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22nd Jun 2008, 9:52 PM

It takes more than a pretty face to be a top model. This contest is going to prove that. In all rounds your sim’s face will be concealed (masks, shadows or poses) in each fierce round you will have to sell your model and the fashion by their poses and not the beauty of their face. Also, to add to the being concealed the creators of each model will be concealed also, all entries will be pm’d to the host and posted by her…now, your model will truly be fully concealed to all.


• Adult female and males can apply
• Rounds will be 4-5 days (depending on the number of pics required for the tasks). Judging 1 day.
• Photoshopping is allowed and in most cases necessary due to all rounds will be about print advertisements…there can be no altering of the actual Sims…i.e.: no simmerizing.
• Simposing is not allowed.
• Modeling hacks are allowed but, would like to encourage you to be creative and maybe use the hacks as a source to photoshop your poses so, they are more unique.
• Any size sims is welcome but, must be human.
• Can enter up to 2 Sims, but only one will make it to Round 1.
• Do not submit downloaded Sims to the contest, they have to be your own creations
• Do not submit thumbnails with a link to your photo submission...all photos must be submitted to me as a full photo with no links.
• Please refer to this link for the forum’s contest and contestant rules http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=28741

The following rules are most important for you to be considered for the each round!
• Make sure that you submit pictures for each round, if you can not submit them in the time frame outlined, send me a PM, before the deadline, with an explanation. No deadline extensions will be given unless you have a really good reason (i.e.: pc/game issues, family emergency). If an extension is given it will be only for a few extra hours, no extra days will be handed out. We are being hard on this out of fairness to the other contestants who have made an effort to be on time, we know that emergencies come up and you will not be penalized for those. If you feel that you will not have the time to devote to this and meet the deadlines then you probably are not going to get far in the rounds. Anyone not submitting pictures in the required timeframe or has not be given an extension will be eliminated.
• Any public whining about a task is concerned unprofessional and something that we frown upon.
• Be nice and respectful…finally, have fun and enjoy this experience


Note: to judges…modeling hacks are allowed out of fairness, not everyone is skilled with photo-editing applications so, if you are bias to modeling hacks and feel that you can not judge or comment fairly then please pass this by.

Requirements: Must fill out the provided score card for each round, respond with their scores within 24 hours, give comments for each round….please pm me if you are interested.
1. I.nfectious
3. bROOke-lynn
4. Dreamydre15
Emergency Judges (need 1 emergency judges who is online on a regular basis and can reply to the pm within hours)
1. grayx3eyedsoul

Judging Criterion
• Emergency judges will be called in if we have not heard from the main judges within 24 hours of pming them.

What you will be scored on:
Creativity (1-10 pts)
Appeal (Did they sell the fashion and themselves) (1-10 pts)
Task Completion (1-10 pts)
Photo Composition (1-10 pts)
Total score will be worth 40 points

• Each round your score will be accumulative (the previous round scores will be tallied together with the current round score) After all the points are tallied up, the contestants will be ranked from highest to lowest. The ones with the lowest scores will be eliminated. The number of eliminations per round is dependent on the number of contestants who have submitted their entries on the said round. If you fail to submit one or more of the required pictures, you will be automatically eliminated.



Application Requirements:
1 headshot – Plain background - Your face must be concealed in some way


1. Malindi Manipay App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1222809&postcount=27) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1228383&postcount=100) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1231350&postcount=158) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1234508&postcount=219) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1236277&postcount=229)
2. Angie Brown App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1222977&postcount=34) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1227321&postcount=88) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1230474&postcount=148) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232627&postcount=199) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1236455&postcount=237)
3. Nika Vari App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1225090&postcount=59) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1228906&postcount=106) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232368&postcount=184) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?p=1232490#post1232490)
4. Bella Nyx App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1226745&postcount=74) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1227771&postcount=92) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1227771&postcount=92) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1230849&postcount=151) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1233424&postcount=213) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?p=1237688#post1237688)
5. Heather Parx App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1226871&postcount=75) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1227330&postcount=89) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1230153&postcount=137) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232344&postcount=183) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1236569&postcount=240)
6. Miranda Voile App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1228929&postcount=110) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229037&postcount=114) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1231915&postcount=162) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1233407&postcount=211) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1237599&postcount=248)
7. Celeste Miala App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229100&postcount=121) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229110&postcount=125) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229720&postcount=135) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232230&postcount=177) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1236299&postcount=233)

Dropped Out
Wendy Kenn App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1222806&postcount=26) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229323&postcount=129)
Daniel Erikson App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1222972&postcount=33) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1228961&postcount=111) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1231911&postcount=161)
Maya Kingston App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1224529&postcount=56) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1227774&postcount=93) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229708&postcount=134) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1235012&postcount=221)

Nadia Cornwell App (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1222212&postcount=19) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1228348&postcount=99) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1230155&postcount=138) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232408&postcount=191) - Missing Photo Shoot 1


Round 1: Outdoor Editorial and Swimsuit Photo shoot
Round 2: Couture Advertisement and Lingerie Photo shoot
Round 3: Magazine Cover – Atlethic/Sportswear Photo shoot
Final Round: To be determined

Round 1 Photo Shoots (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1226588&postcount=69) Countdown (http://timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?month=07&day=31&year=2008&hour=23&min=00&sec=00&p0=25)
Round 2 Photo Shoots (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1229156&postcount=126) Countdown (http://timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?month=08&day=06&year=2008&hour=12&min=00&sec=00&p0=25)
Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1232006&postcount=167) Countdown (http://timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?month=08&day=11&year=2008&hour=23&min=00&sec=00&p0=25)
Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1236216&postcount=227) Countdown (http://timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?month=08&day=17&year=2008&hour=3pm&min=00&sec=00&p0=25)


Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Aylar made by DiDi

This contest will run from (7/20/08 to 8/20/08 (30 days)

21st Jul 2008, 1:11 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 7.20.08
Ends 8.20.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

21st Jul 2008, 1:23 AM
Here and excited to get started so bring in those applications everyone!!

Remember all applications need to be pm'd to me and not posted into the thread...it is okay to say in the thread that you are going to enter and chat about the contest...just do not mention who your sims is....I do realize that in the end we will probably have a good idea of who belongs to who...each creator usually has their own style that shines through...but, lets try to keep as much a mystery as we can :).

Applications will end on the 25th at 8:00 pm EST...hopefully with lots of contestants.

21st Jul 2008, 1:28 AM
emergency judge please!

this sounds way cool.

21st Jul 2008, 1:30 AM
im joining, i told you i would ;)

when you mean the face must be concealed does that mean a mask from in game or photoshopped? and will it be like that every round?

21st Jul 2008, 1:30 AM
great grayx3eyedsoul will post you as EJ and thank you amd welcome to Concealed!

21st Jul 2008, 1:31 AM
Ashley, I am a photoshop freak so anything goes with photoshopping...it can be in-game also, it can be with your hands, hiding behind an object etc.

Ohhhhhhh and Ashley I am so happy you will be entering...my mind got wrapped around answering your question forgot to say how pleased I would be to have you in the contest!

21st Jul 2008, 1:33 AM
oh awesome! i already have a simmie in mind :)
i really like the idea of it being a mystery-good thinking and very creative

21st Jul 2008, 1:35 AM
Thanks Ashley, it is going to be fun and interesting to see how each person conceals a portion of their sims faces each round and for each photo.

By the way at least half the face has to be concealed in each photo and for applications.

Important Note:

No submitting thumbnails with links to your photos....please submit your full photo submission to me without links of any kind.

21st Jul 2008, 1:41 AM
Haha, I was juuust about to ask how much of one's face needed to be concealed.
:3 I'm entering this~! I'll PM you my application soon.

