It’s here! The moment you’ve been waiting for – the finalists for the 2013 costume contest.

Narrowing down the finalists to the top five was difficult, and was almost too close to call in a couple of cases. Everyone who entered deserves a round of applause, but only one can be crowned the champion.  And that champion will be determined by YOU!

NOTE: Voting Closes November 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM CDT. Get those votes in today!

MEET THE FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)


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You’ve seen the pictures, you know each of the entrants has produced a quality costume, now it is up to you to vote for the winner.


Major Spoilers Costume Contest 2013 - Vote for Your Favorite

  • Brainiac

  • Citizen V

  • Kang the Conquerer

  • Randus

  • Ultron


Total Votes: 1,402

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. November 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    Oh man! Tough choice! These costumes are all so awesome, it was hard to choose.

  2. November 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    Randus got my vote. The assistant sealed it for me.

  3. Frederick aka Darth Macho
    November 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    Of course, these are great, but where are the ladies? Surely one of them should have made the finals! How will I explain this to my daughters? Oh well, I have to vote for Randus.

  4. November 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    I voted for Kang. The quality of the costume and facepaint combined with the great lighting in the photos sealed it for me.
    Congratulations to all the finalists.

  5. November 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    I voted for RAAANDUS!

    But really all these costumes are awesome! It’s too bad they can’t all win that awesome IPad!

  6. November 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Major players this year, but I think Randus is gonna take the gold. That must make Brian happy.

  7. Fieweger
    November 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    Baron Zemo as Citizen V. Thunderbolts fan!

  8. Rob
    November 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    Arrrgh! Too much awsome! How can I possibly decide?

  9. Gail
    November 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    KANG IS COOL!!!!!! Whose picking up the movie options :-)

  10. November 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm — Reply

    Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

    Really tough choice here with so many spectacular costumes.

  11. Miriam Ortiz
    November 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    Omg it was really hard to choose but BRAINIAC is my favorite .

  12. Kirby
    November 8, 2013 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    This is vote was nothing but hard choices, but I decided to go with Brainiac.

  13. Diane Calvano
    November 9, 2013 at 8:38 am — Reply

    Citizen 5 gets my vote.

  14. November 9, 2013 at 9:35 am — Reply

    I’ve been in costuming for a long time, and seeing Ultron in person absolutely blew me away. The Kirby dots in the mouth lit up when he spoke and he even had a voice modulator in there too. Plus, he was nearly 7 feet tall. Seriously, it’s like Ultron just stepped out of the comic. Not just my favorite costume of the year, but one of my favorite costumes of all time.

  15. November 9, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    As much as I wanted to vote for Randus, I had to go with Ultron. It just looks so freakin sweet. Congradulations to all the finalists

  16. John Boy
    November 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    I vote for Ultron!

  17. November 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    Hey guys! Randus cosplayer here!
    Thanks to all the people who voted, is currently voting, and will vote for me. Your support is far more than appreciated, I’m honored to be in the finals with all these great cosplayers!
    You guys are amazing as are the other contestants!
    Thank you and good luck, guys.

  18. November 11, 2013 at 11:07 am — Reply

    I voted for Ultron as much as I wanted to vote for Brainiac. That Ultron is amazing. Great Job by everyone though.

  19. Frank
    November 11, 2013 at 11:53 am — Reply

    I have to ask, how long did it take for each cosplayer to make their costume? They all seem quite intricate.

  20. November 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    Oh man, I was all about to vote for Kang because Kang is awesome until I saw Ultron. I refuse to believe that is a costume…that’s actual Ultron and all the puny humans in the backgrounds are probably toasted now.


    • November 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm — Reply

      Let us have a moment of silence for all the puny humans who lost their lives that day. (Cue sad music)

  21. HipHopHead
    November 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    All of the costumes are GREAT!!! Unfortunately, we only get one vote…my vote went to Citizen V. Hard to beat two characters-in-one…Baron Zemo unmasked.

  22. Lapis
    November 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    I voted for Ultron because it looks like with the right lighting he could be Ultron in the next avengers movie. That costume is just amazing.

  23. November 12, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

    This was both a hard and easy choice for me. Randus mostly because dude it’s Randus. But man that Ultron costume does look friggin amazing.

  24. tricia
    November 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    Definitely ultron!!
    He’s awesome!

  25. Rui M Almeida, aka Ariamus
    November 14, 2013 at 8:11 am — Reply

    The “best” costume of the bunch is Ultron; it’s an amazing piece of work. But my vote goes to Randus. I’m a huge fan of Critical Hit since day 1 and am acting accordingly… :-)

    Hopefully, this sparks a flood (relatively speaking) of Critical Hit cos-players. I look forward to Orem, Ket, Trelle, and with all due respect to the rest, especially Torq.

  26. November 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    Guys Vote for Ultron! The adamantium artificial intelligence deserves 1rst place

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