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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.

Ah well, I suppose so...
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You can also use the Angelic Lace stockings or Heavenly Unmentionables for different color schemes biggrin
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The Nightmare Bustier is a lot cheaper nowadays than it used to be, but when it was expensive, this combo:

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was a very good substitute for the actual bustier:

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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.
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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


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.
The Street fighter bracelets are cheap alternatives to Rock hard bracelets, which are cheap alternatives to Metal's last hope wristbands. I don't know why Gaia would make so many!

I also use Ohaguro Smile instead of Gaia Sama's lips. Few pixels of difference = millions of gold. rofl

Grave danger spectral shroud, ghost cape and Grim reaper death cloak are pretty similar in my opinion.

There's also Meido Elegant black dress and the Gaia Sama dress.

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Close enough.
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The sad thing is when the recreation costs more than the original.

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Golden Petals
Plumber's Belt

I used to use my Pale Marionette as a stand-in for a white body dye all the time because even though the Marionette costs way more I actually had a Marionette. I did not have the Dye. emotion_facepalm
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Ooo, I actually like the cheap version better!

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You could do it with the Golden Wings instead of the Petals... It's not nearly as similar, but way cheaper.
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You could do it with the Golden Wings instead of the Petals... It's not nearly as similar, but way cheaper.

I know. But like you said, it's not nearly as close of a match. whee
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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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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.

Les Freaks (corset)/ Celaeno (corset)

(And, yes, 100k is expensive for me. sweatdrop )
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Quick, someone find an alternative for Avant Crowne so I don't have to quest for it.
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There is always cheap alternatives to each item on gaia basically! 3nodding

I tend to go with that route too now.. sweatdrop
Items on Gaia are just too expensive now.

I really like the first one xD ; Eyes are just too expensive now..
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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

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