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July 3, 2012


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In short: Design a magical girl outfit for my character Beta. Best designer wins a dress up of their choice!

The dead line of the contest is over, you can't take part any more.

The Rules
1. Read this journal entry. I'm afraid that your chances of winning are rather slim if you don't.
2. If there's something unclear you're most welcome to ask more.
3. As said previously, the subject is to design a magical girl outfit for my character Beta.
4. You have time until October 1st 2012, 11:59 PM GMT. Entries after this will be ignored.
5. Only one entry per person. All entries are final and can't be replaced with a newer idea.
6. Only use your own art and not your friend's/sibling's/grandmother's/random internet person's whose art you stole/your goldfish's, or screen shots of dollmakers or dress ups.
     *You can use a base if you link to the source and the creator of the base explicitly states it's ok to use it
7. Mature Content entries are not accepted.
8. Do not remove the Deviation from your gallery until the winner is declared.
9. I (~Hapuriainen) will be the one to judge the entries. The winner is chosen based on the originality and creativity of the design, and how well it fits the character.
10. All entries will be posted in a compilation journal where the winner is also declared.
11. I may use the designs in non-commercial fanart. The designer(s) will be credited in the artist's comments.
12. I reserve the right to update the rules in case I forgot something super important.


The character is not really a magical girl, but if she were I'd give her snow/ice powers, and use (desaturated) turquoise, blue, green or white as the main colour(s) for the design.

Please colour your entry or at least describe the colours in the artist's comments if colouring is absolutely impossible.

Please draw the character too and not just the outfit.

Taking ideas from existing series is ok, but please make it an original design and not just a new member to Sailor Moon / Tokyo Mew Mew/ Winx /some other series.

You can draw a weapon too and it counts as a part of the outfit (and therefore is included in the judging of the whole design). You can draw other stuff too (like a background or pet or whatever) if you're feeling artistic, but they won't affect the judging.


:iconwormhappy35plz:EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!:iconwormhappy35plz:
This is a designing contest, not a drawing contest. I'll pick the winner solely based on the design, not based on who has the best drawing skills. And no medium is better than other, just because someone has an expensive drawing program does not mean that they have any better chances at winning than someone who uses coloured pencils. So please don't be afraid to take part! And especially, please don't comment "I'd like to take part but I can't draw....:(", for this contest I only care about your designing skills and not how anatomically correct you can draw a human.

How to participate
1. Draw the picture based on the rules above.
2. Upload it to your DeviantArt account.
3. Send me the following Note (not a comment):
     * Title "Magical Girl Beta Contest"
     * A link to your entry.
     * (whatever else you wish to say, optional)
4. Do not say anything about the game you'd like to request in case you win. I don't want the subject I'll have to draw to affect the judging in positive or negative way. I'll ask the winner about their request via note later.
5. Usage of chatspeak gets you disqualified.
6. When I read your note I will send you a note back so you know I've received your entry. If you do not get a note back within 3 days please inform me so we can make sure your entry didn't somehow disappear to the depths of internet.

The Prize
1. The size of the game I'll make and the effort put into it is something around this game.
2. The winner must be ready to tell me what outfits they want, "I don't know, just draw something" kind of indicates you're not interested in the prize.
3. The winner must be ready to help with providing decent reference if it's a series I'm not familiar with.
4. I will not draw:
     * Anything past PG-13
     * The doll from photos or photorealistic drawings (way past my skill level, I need a drawing for reference)
     * Furries (animal ears and tail are ok but the doll must be human)
     * Naruto, Bleach, Twilight (the vampire book) or Pinkie Pie.
Anything else is ok. Outfits can be from photos.
5. I'll discuss the content of the game with the winner after the results have been published, please don't talk about it until the winner is declared.
6. I reserve the right to postpone the making of the game in case I get sick etc. But I'll try to make it as soon as possible.
7. If the winner doesn't reply with a subject (and reference) within 4 weeks of the time I send them a "you won!" note someone else gets the prize.

I think that was all. Good luck to everyone who plans to participate!:iconllama-plz:
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mishihime Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this contest is something im pretty good at...usually ^_^
mind if i join, luv?
it will be in pencil on paper tho.
Hapuriainen Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome to take part (just remember that the dead line is pretty soon).
i'm currently working on it
renaxakai Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd want to enter, but I kinda don't want to have someone make a dress-up for me, I'd kinda rather have someone help me with the one that I want to make.

It's a MEGA TMM one, where you create your own Mew Mew.
Hapuriainen Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a dress up tutorial in my gallery if that's of any help.
renaxakai Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'll look at it, when I actually start the project.
Can you be commissioned for dress up flashes?

Just curious cause when I ever have the money to, I would love to commission a complex dress up from you, cause I LOVE your dress ups and your costume designs even more. I know it would be expensive, though. :)
Hapuriainen Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it would probably be pretty expensive.

I have done commissions before, but at least right now I'm terribly busy with a lot of other stuff.

A "complex" dress up might be out of question anyway though (depending on how you define it). Even if I did get good money from it I still don't want to spend months on other people's ideas since it means for all that time I couldn't draw my own ideas that are always the most dear to me. [link] is about as complex I'm willing to do, anything much more would probably be too time consuming even if I was paid ten times the normal price.
I would actually consider the Snow White game pretty complex, I was thinking more like give you a character idea, a couple outfits, and then let you play around with your own hair/clothes ideas. You would then be free to use it as you wished, share it with your watchers, etc.

I'm sure whatever it costs would be worth it! I don't have money now anyway, but it's nice to know that maybe one day in the future you would be open to that sort of commission.
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