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Custom Princess Celestia by AleximusPrime Custom Princess Celestia by AleximusPrime
Well this has been done for far too long but computer issues kept me from being able to upload the final custom pic. But here she is now, custom Celestia, and I must say the best custom pony I have made yet!! :D

Unlike most of the time I used no clay for her, just Apoxie sculpt. But first I cut her doll hair and painted her white and the anklets, collar and crown gold and her cutie mark and eyes. She was covered entirely in paint. No more pink. Next was using some Apoxie sculpt to make the tail and mane which was a real challenge due to the shape of them and having to keep them propped up while hardening. When they were finally hardened, there were a lot of wrinkles and stuff but I used my dremel to sand them off and make them smooth. Also, when I let them harden, I kept them attached to her head and rear so that the tail would be the right distance above the ground (although it doesn't actually touch it but that's okay with me) and so the mane would fit on her head when I was ready to glue it on. I had to put plastic wrap on her head though cuz the Apoxie would harden and stick to her and I wanted to paint the hair separate. Next of course was painting them both and then attaching them with super glue and then sealing her entirely with Mod Podge. I also forgot to mention that I removed her regular horn as it was too short and dull and replaced it with a longer and sharper one made out of Apoxie.

Yeah, I'm pretty amazed at how I pulled this off with my first, and so far only, custom Princess Celestia! I'll certainly try it again and put her up for an auction on eBay. She'll be expensive if I do though so prepare yourself if you wanna purchase one.

One last thing is that her crown is in fact removable. I shaved off part of the 2 back parts that curl around under her ears cuz putting it on would have been tighter and therefore caused paint scratches. She has a carving in her mane right behind where the crown is that was originally meant to accommodate space for the crown but it ended up not needing that. Her collar on the other hand is glued permanently.

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FiM Lauren Faust
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lag-roil Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you could send these to Hasbro and get them licensed and sold.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well they're already making plenty of ponies like this in the Funko line.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
She's regally white all around. You're such a genius. ^.^
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TheatherOfAWitch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The flowiness <3
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0RavensRequiem0 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's absolutely beautiful and one of the best customs I've seen so far! Fantastic craftsmanship and attention to detail, great colors [they match beautifully], and wonderful proportion. Now, I'd reeeeeeeally like to see you do a custom model for Luna; I bet she'd be amazing! :squee:
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) I'm very impressed with how well I handled it and I will definitely try my hand at Luna some time down the road! :D
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tomw20 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
That is AMAZING.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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DarkMagicianmidgit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Next step. MAKE THE HAIR ACTUALLY MOVE! But that'd be cool!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's kinda impossible unless I wanna use cloth or something...
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theifkingbakura1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you did an amazing job*thumbsup*
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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Husky-Foxgryph Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool mane :la:
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Tekaramity Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Yep, you own one of the snazziest customs around! 8'D You'll definitely be the toast of the town now (well, you SHOULD at least). Masterful job sir~ :clap:
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is hard to customize her so there might not be a lot out there. It would be a really good thing to show off at a con though. :nod:
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White-Snow-Lightning Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Very nice.
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DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Nicely done! :D
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Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She looks awesome!

:giggle: He mane and tail remind me of Laffy Taffy.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: That is so gonna be a new thing: Celestia has laffy taffy hair! XD Actually, they both did look like that after they hardened cuz they were smooth and shiny but I had to sand them down so they got less shiny but now they are again and they have color! XD
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Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: All the tourists will want to come see the princess and taste her hair!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Watch out for Pinkie!
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Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pinkie could probably get Princess Celestia completely in her mouth, then spit her out after getting all the taffy off! :iconpinkiepiesmileplz:
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well this has already been done [link] so I'm sure Pinkie can do it. XD
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Obsessor0fThings Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's rich! :rofl:
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XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done there, I can only point out one thing that I think that could be better. Her cutiemark is a little small compared to what it looks like in the show.

But it's not something that I would nag at you to redo, painting things like that are a pain in the ass.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I was kinda worried about making the cutie mark so it ended up a bit small.
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XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, minus how small it is I'd say you did a pretty good job on the detail of it~
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mc1964 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What I've always wondered is how she manages to avoid stepping on her own tail.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It must be pretty special..
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StarSwirl12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I REALLY like her mane!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! :D
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
The only way this could be better, would be if her mane somehow actually moved.
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Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I'd sell my soul for her ._.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But she's not for sale anyway! :P
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Werewolf9098 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I know xD
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HealerCharm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL~!! :wow: :iconawwwplz: This is one of the most amazing customs you have ever created~! :love: :heart:
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! I can only imagine how much better they can get!
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HealerCharm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll say, you are improving so well c:
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm excited for it and I can't wait to make more!
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HealerCharm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, keep them coming~ :la:
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply elegant Alex. Just awesome.
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RandomPerson78642 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Simply astounding.

Although, her cutie mark seems like just a yellow speck. Needs to be much larger.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just yellow? Are you talking about the whole thing or just the middle?
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RandomPerson78642 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Well, the whole thing needs to be enlarged a bit, but now that I look at it the middle is actually fine.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The proportions are right but it does need to be bigger. I made the rays first and then the 2 center circles and when i made the rays, I didn't make them stretch out quite as much probably cuz I was being extremely cautious while doing it since I have to do that when painting really little things like cutie marks.
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batosan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is some really fine work! I was going to attempt the same work in milliput, but my Luna is kicking my butt!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like use milliput for the hair?
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batosan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! Thought to do a full wire frame work too! This might eliminate any drooping in the sculpting process. I seriously love how you draped the mane over the front of the head and one eye! I was going to go over the right ear and out. It still may happen but not too soon!
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure how milliput works differently from apoxie but I didn't need any wires really. Apoxie sculpt becomes rock hard and very tough and the hair is pretty thick all the way through in most spots enough that it won't snap or shatter easily. The horn on the other hand is fragile considering it's thin nature but I wouldn't worry about it. This girl will stay safely on my shelf for me to gaze in awe at! :D
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batosan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quote= "This girl will stay safely on my shelf for me to gaze in awe at!" Gaze away!You have earned it!
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