Cosmic Creatures - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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The only thing more fantastical than the strange landscapes of other worlds is the vast alien species living in them. Whether you see them in nightmares or just outside your window, capture them in plastic so we can all be amazed! This moon-cycle around we're having the Cosmic Creatures contest where all the terrifying and mesmerizing creatures of the cosmos you can create are welcome.
- Humans "possessed" by aliens are acceptable, but it has to be noticeable.
- Mutants aren't aliens, but aliens CAN be mutants. Also, tentacles are not required.
-Humans that hunt aliens are also acceptable.
- We know you're going to ask, so yes, you can make comic-characters if they look "alien enough", meaning no Superman or Silver Surfer (they look too human), an alien Green Lantern or Lobo would be good.
Be sure to ask any other questions in the Contest Thread! Especially if you need a second opinion on whether your custom is eligible.
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.