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Chikara Kokoro
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Right now I'm on a mission to design the ugliest ball gown known to mankind (or at least a close second). I've done a basic design and I'd like opinions on how to make it look worse than it already does.

The design was just a quick doodle, so I'd appreciate it if the proportions or the lack of a face, folds and hands weren?t critiqued.

In case anyone wants to know, most of the design is based on fashions of the late 16th century.

The main thing that bothers me about the design is the middle part of the skirt. I want some kind of pattern there, but I don't really like how it came out. Any suggestions for that would be really appreciated.

[URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/Pomato/ickydresseww.jpg]Click here to see it[/URL]

Thanks in advance for helping ^-^
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You want it to be uglier? Aim for excess. Increase the size and floppiness of the bow at the waist; make the skirt larger and frillier (with many more tiers of little bows) and try to incorporate even more clashing colors. I recommend neon green. Right now the colors are pretty bad--which is a compliment in this case, haha--but the design itself is fairly conservative, as far as hideous dresses go. You need to pile on more stuff into order to create a true atrocity.

~Dagger~
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[COLOR=#35425E][quote name='Chikara Kokoro']The main thing that bothers me about the design is the middle part of the skirt. I want some kind of pattern there, but I don't really like how it came out. Any suggestions for that would be really appreciated.[/quote]Try polka dots. Nice big polka dots that will put even Bohemians to shame.

Um, yeah, the color scheme is hideous but I think it'll still pass as a proper costume for kindergarten fairytale-themed plays. Perhaps adding in some moss (zombie) green trimmings and red-violet paisley prints will play the colors down to eyesore-level. I also suggest ruining the dress' symmetry: add an upper skirt layer with an assymetrical hem, or make one side look heavier with over-sized bows or flowers (a bunch of birds of paradise or a single [i]Rafflesia[/i] will look perfectly offensive).[/COLOR]
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