With all the fantastic entries in this year’s Major Spoilers Costume Contest it was hard to narrow the field down to five… in fact, we couldn’t. The voting at the Major Spoilers HQ was so close that we ended up with seven finalists for this year’s competition.

Who are they? Take the jump to find out!

NOTE: These are in no particular order, and do not represent any internal ranking.









Who is going to win an iPad 2?  That’s up to you! We’ve narrowed it down, but it is up to you to pick the winner.  You have until the end of the day on October 31, 2011 to cast your vote, and we’ll announce the winner on the November 01, Major Spoilers Podcast.


Major Spoilers Costume Contest 2011 - Vote for your favorite

  • Super Adaptoid

  • Lady Blackhawk

  • Deadpool

  • Mr. Freeze

  • Jinx


  • Warlock


Total Votes: 3,644

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  1. October 25, 2011 at 10:33 am — Reply

    So many great entries this year! I’m honored to have made the top 7. (Mr. Freeze)

    • creepin deaf
      October 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm — Reply

      i lovvvve me some deadpool!!!!!!

  2. October 25, 2011 at 10:43 am — Reply

    I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the members of The Superhero Costuming Forum who made the finals! (All 7).

    Good Luck – and THANK YOU MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!

  3. October 25, 2011 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I have to give it to MODOK. I’m curious about how he/she was able to move in that thing.

    Tough choices this year! Awesome job, everyone!

    • Damascus
      October 27, 2011 at 2:34 am — Reply

      Yeah, I didn’t realize anyone was in there though. Also, he must’ve had one helluva time looking through the back issue bins.

  4. J Michael T
    October 25, 2011 at 11:19 am — Reply

    Tough choices this year. But congrats to all contestants!

  5. October 25, 2011 at 11:28 am — Reply


  6. October 25, 2011 at 11:56 am — Reply

    They are all awesome, but I have to give it up for Jinx . . . her hair makes me think of cotton candy.

    • Damascus
      October 27, 2011 at 2:35 am — Reply

      What’s Jinx from? The girl’s super cute, but I don’t know what the character is from.

  7. Frank
    October 25, 2011 at 11:57 am — Reply

    This is an amazing group. I am sure Stephen and the gang had a hard time choosing the top seven.

  8. Russ Catt
    October 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Tough Call, but I think the Warlock costume is outstanding.
    Congrats to all.

  9. Ricco
    October 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    Jinx, a perfect anime to reality translation.

  10. October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    Wow, after seeing all the *amazing* entries I’m surprised and flattered to have made it here! (Jinx)

  11. OS Perry
    October 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm — Reply

    Warlock should be disqualified for using such a terrible low res postage stamp image.

    I much prefer the Scarlet Witch you featured yesterdayover Warlock.

    Couldn’t they have provided a higher res image. you can’t see any of the details.
    It could be an action figure for all I can tell from that.

  12. Socies
    October 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    @OS Perry, that is DEFINITELY a real guy in there! I posed with him for about 15-30 mins during the SCF Marvel Universe photoshoot at this year’s Dragon*Con, and the costume is just great in person. You know a costume’s good when it makes you wonder if it’s actually an action figure and not a person, right?

    Gah. All of these are awesome. Going to be tough to pick just one. Way to take over again, SCF!

  13. Jenni Whip
    October 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    Hmmm…I’m trying to vote but there is no “vote” button?? I say M.O.D.O.K!!

    • October 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm — Reply

      More than likely someone from your same IP address has already voted. Try clearing your cache and reloading the page.

  14. Antonio Sanciolo
    October 26, 2011 at 12:29 am — Reply

    the competition gets fiercer each year! I think this is the first time I haven’t known straight away who I wouldn’t vote for. Whilst that’s the best Deadpool costume I’ve ever seen and the Super-Adaptoid looks like it just stepped off the page; Mr. Freeze has an unnerving simplicity to it that gets my vote.

    • October 27, 2011 at 10:31 am — Reply

      Thank you!

  15. Beav
    October 26, 2011 at 3:40 am — Reply

    I think they’re all pretty cool, but Lady Blackhawk pips it to the post, simply because she is one of the most gorgeous women I have ever seen in my life!

    • Avril (Lady Blackhawk)
      October 27, 2011 at 10:33 am — Reply

      Aw shucks! Thanks! ~blush~

  16. Avril (Lady Blackhawk)
    October 26, 2011 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Wow! Who woulda thunk it! Thanks for putting me in the top 7! Honoured :) Cheers, mates!

