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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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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
heheh, yeah
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:iconmoonymonster:
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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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
thanks!
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:iconquinntheconqueror:
QuinntheConqueror Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, these are gorgeous!
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
thanks!
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:icongirlsrule98:
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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:iconrogh-sensei:
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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:iconklinanime:
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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:icongodsgirlrachel:
GodsGirlRachel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh mah freakin' GAWSH! I love them, and want Rarity's, Fluttershy's, and Twilight's dresses!!! X3
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:3
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:icondashing-the-rainbow:
dashing-the-rainbow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
i love all of these, but my favorites are rarity's and pinkies... maybe also aj's :D
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
:) thanks!
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:iconkitteninstrings:
kitteninstrings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artist
My 4 year old is telling me that I have to use your design of Fluttershy for my next cosplay. ^___^
Hope you don't mind, and even if it's a little further in the future, I'll definitely credit your art, and send you photo's! ^__^
<3
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
awesome, will be looking forward to it
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:iconchantellyheart:
ChantellyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love Rainbow Dash design!
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:icones-destino:
Es-Destino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Digital Artist
I love this! ~<3
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
:3
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:iconsafiriel:
Safiriel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
thnx!
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:iconprincesscelstia:
PrincessCelstia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i so want all of thease dresses. i can't decide on just 1 to choose.
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
lol, well you can't wear all of them at once... =p
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:iconprincesscelstia:
PrincessCelstia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Or can I? *Idea face*
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
whu-oh ID
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:iconwickeddolls:
WickedDolls Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I love your artwork of these dresses. :heart:
A friend and I used it for our mlp-costumes. I just had to make some changes on Rarity's dress. >,<
Hope you like it anyway. ;__;
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
awesomesauce!
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:iconwickeddolls:
WickedDolls Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thank you ^///^
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait! What type of shoe are AppleJack's?
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Dunno. If you wanted to make them, I'd say they'd be pumps with a boot cover attachment
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What about The other ponies'?
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:iconrogh-sensei:
Rogh-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Whoa. Don't know how that happened. You can disregard that entire thing.
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:iconrogh-sensei:
Rogh-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Eye-wise the other girls have colors that could occur in nature, red eyes is usually associated with albinism or, in the case of people enmeshed in anime culture, The Rei. Twilight's purple skin is a borderline case but it looks more pink than blue and doesn't trigger a negative response. Rarity's skin tone could easily be conflated with vampiric pallor but coming from an Irish background I've seen skin almost that white IRL. Fluttershy's skin tone in an art medium could be taken as representative of an Asian ethnicity. Applejack could have just come from the fake-n-bake, and while Pinkie Pie's shade of pink is juuuust this side of unnatural there's no real human condition that would lend itself to an immediate interpretation so it becomes more of an oddity than anything else.
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oki
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cute! :)
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:) thnks!
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:iconstar-divine:
Star-Divine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) What's a commission?
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:iconkagaminemix:
KagamineMix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*O*
I want made the gala dress of Pinkie Pie or Fluttershy for the gaduation gala :la:
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
hehe :3
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:iconsquigglyrocks:
Squigglyrocks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Beautiful! If my friends and I ever consider a galloping Gala cosplay, we'll definitely consider these dresses ^^
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
super, if you get around to it, i wanna see it!
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:iconsquigglyrocks:
Squigglyrocks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Alright! I'll send you photos when we get around to it ^^
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:iconorangepanther:
OrangePanther Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Highly considering the Fluttershy. Thanks!
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
:) np!
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:iconnevidimkin:
Nevidimkin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Это нечто за гранью добра и зла...
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I'm afraid I don't understand Russian, but unless Babelfish translate failed me, I like to think of it more good than bad.
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:iconi-haz-a-doodle-plex:
i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. :D
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:iconklinanime:
klinanime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
thnx!
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:iconi-haz-a-doodle-plex:
i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Welcome! :)
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:iconscott--ko:
Scott--KO Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I like Applejacks the best, and then Twilights
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