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Behind the cut lurk thirty-one hairs for your downloading pleasure. Because I have a massive hair dump for you guys tonight, I decided to divide by the sort of Sim I took pictures of. This is the Odd post, which is full of pictures of fairies and Twikkii Islanders and Takemizu villagers and Dame Sir and a random toddler. And coifs. Which aren't weird, but they're formatted funny.

Since there are a zillion downloads inside the cut, the boilerplate goes outside the cut, so...

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: Melodie9, Rose, Cynnix, Trapping, Tenshii Akari, and July 77 of XM Sims for meshes, Nouk and Aquilegia for meshes AND textures, Pooklet and Ja for textures, CuriousB for her Any Color You Like actions, Lyn for making sure I had a working copy of Photoshop, Pooklet for making sure Project Mayhem worked with my copy of Photoshop (and for their 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 your comments and support (and I totally consider racking up downloads to be support).

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary; I've started adding poly counts to the dump info (but I always manage to look at the poly count AFTER recoloring the hair). 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?).

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. 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 to add to 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.

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 a chunk of curve I stole off Ja's Uni ponytail default, but anyone I credit, you should credit.

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

There are thirty-two large pics behind the cut, cats and kittens. Dial-up users beware.

All Tied Up
Melodie9 All-Ages Getfabulous/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
So I did a few basegame hairs that I never thought I'd have a use for-- but I really like them on my Twikkii Islanders, and I figured it's about time they were properly Pooklet'd.

Baby Fine
Basegame PU Swirl/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
Basegame mesh, so probably not high?
Toddler only
I realize they're just going to age up out of this one, but... that's what baby hair should look like, dangit. No grays, but you do get Time Bomb in the custom bin, should you want it.

Bring It On
Melodie9 All-Ages Shortcute/Nouk textures, as applied by Aquilegia/Pooklet's actions
All short women's hairs today will be modeled by Dame Sir. Dame Sir looks like a badass in anything she wears. I think it's the scar.

Rose 049, meshfix by Marja/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
I have always kind of liked this hair. I'm not sure if it's accurately eastern anything, but it makes for a good, moderate-poly fantasy hair.

Elemental, My Dear
Rose 042, Meshfix by Ove/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
When I first downloaded this hair, I had no idea it was based on Azula. I thought the little doodad was the Rebel Alliance sigil.

First Born Son, Redux
XM Sims July 77 090127/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
First of the do-overs! There are eleven hairs that I did, but wasn't happy with. This is one of them. I fixed the highlights on the back so that they sit properly, rather than just being a whole great whack of v1 textures.

Here Comes Trouble
Tenshii Akari Curly Fade MtF by Pinketamine/Tenshii Akari textures/Pooklet's actions
If I said the words "Other Vengeance" to you, would you know whose hair this kinda looks like? Good, that means you're not as big a geek as I am. (If you DO know whose hair this looks like, then comment and by Primus I will squee all over you.)

Melodie9 All-Ages Female Cornrows/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
It just looks like a practical hairstyle if you're hunting wild boar or whatever through the jungle. And in my game, the Twikkii have a relatively high level of gender equality, so a woman could totally hunt and fight if that's her thing.

I Won't Say, Redux
Nouk High Ponytail/Nouk and Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
I did this one before with Sims 2 Heaven curls, and I just was never happy with it. Nouk's Valentine curls got too crunchy, so I just kind of sulked. Then I said to myself "Nouk has those waves now..." And a revised hair was born. (This was recently done by somebody else whose name I forget using Nymphy's edit of Nouk's waves. These are just Nouk's waves. They're a bit bigger and looser.)

It's Passable
Melodie9's All-Ages Basegame Shortponytail MtF by Aquilegia/Pooklet and Ja textures/Pooklet's actions
452 (No that is not a typo)
Lord, that mesh is a mouthful. This is the undercut ponytail from the basegame-- the one with the close-cut sides, but long on top. Aquilegia's default replacement version has a shaved alpha underneath, but I looked at that ponytail and that mapping and said, "That has possibilities for me to use." It doesn't really look like a feminine Medieval hairstyle, but as something for Dame Sir (or her friends, Fa Mulan, Sweet Polly Oliver, and Jeanne d'Arc) to wear under her helmet or in the practice yard, it has possibilities.

