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Behind the cut lurk twenty-four hairs for your downloading pleasure.

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: Trapping, Newsea, Mel, Melodie9, HCove, Martini, Narusia, Helga, and Cynnix for meshes, Nouk, Trapping, and Pooklet for textures, 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 being patient with my long radio silence.

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches 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?).

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 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.

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

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




Antihero, Redux
M&G Achilles/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
Maxis, so reasonable poly count
Teen-Elder
Male

REQUIRES MANSION & GARDEN STUFF

Okay, so, I tend to like Maxis hairs a lot of the time, but not so much Maxis textures. For extra bonus points, the M&G hairs actually had broken AGES, and when I first recolored David and Achilles, I had pretty much no goddamned idea what in hell I was doing with SimPE-- or Photoshop! So, here's Mansion & Garden Achilles, all spruced up with Nouk's delicious waves, with the teens actually properly aging up into the right hair.
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Wayward Son, Redux
M&G David/Maxis/Ja textures/Pooklet's actions
Maxis, so reasonable poly count
Teen-Elder
Male

REQUIRES MANSION & GARDEN STUFF

Fixed the teens again, and adjusted the brightness and contrast a bit-- not only do you see more detail in the curls, but you get truer Project Mayhem colors. Seriously my god when I started I did NOT know what I was doing. It's amazing so many of my older hairs hold up at ALL.
COMPARISON WITH ORIGINAL
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Antihero Edit
M&G Achilles/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
Maxis, so reasonable poly count
Teen-Elder
Male

