There is a crispness in the air that signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall, and that means Halloween is just around the corner.  We’re hoping you’ll celebrate our love of the holiday by entering the 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’ 2012 Costume Contest, you’ll also get an awesome prize.

Take the jump for the info!

Last year everyone went nuts when we announced we were giving away an iPad, so guess what? We’re giving away an iPad again this year!



We know people love to win prizes, so this year we have a prize for the runner up.

Life size 1:1 scale replica from the acclaimed Portal Video Game. Measures nearly 30″ in length. It features both orange and red LED lights and unique sounds. A 3 way switch allows you to select orange, red, or off and when you pull the trigger you activate the ”firing” sound.

You Want More!? Okay… We’ll also have a nice something or other for the third place winner.

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 20, 2012. Make sure you include your name, address, and the character you are supposed to be (please, no made up characters). The pictures for the entry MUST have been taken in the last 24 months.  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

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!


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  1. Sydness
    August 27, 2012 at 8:56 am — Reply

    Kablammakus has his own hero history. Does that mean a Kablammakus costume is acceptable for this contest?

  2. August 27, 2012 at 9:17 am — Reply

    If you can make it awesome, sure. But simply wearing a T-Shirt from the Major Spoilers store alone, isn’t going to cut it.

    • Sydness
      September 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm — Reply

      Curses! My flawless plan has been foiled!

  3. August 27, 2012 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I’ll have to see if I can get things to work out this year. Two biggest problems are having access to a camera or scanner (I’m broke and live in the middle of nowhere, cut me some slack!) and availability and weather conditions of the perfect background (because I’m picky like that and won’t settle on something like “Supergirl in the living room”).

  4. Nick Hencke
    August 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    This is my favorite time of the year. I love this contest!

  5. Randy
    September 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    Do the have to be costumes you made yourself, or can it be one you commissioned. It’s not a store bought, I had it custom made but still I didn’t do the work, I just wear it. :)

  6. September 9, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

    I live in Bangalore. We just had our first comic con ever this weekend and I got to costume it up for the first time ever soooo I have a pictures I can use. Can I participate too?

  7. Wiccy
    September 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    Are Rule 63 costumes permitted?

    • September 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm — Reply

      Gender-swapping is not, to my knowledge, a deal-breaker, but remember that we run a family website here…

      • Wiccy
        September 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm — Reply

        I said Rule 63, not naked. ;-)

        • September 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm — Reply

          Just wanted to keep our Rule 63 out of our rule 34. :)

    • September 23, 2012 at 11:39 am — Reply

      Yes you may.

  8. September 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    I’m from Brazil. Can I participate?

    • September 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm — Reply

      Unfortunately, no. Export laws won’t permit us to send the grand prize to you if you would win.

  9. Charles England
    October 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm — Reply

    Is the contest closed? It’s 9:17 PM Pacific Standard on Oct. 20th, 2012, and the email is giving me a “Delivery Failure Notification”.

  10. Charles England
    October 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    Yeah, confirmed this. Sent (tried to send) it 3 more times, still nothing…I guess I *was* too late.

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