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First and foremost I wanted to say that you all made our decisions SO incredibly hard. Between myself, Mimi, Sirena, and Mariss... we were pretty much pulling out our hair making our decision.

The same thing from every one of the judges had been said. And that was: "We wish we could pull more names because there are SO MANY incredible contestants (as well as their artists backing them)."

And on an honesty level, you guys are the most incredible creative souls out there. The designs, your posing-- everything had me incredibly floored with each 'photo' that I've seen.

(And speaking out of character for a moment...) You guys are what keeps this fandom going. Your guys' enthusiasm, love of the characters (that goes for the established characters as well as your own original characters), and just overall tenacity. I've seen the good and bad of what this fandom can do to people-- and I know that you guys are the among the best. Everyone i've interacted with here has been incredibly accepting and insanely nice-- not just to myself, but I've seen the help and love being spread to others as well. And I can't thank you all enough for spreading that joy around. :heart:

And now... for the contestants that will be moving on for the main competition...


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From left to right:

:iconnemoturunen: Aisling Skellington
:iconmunkiic: Wendi Gonquin
:iconiariaart: Vinca Tsvangir
:iconairinreika: Lilian
:iconmiss-bow: Lady Lain
:iconx-moonrose-x: Krake Piovra
:iconravennoodle: Ravenka Krueger
:iconnekomajo: Piranna Fisher
:iconkiokulovescheesecake: Charlie Ray
:iconsianalaurie: Tsuki Yomi
:iconwhimsii: Sandra Mannheim
:iconprincessabiliss: Atlanta Deep

The top photos from the challenege will be on display in the "Featured" folder.

The first challenge will be issued on February 1st. And the same will be said for the fan challenge as well. :)

I know some of the judges haven't been able to reach everyone as of yet. We really weren't expecting the number of people who auditioned hence why it's taking a bit longer than the norm. (Trying to balance real lives and things here..) But never fear! By the first, everyone will have been visited. :dance:

Thank you all so much for your incredibly beautiful submissions. :heart:
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Reiltra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth be told, i am quite disappointed that
Marionnette didn't make it into the top 12
But there's still the come back and fanart
left to do....
But if my doll can make it then i'll back up Lady Lain ♥
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Oracle01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm disappointed Marionnette didn't make it in. I know I had my personal eye on her. ♥

Oooh yus! The fun isn't over just because 12 were announced. OOOh no. I don't play that game. :laughing: This is supposed to be fun for all. All who want to allow for it, anyway...
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Reiltra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs* Marionnette was such a cutie in her audition picture and we just can not even begin to re-iterate enough times how amazingly difficult it was to pick the top 12 ;;

And yes there is always the comeback call and you totally should participate in the fan challenge because we would absolutely love to see more of Marionnette ;3;
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Reiltra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you're right :)
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SinayaStarChild Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it too late for me to enter Sonya stone?

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Oracle01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately it is too late to enter the main contest.. The Audion Deadline for the main contest was the 26th of January.

However.. you're still able to submit to the fan challenge from here on. :D

And if you'd like to submit your late audition to the group, that would totally be just fine. :heart: However, since the top 12 have already been picked we cannot accept her in.
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Augh, I wish you had been like 3-4 days earlier because she is so amazing looking ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
we /just/ picked the top 12 and finished commenting.
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SinayaStarChild Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww oh well maybe next time.
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Whimsii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeals like a little girl* I can't believe I made it :squee:
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G-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I am completely okay with this. I am happy to have recieved such amazing advice that I'm sure will improve my art. I know I tried my hardest and gave it all I got, and I'm happy with what I drew. I can say those are some goregeous ghouls you chose, AND CONGRATS TO THOSE WHO MADE IT!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for helping me with my art.
Im sooooo excited to see who wins! Now I can cheer people on without feeling like picking on Sabihah LOL.


PS Sabihah's fine too. She says the photoshoot was so fun! I also think what helped was I took her for Icecream!


BTW Is the Comeback Call still in act?
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Oracle01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww anytime! And if you are still in any need of... help or.. just wanna talk arty type stuffs.. well.. you know where we are. :hug: We're all incredibly happy to help and offer assistance when and where we can while we;re able to.

:giggle:

Awwh! Such a lucky ghoul! Got ice cream! :o I want ice cream!

And YES! The comeback call is totally still in effect in the event someone drops out. :nod:
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G-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you!
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mwah~! You should totally totallyyyyyy participate in the fan challenges 8D
/not mandatory by any means but they could be a whole lotta fun~!