21st Jul 2008, 1:45 AM
yay-competing with Jill :)

21st Jul 2008, 1:46 AM
grins....great Jill...ohhhhhh wonderful Jill and Ashley it is going to be a fun and great contest!!

21st Jul 2008, 1:51 AM
:3 Yep! A great contest with great competition and great people.
XD; Now, if only Bodyshop'd load. *kicks my computer*

21st Jul 2008, 1:59 AM
Be back in a little bit, going to have dinner and then watch "Next Food Network Star" :).

Peeks back in to see what is happening and if there are any applicants or questions.

21st Jul 2008, 5:06 AM
whooo this harder than i expected lol. u deffinately got work cut out for me DiDi, but its really fun trying to make them sort of hidden. i just didnt like how my ideas are turning out.

*goes back and tries again*

21st Jul 2008, 5:18 AM
I am sure that you are going to do fantastic Ashley...well, everyone loves a challenge right? Lol...I can't wait to see what you come up with :). If it helps pretty much all of the rounds the background will be provided for you so, you can just think about the pose, outfit and concealment....I know not much but, one less thing you all have to worry about.

21st Jul 2008, 5:27 AM
Wow, I'm glad this went through! Sounds really fun.
I'm not exactly thinking of entering.. So I'll lurk.. :)

21st Jul 2008, 5:31 AM
Janne you are welcome to lurk :)...I do a lot of that myself...you could always think of being a judge?

21st Jul 2008, 5:33 AM
Name: Nadia Cornwell
Location: San Fransisco, CA


21st Jul 2008, 4:52 PM
999rozes - Your sims is gorgeous and what a great job concealing...:)...there is only one problem, all applications, entries, and later on round submission need to be pm'd to me instead of posting in the public thread. That way the identity of the creator is hidden. If you quickly delete the thread so not too many have seen who created your sims and pm her photo and info to me so I can post it :).

Good morning everyone! I would just like to mention that my pm inbox is empty with not an application to be seen :).

21st Jul 2008, 8:01 PM
This contest seems like a lot of fun! I'm definately going to try to enter. Just a quick question: what exactly is simposing?

21st Jul 2008, 10:05 PM
Simposing is creating poses by using a program called Simpose. ;)

21st Jul 2008, 10:31 PM
Ah, thank you. :D Heh, I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff...xD

21st Jul 2008, 10:47 PM
DiDi I pmed my appie to u ^_^

22nd Jul 2008, 12:21 AM
Hey there Essa :)...thanks hun for fielding that question.

999Rozes - thanks!

22nd Jul 2008, 12:30 AM
Name: Wendy Kenn
Location: Toronto, Canada


22nd Jul 2008, 12:32 AM
Name: Malindi Manipay
Location: Melbourne, Australia


22nd Jul 2008, 1:55 AM
oohhh lovely ways to hide the faces!

22nd Jul 2008, 2:18 AM
I'd like to be a judge if you are still looking for some DiDi? :-)

22nd Jul 2008, 2:37 AM
Elise, that's my name!


22nd Jul 2008, 2:52 AM
Just sent my app in :)

22nd Jul 2008, 3:43 AM
I.nfectious - Thanks would love to have you as a judge...welcome!!

Welcome to our new applicant....Yay, we have 5 applicants excellent and all so very well concealed :).

Just to let you know you do not need to let me know you sent in your app if you do not see your applicant posted within one day then just pm me and ask.

22nd Jul 2008, 5:17 AM
Name: Daniel Erikson
Location: Canada


22nd Jul 2008, 5:28 AM
Name: Angie Brown
Location: London, England


Yay!!! 5 Contestants so half-way there!!!

22nd Jul 2008, 5:44 AM
oohhh man im itching to know who did all these fab apps :)

22nd Jul 2008, 5:47 AM
is there room for another judge? i havent judged before, but i kind of want to before entering any contests

22nd Jul 2008, 6:03 AM
RIPMYJEANZ - sure would love to have you judge...my only requirement is that the judges be comminted and here to judge when the round ends and be fair :).

I am loving the creative way all the applicants are finding to conceal...excellent...now, I can't wait to see what happens in round 1....(goes to think of ways to add some twists and challenges to round 1...lol)...gosh I love to torment...lol.

Well, it is almost 2:30am here so going to head to bed, see you all in the morning :).

22nd Jul 2008, 6:23 PM
Wow, great entries~!
xD I think I can guess who some of these entries belong to...
^^ Can't wait for round 1 to start~!

22nd Jul 2008, 9:55 PM
What a great idea for a contest!! This is so original and different!

22nd Jul 2008, 10:47 PM
Wowzers! I can't believe the quality of the applicants already. As soon as I saw this contest I thought it was a very clever concept, especially hiding which member submitted which model. I can't wait for the judging to begin!!!

22nd Jul 2008, 10:54 PM
Hey everyone....we have all of our judges yay...one less thing to worry about and now we need more applicants!!!

I am looking forward to the up coming rounds, there is some great talent here and it is going to be interesting to see what they do with the rounds :).

Thanks I.nfectious and bROOKe-lynn, I can't take credit for the whole concept each of these things have been done before as separate contests...I thought it would be great to combine them.

23rd Jul 2008, 3:59 AM
come on people join!! it will be fun!!!! :)
i cant wait for the rounds to begin

23rd Jul 2008, 6:17 AM
It looks like another great contest! Lots of fun! Lovely sims, from what I can see lol I'll be watching. I'm moving soon, found a place FINALLY!

Good luck DiDi!

23rd Jul 2008, 6:20 AM
Thanks Michele and wonderful about finding a place :)! Be good you little brat and will catch up with you on things.

Heading to bed...come on...need 5 more applicants!!!

23rd Jul 2008, 9:56 AM
I can sense that some apps are by some people with stars or it could be an app from star.lily or ESSA and aslso anyone who has posted here

23rd Jul 2008, 1:52 PM
Good morning everyone!! Saw this over at the Reflexforum and just had to keep it...it is exactly how I feel like in the morning

Okay, now give me some applicants :)!!

23rd Jul 2008, 8:09 PM
haha thats cute

23rd Jul 2008, 8:50 PM
Hey there Essa :)...thanks hun for fielding that question.

999Rozes - thanks!

You're welcome.
I really like the concept. I'm not sure I'll be part of it. I can't afford being in a third contest atm and I want to achieve some things in RL.
I guess I recognise 4 out 5 contestants. I have no clue about Wendy Kenn. :lol:

Great apps so far. I like the way models are hidding their face. :)

24th Jul 2008, 12:35 AM
Essa - I understand totally and you will be missed, you know how much I love having you in my contests but, I do understand the need for getting things done in rl and for being already committed to other contests...so til next time :).

This will probably be the last contest I host for a while, the responses to the contests here lately have been terrible and like other hosts...a lot of work goes into creating a contest and to have to close it due to lack of interest is discouraging.

Any hoo....lets get some applicants!!

24th Jul 2008, 12:42 AM
I just wanted to say that this is a great contest! :) I would've loved to enter but i'm already participating in another contest at the moment. I really hope you get more applicants and if you do decide to host another I'll make sure to join!

24th Jul 2008, 12:46 AM
Darn it I don't have photoshop :(

24th Jul 2008, 1:27 AM
you dont really "need" photoshop. i dont have it either

24th Jul 2008, 2:34 AM
I'd love to join this, but I've never really worked with sims in photoshop (well I have PSP, I wish I had photoshop). Maybe I'll practice a bit to see if I can do it then post an app tomorrow.

24th Jul 2008, 3:29 AM
if you need help with psp (thats what i have) let me know

24th Jul 2008, 5:35 AM
novemberlove...thanks and when I do another contest I would love to have you join in...hope you stop by and see how the contestants do...we do love vistors :).

