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Here it is ladies and gentlemen – the Major Spoilers Costume Contest. Over the last couple of weeks, readers have been sending pictures of themselves dressed as various comic book (and related) characters. The submissions are now closed!

Take the jump to see all the entrants and the top five, then get your vote on!

Interestingly, not a single entry featured anyone dressed as a Marvel character – I’m just saying is all.

Of course there were the Batmen

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A Nightwing entry

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And the various villains

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Who can forget Slacker Green Lantern?

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Can’t have a contest without Wonder Woman

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Who says Hawkman is a lame character?

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I like the Catwoman entry because the entrant took poses directly from the covers.

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I don’t know what kind of crew John Constantine is running with these days, but I’m scared…

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And then there were non-comic characters like Mario (if you can find him behind the bevy of girls dressed as Invincible characters)

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and Optimus Prime (I think one of your “mudflaps” is dangling there bub).

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Finally, one of the simplest costumes, but one that makes us laugh.

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(If you don’t get it, check out the Major Spoilers Dictionary).

Which brings us to the finalists.

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You have until October 31st to vote for your favorite of the five. Voting takes place in the sidebar to the right!

The winner will be announced November 1st.

Oh, by the way, that cute little pixie adorning the top of this article is Matthew’s daughter getting ready to beat up some boys and steal their candy.

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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13 Comments

  1. October 25, 2007 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Good luck to all the contestants!

    If you’re interested in seeing more Superhero Costumes please check out The League of Heroes:

    http://p098.ezboard.com/btheleagueofheroes

    It’s the Best Superhero Costuming Site on the Net! & Over 1/2 of the Entrants here are members there!

  2. October 25, 2007 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Invincibles!?! Try Incredibles! Well, I never…

  3. Shane
    October 25, 2007 at 7:06 pm — Reply

    I think that Optimus Prime costume should of made the final five, that person had to put a lot of work into making his costume and the other ones look like there bought. I feel for that kid that made the Prime costume. RECOUNT!!!

  4. mosdef
    October 25, 2007 at 7:50 pm — Reply

    whoa whoa whoa WHOA!!!!! i didnt even have to read who wrote this entry, i knew it was Stephen schleicher because of his Marvelhatin. nobody wanted to dress as a marvel character because……marvels too cool. yeah that rights, marvels too cool….yeah.

  5. OS Perry
    October 25, 2007 at 8:36 pm — Reply

    Hawkman… Looks very good. Joker would be my runner up. Great Mask and the wings look decent too. Hawkman costume… who’d a thunk it?

  6. October 25, 2007 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    mosdef: Marvelhatin..whahuh!?
    Shane: I feel for that kid too, I almost want to give he/she a lollipop to make him/her feel better.
    Zieglarf: D’oh! I guess i was distracted by that cute one in the front row.

  7. Jim
    October 25, 2007 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    The best part of the Prime costume is that you can see a toaster-oven the next room. I guess Optimus was craving some bagel bites or something.

    Otherwise, Catwoman…. meow!!!

  8. October 26, 2007 at 12:13 am — Reply

    whoa whoa whoa WHOA!!!!! i didnt even have to read who wrote this entry, i knew it was Stephen schleicher because of his Marvelhatin. nobody wanted to dress as a marvel character because……marvels too cool. yeah that rights, marvels too cool….yeah.

    So, how is not getting Marvel entrants anything to do with Stephen?

    Also: nobody here hates Marvel… We cover Avengers titles regularly, I’m recapping MODOK’s 11 every issue, we cover Nova, Annihilation, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts, Captain America, Heroes For Hire, Omega The Unknown, New Warriors, Iron Fist, and others.

    What you MEAN to say is that we don’t recap Spider-Man, and that’s mostly due to the simple fact that it’s not economical or sensible to do so. :)

  9. Brad
    October 26, 2007 at 9:34 am — Reply

    Loved the Prime costume, I’m surprised neither bat Made the final cut, those are some sweet bat outfits! I’d wear one to work………… I’d be fired, but damn could you imagine walking into a meeting looking like that………… Heck if I could get a job on the Network team I could walk into meetings and say cool things like
    “Storm’s coming. ”
    “RA’S Al GOUL is Dead, I watched him die”
    “You’re not the devil. You’re practice.”
    “Death does not wait for you to be ready! ”

    randomly call people “boy wonder”, “Robin”, or the occasional “oh Alfred you wry devil”………..

  10. Supa_Man
    October 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    I think the catman costume should totally win! Not only is it awesome and hot, it almost looks just like cover! Very artsy!

  11. Charro Ninja
    October 26, 2007 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    THANKS FOR SUBMITTING MY PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HOPE YOUR COMPUTER DO NOT DETECTED AS A VIRUS.

    IT IS AGREAT HONOR TO BE THE FIRST MEXICAN TO APPEAR ON THE CONTEST.

  12. Charro Ninja
    October 26, 2007 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    YOU’VE GOTTA ADMIT OPTIMUS AND I GOT OUR COMIC SERIES, HE ON MARVEL, LATER ON UDON & FINALLY ON IDW, AND I ON ACCLAIM.

    I WONDER WHEN DID JOHN BECAME FRIEND OF ALEX, AND WHEN ALEX GAINED SOOOOO MANY WEIGHT.

    WHY DUD YOU WRITHE INVINCIBLES INSTEAD OF INCREDIBLES?

    THANK U AGAIN.

  13. May 5, 2008 at 3:20 am — Reply

    So, what happened with this contest? I know I got nothing on the other four finalists; but I’d like to know who won. Thanks for picking me as a finalist, but I reject the moniker “Slacker Lantern”… it’s Urban Guerrilla Lantern!!!

    Here’s my kid, the real, Slacker Lantern: http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs21/300W/i/2007/309/5/2/Kid_Lantern_II_by_lordmagnusen.jpg

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