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Dorothy Gale from Kansas - Child of Vera_Marina & Wicked_poppies

by Wicked_poppies Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 1:18 AM - Updated 7th Jun 2009 at 12:05 AM by Wicked_poppies
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Dorothy Gale is an orphan from Kansas who lived with her grandparents, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry. Her age is unknown, but she is usually depicted as being around pre-teen (probably 10-12 if you ask me). Almost everyone in the world has heard (or rather “watched”) her story told, and despite being over 100 years old, it still manages to touch people of all generations with its timeless appeal. So, rather than tell you the same story again, I thought I might share some things with you guys that you might not already know (both about the film and the book):

The “ruby slippers “where originally silver in the books, but where changed for the film because the studio wanted to “take advantage of the chromatic possibilities of the new Technicolor film process.”Further reading about the “Ruby Slippers” can be found here.


Dorothy’s name closely mirrors that of Baum's own niece, Dorothy Louise Gage, (purposely done in tribute do to the fact that she died as an infant). However, Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (infant Dorothy’s grandmother) provided the launching point for the characters core personality. Dorothy Gage was laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery located in Bloomington, Illinois. For more info on the character Dorothy Gale, click here.



While L. Frank Baum was the creator, and therefore the first to write about the character Dorothy, he is followed by many other writers offering their own interpretation of the Land of Oz, and Dorothy herself. Most notably (and in my option the best) is the famed “Wicked” series, which focuses on the life and times of the “wicked “witch of the west (aka: Elphaba). In the series, Dorothy is portrayed at worst as being young, and naive. Her motive for seeking the Wicked Witch is not to kill her, but to apologize for killing her sister. It also bridges the gap from the classic movie, to the book, by making the slippers appear both silver, and ruby at times. You can find more about the Wicked series here.



This is a hybrid version of Dorothy, fashioned mostly after Judy Garland’s appearance in the classic film “The Wizard of oz”. Again, I say “mostly”, because while we worked extremely hard on getting her to look just right, she obviously isn’t perfect. However, I feel that while we didn’t completely hit the nail on the head, we were able to capture a bit of the genuine innocence Judy so perfectly brought to the part many years ago. Also, to be frank, Judy Garland is a pain in the ass to sim. LOL She is a hybrid, because without Vera_Marina’s original version of Dorothy, and here immense help along the way, I would never have gotten here. I kind of think of this Sim as our ‘child’ of sorts. I would like to specially thank her for all of her help, support, and allowing me to use her original creation as a launching pad. She is truly a very talented creator (far more than me, obviously), and if you’ve been living beneath a rock, and have never seen her amazing Sims, you can find them here. As far as the outfit goes, I think it’s pretty close replica of the real one. The reason I say that is because I worked almost as long on the dress as I did on the sim, paying attention to the details. Also, I don’t know why, but I felt that it was important for me to use pictures of the real dress and shoes from the film as much as possible. I guess I feel like it makes it a little more authentic.



You need this hair mesh for her to show correctly in the game. I made the recolor, so you don’t have to download anything but the mesh from the link, because the recolor is included with the sim. The mesh for the dress is included from Liana Sims 2. She has a lot of other amazing content, so you should really check it out sometime if you get the chance. The lipstick is a recolor of one of Bruno’s amazing lip colors (I basically just stuck some of his teeth on it). I love me some Bruno when it comes to make-up and unmentionables, so if you haven’t, you should check him/her out too. Hmmmmm… Let me think…… anything else? Oh, right! How could you possibly have Dorothy without Toto? This is my favorite one so far.

I would also like to thank everyone who has helped me on the CFF. Get ready, because I’m going to list everyone this time.

whitewaterwood, hedwig_benjamenta, Miss Simpleton, kopple36, Rapsheba555, JLonier, melethana, straightroad, Anubis360, aeowyn22, missMSBplayer, Reyn, Vera Marina, Flavia751, Elephant

Thank you SO freaking much guys and gals… You’ve been the biggest help, even if I didn’t always like what you had to say. LOL I think that’s it…… Enjoy!

Custom Content by Me:
- Dorothy Sim
- Eyes
- Bruno lip Re-color
- Eye liner
- Blush
- Hairline
- Hair Recolor
- Dress Re-color

Custom Content Included:
- Eye shadow by JustSims2
- Lip-liner by BySeluXerez
- Nosemasks by sironasims
- Skintone by JustSims2
- Dress Mesh by Lianaa

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Dorothy.zip

Size: 3.63 MB · Downloads: 6,423 · 7th Jun 2009
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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 1:35 AM
She's beautiful! Thank you for creating her, she's always been one of my favorite book characters.
Instructor
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 2:57 AM
this download is amazing! It looks just like her!!
Mostly Harmless
retired moderator
#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:37 AM
This is very good! Terrific job :D

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Instructor
Original Poster
#5 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:51 AM
Thanks a lot guys for the nice comments.... I'm so glad you all like her..... Hopefuly I'll have the lion and scarecrow up soon...

