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Trick or Treat?

Channel your inner Edna Mode with this superhero costume contest from Project Rooftop!  You redesign and don one of the classics, and if you win, graphic artist Dean Trippe will make your three-dimensional dream a 2D reality:

Does the contest promote the creation of potentially copyright-infringing derivative works or the unauthorized use of trademarks in superhero characters?  Well, probably.  But like fan fiction, the contest entries are more likely to benefit than harm the holders of rights in the original works.  (Just beware of engaging in commercial production.)  And for more on copyright in costumes themselves, click here.

Many thanks to Marty Schwimmer over at The Trademark Blog for this Halloween treat!