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Custom Contest Ideas

 
 
Do you have an idea for a custom contest, or do you want to manage one? If so, you are in the right place. Below you will find a list of ideas for future contests provided by users. Anyone can submit an idea, and to manage a contest, you only have to have a validated email address and made at least 100 comments on the website.

A contest idea will start out as "In Progress" until all the required fields are filled out and someone has agreed to manage it. Then the status will change to "Ready for Approval". After a moderator approves it, the status will change to "Approved" and the idea will be eligible for one of the upcoming contests.

When it is time for a new contest, the theme will be chosen from any one of the "Approved" contest ideas. There is no schedule for when an idea will become a contest, but the manager will automatically receive an IM and E-mail notification of when the contest goes live.

Contests can only be updated by the contest manager. If nobody is managing a contest yet, then anyone can update it.
 
 
In Progress
After School Daze
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We all couldn't wait to get home from school, grab a snack and flip on the TV while we were supposed to be doing our homework. Why because there were just too many great toons we couldn't miss or we'd seem lame the next day when everyone else talked about it at school. Well show us just how cool you really were and bring your favorites to life. Normally I would say keep it to the 80s and back but we have a lot of young guns on here so any era counts and even live shows like Ultraman,Space Giants and Power Rangers are good. All entries must be as close to screen accurate as possible. Not comic or toy versions unless they were identical.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: No
Created by: massprime
Managed by: Nobody

Burton Bat-Mania Custom Contest
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You are all familiar with the new 7" Neca 8-bit Michael Keaton Batman, right? And most of you have either customized it to look like a normal batman figure too, right? It looks cool and the other realmers love it too. But now that this figure is out there is a custom project I've been dying to see and I'm sure other customizers out there agree with me... So with that in mind I am kicking off the "Burton Bat-Mania contest" Which is a project devoted to making as many batman repaints or retools that pay homage to the original accessory heavy lines such as the "Dark Knight Collection" and "Batman Returns" using the new Neca Michael Keaton batman figure as a base. Submissions will be selected for their originality but there is no harm here in matching colors and style of the original variants. All vehicles, weapons, armor and classic colors from the original toy lines are permitted in this contest. However any entries that feature vehicles, accessories or batsuits which have not appeared in the movies or the toy lines do not apply unless they are inspired by the gear featured in the Burton-Verse. (E.G. A burton-esque Bat-pod is okay. The Millennium Falcon is not.)

All entries that were submitted to a previous custom contest on either figurerealm or any other website will not apply in this contest.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: No
Created by: panther10
Managed by: Stevid

Busting Out
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Busts are a lucrative sub-category in the world of pop culture collectibles. The focus of this challenge is to create a custom one of your own. Many of you probably have extra heads and torsos collecting dust in your fodder bin, so this competition would be an excellent way for you to make use of them.

- There are no restrictions on subject matter, beyond Figure Realm's general content rules, so, you can make a bust of any character that you want. Creative variations on the bust theme, such as salt & pepper shakers, piggy banks, chess pieces, etc. are also welcome.

- Your bust can be done in any scale. Most commercially-available ones are sixth-scale or larger, but you can make yours any size you like.

- Traditionally, a bust is only supposed to consist of the head and upper torso, but you're allowed to do the entire upper body, including one, or both, arms, if you wish. With the exception of characters that don't have a lower body to begin with, like Ghostbuster's Slimer, complete figures are not acceptable as entries.

- Bases/stands are optional, but, generally, busts look better with them than without.

- Busts are usually static, but it's okay if yours is articulated (which will probably be the case if you're using an action figure as your base).

- If you choose to submit multiple characters as one submission, then they must ALL be in the form of a bust. For example, you may not submit a normal action figure with a bust as an accessory.

