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Post by Nefret » Sat February 22nd, 2014, 10:33 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Dunno. It is the same dress/model, isn't it?[/quote]

Think so. The first one looks a little more blue, but maybe that's the lighting.
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Post by DianeL » Sat February 22nd, 2014, 10:36 pm

Definitely the same; the second one was photoshopped to be black and white.
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Post by Misfit » Sun February 23rd, 2014, 12:10 am

[quote=""DianeL""]Definitely the same; the second one was photoshopped to be black and white.[/quote]

That was my thought.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun February 23rd, 2014, 1:05 am

As a re-enactor, I'm apalled by the lack of imagination shown by these cover producers. The same sorry dresses, again and again and again! Why don't they pop into a Dickens fair for some lovely Victorian outfits, or a Civil War (American or English) re-enactment ball if they need those periods? There are medieval re-enactments, Tudor, Elizabethan, and all the many places and times. I'm sure some of the actors would rent the dress or cheerfully accept a small fee for modeling their one-of-a-kind clothing, most of which is exponentially better and more accurate than what I'm seeing on these covers.

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Post by Nefret » Sun February 23rd, 2014, 7:21 am

You should start a cover model business, MLE.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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Post by DianeL » Sun February 23rd, 2014, 5:18 pm

Oh my gosh, YES!!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon February 24th, 2014, 3:43 am

Ha Ha, not me. I love period detail, but loathe dressing up. That's why I only play 'lower household' in our guild. Yes, I have the one set of green nobles I'm pictured in (with the family horse), made specifically for my 'pirate sails asn caravan trails' talk. And they did win me (along with two others) the costume competition at the HNS San Diego conference. But I never wear noble garb for longer than three hours if I can help it, and it was my daughter who designed and produced the set, not me. She owns Fairy Godmother Gown Rentals (present-day formals, not renaissance) and on the side designs absolutely stunning men's and women's clothing for the 16th century. She could really make a go of the idea -- but at the moment, her own business is too crazy busy to even sew me another chemise.

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Post by DianeL » Tue February 25th, 2014, 12:04 am

:) :) :) So you're the AGENT and/or stylist not the model!! Do it for us! ;) ;) ;)
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Post by Nefret » Tue February 25th, 2014, 5:42 am

[quote=""DianeL""] :) :) :) So you're the AGENT and/or stylist not the model!! Do it for us! ;) ;) ;)[/quote]

Yes. Did I not mention that?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by DianeL » Sat March 1st, 2014, 6:06 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Yes. Did I not mention that?[/quote]

It's what I thought you meant, but MLE's response was about the dressing up. :)

Also, I should probably apologize in advance that this is another link to the Caustic Cover Critic, BUT the post is a great little look at the hardest working image in cover design: nineteen uses and counting!
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