Alright, now the dead line for the dress up lottery
thing for this year's advent calendar has passed. The winners will be chosen as soon as I get to my other computer that has some kind of programming development enviroment so I don't have to play with the terminal. okay done. ended up using the terminal anyway.
If you are thinking whether your entry was accepted...
Reasons for disqualification were
Both males and females in the same entry
Less than 30 items
No references at all (just the name of series or character) or very few references, general attitude being "you do the research work for me".
Confusing refences linking to a site with many pictures of different characters instead of one specific picture
Characters or outfits from the "I will not draw these" list.
If you check the note you sent and see that it doesn't fall into any of these categories you can consider your entry accepted. Or actually, if you are even reading this it's very likely that it your entry was accepted, majority of the disqualified entries looked like the person hadn't read further than "send a note to get a dress up".
If you got a note back from me (e.g. "link X doesn't work") it means that there was nothing seriously wrong with your entry; I wouldn't bother sending any notes on an entry I was going to disqualify anyway.
The counting of the items "correctly" wasn't all that important; I can imagine that it can be confusing to someone who hasn't wasted a large amount of time on something like that ("Still let's see.... 50... 56... 60... 72 things to draw left until I can call this dress up finished!" is something I do a lot more than I should). In general the counting thing was there just so that people wouldn't ask for all the 200 characters with their 300 alternative outfits from their series of choice.
As for drawing, if there's something that seriously confuses me or is technically impossible to draw I will have to leave it out, but I will do my best to include everything that was in the entry (if your entry was on the edge of disqualification but got a pass for being almost ok I may be less interested in drawing absolutely everything). If something in the entry interests me very much I may draw something extra.
I think that was all, you'll start seeing the results of the lottery on December 1st.