  17. Belmont
    October 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    All the costumes look fantastic, thanks to final seven and others for all the time and hard work that went into their costumes. WOW, hard for me to vote. Narrowed it down to Lady Blackhawk and Jinx had to do it the DC Two-Face way by the flip of a coin. Lady Blackhawk wins.

  18. JD
    October 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    Damn impressive all around, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But I went with MODOK because I’ve never seen such a huge and intricate Halloween costume before. And it’s absolutely convincing.

  19. Howard Campbell
    October 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Lady Blackhawk all the way! Avril has put together the most authentic Lady Blackhawk costume I’ve seen, and she’s nailed Zinda’s look beautifully! Plus, she’s one of the nicest people you’d ever hope to meet!

  20. Juliana
    October 28, 2011 at 12:01 am — Reply

    Lady Blackhawk is so poised and her costume is so perfect. The smile enhances her appearance .I vote for her .

    • Avril (Lady Blackhawk)
      October 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      Wow! Thanks!

  21. TheApeOfJape
    October 28, 2011 at 2:21 am — Reply

    I (the Super-Adaptoid guy) am honored to be included in this selection of truly excellent costumes. Happy Halloween, everybody – you all look great!

  22. dawnkirkland
    October 28, 2011 at 7:09 am — Reply

    Amazing costumes but apatoid best

  23. Damien
    October 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm — Reply

    I don’t understand why Mr Freeze has so few votes. Granted they’re all amazing costumes, but for me, Mr. Freeze really captures the character as he appears in Batman: TAS. My only explanation is that he looks too good, and so people assume that he just took a photo of an action figure. He has my vote though!

    • Damascus
      October 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm — Reply

      I can only speak for myself, but I tend to vote for obscure characters that are done well. I have never seen anyone do a Super Adaptoid costume before and it was amazingly done. I thought the Mr. Freeze costume and Deadpool and really, well, everyone else’s costumes were great too. The characters I see the most tend to not get my votes though, even if they’re amazingly accurate. Such as characters like Wolverine, Deadpool, Stormtroopers, Riddler, Joker, the ones I see in such abundance that even when I see a brilliant looking costume, much like Deadpool up above, I tend to go past for something I was never expecting to see. And unfortunately for me, I didn’t know what Jinx was or I might’ve voted for her. lol

      • Damien
        October 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm — Reply

        That’s fair reasoning, but with Deadpool at the top at the time of posting, I don’t think that’s the reason he’s gotten so few votes. Still, whoever wins, they’re all excellent costumes, and any one of them will be a worthy winner!

  24. October 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    All these costumes are simply amazing!
    Its the Costumers that make all the Comic Conventions really special!

    I want to wish everyone good luck

  25. Patrick Scholting Hardcastle
    October 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I voted for Lady Blackhawk , for originality,and and looking Awesome. Happy Halloween.

  26. Katie W
    October 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    My own personal opinions of the superheros/villians aside: All of the costumes are fantastic! It is such a breath of fresh air to see people taking the time to make costumes true to the characters.

    On a seperate note: Lady Blackhawk rocks!! Good luck!

  27. HectorDavidJrFan
    October 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    Lady Blackhawk is begging for votes on a message forum. http://www.rangerboard.com

    • October 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm — Reply

      Well, did you vote for her?

    • Damascus
      October 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm — Reply

      Thanks for letting me know, I’ll have to drop some votes for her. Not everyone can afford an iPad, I know I can’t but if I had a chance to win one I’d beg and plead for votes. Lol. I wanna be like Stephen, I want an iPaaaad.

      • Katie W
        November 1, 2011 at 12:21 am — Reply

        I don’t see why someone can’t ask/say “Vote For Me!” cause saying it isn’t garaunteeing that they’ll actually get the vote. I’m sure Deadpool and the others have done the same thing on their own messageboards/networking sites. And who’s to say she’s the one who posted it and not a fan?

  28. Katie W
    November 1, 2011 at 12:28 am — Reply

    For those of you that may be offended that Lady Blackhawk is “begging for votes” She is clearly not the only one. So stop your griping and just vote for the COSPLAY you like

    • November 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm — Reply

      Polling for votes is not, and to my knowledge, has never been against the rules. This is not the first time it’s happened, and I’d say it won’t be the last.

  29. stephen
    November 1, 2011 at 7:14 am — Reply

    People campaign for votes… that’s the normal. Gotta let people see you!

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