- You may utilize whatever base bodies, parts, materials, and tools you like to bring your statuary to life. You can repaint/modify an existing bust, repurpose the upper body of an action figure as one, or even sculpt it from scratch. Which three busts will stand head-and-shoulders above the rest and claim Figure Realm's gold, silver, and bronze trophies?
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Patraw
Managed by: Nobody

Console Wars
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Who's better? Sega or Nintendo? PS3 or Xbox 360? Capcom or Konami? You can decide with customs dedicated to gaming heroes ranging to old school Sonic and Mario to New School Cole Macrath n Master chief

-You may use any designs of the character you choose to make,whether it be, Old school, new school, concepts on the internet, your own design whatever you wish.
-characters who have been on there own consoles or arcade systems but switch over, like sonic or megaman, its still acceptable
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: SaiyanAssassin
Managed by: SaiyanAssassin

Gung-ho custom contest
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Wouldn't it be cool to have batman march onto gotham, looking like the punisher? or to have spiderman pull out machine gun and splat venom up against the wall? Well this custom contest is about making superheroes or characters then pulling armour, guns and ammo all over them. Characters that usually come with lots of guns, such as punisher, aren't really encouraged.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: ROBOBUB1801
Managed by: Nobody
Heroes Nations
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There are many heroes (and sometimes villains) who carry the colors of their respective countries on their suits : Captain America, Captain Canuck, Iron Patriot, Captain Britain, Vindicator, Sabra, Union Jack, Collective Man, Uncle Sam...
Now rise Realmers and, ask not what the Realm can do for you; ask what custom you can do for the Realm! Be proud ! And for this contest, create a figure existing or original who symbolizes a country.
And first of all ! Enjoy !
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Frenchtouch
Managed by: Nobody

Horror Character custom contest
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Ever wanted to make up or use movie,comic, of video game horror character. Now it's your chance to do it. They can be made up or base on movies comics or video games. Ican be simple. Can be anything as long as it horror or scary related. Yes zombies are allowed in this custom contest. Okay characters like jigsaw the puppet, and other horror movie or video game horror character are allowed. Or you can create a horror character up. You could create a new costum for the horror character also dioramas are allowed.

MOD COMMENTS: This description needs some work. Maybe some more examples of what is allowed as well?
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Racoon21
Managed by: Racoon21

Iconic Covers
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Alright, methinks I have a pretty gnarley idea chicos y chicas: ICONIC COVERS! Say u wanna re-create Detective comics # 27, The poster to Conan The Barbarian, Sgt.Peppers album cover or I dunno; the cover of the Frankenberry cereal IT'S ALL GOOD, BABY! :shock: \:D/

I can already see who could win(not naming names) but this IMO, could really bring out some dope entries... :idea:

Any takers?

Mist
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: NONE
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Redmist
Managed by: Nobody

Light Up My Life
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So, you've got a figure with a detailed sculpt, a killer design, and great paint apps, but what else can you do to kick it up yet another notch? How about making it shine like the proverbial star? If nothing else, light-up toys make great improvised flashlights when the power goes out!

- There are no restrictions on subject matter for this challenge, beyond Figure Realm's general content rules. So, you can make whomever, or whatever, you want, so long as your custom somehow incorporates a light-up feature. Said illumination can be integrated into the figure itself, an accessory, or even a base.

- The light-up feature MUST be electronic in nature. Light-piping, sparking flints, real flames, glow-in-the-dark plastic/paint, etc. don't count.

- We recognize that not every customizer has the skills, tools, or know-how necessary to add a light-up feature to a toy that doesn't have one. That being the case, you're allowed to simply repaint/modify a toy that already has a light-up feature built into it.

- At least one of your entry photos MUST exhibit the light-up feature of your custom in action. You're free to use your remaining photos however you see fit. And no cheating with photoshopped light effects; your entry has to actually light-up!

- Instead of a figure, and provided that they incorporate a light-up feature, vehicles and playset/dioramas are also acceptable as entries. For example, you could make a car with working headlights or a museum exhibit with illuminated glass display cases.

- You may utilize whatever base bodies, parts, materials, and tools you like to bring your luminous creations to life. Which three light shows will dazzle Figure Realm's voters and take home the gold, silver, and bronze awards?
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Patraw
Managed by: Nobody

Living in a Fantasy Custom Contest
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So, everyone knows what Final Fantasy is right, kupo? Well, here's a contest just for that overly popular series, kupo!