Dreamydre15/IceAngel- and anybody else...for the first several rounds it will be mainly just pasting a pose onto a background...in the third round there is a magazine cover so some text and such will be necessary. Anyone needing an in-game pose photoshopped onto the background I can do that for them :)...so please do not hesitate to join in...all things can be figured and worked out usually :).

Ashley - hey there you sweetie, so good to have you around :).

Welcome to our 6th contestant Maya Kingston...wow, the girls from Canada are coming out, we have several from Canada :).

24th Jul 2008, 6:14 AM
Name: Maya Kingston
Location: Gastown, Canada


24th Jul 2008, 6:36 AM
Ok, I'm almost done with my model..just putting the finishing touches...I think she looks pretty good for it being my first time combining layers with sims =] lol

24th Jul 2008, 9:34 PM
Good afternoon everyone, have another contestant I will be posting in a little bit which brings our count up to 7...yay!!

24th Jul 2008, 10:38 PM
Name: Nika Vari
Location: Scottsdale, AZ


24th Jul 2008, 11:20 PM
I think it may help DiDi if you put Concealed - Applications needed in the first post's title ^_^

25th Jul 2008, 1:25 AM
Thanks 999rozes will give that a try :).

25th Jul 2008, 4:53 AM
This is a great contest so far, I hope we get some more entries!

25th Jul 2008, 7:03 AM
Apps are open until tomorrow night but, I may go one more day and then leave it here in apps but, move onto round 1 and pray that we get 3 more applicants during round 1 :).

25th Jul 2008, 8:37 AM
This will probably be the last contest I host for a while, the responses to the contests here lately have been terrible

Thats exactly how I feel! I'm taking my upcoming contest out of my sig and am waiting for the end of Aug or Sept! Many go on vacation this time of year, so hopefully it will pick up after school opens and fall. I hope you get more entries! It's a wonderful contest!

Good luck!

:lol: I took that little guy with the cup of coffee and put it on my deak top! It's SO cute!

25th Jul 2008, 8:39 AM
Name: Amber Patrone
Location: Chicago, IL


Yay 8th contestant...welcome Amber

25th Jul 2008, 6:26 PM
Yeah, there are a LOT of people on vacation late July and August.
My birthday's on the 14th of August, and it's a pain trying to schedule around all my good friend's vacation.

>3< Come oooon, people, join~! It'll be fun! D:

25th Jul 2008, 7:00 PM
I will keep the contest posted here in apps but, I will post Round 1 tomorrow morning so, our wonderful, gorgeous contestants can start :).

I will have to post Round 1 later on today...my pc keeps shutting off and on grrrrrrr just started a little bit ago. As soon as I can get the power to my pc to stay on for more than a minute I will post the round.

27th Jul 2008, 1:17 AM
How many photos are required for each round?

27th Jul 2008, 10:17 AM
I am back....grrrrrrrrrrrrr had pc hardware problems and my pc just got back from being fixed. Sorry, for not being here and the delay in posting Round 1

xJOFLx - there will be 2 photos required for each round.


Hello Ladies and Gentleman

Today you will start your adventure down the road as to who’s inner beauty will shine through the most. Remember that at least half your face must be concealed (see examples below)…that does not mean that I want to see the back of everyone’s head be creative using shadows, body parts, objects and your surrounding environment. Also, remember to pm me your photos when you are done. There will be no eliminations at all everyone will continue to move on through each round…at the end the person with the highest accumulative score will be the winner. Now, onto your photo shoots….

Links to concealing examples:
Example 1 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%201/adv_7648.jpg)
Example 2 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%201/adv_5209.jpg)
Example 3 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%201/adv_4275.jpg)
Example 4 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%201/2666654235_e3cb3ebd8f.jpg)

Photo Shoot 1- Don’t let smoke get in your eyes

You will be doing a fashion editorial; these editorials usually have a theme to them that the fashion designer/client wants to make. The theme for this one is the contrast of the smoke produced by the refineries smoke stacks…the smoke is organic, has soft, fluid, flowing shapes which contrast with its damaging effect on the environment. We want to capture this contradiction….by you modeling with outfits that have a very straight, ridged line and you will further that contrast by posing in the same way.

Background: Must use the one provided (see link below). You can crop the background just do not go crazy with it.
Outfits: Outfits can be formal or everyday….must be either black, grey, white or a combination of some or all. It shape/line should be ridged and straight…nothing flowing, or light.
Make-up: Both female and male…smoky eyes…that means lots of liner, mascara, and dark shadow. Lips (females only) should be a deep red and no blush for all.
Hair: Females…Must be off the shoulders and again nothing curly or flowing…should be straight or tightly pulled back. Male…Should be bald or a very closing shaved cut.
Poses: Must be full body or from calves up….Nothing flowing or wavy…think of how a robot would stand or move…straight, ridged moves. Now, that does not mean you are to just stand there with your arms to your side…just make sure your limbs are straight when leaving the body.
Other Sims: No

Required Background (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%201/385259541_ffee817828_o.jpg)

Photo Shoot 2 – My Calendar Girl/Guy

You will be doing a swimsuit calendar shoot…each of you will be assigned a month of the year. You will decide how you want to portray that month using background and objects.

Nadia – April
Wendy – February
Malindi – December
Daniel – June
Maya – October
Nika – September
Amber – May
Angie – July
Bella - August
Heather - January
Miranda - November
Celeste - March

Background: Your choice, be creative think about your month…you all that did not get a “summer month” you have many choices; there is always sun and sand somewhere in the world even in those months or you can go with snow, leaves, spring flowers…it is up to you.
Outfits: Swimwear
Make-up: Natural and light
Hair: Long, windblown, flowing for females….shoulder to short but, loose windblown for males
Poses: Full body to thigh nothing higher then the mid thigh
Other Sims: Yes


Refresh your memory on what you will be scored on....look at first thread under judging

Due July 31 Midnight EST...if an extension is needed please pm me :). Counter is on first thread.

27th Jul 2008, 12:56 PM
Round 1 is wicked *runs off to start game*

27th Jul 2008, 1:01 PM
Hey Jonesi :)! Glad you like it can't wait to see your photos!

27th Jul 2008, 3:18 PM
Ooh, this round looks great! *goes to think of ideas*

27th Jul 2008, 3:34 PM
Ranta - Glad you like it, I am sure you will come up with some terrific ideas, can't wait to see your pics.

Note to everyone...please include your sims name with your pics...I lost my list so, I don't know who's sims belongs to who...lol...now, I call that concealed when the host even does not know...lol.

P.S. You can crop the background for your first photoshoot, just do not go crazy on the cropping.

27th Jul 2008, 6:47 PM
Name: Bella Nyx
Location: Portland, OR


Welcome to our 9th contestant!!!

27th Jul 2008, 11:06 PM
Name: Heather Parx
Location: Dallas, TX


Yay!!!! The 10th contestant....welcome!!!

27th Jul 2008, 11:52 PM
Yay you got 10 contestants! I can't wait to see how everyone does in Round 1 :)

28th Jul 2008, 12:04 AM
im so glad we got 10!!!!

28th Jul 2008, 12:27 AM
Yep....10 Contestants, I just moved the thread to in progress...I will continue to accept applications throughout Round 1.

28th Jul 2008, 2:20 AM
Nice entries everyone :D
Di do you need any more judges or an EJ? I can't join even if I wanted too bc my laptop is down for the moment.

28th Jul 2008, 2:36 AM
Dreamydre - I could use an EJ judge and that might turn into a judge...I have one judge I am not sure will be able to do any judging. Would love to have you fill those spots :).

28th Jul 2008, 2:41 AM
Dreamydre - I could use an EJ judge and that might turn into a judge...I have one judge I am not sure will be able to do any judging. Would love to have you fill those spots :).

