Friday, August 12, 2022

August's Costume Contest Begins In... 3, 2, 1! ?

It’s that time again! ?


Not only does the Airship’s recent return to Home Island signal freebies and new items, but it also marks the start of another contest round. Let August’s costume contest commence!


At the beginning of every month, you’re invited to showcase your costume designs and art! These monthly contests offer all players (of any skill set) the opportunity to see your dream outfits become a reality in Poptropica! Yep, you heard that right. Your costume idea could be the next design created in-game and shared among millions across the Pop community! ✨



August’s costume contest will be open for two weeks, until Friday, August 26th at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST, or use a time zone converter).


Monthly Costume Contest


How do you enter?


First things first, brainstorm ideas for your costume. Costumes should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is also a 3 entry maximum per month.


Once you have your outfit ideas, the next step is to draw them out! You can do this on paper or go the digital route to show off your designs.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to the rest of the community. Differences in art skill will not affect your likelihood of being chosen. Go all out with it! The Team loves seeing your imagination and creativity!


Once you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs, the final step is to share them with us! The easiest way is to enter through the submissions page. Submit your designs one at a time, but be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with each entry.


If you’re on social media, you can also share your costume design on Instagram for others to see your idea! Remember to tag us (@poptropicacreators) and use the hashtag #MyPoptropicaCostume – we’ll repost your costume design to our story to share your work!


NOTE: Please submit your designs one at a time, as multiple attachments will not be received. Each month, a handful of players’ entries are received without any attached files. If you’re unsure if your image was successfully included, feel free to resubmit!


To start brainstorming your outfit designs, here are a few tips! ?


Keep in mind, you have free reign over your design! You can opt for island inspired clothing or go in a completely different direction. Are you in love with wacky, mysterious, otherworldly, fantasy, simple, or just downright weird costumes? Are you hoping to see the latest fashion trends?


Perhaps you’d like to share your favorite IRL outfit with players? Are you excited by the thought of sharing your costume designs and art on a larger scale? Do you have an eye for streetwear, goth gear, or are you in love with cottage-core clothes? Maybe you have a quirky sense of style that you think others haven’t seen before?


Don’t worry if you prefer to march to the beat of your own drum. Creativity and originality are always appreciated! 


Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your outfit:


  • Your costume submission should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything.
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes.

Don't be discouraged if your design hasn’t been chosen in the past! We’re blown away by the incredible amount of creativity and unique costume designs each month. We wish they could all be winners! We always welcome players to resubmit past design submissions or come up with new costume ideas for each month's contest!


If you need a nudge in the right direction to get started, check out previous month’s submission videos on our Youtube channel! Take a peek at July’s entire lineup of player-designed costumes! ?



Good luck, everyone! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the contest, don’t hesitate to drop them below! We can’t wait to see what you dream up! ?

Love SingerAugust 13, 2022 am31 7:22 am

Ahhh my submission’s on the thumbnail!!! Thank you so much Pop creators, I’ll see what I can do this month. ?

Silver LightningAugust 16, 2022 pm31 4:42 pm

I'm in there, OMG!!

Shifty Paw August 19, 2022 pm31 9:52 pm

Hey poptropica? I thought you guys said 13 islands in several weeks. Could we have some news? Because we were really excited but then the excitement died down because we now have no news on the old islands.
I know you guys are busy but we just want some news on the old islands. Thank you!

August 24, 2022 pm31 3:36 pm

Hey Shifty Paw, the Steam bundle was released in May! There are 17 islands and Realms included, here's the Steam announcement post with more details.

big toesAugust 20, 2022 pm31 1:41 pm

aahh!!! i got in!! thank you!!

Shifty PawAugust 20, 2022 pm31 10:51 pm

Sometimes I like to look at older posts because it reminds me of what poptropica used to be like. I do like original poptropica more than new poptropica. It’s just that right now poptropica is a bit… babyish. This is because of the animations and islands that only take 5 minutes to complete and take up months to create when you could be working on the old poptropica.
Please don’t take this the wrong way Pop, I say this only so you have some feedback on how to restore Poptropicas popularity.

Lucky StarAugust 24, 2022 pm31 2:49 pm

Hey! My submission that I'm sure a lot of people have seen over these past few months is in there!

Also Poptropica I have an idea! So like, you choose the winner, but what about letting us vote? Every week until the winner is shown, post about 10 Pop creations and let us vote! You can make a setting that enables us to only vote for others creations, not our own.

Poptropica I hope you like this idea. If you do take it into consideration, be free to adjust some of it and maybe possibly mention me for posting the idea.

Poptropica, fix your website back to the original and stop making it babyish.

And to all of the players, please send in a comment saying if you like my idea, and give suggestions on how I could make it better. Maybe that'll cause Poptropica to give the players what they want.

Your dying fan,

Lucky Star

Hyper StarAugust 25, 2022 am31 11:33 am

Um.. hi Poptropica! Three years ago you had really cool islands. More than 6 years ago, I used to play it as a 7 year old and I used to be challenged. I was seven. And I liked the challenges. I like the costume contest, but can y'all go back to the nice, challenging, (not slow) website? Also what happened to the island? It's sooo small, and 'adventure outfitters' used to free. Also what happened with memberships? They were NEVER there. Only recently when I returned, I saw memberships. Pop, you were doing so well. Please go back.

Dizzy FeatherAugust 25, 2022 pm31 9:36 pm

Memberships have been around for a long time now actually, there wasn’t so many things for Members only as there are now, but I believe it was around 2010 when Membership first came out.

Pink SkySeptember 12, 2022 am30 10:36 am

I got in too! OMG! I can't wait for the results!