Friday, March 20, 2009


I want to become the Dark Eden Girl of the Month!

What is this all about?
Its a monthly beauty and fashion contest for fans of Dark Eden now entering its third year.

How do I enter?
• Take a picture in world. The picture must contain at least one item from the Dark Eden store, and must be of just one person. I like your group photos but there can be only one winner!
• The picture can be modified (as in photoshop, gimp, etc) or not as you choose, either by you or by a friend with mad photoshop skillz. This is a new rule and we are curious to see how it affects entries.
• Enter your snazzy new picture to flickr group:
You can enter more than one picture a month but don't go crazy please or I will have to go crazy on you and I'm crazier, trust me.

How does it work?
Around the middle of the month, we'll convene a meeting of our super secret ultra exclusive panel of judges. These judges will peruse all entries and pick our four favorites. After that, the decision is completely out of my hands. I put the four pics up in the store and put a voting machine up. Then your fate is decided by the collective votes of all your fellow Dark Eden Girls (and boys). May the best Dark Eden Girl win!

What do I get?
Aside from satisfaction, glory and envy of your friends, the winner receives A) $2000L B) A gift box filled with the latest Dark Eden products and C) your image will be featured on the Dark Eden Girl wall in the main store in Olive for one month.

How about if I become one of the 4 finalist but don’t win?
To us you’re all winners and will all receive A) $500L and B) a gift box filled with the latest Dark Eden Products.

Can I enter again?
YES! Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. We encourage people to keep trying!

Can guys enter?
YES! But there's no special class for guys. You have to compete with the girls and be sexier, more stylish more hot and tempting and juicy than all the other girls that month! Its a tough thing to ask any guy. So far only one (Alushee Essex) has made it to the finals but we're still waiting on our first official Dark Eden Guy. It could be you!

Can you give me some advice on what pics work best?
Why we sure can!
Background: This is probably one of the most important things. Make your picture interesting! Staging your picture can make the difference between entering the contest and being chosen as a finalist. Also remember to balance your background with your look. If your have a dark skin, dark clothing and dark hair, you will be lost against a dark background.
What to wear: It’s all about Dark Eden but we want you to be creative and have fun. Mix and match! Shakes things up! Show off your creativity and style! All we ask is that you use at least one Dark Eden product in your picture. You can mix in things from other designers to complement your look. Just remember the whole point is to make Dark Eden and yourself look awesome!
Pose: What looks great inworld in 3-D doesn’t always look the same in 2-D in a picture. Is the pose flattering to you and the clothing? Does it highlight your best attributes?
Lighting: Lighting is important. We want to see you! If your picture is too dark, we can’t see you and neither can the voters.
Nudity: Nudity is neither required nor forbidden. You can pose full nude if you wish as long as you have on at least something from the store. Does not posing nude hold you back? No! In fact a lot of times leaving something to imagination has been a girl's ticket to winning. Your grandmother had a point when she said 'leave them wanting more.'
Photographer: Finally, if you aren't so hot with screenshot taking or photoshopping, its perfectly acceptable for you to get a friend to do it for you.
TL:DR Version
Submit your pics to now, you can photoshop them if you want, good luck!

The lovely and talented Alexa Lioncourt had this to add in comments, "Please also be aware that you can enter older pictures as long as they have not been submitted previously! I've seen many amazing pics on Flickr and I'd love to see them added to the group!"
I couldn't agree more.


Alexa Lioncourt said...

Please also be aware that you can enter older pictures as long as they have not been submitted previously! I've seen many amazing pics on Flickr and I'd love to see them added to the group!

Terry Toland said...

Are we also able to submit photos with DE stuff in them, but not necessarily for the contest? Or can we have another group for just fan stuff?

Dark Eden said...

I would say go ahead and submit fan stuff and if its good enough you might just be picked for Dark Eden Girl. I'd rather have it all in one spot.