Okay well count me in then :D

28th Jul 2008, 3:45 AM
i hope you werent referring to me DiDi, i know im not on alot, but i have it jotted down when the rounds end, and i will deffinately come on those days :) i cant wait to start judging

28th Jul 2008, 5:21 AM
RIP - ohhhhhhhh goodness no was not talking about you :). It is one of the other judges who will be going out of town and away from a pc for a little while, and there is nothing wrong with that, things in rl come up.

I have no worries about any of my judges :)...each of you are wonderful and thank you for being so committed to this and keeping on top of everything RIP :).

Thanks Dreamydre - welcome and I have listed you as a judge for the contest :).

28th Jul 2008, 5:26 AM
Ooh, Didi! This is a fun round.

I just finished by first picture, but dang, you gave me a hard month for the second picture ;)

28th Jul 2008, 8:03 AM
Ooo, round one looks awesome!!! I can't wait to see what people come up with. Judging this is going to be so much fun *dances* (",)

28th Jul 2008, 11:57 AM
i know! all of the entries are so creative. cant wait to see what they all come up with for round one!

28th Jul 2008, 2:03 PM
This contest looks like the most fun with Sims since the Legacy Challenge! I wonder if the winner will receive a 100,000 Simolean contract with Simmergirl, and a four page spread in Simopolitan Magazine! I meant to make my sim a plus size model but I forgot! hah

28th Jul 2008, 7:26 PM
Photo Shoot 1

Not sure if peeps will get the reference, but her outfit is supposed to be a cigarette

Photo Shoot 2

July - Went for an "Independance Day" reference with the flag swimsuit and fireworks.

28th Jul 2008, 7:36 PM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


28th Jul 2008, 7:42 PM
Wow, the first Photo Shoots are fantastic...ohhhhhhh the judges are going to have to work hard :)! Great photos ladies and I am so anxious to see the rest :)!!

28th Jul 2008, 7:57 PM
Creative Entries everyone!! :D I'm really liking Angie Brown :b

29th Jul 2008, 8:57 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


29th Jul 2008, 9:04 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


29th Jul 2008, 9:12 AM
Ladies terrific photo shoots!

The round ends at midnight on the 31st...you have up to that time to change any photos that you wish, just because you have sent them to me does not mean you can not change them :).

Remember....the judges are going to be looking very carefully at how well you have concealed half your face, keep that in mind so, that you do not lose any points on that.

29th Jul 2008, 5:47 PM
Loving the round 1 piccys posted so far!

29th Jul 2008, 6:01 PM
My goodness you all are do such an outstanding job....maybe I need to make round 2 harder..lol...kidding :)

29th Jul 2008, 6:02 PM
These are really good. Tough round for the judges. ;)

30th Jul 2008, 12:18 AM
These are all such lovely photo's- I can't wait to find out the results!

30th Jul 2008, 6:26 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


30th Jul 2008, 10:13 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2

The bright bits are meant to be the sun glare things... lol like the sun shines through the window XD

30th Jul 2008, 10:18 AM
There is 1 day 17 hours left to Round 1...as soon as it has ended I will post Round 2 photo shoots (which I am excited about because I think you all are going to be surprised :)).

I want to thank all the contestants for working so hard on their photos and their hardwork shows...great job everyone!

30th Jul 2008, 6:26 PM
^_^ I finally figured out what I'm gonna do~!
DiDi, you should get my pics sometime later today.
I presently waiting for my game to load.
XD It ought to be done opening in a few hours.

30th Jul 2008, 8:30 PM
I almost have my pictures done, should have them in soon! I've been working really hard on them so lets hope they turn out good.

31st Jul 2008, 1:41 AM
IceAngel and Jill - can't wait to see your photo shoots, I know they will be fantastic!!

31st Jul 2008, 2:10 AM
I should have my photo's in either tonight or tomorrow. I finally have an idea! xD All of the entries so far look amazing. :)

31st Jul 2008, 4:32 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


31st Jul 2008, 4:40 AM
Ranta - will be looking forward to your photos :).

You all are blowing me away with your photo shoots, I knew that a good amount of you were new to contests and also, to photoshopping. As, I look at the pics I am amazed at the job you all are doing, it is fantastic keep up the good work and remember that the score is accumulatve so, if you did not do well, this round you have 3 other rounds to step it up :) so, never feel that you are lost and do not have a chance because each of you do throughout this whole contest :)...well, that was my Round 1 pep talk...lol.

31st Jul 2008, 4:55 AM
Thanks DiDi, you're so sweet :)

This was my first time photoshopping different poses together (frakensimming, I think?), and I'm really quite happy with my results. This contest is a good learning experience.

Also, I can't wait 'til the end when we can find out who did what photo. I think I might know some of them, but I'm not positive.

31st Jul 2008, 5:04 AM
emde - You are welcome and a great job on your first attempts at frankensteining. I am glad that this is becoming a good learning experience, That is what I truly want to come from this for everyone to be able to practice their skills and have fun while doing it.

Round 3 I listed that one of the task would be a magazine cover, I am thinking of changing that and making it one more ad/editorial, that is unless you all would rather have the magazine cover...your wish is my command :).

31st Jul 2008, 5:33 AM
Name: Miranda Voile


31st Jul 2008, 8:03 AM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2

June - Father's Day

31st Jul 2008, 8:18 AM
I have just been approached by a new and up and coming model agency and they are very much interested in offering the winner a contract...when I get more details I will let you all know. This will be a very outstanding prize :).

31st Jul 2008, 11:59 AM
Oo sounds good Jaela! I love magazine covers, but have no probs with it being changed, am up for anything that involves creativity :D

31st Jul 2008, 12:49 PM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


31st Jul 2008, 1:07 PM
Everyone is doing such a great job! I cant wait to see how round 2 goes :) but I was wondering, is there a rule that you can only enter 1 contest at a time? I thought I read that somewhere but I just re-read the contest rules and didn't see anything about that :confused:

31st Jul 2008, 1:12 PM
Novemberlove - no there is no limit as to how many contests you are in :).


Missing Round 1 Entries

Amber Patrone
Wendy Kern
Nadia Cornwell - only Photo shoot 2

31st Jul 2008, 1:14 PM
Really!? I don't know why I thought that, I just may enter then :D

31st Jul 2008, 1:16 PM
Wonderful, would love to have you in the contest :)...if you need anything just let me know.

Will be back in a little bit, going in game to do some applications shot for one of the new contests that just opened.

31st Jul 2008, 2:48 PM
ill have mine in, i promise :)

31st Jul 2008, 2:58 PM
No worries Ashley, I am extending Round 1 until 8:00pm tomorrow....the only thing that will effect is that judging will not start until then. I will be posting Round 2 later on today so everyone can get started on that :).

Applications are closed :).

31st Jul 2008, 2:59 PM
Name: Celeste Miala
Location: Dali, Cyprus


31st Jul 2008, 3:06 PM
oh goodie, an extension :) love it!

31st Jul 2008, 3:07 PM
Ooh, awesome. :) I've got all of my pictures taken- unfortunately photobucket is having some issues...I'll be out for most of the day today, so I'll probably send them sometime this evening. Sorry for all of the last minute-ness!

31st Jul 2008, 3:11 PM
No problem Ranta and Ashley...glad that the extension helps out :).

Will be posting Round 2 around 3:00pm EST.

31st Jul 2008, 3:25 PM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


31st Jul 2008, 5:20 PM

Hello Ladies and Gentleman

You have experienced your first week and have shown the judges just how much you all want to succeed. This week we want to see more…lol…we always want more. Today you will continue your adventure down the road as to who’s inner beauty will shine through the most but, this week all may not be as you expected. Remember that at least half your face must be concealed…that does not mean that I want to see the back of everyone’s head be creative using shadows, body parts, objects and your surrounding environment. Also, remember to pm me your photos when you are done. There will be no eliminations at all everyone will continue to move on through each round…at the end the person with the highest accumulative score will be the winner. Now, onto your photo shoots….

