Monday, May 9, 2022

May's Costume Contest Begins! 🎨🏆

Just last week, the Baron’s Airship reappeared on Home Island. While stationed on Mainstreet, all players are invited aboard the Airship to mingle on the common room-esque flight deck and browse the Baron’s exclusive plunders products. Visit the Cabin of Curiosities to claim this month’s free costume, Vamp Rock by Sleepy Owl, and an entire collection of Jade Scarab memorabilia! This haul isn’t one to miss – hurry before Pop's favorites sky pirate returns to sea! 🏴‍☠️

 

Baron Sets Sail - Airship Reminder

 

If you’d like to see your costume ideas in the Baron’s pop-up shop, submit your outfit designs in May’s costume contest! Every month, one lucky winner earns their actual costume design in-game and offered to all players (for free)!

 

No need to wait, let this month’s round of costume contests begin!

 

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

Enter your costume designs by Monday, May 23rd at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST, or use a time zone converter) for the chance to win!

 

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🤩

 

How do you enter?

 

First things first, brainstorm ideas for your costume. Costumes should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is 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 and be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with each entry.

 

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! 🎨

 

Good luck, Poptropicans! Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the contest below. We can’t wait to see what you put down the runway! 💃🕺

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Baron's Returned to Home Island (With Freebies & Extra Gear)!

The Baron has arrived!

 

The Baron is back and better than ever! Stop by the Airship and the Cabin of Curiosities pop-up shop onboard to snag the pop-up shop’s brand new and exclusive bounties! This month’s theme is… JADE SCARAB! To celebrate the 3rd Dream Island release, ALL PLAYERS can add Egyptian themed clubhouse gear and costumes to your inventories! 🪲

 

Jade Scarab Gear in the Baron's Cabin of Curiosities

 

Create an exhibit worthy clubhouse! Decorate your rooms with a funky Camel (300 credits), Jade Scarab Artifact (150 credits), Dung Bottle Artifact (10 credits), Jade Scarab Flag (50 credits), Pedestal (50 credits), and Museum Display Case (200 credits). If you’re feline Jade Scarab’s cat craze, add the Green and Grey Bastet Idols (150 credits each) and Cat Statue (100 credits) to your cottage for a purrfect space! Outfit your Popsona in the eye catching Bastet Costume (100 credits), complete with jewelry, golden robes, and cat mask! 🐈‍⬛

 

The entire Jade Scarab collection is available for a whopping 1,260 credits! If you’re in need of extra credits, play the Clear the Skies mini game on the Airship. Each successful round rewards 50 credits and is infinitely replayable!

 

Clear the Skies mini game

 

On the other end of the shop is this month’s FREE costume! Before the reveal, drum roll please…

 

April's Contest Winner and FREE Costume: Vamp Rock

April’s costume contest winner is VAMP ROCK! Congratulations to Sleepy Owl for their creative mashup of vampy goth and rockstar drummer fashion! Don’t forget to add the Vamp Rock matching boots (also for free!) right next to the outfit display. Let’s give Sleepy Owl a round of applause for such an awesome idea! 🧛‍♀️🎸

 


 

Take a look at the entire roundup of last month’s contest submissions -- well done, Poptropicans! The Team has a wonderful time seeing your creative designs, it’s always difficult to choose just one. Don’t be discouraged if you did not win, we encourage resubmitting your favorite designs in future contests! 🤩

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Pop Culture Update: April's Airship and the Baron's Bounty Are HERE! 🛀🧖‍♀️

Home Island’s favorite visitor is back! The one, the only, the Baron! 🏴‍☠️

 

The Baron's Airship is docked on Home Island now!

 

This month's this month's theme is self-care and footwear! The Baron is back and the Cabin of Curiosities is stocked with a brand new set of bounty. For the past week, the Baron has enjoyed a much needed spring break. Adventuring is hard work! Before it’s back to plundering treasure and sailing the seven seas, the Baron’s basking in the bliss. Notice anything different about the infamous sky pirate? 🧐  With spring break in mind, let’s get straight to it. Climb aboard, mate!

 

As always, the Airship’s Cabin of Curiosities features the winning costume design from last month’s contest!

