MLPTP EVENT It's time! Cast your vote for the 2022 Halloween Costume Contest!

So hard to pick just one!

  • 1) Butterscotch as a Scarecrow

    Votes: 7 16.7%
  • 2) Banana Surprise as a Banana... Surprise!

    Votes: 5 11.9%
  • 3) Minty and Sparkleworks as Trick or Treat, Friends are Sweet!

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • 4) Yum Yum as Medusa. Or maybe Yum Yum-edusa

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • 5) Celestia as a Magician’s rabbit

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • 6) Minty as My Little Cthulu

    Votes: 3 7.1%
  • 7) Wavedancer in Summer Wing cosplay

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8) German Sweet Clover as Sarah from Labyrinth

    Votes: 6 14.3%
  • 9) Summer Berry as Loot Llama

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • 10) Tex as Post Malone

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 11) Sky Skimmer and Flitter as Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo

    Votes: 10 23.8%
  • 12) Sherbert as the SMOOZE!

    Votes: 3 7.1%
  • 13) Baby Starbow for Baby's first Halloween

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • 14) Steamer, Zipp and Princess Celestia as Jack Skellington, Zero and Oogie Boogie

    Votes: 2 4.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Thank you all for the kind words!! It took me a couple days to reply because I wanted to be sure I could respond to everyone!

Congratulations @strawberrypony32 ! Yours was so cute! I was impressed by the seaming to make the suits fit those narrow G2 bodies! Also Scooby is a great Halloween choice. Back in 11th grade my friend wanted to do a Scooby group (lol I typed "groop") so I wound up making myself a paper mache Scooby head, and seeing your little diamond collar brought back memories.

I truly enjoyed all of the entries!

@DracoKat 's has a pretty balance of details and colors. The plume of straw in the hat is especially nice.
@MonsterIceCream The texture on the banana peel is very convincing! It's so funny to see a suspiciously wide banana in the bowl and I liked how the sticker moved when "peeled." :rofl:
@stjarne worked to catch every element in that illustration! Right down to the stepstones and striped socks. It's so cute and I like the interior lighting. I snuck a string of fairy lights into my entry too! <3
@PonyMomma The tiny snakes are killin' me! :rofl: Their little tongues! And I didn't even know you could get googly eyes that small!
@ActionHank The tiny muzzle! The tiny whiskers! Cute cute cute and what a fun idea!
@dragonlady 's crochet skills are fabulous. The curly tentacles turned out perfect! Fairy Wavedancer makes me think of Neopets paintbrushes, and I always love to see a sea pony being extra fanciful!
@maycrestmom I'm not even familiar with Loot Llama but I can tell you did it justice. The layers of paper colors are just great and its expression is hilarious. It looks like it would wobble precariously as Summer Berry proudly parades it from door to door.
@Sassarazzmadazzles I'm so happy I was paying attention to the Mascot Pony thread so I could get the reference. Well done. Well. Done. :rofl:
@MegaLeafeon came in swinging with this one! So many eyes must have taken ages! I can almost hear the sound effects.
@vampyrefay I wish this little pumpkin would visit my door on Halloween! I would blubber and give them too much candy. Such a cutie!
@AzaleaArt Three whole costumes with all the details! You even painted pinstripes on the suit! I love the shape of Zero's ears and hem. Awesome job!

As for mine, thanks so much to everyone who voted for Sarah! I honestly stopped minding about winning (and started pushing the deadline pretty close) when I was having soooo much fun making her and working on her details. I've sewn costumes for many years now, but I've never made pony wear before and certainly never made a pony wig!! But one of my last major passion projects was a cosplay of Sarah's ballroom look and I have been giggling so much trying to make it all again to pony proportions. I was so excited to share her I kind of forgot to show a closeup of all her details so I'm going to make a post soon about the Making Of just to show it off :hearteyes:

Don't let your ponies wear their costumes too long or eat too much candy (we don't want vinyl stains!) but give them all pats and hugs for their hard work. Kudos to all the creative crafters and pranksters, this was amazing!! I'm so glad I came back to the Trading Post when I did. It's been a blast!

LOL!! @Jellybean if I had made it long enough to look proportional, the banana wouldn't even fit into the frame! :rofl: I had to make an artistic sacrifice, and that sacrifice was named "Fat Banana"! :rofl:

Congrats @strawberrypony32 !! I loved yours the costumes and the little pumpkin bucket are adorable :D did you make the bucket too?
@MonsterIceCream yours was one of my other favorites :smile: it looked so realistic!
And @stjarne yours was such a unique idea, I never would’ve thought to recreate a scene from the books :D my favorite part was the little socks you made for minty
@Jellybean thanks so much! Yup, I had to use my teenie tiniest paintbrush to get all those stripes on there. And Zero was my favorite ^_^ I wanted to do a Sally too but definitely didn’t have the time for that lol. I wasn’t familiar with who your pony was dressed as but the pleated skirt you made for her looks amazing :D plus it looks like it actually laces up the back which is super cool

@AzaleaArt Thank you so much for the kind words! I tried to copy my banana model as closely as I could with Sharpies! (There are no spots on the back of the peel, so it won't risk rubbing onto my pony model!)

Thank youu!! <3 I figured it would be fun to do g2 since I dont think one has ever been entered before, i may be wrong. I also thought their thin bodies would lend itself nicely to the Scooby Doo silhouette! :D Flitters tiny little costume was so tricky, G2 babies are soo teeny tiny!

Thats such a fun memory!! Paper mache is so fun, that sounds like an amazing Scooby Doo! Glad i could bring up good memories :purpleheart:
Cant wait to see your making of post for yours! :D I LOVE the Labyrinth!!

