It’s been another great year for the Major Spoilers Costume Contest!  Once again we had a huge turn out, with some really great costumes by some of the best cosplayers, and fans out there.  Take the jump for a look at all the entrants we received this year.



Batman as a general theme still has the most popular grouping of characters in the costume contest.  However, for the first time in years, we didn’t have a plethora of entrants dressed as Batman

There was one Batgirl

And a fellow dressed as Robin

There were two Huntress costumes

Several Riddlers entered the contest – perhaps in anticipation of the next Batman movie.

And the Joker did return

And who can forget the Scarecrow?

By far the most popular theme for the year is the Green Lantern Corps, and the Blackest Night event.

This one makes me laugh every time – Meet the Sinestro Press Corps!

Then there are the rest of the DC characters that made their way into contest

Red Arrow


The Comedian

Star Girl

The Weather Wizard

Sensor Girl


Big Barda


While we received a lot of entries from people dressed as DC Characters, Marvel characters showed up as well.

Captain America


The Thing












UPDATE: Forgot to post this Nova entry previously, though it doesn’t affect the voting.


April and Shredder

Star Wars Family

Red Shirt (Star Trek)

Who will be in the finals? We’re busy at the Major Spoilers HQ tabulating our Top 5. Those finalists will be announced on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, with the winner announced next week!

Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest. You all did a fantastic job, and deserve to be recognized for your hard work.  If you didn’t enter this year, you have 360 days to get your stuff together for our big 5th anniversary contest!

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  1. Matt
    October 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm — Reply

    definitely sinetro. comedian and star sapphire are both really good too. Captain America is cool too. YOU BETTER NOT CHANGE YOUR CHOICES BECAUSE OF MY FAVORITES.
    Orange Lantern Lex, Pixie, Mockingbird, and Mystique were all good as well. I’ll also suggest Larfleeze because of my passionate love for him.

  2. Armaan
    October 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    The First Huntress, Sinestro Scarecrow, Mystique and Pixie are my favs. Man. People are really good at this..

  3. October 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Stephen – Thank you so much for putting on this contest each year!

    Good Luck to all the members of The Superhero Costuming Forum who entered! And good luck to the other 3 or 4 entrants too, lol! :)

  4. Armaan
    October 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    Oh, wait. I only picked four.
    Ah yes, the third riddler. Simple costume, but MAN dos the dude pull it off.

    • Damascus
      October 25, 2010 at 1:51 am — Reply

      I agree, I thought the third Riddler just looked crisper and more put together, and the first one was nice but I kept laughing to myself because he really reminds me of that Lesko guy whose always on TV hocking those books about all the free government money that’s out there. These are my top 5 and really not in any order: 1) Star Sapphire for two reasons, a) she’s amazingly gorgeous, and the costume is really nice and her body type really fits it. 2) Sinestro (of course), although for some reason I feel like it just isn’t all that fair, it almost looks too professional. Like if Victoria entered the contest. That said, the man does some brilliant work with his costumes, make up and lighting. 3) Pixie, cause well lets face it, she’s just too cute. 4) Captain America. Well done and nice looking costume. 5) First Huntress. Really hot, showed some skin and did it all right. 6) Sorry, there are too many good ones. The third Riddler is really nice too.

      Honorable Mention: The Fear and Loathing Sinestro just seems right, I mean Fear is right in the title.

  5. Navarre
    October 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    The third Riddler does work well.

    Star Sapphire has definitely got it going on.

    I like Mockingbird. She looks like she could do some damage. Several good components working well together. Probably my favorite.

    Pixie is just too cute. She should always keep her hair that color.

  6. Jim
    October 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    Man, I think Big Barda is absolutely fantastic – costume, body-type and demeanor is spot on.

    I also like Larfleeze, as well as all the Sinestro Corps.

    For the Marvels, I like the Cap, Pixie and Namora (big credit for foot wings) costumes. The Thing makes me want to have some Rice Krispy treats.

  7. kunderemp
    October 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    The first Huntress is terrific. She is really into it. Look at the shoes.
    Sinestro is also good but I prefer the first Huntress.

  8. shamon from the bronx ny
    October 25, 2010 at 12:53 am — Reply

    all the Sinestro corps stuff wins hands down and then the x-men pixie

  9. Space Cadet Juan
    October 25, 2010 at 1:45 am — Reply

    My fave five would have to be the 1st Huntress, 3rd Riddler, Sinestro, Big Barda, and Mockingbird…

  10. applejack1310
    October 25, 2010 at 8:23 am — Reply

    1. Larfleeze
    2. Sinestro
    3. Third Riddler
    4. First Huntress
    5. Tie: Barda / Captain America

  11. Angelo
    October 25, 2010 at 8:24 am — Reply

    my top suggestion go to the joker,#3 riddler,blackest night superman,mockingbird,and sinestro

  12. Brian G.
    October 25, 2010 at 8:27 am — Reply

    I didn’t think the same person could enter multiple times. There are 5 pictures of the same person up there in different outfits.

    I really like Star Sapphire (good outfit and she’s hot), Sinestro Corps(They’re all awesome as hell), Thing (damn that must have been a ton of work), Captain America (great look and your choice of backgrounds is awesome), Shredder (showing love!) and Comedian (not the best quality picture but it looks good!).

    • October 25, 2010 at 9:06 am — Reply

      I didn’t think the same person could enter multiple times. There are 5 pictures of the same person up there in different outfits.

      That has never been a rule in the four years we’ve been running the contest. People have always been able to enter as many times as they like.

  13. gjskier
    October 25, 2010 at 8:33 am — Reply

    Orange Lantern Lex, nicely done.

    • Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
      October 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm — Reply

      Wow. Hey, thanks very much – I really appreciate that!

  14. Smoothesuede
    October 25, 2010 at 9:11 am — Reply

    The Pixie, Mockingbird, Cap, and Speed outfits were incredible. They all look ripped straight from the pages.
    On the DC side, first Huntress and third Riddler take the cake, with honorable mention to Sinestro press bro.

  15. Hamyseven
    October 25, 2010 at 9:15 am — Reply

    These costumes were great. Here is my list of the top five:

    1.) 3rd Riddler (Yet he looks like the same guy who did Sinestro)
    2.) Captain America – reminds me of the 90’s movie version
    3.) Black Lantern Kal-L
    4.) Pixie
    5.) Star Sapphire

  16. JacinB
    October 25, 2010 at 9:25 am — Reply

    My votes:
    1) First Huntress
    2) Third Riddler
    3) Sinestro
    4) Star Sapphire
    5) Pixie

  17. October 25, 2010 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Vote red-shirt. Those guys always have crappy luck. Give ’em a break.

  18. Frank
    October 25, 2010 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Wow, we had a LOT of good costumes. I have to commend all of the people who created these costumes. This was probably the best bunch of costumes I have seen yet.

    Some outfits REALLY stood out, like Lex with the embroidery on the costume and Namora with the details and fit of the costume.

    My biggest problem is narrowing down the list to five. I looked at the complexity of the costume and the composure of the picture narrow down my choices.
    My five are

    Riddler #3 — The pose and background nailed it
    Orange lantern Lex — Avarice personified
    Thor — The background and windswept look really added to the great costume
    Mocking Bird — The details and pose made it for me
    Namora – This really stood out for me

    Honorable Mentions:
    Star Sapphire – Like Damascus said, your bodytype fits the costume.
    Red arrow – Pose and costume are great
    Larfleeze – Fantastic, but too crowded of a background
    Pixie- You stole my heart
    Mystique – You are scary – in a good way
    Captain America – Great pose and background
    Star Wars Family – This is a fantastic family outing
    Darkstar – Fantastic looking. You did a great job

    If I may suggest, when you are looking to compose THE picture for your character, find a setting that is suitable for your character. IMO, that really helps.
    And don’t photoshop your picture to add special effects.

  19. October 25, 2010 at 10:20 am — Reply

    And don’t photoshop your picture to add special effects.

    I don’t mind photoshop, in moderation, but in the case of Weapon Alpha/Vindicator/Guardian, I would have liked to see more of the costume. The work on the cowl was amazing, but I need to see if the feet look silly.

  20. October 25, 2010 at 10:23 am — Reply

    By the way, the girl in red with the bow in her hand is Mia Deardon as Speedy, from Judd Winick’s run on Green Arrow…

  21. Navarre
    October 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    Clarification please? I keep seeing mention of everyone’s Top 5. When you said you were tabulating the Top 5:

    Are we nominating people from those listed above, are you doing that yourselves and then we vote, or what exactly is the process to determine a winner?

    • October 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm — Reply

      Anyone is free to express which of the entrants is their favorite, however none of those comments are used in calculating the Top 5. That is being done by the fine staff at Major Spoilers, and the finalists will be announced on Tuesday.

      It’s the same process we’ve been using for the past contests, and will continue this way in the future.

      • Navarre
        October 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm — Reply

        Do we, the readers, vote on the Finalists then after you’ve selected them?

        • October 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm — Reply

          You will vote for the Winner once the Finalists are announced.

      • Damascus
        October 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm — Reply

        No sir, you must use my Top 5!!

        Just kidding, can’t wait to see the staff’s choices. I’m willing to bet that it’ll mostly reflect the majority of us Spoilerites, with a few exceptions for some most likely long winded reasons that will all make sense in the end.

  22. TaZ
    October 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    There are a couple of folks in there that need to get an award for doing the cosplay thing despite a lack or excess of body-mass. The first Riddler needs a sandwich…badly!

    It looks like a good time was had by all.

    • October 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm — Reply

      That’s me and I actually eat like a horse. I have a medical condition that prevents me from gaining weight. No harm, no foul, just wanted to clarify.

  23. October 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    Wow. You people are awesome. Can’t tell you how impressed I am.

    I know that it may lose points with some for accuracy, but my hands down fave is the Hunter S. Thompson “Fear and Loathing” Yellow Lantern. Never would have come up with that, but it’s awesome in all the right ways. Kudos.

  24. Jon
    October 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    1. Mockingbird
    2. Big Barda
    3. Thor
    4. Riddler #3
    5. Sensor Girl

  25. Rome
    October 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    Mystique is a must (the costume is perfect!) It even has the skull on her forehead.
    Pixie also looks sweet, as does Huntress 1, Sinestro, and Cap.

    Star Saphire gives me naughty thoughts and deserves an honorable mention at least. Same with Mockingbird.

  26. October 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    1.) Sinestro Press Corps
    2.) Robin
    3.) Bucky
    4.) Big Barda
    5.) Riddler III

    The Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing) mixed with Sinestro Corps is genius! GENIUS!

  27. October 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    Well done EVERYONE!!

    Not going to waste time listing favourites, they all look awesome!! Can’t wait to see more pics of the top 5!!


  28. October 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    By FAR – Sinestro Press Corp!


  29. Nick
    October 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    I think you forgot to throw my nova costume in the ring.

  30. Al
    October 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    Okay, not one shout out to Blackfire? Did that pic not show up in time or what, because she looks great!

  31. Frank
    October 26, 2010 at 5:48 am — Reply

    Maybe in another column, can Victoria talk to the entrants about making their costumes?

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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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