Photo Shoot 1- Fight Club

You will be doing a fashion editorial. The theme for this one is Fashion vs Style and you will be battling it out with another sim and of course all the while looking extremely beautiful. You just need to decide whether you will represent fashion or style. Whichever you chose the other will be what the other sim in the photo shoot will be representing. Note: If you would like you can use your model to represent both fashion and style instead of using another sim.

Background: Black with the text Fashion vs Style on it somewhere
Outfits: Either you or the other sim should be wearing a couture outfit to represent fashion and for style it should be an outfit that is something you would really wear and not outrageous. Either outfit can be formal or casual.
Make-up: Females for the fashion…wear couture make-up that means outrageous shadows, lashs, and lips. For style…wear your make-up natural and light. Daniel…Natural for both
Hair: Females…Fashion hair…wild, outrageous…Style hair…your choice. Daniel…Your choice for both.
Poses: Must be full body or from calves up….You must be fighting with your conterpart.
Other Sims: Yes

Example (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%202/430230125_3f41b38260_o.jpg)

Photo Shoot 2 – The Boys Have It

I mentioned that in this round you would be doing a lingerie shoot, now, I know you all had sexy, hot, bedroom, laying on the beach thoughts in your head on what the photo shoot would be like. Well…….ladies this week you are modeling undies but, not female undies…You will be doing a photo shoot for JBS the famous designer of outrageous ads and men’s undies. Yep, boxer shorts, tidy whites for all you ladies. Next, you ladies will be posing and creating an environment that screams out male hormones. So, get out that recliner, the beer bottles, junk food, tv, sport equipment etc. Daniel you will be doing a photo shoot for Calvin Klein showing off those gorgeous pecs and abs in a gym. You will be posing with one or more sims so, do not let them out shine you…make sure you are the main focus in the photo.

Background: Your choice, for you ladies think male, what do they do when relaxing or getting ready for work/school…Daniel for you it can be a high tech gym…all mod and glossy looking or a old boxing type gym. You know the kind with lots of dirt and sweat..
Outfits: Male undies…ladies there are some links to tees/boxers but, you do not need to use those outfits, if you want to create, photoshop or use something else it is up to you just make sure it is manly looking and not too flowery/frilly, you can wear a bra, tee, shirt, or be nude on the top just make sure that you conceal the nips on the breasts…can’t have it too naughty…lol. Daniel, you can choose any male undies you like just make sure that you are topless…just the undies.
Make-up and Hair: Your choice….ladies you are allowed to use grease marks/dirt (like you would get doing auto repair or the ones under the eyes in football if they are appropriate for your environment you have choosen).
Poses: Full body to thigh nothing higher then the mid thigh. Daniel you can be working out with high tech equipment, using a punching bag, boxing etc…anything that would be done in a gym and fits with your environment.
Other Sims: Yes for only Daniel…you can have none or as many sims as you choose to enhance your photo shoot.

Example Links: (feel free to use some or all of the ideas these examples may offer to you, just do not give me an exact copy of the example)
Example 1 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%202/2544669905_6f1298f117.jpg)
Example 2 (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%202/2490614396_5f8023b899.jpg)

Link to Boxers/tee for females (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=224570)
Link to Boxers/Tees for females (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/fortunecookie1/downloads/sims2/clothing/search_boxers/)

31st Jul 2008, 6:14 PM
wow REALLY great round didi.

31st Jul 2008, 10:53 PM
Thanks Ashley :) glad you like the round, I think it will be fun and challenging for you all.

Someone asked if in Round 2, Photo Shoot 1 if they could use their model to represent both fashion and style as like an alter-ego and I think that is a good suggestion...so, if you want to you can use your model for both in that photo shoot.

31st Jul 2008, 10:55 PM
Photo Shoot 1


Photo Shoot 2


1st Aug 2008, 2:57 AM
Awesome round, DiDi~!
xD I love the lingerie shoot.

1st Aug 2008, 4:12 AM
DiDi, do you mean that instead of using another sim, we can have 2 shots of our model battling it out? i was going to ask you if we can do that too :)

1st Aug 2008, 4:23 AM
Ashley...yes, you would use your model to represent both fashion and style instead of using another sim...then you would battle it out with yourself :).

FYI - Nouk has download some of the most gorgeous mohawks for women that I have ever seen and I am not a mohawk type of gal...here is the link at GOS http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=4358.0

1st Aug 2008, 10:34 AM
Love round 2! :D

1st Aug 2008, 4:01 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It

Wow what a way to start off round 2...great photo shoot Maya!

1st Aug 2008, 4:19 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club

Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It

Fantastic....what a start two gorgeous entries so far!

2nd Aug 2008, 4:44 AM
OoOoH im guessing round 1 is over and scores will be coming soon :)

2nd Aug 2008, 5:43 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club

Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It

2nd Aug 2008, 5:44 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fashion vs Style


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It

2nd Aug 2008, 5:50 AM
Yep, Round 1 is offically closed and I have the scores from one of the judges as soon as I get the other scores I will post the results...this should be sometime tomorrow :).

The photos from round 2 are awesome...good job everyone!!!

2nd Aug 2008, 6:23 AM
I can't wait to see the scores :) and yes everyone is doing such a great job with these photo shoots! :)

2nd Aug 2008, 6:39 AM
lol i have no clue whose sim is which person, its killing me :)

2nd Aug 2008, 6:42 AM
XD Ashely, I bet you know who's mine- It's pretty obvious. XD
I have one part of my round done. :3 Planning on finishing the second tomorrow.
I can't wait for scores!

2nd Aug 2008, 7:59 AM
Jill, actually i have NO idea haha, do you know who mine is?

2nd Aug 2008, 8:38 AM
xD I think I have an idea.
And if you go to my MTS2 page, then compare it to the entries, you'll figure it out.
I think I know who's is Jonesi's is, too.

2nd Aug 2008, 9:09 AM
yeah i have an idea about hers, i narrowed yours down, i think i know it :)

2nd Aug 2008, 4:10 PM
My scores are in for round one :-)

2nd Aug 2008, 7:33 PM
I am waiting on one more judges scores and if I do not get them in before 9pm I will call in an EJ :). Looking over the scores so far I have to say that the judges are expecting more creative ways to conceal your model faces so, keep that in mind for the upcoming rounds.

2nd Aug 2008, 7:36 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


3rd Aug 2008, 1:05 AM
For the fashion vs. style picture, does both model's faces have to be concealed? or Just our model (and if we're using alter-ego's, does their face need to be concealed?)

3rd Aug 2008, 1:51 PM
These are the scores for Round 1 from highest to lowest. Thanks to the judges for their hard work and commitment to the contest :).

Angie Brown 218.8
Bella Nyx 217
Celeste Miala 209.5
Malindi Manipay 207.5
Miranda Voile 203.5
Maya Kingston 197.5
Nika Vari 193
Daniel Erikson 189.5
Heather Parx 188
Nadia Cornwell 181.5
Wendy Kenn 180

Now do not get discouraged if you were not on the top, there is not alot of points separating any of you and is still anyone's contest...remember, everyone can have a fantastic or so-so round but, we never know what will happen in the next :).

I have a few comments from the judges if anyone would like to see theirs pm me :).

Congrats to the top scorers and to everyone!!

I had unexpected guests yesterday, my husband's family with their monsters of kids, I am getting to old for bratty 9 and 10 year olds.

novemberlove - if you are going to use your model in both fashion and style as an alter-ego time thing...they both need to be concealed...seeing they both are you.

