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This is not a thread to request cheaper alternatives, this is a thread for discussion and for sharing them. The proper place to request general help for an avatar is in Avatar Talk, and for specific item help it is The Dressing Room.

One of my favorite things to do (beside sighing lustily after items I'll never have) is trying to recreate the effect with cheaper items.
For example...
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is pretty close to
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.. the price difference only being a couple of million gold o_o

Sometimes, the items/expressions are already pretty similar, anyway.

Peter's Youth is about 60-70k...
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... while the Thief's doll is around 2.5million O_O
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This look is around 50k:
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While the Runcible Spoon is around 400k.
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So what other cheap alternatives or look-alikes have you found??

Some popular alternatives:
White body dye = Masterpieces, Imaginary Friend, Self Portraits
Reve Rouille eyes = gold shop eyes
Wendy Doll eyes = gold shop eyes

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Princess manner is still better than the mana seed and midnight rainbow. :p
The Hidden ace love heart eyes and the gold shop eyes are pretty similar. But I don't use it. D:
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I think that's a really cool idea. smile
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Princess manner is still better than the mana seed and midnight rainbow. :p
The Hidden ace love heart eyes and the gold shop eyes are pretty similar. But I don't use it. D:



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Don't be fooled...

eh, I kinda like the cheaper combo just because there's no drool, but yeah the Princess Manner is nicer all around : }

I'd forgotten that they made all those EI and premiumci eyes into gold shop styles, that was so awesome when they did that, specially since the Vivid eyes are my favorite style and one of the more pricey dolls.

...I'm very perverted.
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I love finding alternatives!
I really wanted white body dye for this avatar, but quickly discovered that the masterpiece worked even better.
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I love finding alternatives!
I really wanted white body dye for this avatar, but quickly discovered that the masterpiece worked even better.
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Oh yeah! and there's a lot more eyes that layer over it these days, too <3
...I'm very perverted.
There are a lot of items like that, often we call knock-offs. biggrin
Astra golden halo looks very similar to the Angelic halo and costs infinitely cheaper.
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Alternatives are great, but sometimes, they're not good enough to replace the expensive items. :S For example: Dede for Lobo.
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I did couple more alternatives to the look you created with the Spoon.

With GS items:
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With Cream Tam Beret, it's still cheaper than the spoon:
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And I think there are many alternatives for that messenger bag.

This is fun! xD
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There used to be a thread about this, there was a huge list, but it got moved I believe.

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Angelic Sash/Heavenly Drapes
Horns of the Demon/Faunzy's Flute winnings
Horns of the Demon/Wed to Darkness
Devil Tail/Wed to Darkness
Angelic Halo/Spectacular Golden Halo
Chuchips Blessing/Compass of Seidh
Lunar Scythe/Bone Scythe
Golden Halo/Noel's Gift
Winged Anklets/Compass of Seidh
Demonic Anklets/Compass of Seidh
Noble Plumage/Compass of Seidh
Gaia-Tan/Diapered Egg
Chyaku Norrisu Scarf/Shadowlegend
Ninja Headband/Dragon and Kai in heaven
Portable Stereo+DJ Studio headphones/The other headphones
Angelic Scarf/Classilk
Nitemare Scarf/Gimpy
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Alternatives are great, but sometimes, they're not good enough to replace the expensive items. :S For example: Dede for Lobo.



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Don't be fooled...

But if you couldn't afford either, there's that cute Sno the Husky from the Mogas, and it's under a million :3

...I'm very perverted.
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I love finding alternatives!
I really wanted white body dye for this avatar, but quickly discovered that the masterpiece worked even better.
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Don't be fooled...


Oh yeah! and there's a lot more eyes that layer over it these days, too <3
...I'm very perverted.






and if you use an item that has a full face (eyes&mouth) like the hidden ace, it covers the - mouth of the masterpieces.
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There used to be a thread about this, there was a huge list, but it got moved I believe.



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Don't be fooled...

Did it get moved to AT? I was going to make it in there, but I was under the impression that it was specifically for talking about your avatar, not just avatars in general... but honestly, I never know what to expect from mods.

...I'm very perverted.
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I love finding alternatives!
I really wanted white body dye for this avatar, but quickly discovered that the masterpiece worked even better.
emotion_bigheart




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Don't be fooled...


Oh yeah! and there's a lot more eyes that layer over it these days, too <3
...I'm very perverted.






and if you use an item that has a full face (eyes&mouth) like the hidden ace, it covers the - mouth of the masterpieces.

aww darnit, the makeup from the lucies doesn't cover up the mouth :C I suppose that would just be too easy stare

The Virgo Wink and the Saint Ciels did, though <3 but the reddish tone for one of them looked so wonky!
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    me being a total saver irl and on gaia,
    i love cheaper alternatives.
    i wish i had some in mind that i could contribute,
    but i don't. emo
    *lurks*

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