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"Kara" Hair for Females (All Ages!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:32 PM
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well, I'm working on a new sim, and she needed a new hair mesh, so here ya go. I thought it'd be cute in other colours and stuff so I went and did it up as a whole mesh. "Kara" is a short spunky layered hairstyle for females.

It is available for all ages: toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder, with the same colours for all ages (no grey elders!)

I have uploaded the mesh separately from the recolours: make sure you grab both files! The contents are labeled so you can delete any recolours you don't want. All shades have fixed brow colours (black for wine, blonde for the white, all appropriate brows for the natural colours) and the natural shades work genetically, in the correct colour bins.

944 polygons, 649 vertices (low, good for lower-end systems but with high-res textures - now with smaller, more efficient packages than my previous texture snobbery - so it'll look pretty too).

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something: I don't take requests unless otherwise noted.

Model Credits: Rebecca is a new and unreleased model. She wears Enayla skin, Barcelonista shadow, eyes by me, blush by Helaene, and I'm pretty sure those freckles are just part of the skintone. I may have added some. Dunno. I'll upload her soon. She's awfully cute, isn't she?

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for teaching me so much about meshing.
  • Melodie9, for the toddler aflonghairfuzzy mesh, used to clone this so I could make it work properly for all ages.
  • Nouk, for moral support and brainy assistance.
  • -Starbuck-, for being a good friend and constant cheerful encouragement.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

HystericalParoxysm's Terms of Use (Final): Violate under penalty of genital shrinkage, eyeball burstage, and a load of nasty artistic karma... and probably death, too. All other rights reserved, all wrongs avenged.
  • My Meshes: Do not upload my meshes to any other sites under any circumstances. Do not clone, modify, convert, or otherwise mangle in any way.
  • My Recolours of Maxis Meshes/My Meshes/Other User Meshes: My recolours may be included with credit with any full sim uploads to any 100% free site. Please link downloaders to where they can get the mesh if required. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
  • Your Recolours of My Meshes: You may recolour my meshes and post the recolours on any 100% free site. Please give credit if you use my original textures/bump maps/alphas (instead of making your own from scratch), and link downloaders to where they can find the mesh. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
  • My Textures: You may use my textures in whole or in part for other projects and upload your work with credit for the textures you've used to any 100% free site. Drop me a link if you do so - I'd like to see what you've made.
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  • Other Uses: You may not include my work in compliations online or any hard format. You may not upload my work to other sites except in the specific uses mentioned above, or otherwise redistribute it in any way. You may not upload my work (in whole or in part) to pay, partial-pay or donation sites. You may not profit from my creations whatsoever. You may not claim my hard work as your own. For anything else I haven't covered, PM me and ask.

I spend my own time unpaid to make interesting, useful stuff for you to enjoy, and I share my work free to you because I love creating, and I love (most of) this community. If you'd like to continue to see my work and would like me to make more, please respect my terms of use, leave a comment if you enjoy my creations (especially if you've seen them in the game), and click the thanks button.

Tags: #kara, #hair, #female, #short, #spunky

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Miss Bona Fiscalia
#2 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:34 PM
eeeee, awesome HP! Perfect, as always. :D

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#3 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:34 PM
Fracking Awesome HP !!! Looks just like Starbuck Amazing hair as always !!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:38 PM
Omg this is soooo cute, I love to see short hair and its hard to find nice really short hair with out the gaps at the neck sometimes.

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#5 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:44 PM
I really love your short hair.

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#6 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:45 PM
Nice job on the hair! Thank you for sharing!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:49 PM
Wow HP this is amazing! Thank you, I love short hair and your hair can always relied upon to be without neck gaps

I'm bringing sexy back - do you do refunds?

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#8 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:54 PM
gorgeous, HP like i told you already, your Sims always come out so naturally beautiful.

Lab Assistant
#9 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:53 PM
Nice job on the hair HP. It has the quality of any Maxis made hair. Thanks.

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#10 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:57 PM
OMG! I can see why is it featured object. It looks so good! I just love it!

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:02 PM
Oh I love this hair, very .... androgenious (sp? lol) ... Congrats on feature

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:15 PM
Wow great job HystericalParoxysm. I love all of your hair meshes, they are all fantastic. Thank you for sharing. A big thanks


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#13 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:17 PM
HP, your hair textures are gorgeous! This post looks too short, but I can't think of anything else to say... but still, wonderful job!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:20 PM
Yay! New hair! ^__^ Thanks so much HP!

Dude, you should/could do male hair too... there's never enough of that!

Oh well, whatever hair it is, keep it coming. *downloads* lollers

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#15 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:38 PM
The hair... no freakin' words.... wow. *downloads* This needs millions of recolors... thank you thank you thank you!!! And I can't wait until you finish the model
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#16 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:43 PM
what a lovely pressie. Thank you HP

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#17 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:50 PM
WOOT WOOT WOOT! amazing hair as usual love it, thanks so much *gives cookie to HP*

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:52 PM
Such a cute hairstyle! And I have a particular affinity for the name.

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#19 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:01 PM
Thank you
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#20 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:05 PM
Great work thanks for sharing. I hope you will share your lovely model with us when she is done too. I would really love her in my game.
Mad Poster
#21 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:21 PM
Pretty hair!!! Looks very soft and feminine. Thank you for sharing!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:31 PM
Gah. You just killed me with over-prettines. ZOMG U KIL ME DED!1
But seriously - this hair is just so sweet.
And, yes, your model is awfully cute! ^_^

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#23 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:32 PM
this is beautiful, i dont normally like short hair but this is just awesome so i had to download it. good job!

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#24 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 7:00 PM
Wow, so many featured uploads lately.

January must be a good month. :P

Thank you for your gorgeous upload,


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#25 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 7:15 PM
Short hair that doesn't cover their eyes! Yay!

This is nice; thanks for making it.

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