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Old 01-01-2017, 09:53 PM



Each week, one or two members have the opportunity to be chosen to win Admin's Pick.

If you can put together a particularly stylish, fun, or eye-catching outfit then there's a good chance that it could be you!

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Remember that this isn't about being the best dressed! Admin's Pick isn't about having a better outfit than anyone else, but about standing out from the crowd and catching an admin's eye.

Each Admin is looking for something different, so don't pander to anyone! Using items creatively, having a clever theme, and creating a skillful balance of colors and layers will get you farther than brown nosing ever would.

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If you are a winner, your avatar will appear on the front page for everyone to see and your winning outfit will be permanently displayed in the winner's gallery.

Prizes for Admin's Pick are cumulative! A first-time winner will receive a sum of 1,000 gold. And each time that they win afterward, that amount will increase by 1k. The more times you win, the more gold you win!

In addition, for each win an attractive little star will be added beneath your username. Fancy!

Since you can win more than once, there's no limit to the amount of gold that you could get!

Just remember that you can only win once within any 2 week period. After you win, it will be exactly two weeks before you are eligible to be chosen again. After all, we need to give everyone a fair chance at the spotlight, amiright?

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:54 PM

Hints and tips

If you're keen on improving your chances of winning, here are some helpful pointers for you.


  • Try for as balanced a look as possible. Too much of one color in one area will throw the whole look off.
  • Make good use of accessories; a combination of bare arms, legs or midriff, and no hand held items makes for an incomplete looking avatar.
  • Use your hair to its best advantage:
    • go for a contrasting color that compliments your outfit, rather than one that blends in and disappears.
    • use a shade that matches an accent color that you haven't used a lot of.
    • If you want to use the same shade as your predominant outfit color, use a shorter style so the hair and item are separated and don't just form a big amorphous blob of the same color.
  • Don't be afraid to be brave with unusual color combinations.
  • Aim for flow, the items of your outfit need to look good together.
  • Following on from that, use your layering wisely. For example, a short, tight skirt over the top of a big puffy one that sticks out around the sides of it isn't going to look good. Try to pair items so they don't conflict messily.


  • Beware of clutter! It's one things to have a balanced look and another to be weighed down with a rat's nest of items.
  • Don't add items to your look just because they're the right colour. If they don't go with the other items, you're just going to look silly. For example; pairing a plaid lumberjack coat with an exotic skirt simply because they're both lilac, DON'T DO IT!
  • Don't be boring with color:
    • wearing the same color from head to toe is NEVER going to win unless your avatar has an interesting and clearly visible theme.
    • wearing just 2 colors is also unlikely to win, especially if you've matched your hair to your outfit. Pink + white all over = fail.
    • using the same color combinations as everyone else won't make you stand out. Try and steer clear of the black/red/gold or black/silver/red combos unless you have an original twist, they're just too over-done.
  • While items should have a certain degree of matching, don't get obsessive about it! We don't want you to end up looking like a monochromatic puddle, so have a bit of fashionable flair.
  • Don't go for a look that is too similar to a previous winner.
  • Don't use too many items from one set, as this lacks originality.
  • DO NOT snipe about other people's winning outfits. There will be no tolerance for rudeness or sour grapes in this thread. Not everyone's tastes are the same. Each winner is that admin's personal choice, not necessarily who looks the best on the entire site. So please don't take away someone's pleasure in winning by being grouchy because you personally don't like the outfit or because you think you should have won instead.

Best of luck to you all!

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:58 PM

Winners Gallery
2017

January

2nd ~ ~LONGCAT~
6th ~ Hadsvich
10th ~ Elirona
14th ~ pollik17


16th ~ Maha-Aamir
20th ~ Misha
24th ~ The Wandering Poet
31st ~ woohoohelloppl



February

3rd ~ Mikio
7th ~ *Hime*
10th ~ xuvrette
22nd ~ Linnea


24th ~ Kent
28th ~ Mnemosyne


March

7th ~ Queen_Andais
10th ~ X---AznCo0ki3
14th ~ Suona
17th ~ Precarious Fool


22nd ~ zigbigadorlube
24th ~ Symphony of the Night
28th ~ Kiari
31st ~ Hidden Cupcake


April

4th ~ Naisou
7th ~ fairywaif
10th ~ bloodstainedwings
21st ~ wishie


25th ~ Velvet
28th ~ *Hime*


May

12th ~ LiviInLove
16th ~ Midian
29th ~ Bearzy

June

2nd ~ Sporcle
5th ~ Vela
9th ~ Queen_Andais
12th ~ Phantom


16th ~ Immy
19th ~ Ignis
26th ~ [N]ightmare
30th ~ *Hime*


July

3rd ~ Lixlaria
7th ~ LizzyCollinsDeArc
10th ~ R u b y
14th ~ Roachi


18th ~ Razak
21st ~ Kenome-chan
28th ~ Eastriel



August

4th ~ SuperZombiePotatoe
11th ~ Mystic
18th ~ Kat Dakuu


September

15th ~ [N]ightmare
23rd ~ Naisou
30th ~ Apicula



October

7th ~ ghostPastry
13th ~ Fall
21st ~ Mnemosyne
28th ~ `Kitami



November

3rd ~ TaiyoTsuki
12th ~ Facade
24th ~ Kay



December

1st ~ pollik17


2018

January

1st ~ Dystopia
8th ~ Bound Birdie
16th ~ Velvet
23rd ~ Wings of Writing
30th ~ KushyKissez