Not A Problem
DJMur3's all-ages PU Simple, Female/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
The way this looks on an adult woman, I kept thinking of Maria's haircut from Sound of Music. While I DO require my female devotees to keep their hair cut short in my fictional religious order, Dame Sir makes the whole thing look like... well, like you don't need to solve a problem like Maria. It's handled.

Out Of Bubblegum
Trapping TS3 Bob, Female/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Yes, this chunk of the hair dump is pretty much the Dame Sir Show, and yes, she does kind of make every short haircut look like she's here to kick ass and... well.

Page, Um, Boy
Melodie9 All-Ages Mob or Shortstraight, Aquilegia Edit/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
964, no matter which mesh it actually is.
1. I'm sorry I'm not sure which mesh this is. I can't tell the difference when previewing. You get both mesh sets, so it'll work no matter what you do.
2. Goddammit, Maxis, some of us want pageboy haircuts for our BOYS, too.

Protoform X
Melodie9 All-Ages Basegame Male Cornrows/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
My nerd is showing again. Both Tenshii Akari and Melodie9 have provided me with meshes that look like somebody I know from something... geeky. And if you googled this one, you'd just be confused because you'd find pictures of a robot crab.

Rite of Passage
Melodie9 All-Ages Basegame Rosettes, Aquilegia Edit/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
Sometimes I just kind of roll with the first thing that comes to mind when I name these hairs. When you've got seventy-plus to do in one big whack, it helps.

Decently Covered and I Got Better
Decently Covered: Cynnix Female Coif/Aquilegia, Cynnix, and Ja textures/CuriousB and Pooklet's actions
I Got Better: Cynnix Male Coif/Aquilegia and Cynnix textures/CuriousB and Pooklet's actions
Like I said, this one... this one gets complicated. Okay, first of all, let me disclaim a couple of things. No, I do not have a full and proper swatch for each recolor of the coif fabric, even though I usually do it for alpha edits. I didn't want to get sick of taking screenshots before I even really started. Yes, it IS really hard to tell the darker colors apart. This is one instance where I could totally understand only using one black. (Also, coifs this shape were usually only worn by men or small children. Ladies have more hair to cover.)

There are eight recolors of each sex's coif, using Cynnix's original shading, Aquilegia's linen textures, a selection of CuriousB's Any Color You Like actions, and a picture of a stained concrete floor. I used Aquilegia's default replacement mullet textures for the men's hair and my own Low Bun textures for the women (which Cynnix also used, but all my coifs are different colors than hers, plus I used an alpha edit). ONWARD!

Decently Covered, Bright White
I will say right now that this one is... really, really white. Un-Medievally white. But it is an excellent color for running color actions over, and was my starting point for the whole shebang.

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Milk
This shade is much, much easier on the eyes, particularly in Body Shop.

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Oyster
And here's a nice soft color. I went with so many because... well, fabric gets kind of grayish as it ages, plus you could tell a woman's status by looking at the color of her headcloth, back in the day. They all would've been linen, and the weaving depended on a lot of factors, but the color...

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Sand
See, linen behaves interestingly in the sun. Wet linen, exposed to UV light, bleaches. Dry linen, in the same conditions, yellows. A woman with a perfectly white head-covering is wealthy enough to pay somebody to take her things off the line the moment they're dry.

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Custard
A woman with a yellowed head covering, however, either has lazy servants or has too much to do to be poking the laundry every five minutes, checking to see if the veils and coifs and wimples and shifts are dry enough to put away yet. (Although this is yellow enough that it's probably dyed.)

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Caramel
On top of that, hair oils will cause white or light fabric to yellow, too. If a woman can't afford enough headcloths to launder them regularly-- and still keep her head properly covered-- they're going to get a little dingy as they age. (The best, whitest one, of course, would be saved for Sundays and special occasions.)

Decently Covered, Any Color You Like Dove
But even that headcloth so old it's practically gray is still useful. Nobody with a perfectly-bleached veil or cap would bother to wear it while working, and even high-born ladies worked at certain things-- embroidery, sewing, sometimes spinning or weaving... or hawking. Or traveling.

Decently Covered, Grunge (Any Color You Like Caramel with staining)
And then, of course, there are those who just can't afford anything better than the one cap, cloth, or veil they've got. It may be getting a little ragged, a little threadbare, a little stained, but you wear what you've got until it wears out, and then you sell it to the rag buyer.

I Got Better, Bright White
But a coif like this was much, much more a men's headcovering. Yes, men were expected to keep their heads covered, too, but it was a little bit less about modesty and virginity. (Although the same 'the whiter your cap, the better you can afford to pay your laundress' standard still applied.)