REQUIRES MANSION & GARDEN STUFF

And while I was pasting and warping Nouk's waves onto Achilles, I edited out the bits that hang over the ears so I could see what I was doing... and lo and behold I discovered it looked pretty good without those bits! So I figured, like the little girl in the taco shell commercials, "¿Por qué no las dos?" You can have both, for tidy formalwear hair and wild sweaty gym clothes wear, whatever tickles your fancy. (Remember, if you have Seasons or later, the Swimwear hair is what your Sim will have on when they're naked. ... And you need M&G for these three reduces to work, so, yeah.)
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Blue Suede Shoemaker
HCove TS3 Teddy/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
2,713 Polys
Teen-Elder
Male
That awkward moment where you offer to retexture hairs for somebody, and one of them is wildly, hilariously out-of-period for your game. Luckily, good old Robin Goodfellow was up for putting on something white and embellished and loading up on Bryllcream.
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A Palpable Hit
Trapping TS3 Wavy Afro M/Trapping's textures/Pooklet's actions
3,545 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
If you've just come from the ladies' hair dump, you'll notice I've done this hair for both sexes. In three different textures. If you're so inclined, the male and female versions of each texture can be slaved together.
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Flower of Chivalry
Trapping TS3 Wavy Afro M/SAU MYOS textures/Pooklet's actions
3,545 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Over on the ladies' entry, I linked to a little article about Queen Philippa (whose name gets spelled a couple of different ways). She was mother to Edward, the Black Prince-- who was called the Black Prince (and in France, 'Le Noir') long before he ever started wearing black armor. So THAT'S historically significant and therefore interesting. ... Also I really like how this hair took the super-curly textures.
TURNAROUND | DETAIL
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Great Scott!
Trapping TS3 Wavy Afro M/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
3,545 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Aaaand here's #3! Nouk's waves came out the shiniest of all the textures I used, and my god I debated about Einstein puns or just another knightly name, but eventually I could not escape the grip of the 80s. (I liked the 90s better.)
TURNAROUND | ALPHA ISSUES
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Fresh From Something
HCove TS3 Practical Curls/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
6,572 Polys
Child-Elder
Male
Fresh out of bed, fresh out of the bath, something like that. This is another hair I was asked to provide textures for, as HCove handled the meshes beautifully but wasn't feeling adept at textures. This one has some slightly bothersome alpha issue stuff-- typical of TS3 meshes, but not the worst I've ever seen.
TURNAROUND | ALPHA ISSUES
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Fits Under The Helmet
Trapping's Newsea Orange Nami M/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
8,132 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
... This hair does not even suit that model. He's too srsface for bangs in his eyes. Ah well! You can slave this one to the female version, if the poly count doesn't bother you.
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Gone Fishing
Trapping TS3 Short Wavy Messy/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
2,316 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
As I mentioned in the ladies' entry, I've tossed some new models into my Sim Bin. This is Farflight. This hair (in Depth Charge) was literally MADE for Farflight. Given that I asked Garden of Shadows to help me find a good mesh for Farflight with the phrase "Like Hawkeye just rolled out of bed," this hair was almost named "Aw, Hair" or "Hawkguy." Because I'm a giant nerd.
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Had To Have It
Helga 76 FtM by Narusia/Nouk and Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
4,652 Polys
Teen-Elder
Male
I haven't even looked at this in game yet to see what the joints look like, because this was one of those meshes that I retextured with frankentextures and it came out fabulous-- and now there's a men's version! How could I even resist?
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He Really Gets Me
Cynnix All-Ages FtM OFB Pixie Hair/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
1,082 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
This one happened as part of a request that Cynnix super-generously helped me out with. You CAN slave this to the corresponding ladies' hair (neither of these meshes requires Open For Business to use, which rocks), but remember to leave the scalp layer alone. There are some mapping, shall we say, inconsistencies.
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Harvest Time, Redux
Rose 028/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
1,284 Polys
Child-Elder
Male
The Warp tool wins again! I worked insanely hard on the original Harvest Time, but a Maxis-esque texture is always going to look Maxis-esque, and there's just not much you can do about it. The Warp tool makes all kinds of amazing things possible, including fixing up older meshes with spiffy new textures.
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Helping Hand
Melodie9 All-Ages Uni Long/Trapping TS3 Twists textures/Pooklet's actions
~1,721 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Well, I did Basegame Long for ladies, I couldn't NOT do the semi-corresponding Uni Long mesh for men, now, could I? This one and its companion hair have a few issues with Sims who have very prominent brows. Watch for clipping!
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Who Died And Made You
Castaway Stories Native Big Hat M/Trapping TS3 Twists textures/Pooklet's actions
1,554 Polys
Young Adult-Elder
Male
... And that's the companion hair. Because I just love epic hats, no matter how tall or outlandish. Whether or not I regularly-- or ever!-- use them, by god I will download any decently-made hat mesh that suits my game's period.
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Out Of His Face
Trapping TS3 DreadsLong/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
4,112 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Meet another new guy! This is Blackmist (the new people's names are ridiculous, but it's okay because they aren't human when they aren't Sims), he's Farflight's business partner (and good friend, even if that's rarely acknowledged both openly and sincerely). Blackmist got lucky, this is his regular hairstyle, so there's one spot today where he's actually allowed to look like himself. (His right hair color is Flash Powder. He should also have on stubble, due to being SO PASTY, but I failed to fight with it in this pic.)
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Irresistable
Yuxi's Newsea Siren Forest FtM/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
12,890 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
Goddamn look at that glorious hair. Sure, okay, it's a little much for your average Medieval man; it's much more like the artwork of Medieval ladies the viewer was intended to recognize as beautiful. However... I have done a couple of Medieval Androgyny dresses for men, and gosh, I'd like to do more such things. So, there, if you need a good reason to keep an amazing hair in your game, check out my Clothing: Aquilegia Androgyny tag up in the sidebar. (Blackmist is in his underwear in the turnaround, here. Hair this long clips with a lot of menswear.)
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Jarl's Brother
Martini's Newsea Nightwish M/Nouk's textures/Pooklet's actions
12,552 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
On the other hand... some FtM hairs don't look spectacularly feminine or even terrifically impractical within the period. Alas, due to single-group mesh alpha issues, you can't combine this hair with massive full beards on the Santa or Father Time meshes. That doesn't mean it's unsuitable for beards at all.
TURNAROUND | BEARDY
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Knight of the Realm
Trapping TS3 DreadsLong/Trapping TS3 Dreads textures/Pooklet's actions
4,112 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
I was just messing around, but I actually REALLY like how this hair looks with armor. Sure, it clips a little bit, but not much. Anyway, as with most of the hairs that have male and female versions in today's hair dump, if you were so inclined you could totally slave between versions. The textures and mapping are exactly the same.
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Sensible Arrangement
Trapping TS3 Braided Long/Trapping and Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
5,614 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
The textures on the tiny little braids are Trapping's (or EAxis's), but I fiddled with the ones on the big braids until they were both shiny AND dimensional. ... It is possible I went a little overboard on the shiny.
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Stuff And Nonsense
Mel TS3 Loose Curls/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
3,870 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
This one is adorable, and I really wish it had two groups. It suffers from that whole alpha-issue thing that most TS3 conversions have... and it suffers from them a lot. Check the extra pics.
TURNAROUND | ALPHA ISSUES
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Take It Easy
HCove TS3 Surf Swept/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
4,016 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
This is another cute one-- one that I got to be the very first person to retexture-- but it's got so many little see-through TS3 alpha spots that... I just don't know. It doesn't look too bad on Blackmist, here, and it might work okay on Sims who don't have a ton of contrast between their skintone and their hair color.
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Very Tempting
Yuxi's Newsea Siren Forest FtM/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
12,890 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
This MESH my gosh. Okay, things to say about this mesh. It's mapped exactly the same as the Nightwish meshes, should you want to slave things, but use Nightwish as the master, especially on the Nouklet'd versions (which this is not). There's a small alpha wobble that looks fine on Siren Forest but causes hovering hair strands on Nightwish; Nightwish has the fixed version. (And again, Blackmist is playing underwear model in the turnaround. He's like that.)
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White Knight
Martini's Newsea Nightwish M/Pooklet's textures/Pooklet's actions
12,552 Polys
Toddler-Elder
Male
The White Knight here is actually Sandra, my Neutral Witch, genderswapped and stripped of makeup. That boyish, innocent look really worked with armor and ALL THE HAIR. Nightwish is quickly becoming a favorite mesh... which is problematic, because it's just high-poly enough that I'd fret about using it on everyone. My usual hard limit for hair mesh polycounts is 'under 10K, unless it's spectacular or necessary to the period.' Nightwish and Siren Forest count as spectacular AND necessary to the period.
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Date: 2013-12-30 05:07 pm (UTC)
shadowfell_sims: Sim!Shadowfell is a monkey. (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowfell_sims
Oh Hat! I was just going to start the onerous process of culling things out of my Bodyshop folder and well...I don't think I will now. I need MOAR HAIRS for guys, you know. Yeah. That's my excuse. :)

