Guest Blog: Gentle Dolphin’s Declassified Costume Creation Guide 🎃👕
Hello, Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin from the Poptropica Help Blog! We at the PHB are currently hosting a Halloween costume contest based on the greatly grim and wonderfully whimsical tales of old. If you readers are interested in entering but don’t know where to start, I wrote a small guide to making the perfect costume for your popsona. Here are three tips to keep in mind when assembling your ensemble:
- Look to some of your favorite stories and characters for inspiration. You can make a pop portrayal of a fairytale figure or create a new character from your own imagination.
- Give your costume a good color scheme. Your costume can have complementary colors like red and green, or you can have one bright color paired with one muted color. Just be careful not to overdo it to the point that it physically hurts to look at your costume.
- Mix and match clothes and accessories. You don’t have to stick with a premade outfit like the Rock Star or the Fairy Queen. Try pairing different clothing items together to make a completely unique look. Who knows? You may find some combinations that surprisingly work.
How do you get the parts you need for your costume? You can buy outfits from Adventure Outfitters and the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities. You can also get free outfits by winning them from certain ad games and by using the Costumizer on Poptropicon: Episode 1. You can access your items at the Character screen, where you can also use the Colorizer to change your skin and hair color.
Now let’s take these tips and put them to practice. I made some costumes as examples for this guide, and I give you Poptropicans permission to replicate these looks if you so desire!
Let’s start with a simple cosplay. Rumpelstiltskin is a popular Poptropica villain, so much so that members can purchase his outfit from Adventure Outfitters. Here’s how non-members can make a somewhat accurate recreation of Rumpel’s look:
First, go to Poptropicon: Episode 1 and costumize the shirt from the female Space Jaunt worker as well as the belt from the Pete’s Pizza Puffs employee. Next, go to the Character screen and use the Colorizer to turn your skin green and your hair dark purple. Finally, put on the pants from the Headless Man costume, the large ears from the Elf Queen costume, and the hair from the Pumpkin Punk costume to complete this magical look. 💚😈
This next one will strictly follow my color rule from earlier. I made a knightly princess costume with a primarily blue and yellow color scheme. To create this chivalrous garment, I used the armor from the Knight in Shining Armor suit, the hair and skirt from the Prom Princess dress, and the sword from the Templar Knight costume. 🗡👸
Last but not least, I made a costume using various pieces from the six winning entries of the Red October costume contest. I imagine this character as an excitable wizard student with a penchant for fire. This is just one combination out of many, though. Feel free to come up with your own crazy costume combo! 🧙🔥
I hope these tips help you with creating your ideal costume. To cap off this guest post, I will give you all one last crucial tip:
- Have fun! I know this line is cliché, but it’s important to not stress your costume’s quality too much. Make a costume that you enjoy both creating and wearing. Trust me, you’ll be a lot happier with the results in the end.
One final reminder that you can enter your costume to the PHB’s Halloween costume contest. This year’s theme is 💀Grim & Whimsical✨, and we are accepting entries until Friday, October 29th. The grand prize winners will win 1-month free memberships and have their costumes immortalized on our Costumes page. Good luck to everyone who is entering!
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!
– Gentle Dolphin 🐬