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MLP: College AU Gala Dresses by klinanime MLP: College AU Gala Dresses by klinanime
I only meant to do Rarity and Fluttershy (the two to the left), and then ...

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yay dresses?

Design notes:
I tried to adhere to the ponies' dresses' color schemes, and also try to add a touch of "Rarity" fashion sense, since she's supposed to have designed them. Kinda fun, since it also had me trying to think how Rarity sees her friends.

Rarity - I love how this dress fits her so well. Over the top embellishments of rose gold and rubies and dramatic flaring and ruching, in a very feminine bodice. It's a very "Rarity" type dress.
Fluttershy - I noticed a little too late that Rarity would never make Fluttershy's dress so low-cut, since it would embarrass her, but oops. Also not too sure of the Poison Ivy look the leaf motif gives her, but I love the very sweet, feminine look the skirt gives it.
Twilight Sparkle - A simple, elegant dress with sparkly embroidery suits the studious girl from the big city, topped off with the opera gloves.
Applejack - This one was hard, but I love how it came out. A bit cowgirl, a bit saloon gal, and all fantastic. I didn't want it to look like an unfortunate hillbilly trying to fit in. And since Rarity is the one designing it, I assumed that it would be more feminine than AJ would like, but that Rarity would still try her hardest to make it cowgirl-y.
Rainbow Dash - I finally decided on a gijinka for her! I couldn't decide between butch, tomboy, or just athlete. I went with just a very competitive athlete and made her design more feminine, since she DOES enjoy singing and group hugs and all that jazz. BTW, a rainbow dress is the worst idea ever. With her wings, she kinda looks like Hermes or something in that dress.
Pinkie Pie - It looks like a cupcake. My work is done here.

EDIT:
For all people who want to draw on these designs for cosplay I have only 1 requirement: Send or Link Pics!

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:iconbejeweledapples:
BejeweledApples Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Rainbow Dash's dress. It's not very...eh...familiar. Then again, this is an AU, so I guess that acceptable.
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klinanime Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
heheh, yeah
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moonymonster Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This is very inspiring! I love Rarity's dress. I might make a variant of that!
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klinanime Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
thanks!
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QuinntheConqueror Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, these are gorgeous!
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klinanime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
thanks!
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Girlsrule98 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
pinky pie´s dress is the cutest
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
hehe thanks
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Rogh-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Just two minor nits to pick but overall gorgeous, gorgeous work. First, RD's outfit in canon was heavily inspired by Classical myth; that of the Greeks and Romans. So the "Hermes" look you tried so assiduously to avoid was exactly the point. To that end, wrap sandals might have been a better fit for her footwear and it looks like you left off the grape bunch, laurels and cloud accents altogether. (Unless the brooch holding it up is a grape bunch. Can't really tell at this size.) Otherwise, everything looks gorgeous, even if the skin/eye colors register as a little disturbing on human forms. Most of the girls can get away with it but psychologically speaking blue skin tends to evoke thoughts of the dead in humans.
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klinanime Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I was actually trying for the Greek look, just commenting that with her wings she's very reminiscent of Hermes in particular, and this was more of a doodle-exercise in fashion design, so I was trying to get the idea of the dress and not replicating the dresses exactly from the show.
As for the skin color ... well, yeah... she does kind of look like she's been deprived of oxygen for a while. :/
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