The Major Spoilers Crew (plus a few others) spent the weekend toiling over all the entries, going back and forth over which entrant in the Major Spoilers Costume Contest should be in the Top 5.  After much blood, sweat, and tears (mostly on Matthew’s part), we’ve narrowed our list of entrants to five.  The in-house voting was very close this year, with one point separating the final five from the the sixth on the list.

Who made the finals?  Take the jump to find out, then cast your vote to select the winner!

Missed all the entrants?  Check them out here!


Big Barda



Orange Lantern Lex Luthor

Star Sapphire

Great costumes from all the entrants, but alas… there can be only one.  We’ve made the tough choices to narrow the list, but now it is up to you, the Major Spoilerites to cast your vote on who will be named the winner in the Major Spoilers Costume Contest.

(NOTE: If you missed the original post, click here to see more images of the entrants)



  • Big Barda

  • Huntress

  • Mockingbird

  • Orange Lantern Lex Luthor

  • Star Saphire


Total Votes: 1,792

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  1. Jon
    October 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    The Barda costume is just perfect I had to voe for it

  2. October 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm — Reply

    Lex gets my vote.

    Must say I am surprised by the finalists, given the quality of some of the other entrants, but oh well, whatchagonnado!!


  3. Rome
    October 25, 2010 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    yeah, the sexy factor is definitely playing a big role here.

    not that I mind, but it sure is making it har… difficult for me to chose.

    • October 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm — Reply

      re: “the sexy factor”

      This is exactly what I am talking about…….



  4. AmazingSpidey
    October 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm — Reply

    Wow I know them all. A couple are buddies…do I have to vote for just one?

  5. October 26, 2010 at 12:04 am — Reply

    Big Barda is WONDERFUL.

    Though, I miss my Press Corps – Fear and loathing.

  6. Steamblade
    October 26, 2010 at 12:43 am — Reply

    Sinestro was robbed!

    • TheApeOfJape
      October 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm — Reply

      Thanks, but I was ALL of the Sinestro Corps entries, and I don’t feel robbed one bit! Man, this is going to be an agonizing decision. Still haven’t voted yet. Every finalist has a fantastic costume and REALLY looks the part…

  7. @lantis
    October 26, 2010 at 2:43 am — Reply

    While Huntress is my favorite of all the choice characters, the Mockingbird costume is spectacular on all fronts.

    A lot of my vote came down to whether I actually liked the design of the source material costume rather than the contestant’s actual execution of the costume.

  8. Neal
    October 26, 2010 at 2:44 am — Reply

    Must agree, Sinestro was robbed (too “professional”). However Mockingbird LOOKS like Mockingbird; costume, face, demeanour, etc. Well done, that entrant.

  9. Frank
    October 26, 2010 at 5:41 am — Reply

    This is an agonizing decision. All of these costumes are fantastic.

  10. paulv70
    October 26, 2010 at 5:57 am — Reply

    Wow, really surprised Sinestro and Pixie didn’t make the cut. Barda and Huntress seem to be at a disadvantage having their pics cropped too. My vote goes to Luthor. That outfit looks like it took a lot of work and he wears it really well.

  11. Doctor Sleepless
    October 26, 2010 at 6:06 am — Reply

    Big Barda with Luthor as a close second.

  12. October 26, 2010 at 6:42 am — Reply

    It’s great to see that the finalists are all friends from the SCF! <3 you all!

  13. chillidawg72
    October 26, 2010 at 7:39 am — Reply

    One dude in the whole thing. Star Saphire looks great, but there is very little costume to judge. I voted for Lex because he’s the only guy and he’s technically the underdog. He also seems to have taken the most care with his costume creation. It’s not like you’re gonna find it hanging up in a costume shop.

    • Lauri
      October 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm — Reply

      Absolutely! Look at the detail this guy put into his costume.

  14. applejack1310
    October 26, 2010 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Why didn’t Larfleeze make it…?

