Every year, when we run the Major Spoilers Costume Contest, I get a little nervous that there won’t be anyone that enters. Once again the cosplay community has come to life and entered, and entered and entered, each trying to get their hands on the coveted prizes we’re giving away this year.

Before the finalists are announced, and the voting starts, it’s time to take a look at all the great entrants for 2012.

So many great costumes this year! We’ll announce the semifinalists on Tuesday, with voting kicking off on October 24, 2012.



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  1. GeorgeDubya
    October 22, 2012 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Wow. There are a lot of amazing costumes this year. Trying to choose from these is going to be hard.

    • Russ Catt
      October 22, 2012 at 10:48 am — Reply

      I concur! This is going to be fun.

  2. TaZ
    October 22, 2012 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Kudos to the guy with the Adam West “Batman” movie version of the Riddler complete with the “Total Dehydrator” from the movie plot. Right up there with “Bat Shark Repellant”.

    • GeorgeDubya
      October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm — Reply

      Yeah, the “Total Dehydrator” on his back took the costume from “Nice” to “NICE!” (The second is best read in an excited Matthew voice.)

  3. Rob
    October 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    I second that wow. Let the votting dance begin.

  4. J_Michael_T
    October 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    Excellent group this year! Glad to see this contest continues to grow. Kudos to all of the contestants. Well done!

  5. October 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    Aw man! So many good costumes this year! I don’t envy you guys having to chose the winners. It’s going to be tough to narrow these down!

  6. morpheus11
    October 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    Tell me someone else noticed the guy behind Emma Frost?

    Good luck narrowing this down.

  7. Patrick
    October 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    Actually I thought the Hobgoblin was pretty well done. Loved seeing some more rare characters like Superman/Batman combo, Axe Cop, and Doctor Who. Also, the superman looking down felt very poignant . Also, the Captain America looked very professionally crafted as did Ultron.

  8. Wiccy
    October 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    Holy crap! SO MANY AMAZING ENTRIES THIS YEAR! I do not envy the people who have to narrow these down to 5!

  9. Frank
    October 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    Wow, There are some amazing costumes out there.

    Morpheus11: I am sure the guy behind Emma is enjoying the view.
    Patrick: I also liked the rare costumes. A few people said “What unusual character can I come up with?”

    I thought the “Aquawoman” was fun. The costume seemed to be well designed and the choice of background was great.

    • October 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm — Reply

      I think the guy behind Emma Frost is Patrick Warburton :)

    • Wiccy
      October 23, 2012 at 2:05 am — Reply

      AquaLady here,

      Thank you! It turned out to be one of my favorite costumes I’ve done and it’s nice to know that others life it too! =D

      • Wiccy
        October 23, 2012 at 2:08 am — Reply

        *like it too, I have no idea how one lifes something.

  10. October 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Man there is a lot of awesome entries. Just gonna be a real close call is all I can say.

  11. tidge
    October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    Some very nice work!

    My top 3: Kilowog, Black Orchid and Ultron.

  12. October 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Don’t rule out Captain Cold–that is the character, body language, and costume down to a T…

  13. Ricco
    October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    I do *not* envy you guys job to narrow this down, there are some great costumes this year again.

    Captain America for example, looks like someone stole the suit from the movie set for Pete’s sake!

    the female Vincent costume is a great idea too, really tough call on picking the top 10 or whatever you guys decide to narrow this down to.

  14. Praion
    October 23, 2012 at 4:45 am — Reply

    Who is the couple with the child supposed to be?

    • Mark Walkner
      July 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm — Reply

      Captain Proton and Queen Arachnia

  15. Rome
    October 23, 2012 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Top 3:
    Dr. Strange
    Demo-Goblin (I think that’s the orange hobgoblin guy)

    I picked them because they are really well done and not your typical cosplay fare. There are a lot of really good runners up too.

  16. ArcticPhoenix
    October 23, 2012 at 11:15 am — Reply

    I am glad Axe Cop made an appearance. If he had Army Chihuahua and the other members of his ‘team’ with him in the shot, i would completely vote for that.

    As it stands, id have to go for the second hobgoblin.

    • October 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm — Reply

      It is surprisingly hard to steal a Chihuahua for Comic Con. Maybe I can pull it off next year.

  17. Dan Hunter
    October 24, 2012 at 2:28 am — Reply

    Judge Hunter for the win! oh wait too late :-(

  18. steve
    October 24, 2012 at 11:00 am — Reply

    the orange one is the hobgoblin the green one is green goblin there not both hobgoblins

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