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Milk
The coif, you see, was something of a protective barrier. I've already mentioned that hair oils will discolor linen eventually-- well, they'll do the same to wool, silk, or velvet, too. And the Medieval person did bathe, fairly regularly... but not really super often. Once a week, maybe twice if you really liked to be clean (which was considered vain). Hands and faces were washed before meals, of course, but a full-body washing wasn't a daily occurance.

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Oyster
The coif was worn to bed-- in fact, if Medieval artwork is to be believed, it was common for a couple to go to bed in nothing BUT coifs. (You can leave your hat on indeed!) There is relatively little fabric involved in making a coif, but rather a lot in making sheets and pillows and pillowcases. Wearing a coif (or other kind of nightcap) to bed helped protect the bedclothes, prolonging their life and making sure the laundress didn't have to do heavy work too often.

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Sand
The coif also protected the fabric of hats from hair oil. Coifs, after all, were linen, easily washed, and all but the very poorest had a spare. Hats, on the other hand, tended to be made of wool, or straw, or finer stuff, and getting them wet enough to get them clean would spoil them. Can't have that, so, coif first, hat second.

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Custard
(That said, anyone who made accessory hats to go over this coif mesh would be my hero.)

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Caramel
Sometimes, the coif protected the wearer from the hat. A peasant's straw hat would provide shade out in the fields, but on a bare head would scratch and catch hair and generally just be a nuisance. The coif kept it comfortable.

I Got Better, Any Color You Like Dove
The knight or mercenery would not be without a padded linen coif under his maille coif or solid helmet. A layer of thick wool would be quilted between two coif layers to protect His Lordship's hair and skin from the bite of chainmaille.

I Got Better, Grunge (Any Color You Like Caramel with staining)
Rarely, you might see a coif made out of something really hard-wearing, like leather, usually on a blacksmith trying to protect his hair (or scalp; a lot of fictional smiths seem to be bald0 from the heat of the forge. Sometimes you see them on peasants who claim to have been turned into newts, too.

Date: 2011-08-18 12:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andlani
Those retextures of Nouk's High Ponytail were made by lovely Lilith.

Date: 2011-08-18 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] currantpotpie
Thanks once again! :) Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

Date: 2011-08-18 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eefje00704
Jesus christ, that was a lot of coifs. Still downloaded all of them, because I'm just crazy like that. Thanks for all of them!

Date: 2011-08-18 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metatwaddle
I always love hair dumps, but they're even better with BONUS FUN -- like the little textile/history lesson about coifs. I don't play a medieval game and I probably won't have any reason to use coifs, but that was very cool.

Thanks for that, and for the hair, and for listing poly counts, and for choosing low-poly hair, and pretty much everything you post here.

Date: 2011-08-19 08:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
I'm going to say basically the same thing! Although I'm often tempted to venture into a medieval game - often enough for my contemporary game to get worried about losing me - I'm managing to resist so far, but I still always find the history lessons fascinating, and well worth reading through your whole post for. :)

Date: 2011-08-19 08:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
I had to chuckle when I saw that I'd been assigned another medieval Simmer as my santee this year! I had a lot of fun making stuff for Eva though, and I just hope I didn't do anything too anachronistic - you wouldn't believe the amount of time I spent reading web-sites on medieval building techniques (I now know quite a bit on windows, shutters, roofing and half-timbering).

Hmm, the problem with your fine suggestion is that I would want to download a ton of medieval content, and by the time I'd done that I'm sure I would think to myself 'what the hell, I might as well just make a whole 'hood'! ;)

Date: 2011-08-18 08:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
I enjoyed the fashion history lessons too. They help me justify downloading as many of the coifs as I did. ;) Different colored coifs for people of different statuses!

And of course, also for different purposes. Even Alison or Lynn could wear a gray-ish coif to bed at night. (Although Lynn would probably have too much hair ... well, her kids could even if her hair wouldn't fit in a bitty little coif like that.)

But what made me really go squee -- I know, it's silly -- was the Baby Fine hair. Yes! I can give younger toddlers a few wisps of hair in any Pooketted shade! *does happy dance*

Thank you once again!

Date: 2011-08-19 03:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shastakiss.livejournal.com
Only all of this could impel me to figure out how to log in at DW - thank you, Hat for all the lovelies! And I thought this was funny: when I read "coif" at the beginning of this, I tiredly pictured "quiff" which is NOT YOUR STYLE at all :D
Thanks again!