3rd Aug 2008, 2:03 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


3rd Aug 2008, 2:09 PM
Three days left for Round 2 :).

Wow, wow....you all are raising the bar this round, the pics are awesome....great job everyone!!

3rd Aug 2008, 6:54 PM
Looking great so far, can't wait to see the rest, congrats to everyone on the scores and thanks for my scores judges :D

4th Aug 2008, 4:14 AM
These are all such great pictures!

DiDi, I was wondering if we get any comments pertaining to our scores?

4th Aug 2008, 7:19 AM
One question.... what's the difference between fashion and style? lol

4th Aug 2008, 9:01 AM
999rozes - this is my take on the difference between fashion and style for this photo shoot....fashion would be couture, Paris runway, outrageous, something you would probably never wear in public because it is so out there. Style on the other hand is something that is tasteful but, much more wearable for everyday life....a nice dress, suit, pant outfit...nothing too grungy, or goth. I hope that helps.

emde - yes there were comments and I will pm you, yours :).

4th Aug 2008, 12:19 PM
Oo could I get my comments too Didi? Thanks x

4th Aug 2008, 2:37 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fight Club


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


Jonesi - sending out your comments :).

5th Aug 2008, 1:53 AM
Will round 3 be posted soon?

5th Aug 2008, 11:25 AM
Wow, you all have been busy and such gorgeous pics...I have some for this round and will post them in a few :).

novermberlove - I will be posting Round 3 mid morning tomorrow :).

5th Aug 2008, 1:46 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fashion vs Style


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


5th Aug 2008, 1:51 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fashion vs Style


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


5th Aug 2008, 1:54 PM
More great entires! Good work everyone :)

And I can't wait to see what round 3 will be!

5th Aug 2008, 1:54 PM
Great job everyone!!!!

We have 1 day left and we have two missing entries

Wendy Kenn
Nika Vari

Round 3 will test your acting abilities...excited to see what you all do with it :).

5th Aug 2008, 3:31 PM
Everyone's round two entries look fabulous. :)

On another note, I'm really sorry, but I think that I'm going to have to drop out. :( Unexpectedly, I've been really busy lately and I'm not going to be able to finish this round on time. Again, I'm really sorry- this contest has been really fun so far. Good luck to everyone!

5th Aug 2008, 3:44 PM
Ranta - I am sorry to hear that you need to drop out but, I understand sweetie. It has been great having you part of this and you did an excellent job with your photo shoots. I hope that our paths cross again in future contests...good luck :).

5th Aug 2008, 5:44 PM

Hello Ladies and Gentleman

You have done extremely well these past two weeks, the judging has been hard, they are impressed and want to see more from each of you. This week we want to see more…lol…we always want more. Today you will continue your adventure down the road as to who’s inner beauty will shine through the most but, this week we want to see your acting abilities. Remember that at least half your face must be concealed…that does not mean that I want to see the back of everyone’s head be creative using shadows, body parts, objects and your surrounding environment. Also, remember to pm me your photos when you are done. There will be no eliminations at all everyone will continue to move on through each round…at the end the person with the highest accumulative score will be the winner. Now, onto your photo shoots….

Photo Shoot 1- Please Don’t Leave Me

You will be doing a fashion editorial but, in with this editorial we want to see emotion. The client Gucci wants this shoot to be just an ocean of emotions from the background, to your facial expressions and body language. The feeling of this shoot is desperation that feeling of losing all hope and doing whatever it takes to get it back. The background will be a isolated desert scene the more harsh and barren the better. You will be shooting with another model male-for females/female for Daniel but, we will only see the lower part of their body all attention will be on you. You know how it feels when you have been dumped…there is a part in you that wants to beg, promise anything to keep that person near you….well, those are the emotions we are looking for….desperation!

Your Inspiration will be this picture:

Background: Harsh, dry desert
Outfits: Your choice…formal, casual, swimwear
Make-up: For male and females….Natural can use tearing mascara if you want to express crying.
Hair: Your choice
Poses: Must be full body. You should be posed but nothing above the waist of the other model…You should be despondent…begging for him/her to stay.

Photo Shoot 2 – Murder

In this photo shoot we want to see how you would be as a murder. The scene is all up to you…maybe the low down scum deserved it. Maybe, you wanted revenge or it was a crime of passion or you are a spy. The muder victim can be male or female. The scene can take place back in the 30’s during gangster times or now in the present. We are leaving this pretty open without too many requirements because it is time to see just what creativity you have.

Your Inspiration will be this picture:

Background: Your choice.
Outfits: Your choice
Make-up and Hair: Your choice
Poses: Your choice just no head shots
Other Sims: Yes of course there needs to be a murder victim but, if you need other sims to help create your scene please use them

5th Aug 2008, 5:48 PM
This is amazing! :blink: I love the tasks and they will be a challenge but you've also given us so much freedom to really express our creative side :D

5th Aug 2008, 5:52 PM
Glad you like it :). I can't wait to see the photos from this round! I changed the time due to 11pm EST from midnight.

Round 2 is still open until tomorrow at noon EST which means 22 hours left.

5th Aug 2008, 5:53 PM
Can't wait to see the entries for this round :D

5th Aug 2008, 6:15 PM
Oooh~ Round 3 sounds divine.
^^ Can't wait to get started!

5th Aug 2008, 7:38 PM
Wow, another neat challenge! Thank you. This looks so fun!

5th Aug 2008, 7:51 PM
Glad you all are liking the next round :). I can't wait to see what you all do without my hampering you with lots of ugly requirements :).

5th Aug 2008, 9:21 PM
DiDi: For the murder, anything goes when it comes to setting and background, right?

5th Aug 2008, 10:02 PM
Yes, anything goes use your creativity in any way you choose only requirement is that there is a victim in the pic with you :).

5th Aug 2008, 10:07 PM
I love this round, DiDi!

5th Aug 2008, 11:18 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

Click here for bigger picture (http://i35.tinypic.com/2iu55i0.jpg)

5th Aug 2008, 11:33 PM
Seeing that the murder photo shoot may have lots more details and such involved to get your story across...I will post links to bigger pics if you send me the link to them with your forum size pic. This is for Photo Shoot 2 only

Remember the forum rules are no pics over the size 650x550>

5th Aug 2008, 11:42 PM
o god i have so many ideas for task 2 >=] im so evil

5th Aug 2008, 11:55 PM
Lol...Ashley...I like evil :)

6th Aug 2008, 1:26 AM
LOVE round 3, especially the murder task, I'll get started on them in the morning, off to find some inspiration now before bed :D

6th Aug 2008, 1:42 AM
Good luck Jonesi and can't wait to see your pics :). Right now I am playing around in photoshop and I messed up somewhere instead of getting a brush I am getting a hand and it will not let me do anything...grrrrrrrrr

6th Aug 2008, 2:30 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

Click here for bigger picture (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/jaela1189/Concealed/Round%203/HeatherParxupdatelarge.jpg)

6th Aug 2008, 3:37 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Fashion vs Style


Photo Shoot 2 - Boys Have It


6th Aug 2008, 3:38 AM
Okay, all entries are in for Round 2 so, it is offically closed and I will pm the judges :).

6th Aug 2008, 4:04 AM
^^ Yay, I can't wait for the results.
xD; Here's to hoping I do better this time.

6th Aug 2008, 4:32 AM
scores are in!!!

xo ash

6th Aug 2008, 5:12 AM
Yep, got one judges score...thanks so very much RIPMYJEANZ for being so good and on top of things...yay for my judges!!

Contestants the word for today is: CREATIVITY!! Think outside the box on your pics this week...give us the unexpected...wow us with your talent...I know you have it now just show us :).

