Monday, December 5, 2022

Days 3–5 of 12 Days of Member Gifts Are Here! 🎁

Happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

Hope you're making the most of December, winter break is looming closer and the new year will be here in no time. Speaking of endings, we’re nearly halfway through the 12 day gift extravaganza. Who’s hyped to see the latest additions to 2022’s member gifts?

 

12 Days of Member Gift's

 

Starting with this weekend’s awarded gifts – Day 3 is a… Snowflake Follower by Scary Sword! Invite your own snowflake pal on your adventures around Poptropica. There’s snow better way to see the islands! ❄️☃️

 

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Snowflake Follower by Scary Sword

 

Next up, Day 4 is an incredibly festive Reindeer Costume, designed by Silver Fox! 🦌 Try on the outfit’s antlers, colorful lights, and matching cozy onesie for the ultimate holiday look. Are you feeling festive yet? 

 

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Reindeer Costume by Silver Fox


 

Last, but certainly not least, is today’s member gift – the Sleigh, courtesy of Shiny Flyer’s design! Equip the Sleigh to give your Popsona’s travels an extra layer of pizzazz. Will you be slaying or sleigh-ing this season? 🛷✨

 

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Member Gifts: Sleigh by Shiny Flyer

 

Congratulations to Scary Sword, Silver Fox, and Shiny Flyer for their wonderful wintery ideas – they’re treasures! More gifts are being unveiled daily. Don’t forget to check in everyday to be the first to see the new presents being awarded to members!  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Our Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest Is Underway! ☃️🎁✨

Welcome back, Poptropicans!

 

Now that Halloween’s come and gone, we’re going full steam ahead into the holiday season! 🚂

 

Every year, the first 12 days of December are dedicated to a rapid-fire prize-palooza to thank our members for their support! This year, our 12 Days of Member Gifts will include a special twist… For the first time in Poptropica history, all players will have the opportunity to design the special event’s presents!

 

In lieu of the usual costume contest, you’re invited to join this year’s one-of-a-kind festivities – the inaugural Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest! 🎁

 

Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest

 

Rather than a limiting you to a holiday-themed costume contest, the Holly Jolly Holiday Contest is open to designs of all kinds. Clubhouse decorations, pet outfits , followers, and yes – costumes. You’re free to dream up any winter or holiday inspired item that you’d like to see in the game! 🤩

 

Draw and submit your clubhouse decorations, pet followers, and costume designs by November 16th @ 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) for the chance to win!

 

After all holiday submissions are collected, twelve players will have their winning designs brought to life! The 12 winning ideas will be recreated, wrapped, and presented to members for December’s annual 12 Days of Member Gifts!

 

If you’re wondering if you can enter the contest as a non-member, the answer is yes! All players can join in the Holy Jolly Holiday Contest festivities. And if your design is chosen as a winner, you’ll be gifted the item you created for free – regardless if you’re a member or not!

 

202112 Days of Member Gifts

2021’s 12 Days of Member Gifts

 

If you’re in need of some winter inspiration, check out 2020’s full list of December’s member gifts and 2021’s 12 Days of Member Gifts, including tons of winter wear, fox followers, beanies, and more! ❄️

 

As a reminder: enter your Holly Jolly Holiday designs by November 16th at 8pm PST through the Submissions Page. Good luck, Poptropicans!

 


 

How do you enter?

 

First things first, narrow down what kind of item you want to design: clubhouse item, pet followers, or costume. Then, start brainstorming ideas for your holiday items (see below for tips). All designs should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is also a 3 entry maximum per month.

 

Once you have your decoration, follower, or costume 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!

 

When 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, and 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 holiday 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!

 

As always, you have free reign over your designs! Do you want your decorations, followers, or costumes to be winter-themed? Holiday-inspired? Both?! Perhaps you've always wanted to dress like an abominable snowman or equip a frosty kitten follower? Think about your favorite things during the holiday season, can you find inspiration there? Remember, creativity and originality are always appreciated! Any idea can be a winner!

 

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

 

  • Your submissions should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite movies, shows, books, or in your own life that you can put your unique spin on!
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica item. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using currently available items. Where’s the fun in that?

 

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Final Reveal: 2022's Halloween Costume Collection 👻

Notice anything new while logging in today?

 

Red October Home Page

 

Red skies are creeping in! Hmm. Wonder what that could mean. 🤔

 

In absolutely unrelated news, this year's first 4 Halloween costumes have already been revealed (part 1, part 2). Let’s end this string of spooky sneak peeks on a high note!