Date: 2011-08-20 01:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] digitaldollies
Thank you for these too.

Date: 2011-09-06 02:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aquilegia
Giving the undercut pony non-shaved sides was inspired. :D

Date: 2011-09-26 06:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inkspottedtea
Squee, I finally have time to play the sims again and these are wonderful additions to my folder :D

ps, Sir Dame totallytotally is how I picture Brienne!! Is she up for download anywhere, by chance?

Date: 2011-09-26 08:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inkspottedtea
Omg! That's awesome!!!

I can't remember if in the books GRRM specifies if Brienne's hair is long or short, but I can't imagine how functional she'd be with long hair. Which is why Sir Dame in your hair dumps is so funny, cos ANY of those hairs could be Brienne! But the face and the scars are spot-on. She just needs some freckles and she's the Maid of Tarth!! :D :D

Hopefully when you feel satisfied with your tweaks I'll be up to the task of a SoIaF 'hood *G*

Date: 2011-12-18 02:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faechangeling
Oh, my god! I don't why it's taken me this long, but that's totally a Monty Python reference! I smiled. :D

Date: 2011-12-28 10:51 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Nice w0rk! Snagged a bunch of hairs from here and the other posts in this series. I think I now have all the hairs I could need for my game. (Thanks to you, I'm going from very little custom hair to over a hundred different styles.)

Date: 2012-02-15 09:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
There seems to be a problem with one of the meshes in "Page, Um, Boy." (I can't figure out which of them it is.) For teen girls, it's showing the hair you get when the mesh is missing and Maxis textures. All other ages are fine, it's just teen girls are borked.

Borked teen mesh

Date: 2015-08-06 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yea it is that one, it's like that for me as well.

Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-14 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lilyturtle
Thanks so much for doing that tot hair!! I'm going to use the textures you did for babies too using Christ Hatch's genetic baby hair. :)

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-14 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lilyturtle
OMG you haven't heard?!?!
Chris hatch also came up with NON Default baby outfits!! You just need the mod and as many recolors/meshes for babies as you want!! Theraven has many many modern recolors HERE (registration required) http://moonlightdragon.freeforums.org/non-default-outfits-f129.html
And she's figured out makeup for babies with SimBlender (same site)

EDIT: And Last I heard, Gwenke was working on custom genetic hairs for babies, it hasn't been posted yet though. Chris Hatch has a way to make genetic hairs work for custom skins but I haven't been able to understand it.

EDIT 2: If you need help converting your baby outfits to non-default, there is help on moonlight dragon if you need it!
Edited Date: 2012-12-14 10:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-14 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lilyturtle
Would you like me to add the coif to the tenshii dress and Bloom's dress? (Or any other mesh you want) Just let me know! :)

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-14 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lilyturtle
It's been over a year so I don't think you'd remember but I sent that mesh to you to test. I have a non-default mesh of that blanket in my folders, with a medieval recolor.
Yes, it is possible, theraven has a recolor tutorial and you can use her non-default diaper to recolor.
I have the coif almost done, I'm using your baby outfit recolors for the bases if that's okay?
Tenshii's original gown is here http://forums.sim-oasis.com/index.php?topic=1299.0

I will message the files to you as soon as I'm done for you to test. :)

EDIT: Yes, I do know how. There's also tutorial on moonlight dragon, but if you need me to do the custom meshes I will be more than happy to! :)
Edited Date: 2012-12-14 11:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2012-12-15 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lilyturtle
I don't play with sexy feet anymore because they lagged my game and just getting everything to fit my very picky needs was overwhelming. I do still have the meshes in my folders though. The seperated fingers aren't possible, unfortunately.

I think that is a whoooole different issue... You can only buy the outfits with the little teddybear thing so I don't think so.

Okay so like I said, I will just send you a rar full of baby meshes/recolors as soon as I get them all done. :)

Date: 2013-02-16 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi Hat, I absolutely love your hairstyles and have almost filled my computers memory with all your hair bins but there seems to e a problem with "Melodie9's All-Ages Basegame Shortponytail MtF by Aquilegia". I downloaded the file fine but when it came to extracting it, it said I needed a password. I was wondering what it is and where to find it? Thanks so much for the rest of these though!

Hawaiian Necklaces

Date: 2015-03-16 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Where are those necklaces from in the Protoform X photos? I love those!

Thanks for all your hair! Love them!

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