6th Aug 2008, 5:30 AM
omg im so impatient haha

6th Aug 2008, 5:36 AM
XD I am, too, Ashley.
XD I'm too nervous to start on the next round 'till I can see my scores, so I know what I need to improve on.

6th Aug 2008, 5:37 AM
Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

hey, she was fooling around with my boyfriend

6th Aug 2008, 5:38 AM
lol i already started working on mine. i think i know who your model is. not too sure though. if it is, ur doing a fab job haha

6th Aug 2008, 5:42 AM
Lol...you guys are cracking me up. I have just found out what a macabre (in a good way) group I have here...you all are just doing an awesome job with the murder photo shoot (makes note to self...if she gets this group again in a contest...lots of tasks with murder and blood)...lol...love ya all!

6th Aug 2008, 5:57 AM
ok you impatient lot, :rage: my scores for round 2 are in :yippee:

Crikey! I think being tough in the first round has really paid off, The level of talent in this round has been amazing, the contestants have really upped the ante and made it incredibly difficult for us judges. I don't think i've ever given out so many "10" scores before!!! Well done everyone, you should be proud!

6th Aug 2008, 7:42 AM
*laughs* Ashley, you can PM me who you think it is, I'll tell you if you're right.

x3 Yes, DiDi, murder's a good motivator. XD Man, that sounded horrible.
:3 But it is. xD Maybe we are all just wonderful morbid here.

6th Aug 2008, 10:49 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

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6th Aug 2008, 11:21 AM


Round 2 Score Highest to Lowest

Bella Nyx - 230.5
Angie Brown - 225
Daniel Erikson - 215
Celeste Miala - 207
Nadia Cornwell - 205
Miranda Voile - 205
Maya Kingston - 197
Heather Parx - 180
Malindi Manipay - 175
Nika Vari - 173.5

Accumulated Scores for Round 1+2

Bella Nyx - 447.5
Angie Brown - 443.8
Celeste Miala - 416.5
Miranda Voile - 408.5
Daniel Erikson - 404.5
Maya Kingston - 394.5
Nadia Cornwell - 393.5
Malindi Manipay - 382.5
Heather Parx - 368
Nika Vari - 366.5

Pm me if you want the judges comments for your entry :).

Great job everyone, the judges saw improvement this round but, remember they want more :). You have over 5 days to wow the pants off them :).

6th Aug 2008, 1:59 PM
good morning :) i love waking up to nice scores, thanks judges

6th Aug 2008, 5:33 PM
Photo Shoot - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot - Murder

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6th Aug 2008, 5:48 PM
The competition gets tougher every round :blink: Everyone has such amazing and creative entries

6th Aug 2008, 9:21 PM
WOW, amazing entries DiDi!

7th Aug 2008, 2:58 AM
my model just got married and is expecting her first baby =] exciting huh? lol
so i have to wait to do my entry when she has it

7th Aug 2008, 3:43 AM
hey there --

I am not sure if this is, well, legal, but I was wondering what you all are using as mods or hacks to make your poses and take your pictures?

I am having a bit of trouble trying to get good close-ups. I don't know why, but my camera in game keeps bouncing up? And does anyone else have items spin when they try to put them down? hehe.

I searched MTS2 for camera hacks and there are quite a few. GunMod's looks most popular, but it's not been updated for years.

So, if this isn't illegal, give a newbie at this a hand?

7th Aug 2008, 4:46 AM
Why would that be illegal? :)

That has a list of almost everything you can use to take pictures (although I can't get the page to load right now, I guess MTS2 is down). I also sometimes just let my sims interact and see what they do on their own, sometimes I get great poses that way :)

7th Aug 2008, 6:36 AM
Well, illegal in the sense that I am rather asking for help or at least information from other contestants in the contest :)But thank you for the link. I will check it out. :)

7th Aug 2008, 6:45 AM
I don't mind helping :) I want everyone to do their best in this contest and it's always great if you learn new things too :)

7th Aug 2008, 2:14 PM
Gunmods camera is great once you get used to it...also, try using the camera mode to get good close ups..

Hit TAB to go into camera mode...

Use Q & E to go up and down
A & D to go left and right
Z & X to zoom in and out
S & W to go backwards and forwards

7th Aug 2008, 6:25 PM
Gunmods camera is great once you get used to it...also, try using the camera mode to get good close ups..

Hit TAB to go into camera mode...

Use Q & E to go up and down
A & D to go left and right
Z & X to zoom in and out
S & W to go backwards and forwards

Omg! Thank you SO much!

That helps so much. Jeez. You'd think I'd never read the manual. *hehe*

7th Aug 2008, 6:36 PM

At this link to Garden Of Shadows, there is everything that you need to know about posing Sims. There are well written tutorials and links for all the known posing hacks.

Seriously, this is required viewing for anyone who takes Sims Photos.
It's not illegal or cheating, it's just research and experimentation. :)

7th Aug 2008, 9:35 PM
I second the link at GOS. You might also want to have a look at this (http://s12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=165) , this (http://z12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=4860) , and this (http://z12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=5491) tutorial. You might also want to browse this website (http://www.freewebs.com/chesscat333/index.htm).

By the way, you're doing a great job! I would be proud if I were any of the contestants :)

7th Aug 2008, 10:57 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

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7th Aug 2008, 11:06 PM
Is that a guillotine? :blink: Some of the Photo Shoot 2 shots are getting a little scary lol

7th Aug 2008, 11:19 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

"I told you to make your own damn coffee!"

7th Aug 2008, 11:32 PM
There everything thing pm'd to me is entered or updated :). There are 4 days left to this round so plenty of time.

Thanks so very much for the support and help everyone gave to Thaissa. It is so hard and discouraging to be a newbie to photoshopping and contests but, Thaissa, IceAngel and you other newbies hang in there each contest, each picture just brings you that much closer to getting better...we all have been that newbie and pulling our hair out...having to have to work twice as hard on our pics with only half the results from the contests. It does get better with practice, patience and a desire to just sharpen our skills.

Will be back later...dinner, and maybe go in-game to shoot some pics.

8th Aug 2008, 4:27 PM
Hey everyone just checking in...wow, the pics I am getting are awesome loving them...waiting on posting the last few I got, had questions about size and content so waiting on those answers :).

Gotten lots of questions about photoshop selection...cutting out sims...I am working on asking them just trying to find the words to use that explains it well without confusing and I am trying to find a tutorial I saw a while back that explained it perfectly...if anyone wants to jump in and explain the way they do it or has a tutorial link let me know :).

8th Aug 2008, 7:10 PM

At this link to Garden Of Shadows, there is everything that you need to know about posing Sims. There are well written tutorials and links for all the known posing hacks.

Seriously, this is required viewing for anyone who takes Sims Photos.
It's not illegal or cheating, it's just research and experimentation. :)

This is awesome. It's going to take a while to go through these, but thank you!

8th Aug 2008, 7:13 PM
I second the link at GOS. You might also want to have a look at this (http://s12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=165) , this (http://z12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=4860) , and this (http://z12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=5491) tutorial. You might also want to browse this website (http://www.freewebs.com/chesscat333/index.htm).

By the way, you're doing a great job! I would be proud if I were any of the contestants :)

Thank you so much for the kind words -- I really have not done anything like this before, and I so much appreciate all the help and information given. Thanks!!

EDIT: HOLY MOLY! These are reallly good, Yay! Thank you!

8th Aug 2008, 10:21 PM
Gotten lots of questions about photoshop selection...cutting out sims...I am working on asking them just trying to find the words to use that explains it well without confusing and I am trying to find a tutorial I saw a while back that explained it perfectly...if anyone wants to jump in and explain the way they do it or has a tutorial link let me know :).

