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Playtime Pants

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 16th Sep 2012 at 9:43 PM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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Sim children - now with 40% more fun!

I get awfully tired of my sims living in a world where nobody ever gets dirty, messy, or even slightly mussed. Especially so with children! Real kids get their clothes a total mess, and it's not long before every pair of pants is torn out at the knee.

So, inspired by my own son's complete disaster of a wardrobe (and the cute patches I've been making to mend things), here's a set of five pants in various stages of child-like disarray. These are everyday, casual clothing items, and are unisex, for boys and girls. They take up only one line in CAS - the first one in the set is the worn knees. No EP is required but the denim texture used for them is in one of the patches, so make sure your game is patched.

These are identical in texture to a pair of default kids' pants from the base game, so you can easily use them in stories/movies for a scene where a kid starts off clean and then gets dirty or whatever.

  • Worn Knees - Both knees torn and frayed from rough-and-tumble play, these pants are still comfy, but a little worse for wear. One channel only.
  • Paint Splatters - Art time usually results in a complete mess, with paint almost everywhere but on the paper! Three channels - cloth, and two paint colours.
  • Chalk Smudges - An afternoon spent drawing on the pavement is super fun, and makes for a very artistic looking effect on one's pants. Three channels - cloth, and two chalk colours. Try setting the chalk colours to brown or green to make for great dirt or grass stains, too!
  • You Obviously Love Owls Patched - Once the knees are busted out, the fun solution for kids and parents is fun patches! One heart, and one cute owl! Four channels - cloth, heart/beak, owl's eyes, owl's body.
  • Monster Star Patched - My kid has these actual pants, and was gleeful when he saw I'd made them for sims! Monster peeking out the torn knee on one leg, star on the other. Four channels - Cloth, star, monster's eyes/teeth, stitching/inside of monster's mouth.

Thanks to:

TSRW for the great program, whiterider for tips, folks in the Create chat for encouragement, and my son, for being an awesome and inspiringly artistic little kid.

Age: Child
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

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Interstellar Traveler
#2 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 9:54 PM
Hooray! More things to make children look less like "shit on toast!"
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 10:24 PM
Aww! These remind me of the clothes my kids wore! Now you need to make "old husband clothes", those paint splattered, oil stained clothes like my husband wears to fix the car, mow the lawn, or just putter around the house! Oh, and the old husband shirt that wives like me wear to dye their hair! LOL

Thanks for the cool pants!!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 10:37 PM
These look great! I am so glad you did this. I wish there were more clothing that fit how kids play and get messed up too. Thank you. <3
#5 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 11:38 PM
Cool! Thanks H-P
Field Researcher
#6 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 12:19 AM
brings back memories of when my son was small. thank you for this great idea
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 1:34 AM
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 2:03 AM
These are adorable. Definitely getting these for my less than neat kids!
#9 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 3:21 AM

That is all.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 12:15 PM
Awww, what a cute idea!
#11 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 2:34 PM
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 2:50 PM
Ha ha, these are epic :D
I hope you'll make more in this style! Maybe for teens also!?
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 8:24 PM
o.o whoa these remind me of the Imaginary Friend Pants, but without the stars and stuff. I like your style of them alot more :D
18th Sep 2012 at 6:29 AM
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Test Subject
#14 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 1:11 PM
Making one for adults and teens anytime soon? Love this..
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#15 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 1:24 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 18th Sep 2012 at 3:25 PM.
I don't really think these styles would work for adults/teens (except maybe the paint-splattered ones). There are already loads of artfully-ripped jeans for adults/teens elsewhere (really - I found tons in a quick Google, trying to see if anyone had done stuff like this for kids yet), but kids were woefully under-represented. I know folks like adult/teen clothes, but, erm... somehow the request for them feels like folks are missing the point of this a bit.

But as with everything I make, folks are welcome to reuse my textures for whatever as long as it's posted for free, and ya credit/link me. So you want 'em for adults/teens, go for it!

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#16 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 1:19 AM
Looks great. Messy looks cool and pants with samples are so cute.
#17 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 3:25 PM
I love this! And I so agree! Nobody is ever dirty. In fact, I have a Slob sim right now, and I can't find anything that's sloppy for her to wear! Thank [email protected]!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 8:49 PM
Thank You so much, H-P!

I once tried to make some pictures with Simlets wearing dirty clothes, but could never get them quite right - This 'line' of clothing would be just the ticket for it
Field Researcher
#19 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 3:01 PM
These are awesome. Thank you.
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:35 AM
It needs more EXPLODING KNEES!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 2:23 PM
Oh, the dirty pants are so cute! Could you make some recolourable dirt pants/clothes for adults, too? Perfect painter pants.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th Sep 2012 at 10:48 PM
Wow, those are so nice! I really adore it. I'm thinking (excuse me if it's rude to kinda request here) shirts in the same style would be so cool! Like spaghetti sauce stains, the paint splatters, etc. That would make a terrific set ^^
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Nov 2012 at 6:43 PM
These are gorgeous ^_^
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 19th Jan 2013 at 3:44 AM
Are these enabled for outerwear?
Not actually evil.
#25 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 5:02 AM
Very kidlike, with those decals. I like kids pants that aren't just adult pants scaled down. If I played Sims 3, would get these.
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