 

Without further ado, congratulations to the winner of March’s costume contest… the Spa Day costume by Chilly Feather! Excellent job, CF! Your outfit design delighted the sky pirate. In fact, Spa Day was personally picked out by the Baron. 🧖‍♀️✨

 

March's winning costume: Spa Day by Chilly Feather

 

All players can scoop up the FREE Spa Day ‘fit while the Baron’s in town! If you’re in need of a sign to practice some self care, consider this your own giant, flashing signal. Put on a face mask, throw some cucumbers over your eyes (if you’re feeling fancy), and slip into some pink bunny slippers! Disclaimer: no hares were harmed in the making of this costume. 🐰

 

Now that the self-care portion of this month’s theme is taken care of, onto footwear! Whether you’re a sneakerhead or prefer casual and comfy, the Baron’s got your back (and your feet).

Splurge on 3 pairs of shoes for your Poptropican! Choose from Grey Loafers, Red Shoes, and Yellow Flipflops – all for 100 credits each. Of course, you’re going to need somewhere to keep ‘em all! You can also add a Shoe Rack (100 credits) to your clubhouse to show off your new kicks.

 

April Inventory on the Baron's Airship

 

You never know when the Baron will decide it’s time to move on. Better to be safe than sorry! Visit the Airship and the Cabin of Curiosities today to snag April’s exclusive gear before it’s bon voyage!

 

Hope you've all enjoyed your spring break! Summer will be here before we know it. What do you think of the Baron's mini makeover? How are you planning on styling Chilly Feather's Spa Day costume? Drop your ideas in the comments below! ⬇️

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

You're invited onto the Baron's Airship! Catch this month's special edition treasures and 🆓 costume!

Ahoy, sailors!

 

As expected, the Baron has returned to Home Island! Their Airship is docked smack dab in the middle of Mainstreet – you can’t miss it. Board the Baron’s vessel to unlock the Cabin of Curiosities’ monthly bounty and stock up on credits!

 

Alongside the Baron’s arrival, a new outfit creation has been crowned winner for February’s costume contest! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered last month’s contest. Your ideas continue to blow us away! Sadly, only one player’s outfit can be selected. Don’t forget that you can resubmit your favorite costumes for other contests! These costume events are held monthly – there are plenty more chances to be had. Check out the entire lineup of February submissions, designed by your fellow players!

 

Now, it’s time to present this month’s winner. Without further ado, put your hands together for…

 

The De-man costume by Striped Thunder! Congratulations Striped Thunder, you designed an incredible outfit! ⛈

Striped Thunder's original "De-man" costume designWinner: De-man costume by Striped Thunder

 

The De-man costume takes extra to a completely different level. The outfit includes a polished set of horns, bat wings, dragon tail, a singular fang, and facial markings that fit just below your eyes. Underneath all of the fantastical features, the clothes themselves are also looking sharp! Pop on the white button up, grey blazer, and gold accessories for a casual look. The De-man costume is available to ALL players, for FREE! Don’t miss this month’s free outfit, courtesy of the Baron and Striped Thunder. 🆓🆓

 

Cabin of Curiosities' March inventory

 

In addition to the newest free costume, the Cabin is offering up some island memorabilia! Convert your clubhouse into the Carrot King Diner from (you guessed it) 24 Carrot Island! The Carrot King’s full set includes the diner’s Booth (50 credits), Table (50 credits), Hanging lamp (50 credits), Salt-n-Pepper Shakers (10 credits), and Exit Sign (50 credits). Can’t forget the Carrot King Sign (100 credits) either! Rounding out Cabin’s inventory, the Baron has also restocked the Gothic Cheerleader costume (100 credits). It’s a dark glam look, perfect to show off your skull spirit! ☠️

 

The Baron and their Airship will only be stationed on Home Island for a limited time! That means you better hurry to snag the free De-man costume. Once the Baron sets sail in a few days, it’s a mystery if (and when) we’ll catch the outfit again! While you’re on board, befriend other players, play the Clear the Skies mini-game, and save some credits for a rainy day. Climb into the Baron’s plane, the Red Jenny, to make your way through the air traffic. Each time you complete your flight, you’ll receive 50 credits! Not bad for less than a minute of flight time. If nothing else, make sure to to pay the sky pirate a visit before it’s too late!

 

That’s all for today, Poptropicans!  Signing off, mates. 🏴‍☠️

 

 

Monday, February 7, 2022

Store updates, the Baron's departure, and PoptropiCon Challenge reminders!

Howdy, Poptropicans! There’s lots to cover today, so let’s pop right to it!