Here's a great tutorial, I used it when I first tried cutting out sims:


Also, all of the Picture tutorials on this forum have great tips and tricks to use in photoshop :)

9th Aug 2008, 1:45 PM
Photo Shoot - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

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9th Aug 2008, 1:54 PM
The photo shoots for this round are awesome!! I am amazed at the creativity you all have come up with especially with the murder pics...great job everyone!!

There is 2 days and 13 hours left for Round 3 below is a list of missing photo shoots from contestants.

Nadia missing Photo Shoot 1
Nika missing Photo Shoot 2
Maya missing Photo Shoot 1 + 2

Daniel Erikson - Dropped Out

10th Aug 2008, 8:01 AM
Photo Shoot - Don't Leave Me


Photo Shoot 2 - Murder

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10th Aug 2008, 8:18 AM
I just updated the photo shoots and looked through the photos...omg....you all rock this round!!!! I am so proud of you all...just awesome pics :).

Only one still MIA is
Nadia missing Photo Shoot 1

10th Aug 2008, 4:08 PM
After the last photo is submitted could we have Round Four? :D

10th Aug 2008, 4:39 PM
I will post the final round tomorrow :).

12th Aug 2008, 6:13 AM
I am sorry, I had a major disaster today, a water pipe burst so, today had to spend all my time mopping up a flooded room and dealing with plumbers :(.

Will post final round in a little bit and pm the judges to score round 3.

Again, so sorry for the delay.

12th Aug 2008, 6:26 AM
No problem DiDi, I hope your plumbing problem gets better soon :)

12th Aug 2008, 7:23 AM

Hello Ladies

You have done extremely well, the judging has been hard, and we have worked you hard. Today is the final round it is time to see the real you and discover just who’s inner beauty will shine through. We have seen you do editorials, ads and even your acting abilities…now it is time that we see that beautiful face of yours. Yep, this round you will not be concealing anything and I mean anything. Still remember to pm me your photos when you are done. At the end of this round the person with the highest accumulative score will be the winner. Now, onto your photo shoots….

Photo Shoot 1- Rolling Stone

This photo shoot you will be on the cover of “Rolling Stone”. Rolling Stone is famous for interviewing some of the hottest and hip music legends around but, they are even more famous for their provocative covers. So, for this photo shoot we want you to be super provocative…that means sexy, exciting, tantalize us with your creativity and beauty. You do not need to conceal your face this is the time for unveiling that beauty. Think of your wildest dream and make that your cover…have you dreamed of being a rock star, a sexy symbol or maybe a movie star? If so, then show us what that dream is.

Background: Your choice
Outfits: Your choice.
Make-up: Your choice
Hair: Your choice
Poses: Your choice just no head shots must be at least thighs up
Text: Rolling Stone must be on the cover…any other text like articles etc. is up to you.
Other Sims: No

Inspiration Pic:


Photo Shoot 2 – Nude

In this photo shoot you will be doing a full body nude, all sensitive and private areas need to be concealed/covered. Throughout the rounds you have been told to conceal, hide well, now is the time to reveal and give us yep….provocative.

Background: Your choice. It can be a bedroom, jungle, pool, lol…maybe somewhere public.
Outfits: Nude
Make-up and Hair: Your choice
Poses: Full body
Other Sims: No

12th Aug 2008, 7:52 AM
Thanks emde :). Now, it is just a lot of clean-up and getting a person in to put dry wall up where the plumbers had to tear down...ohhhh and lots of paperwork to get our homeowners insurance to cover damages.

12th Aug 2008, 11:46 AM
Photo Shoot 1 - Rolling Stone


Photo Shoot 2 - Nude


12th Aug 2008, 11:51 AM
Wow Malindi's entry is soooo beautiful. I love the redness XD

EDIT: Omg that flood thing just reminds me of the sims. How is your environment need bar?

12th Aug 2008, 11:54 AM
:)...It is an awesome start for this last round. Malindi looks gorgeous in red :).

12th Aug 2008, 12:09 PM
How unfortunate DiDi! I hope you get everything fixed soon :(

12th Aug 2008, 12:37 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Rolling Stone


Photo Shoot 2 - Nude


12th Aug 2008, 12:42 PM
Thanks novemberlove, it was discouraging yesterday but, things look much better now that all the drama is over :).

Wow, another gorgeous Rolling Stone cover....excellent entry!

12th Aug 2008, 4:11 PM
So, can both pictures have your models face unconcealed or just the last one?

12th Aug 2008, 4:22 PM
Yes, IceAngel both pictures can show your girl's face :).

12th Aug 2008, 6:20 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Rolling Stone

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Photo Shoot 2 - Nude


12th Aug 2008, 7:11 PM
Wow so many amazing entries :)

I was wondering, is there a tutorial to give photos that "cartoon" look (I dont know what its called; like the entry above me). It looks so beautiful but I have no idea how to do that :blink:

12th Aug 2008, 8:11 PM
my scores for round three are in.

The rolling stone covers for this round are looking brilliant. You guys have some serious talent going on! I can't believe it's got to the final round already :weep: I don't want to stop judging yet, :laugh:

12th Aug 2008, 9:19 PM
Photo Shoot - Rolling Stone


Photo Shoot 2 - Nude


12th Aug 2008, 9:28 PM
novemberlove - not sure if you are talking about Angie's cover...and if it is the text you are referring to that you would like to get that look. If it is the text you are referring to it is all done by different fonts and I would suggest going to one of the many free font sites and looking at what they have...the coloring for the cover title not sure if she used a gradient to color that text or not.

NOTE:Scores for Round 3 will not be completed until Thursday night...one of the judges has a commitment that is important and I decided to wait on that judge...I really think that you all benefit by having the same judges for each round and especially when it is at the end of the contest...they know you, they know how you have grown and can judge you more fairly having been looking at your body of work throughout. So, if anyone has an issue with the delay please pm me :).

12th Aug 2008, 9:31 PM
I was talking about Angie but I was refering to the 2nd shot, the way her skin looks, I've never seen a skintone like that. Is it photoshopped? And if so then how?

12th Aug 2008, 9:46 PM
I think she use a "warming effect" to make the skin glow like that and did some awesome shading.

Shading tutorial http://z12.invisionfree.com/simscontest/index.php?showtopic=6004
Warm Glow tutorial http://www.sim-finity.com/showthread.php?t=1379

Both of these tutorials are great and give step by step instructions...I am not sure if you have to register at the forums to view them or not.

12th Aug 2008, 10:37 PM
Thanks DiDi! :) Those were really good tutorials, I'll have to start practicing those techniques soon.

13th Aug 2008, 4:20 PM
WOW! I have been watching this contest from the sidelines and I am truly amazed. There is some major talent here. All of the entries have been amazing. I am excited to see who these ppl are :) Good luck to all Contestants in this final round :D

13th Aug 2008, 4:48 PM
novemberlove - glad they help...they really are excellent and from two of the best photoshoppers around. I think you will see a big difference...using the correct shading can make a sims look so much more realistic and 3d and the glow effect just makes the skintone look so wonderful.

Will - hey there, miss having you here but, so glad that you are popping by and watching.

13th Aug 2008, 11:12 PM
I have also been watching this contest! I have kind of an idea who's who, but not too sure! I will just have to wait and see :D Lovely pictures everyone and good luck! Another good contest DiDi. ;)

14th Aug 2008, 9:01 AM
Photo Shoot - Rolling Stone


Photo Shoot 2 - Nude


14th Aug 2008, 9:06 AM
Thanks Michele...my friend and cheering section :).

Three days left to the Final Round...so, those that have missing or no photo in yet, you still have plenty of time :).

14th Aug 2008, 2:46 PM
Photo Shoot 1 - Rolling Stone


Photo Shoot 2 - Nude