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. 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”.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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