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Fan Pattern Kimono

by AnnDeLune Posted 23rd Jan 2010 at 11:49 PM - Updated 23rd Jan 2010 at 5:05 AM by AnnDeLune : As Per Request by Moderator
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Yes, it’s just another Maxis recolor, but when I saw the pattern I knew it had to be in my game. I believe the pattern is called “fans caught in reeds”. I wish for all the world I could figure out how to put a bump map to it, but until then, this is my best effort at shading. It’s binned for casual and formal.

The hair worn by the model is a recolor of a free mesh from XM Sims.

Tags: #Kimono, #Japan, #Japanese

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: Historial
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Bon Voyage
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AnnDeLune_Fan_Kimono.rar | Fan Kimono Recolor

Size: 388.0 KB · Downloads: 13,691 · 23rd Jan 2010
388.0 KB 13,691 23rd Jan 2010
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 12:42 AM
This is gorgeous, thank you. =]
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 12:49 AM
No bumpmap! I never use bumpmap, I find you get much more realistic textures by shading, and you've done it wonderfully on this outfit
Test Subject
#4 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 1:57 AM
love the download and the jap pic with the dudes in the back.XD I had some questions if you don't mind. where'd you get the hair for the guy in the far right and how did you get them to sit like that?
Test Subject
#5 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 2:49 AM
where you get the girl model's hair. I looked all over xmsims I couldn't find it. it looks soo cool.
Test Subject
#6 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 3:42 AM
I love the kimono! Thank you SO much! Also, could you please please reveal where on Earth you found that topknot on the male in the last photo?! I've been looking for something like that FOREVER.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 4:13 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Taure, I will certainly believe you. I’ve been watching your work for a while and would deffinitely say you've got the shading technique mastered. I confess I have a bit of a bumpmap addiction and I use them too heavily.

Blackred, in answer to your questions, I don’t mind at all. I love the simming community and all the sharing that is involved in it. The hair for the fellow on the far right is from a mesh by Denise_316. It was created for the character Li Shang from Mulan. I edited the texture a bit (I shaved the poor guy’s head) to give it a more samurai look.

As for the lady’s hair, I honestly can’t tell you exactly where I got it from, because I don’t remember. =s I just know that when I unpacked it, the files said it was by Cglvl, which is the creator at XM Sims. But like you, I can’t find the link. I’ll keep looking though, and tell you when I find it again.

I got the sims to sit like that by using pose boxes. I layered a number of poses, so I can’t tell you exactly which ones I used, but two of the (free) boxes I used for sure were Rose’s Posebox 1.1 (find it under Sims --> Other --> the second box on the page) and the Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack.

You can see a bunch of the poses in a catalogue at Fate’s Ribbon, and there’s a thorough list of downloadable boxes at The Garden of Shadows (but you’ll probably have to make an account there--which is free). If you’ve never used a posebox, just unpack it like any other item, put the box on your lot and click on it like any other object (I think they’re catalogued under games and misc). You’ll figure out the rest from there no problem.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 4:24 AM
Frau Eva, Hey there and thanks! In case you didn’t catch it in my spam above, the topknot is a recolor of Denise_316’s hair for her Li Shang sim. I’ve been looking for quality samurai hairs for a long time too, and have been having some trouble finding just what I want. I’ve recolored quite a few hairs now, however, in my pitiful attempts to achieve a proper Samurai queue, so maybe I can post those for other chanbarra aficionados. But it will be some time before I can. Meanwhile, keep me posted if you find anything better? I keep hoping.
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 4:51 AM
thank you
Mad Poster
#10 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 9:25 AM
Totally gorgeous ! Aww I love all your creations ! Thanks a lot for sharing
#11 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 11:06 PM
Wow, this is lovely thanks a ton for it...Any chance for more recolor's of the Yukata from you?

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 3:10 AM
This is so beautiful, thank you.
#13 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 2:02 PM
So pretty!! Thanks a lot
#14 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 7:42 PM
Wow this is really beautiful. I am glad to have it in my collection. Thanks alot. n_n
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#15 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 4:24 AM
Very nice thank you for sharing.

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 10:00 PM
This is really nice.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 7:28 PM
Aw...this took my breath away! Thank you for making this! SO GORGEOUS!
#18 Old 25th Oct 2010 at 6:28 PM
I downloaded this outfit a long time ago, and it looks great in-game. I'm working on culling my skins right now, getting rid of the ones I don't use much, and there was no question about this one. It's definitely a keeper. =)
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#19 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 5:44 AM
This is a very nice pattern. Thank you :0)
Mad Poster
#20 Old 10th May 2013 at 11:31 PM
This is lovely. Thank you!