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Alrighty! I'm going to attempt to explain my process of vertical halfatar creation in the least confusing way possible. Here goes!
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1. First off, I look at the items I have and find one or two that are placed on one side of the avatar only. It's easier said than done, and half the time I end up going in a completely different direction. But you have to start somewhere, right?

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2. I decide on a general idea of what my two halves are going to be, taking into account what items I have that will do the following:
-work with my color schemes
-be on the correct side of the avatar for that scheme
-OR they can be covered up where they don't quite fit the vertical split
My general idea at this point is to have a silver side with red accents, and then the other side will be different shades of green.

User Image3. I run around in my inventory and the marketplace, just adding more and more items. Look at the bottom of this post for a list of handy items and poses for vertical avatars. <3

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4. Sometimes a color scheme needs to be revised or added to, either for that extra pizazz, flow, or just to make it a tad easier to make the split work.

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5. Refinement! Every little detail counts, and the more obvious you can make the line down the middle separating the halves, the better.


Other tips:
-Don't disregard an item just because it equips to both sides and therefore 'won't work in a vertical split'. There are ways of making it work! For example, Wed to Darkness horns can be covered on one side with the White Streak from the Ren Doll.

-If you decide to do two colors on each side, don't use the same 'secondary color' on each side unless you make it really obvious what you're doing. If you have a red and gold half against a blue and gold half, it can make things less clear-cut.

-Step back from your monitor every so often and just look at everything from a distance. Is the contrast and division clear-cut? Does anything stick out or 'leak' over to the wrong side?

-Skins are your friend. If you can cover one side with items galore, using a skin on the other side and just letting that color show through can save you quite the headache.

Item Suggestions by Color and Location
Note: These will be mostly for females, as I have a female avatar and haven't tried making a halfatar on a male avatar. 'Left' will be considered the side that is on YOUR left as you look at your avatar in the Dressing Room.
Keep in mind that nearly every item can be worked into a halfatar somewhere! These are just ideas that could get you started.

Bolded items are ones that really work awesomely in vertical halfatars.

List is a work in progress, I'll have it shnazzed up and completed later... :3

Black Items
    Left Side:
  • Benkei's Cap
  • Coal Sprite
  • Jackster leggings
  • Dark Halo - West Arch
  • Angelic Manner
  • Nano-C - facial trauma (left)
  • Black Heartstring
  • Gogh Reed - Half Shadow Mask
  • Buddhist Rosary Black
  • Elemental Wings
  • Death Whisper - Resistance Leg
  • The Maw
  • Phasing Lily - Contrasting Boots
  • Dappy Dandy - bowler hat, flat top derby

    Right Side
  • Dark Halo - East Arch
  • Black Cobweb Headpiece
  • Coal Sprite
  • Elemental Wings
  • Gimpi skin - great for white/black!
  • Silent Night - capelet
  • Silent Night - Grackle on your head or shoulder
  • Death Whisper - Resistance Body
  • Western Zodiac - Black Gemini Mask
  • Jinxi - Awakened Feather
  • Atrum Egg - Hat
  • Sibyl's Incantation - Curse
  • Buddhist Rosary Black
  • Black Ops - Eyepatch
  • Alruna's Rose - Front Horn
  • Acid Teru Teru Bozu - Clip
  • Raider Shih - eyepatch
  • Nightmare - Malphas' feathers
  • Black Champagne Party Hair Ribbon
  • Hidden Ace - King of Spades (sleeve)
  • Compass of Seidh - Feather Clip
  • June Birthstone Cape
  • Black Heartstring


Grey Items
    Left Side
  • Birthstone Crowns
  • Western Zodiac - White Gemini Mask
  • Captain Ara's Nestegg - Iron Peg Leg (great for hiding one shoe only!)
  • Silver Automaton Leg/Arm
  • Nano-C Powered Arm
  • Ghostly glimmer starman neckerchief
  • Silver genie bangles/bracelets
  • Fremere's Guard - Wing of Wrath
  • Upper Arm Bandage
  • Box of Totally Innocent Objects - Cuffs
  • Chain of Command - Left Strike
  • Fall of the Morning Star - Armored Boot (layers OVER shoes)
  • Large Single Horn

    Right Side
  • Poltergeist Priest Talisman - Pin
  • Silver Automaton Leg/Arm
  • Nano-C Powered Arm
  • Silver genie bangles/bracelets
  • Fremere's Guard - Wing of Wrath
  • Box of Totally Innocent Objects - Cuffs
  • Fall of the Morning Star - Armored Gauntlet
  • Chain of Command - Right Strike
  • Chained Pocket Watch


White Items
    Left Side
  • Gimpi Skin
  • Unicorn Horn
  • Eye Bandage
  • White Tennis Wristband
  • Michael's Memory
  • Dashing Gentlemen gloves
  • Buddhist Rosary White
  • White Heartstring
  • Anima Adamantea - Shell mask

    Right Side
  • Ren Doll - White Streak
  • Eye Bandage
  • White Tennis Wristband
  • Michael's Memory
  • Dashing Gentlemen gloves
  • White Cobweb Headpiece
  • Buddhist Rosary White
  • Skull Eyepatch
  • Captain Ara's Nestegg - White Eyepatch
  • Anima Adamantea - Shell mask
  • Silver Champagne Party Hair Ribbon
  • White Heartstring
  • April Birthstone Cape
  • Winter Bride - white holly veil, garter