 

Gather 'round, adventurers. The final winners for September’s costume contest are…

 

 

Halloween costume reveal: Jellyfish by Purple Paw

 

Halloween costume reveal: Zombie Redcoat by Magic Poptropican

 

Jellyfish by Purple Paw and Zombie Redcoat by Magic Poptropican! 🏆

 

There you have it – 2022’s completed Halloween costume set. How brilliant have these outfit designs been? Show your fellow Poptropicans some love. Amazing job, everyone! 👏

 

2022 Halloween costumes

 

Can you believe there’s less than 24 hours until the full collection is up for grabs in the Cabin of Curiosities? Which costume are you most excited for? The excitement is unshakeable! Check back tomorrow to add the six free masterpieces to your closet.

 

Meet you on the Airship! ✨

Monday, October 3, 2022

Sneak Peek Into the Airship's Upcoming Halloween Haunts 👻

Happy Monday, Poptropicans. We've been preparing a special surprise for you and can't hold it in a second longer!

 

October’s Halloween celebration is set to begin this week! 🎃

 

Similar to last year’s festivities, SIX player designed costumes will be offered for free on the Airship! Starting this Thursday, all players can outfit their Popsonas with the full Halloween costume collection! To prepare for the new holiday haul, we’re revealing all six winners ahead of their release. Presenting: the first two winners of September’s costume contest…

 

Halloween Costume Reveal: Bag Man by Red Flame

 

Halloween Costume Reveal: Pumpkin Magician by Cheerful Feather

 

Bag Man by Red Flame and Pumpkin Magician by Cheerful FeatherLet’s give Cheerful Feather and Red Flame a big hand, well done! 🥳

 

Be sure to snag the Airship’s September swag ASAP, before October’s restock hits the shelves on Thursday. Stay tuned for the remaining 4 costume contest winners over the next two days – there are some bewitching additions heading your way, Poptropicans! 👀

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! 🤩

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Get Ready to Rumpel! The Baron's Reporting For Duty on Home Island! 🏴‍☠️

 

The Baron has landed on Home Island!

 

Buckle up, Poptropicans. This isn’t your average Baron visit, it’s certainly a sight to see! 👀

 

Board the Airship and make your way into the Baron’s treasure trove, the Cabin of Curiosities. Before making a beeline for the free gear, there’s a good chance you’ll notice an unusual spin on this month’s Cabin collection – it’s almost impossible to ignore.

 

July's Cabin of Curiosities


Personally tailored by the Baron, July’s pop up shop inventory features a brass Rumpel Skull (50 credits), Rumpel Lamp (30 credits), Gold Rumpel Statue (100 credits), Unicorn Plushie (30 credits), Rumpel Plushie (100 credits), and a costume boasting an eccentric mashup of villains – Dr. Rumpel Bunskin (10 credits). The mysterious bundle totals 320 credits, not bad for a Rumpel redesign!

 

If you’re suspicious of the Baron’s sudden liking to Rumpelstiltskin, fear not! According to the sky pirate, they’re perfectly fine and “all of us little adventurers could learn a thing or two from him.” Hmm… the eye twitching "with the thrill of adventure" might say otherwise.

 

Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 1Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 2Baron's Rumpel Dialogue 3

 

Nonetheless, the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities wouldn’t be complete without its free player-designed costume! Presenting, the winner of June’s costume contest…

 

June's Winning Costume: Star Kid by Busy Bee

 

STAR KID by Busy Bee! 🌟💫

 

Stellar space outfit all around – the star eye patch and planetary tee are lovely additions to the winning lineup. Congratulations on your cosmic costume, Busy Bee! 👏👏

 

This is your sign to pay the Baron a visit ASAP! The Star Kid costume is FREE TO ALL PLAYERS while the Airship is docked on Home Island! There’s no telling if or when winning designs will return, so don’t miss July’s limited edition drop!

 

Honorable mentions: check out the entirety of players’ submissions from last month’s contest – there are tons of absolute gems (too many to count)! Shoutout to everyone who participated in June’s contest round! 🤩

 

 

Whew, what a whirlwind! What do you think about this month’s Cabin of Curiosities collection? Have any theories about the Baron’s behavior? Can you pick a favorite piece of Rumpel regalia? Share your thoughts with your fellow Poptropicans in the comments below! ⬇️

 

See you soon, little adventurers. 👀

Friday, May 6, 2022

Pop Highlight: Fan Art Appreciation 🤩🎨

We see you, Poptropicans! Shoutout to everyone who has been making and sharing fanart with us, your talent never fails to impress! Here are just a few special pieces we’ve seen on social media – let’s show these Poptropicans some love!

