Custom Characters – Thirst for greater things

It’s so wonderful to get something unique and special when you tell your own story! When the official toy sets can’t satisfy all my wants they give me the motivation for the exciting creative process. Pens, pencils, paper, decorative clay and glue transform into the instruments for my micro workshop, and all my tiny friends merrily gather in the artists’ room. They don’t know who they will be… We have different interests and our custom minifigures depend on our imagination.

So what do the Custom Heroes mean to me?

1) Favorite characters

The simplest reason why I create my minifigures is the possibility to share my favorite movie characters’ adventures. For example, I had much fun making a costume and a luxurious armchair for Norman Osborn, mad scientist who entered into a dialogue with his dark alter-ego. The style of his personal props is made to the finest details and I wanted to show them through the prism of Toy Photography.

Norman Osborn with his armchair and the mask
Norman Osborn / The Green Goblin (“Spider Man” movie, 2002)

2) National charm

LEGO Travelling is one of my favorite themes in Toy Photography. What a positive and rich scope for creativity! With my friends I have the incredible possibility to visit different countries, find out about national costumes and beautiful traditions.

The Samurai is accepting the guest
“Welcome, new Samurai”!

3) Completeness of storytelling

When I unite all the characters from a movie/book I show each person’s role in the story. I can reveal their feelings and recreate the real atmosphere of a scene. So, the Toy Photography can be realized on a cinema operator or writer’s level.

Friends Gaston and LeFou are riding horses
Gaston and LeFou, funny and cheerful friends from “Beauty and the Beast” movie
4) Aesthetic aspect

The character’s individuality consists of make-up, dress design, hairstyle and many other important details. It’s a real art and it’s so interesting to take part in it as a costume designer and stylist!

Beauty and the Beast are dancing in the castle
“Beauty and the Beast” movie, 2017

Studying the special stage props, we can find out about the person’s life, traits and history.

The witch Seraphina Picquery with her crown
Seraphina Picquery, President of the Magical Congress; “Fantastic Beasts” movie

Have you ever made the custom minifigures for your photos? Do you often use them in your stories? Who is your favorite custom character?

 Thanks for your attention!

Ann @Miss_Feklista

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8 Comments

  1. Great post Ann! I love your custom minifigures and all the costumes and details you put into them. You are very talented! I could never make anything that detailed 🙂 I especially love the Beauty and the Beast minifigures – her dress is gorgeous! Seraphina Picquery is amazing too – love that headdress! 🙂

    Lynn

    • I’m so glad you like the post and the figures, dear Lynn! Thank you SO much for your kind words! I was inspired with this beautiful Disney movie. 🙂 As for Seraphina Picquery, her dress is even more interesting than the character. XD So I had fun making their costumes. Huge thanks again!

      Kind Regards,
      Ann.

  2. Mary Wardell

    I do love your craftsmanship & imagination in designing your characters and costumes. Like Janan I would love to see more of the ‘how’ as I haven’t the foggiest idea how to do any of this.

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