 

During a quick cruise through Adventure Outfitters, we noticed Amelia’s still offering tons of winter garments and Valentine’s Day gear! Choose from 7 different layered looks to help brave the cold, as well as 5 V-Day surprises to make your Poptropican feel festive. Visit the store to add this month’s lovely new additions to your wardrobe! 💘

 

2/7 Adventure Outfitters rotation - 1 of 42/7 Adventure Outfitters rotation - 2 of 42/7 Adventure Outfitters rotation - 3 of 42/7 Adventure Outfitters rotation - 4 of 4Adventure Outfitters February display - leftAdventure Outfitters February display - right

 

Moving onto Poptropica’s infamous sky pirate! Heads up, Poptropicans – the Baron’s setting sail tomorrow! If you haven’t already browsed through the Airship’s pop up shop, be sure to stop by the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities before the Airship departs from Home Island.

 

The Baron’s bounty for the month includes “The Rockette” free costume and PoptropiCon themed clubhouse décor. Shop for an Omegon Mask (200 credits), convention poster (50 credits), Pony Bros poster (50 credits), and Glass Display Case to house your Mighty Action Force figurines (200 credits)! Last but not least, the Baron’s also offering 2 new toys: the Dino and Astronaut Plushies (300 credits each). 🦖

 

February Gear in the Baron's Cabin of CuriositiesFebruary's Free Costume - Available in the Airship's Cabin of Curiosities

 

If you’re in need of credits, play the Clear the Skies minigame on the Airship’s flight deck. Each time you complete the game, you’ll earn 50 credits. Stock up on credits and splurge on the Baron’s monthly treasures!

 

Poptropicon Player Challenge Prompts

 

Also, don’t forget about the ongoing PoptropiCon Challenges! You can choose between 2 different challenges or enter both! Everyone that enters has the chance to win free credit rewards. All Challenge submissions will be posted for other players to see your work and allow you to find like-minded Poptropicans that enjoy the same fandoms!

 

The PoptropiCon Challenges have been extended to Friday, February 11th, at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST)!

 

To recap:

 

  • Option 1: Design your own Mighty Action Force trading card!

Like the MAF game in Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert, your first challenge is to create your very own game card. You can design a trading card for you Popsona, a superhero, or just about any other fictional character! Print out the blank template or save it digitally to get started. You can make your card as simple or detailed as you want! Draw a picture of your inspiration and add extra details like power levels, slogans, or stats. When you’re finished, enter a picture of your card creation through the submissions page.

 

PoptropiCon 2 - Mighty Action Force Trading Card Game Template

 

 

  • Option 2: Design your dream cosplay outfit!

In the spirit of PoptropiCon’s cosplay traditions, imagine your favorite character’s costume that you’d LOVE to wear! Have one in mind? Recreate your dream cosplay outfit by scouring your costume closet for the perfect outfit pieces OR by drawing your ideal costume! Once the finishing touches are added to your dream outfit, send in a screenshot or picture of your design through the submissions page🧙‍♂️

 

That’s a wrap for update! If you have any comments/questions, share them below! If you have a question, chances are that you’re not the only one wondering the same thing. Have a great day and an even better week! 👋

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Baron's Airship reappears on Home Island!

Fantastic news, mates! The Baron has officially touched down on Home Island! 🏴‍☠️

 

The Baron has arrived on Home Island

 

For a short time, we’re all invited aboard the infamous Airship. But be warned, the Baron sticks to a tight schedule; they could be here one day and be gone the next. Don’t dilly-dally, join the Baron in the skies on both desktop and mobile! 🥳

 

The Airship's Flight Deck


 

Climb onto the Airship’s common room deck to befriend other players and invite them into your clubhouse! While you’re exploring the flight deck, try your hand at the Clear the Skies mini game. Plunder pirates and gather the loose cargo among the skies to earn extra credits!

 

The Airship's Clear the Skies mini game

 

When you’re done on the flight deck, head inside the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities! Each month, the Cabin is stocked full of mind-blowing goodies, throwback treasures, and even a free costume! 💸

 

The winning outfit from January’s costume contest, The Rockette by Purple Dragon, is on display in the Cabin for a limited time. All players can pop in and scoop up their very own Rockette outfit for FREE

 

January's Contest Winner - The Rockette costume is available for free in the Cabin of Curiosities!

