You will get a notecard for each new routine. Either it will appear in the show card or in group announcements. Read that notecard. Twice.
Let me say that again…
Everybody saves their show outfits differently. Some use a folder in Inventory. Others use the Outfits tab in the Appearance window.
I’m going to demonstrate my method: Inventory folders. Because it works consistently.
I have a top-level inventory folder called ###DANCE. I put all of my show outfits in there. I mark the outfit with the body and head version (M53L34 means Maitreya 5.3 and Lelutka 3.4).
How to make a new outfit folder
Here’s how I build an outfit folder for an routine:
- Copy and Paste your body template. (That’s Paste not Paste as Link!) Each folder should start off with a full copy of a head, hands, feet, and body. Appliers or BoM skin, shape, brows or other details you always use should be in it, too. Your feet will almost always be on your tippy-toes.
- Rename the new folder for routine. The title of the folder is the name of the routine. The title also can contain reminders to check alphas, which spot is diva, if it’s serious, and so on.
- Add outfit notecard. Copy the outfit notecard into that routine folder so you have it handy. If multiple outfits appear in a notecard, copy the notecard into each routine it covers.
- Add layer objects, if needed. If you need to add stockings, tights or other applier clothing layers, add a full copy of the Maitreya Clothing Layer. (That’s Paste not Paste as Link!)
- Apply stocking and clothing layers. Apply any stockings, tights, and other appliers to the body and feet. This includes wet looks for water or beach routines.(That’s Paste not Paste as Link!)
- TIP: Create a notecard in the folder and rename it after the applier HUD’s name. Then you can search for that name to quickly re-apply that stocking layer in an emergency.
This is what the final version looks like:
Notice the fact that there are ZERO (link) in the outfit folder. Unless you’re using a gacha no-copy item and are forced to use links, you shouldn’t have any linked items in your outfit folder.
Multiple versions of a routine
If a routine calls for different styles of outfit (Bad Nightwear, Bad Daywear, etc.) or different colors (Lords of Iron Red, Lords of Iron Green, Nutcracker Fairy, etc.) just create a separate folder for each each outfit and use a descriptive title for each.
How to use it
Scroll down to the desired outfit and right-click it. Then click Replace Current Outfit.
Yes, it’s that easy!
What do those codes in the folder name mean?
This is overkill, I admit. But I do this because I get asked all the time which spot is diva, how do I make something appear, etc.
#D – The mover number of the diva spot.
#NAME – Any other interesting mover spots.
M##L## – The version of Maitreya body and Lelutka head I use.
/## – Special outfit notes.
CA – Wear the Costume Assistant.
P – No Physics.
S – Serious routine. No joking.
V – Video has been shot. Relax.
1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 – Pairings for any couple interactions in the routine.
I also put notecards in each folder:
The Outfit Notecard – For easy reference.
Appliers and Stockings – I create a blank notecard with the name of any applier object so I can quickly look it up and add it. Or copy the name and announce it in the show conference so you can fix your outfit.
RLV folder names – I create a blank notecard with the name of any RLV folder this outfit uses so I can add or remove it manually if needed.
Create a new Inventory window
Control-Shift-I will open another Inventory window.
You can drag and drop things from one Inventory window to another. This is useful for searching for things in one window and dragging or building them up in another.
Do NOT use Appearance Outfits!
I mentioned them earlier, but didn’t explain how to use them. Why?
- Because they use links. And links to body parts and stocking layers are bad because they will have problems.
- When you have over 200 Outfits, Appearance slows down.
- Search is a real bitch in Appearance. Much nicer in Inventory.
- Because I told you to. If you don’t do what I tell you, don’t ask me for help.