(Dress up F.A.Q. here)
The (random) winners have now been chosen for the 2016 Dress Up Advent Calendar. My personal picks are still up in the air though there are already many strong contenders. Thanks to everyone who participated! All the entries have been hidden to keep the secret of the advent calendar a bit more secretive, so if you didn't go through through and list them all earlier you missed your chance. Ha!
With this year's comment entries I didn't bother checking every single character and link or start nitpicking every time an entry had both male and female characters, if there was way too much or too little content, if some of the links didn't work, the entry was about a character creator for a subject I find un-character-creator-able or something else weird. If the winning entries happen to have unclear situations and the participant didn't specify which is the most important thing for them I'll just use my own judgement (which probably means picking the solution that's the most convenient for me).
Fun fact: one of the winners was a subject I've already been working on for a while and which is actually nearing complete. So I used my randomiser code to give a new winner... and the same subject came up again (suggested by a different person). Second re-try gave someone else who was also already on the winner list. And the third re-try gave the same goddamn subject again for the third time. Sure, this particular entry had multiple people suggesting it, but man did the random number gods love it. Since I don't want to reveal my future dress up subjects in advance it did feel a bit bad that I couldn't tell people that they wasted their entry on something I was going to draw anyway, but if it's any consolation, at least they'll get their preferred subject in a much larger scale than what they'd get from an average lottery entry.
The next time you'll hear of the Advent Calendar should be in December, so that's all about it for now!