 

First up, Instagram!

 

@goldsberrie on Instagram

 

@goldsberrie shared two awesome redraws, one of their Popsona as an 80’s anime character and a stand out scene from Jade Scarab… the infamous 4,000 year old dung bottle! While the art is certainly appealing, the same can’t be said for the dung bottle. 🏺

 

@curlie.png on Instagram

 

@curlie.png shared an original piece, featuring none other than Black Widow! In true Black Widow fashion, @curlie.png also included ‘The Scream’ painting, one of the invaluable masterpieces our femme fatale tried to swipe in Counterfeit Island.

 

@Howdyitslj on Instagram

 

@howdyitslj had Zomberries on their mind while painting eggs! Who would have thought that rocks would be such a perfect canvas? The rocks are near identically shaped like the Zomberry heads and the color looks so vibrant! 🥚🧟‍♀️

 

@cniionnn on Instagram

 

@cniionnn’s one-of-a-kind view delivers an aerial shot looking down from the big, yellow blimp onto the map. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to fly above Poptropica? Look no further, @cniionnn’s got ya covered!

 

@sockf00ted.books on Instagram

 

@sockf00ted.books is taking an amazingly creative approach to the islands. They’re designing outfits that match island-specific vibes! They’ve already covered a bunch of islands, but there’s still plenty of Pop-inspired fashion to go. Follow along their IRL costume curation for more trendy 'fits! ✨

 

Also, there’s been some activity in our submissions page since the last time we’ve highlighted it!

 

Red Toes sent in their take on the Jade Scarab and cat from the latest island – green eyes, gold jewelry, and all! Lovely art and so, so cute, Red Toes! 🐱

 

Red Toes' JS Fanart

 

This character compilation by Pink Crush (napstachill) also made us smile! Check out PR’s nifty illustrations of famous villains (plus Amelia) with some incredibly animated expressions! BinaryBard.exe may need a reboot…

 

Pink Crush's Character Compilatin

 

Last but certainly not least is Maroon Fox’s ominous drawing of Poptropica’s resident magic man. “Rumpel hears all,” paired with a tiny glimpse of his ear, resembles either a warning or simple fact. Whichever it is, be careful what you’re saying about Rumpel – especially on Fairytale Island.

 

Maroon Fox's Rumpel Fanart

 

Woooo, what a lineup! Special thanks to the Poptropicans above and ALL the artists that have shared fan art, videos, and stories with the community! It’s a pleasure to see your creativity and artistry in action. We can’t get enough! WELL DONE, EVERYONE! 👏 👏 👏

 


 

Want the chance to be featured next? Tag us on social media (IG: @popcreators, Twitter: @Poptropica, TikTok: @Poptropicacreator) and use #Poptropica! If social media’s not your thing, you can share your creations through the submissions page as well!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Adventure Outfitters' Weekly Update and Design Reminders! ✨

Happy Monday, Poptropicans!

 

We’ve got a short and sweet inventory update to cover today, along with some contest reminders. Shall we pop right to it?

 

4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (1 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (2 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (3 of 4)4/25 Adventure Outfitters rotation (4 of 4)

 

 

Adventure Outfitters’ costume inventory have been updated to include returning fashions! Choose from Skull Mask (350 credits), Tie-Die Hoodie (250 credits), Fashionista Prep (250 credits), Fairy Queen (350 credits, members only), and Sunny Sport (75 credits). Whether you’re regularly swapping out your Popsona’s ensemble to reflect your daily moods and personal style, or if you prefer curating a long term costume combo, AO’s a one stop shop for all things fashion, pets, and decor! 🛍

 


 

In other news, April’s costume contest ends TONIGHT! Enter your costume designs through the submissions page by 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) tonight, for the chance to see your outfit idea become an in-game reality! 🏆

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

 

If you’re in need of inspiration, check out the costume designs from previous months on our Youtube channel!

 

On a similar note, the Secret of the Jade Scarab Fan Challenge will be ending this Thursday! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it? Channel your inner archaeologist and design your own Egyptian artifact or redesign a preexisting relic from Ancient Egypt! 🏺🐈

 

Secret of the Jade Scarab fan challenge

 

Send in your Jade Scarab artifact drawings via the submissions page by 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST) on Thursday, April 28th. Participating Poptropicans may be awarded big bucks credits for their handiwork!

 

That’s a wrap for this week’s shop update and reminders, folks! We’re looking forward to seeing your final outfit and artifact designs – good luck, Poptropicans! 👀