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Welp, it's Epiphany/Three Kings' Day/the Feast of Fools, and Christmas is officially over! Which means three things: Christmas gifts are now late, you no longer have "You know, Christmas is technically two weeks long" as an excuse to leave your tree up, and it's time for my annual Epiphany Sims 2 postings!

Only I don't exactly have as much stuff as I've had in previous years, due to reality (hard drive failure, loss of pet, relatives and holidays, sudden kitten acquisition (I mean, okay, yes, I was deliberately meeting kittens, but I thought that organization had a ten-day waiting period but NOPE sent me home with the little fuzzball that day), and a pair of hell's own headcolds). In fact this is more like a petite hair dump.

So let's toss up the Hair Dump boilerplate!



Behind the cut lurk five hairs and six beards for your downloading pleasure. Before the cut lurks the Hair Dump Policy:

NO PAYSITES. Mesh creators' policies may vary, my policy says I want a cut (like that would ever happen), but Pooklet says no and these are Pooklet's actions. So no paysites.

PRAISE BE UNTO: Mel, Crisps and Kerosene, and Necrodog for meshes, Nouk, Pooklet, Nymphy, for textures, my lovely donors who make sure I can keep my photos online (which lets me post hair dumps at all), and you lot for being patient with my long radio silence.

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches and previews are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary; MAKE NOTES. Elders go gray, but you also get Time Bomb in the custom bin, just in case Primer isn't platinum enough for you. All female hairs are maternity-wear enabled from teen and up, and all male hairs from YA and up, to stop the weird hair disappearing act that happens if you don't have a Pregnant Sims Wear Any Outfit hack (but why wouldn't you?). BEARDS have colors enabled for elders, and can be downloaded as UNBINNED, BINNED, or BINNED AND TOWNIE-FRIENDLY. Binned elders keep their beard colors; gray beards are binned as gray exclusively. Beards are not familied because for some reason that didn't want to work.

ANNOYING THINGS I DO: Because I credit everybody in them, my folder and file names are stupidly long. Feel free to shorten one, the other, or both as you please-- better you edit them to suit your needs than I just name everything [COLOR NAME] and cheese everybody off, right? Also, each hair color has an elder gray attached instead of only black. Feel free to re-bin everything and cut out the extra grays, or only use one family but swap out textures so your elders have some variety, whatever. (Beards have grays as separate packages.) Likewise, I bin using Pooklet's original scheme, because it's a nice easy default. I totally do not care if you re-bin things to suit your own tastes (but hey, every hair has a gray attached in case you need it!), and neither does Pooklet, so do whatever makes you happy, binning-wise.

EVEN MORE ANNOYING: Everybody sees a hair dump, so...







Anything helps, yo.


Should you donate, you are entitled to make a request-- something off my hair list or my to-do list or even just a straight-up request, and if I've got the skills for it, I'll give it a go. (Once it's done, it's free for everybody to download, of course, and I make no promises about just when I'll get to something I promise to do.) I will also happily barter stuff on my to-do lists or requests for things I wish exsisted that do not yet exist or in-game preview photos of some of these hairs so I can upload them to GoS once in a while. Requests are on hold until I get my desktop up and running.

Yes, if you want to do the unnaturals, please feel free to do the unnaturals. I have no plans to do so. Just remember to credit properly-- I tend to use Nouk's waves, FR's braid, and usually Pooklet's V1 textures, though I like V3 on beards.

If you spot any broken links or other idiocy, please let me know!

There are five large (and six reasonable) pics behind the cut, cats and kittens. Dial-up users beware.




