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Maxis Toddler Formal Wear as... Formal Wear

by Jawusa Posted 31st Dec 2019 at 7:47 PM - Updated 2nd Jan 2020 at 3:06 PM by Jawusa
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After downloading fanseelamb's Maxis Outerwear as.... Outerwear! and Richi3frog's Maxis Athletic Wear as... Athletic Wear, I realized that Maxis gave us such beautiful formal outfits for toddlers. But NONE of them were actually flagged as formal wear!

And since I couldn't find any other mod that recategorizes the formal outfits into actual formal wears, I decided to create my own mod which recategorizes the formal outfits... and I thought I could submit it for MTS's monthly theme of Seasons & Celebrations, since formal outfits are all about celebrations at all... and it's still December, so we've got time for Theme catch-up.

Ever wanted to throw a fancy formal birthday party without having to change the everyday clothes' of your toddlers? Or you didn't like the very limited option of formal wears in-game? Now, things have changed!


To install, you can just put the file into your Downloads folder. BUT DON'T USE THE DELETE BUTTON IN-GAME! If you wish to remove the mod, do so outside the game. Otherwise, you'll mess up your game files. To prevent that from occuring, I recommend putting the file into your Bins folder.
By default it's C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, it's C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

The file includes all the property sets of the clothes from various EPs/SPs... but if you're missing one of them, the mod will still work. It won't make the corresponding outfits from that EP/SP appear in-game, though. I've recategorized formal (at least, it occured formal to me) outfits from the The Sims 2 Base Game, Nightlife EP, Celebrations! Stuff Pack, FreeTime EP and also some outfits from Happy Holiday/Christmas Party Pack.

Update 01/02/2020: I've also included a version which HIDES the formal looking outfits from the everyday category and adds them into the formal category only. (The previous version kept the formal outfits in the everyday category). DON'T use them at the same time, since they'll conflict with each other.

Otherwise, have fun with this little mod and thanks for downloading!

Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to the creators of SimPE for making this possible

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 Nightlife Free Time + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Formal Wear Only For Toddlers.rar

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 927 · 2nd Jan 2020
1.2 KB 927 2nd Jan 2020
Everyday + Formal Wear For Toddlers.rar

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 1,762 · 2nd Jan 2020
1.2 KB 1,762 2nd Jan 2020
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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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#2 Old 31st Dec 2019 at 7:53 PM
they are formal wear only or both everyday and formal?
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#3 Old 31st Dec 2019 at 9:26 PM
Much needed ~ and very nicely done! Thank you

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#4 Old 1st Jan 2020 at 12:12 AM
@WierzbaGames

They're both everyday and formal. I thought it'd leave it in the everyday section, since the toddlers are already very limited when it comes to clothing by default.

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#5 Old 1st Jan 2020 at 5:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jawusa
@WierzbaGames

They're both everyday and formal. I thought it'd leave it in the everyday section, since the toddlers are already very limited when it comes to clothing by default.


I'm downloading it anyway cuz it's great idea to make these formal outfits formal, but I kinda hoped it'll stop my toddlers from growing up into these suits. Many thanks anyway.
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#6 Old 2nd Jan 2020 at 2:54 PM
@WierzbaGames

I've included a version for you that hides the outfits from the everyday category, but adds them into the formal category. I think you're right, lol! I'll be using that version myself as well.
But I kept the original mod, just in case, some people still want to see it in the everyday category.

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
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#7 Old 4th Jan 2020 at 2:53 AM
thanks :D
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#8 Old 4th Jan 2020 at 5:23 PM
Really didn't like the just aged up toddlers to be wearing formal clothes and not having a ready ability to change them w/0 going to the clothes store. This creation of yours changes everything. Thanks!
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#9 Old 7th Feb 2020 at 1:11 PM
Cute formal outfits that work perfectly thank you
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#10 Old 8th Mar 2020 at 9:50 PM
I've been waiting for a mod like this for like 3 or 4 years. Now that I think about it, I suppose toddlers aren't really suppose to have a formal section. Seeing as the only actual formal clothing that they get in the game is for an npc character. Nevertheless, thank you so very much.
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#11 Old 26th Mar 2020 at 3:08 PM
Oh my gosh, I didn't know how needed this was until I went into the game again and was like that is not formal wear!!! Came here and found your mod, thank you!!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Oct 2020 at 12:00 AM
I had a pretty big issue right after using this, I'm not saying it's what caused it because I have no way of knowing but it happened in succession so I just want to let you/others know. I made a family using one of the outfits then closed the game for a while. When I went back to it the neighborhood I was playing in had vanished. I installed it in the bin folder (exactly as the post said, install folder>Fun With Pets>SP9>TSData>Res>Catalog>Bins) because I know I'm dumb enough to accidentally delete it from the game; needless to say I moved it to downloads after that. To be fair I've been messing a bit with SimPE in that neighborhood but I didn't use it in between, I also tested it again after moving the files and that was okay. Like I said, I don't want to blame the mod, maybe I did something wrong or it was a coincidence, but since it was one thing after the other I don't want to leave it unreported just in case. I'm still excited to have toddlers wear actual formalwear instead of a diaper with a sash though.
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#13 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 11:24 PM
@WeDontFightFair

Sorry for the late response, I was quite busy these past days and I didn't see your comment.

But as far as the mod's concerned, I'm sorry that you lost your neighborhood. Though, I don't think it's because you used this mod. Any CAS hiders/recategorizer mods are global and affect your whole game, not just one neighborhood.

There's a helpful article if you'd like to read which people wrote who've been reporting disappearing neighborhoods.
BTW, if you still have a backup of your neighborhood, you could restore the neighborhood using this method

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
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#14 Old 22nd Aug 2021 at 5:24 AM
Have you tested for what happens if a toddler is wearing one of 'formal outfits' as everyday wear when the recategory hits? I