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! 👀

Monday, March 28, 2022

Marching Through This Month's Costume Contest Designs! 🎨

Up and at ‘em, y’all! Hope you had a great weekend!

 

If you’re in need of some Monday motivation, let’s kick this week off with an amazing display of talent from your fellow Poptropicans!

 

This month’s costume contest submissions are ready! Although a winner has not been chosen yet, the Team is in awe of this month’s turnout. The Pop community never ceases to blow us away. Thank you to everyone that joined in March’s costume contest – each of you should be proud!

 

Why don’t we get this show on the road? Presenting… the entire lineup of March's costume designs!

 

 

WOW. Every month gets better and better! Once again, shoutout to the poppin’ players that participated! The winner will be announced the day the Baron and the Airship arrive on Home Island. Until then, look to the skies for our favorite sky pirate! Until then, take a peek at the video and share your favorite designs in the comments below!👇

 

As usual, one costume design will be recreated as in-game outfit! The winning costume will be available for free (!) to all players at the beginning of April. When the Baron’s Airship touches down on Home Island, board the vessel and visit the Cabin of Curiosities! Each month, a winning costume design is offered to all players (always for free), alongside other interesting and vintage items.

 

But, be warned – the Baron waits for no one! The Airship and its inventory will only be stationed on Home Island for a short while. Don’t miss out on the Baron’s free ‘fit and exclusive inventory! 🏴‍☠️
 

Note: Several submissions did not included an attached image/file. If you don't see your costume entries, please resubmit your designs through the submissions page as an image or pdf. Your costume idea will be included in next month's video!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

PoptropiCon Challenges: Mighty Action Force Card Results!

Yesterday, kicked off the reveal of the PoptropiCon Challenge submissions with the cosplay portion! In a dazzling lineup of costumes, players debuted their dream cosplay ideas! Now, one category remains. Who’s ready to see some Mighty Action Force cards? 🃏💫

 

Taking inspiration from PoptropiCon 2, players were challenged to create an original Mighty Action Force Card! The trading card could be based on anyone. Your Poptropican, your favorite character, you name it. The rules were lax. We asked, and WHOA – YOU SURE DELIVERED!

 

Presenting this round of fan-made Mighty Action Force cards – a whole new class of action stars! 

 

PoptropiCon 2: Mighty Action Force Challenge (1 of 2)

 

PoptropiCon 2: Mighty Action Force Challenge (2 of 2)

 

Congrats to this talented bunch, give it up for them! Your action cards are delightful – well done! 👏  As a special treat, all participants have been awarded a special credit prize (just like the cosplay challengers). Log into your account to see the surprise that awaits you!

 

That’s a wrap for these PoptropiCon Challenges, folks. Let’s celebrate the players that designed their own dream cosplays and personalized trading cards! Show these players some love for their hard work! 🤩 

 

standing ovation

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

PoptropiCon Challenges: Dream Cosplay Creations Revealed!

What’s crack-a-lackin’, players? Hope you enjoyed your long Presidents’ Day weekend! Alas, it’s back to business as usual. Let's dive right into it!

 

Now, it’s time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The PoptropiCon Challenge designs are in! Before we get started, let’s all give the challengers a huge round of applause – they certainly deserve it! 👏 Shall we begin with the cosplay costumes?

 

Presenting the community’s collection of dream cosplay outfits… DRUM ROLL PLEASE! 🥁🥁🥁

 

PoptropiCon Challenges: Dream Cosplay Outfit (1 of 2)

 

PoptropiCon Challenge: Dream Cosplay Outfits (2 of 2)

 

Ta-da!! Incredible job, Poptropicans! 🥳

 

Some of the dream cosplay outfits are inspired by book characters (Annabeth Chase, Piper McClean, Hermione Granger), super spies (James Bond), and pop culture celebrities (Ariana Grande)! Other dream cosplays are shaped straight from your imaginations! These players brought their ideas to life by combining pieces of their costume closets to fashion to ultimate costume. One thing’s for sure – the entire collection of cosplay costumes is STELLAR!  Because of your outstanding efforts, all participants will receive a special credit reward! Login into the game to reap the rewards of your challenge submissions!

 

Congratulations, cosplayers! Your creative cosplays have left quite the impression! Next stop: Mighty Action Force cards! 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Shining the spotlight on some Pop-tastic fan art! ✨

Happy Friday, everyone! There’s tons of fun events happening in the next couple of days – the Superbowl and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner, and the Winter Olympics are in full swing! With everything else going on, let’s take a some time to chill out fawn over some fan art! Shall we pop right in? 👀

 

@cnp_1022 on Instagram - The Baron's Crusade reactions

 

@cnp_1022 shared a hilarious take on the Baron’s Crusade quest. After fighting hoards of skeleton guards, the player is praised for their efforts and the Baron offers an open-invite to future missions. @cnp_1022’s avatar doesn’t take too kindly to being called a “lad,” especially when they did all the heaving lifting against the skeleton squad. Can you blame them?

 

@Papurikuu on Instagram - Mighty Coyote Popsona

 

@papurikuu recently posted a redraw of their Popsona! They captured Mighty Coyote in all their glory, right down to the glowing net, tussled hair, and uber relatable grimace. Great piece all around, MC!

 

@happyclonetrooper on Instagram - Poptropica themed Valentine ft. Maroon Ring

 

@happyclonetrooper’s celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Maroon Ring themed card! MR’s perched on a heart shaped patch of roses, surrounded with cute treats and even some iconic sweetheart candies with the words “Pop Pals” on full display! The whole thing is undeniably sweet! 💖

 

@nova_opteryx on Instagram - Ringmaster Raven tent in Monster Carnival

 

@nova_opteryx gave players a fun throwback to Monster Carnival! The looming animatronic raven inside the Ringmaster’s tent is a memorable scene and the artist absolutely killed it in their redraw!! Can you imagine this IRL? It'd be TERRIFYING.

 

@goldsberrie on Instagram - Controlling the impulse to share Pop art

 

@goldsberrie hit a little too close to home with their funny comic that most of us can probably relate to. When asked if they’re playing Poptropica, the artist’s impulsive side takes on a new form – @goldsberrie makes a great effort to fend off the impulse to share their Pop fanart and knowledge! Yep, a bunch of us have been there before… Right? Either way, this comic gave us quite the chuckle. Let that impulse out!! 😈

 

@XMzhier on Twitter - Poptropica art style practice

 

Last up, over on Twitter, @XMzhier shared a fun art-style practice, featuring a set of Pop characters! They’ve included everyone from Dr. Hare, Black Widow, Zeus, Hercules, and Binary Bard – it’s an awesome compilation. You've got these characters down perfectly!

 

Once again, the Pop community has created some awesome art! Let’s show all the artists some love for their talents! If you want your Pop art showcased on the blog, send it to us through the submissions page or tag us on Instagram (@poptropicacreators) and use #poptropicafanart to get our attention. Keep up the spectacular work, Poptropicans! 🤩👏👏