It’s time! Major Spoilers unveils the finalists in the 2012 Costume Contest, and voting begins… NOW!







Definitely some fantastic costumes in this contest. We’ve narrowed the list down to five, and now it is up to you to decide who will win the Grand Prize. Voting is open until 11:59 PM CDT on October 31, 2012.


Major Spoilers Costume Contest 2011 - Vote for your favorite

  • Robin

  • Doctor Strange

  • Ultron

  • Hobgoblin

  • Composite Superman


Total Votes: 1,274

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  1. JoeM
    October 24, 2012 at 11:29 am — Reply

    NOT an easy choice, I want to vote for all of them. But Composite Superman because I really really love the costume.

  2. AED
    October 24, 2012 at 11:41 am — Reply

    Really a tough call wish we coould vote 1st 2nd and third. Good stuff this year all around

  3. October 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    This was really a tough call. As someone who makes costumes for fun, I can see a lot of work went in to these and they are all visually amazing.

  4. Kevin Kortekaas
    October 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    All are awesome, but I’ve got to go with Strange!

  5. October 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    All awesome, but I went with Ultron.

  6. Praion
    October 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    I voted Ultron. While Strange is really cool and spot on i have to honor the metal men that i allways love seeing.

  7. October 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    If there is any part of these that was not scratch made, they should be disqualified. I love them all hugely and if they could tell me their story, it would be what breaks the all-way tie going on in my head right now.

  8. Frank
    October 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    I would love to hear how the contestants chose and designed their costumes.

    Also, how did the Major Spoilers staff narrow down the so many great costumes to 5? What where their criteria?

  9. October 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    What I like most about this year’s crop is just how MUCH like the characters the people themselves look–the body language on Composite Superman and Doctor Strange….

  10. October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    If anyone wants to check out more about Doctor Strange I’ve got some info and more pictures up about our Doctor Strange and Clea duo here:

  11. Russ Catt
    October 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Go, Hobgoblin, go!
    This entry brings three big criteria to the table: good makeup, good costume design and good showmanship.

  12. October 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    They are all pretty good, but Robin is perfect. Better than any Robin in movies or any other cosplayers I’ve seen.

    • Aaron Rivin
      October 25, 2012 at 1:03 am — Reply

      Thank you!

  13. Ricco
    October 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    I vote for Hobo, no idea why but there’s something there that makes me wanna say “yup, that the Hobgoblin alright”.

  14. Patrick
    October 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    All are great. I would be okay with any winning…but I might have to go for Hobgoblin because it is just so damn creepy

  15. Doris Dear
    October 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    Dr Strange all the way have to say. No major makeup just a “simpler” costume and some hair and he makes this come alive through true acting. Love that.

  16. Patrick
    October 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    ….and I second getting backstory on the choices of the costumes or even the people.

  17. Davis
    October 25, 2012 at 1:41 am — Reply

    5 way tie!?!
    Each has their own fantastic talent.
    But, any guy that can “work-out” and read comics… gimme a Composite Superman!
    Ya don’t see one of those every day.

  18. Andy D.
    October 25, 2012 at 8:08 am — Reply

    I voted for Ultron, because I thought that took a lot of effort to put together that outift. Composite Superman was good, but Ultron just looked like the character so much it beats the rest.

  19. Sydness
    October 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    I picked Ultron, because I like the detail of the shiney red lights in his mouth. I’m easily distracted by shiny things.

  20. Dove
    October 25, 2012 at 11:58 pm — Reply

    I love Composite Superman! My favorite.

  21. Nick Hencke
    October 26, 2012 at 9:30 am — Reply

    Hi everyone! Ultron and I thank you for your support. Here is a link to show how I built the armor. The concept for this version of Ultron was , what if Hank Pym used out dated Iron Man armor to create Ultron. That’s why you can see a little iron man mark VI, the silver centurion and ultron 5 mixed together. This is yhe first set of armor i have built, and It took me 4 to five hours a day for three months to build.

  22. Ryumoau
    October 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    I really like Robin contestant. Not only is his outfit more genuine than the movie versions, the boy wearing it is really cute. :)

  23. October 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    Went with Composite Superman due to it’s originality

  24. J_Michael_T
    October 29, 2012 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Ugh this gets harder every year!!!!

    (This is a good thing)

  25. October 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    If anyone is interested in Superhero Costuming themselves, please feel free to check out ~ all 5 of this year’s finalists are members (and all 5 of last year’s finalists too!). We’re a non-profit forum dedicated to helping each other make great costumes and coming together for friendship and community.

  26. Keenan
    October 30, 2012 at 12:38 am — Reply

    Hobgoblin. In The future Spiderman movies, The directors and Creators should take note on what the Hobgoblin looks like. Perfect!

  27. Rob
    October 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Looks to me like more work went into making Ultron and it looks the coolest too so it gets my vote! You can tell, that a few of these might have been made by someone other than the wearer.

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