Purple Items
    Left Side
  • Mono the Skunk - Bow
  • Purple Heartstring

    Right Side
  • Fluorite Borealis
  • Gothic Butterfly - Butterfly Clip, Winged Mask
  • Coocoon
  • Purple Lily Corsage
  • Purple Lily Boutonniere
  • February Birthstone Cape
  • Purple Heartstring
  • Secret Tote Bag
  • Gambino's Platinum Treasures - jeweled belt


Blue Items
    Left Side
  • Box of Totally Innocent Objects
  • Frigid Night Jewel
  • Elemental Wings
  • Anima Adamantea - Long Glove
  • Diapered Egg - Baby Blue Wink

    Right Side
  • Gimpi - Heterochromia
  • Ritzy Blue Fascinator
  • Elegant Blue Ribbon
  • Elemental Wings
  • Anima Adamantea - Spirit Eye
  • Anima Adamantea - Long Glove
  • Blue Tartan
  • Captain Ara's Nestegg - Blue Eyepatch
  • Classilke - Brooch/Hairpin
  • Carol of Ebenezer - Medal
  • Picolitrosso's Urn - Blue Feather Brooch
  • Mizuchi's Jewel - Balanced Tekko and Tabi - great if splitting blue/orange
  • March Birthstone Cape
  • Dappy Dandy - mini cape, corsair hat
  • Sapphire Plume - feathered belt

    Green Items
      Left Side
    • Sad Mint Ice Cream
    • Elemental Wings
    • Green Heartstring

      Right Side
    • Green Tartan
    • Sad Mint Ice Cream
    • Elemental Wings
    • Gogh Reed - Chest Belt
    • Nightmare - Enchanted Cap
    • Spirited 2k6 Corsage
    • May Birthstone Cape
    • Green Heartstring


    Yellow/Gold Items
      Left Side
    • Fremere's Guard - Tasseled Pin
    • Elemental Wings
    • Egyptian Armlets/Anklets
    • Genie Armlets/Bangles
    • Monocle
    • Wheat Stalk
    • Gold Automaton Leg/Arm
    • Kuro's Induction - Sheathed Sword
    • Unicorn - Golden Horn
    • Noel's Gift - Crown
    • Noel's Gift - Plate Headband

      Right Side
    • Fremere's Guard - Belt
    • Fremere's Guard - Tasseled Pin - Left
    • Elemental Wings
    • Gold Automaton Leg/Arm
    • Egyptian Scarab Pin
    • Egyptian Armlets/Anklets
    • Genie Armlets/Bangles
    • Nartian Rock - Star Mask
    • Noel's Gift - Headpiece, Ribbon Scarf
    • Noel's Gift - Feather Mask
    • Gold Champagne Party Hair Ribbon
    • Seracila Pendant - Nemean
    • Lord Wilhelm - Steampowered Bracer
    • Lucky Horseshoe -Brooch, chained belt clip


    Orange Items
      Left Side
    • Peravian Set - Belt
    • Elemental Wings
    • Noel's Gift - Feather Tail
    • Mizuchi's Jewel - Balanced Tekko and Tabi - great if splitting blue/orange/list]
        Right Side
      • Jack's Bat Clip
      • Fire Flower
      • Pumpkin Eye Patch
      • Elemental Wings
      • Jackster Leggings
      • Gogh Reed - Side Clip


    Red Items
      Left Side
    • Fall of the Morning Star - Bloody Wing
    • Blood Drop Brooch
    • Buddhist Rosary Red
    • Gimpi - Heterochromia
    • Seracila Pendant - Simha

      Right Side
    • Cupid's Crown - Clips
    • Red Tartan
    • Raging Night Jewel
    • Roco Rochel Ring
    • Buddhist Rosary Red
    • Captain Ara's Nestegg - Red Eyepatch
    • Jinxi's Charm - Stitched Heart
    • Picolitrosso's Urn - Red Feather Brooch
    • Cockerel's Waltz - Wing
    • Briar's Shot - Ammo Pouch
    • Reve Rouille - Closed Knife
    • Prince of Thieves - Tattered Cloak
    • Reve Rouille - Automaton's Hairpin
    • Thief of Hearts - Breastplate
    • Case of Pietro - gunshot


    Pink Items
      Left Side
    • Heartstring - Left Arm
    • Heartstring - Leg
    • Pearls - Bracelet
    • Gogh Reed - Cake Hat
    • Case of Pietro - Doctor's Cap

      Right Side
    • Opal Borealis
    • Heartstring - Arm
    • Pearls - Bracelet
    • Padmavati's Lotus - Hairpiece
    • Pink Champagne Party Hair Ribbon


    Brown Items
      Left Side
    • Sad Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Shell Collection - Anklet
    • Copper Automaton Leg/Arm
    • Briar's Shot - Hair
    • Lyndexer's Journal - Lyndexer's Leg
    • Phasing Lily - Ear Tufts
    • 90s Comic Book Hero - eye patch

      Right Side
    • Captain Ara's Nestegg - Gouged Out Eye
    • Sad Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Bon Pain - Boule Beret
    • Fall of the Morning Star - Wing
    • Shell Collection - Anklet
    • Copper Automaton Leg/Arm
    • Ilmacchiato - Hat
    • Lil' Moby - This Ivory Leg
    • Phasing Lily
    • 90s Comic Book Hero - eye patch, thigh belt
    • Phasing Lily - Contrasting Boots