

To kick things off, four comic strips have been added to the archives, with more installments arriving daily! 

Mystery of the Map comics

 

Head to the map to meet two misplaced students, Oliver and Jorge, as they struggle with the aftermath of dropping out of thin air into Poptropica. How will the duo navigate unknown dangers and mysterious lands? Will the islands mold the unsuspecting kids into hardened adventurers or is the pair at the mercy of a local hero? Only one way to find out...

 

Well, what are you waiting for? Experience Poptropica from an entirely new perspective and follow along the comical adventures that await our new friends. Safe travels, Poptropicans! 🏝🗺