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It's time to boldly go where no other customizer on the Realm has gone before! For this contest the goal is to create something that the Realm hasn't seen before. All entries must be the first of there kind on this site. While finding a character that hasn't been done seems intimidating, it's not as hard as you'd think. Some helpful areas to research when looking for your entry are villains of well known characters, obscure members of well known teams (X-Men, Avengers, JLA), supporting characters, and indy comics.

-This contest will rely heavily on Figure Realm's search function, which can be found here. The start of this contest is the cutoff date, so anything posted after this contest has started does not disqualify entries. If anyone needs assistance searching send a PM to Green Skin.

-Variant costumes are not acceptable entries since it's just a character that's already been done except with new clothes. That being said new identities are acceptable. For example Invisible Woman is not an acceptable entry but Malice is, even though both identities belong to Susan Storm.

-Dioramas and vehicles are acceptable entries as long as they contain new content. For example a Dr. Doom's throne room diorama is an acceptable entry, even though a Dr. Doom custom by itself is not.

-As always there are no size restrictions for this contest. You may use any sort of materials, parts, tools or techniques that you wish. Whatever gets the job done. 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: March 15th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: March 16th - 22nd.
Managed By: Green Skin

What are the rules of the contest?
  • Please use the form here to submit your custom figure.
  • At least a paragraph description is required with your entry. This paragraph, at a minimum, should answer the following questions:
    • How was this custom customized?
    • How does the custom fit into the contest theme?
  • You may submit up to three different entries for the contest.
  • Please only submit figures that were created for this contest. Do not submit old figures from the Showcase or previous contest entries.
  • Your entry should not be posted on this website, any other website, or anywhere on the internet until the contest is completely over.
  • The pictures for your entry will remain hidden until the contest ends and the voting begins.
  • Your identity will remain hidden until after the voting completes.
  • Do not include names, logos, signatures or anything on the pictures that will give you away as the creator of the custom. We want to keep the customizer's identity a secret until the contest is over.
  • Don't wait until the last day to submit your entries. If your internet is down, or something happens beyond your control, you will miss the contest! Also keep in mind how many customs you can submit in one day. You may not be able to submit all your entries in one day.
  • The contest is purely for fun... well... and bragging rights!
How does the contest voting work?
Anyone can vote for their favorite customs in the contest, you don't even have to submit anything to the contest! You do have to be logged-in to your Figure Realm account though so we can keep track of the votes. Only appointed Figure Realm staff can see the votes, so anonymity is guaranteed. Voting begins once the entry deadline is met and lasts for a week.

It's hard to choose just one custom to vote on when there are tons of great entries, so Figure Realm has a unique voting system where you can vote on ALL the customs! When you click on an entry to view, there's a bar with buttons on it that lets you give the custom anywhere from 1 to 5 Stars. 1 Star means you think they could have done a better job on the custom while 5 Stars means you think they did a perfect job. The votes for each entry are added up when voting is closed and averaged-out to determine the winners. Also, don't abuse the system. Don't give your own custom 5 Stars and then give everyone else 1 Star to boost your rating. Remember, the votes are monitored.

Some points you might consider when casting your vote: Is the figure well-made? Is the paint smooth or crusty? Are there noticeable fingerprints on the sculpted parts? Is it an original custom? Is it accurate to the source-material (comics, photos, description in a book)? Are the pictures clear enough to see the details? Did the creator take the time to include a back-story or recipe? Is the custom so unbelievably awesome that you'd trade your girlfriend for it?

Craftsmanship and creativity are major factors to consider, but ultimately your vote should depend on how much you like the custom, and how well you feel it fits the contest theme.

