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Yes, it's dress up lottery time again! Please read the whole journal before taking part, failure to follow the rules will lead to instant disqualification from the lottery.


What is this about? In January 2012 I hosted a lottery where people could send in entries on mini dress ups they'd like to see, and I randomly picked some entries and chose some of my favourites and made an advent calendar on them, uploading a new dress up every day until December 25th. This year I'll do the same; the winners on this lottery will be featured in the 2013 Advent Calendar.


PARTICIPATION RULES

1) Read and understand the rules. Fail to abide by them and you're out right away, it's not my fault if you can't be bothered to learn them.
2) The following will lead to disqualification as well:
      :snowflake: Trying to request/suggest/give ideas for/etc dress ups
      :snowflake: Multiple entries by one person; only one entry per person is allowed
      :snowflake: Usage of chatspeak.
3) If you don't understand the rules or you're unsure about your reference pictures you're welcome to ask more before taking part.
4) You have time until April 30th 2013, 11:59 PM GMT. Entries after this will be ignored.
5) Send your entry as a NOTE (not a comment). Use "Dress up lottery : *SUBJECT OF YOUR ENTRY*" as the title of your note.
6) I reserve the right to update the rules in case I remember something important.




ENTRY RULES

In your note write the name of the series/theme and the character(s) you want to have in the dress up and include links to your reference pictures. You can give further explanation on the pictures in words if you want only a part of the outfit from them included or there is something else that should be noted about them. Please note that I only draw stuff from reference pictures you provide; If you can't be bothered to search the reference don't except me to do it either.

1) The entry (both characters and their outfits) should be only about one series (or movie, game, etc) OR it should have some other common theme (such as magical girls, characters by the same author etc. "Random characters I like from different series" is not an acceptable theme.)
2) The amount of the "items" in your entry should be between 40 and 70. Each of the following count as one "item":

      :snowflake: Piece of clothing (such as shirt, pair of shoes, glasses, necklace)
      :snowflake: Alternative hairstyle
      :snowflake: Alternative character
         :snowflake: Character creator of a series/theme is ok. In this case, each changeable option (eye style, front hair, skirt, pair of shoes etc) is one "item". Alternative body styles (sex, weight, pose etc) are not allowed.

Last year counting the items raised a lot of questions. Here is some visual aid if you feel you need any.

3) Only one doll per game (so no couples dress ups). Please only pick characters of the same sex if you include alternative characters. I only draw one base body so If you have characters of different body types please state whose body type I should use as a base.
4) I will not draw:
      :snowflake: Anything over PG-13
      :snowflake: The doll from photos or photorealistic drawings; I need a drawing for reference.
      :snowflake: Furries (animal ears and tail are ok but the doll must be human)
      :snowflake: Anything from Naruto, Bleach or Twilight the vampire book, or Pinkie Pie the pony
      :snowflake: Original characters (OCs).
Anything else is ok.
5) Reference pictures should be clear enough that a person not familiar with the series is able to use them for drawing reference. EXAMPLE: This is a good reference picture. These are not: (no colours), (not showing the whole outfit), (too small). If the picture is cut so that you can't see something properly please use an additional picture(s) to back it up.
6) Count the "items" in your request and include the number to your entry. This is important so I can throw out the entries by people who can't be bothered to even consider the effort that has to be put to the game so don't forget it!





CHOOSING THE WINNERS

:snowflake: After the dead line for the lottery is over I will write an algorithm that randomly chooses 19 of the accepted entries. Additionally, I will choose four entries I like best to be included with the winners, and one entry was a prize for one of my previous contests. (I'll decide what to do with the 25th later if you're thinking that the numbers don't add up to an advent calendar)
:snowflake: The results of the lottery will not be published or told to the winners, everyone will get to know the winners when opening the advent calendar next December. All good children should know that you're not supposed to know the contents of the advent calendar before the day you open it :iconwormhappy35plz:
:snowflake: The names of the winners and what they requested will be included in the finished dress up product.
:snowflake: If a winner is banned or if they spam, troll, beg for art/points/whatever or otherwise act like an idiot on my DA page before the release of the advent calendar they will be disqualified and someone else is chosen instead.






How you should count the "items" is not absolute and it's not a problem if you miss a shirt or two; it's there just so that it's easier for me to rule out people who try to stuff in 200 items without thinking anything at all.






Alright, I think that is all. Good luck to everyone who intends to participate!
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:iconkagura81:
Kagura81 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me, but for a character creation entry, do picking color options for the characters count as part of the 40-70 items we're allowed to have? Or how does the color part of a character creation entry work? Many thanks -Kagura
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure what the "for the characters" part means, but...

Count each colour picking option once. Like, you have ten different shirts, that is ten items. You want the shirts to have a colour picking option, that is one item (total so far 11). You want the shirt to have a secondary colour option, that is one item (total so far 12). You have five different shoes (five items) and you want a colour change option for them (one item, total so far 18).
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:iconkagura81:
Kagura81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So if I have ten pairs of pants, it would be eleven total including the color change option? And then if I wanted a secondary color (like a stripe on the leg) that would be twelve?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes that's how it would work for the pants.
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:iconkagura81:
Kagura81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok, I got another question (sorry to be a bother ^^; ) But my question is, for character creators, is the items max number still 70? Or can we go a little higher? And if so how high? I just to be sure before I get to into my idea and turn it into a massive mess ^^;
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
70 is the max limit for any entry. If it goes above it with a few items it's not a problem if there's a good reason for it. For example, if your entry is about a series with ten important characters, but you run out of "items" at nine it'd be ok to include the tenth character even if the item total went to 74 because of that.