The idea of this contest is to create a figure or diorama of a person, creature, vehicle, place, or event that belongs in a Final Fantasy world. The rules are simple: you must somehow incorporate Final Fantasy into the figure. In any way, shape, or form. Wanna make someone or something already in Final Fantasy? Go ahead! Wanna make a character fit for Final Fantasy? Sure, just have a backstory that makes sense for that world! Not really all that familiar with Final Fantasy? Don't fret! For those who have never played it, you are also allowed to use a Final Fantasy figure as a base, given that it comprises the majority of the figure. Alternatively, you can outfit a character with any of the unique weapons from the series, just be sure to mention what weapons they are! Still having trouble? Take a look at the various monsters and summon creatures, many of them are based on mythologies that you might be familiar with!

Also, for those who may have caught them, any pun customs based on pop culture references in or in reference to Final Fantasy are also allowed (ie Biggs and Wedge).

Also also, Kingdom Hearts characters are allowed if and only if they have directly interacted with a Final Fantasy character and are not a Disney character (therefore, characters such as Hercules and Merlin are not allowed, despite interacting with Cloud and Squall; and SqEnix characters such as Neku Sakuraba or the majority of Organization XIII would not be allowed). In addition, any outfits not seen by a Final Fantasy character are not allowed (such as Sora's Halloween Town outfit, Roxas's OXIII outfit [Shop Moogle doesn't count!], or Riku Replica).

As a final note (no pun intended), online Final Fantasy game characters are limited to key NPCs; no created characters are allowed.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Danyx Eleven
Managed by: Nobody

Mutants Custom Contest
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Everyone loves them whether they've sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them, or wants to terrorize humans they're Mutants. The goal of this contest is very simple. all you have to do is create Mutants both heroes and villains, or Mutant related characters. At the end of the day if it's anything connected to X-Men or Mutant characters in general it's allowed.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: thecablespot
Managed by: Nobody

NERD Nation!!
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If you're a nerd & proud of it...stand up!!! This contest is for all the nerdy characters in all genres to shine. Peter Parker, Clark Kent, Ghost Buster Egon, Spock, Bruce Banner, Brainy & Clumsy Smurf, Simpsons Millhouse, Baxter Stockman, Napoleon Dynamite and even Urkell or Saved By The Bell Screech Powers, they are everywhere!
The character you decide to create must have one of these qualities:
highly intelligent, physically or socially akward, clumsy, extremely into their hobbies, gets bullied or teased by their appearance..etc etc you get the picture.
It's time to bring out our nerdy side because to be honest we all have it in us.
Nerds are Cool!!
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: none
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: VicVeinz
Managed by: Nobody

out raged contest
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Have you been angry? Make your own figure an angry red lantern!
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: batbat99
Managed by: Nobody
Power Cosmic
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They roam the galaxy some doing good, and others causing chaos, either way they wield the power cosmic. The goal of this contest is to create a cosmic character it's that simple. any cosmic character is allowed whether its Marvel, DC, etc.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: thecablespot
Managed by: Whiteaker15

Spidey Custom Contest
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We all know him he's a childhood icon for most people both child or adult it's Spider-Man. The goal of the contest is to make a Spider-Man costume, villain, or supporting character.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: thecablespot
Managed by: Whiteaker15

Terrific Toons
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Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Perhaps the classic Looney Toons or Tom & Jerry, maybe someone from the 80's or 90's or even today's modern stuff? Well this is the contest for you! All you have to do is make a cartoon character of your choice. Use your imagination and have fun!
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: AwesomeC
Managed by: AwesomeC

What Nintendon't
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Sega has always rivaled nintendo. Actually, mostly just in the Nineties. But SEGA has always had a special place in my heart, and in the gaming communities heart as well. The purpose of the contest is to make a re-imagining of Sega's greats. Sonic, Crazy taxi, Golden axe, Alex kidd etc.
Status: In Progress
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: No
Created by: Nomsonfacekcool
Managed by: Nobody

Ready for Approval
...The And
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Stories end, villains die and the hero rides off into the sunset. Not anymore. Welcome to my nightmare. Believe it or not, life goes on and on and on even long after everyone around you...including you die. When you get right down to it, nothing ever truly ends. The only thing for certain is the And...