User Comments
cuztomiza -
Sunday, March 10, 2013
hmmm..could've been titled as "SWING AND MISS" Figure Realm Custom Contest.. when you search for somethin and it's not done or available you get "SWING & MISS" prompt message, then your Entry is Good to go..
Green Skin -
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I like it, now I wish I would have thought of that when I wrote it up.
HyperShadow92 -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
could I make a evil anti Sonic character for this contest from the sonic comics?
Green Skin -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
If you are talking about Scourge then no, he's already been made several times on the site.
Gonard -
Sunday, February 24, 2013
what if you already made a custom for this that NO ONE has done before, but while waiting for for the last day of the contest someone put one up the character....
can I still put it up?
Green Skin -
Monday, February 25, 2013
The start of this contest is the cutoff date, so anything posted after this contest has started does not disqualify entries. You're good.
Vershx8 -
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Can you do vehicles?
Green Skin -
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Absolutely!
JonMichael -
Monday, February 18, 2013
I feel like the Captain America-Jango Fett is really iffy. Doesn't that simply count as a variant costume? It's still just another Jango Fett in repainted armour.
Green Skin -
Monday, February 18, 2013
That's just a fusion character, it's meant to be a combination of Jango and Cap. Granted they didn't try very hard on that name, but I don't want to pull it from the contest when I already said fusions were acceptable.
GeekSummit -
Saturday, February 16, 2013
And what about a "What-If" type primise taking a well known character giving him an entirely or slightly different look based on eye-witness description? Therefore having no yet given name? That would make a character NO ONE has seen. More like a police sketch manifested in a custom figure.
Green Skin -
Monday, February 18, 2013
It really depends. If your goal is to make an anonymous character that no one knows, then sure. If your goal is to create a police sketch figure of Wolverine (just an example), then no. I like your idea but it still comes down to the question of whether or not the character you make is a new entry.
GeekSummit -
Monday, February 18, 2013
I understand... Though I may do the work anyway and leave it up to you. Otherwise it will only be another entry into general customs.
lewf2001 -
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
mind if I make up an original sonic villain?
Green Skin -
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
yes that'd okay.
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio -
Sunday, February 10, 2013
What about a new 2012 to 2013 movie version of a character whose already been in comics and really old tv miniseries?
Green Skin -
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Only if no one else has done one of them yet.
Universal Customs -
Friday, February 8, 2013
So, to clarify, original creations (heroes or villains the customizer comes up with) are fair game?

Thanks in advance!
Green Skin -
Friday, February 8, 2013
Correct.
aragornstudios -
Monday, January 28, 2013
How about a team entry? If so, would all characters have to be "new" or at least one?
Green Skin -
Monday, January 28, 2013
There are a few guidelines for teams. 1)The team entry must be 'new'. For example, the Original X-Men team wouldn't be allowed since their is already a team entry for it. 2)At least 1 team member must be 'new'. 3)Avoid reusing customs you've already submitted to the showcase. Using some is fine, but the entry should be mostly newly made customs.
Apocalyptic Customs -
Monday, January 28, 2013
Hmm...are mutations of characters allowed?
Green Skin -
Monday, January 28, 2013
Not sure what you mean, give me an example please.
Apocalyptic Customs -
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Well for example there hasn't been a Robert Kirkland Langstrom custom AKA Man bat from batman...
Green Skin -
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Since there are already some Man-Bat customs listed here you couldn't do that character, but you could do his human form since that would be 'new'. If that's what you mean by mutations, then yes you can do them.
JmTrtt -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
What about someone who has yet to appear in a certain universe, for instance a Wally West flash from Young Justice? Or a Justice League Unlimited Guy Gardner?
-JT
Green Skin -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sorry no, the characters from the animated universes are just too similar.
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks for choosing to show my custom Darkness in the announcement page as one of the mystery men.
Green Skin -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
You're welcome! Thanks for making awesome customs for me to pick from.
and1boyx -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Crossovers are okay as long as the character haven't been seen in figurerealm?
Green Skin -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Not sure what you mean by crossovers, but if you are talking about Amalgams then yes.
and1boyx -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks
NeCrollector -
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Can the entry be a customizer-created character (an original character)?
Thank you.
Green Skin -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I'm a little hesitant to say yes but yeah that'd okay.
You're welcome.
grungethemovie -
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
elseworlds are game? or are just considered alt costumes?
Green Skin -
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
As long as there is a significant difference from the main universe version it is acceptable.
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