Ostentatious Originals - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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How's that for a title! Tired of making the same custom over and over? Well, this is it, your chance to let those brain-muscles run wild and create the craziest thing you can imagine. Giant monkey? Alien with 7 eyeballs? Ancient warrior? Eskimo with a flamethrower? Throw a rag on a pop-sickle stick and call it a ghost? If you can make it look good, then it's in! Let everyone know exactly who or what your character is by writing a backstory for it.
-You read right, anything you wanna make, it's in. There's a catch of course, you can't make any character that already exists! But there are also exceptions!
-Your custom has to be an original, but you CAN take inspiration from other characters, they just can't be exact duplicates with a name-change.
-If you write stories, this is the perfect chance to make customs of your characters.
-You can make customs of real people.
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.