  15. Kkortekaas
    October 26, 2010 at 8:12 am — Reply

    Big Barda all the way!

  16. Brian G.
    October 26, 2010 at 8:14 am — Reply

    I voted for Star Saphire. Where can I see more pictures of this lovely lady?

  17. Sparklypants
    October 26, 2010 at 8:34 am — Reply

    I’m friends with all of the above, so this was a very tough call! Best of luck to all of you guys though.

  18. Margie
    October 26, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    I was so excited to find out I made the finals with the cool kids! Then I was like, “Oh dear…this is a voting contest and these are all great folks and amazing costumers!” It’s kind of an ungraceful position to be in, but I am so honored to be in the finals and any vote you guys and girls make will be going to very nice folks. Huntress has visited sick kids with me in the Army’s EFMP program in Texas. Mockingbird, Big Barda, and Lex have offered to send their costuming scraps to help make quilts for children with life threatening illnesses. Theses are all wonderful people and you really can’t vote wrong!
    My Best!

  19. Gil
    October 26, 2010 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Mockingbird all the way. Not only does she look like her comic counterpart in looks and demeanor, her costume is very well done. Plus she is just so hot. I know that is not a very valid choosing method but she was the first that caught my eye and had my eye going back to it over and over again.

  20. Adam
    October 26, 2010 at 11:23 am — Reply

    Had to go Lex on this one. All those girls a sexy, and the costume are well done. There’s just something about the choice of doing Lex with the Orange Ring that I appreciate. Well done sir!

    • Lauri
      October 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm — Reply

      I have to agree!

  21. Ricco
    October 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Mockingbird, as seen here: , she looks like her comic self was hit by a de-cartoonifier and brought to life.

    Too bad neither Namora or Sinestro made the cut, both costumes were very good.

  22. Jay
    October 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    I can’t believe this isn’t a shut out. The Mockingbird costume actually looks like someone in real life decided to fight crime as Mockingbird. The others look like people in home made costumes.

    • Margie
      October 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm — Reply

      Wow, Jay, I know that we put ourselves out there as costumers and that Mockingbird is an absolutely gorgeous interpretation of the character, but to say that all the others look like people in “home made costumes” when you know we’re all looking at this site seems ungraceful to me.
      We ALL put a lot of effort and work into our costumes. Say awesome things about Mockingbird because she certainly deserves it, but you don’t have to try to chop everyone else down to do that. That’s obviously just my 2 cents.
      That said, good luck to you.

      • Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
        October 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm — Reply

        Okay… I must admit I made my costume at home. But since the canon original was constructed from a primal-force-generated plasma, I was limited to the technology available to me. :)

        Good luck everyone!

      • Obsidian
        October 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm — Reply

        I couldn’t agree more. They are amazing costumes and there is no need to disparage any of them. There’s really no reason we can’t appreciate everyone’s efforts. Great work was done on all fronts.

        It is possible to celebrate your preferred costume without taking cheap shots at the ones you don’t like.

  23. Lauri
    October 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    The Lex Luther is sheer perfection!

  24. Space Cadet Juan
    October 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Whoever cropped Huntress’s pic for this post did her a grave disservice. Those sexy thigh high boots are the highlight of her costume. RRRRooowwrrr!

    But yeah, these folks are all pretty awesome!

    • Wiccy
      October 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm — Reply

      I agree the cropping of Barda and Huntress seems weird and unwarranted and does a disservice to those costumes because you can’t actually see the entire thing.

      I actually think that they should have posted 2 or 3 photos of each finalist, to see them from different angles and such.


      • October 27, 2010 at 11:41 am — Reply

        There is no cropping being done in the images. These are the images sent in by the contestants.

  25. CanonGal
    October 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    Luther gets my vote.

  26. kunderemp
    October 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    No sinestro?
    You should put the whole picture of Huntress. The boot was the part of the costumes impress me. Cropping it out is really a disservice.

