Halloween Dress-Up - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Figure Realm is hosting a Halloween Party, and all of your little plastic pals are invited, but the catch is that they have to show up dressed as someone, or something, else, or they won't get any of Captain Coder's candy when they ring his virtual doorbell. The best and most creative outfits will earn the coveted gold, silver, and bronze awards.
- It must be visually clear, from your entry photos, that your custom figure represents one entity dressed up as another (think show and not tell.) However you choose to accomplish that is up to your own creativity. Removable masks/outfits or swappable heads are just two of the many possible approaches that you could take.
- You are not required to completely hide the identity of the underlying figure; partial concealment is fine. For example, putting a leather jacket and a fedora on Batman, and arming him with a whip, would be sufficient for an Indiana Jones outfit--it's okay that we can clearly tell that he's really Batman underneath the added clothing. Your custom toys don’t have to actually fool anybody with their disguises--they're just dressing up, not trying to infiltrate a top secret research facility. You might even choose to make the character's new look unconvincing on purpose for comedy effect.
There are no size/scale restrictions, nor are there any limitations on the parts/materials/tools that you can utilize. Make Deadpool look like a giant piece of candy corn if you want to.
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.