Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Major Spoilers, and we’re hoping you’ll celebrate with us, with our Fifth Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest! We want you, yes you, to send us pictures of your bad self dressed up as your favorite hero, villain, side-kick – really any comic book/pop culture character. The best costume will not only be hailed as the Grand Prize Winner in Major Spoilers’ 2011 Costume Contest, you’ll also get an awesome prize.

What is the prize? Take the jump for all the info!



Here’s what you have to do:
Send three to four pictures of yourself in your costume (and one sans costume – you must have an out of costume picture of yourself) to us by October 21, 2011. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be (please, no made up characters). The Major Spoilers crew, will narrow the list to five contestants, and readers will then vote on their favorite. The winner will be announced October 31st.

Send your pictures to contest@majorspoilers.com

Last year, we had a huge turnout from readers around the world. Let’s make this year even better than the last! Get your entries in early!


Take a look at last year’s finalists!

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  1. TaZ
    September 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm — Reply

    For an iPad??? Hold on, there’s got to be some stuff I can use to come up with an older, short and stocky hero costume (other than “Old Man Logan”). Of course, I’d probably get beat out by some gal in a thong but who the hell would blame the MS crew for that?

    • September 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm — Reply

      Our method for selecting the winner is pretty scientific. Last year, the one I thought would win came in fourth. Plus final voting is done by the Major Spoilerites!

  2. Turks
    September 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    if we already have an ipod can we get another prize thats not an over sized ipod

    • websnap
      September 7, 2011 at 9:53 am — Reply

      It’s not an oversized iPod, it’s an undersized Microsoft Surface.

  3. J Michael T
    September 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Dang! Even I want to dress up now!!!

    Taz, I call dibs on Puck!

    • TaZ
      September 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm — Reply

      Go ahead. I don’t think I can do the one-piece tights thing.

      I’m still thinking the original Atom.

  4. September 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Stephen, I’ve featured this on http://www.thesuperherocostumingforum.com again this year. Good luck with the contest – and good luck to all the members of The SCF!

  5. Ed
    September 7, 2011 at 6:20 am — Reply

    Heck, for an Ipad, I am going to figure out a costume. Now I have to figure out what hero has a beard and is going bald. Any suggestions?

    • TaZ
      September 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm — Reply


  6. September 7, 2011 at 8:54 am — Reply

    Exciting! Working on my costume now.

  7. September 7, 2011 at 11:59 am — Reply

    >>(and one sans costume – you must have an out of costume picture of yourself)
    What a sneaky way for MS to get more nekkid pics of women.

    • ~wyntermute~
      September 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm — Reply

      I think you read that the way you wanted to read it. :P “out of costume”, not “out of clothes”.

  8. September 9, 2011 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Trying again this year. Maybe really obscure characters will have some kind of edge.

    • September 9, 2011 at 11:14 am — Reply

      Maybe really obscure characters will have some kind of edge.

      They do with me. :)

  9. SomeDude
    September 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    one question… is it Stephen’s I Pad?

    • September 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm — Reply

      one question… is it Stephen’s I Pad?

      Of course not… What would he have to talk about without his iPad? ;)

  10. hunterDan
    September 12, 2011 at 4:37 am — Reply

    I need to put some weight on so i can do the obligatory comic-con overweight guy as Wolverine in tight yellow lycra – instant win!

  11. September 15, 2011 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I have entered! Wish me luck! :)

  12. Nick
    October 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    My entry should be arriving shortly

  13. Kathy
    October 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    Enter often? Ehh? Don’t tempt me!

    My costume has been submitted thanks to your reminder on The Morning Stream! :D

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