Artist's Rendering
Mel TS3 Long Fairy Braid/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
3,239 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Long male hairs with believable amounts of volume can be pretty thin on the ground. This one gets a little narrow toward the back of the head, but I still like it, and it plays nicely with a lot of my accessory hats. Elf-ear friendly!
TURNAROUND | ELF EARS
DOWNLOAD


Limited Patience
Mel TS3 Protector Pixie/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
2,983 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
I will also retexture just about any short hair that looks product-free. I like this one, even though it's kind of obvious I was struggling for names when I was making my swatches. There's a female version of this hair that uses the exact same textures; you could slave them, if you're so inclined.
TURNAROUND | ELF EARS
DOWNLOAD


Oh, Whatever
Mel TS3 Protector Pixie/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
2,983 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Female
See? Behold the ladies' version. Also cute if you've got a lady with a usually-sleek pixie cut but she needs something more rumpled for the gym or swimming or sleeping.
TURNAROUND | ELF EARS
DOWNLOAD


Say What?
Crisps and Kerosene TSM Slicked Back/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
3,290 Polys
Child-Elder
Female
This one was a real challenge to texture, and I got a lot of practice in with the Warp tool. The mapping was fairly straightforward, but also curved and kinda basegame-like. And sure, this hair isn't super-long, but I like the shape of it anyway-- and there's a male version that could be texture-referenced, if you're into that kind of thing.
TURNAROUND | ELF EARS
DOWNLOAD


Wolf in the Fold
Crisps and Kerosene TSM Slicked Back/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
3,284 Polys
Child-Elder
Male
See? Male version! I'm really proud of how these two came out. Also, after you've named enough hairs, you start making ridiculous references to things maybe one other person will get just to get the swatches named and the hairs uploaded.
TURNAROUND | ELF EARS
DOWNLOAD

That's it for hairs! Let's move on to beards! (The model for all of these is one of my pastiest Sims, for contrast purposes.)


A Valiant Effort
Nymphy textures/Pooklet's actions
No Mesh Needed
Teen-Elder
Male
I love Nymphy's Barber's Cut set, but I needed them in all my favorite color actions. You understand. This is the Alistair alpha, which has always looked to me like a guy who's trying desperately hard to grow a beard in the first place.
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


Hello, My Name Is
Nymphy textures/Pooklet's actions
No Mesh Needed
Teen-Elder
Male
And this one is Nymphy's Inigo alpha... hence the name.
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


Imperialist
Nymphy textures/Pooklet's actions
No Mesh Needed
Teen-Elder
Male
Barber's Cut: Nero. I tried to think of a better Roman Emperor name for you guys, but I'm fighting off my second head cold of the season and it's making my life very difficult.
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


Jefe
Nymphy textures/Pooklet's actions
No Mesh Needed
Teen-Elder
Male
The Tomaso alpha! This one, like A Valiant Effort, reminds me of a lot of guys I went to high school with, but this particular look is a little more deliberate.
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


Minimalist
Nymphy textures/Pooklet's actions
No Mesh Needed
Teen-Elder
Male
The last of the Barber's Cut recolors, this is the Luca alpha. It's very similar to A Lot Of Bother from my first beard dump, but it's a bit more delicate and it's also basegame-friendly.
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


The Unthinkable
Necrodog Hollywood/Pooklet V3 textures/Pooklet's actions
290 Polys
YA-Elder
Male
That's right, it's the unthinkable! It's a custom beard with morphs! (I would've done Necrodog's Jack Sparrow beard, too, but it has some problems with non-Euclidean geometries). I kind of feel like I should re-retexture this one, or fiddle with the alpha, or something. It's a great beard that I suspect I'm not showing to its best advantage.
TURNAROUND
DOWNLOAD UNBINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED
DOWNLOAD BINNED & TOWNIE-FRIENDLY


Happy Holidays! It's not much, but it's made with love and pixels.

Epiphany update! Yay!

Date: 2016-01-07 08:16 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Grabbing... All of these I think. 'A valiant effort'.. yeah it looks exactly like the boys at my school who haven't figured out it makes them look ugly as hell.

The slicked back hair looks amazing for having bad mapping.

Thanks!

Date: 2016-01-09 03:30 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Gah! Beautiful work as always, I am always lamenting the lack of beards for my gentlemen :)

- Cupcakeyy

Date: 2016-01-14 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oeselian
I like this dump(specially the pixie hair;) - will have a use for it)

Date: 2016-01-22 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh Hat, your dumps (that kinda sounds wrong...) are always appreciated! It's good to see that you're still around even though the community has slowed down!

And I downloaded everything, btw. Thank you for your beautiful work!

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