I don't take requests. :-)



"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
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#6 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 6:40 AM
congrats on getting it approved.

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Mad Poster
#7 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 7:00 AM
Perfect!!!

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 7:50 AM Last edited by Vera Marina : 7th Jun 2009 at 8:01 AM.
"Dorothy Gale from Kansas - Child of Vera_Marina & Wicked_poppies"

Oh my God, you crack me up, Logan !!!
I'm so happy our "baby" was finally delivered!

Now let's get married!

Seriously:
She looks great and you have done a excellent job !
I love this The Wizard of Oz project and I love to see the characters all together;can't wait for the rest!
I'm very glad you find my help usefull,
and anytime,
you are very welcome!

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You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
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Original Poster
#9 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 4:09 PM
Thanks so much everyone.... And vera, I think it's only right that we get married now...

I don't take requests. :-)



"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
Inventor
#10 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 4:39 PM
yay!! here she is!! congrats Wicked!
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#11 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:21 AM
Ok, that was hilarious, Vera.

Yay! I got a mention!

Dorothy looks awesome! Seriously, you put a heck of a lot of work into her and the result is fantastic.

Where did you get the yellow brick terrain paint?
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:33 AM
can you please upload the scarecrow!? he looks awesome and so do all the other characters! oh and also the wicked witch
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:59 AM
Wow! She looks like Judy Garland! ^^ I can't wait for your scarecrow!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:57 PM
love the sim she great
but just thought that i should let u know that the hair has weird black lines when on a child other then that great sim
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:58 PM
i love her shes great
Instructor
Original Poster
#16 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 3:31 PM
Thanks guys.... katierose33, I haven't a clue what you're talking about... I just went through bodyshop and aged Dorothy to a todler, and then up again, looking at the hair carefuly, and I didn't see any lines that where'nt suposed to be there.... The only thing i can think of is that I may have up-loaded the wrong hair recolor..... If anyone else has this problem, please let me know.... I'll be glad to fix it if there actualy is a problem.... I cant figure out what "lines" would be there......

I don't take requests. :-)



"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
Field Researcher
#17 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 6:43 PM
she looks so great! I really like her face. She looks so much like Dorothy from the movie, but is also just a very pretty sim

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 9:57 PM Last edited by TigerSoundNet : 8th Jun 2009 at 11:18 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by katierose33
love the sim she great
but just thought that i should let u know that the hair has weird black lines when on a child other then that great sim


Katierose, did you get that Sue-XMS_Hair007_060115_Mesh.zip?
Just click the Download tab and you will see the link to it.
And on that page, it is the top picture with Dorothy's braids.
(Wicked_poppies provided the color, so you won't need those.)

Also, using the Sims2Pack Clean Installer to install that Dorothy.Sims2Pack, might be wise?

Btw, is your Custom Content set to "on" in your game?

(As an adult, child or teen Dorothy, I just have a very thin crack under her hair, where you can see through to the background colors and it is not notice-able when you are playing.)

Speaking of a younger Dorothy, has anyone thought of "adopting" her as a teen or as a frisky little wild-child, perhaps? (To grow-up and finally meet the prince, Wizard of Oz or Tin woodsman of her dreams.)

And please, does anyone have any ideas for some clothes for a younger Dorothy?

Thank you, Wicked_poppies, for your wonderful Oz characters!


... Jim ...
Bowties are cool.
retired moderator
#19 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 9:57 PM
You and Vera did such a wonderful job with Judy!! Congrats!
Test Subject
#20 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 12:36 AM
The best one I have seen yet... great job
Test Subject
#21 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 12:36 AM
The best one I have seen yet... great job
Instructor
Original Poster
#22 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 2:00 AM
Again, thanks a lot you guys.... Actualy, I was thinking of making a Dorothy after the book version, as a child. Because If you've aged dorothy down, you'll notice she's not quite...... well, she looks better as an adult. And thanks for clearing that up TigerSoundNet, as i was unsure what the problem might have been or how to fix it...

I don't take requests. :-)



"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 4:10 AM Last edited by TigerSoundNet : 22nd Jun 2009 at 11:57 PM.
(After that very minor "adjustment" that I PMed you.)
Wicked_poppies, I just had your lovely teen, now named "Dorothy T Gale", adopted by a loving pair in a big empty castle, that needed filling and she's very cute and adorable to them and also to me, btw.

And now, the fun hunt for teen-oriented "Dorothy" outfits for me.

Thank you for your superb creativity.

... Jim ...
Forum Resident
#24 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 6:14 PM
Her shoes are beautiful

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 8:14 AM
My daughter just adores her! But she would like to play with Scarecrow and the Tinman too! Please if you would upload them?

~DidaDragonfly~
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