Hocus Pocus - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Wizard, witch, warlock, sorcerer, enchanter, magician, illusionist, mage, priest, conjurer, shaman, seer...whew. Seems like there are a million and one names for magic users these days. Whether as the heroes or the villains, magic users have been a part of our story telling since we started telling them. So in honor of our fascination with magic the objective of this contest is to create a custom of a magic user. All practitioners of magic are allowed whether they come from comics, books, movie, cartoons, or television. Here are some lists to get you started: Marvel, DC, general media, and just for giggles.
-Characters that use magic weapons or items as their main source of power are allowed. Such as Nico Minoru/ Staff of One, Nightmaster/ Sword of Night, Ragman/ Suit of Souls, Hood/ Norn Stones, etc.
-Dragons, phoenixes, faeries, centaurs and other 'magical creatures' are not allowed in this contest unless they are a known spellcaster.
-As for the Scarlet Witch, the nature of her abilities has bounced around enough that we will consider her a magic user for the purposes of this contest.
-Dioramas are not allowed for this contest.
-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 are the rules of the contest?
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.