We had a huge response to this year’s Major Spoilers Costume Contest.  We received close to 90 entries this year, making this the largest contest we’ve had to date.  Over the next couple of days we will narrow these entries down to the Top 5, and then it will be your turn to vote for the grand prize winner!

Take the jump for the complete gallery of entrants!


The last couple of years, I took the time to break the entries down by character, along with my comments.  This year, because there are so many entries, I’m posting these as one giant gallery, so it’s easier to view (click on the thumbnail to make bigger!).

Thanks to everyone who entered this year, it’s great to see so many people interested dressing up as their favorite characters!

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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. October 27, 2009 at 12:23 am — Reply

    Bonus points NEED to go to those who experimented with lighting and composition!

  2. October 27, 2009 at 1:01 am — Reply

    Wow! So many great entries this year.

  3. Gibralter
    October 27, 2009 at 2:02 am — Reply

    Can we give them all a prize?

  4. hermit
    October 27, 2009 at 5:46 am — Reply

    i vote atomic robo

    i also like the Dredd family

  5. Ford Fairlaine
    October 27, 2009 at 6:24 am — Reply

    Sure a lot of Batmans

    • Jacin B
      October 27, 2009 at 9:37 am — Reply


      My only nitpick (and it’s a minor one) is that one seems to have a bleeding costume. There’s fake blood and shredded fabric, but no “wounds” underneath. Otherwise, that’s a great and original take on the more traditional (and popular) pick.

  6. Galactoss
    October 27, 2009 at 7:13 am — Reply

    Wow, great effort by everyone who entered. Those are seriously good costumes! Some inspired choices too.

  7. Ricco
    October 27, 2009 at 9:01 am — Reply

    What the!? The guy in the Plas costume actually looks stretchy! How does he do that?

    • October 27, 2009 at 9:13 am — Reply

      What the!? The guy in the Plas costume actually looks stretchy! How does he do that?

      Photoshop? :)

    • Jacin B
      October 27, 2009 at 9:38 am — Reply


  8. gilbert
    October 27, 2009 at 9:41 am — Reply

    the mocking bird girl(s?) are smoking hot. especially the new costume version.

  9. Laban
    October 27, 2009 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Plasticman is actually a friend of mine. There’s no photoshop, he really is that skinny and long in the body.

    Fingers crossed he’s getting a brand new costume done and coming to DragonCon next year.

  10. October 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    I think you need a separate catagory just for Bats haha!

  11. October 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    IS that a Stephanie Brown Batgirl? That only debut like last issue!!

  12. October 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    Great showing this year! Wow!

    My faves are Plastic Man, Stephanie Brown Batgirl and the Dredd Family.

    Oh, and Batman.

  13. Han-pan
    October 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    No love for Ms. Quinn? =( Sad panda bear.

    • October 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm — Reply

      Hp, you make a great harl!

    • October 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm — Reply

      Ya look great kiddo. Not as great as me, but then who does? HA!

  14. Dan Hunter
    October 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Massive love to the UK comic characters, specifically Tank Girl and the family of Judges. Hope the kid Judge has a shaved head under the helmet.

  15. October 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm — Reply

    Wow! Glad i don’t have to decide who the winner is. gotta say it’s nice to see familiar faces, especially familiar faces in new costumes! Ahh Comic book Cosplay, what a small world… :)

  16. October 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    I can’t see any signs of retouching on that Plastic Man pic.
    That gets my vote.

  17. Jim
    October 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    While I’m not saying that it’s the best costume, I love the War Machine pushing a stroller image. And I will second the hotness of Mockingbird :)

  18. Kirby
    October 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    My top picks are: TT Robin, Atomic Robo, Plas, & Hellboy.

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