Newbie Style Challenge


[name removed]: Hi, I’m new to the game and got nothing, I would buy a hair do not have lindens, and everyone is calling me a noob and my doll is ugly, help me with 20 lindens so I can buy a hair? would be very grateful.

At a popular hair shop, this newbie begged me for $20L to buy hair. I kindly pointed him to the free hair fatpack on the wall and he ignored me. If you’re gonna beg, make a better excuse! And besides, you don’t need any money at all to transform your newbie doll into a pretty one.

The average newbie may not know where to go for all the nicest freebies but I’m totally confident that an older player will know exactly where to look to find the best free (or cheap) deals.

So here is the challenge SL, if you choose to accept it:

Can you make a nice avatar with little to no money?

This challenge starts now, July 4th, and ends on July 10th. If you do this challenge, please blog your look somewhere or post it on your flickr with style credits so I can do a recap when it’s over.

Newbie Style Challenge Guidelines

Things you can do:

  • You can use your existing shape (or give your alt your shape)
  • You can purchase freebies, dollarbies (or anything under $20L)
  • You can use group gifts, free gifts, hunt items, etc
  • You can use it if you win it! (Lucky Chair, Midnight Mania)
  • All items must be acquired during the time of the challenge (you can’t use free items not currently available or in paid groups you’re already a member of)

Things you cannot do:

  • You cannot spend more than $20L
  • You cannot ask your designer friends to send you stuff (and if you’re a designer, you cannot use your own stuff unless it is FREE to everyone else too ๐Ÿ˜›)
  • You cannot use group gifts from groups that are paid-to-join
  • You cannot transfer inventory from your main to your alt
  • You cannot use anything in the library folders

/revised/ You CAN use some items from the library folders, if you really want to! Use sparingly.

I have decided to do this challenge myself on a new alt account, so I don’t cheat and use my current inventory in my final look.

I’m looking forward to seeing what cute and awesome looks you end up with! Ready, set, go!

Posted by gogo

Gogo is a leading fashion and decor blogger of Second Life. Focusing on what's new and now, her honest take on what she sees and buys is the quintessential voice of the consumer.


  1. I’m cool with this except the last rule.

    “You cannot use anything in the library folders”

    I think that should be taken off. Cuz the library folders is free stuff that all newbs should try and use. I made a nice shape using one of the skins provided in the newb pack. Please take this one off LOL

  2. Wow, this will be awesome cant wait to try it out ! If we can do it, you newbies can too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. i dont own a blog but i love this idea, so im gonna flickr it and post the result here if that’s ok ๐Ÿ™‚ love this challenge

  4. Not to long ago actually some really cute hairstyles by Truth Hawks were added to the library under Accessories > Hair Design Options. One of em I wear sometimes while modeling even after three years in SL .. so yeah the library is a good place for a newbie to draw from.

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  6. Challenge Accepted! I’m doing cute things with furry avatars – because as expensive as it is to start out looking cute, in the furry scene, it’s even moreso. I’ve never paid less than $800 for an avatar – before hair & extras. So, working to make freebies cute is turning into quite a job!

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  10. Look forward to seeing what I can pick up for the challenge. This is going to be fun

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  20. I only have the shop blog so I uploaded my pics to flickr. I decided to go with a kid av twist and let me tell you, its super difficult to find cheap and free kid’s clothes. Especially after I told myself I didn’t want to use more than one or two things from the same store. Also, the owner of Larnia Kids was super helpful.[email protected]/4769545151/[email protected]/4769545005/[email protected]/4770184814/

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  33. This was so much fun! I think this should turn into some fashion show or repeat event. I went with some one-off choices for my final outfit. My applause goes out to the designers that are generous enough with one or two of thier beautiful creations made available to new citizens, new and loyal customers.

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  43. Haha, met the newbie begger at Laqroki, said exactly the same thing.
    Methinks he might be a bot?
    I told him of his fame now though.

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  45. This would be fun to make as an annual challenge! =) I enjoyed reading the responses even if they are a year old. Strapped for cash breeds creativity.

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