Monday, September 12, 2022

September's Halloween-Themed Costume Contest Is Underway! ??

Halloween is almost upon us, Poptropicans!


In preparation of October’s Airship, this month’s costume contest kicks off Poptropica’s huge eerie-sistable celebration!


Last year, the Baron’s Red October event supplied plenty of spooky spirit throughout the month. On the Airship, six player-designed costumes (the most ever!) were recreated in-game and offered to all players for free! 


The Baron's Red October



This year, the festivities continue! Designs submitted in this month’s contest will have the chance to be a part of the Airship’s special Halloween haul. Submit your costume designs by Monday, September 26th at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) to join this month’s Halloween costume pool. Let’s get this party startled! ?


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!


Remember, you have free reign over your design! Do you want your costume to be frightening, fabulous, creepy, cute, or even match your Halloween ‘fit IRL? Whether you have a quirky sense of style or if you’re a proud trendsetter, creativity and originality are always appreciated! Any idea can be a winner! ?


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 some help getting your ideas flowing, last year’s Halloween-inspired submissions and the six lucky winning designs might come in candy! ?


Winning costumes of 2021's Red October


Best of luck, everyone! Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the contest below. We’re eager to see what you put down the runway! ??

Perfect HeroSeptember 12, 2022 pm30 3:22 pm

I submitted a creative monster costume, It's called "Vampire Squirrel"

Bronze SeagullSeptember 12, 2022 pm30 5:16 pm

Is the Baron not coming this month?? I'm confused

September 12, 2022 pm30 7:44 pm

The Airship's hit a bit of a headwind, but it will touch down soon!

Bronze SeagullSeptember 14, 2022 am30 11:58 am

Oh, okay! :) thank you for responding

Lucky HawkSeptember 12, 2022 pm30 5:30 pm


Pink CrushSeptember 13, 2022 pm30 6:46 pm

EXACTLY!!!! Why would we enter another contest when we don't know if we won last month's???? I've been getting on here every day since the contest closed & there's tons of other posts but NOTHING about the costume contest. HEEELLOOOO????

Pink CrushSeptember 13, 2022 pm30 6:50 pm

I KNOW!!!! Why do they expect us to enter this contest if we don't even know if we won last months!? I've been looking every day on here since the contest closed to see if the results are ready but still NOTHING! HELLO? It's September 13th! Please get the results SOON!

MyheadisAfountainOfStoriesSeptember 14, 2022 pm30 3:41 pm

exactly! i want to see the new costumes!

anonSeptember 15, 2022 pm30 12:57 pm

yall need to chill its not that serious
i mean think about it this way- the airship could be late because they're still working on it. maybe we're gonna get some sort of new mini game or quest??

Pink CrushSeptember 17, 2022 pm30 4:02 pm

Whoops. did'nt mean to say the same thing 3 times! I kept posting the comment but it didn't show up. Well now it is!

Perfect HeroSeptember 12, 2022 pm30 6:59 pm

When will Police Heroes come to Poptropica. P.S. I made portfolio art for the characters.

Fearless DragonSeptember 12, 2022 pm30 9:47 pm

Um, sorry to interrupt, but what happened to the August Costume Contest?

natalie grace watrousSeptember 13, 2022 pm30 5:54 pm

I was waiting for them to talk about the baron!please let the baron come soon!

MyheadisAfountainOfStoriesSeptember 13, 2022 pm30 6:24 pm

hey, it's Icy Fang here. If anyone here likes Demon Slayer/Kimetsu no Yaiba, then I just wanted to say that I put an idea for an uppermoon 1 kokushibo costume idea. If you want it, then put a put a thumbs up emoji reply. ?

Pink CrushSeptember 16, 2022 pm30 1:41 pm


White Spider September 17, 2022 pm30 8:00 pm

Thumbs up

moody cloudSeptember 15, 2022 am30 5:32 am

so sorry i forgot to put my costumes name but it's called shella skull .

AngerIssuesSeptember 15, 2022 pm30 10:23 pm

My patience is literally killing me.

anonymousSeptember 17, 2022 pm30 5:17 pm

Anyone wanna explain to me why you creators are suddenly SO interested in Poptropica Jr. now?! Because right now the Baron isn't here, the friends page is still in BETA and glitching like crazy, Home Island is a wreck, half your islands are either depressingly easy or restricted for members, and you choose spend all the money you get from ads and memberships to open up new sites??! This is Poptropica Worlds all over again. Don't put all your resources into another game with no future that you're just gonna forget about in like a month. At this point, if you wanted an easy game for preschoolers, you should've just kept Poptropica the way it is. WHY ARE YOU CHANGING THINGS THAT ARE FINE BUT IGNORING THE ACTUAL PROBLEMS?!

Here's a list of the problems you're ignoring:
1. The glitches with Poptropica Worlds
2. The glitches with the friends page
3. The fact the friend's page is still in BETA
4. The Baron's gone
5. Some islands are still behind a members-only paywall even though they were rereleased last year

Here's the list of things from 2018-2019 that weren't problematic but you deleted anyway:
1. The 2018 shop with cards
2. The 2018 inventory
3. The old Home Island (all 1,000,000,000 million of them)
4. The old loading screen with the floating Poptropica letters
5. Old Mythology Island
6. The Baron being a villain rather than a snarky salesperson
7. The new animations
8. Amelia being chill rather than jumpy and squealy about unicorns
9. The old options thing with the satisfying crate rather than 3 boring lines.
10. The app with the old islands
11. All the old glitches, like MAP.

You're being ridiculous and I'm sick of sitting here, watching you destroy my childhood game and act all peppy and happy about it on this blog.

anonSeptember 18, 2022 pm30 8:51 pm

my guy its just poptropica, relax

Chilly ShadowSeptember 19, 2022 am30 11:44 am

yo take a chill pill. Pop Jr. makes up a large percentage of people whose parents will pay for this, its a natural (though unpopular) decision to start targeting that area. and making huge lists just doesn't help your cause, it annoys people