Three days in a row of cool fall-like weather, reminded me it is time to open the 2nd Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest!  We want you to help us celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by having you – yes you – send up pictures of your bad self dressed up as your favorite comic book hero (or villain or side-kick, you get the idea). The best costume will not only be hailed as the Grand Prize Winner in Major Spoilers’ Costume Contest you’ll also win the Hellboy Animated Statue and a copy of the Hellboy Library Edition Vol 1: Seed of Destruction.


Here’s what you have to do:
Send three to four pictures (different poses/angles) of yourself in your favorite superhero costume (plus one sans costume) to us by October 25, 2008. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be. The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants (oh lord, let us have more than five entries), and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will then be announced October 31st.

Send your pictures to

Last year, we had a plethora of entrants. Let’s make this year even better than the last!  Get your entries in early!

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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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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    September 8, 2008 at 5:46 pm — Reply


  2. September 8, 2008 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    Ohhh…. gosh. Who am I gonna be? I really really want to be someone super cool….. I’m betting you guys’ll get approximately 40 joker costumes so I think I’ll pass on him.

  3. hermit
    September 8, 2008 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    i have one, but it was not originally a comic book character. so, my question is, does Star Wars characters count?

  4. September 8, 2008 at 6:44 pm — Reply

    Oh and Stephen do you think any marvel characters will enter this year? Cause my entry is DC.

    Hermit: I saw an Optimus Prime from last year, so yeah I think so.

  5. hermit
    September 8, 2008 at 7:58 pm — Reply

    nice. it’s not perfect, nor complete, but enough to enter. i lost some accessories.

  6. September 8, 2008 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    that’s cool. I think I’m gonna try my hand at the Riddler. I always wanted an excuse to go for the character and this finally gives it to me. Thrift stores are gonna be my best friends for a while.

  7. September 8, 2008 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    Lifesaglitch: Yes, international, but if you win, you have to pay any and all import taxes.

    Hermit: Star Wars characters count (they are in comics)

    I’m surprised there weren’t any Marvel entries last year – guess Major Spoilers readers prefer DC… :D

  8. hermit
    September 9, 2008 at 1:48 am — Reply

    any way to see last year’s entries?

  9. Bigdobbo
    September 9, 2008 at 3:00 am — Reply

    Wish I could dress up as my favorite character but I think there are laws against big fat guys dressing up as Starfire. At least in some states of Australia

  10. September 9, 2008 at 7:12 am — Reply

    Hermit: Yes, the search engine will reveal all when you type the words, Major Spoilers Costume Contest :D

  11. The Flying Belgian
    September 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    I’ll show my halloween costume for this year: My own Green Lantern costume. It’s not like Jordan’s, or Stewart’s, but my own, customized one.

  12. Slappy
    September 16, 2008 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    Can I get the Catwoman as a prize instead?

  13. hermit
    September 24, 2008 at 6:01 am — Reply

    it suck, my costume won’t be 100% accurate. i had to change the color of some pieces, like the gloves. i don’t have time to look for what i need exactly.

    meh, my costume still rocks. pictures soon

  14. September 28, 2008 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    I kinda want to enter more than once. I got a ton of ideas seaching through some thrift stores this weekend. Hope I can put pics soon

  15. TheApeOfJape
    October 2, 2008 at 12:51 am — Reply

    That’s a good question. Can we enter more than one costume?

  16. October 2, 2008 at 8:04 am — Reply

    You may, all the same rules apply.

  17. Sarah
    October 12, 2008 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    Sorry, Slappy, the Catwoman is spoken for.

    I decided not to enter this year – I think I’d feel bad if I won, and probably worse if I lost. You may still wind up seeing me in an entry, since I posed with my fella in his Batman costume. Little more risque than the Catwoman, but definitely sweated less. ;)

  18. hermit
    October 14, 2008 at 3:09 am — Reply

    crap, time is running short. i don’t know if i’ll make the deadline. to much accessories to built and buy, so little time.

  19. October 14, 2008 at 5:47 pm — Reply

    Hey Sarah what was your prise last year?

  20. October 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    Last year’s prize was the absolute edition of the Long Halloween. This year were stepping it up a notch

  21. paulv70
    October 20, 2008 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    Any particular file size restrictions (min. or max.)?

  22. October 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    I don’t need anything bigger than 1600×1600 but a minimum of 800×800

  23. October 21, 2008 at 10:26 am — Reply

    I entered… Not the best, but just had to give it a try. For Hellboy, Man! XD I can’t wait to see everyone’s entrees.

  24. October 21, 2008 at 11:28 am — Reply

    And remember:

    The final vote is going to be up to y’all, the Faithful Spoilerites, so (as they say in Chicago) vote early, vote often!

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