February

7th ~ Kay
14th ~ Naisou
28th ~ LillieRose


March

8th ~ Kenome-Chan
14th ~ Woodlandnymph
22nd ~ Maria-Minamino


April & May

9th ~ Narcotic Dolly
21st ~ Hadsvich
30th ~ ghostPastry
May 16th ~ bloodstainedwings


July

2nd ~ Mikio
11th ~ Nephila


September

10th ~ *Hime*


November

7th ~ Clock


December

16th ~ Antagonist


2019

February

5th ~ DaisyKeehl
25th ~ Antagonist


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Old 01-01-2017, 10:00 PM

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Old 01-03-2017, 05:14 AM

Here we are, kids! A brand new year and a brand new thread. Let's fill this thing up with laughter, memories, and caramel corn. Maybe kettle corn. Oh! Toffee popcorn. That stuff is good.

And my AP for the week is...

~LONGCAT~:



I love when you guys can do a cosplay that is not only instantly recognizable, but also clever and well put together. And mama, does this one stand out in every category. And I kid you not in saying that I have been looking at Long's avi for about a week and saying to myself, 'Wow!' --- Let's start with the obvious. It's Scully. C'mon. I love Scully, Gillian Anderson, and the XFiles. I saw the neck length red hair and that 90s power suit, and knew who she was. But the pièce de résistance, what completely sells this avi is what Long has down with the Lost Shrine of Naias column. ... It's an alien spaceship and tractor beam! That's genius! I mean, really. Great job! ;D

So congrats to Long on her fourth star!

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Old 01-03-2017, 03:18 PM

Congrats LONG!

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Old 01-03-2017, 05:53 PM

congratulations long~cat

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Old 01-03-2017, 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Howdy View Post
Here we are, kids! A brand new year and a brand new thread. Let's fill this thing up with laughter, memories, and caramel corn. Maybe kettle corn. Oh! Toffee popcorn. That stuff is good.

And my AP for the week is...

~LONGCAT~:



I love when you guys can do a cosplay that is not only instantly recognizable, but also clever and well put together. And mama, does this one stand out in every category. And I kid you not in saying that I have been looking at Long's avi for about a week and saying to myself, 'Wow!' --- Let's start with the obvious. It's Scully. C'mon. I love Scully, Gillian Anderson, and the XFiles. I saw the neck length red hair and that 90s power suit, and knew who she was. But the pièce de résistance, what completely sells this avi is what Long has down with the Lost Shrine of Naias column. ... It's an alien spaceship and tractor beam! That's genius! I mean, really. Great job! ;D

So congrats to Long on her fourth star!
!! THANK YOU HOWDY!!
first AP of the New Year too! :P
Today has been a doozy so this was great to see when I got on, thank you!

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Old 01-03-2017, 09:08 PM

Congrats Long! Well deserved! Makes me want to watch it now.

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Old 01-04-2017, 04:50 AM

Congrats Long your avi looks awesome.

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Old 01-04-2017, 04:55 AM


congratulations, scully

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Old 01-04-2017, 11:39 AM

Hurray for a new year!
Congratulations Longcat!

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Old 01-05-2017, 05:49 AM

Congrats Longcat!!!! So happy to see your avi on the front page :D

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Old 01-05-2017, 12:07 PM

Congrats, Long!
Love me some X-Files.

Jeez, I was gone for three weeks because of my son's winter break. Come back to find that I got Admin's pick the first week I was gone??
I feel so honoured. ㅠwㅠ
Thanks, everyone!

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Old 01-05-2017, 01:49 PM

Congrats, Long!

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Old 01-06-2017, 10:15 AM

Let's all congratulate today's winner, Hadsvich:!



You don't need a lot of items in order to create a fantastic avatar - Just look at this little kitty! The Heaven Kitty is an older item that doesn't get as much love as it really deserves, but here it is in full force. Set up against this snow bank and dark background, all I want is to run up and scoop that poor little cat into my arms.

Great job!

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Old 01-06-2017, 10:29 AM

Aww, thank you! This was very unexpected. x'D <3

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Old 01-06-2017, 11:46 AM

lol Awww. Not surprised at all. > w< Congrats, Hadsie~ <33

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Old 01-06-2017, 01:01 PM

Fantastic avatar. Congrats Hadsvich!

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Old 01-06-2017, 02:42 PM

Oh, a new thread!

Congrats, LONG! Hads!

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Old 01-06-2017, 04:35 PM

Hadsvich; Congrats you.. and aww poor kitty.. 'wants to go grab it and cuddle it'

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Old 01-07-2017, 03:22 AM

Congrats, Hads! :)

I have to admit, you were going to be my pick for Monday.

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Old 01-07-2017, 06:14 AM

it IS an awesome avi they have isn't it.

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Old 01-07-2017, 11:37 PM

Congratulations Hads!

 


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