Thank you!

Date: 2013-12-30 05:54 pm (UTC)
nixed_sims: (Nix and Signe)
From: [personal profile] nixed_sims
My Downloads folder hates you, but I love you. :D So many beautiful hairs! My medieval guys and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. :)

Date: 2013-12-30 05:57 pm (UTC)
harpers_child: melaka fray reading from "Tales of the Slayers". (Default)
From: [personal profile] harpers_child
i really like how the twists look. and the braids. i see a lot of braids in my hood's future.

Date: 2014-01-05 10:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] isbrealiomcaife
Loving the long and luxurious male hairs. They're going to be so perfect for that new hood I'm working on based on my NaNoWriMo novel...as soon as I'm done making all the stuff I swore I'd have to make before actually playing... But these are making me want to say "screw making things, time to play." Especially loving the preview pic for "White Knight."

Date: 2014-01-05 06:19 pm (UTC)
isbrealiomcaife: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isbrealiomcaife
I know what you mean about female hairs down the back. I'm always in need of those, and they seem pretty much nonexistent.

I'm especially looking forward to those cloaks-and-hoods. I'm considering bribery.

For me, it's the non-default faces causing all of my CC to be relocated elsewhere. Because they require more fiddling than recolors do, they also require more checking, which means that BodyShop has to open quickly so I can make sure I haven't screwed up one of the ages. I only have Pooklet's skins and face templates (which I'm using for a base), CuriousB's eyes, and about eight of your hairs for the archetype previews. Beyond that, it's pretty much the minimum amount necessary for whatever else I'm working on, which, right now, is recolors of Skell's European Santa C-E, six alpha edits of Newsea's Wild Soul (with a cloth-textured headscarf), and Plantsim Foliage.

I'll keep that in mind about the swimming pools. I don't often make lakes, but it could come in useful.

Date: 2014-01-06 08:02 am (UTC)
isbrealiomcaife: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isbrealiomcaife
Aiee! That is gorgeous.

Thank You

Date: 2014-01-28 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you, Hat, for all the wonderful Hair Dumps! Your site has become my goto when a new hair is required.

Those long wavy hairs based on Nightwish scream Rococo to me. I see French nobles in their foppish gear strutting around like peacocks, long curled tresses flowing in the wind of formal gardens.

Thank You!

Herr Burgermeister

Date: 2014-03-01 10:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I discovered these today, and I really admire your work. But, when I try to put these in my game, it always says that they're password protected and I can't access them. Is there one for every download or just one in general?

Date: 2015-06-10 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] 88classic
I've been looking for these styles. Thanks!

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