And yup, the comeback call is still in effect should a ghoul have to drop out~
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G-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Im confused on how the fan challenge works....
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is kind of like the audition phase, instead of drawing your model in black with a star motif (or this first round being inspired by different musical genres) you will draw your ghoul in sleep over attire~

Each time a new main challenge is released, a new fan challenge will be released. Fan challenges are not judged, just for fun.
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G-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Is it still in act? Like, accepting?
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The fan challenges? Anyone can enter those~
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G-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Cool!
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RavenNoodle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh, one thing.... I'm only coming back to my city on the February 3rd.... when is going to be the first challenge deadline...? I'm traveling with my family, so I can't make the piece yet XD
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Oracle01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!

The first challenege Deadline is set for February 16th :D

Hehe. And it's no problem. it's been a real busy couple of days over on this side.
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think February 10th or so, There will be a little over a week (possibly if it is an extremely difficult round two weeks) to finish your entry~
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RavenNoodle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh, thank you so much <3
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

whoops, sorry I had outdated info for you there. Looks like the challenge is going to end February 16th at midnight so you should have plenty of time
< 3
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RavenNoodle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG I'm iiiiin!! Thank you so much <3
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xXxDechuu-KunxXx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang had a feeling i wouldn't make it oh well congrats people
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs* Even though you didn't make it you had a really wonderful entry ;3;
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xXxDechuu-KunxXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks lol but it turned out I wouldn't have time anyways o.o curses to the school system lol
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh booo school D|
Exchanging free time for knowledge :'c
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xXxDechuu-KunxXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously I rather be sewing or drawing Q~Q
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same QnQ
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xXxSakuma-KunXxX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats to them :3 such pretty ghouls~!
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NekoMajo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad I made it into the top 12, I can't wait for the next challenge. XD
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NemoTurunen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I'm so happy I made it!! ^_^ Congratulations to all the other models who passed, and sincerly compliments to all the others as well! :)
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PrincessAbiliss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
oh wow thankyou so much im so happy you liked atlanta enough to go through!
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Airinreika Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah Lilian passed... o.O i'm surprised.. i thought Marie o'nette will be on the top 12 too... well thank you for choosing Lilian, she will do her best in the next round
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WrongCog Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well <3 maybe another time ill make it in, good luck everyone :)
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations to all the lovely ghouls that made it through!!!! :heart:
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MunkiiC Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Im honored to have been chosen for such an awesome contest! Im really looking forward to finding out what the first challenge will be (and also very curious about the fan challenges)!! :D
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Miss-Bow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Holy-what-is-this.
I made it?
What have I committed myself to? XD

Thank you, judges, seriously~ Congratulations to the other winners. I look forward to competing against you all~ uvu
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww well I did have a feeling that I wouldn't make it. These people all did a bang up job! Altough I still feel a tad upset cause I was really enjoying being part of another contest. But we can't all be winners, I just gotta work up on my game and my shading lol. Pros always make it on top, I'm still an amateur trying my best.

Congrats to the winners!
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*snuggles*
Bawwww we really do wish that we could have had a ton more people, there were so many wonderful ghouls and mansters who auditioned and it was a super tough and long procedure to pick only 12 QnQ

But! We will be having a fan challenge so you can participate in that if you want! We would absolutely love to see more of Stacey *w*
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes I know! You guys did have so many to choose from.

The fan challenge, almost forgot about that! I'd love to try out...and so would Stacey!
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^W^ Good to hear! It's a slumber party theme for this week~
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is there a due date to have the entry in for? *working on it right now lol *
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to say that the 16th is the deadline but since I don't think they will be critiqued you can probably just do them at your leisure :3

/also I can not wait to sea~!!!!!!!
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okie dokie, I already am finished with the sketch now, so all I have to do is finish it on photoshop and I should have it done by tomorow. Good thing I've been sketching Stacey all day in different outfits :3
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iAriaArt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow...I honestly did not expect to get in! *crippling self-esteem issues right here*

I'm seriously tearing up right now, it means so much to me that you guys felt my Vinca/my art was worthy of passing through, and I will definitely do my best to do even better in the future rounds.

Thank you so much! <3

I look forward to what the first challenge is gonna be :D
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Tiny-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ghoul you worked hard on your entry and it showed < 3
We're so super happy that you are so excited for the first round, it's going to be a lot of fun~
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iAriaArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aw, well, thank you <3
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