 

As a bonus, the Rockette’s special power grants you flight! To activate the jetpack, press spacebar to lift off. Once you’re in the air, you’ll rocket! 🚀

 

The Baron's February store wares offered in the Cabin of Curiosities

 

The Baron’s pop-up shop displays a bounty of PoptropiCon gear that's available to all players! Browse the Cabin and buy your own PoptropiCon poster (50 credits), Glass Display Case (200 credits), Pony Bros poster (50 credits), and an Omegon mask (200 credits). Organize your Mighty Action Force figurines and Omegon mask in the display case for safe keeping. The Baron’s also clueing us into their soft and sensitive side. The Cabin’s stocked with 2 cute stuffed toys: the Green Dragon and Astronaut plushies (300 credits each), perfect for hugs. 🧸

 

That just about covers everything in the Cabin! Be sure to wander around the deck to interact with other players and conjure up some cosplay inspiration! Again, this month’s free costume and exclusive gear will only be available for a limited time. Take advantage of the pop-up shop while the Airship is still docked on Home Island!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Announcing: January's Costume Contest Winner! 🤩

Howdy again!

 

Thank you to everyone who designed their own costumes this month! Let’s give them a huge round of applause, this talented bunch certainly deserves it! 👏👏  If you’d like to see all the players’ designs from last month, check out January’s Contest Submissions video on our Youtube channel!

 

 

 

We’re pleased to share that the Team has come to decision! This month’s costume contest added an army of awesome, fun designs to the arsenal! Choosing only one design never gets any easier, especially when each costume idea is as unique and creative as these were!

 

Presenting, the first costume contest winner of 2022…

 

Purple Dragon's winning design: "The Rockette"

 

The Rockette by Purple Dragon! Congratulations, PD! 

 

This month’s winning costume design is incredibly cute! Outfit your Popsona with the turquoise off-the-shoulder top, flowy skirt, jetpack, and matching jewelry accessories. The Rockette’s jet back is also fit for flying! Purple Dragon designed the costume to blast off when you press the spacebar! 🚀

 

 

As a reminder, don’t be discouraged if your design has not been selected! Keep sending your original costume ideas out way each month. Don’t be afraid to resubmit designs that you’ve already created – we welcome them! Seeing your creativity in your art is a joy, keep up the great work!

 

Stop by the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities to claim The Rockette costume! The fly fashion will be available to ALL PLAYERS for FREE🥳

 

Around the Cabin, you’ll also find exclusive treasures, recovered from Poptopica’s deepest vaults! The Baron returns at the beginning of every month, welcoming players aboard her Airship to snag limited time bounties, earn credits by playing mini games, and interact with other players on the deck!

 

As January winds down, the Baron’s preparing to drop anchor on Home Island very soon! Pop into the game to earn your daily credits and be the first to add The Rockette to your costume closet. But be warned, the Baron waits for no one. The Airship doesn’t usually stick around for more than a few days. As soon as you get word of a Baron sighting, run, don’t walk to the Airship!  🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the BARON! 🏴‍☠️

Look to the skies, Poptropicans!

 

The snow has cleared, the clouds have opened up, and the Baron has finally returned to Home Island! It’s time to “get off this dusty rock” and climb aboard the Airship! 

 

The Baron returns to Home Island

 

On the Airship’s deck, you can interact with other players, send friend requests, and play the Clear the Skies minigame to earn extra credits! After you’ve explored the main deck, stop by the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities to see what this month’s pop-up shop has in store. For January’s visit, the Baron’s stocked her Cabin with clubhouse décor and last month’s winning costume design – Rainbow Pup by Hamburger Hamburger! As usual, all players can add the contest winner’s outfit to your wardrobes for FREE✨🌈

 

Rainbow Pup by Hamburger Hamburger - December's Contest Winner

 

Along with the Rainbow Pup costume, the Baron’s included three new items to decorate your clubhouse. Spice up your cottage with a huge Dino Head (75 credits), potted Cactus (75 credits), and a mystical Cards and Candles centerpiece (75 credits). Who wouldn’t want a giant fossil in their living room?!

 

January's Cabin of Curiosities gear

 

The Baron’s return to Home Island will only last a short while. Don’t miss out on the free costume, jaw dropping clubhouse gear, and the chance to earn some extra credits!

 

Pop to it before it’s too late! See you on the Airship! 👋