TPP round 1

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TPP round 1

Post by Consonanta » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:03 pm

I sincerely hope to complete this doll, though this is unlikely to happen. D:

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Please let me know which pattern would be more suitable, or whether I should pursue a new pattern altogether.

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Given the theme of the first round, I found Klefki to be a suitable Pokemon for the Smart contest based on its movepool, though reflecting this attribute in her choice of clothing is rather more difficult for me.
I do not know what a "smart" cocktail dress would entail; I am contemplating combining the second and third outfits depicted in this image at the moment, but I welcome all sartorial suggestions. C:
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Re: TPP round 1

Post by AxxKat » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:12 pm

I'm really not sure how much I should be saying because I'm judging but for smart-looking outfits I would aim for maybe something with a lot of straight lines or bold prints. Keep in mind it's gotta be cocktail attire so maybe peek at an online clothing catalogue for something new and trendy :)

Oooooor maybe there is some inspiration you could gather from previous smart-trait gym leaders to see how the pokemon world does it :)

Good luck! I hope you finish!! Klefki is a neat choice :)
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Re: TPP round 1

Post by Shixam » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:42 pm

AxxKat wrote:Keep in mind it's gotta be a cocktail dress
Well, technically it doesn't have to be a dress. Technically the round just says "cocktail attire." So another idea is, if you have trouble with a dress, you could see if a cocktail outfit for a guy might work better for her. You don't have to stick with a dress just because you're choosing to doll a female character. :wink:
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Re: TPP round 1

Post by AxxKat » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:32 am

Sugar, my bad, Shix!! I should have just said attire!! Not dress!!

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Post by Dragyn » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:37 am

When I think of "smart" I think of school girls and business women. You could take inspiration from those and then "couture" the outfit. Fancy collar, large bow, bowtie, suspenders, etc.

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Re: TPP round 1

Post by Consonanta » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:19 am

Thank you all for your excellent advice! I have integrated what I believe to be businesslike elements into two dress designs, though I still cannot decide with certainty.
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I may add key-inspired accessories as well later on.

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Re: TPP round 1

Post by Phoenigette » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:55 pm

i like the first outfit. i think it's cute and pretty flattering
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Re: TPP round 1

Post by 4br4 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:49 pm

I agree, the first I think goes better with Klefki. c:

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Re: TPP round 1

Post by Consonanta » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:22 am

Thank you, friends!
Which pattern would be the "smartest", so to speak?
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Re: TPP round 1

Post by Dragyn » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:21 pm

I like the pinstrips but I'm not feelings the color.

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Re: TPP round 1

Post by 4br4 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:14 am

I like the vertical stripes because they're very business-y and remind me of classic smarts, but I like the criss-cross pattern (far left) the most on the dress specifically. idk I like the color but I think it needs a little more. Sorry for no help :< Beautiful work so far though.

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