You know what that means? Time to upload a lot of Gaia avatars. First, the old stuff - I had a few saved from when I was a nooblet on Gaia eight years ago. (Or an eternity in Gaia time.
They're not exactly in date order, but they're about from when I first started (the bottom right one was my first "real" avatar on Gaia, actually - if the face is exceedingly derpy, that's because Gaia broke when I was creating my avatar and it stuck me with that until I figured out how to delete avatars) to mid 2004, when I ended up drifting off of Gaia to RO for a few years.
Yes, I thought I was the s**t for having a fox set for a hot minute. cool Yes, this is what sufficed for a "good" avatar back then - or at least, what I thought constituted a good avatar. lol
And yes, I saved one from the time the avatar system glitched and the genders got screwed up. Back then, many - if not most - items were gendered, so you couldn't really have cross-dressers (like, say, Sifen and Wolfram as two prominent AT examples). So when the avatar system broke, that pretty much forced it so that I couldn't use most of my invo.
Of course, it was fun to just run around in a bikini and booty shorts for a night until it was fixed. xd
The bottom left was actually my main avatar for a few months - just around the time I bought my devil tail. It's probably the equivalent of the Sainte Ciel-based avatar nowadays - EVERYBODY wore some variation of the complex shirt/snowbored pants combo, it seemed. lol