More photos and more info on my latest pony mod, God Tier Twilight Sparkle. This idea has been kicking around in my head ever since I did that My Little Ponystuck doodle. I've had a Princess Celestia toy all ready to mod for months, but I never got around to getting that tiger until the most recent Homestuck flash update (!!!) reminded me that God Tiers are awesome.
It's a shame that I didn't realize till after the photoshoot that none of these pictures capture the little silver buttons that hold her hood around her ears. They really make the ensemble pop.
Anyway, the reason that Twiggy Sparks is an alicorn instead of just a unicorn comes from the implication that God Tier status transforms the player to be closer to their species' physical ideal-- the trolls, an insect-like species, gain giant butterfly wings when they ascend, and the humans gain the ability to fly. For ponies, I imagine that the alicorn is their "ideal," combining the strengths of all three pony races.
Her hood is pretty basic. I had a bunch of ideas for it based on her designation as the Scholar of Magic, and I wanted it to evoke the ceremonial hoods given to graduates receiving their masters' or PhD. The thing is, those hoods are designed to be worn down, and they don't translate well into actual Homestuck-esque godhoods. Plus, the little buttons! She's gotta wear her hood up to take advantage of those adorable buttons. Instead of a PhD hood, I gave her a stole bearing the symbol of her element, like those given to graduates with special distinctions. She's also got one of those breastplates like Princess Celestia wears, because why not?
This mod took so long, but it makes me sooo happy. Twilight Sparkle is my favorite pony, and this is the kind of pony I've wanted to make since I first started pony modding. She's not for sale, but if you'd really really like one of your own, we might be able to work out a price.