The "it's ok to go above 70 items if there's a good reason" is not an excuse to include random extra items once you've gone past 70 though.
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:iconkagura81:
Kagura81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Alright, thank you for answering my question! =) Have a good day =)and thanks again
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:iconkagura81:
Kagura81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I get it now. Thanks for the help! =)
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:iconkingdomheartsgirl57:
kingdomheartsgirl57 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Violet Baudelaire from the book and movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events please?

Movie version
Costume guide of her dress here
[link]
Book version
[link]
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:iconkingdomheartsgirl57:
kingdomheartsgirl57 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sent you a note of my entry.I read the rules.
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:iconkingdomheartsgirl57:
kingdomheartsgirl57 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I better send a note sorry.
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:iconchris9821:
Chris9821 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
would Assassins creed characters be okay? because i don't know the PG system only the FSK
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a problem what the rating of the subject is, what matters is that I won't draw anything that would require a mature content warning on dA (like topless women or dismembered limbs etc), nor do I want to see reference images like that. If you can link me to reference pics where the characters are clothed you're good even if the original game was rated mature content.
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:iconladyrosalune:
LadyRosalune Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How would the reference picture work for a character creation entry? And I assume I would be responsible for finding references for all outfits even in such an entry, correct?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you'll have to find all the references. For something extremely simple as "ankle length socks" you don't have to look for a specific reference as long as the whole entry isn't like that.

Just link to the pictures and write something like "for the shirt options I want the shirt from these pictures [link][link][link] and the red-haired character's shirt from this [link], the shoe options for these pictures [link][link]" etc.
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:iconladyrosalune:
LadyRosalune Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok. I don't have time to participate this year then, but I look forward to see what you will do and hopefully I'll be able to participate next year. Thanks.
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if there will be a lottery next year (making 25 dress ups is pretty time consuming) so if you want to take part I recommend doing it this time, there's still two weeks left.
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SailorSenshiAmber Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If something like gloves (that look exactly the same) come up in more than one outfit, will they just count as 1 item?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Each item only counts once.
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SailorSenshiAmber Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Alright, thanks :)
And I'm really sorry to bother you with these questions, but, if theres more than 1 person in the picture, but only one is being used as a reference, if I specify which one is that okay??
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes that is ok.
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:iconjaybiejarrett:
JaybieJarrett Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Just wanted to ask about the idea submitted. It was based on a dress up you already did except a boy version. I didn't know whether I should link you references to something you already drew because that would be kinda redundant. I apologize if I did something wrong.
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:iconjaybiejarrett:
JaybieJarrett Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Edit: On second thought please disregard my entry. I apologize for not reading the notes on the original thing.
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:icontealangel:
Tealangel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
Can you do a Hetalia Character Creator?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should have read the journal you commented on...
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:iconesmeraldapaola:
esmeraldapaola Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I sent u a note. It's about My little pony. I hope it got sent my computer is a little crazy.
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:iconerinprimette:
ErinPrimette Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are OCs still unacceptable for this lottery?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For this one they are not accepted.
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:iconlamiascale4ever:
Lamiascale4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
JUST PICK FAIRY TAIL
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should have read the rules if you wanted to take part.
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votederpycausemufins Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
please do a lil pri dress up. there are 3 main characters
[link]
[link]
[link]
each one can be a normal little girl but can change into a popstar to... wait, full plot is a no no. any way, it's best to have them younger and maybe let the dress up in the popstar costumes. they also have 'ma-pets' which could be used as well.
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm you should have read the rules if you wanted to take part.
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votederpycausemufins Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, i read the wrong part.
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:iconderpzumi:
Derpzumi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can the outfits be from photos? :)
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outfits can be from photos.
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:iconpichu799:
pichu799 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D you did awesome last year!!! can't wait to see this year's~
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:iconkazza-spexy:
kazza-spexy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
":snowflake: The doll from photos or photorealistic drawings; I need a drawing for reference."
Does this mean that I couldn't use as a referance?

(I was thinking of submitting a Loki or (male)Avengers themed dress up, and before I start I was checking if I should look for the animated versions or if the movie ones would be ok.)
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Use what as a reference?
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:iconkazza-spexy:
kazza-spexy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Oops... I forgot the link.

[link]
Something like this (or a full body one when I can find it)
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is too realistic, I can't draw the face from that.

For the outfit that would be ok reference.
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:iconkazza-spexy:
kazza-spexy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
How about this for the face? [link]

(Sorry for still asking about all this, but I want to make sure it's all alright)
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is ok.
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:iconkazza-spexy:
kazza-spexy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Awesome~ *Ges to work on the note*
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:iconkazza-spexy:
kazza-spexy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Forgot the link.... [link] This but a bigger clearer one of course
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:iconichirainbowlove:
ichirainbowlove Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
did u get my entry
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I did.
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:icondimplle:
dimplle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
is it to late to participate?
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:iconhapuriainen:
Hapuriainen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The date when the lottery ends is in the rules.
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:icondimplle:
dimplle Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Yeah i should have before.questioning
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:iconeiburine:
Eiburine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are we allowed hold-items like swords and other props?
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