Allrighty, Shapeshifters got the most votes and shall be the February 15th contest. Here are your choices for the March 1st contest (please only pick one):
#1 1st Appearances
Create a custom representing how a character looked when they were first introduced to the world. Maybe they dressed more conservatively or outlandishly than they do now, were depicted in black and white rather than color, had a completely different identity or powers, etc. This isn't restricted to comic book characters, you could do people/things from cartoons, video games, movies, television, etc. too.
#2 April Fools
Create a humorous custom of some sort. Comedy is kind of an abstract/subjective thing, so how you want to interpret that is really up to you. You might change a normal character to look silly in some way, give a figure ridiculous gag accessories, set up funny situations in your entry photos, etc. In keeping with Figure Realm's general rules, let's keep the jokes rated PG-13.
Make a custom that incorporates some kind of energy effect. Lantern Corps ring projections, Sith Force Lightning, Psylocke's psi-blade, Cyclops' optic beams, Jack Kirby dots, that kind of stuff. Time to break out the hot glue, transparent plastic/resin, etc.
#4 Fairy Tales
Make a character from any classic fairy tale, folk story, fable, or similar yarn. You can do a traditional version, or redesign them however you like (i.e., you could take a "twisted" McFarlane Toys like approach if you wanted to, etc.)
#5 Same Base
You can make whatever you want, but everybody who participates MUST use the same base body for this contest. If you choose this option, then please also list your top three picks for the figure you'd want to see used as the base. The base body doesn't have to be a specific character, it can be a more general/generic "blank" figure if you prefer. Keep in mind that, in order for this to work, your suggested base bodies should be things that are relatively easy for your average customizer to obtain (i.e., please don't pick figures that are rare, expensive, etc.)
#6 Sliding Scale
Pick any figure that you want and then reproduce it, as closely as you can, in an entirely different scale.
You can go in either direction, bigger or smaller. For example, you could take a 6" figure and make a 2", 3-3/4", 12", 18", etc. version instead.