I agree with everything you said! Everyones costumes are so wonderful and clever!! Eeee i could talk forever about them if I only had the time and space!! Lol

@MonsterIceCream Banana Surprise keeping the banana sticker after being peeled made me laugh haha it reminds me of the one lord of the rings meme i love!
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@PonyMomma The tiny snakes are soooo cute it took me a minute to realize they all have diff eyes, a nice touch! :D

Thank youu!!:purpleheart: I did make the candy bucket! I love crocheting mini stuff, i split 4 ply yarn into single ply strands then crochet with the smallest sizes of hooks, around the 2mm sizes, maybe smaller depending how well it holds the yarn. Im so glad people took notice of it! I was worried it was overshadowed, it was so fun to make! :lolpony:

Your Zero is so adorable!! I love your costumess. The way you did Jack Skellingtons collar is so good! Maybe Sally another time? :D I wanted to make more g2 baby costumes for Shaggy and Velma but i didnt have time either.

Its definitely such a good moviee one of my faves!!!:cool::twohearts: The music is amazing!

Thankies! :happyhearts: Yours looks so soft!! What type of material is it? It looks so cuddly, it may just be felt but it looks so plush! I love that you chose a scarecrow!! :D You and your Niece did an amazing job!! Everyone did such a good job! Im still so hyped, so much funn.

Oh my goshhh I havent tried that technique before. All hail the smooze champion!!! I dont know if I could have pulled it off haha you must have had a lot of yarn!! I always end up tying pieces together and trying to hide the knots lol. Im so tickled at the hands and eyeballs hahaha your smooze is just delightful!! :lolpony:

@strawberrypony32 OMG I have never seen that meme before!! It's perfect!!! :rofl: Huge congrats on your well-deserved win!

Always love finding other Labyrinth fans! Also that LotR banana meme is a new favorite, I don't think I've seen it before! :rofl: Totally perfect for @MonsterIceCream 's entry, I agree!

LOL!! I should have made her a Bilbo face cut-out to go with the banana peel!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

A huge congratulations to everyone who participated, it was a wonderful job by all! And of course a huge congratulations to @strawberrypony32 again for first place!! It was a really tight race, it's crazy that only three votes separated first and second place! Really it just shows how great everyone's costumes were!

@DracoKat your scarecrow is so cute!! I love the little touches of the straw, and the tiny patterns on the patches! It really sells the outfit! And the Halloween village is SO CUTE!
@stjarne You copied that book cover so well, it's amazing all of the little details you got into one photo! The little grinning candy corn on the door really sells it!!
@PonyMomma Those little googly eyes on the snakes are TOO CUTE! I love it so much! I can't imagine how much work went into each tiny forked tongue!
@ActionHank I love that Celestia continues to show up in each contest, I bet she has a whole closet of costumes to pick from now!
@dragonlady OMG those tiny tentacles!! That looks incredibly intricate, wonderful work on the little monstrosity! Also fabulous work on the sea pony, I love the crown of pearls you chose for her! Super ethereal. :purpleheart: I just realized you chose two different sea-beasts for your costumes LOL!!
@Jellybean WOW this whole photo is fabulous! The costume, the set, the details! The headpiece especially made me do a double-take! I have that patio chair, and I never stopped to consider how ethreal and elegant it could be in the right setting! Bravo!
@maycrestmom I love how we see such a broad use of different materials in these contests, and as someone who did a semi-papercraft last year, I can tell just how many tiny, maddening snip-snips this must have taken! Perfect for a pinata! Fabulous job! And I love seeing them trick-or-treating at the Dream Castle too!
@Sassarazzmadazzles I actually didn't vote for this one because I thought it would be illegal to make a costume of the new MLPTP mascot and I didn't want to get arrested???? my bad??? :oops::rofl::rofl::rofl: LOL but seriously, putting tattoos on a pony face with tape is genius!!
@strawberrypony32 I already told you congrats a couple times now I think, but seriously, they are so cute! The costumes fit them SO well, and the little detail of the pumpkin bucket and the tails are just the perfect little finishing touch!
@MegaLeafeon I am SO glad you were able to join in this year, even if you couldn't make the five-pony terror you planned on originally! I love the Smooze so much, and those googly eyes crack me up!!
@vampyrefay I'm so glad you were able to get enough posts to join too!! Your little pumpkin is so cute, I can see the love and care her mommy pony put into making her costume!!
@AzaleaArt Three costumes in one photo, wow!! Great job! Those pinstripes on Jack Skellington are especially fabulous, look how tiny and detailed and neat they are! And his bowtie looks just like the movie!

Great job, everyone!! It was a banner year for the Halloween ponies! Now I'm gonna somehow have to manage to wait a whole year for the next one! It's gonna be hard! Well, back to my burrow I go! :rofl: :bat::bat::bat:
To use another pony would break the tradition and that would be wrong, also it's easier to make costumes for something big vs something small.

It IS tradition!! I don't know what I would do if you sent me a pic with another pony!! LOL I'd probably assume someone had stolen your identity :rofl: I expect a Celestia every year, usually within hours of the deadline or else it just doesn't feel like our costume contest!
This is the tradition to break it would be like breaking the law.
My sister mlpc is the same way about all of our holiday traditions lol!
If she doesn't get to put the window clings up there will be hell to pay!
Oh wow, these are ALL fabulous! Yumyumedusa made me laugh out loud with all the friendly little snakies (still chuckling), and the Smooze blew me away, but I’m glad i missed the voting deadline because, really… just wow to all of them!