Swimsuit Special - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Summer's just about here, so it's time for your toys to put away their machine guns and light sabers, jump into a swimsuit, and head out to the beach or pool for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The goal of this contest is simple: Make a custom of any character dressed up in some type of swimwear (bikinis, one-pieces, trunks/shorts, speedos, thongs, diving gear/wetsuits, etc.)
- There are no character limitations (you can even make an original one if you like.) No matter how ridiculous the results are, as long as you put them into a swimsuit, you can make a custom of whatever you want. Depending on whom you choose as your subject matter, your custom could be sexy, hilarious, or just plain disturbing!
- No skinny-dipping!!! Even if a character doesn't normally wear clothing, you must dress them up in a swimsuit for this challenge. For example, you'd have to put a pair of shorts or something on Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer to make him a legal entry.
- There aren't any size or scale restrictions and you may use whatever base bodies, parts, materials, tools, and techniques you like to turn your favorite characters into scantily-clad beach bums.
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.