Friday, June 4, 2010

Old and New - Sims 2 Loli Posts

Along with all my other bulky work, which some parts are finished while other parts aren't, I'm making swimsuits for your especially cute Sims!

Recently while looking for ideas I wandered onto this particular persons blog, which is wonderful I might add... and found the swimsuit of my many dreams. For a long time I wanted to make this myself, though I never had the time or the knowledge of what fabric to use... so now I decided to make it for my Sims. Of course, it will be for adults unless someone can tell me how to turn it into something for Teens without losing a lot of the beginning charm...

But I digress~ I'll be making it in Sweet, Dark and Simple.

So far I'm having a bit of trouble, though I'm asking around for a solution. This is what I have so far~

Still working on it, working on it. So wish me luck.


My Swimsuit? It's wonderful. After a few tweeks, it seems almost perfect, but I still want to make a few more changes to it. A most recent shot of them will come up once I upload them- but what about my other outfits? Ehh- they're done, but I'm busy with more projects to upload their screenshots. I'm only uploading this portion of the entry here so:

Planned Uploads:

x3 Jumpers {custom mesh}/Celebration Stuff DONE [x3 and x4 Jsks]
x3 Blouses {custom mesh} DONE [x4 Blouses]
x3 Skirts {custom mesh} DONE [x3 Skirts]
x3 Outfits {custom mesh}/Nightlife NOT DONE [MeshProblems]
x3 Underwearing {pre-made mesh} NOT DONE [What was I doing with this again?]
x3 Underwearing {custom mesh}DONE [x3 Underwearing]
x4 Lolita Hair Recolors DEFINATELY NOT DONE [Hair recolors are troublesome...]

x3 Blouses {custom mesh}
x3 Knickers {custom mesh}
x2 Huge Pompadour Hair

I've decided on a large project to do while resting from custom clothes- a full neighborhood with all additional neighborhoods. Meaning a main + shopping + downtown + university. I'm planning to make this only for those people who have spent time and money to get all the expansion packs. Although Maxis has loaded us up with enough content for several lifetimes... It feels right.

Also, it will include only one special custom lot and a good folder chock full of custom content required to run that lot and the owner of it.

Here's a preview:

I need a few more tweeking and more understanding of the many mumbo jumbo numbers- and that actually means studying. If this had a deadline I'd be dead by now. >:T

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lolita in the Sims 2


I've been working on a little project after I realized I could construct my ideas with 3D work. I've been using The Sims 2 as a way of viewing my creations and seeing how they'd look. It's easier to do this since before I could only scribble on a piece of paper the ideas for jumpers and one-pieces that I've had. But since then I've gotten a bit carried away...

I'm actually making an in-game store for lolita clothes... I guess it's a way for me to cope with the fact that there's no culture or history in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their art is about as unattractive as a teenager calling Myspace shots 'photography'. The good old Savannah is where I need to be, or at least Destin, Florida. I'm at least within seven hours away from my hometown.

I digress. I also need good shots of a few popular prints so I can attempt to make well known outfits in my game. I've made an Angelic Pretty jumper- but that's all other than my own designs. I'm surprising myself too, I'm starting to like more of Metamorphose's designs. It might be that I'm getting old, or that I'm depraved of things frilly and well-made. But I've decided to make a few of those too...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In One Month...

In one month I'll be moving back to Savannah and once I do that I'll be shopping at thrift stores as much as I can to find some broken down furniture I can lolify. At these times I'm glad I was a tomboy in my younger years or I would have never learned from my father how to make things out of lumps of wood. I also want a nice round table for my fiance and I to have breakfast on- though I'll have to measure it to a pre-existing round glass since I'd like to do the restaurant thing to put a tablecloth, then a glass plate to make cleaning easy.

One other thing I'm looking forward to is SCAD. I need to ask my friends about the fabric printing machines they have in the fashion design buildings. I have a lot of prints I made via computer that I would like to see stretched over some cotton based fabric. That would be nice- and a lot simpler for a lot of jumpers I have ideas of. Other than that...

3D Meshing has become a breeze for me. The only difference between outfits that go on 3D people and items are that... items are very much easier due to the fact that you don't have to place bone assignments on every single vertex. Once I'm completely done with my little line of jumpers and outfits I'll post them.

Which reminds me I need photos of several prints from brand companies since I want to try recreating the outfits in my Sims 2 game.

It's fun.