    • October 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

      Well, you could click on the link that says “see the entrants” and you would get to see other poses and angles…

      • Wiccy
        October 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm — Reply

        True, but most people aren’t going to realize that/bother before they jump down to the vote. It just seems odd and slightly random that those to got cropped, especially sense it takes as much time to crop as it does to resize. Just my opinion though, so take it as you will.


  27. Young
    October 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm — Reply

    Agh…I can’t decide, they are all so good. And looking at the costumes that didn’t make the cut, I must congratulate every single one! The only one that is a bit weird for me is Star Sapphire, because the woman in the photo looks too much like that girl from the kid show (the one about a girl and her friends who have a popular webshow…my kids watch it sometimes), so it is a bit creepy in my mind, no fault of the fan herself, I must add, it is a wonderful costume.

    If I have to make a choice right now, my vote goes to Mockingbird, with Lex a close second.

  28. Rats
    October 27, 2010 at 12:55 am — Reply

    OK so smokin’ hot in a tight outfit is a very yummy thing. But how many times do you see someone who actually looks like Lex and seems to actually play the character. I mean look at that guy… He’s ready to stomp the crap out of Superman! That’s the difference between someone playing dress up and someone bringing a character to life!

    LEX all the way!

  29. October 27, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    Stephen I notice a trend in the selection of finalist, could it be boobies?

    • Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
      October 27, 2010 at 11:25 am — Reply

      Who you calling a Boobie?

    • October 27, 2010 at 11:34 am — Reply

      Since everyone seems to be concerned about the Top 5 selection process
      The Major Spoilers Crew (and a select few others) were asked to pick their top ten entrants and rank them from 1 to 10.
      A numerical value was placed on each of those rankings
      Scores were calculated with those with the most points making the Final Five.

      Two bits of information
      1) The difference between the number five finalist and the number six, seven, and eighth finalists was a difference of one point – there was nearly a four way tie for #5.
      2) Numerically, you might be surprised at who would have won the contest if it were simply based on voting of the Major Spoilers Crew

      • aerspyder
        October 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm — Reply

        Boobies (noun) are large birds with long pointed wings and long bills.

        I see no boobies in any of those pictures . . .

        • Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
          October 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm — Reply

          Oh – my bad. See, I was asking if he was implying that the Orange Lantern Lex Luthor costume looks like a large bird with long pointed wings and a long bill.

          Boobies aren’t even orange — I assumed he was thinking of an oriole.

      • October 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm — Reply

        Have no fear Stephen I was not ridiculing your selection process. I was simply making a casual observation. Seems like you had a lot of good entries this year, I haven’t decided how to cast my vote yet.

      • Wiccy
        October 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm — Reply

        Okay, NOW I really want to know who 6, 7 and 8 were! ;-)

  30. Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
    October 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    Okay – funny story (IMHO) from Dragon*con…

    I was wearing the Orange Lanten Lex Luthor costume, looking for friends who were having drinks in an unanamed “bar.” When I looked for them at Hooters (they were actually across the street), every patron in the place looked at The Orange Guy who had just walked in the door.

    Needing to respond to dozens of questions, looks and gestures asking what/who I was suppose to be — and not wanting to start explaining “Lex Luthor gets an Orange Power Ring” to a bunch of non-comicbook-readers — I said to those within immediate earshot:

    “I am dressed as a pair of Hooters waitress’ shorts”

    …and walked out before I had to answer anything else.

    • Frank
      October 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm — Reply

      I saw you (Orange Lantern Lex Luthor) in the Dragon*con parade. You and the other Orange Lantern were fantastic together. I was really impressed by your costume and cosplay in the parade. You got my vote.
      PS. If you want the pictures of you in the parade, I can forward them (somehow) to you.

  31. October 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    LEX is SOOOO close!!!


  32. Robert
    December 1, 2010 at 10:34 pm — Reply

    BAR-DA, BAR-DA, BAR-DA! It’s so refreshing to see a female cosplayer who isn’t showing skin but is still attractive. Plus mad props to Orange Luther!

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