The purpose of this contest is to find out what happens next.
It can be what happened after Characters, it can show a unique glimpse into the afterlife including hellish and heavenly depictions, and my personal favorite welcoming of the undead. The list goes on... remember it's the And.
Status: Ready for Approval
Size Restrictions: none
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: LuvNidleness
Managed by: LuvNidleness

Cranky Pants
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You know those characters that are always angry? Anti-heroes, I'm talking about anti-heroes! The margin of anti-hero is somewhat stretched when it comes to characters, so there is a wide variety of characters!
~Guidelines~
*Characters that were once anti-heroes in a certain incarnation are allowed. E.g. Spider-Man, Superman

*Characters who fight for their own cause, not just for justice, are also allowed. E.g. Vegeta, Punisher

*And of course, Wolverine, Batman, Moon Knight, and all the other common ones that everyone knows are allowed!

I wish you all the best of luck, and have fun with it!!!
"Until next time!" - He-Man
Status: Ready for Approval
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: schnibble
Managed by: schnibble

Mash-up Monday
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We have arrived. Blurred lines make this revolution! And with the twisted minds of the best customizers in the land, this contest will showcase the elite mash-up's that bring it to a whole new level. Come with your A-game because we're hungry and we're gonna forget our manners!

The purpose of this contest is to take 2 or more genres, trades, comic companies, movie genres and or characters and mash them up. Examples of these are all over the place, from spoofs to crossovers. Street Fighter Turtles, Marvel and DC crossovers of everything. Mortal Kombat Smurfs, Street Fighter Muppets, Power Rangers of Eternia, Mario Bros Disney, Nfl re-imagined, etc.
Status: Ready for Approval
Size Restrictions: none
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: LuvNidleness
Managed by: LuvNidleness

Approved
Robin Rubbege
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Robin, the boy wonder, an icon for years. This contest is mainly for customs of the boy wonder himself. There will be no other bat-family members unless re-interpreted as Robin. Original versions of Robin are allowed. Other identities for Robin, such as Nightwing, are allowed also. Well realmers, I wish luck to all of you in this contest.
Status: Approved
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Fig-Lord
Managed by: Fig-Lord

Superior Beings
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We've seen the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Venom, and the Superior Carnage. This is your chance to create your own superior heroes, villains, or original characters.
-There are no size restrictions for this contest.
-If you are basing your superior character concept off of a preexisting character, It must have the same basic characteristics as that character(Example: Spider-Man has web swinging, wall crawling, super strength, enhanced agility. Superior Spider-Man has all of that, plus, greater intellect, better technology, ruthlessness.
-No base is off-limits for this contest(DC, MARVEL, Sota, etc.)
-The Superior Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage are legible for this contest as well.
Status: Approved
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: Whiteaker15
Managed by: Whiteaker15

Yellow Brick Road
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We're off to Emerald City Dorothy! Everyone will be there, from Auntie M to the Wizard of OZ, and your little dog too! So bring out your Ruby Red Slippers, Flying Monkeys and your Lollypop Guild, because we're going Somewhere Over the Rainbow for this custom contest.We must be on the look out for Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my, but we will have a great time when we follow the Yellow Brick Road, because there's no place like home when we're in this contest.

Simple rules for this contest: Any Wizard of Oz Character, from books, movies etc, and any re-imagination of any character as a Wizard of Oz character and or citizen of Emerald City. Dioramas are welcomed and accepted and so are original characters that would fit into the land of OZ.
Status: Approved
Size Restrictions: None
Allow Dioramas: Yes
Allow Original Characters: Yes
Created by: LuvNidleness
Managed by: LuvNidleness

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