That's clever! I assumed Gaia tried to make items unique enough so it was hard to replicate a similar pose or look, but I guess thousands of items later you can't really help that. I notice now that Gaia makes very elaborate dresses and shirts in CS item poses, so they're very distinct from gold shop items.
There used to be a thread about this, there was a huge list, but it got moved I believe.
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
Chyaku Norrisu Scarf/Shadowlegend
Ninja Headband/Dragon and Kai in heaven
Portable Stereo+DJ Studio headphones/The other headphones
I had totally forgotten about that Dragon and Kai in Heaven item.
There's quite a few items that do closed eyes like Chuchips and Compass now, too.
Come on, guys! I need more examples! blaugh I love these types of threads. I never get enough of them. 3nodding I know that somewhere in my inventory is a great example of a cheap alternative to something in the pricey range. If you like the small waist that the corset in the Les Freaks item gives you, then you may also settle for Celaeno. It's not the same, I know. And the latter has that sash. However, it gives one's avatar a pretty thin waist just like the corset in Les Freaks does. And Celaeno is less expensive than Les Freaks, which is a plus.
I like some alternatives, for years I was a fan of the triple demon horns to make up for a lack of Horns of the demon.
One thing I do think that alternatives shows you is what is and is not worth blowing the gold on. If you find you like the alternative well enough and you never think about the expensive thing again, then you know it's not worth questing for. On the other hand, if the alternative always bugs you, then you know that questing the expensive thing is really worth your while smile