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"Kara" Hair for Females (All Ages!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 2nd Jan 2007 at 3:32 PM
116 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well, I'm working on a new sim, and she needed a new hair mesh, so here ya go. I thought it'd be cute in other colours and stuff so I went and did it up as a whole mesh. "Kara" is a short spunky layered hairstyle for females.

It is available for all ages: toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder, with the same colours for all ages (no grey elders!)

I have uploaded the mesh separately from the recolours: make sure you grab both files! The contents are labeled so you can delete any recolours you don't want. All shades have fixed brow colours (black for wine, blonde for the white, all appropriate brows for the natural colours) and the natural shades work genetically, in the correct colour bins.

944 polygons, 649 vertices (low, good for lower-end systems but with high-res textures - now with smaller, more efficient packages than my previous texture snobbery - so it'll look pretty too).

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something: I don't take requests unless otherwise noted.

Model Credits: Rebecca is a new and unreleased model. She wears Enayla skin, Barcelonista shadow, eyes by me, blush by Helaene, and I'm pretty sure those freckles are just part of the skintone. I may have added some. Dunno. I'll upload her soon. She's awfully cute, isn't she?

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for teaching me so much about meshing.
  • Melodie9, for the toddler aflonghairfuzzy mesh, used to clone this so I could make it work properly for all ages.
  • Nouk, for moral support and brainy assistance.
  • -Starbuck-, for being a good friend and constant cheerful encouragement.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

HystericalParoxysm's Terms of Use (Final): Violate under penalty of genital shrinkage, eyeball burstage, and a load of nasty artistic karma... and probably death, too. All other rights reserved, all wrongs avenged.
  • My Meshes: Do not upload my meshes to any other sites under any circumstances. Do not clone, modify, convert, or otherwise mangle in any way.
  • My Recolours of Maxis Meshes/My Meshes/Other User Meshes: My recolours may be included with credit with any full sim uploads to any 100% free site. Please link downloaders to where they can get the mesh if required. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
  • Your Recolours of My Meshes: You may recolour my meshes and post the recolours on any 100% free site. Please give credit if you use my original textures/bump maps/alphas (instead of making your own from scratch), and link downloaders to where they can find the mesh. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
  • My Textures: You may use my textures in whole or in part for other projects and upload your work with credit for the textures you've used to any 100% free site. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
  • Pictures/Stories/Movies: Use freely in pictures, stories and movies.
  • Linking/Credit: Giving credit and links is NOT saying "from MTS2." - MTS2 is a BIG SITE. Please give my screenname and you may reference me at MTS2, or my personal site, Demused Sims. I'm easily findable by people looking for my work through those terms.
  • Other Uses: You may not include my work in compliations online or any hard format. You may not upload my work to other sites except in the specific uses mentioned above, or otherwise redistribute it in any way. You may not upload my work (in whole or in part) to pay, partial-pay or donation sites. You may not profit from my creations whatsoever. You may not claim my hard work as your own. For anything else I haven't covered, PM me and ask.

I spend my own time unpaid to make interesting, useful stuff for you to enjoy, and I share my work free to you because I love creating, and I love (most of) this community. If you'd like to continue to see my work and would like me to make more, please respect my terms of use, leave a comment if you enjoy my creations (especially if you've seen them in the game), and click the thanks button.

Tags: #kara, #hair, #female, #short, #spunky

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

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Size: 5.35 MB · Downloads: 35,639 · 2nd Jan 2007
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Size: 124.6 KB · Downloads: 39,343 · 2nd Jan 2007
124.6 KB 39,343 2nd Jan 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#101 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 6:31 AM
Thank you so much for this, and especially for making it work for all ages, so that the toddlers can have interesting hair as well.
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 3:54 PM
Thanks for the hair! I'm still waiting to dl "Rebecca". She's the spitting image of a good friend of mine and I really would like to have her in my game. Please consider releasing your model soon!Wonderful work!
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 1:47 PM
This is one of my favourite hair downloads! Just lovely.
Test Subject
#104 Old 23rd Aug 2007 at 7:07 PM
wow this is really nice - I've been looking for a decent shortish hair for my sim gals and this is perfect, thanks! :D

...:bunny::turtle:i have no idea what to say, so here is a bunny and a turtle:turtle::bunny:...
#105 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 6:20 AM
Great hair

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

- William Shakespere ~ Hamlet
Test Subject
#106 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 11:32 AM
I only downloaded this yesterday, but it has already become one of my favorites. Looks great in game. Thanks so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#107 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 12:42 PM
This hair's lovely, and it looks a bit like Starbuck's hair from the new Battlestar Galactica. Was that intentional?
Test Subject
#108 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 12:58 PM
I'm sorry but this hair is scary.
It is my exact haircut. Why are you following me? And how did you know last year what haircut I was going to get this year? Did you conspire with that girl at the beauty school? Hmm... it makes sense if you did. Because I never told her what I wanted done, she just started cutting! I said "do you know what to cut?" and she rolled her eyes and said "YES!"
Wait... was that you??

Seriously. I adore you. Thank you so much for making my exact hairstyle. Now my creepy self-Sim can be a true representation of how I wish I could live my life... married to Eliza Dushku.
Mad Poster
#109 Old 10th Jun 2008 at 3:40 PM
its lovely!
if only I could download it lol
Good job

(<-- I love that song)

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Test Subject
#110 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 7:15 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I love your stuff. I've done a clean reinstall and I'm busy adding my favorite DLs back, and you're most definitely part of the list.

Thanks for all the work you do to make my game awesome.
Test Subject
#111 Old 31st Jan 2009 at 9:07 PM
Wow, this hairstyle is BEAUTIFUL! I used to have my hair cut that way. My sims are going to love this. Thanks, HP.

It looks good. It tastes like nothing on earth.
Test Subject
#112 Old 25th Feb 2009 at 1:53 AM
Is it just a coincidence that my name is Kara and I have almost the identical short hair cut?
Test Subject
#113 Old 26th Jun 2010 at 10:34 PM
Amazing, just like everything you make. You should work for EA someday.
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 7:29 PM
Test Subject
#115 Old 19th Apr 2011 at 4:17 PM
Salon look...fresh color,sleek,stylish hair.One of the best short hairstyles.
Field Researcher
#116 Old 22nd Dec 2013 at 9:48 PM
Glad to have found this. Was searching for a nice short hair for my sim gals. Thanks bunches :-)
Forum Resident
#117 Old 3rd Sep 2014 at 1:25 PM
Good low-poly hair is hard to find!
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