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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 πŸ˜›)
  • 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!

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  1. Isabeal Jupiter

    It would be nice to have a male challenge and a female challenge!

  2. Lashy

    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

  3. Chic Aeon

    Here you go. Fun. Now if those firecrackers would just stop popping so I can get to sleep.

  4. RedIce Cioc

    Great idea, Gogo and Isabeal!

  5. Valentine Verino

    This is awesome, can’t wait to get started!!

  6. sexyback akina

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

  7. dawnde lane

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

  8. ayami Imako

    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.

  9. Meadow Bonetto

    gave me something to do .. thx <3

  10. Shayariel Teardrop

    I love that challenge πŸ™‚

    Here is my try:



  11. Ygrey

    Great idea, Gogo.
    My avatar:

  12. Nuuna

    Good challenge and it was fun to do.:))

  13. Veronica Kanya

    yayyyyyyyyy fun πŸ˜€

  14. Blaise Glendevon

    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!

  15. Hybie

    Here’s mine πŸ˜€

  16. Sileny

    Great challenge, I did it here: <33

  17. Jordan Whitt

    My new girl…

  18. Makenzie Irling

    Definitely had some fun doing this.

  19. Kitten

    πŸ˜€ Here’s my look.

  20. Nine Warrhol

    This kinda stuff is SO much fun!! I offer my entry. :))

  21. Stefanetta Carlucci

    Awesome challenge! I had a lot of fun with it!

  22. Sasa "Sam" Oxygen

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

  23. Aly Warwillow

    This was really fun to do! Great idea!

  24. annie

    heres mine πŸ˜€
    Elle Parkes 7/5/2010 (0)

  25. Carolyn Mistwalker

    Here’s mine, it’s the first post on my new SL fashion blog.

  26. Lorellai Kondor

    Here is mine
    It was really fun! <3

  27. Arora Zanzibar

    Awesome challenge.

  28. Randi Lenroy

    This was actually harder than i thought it was going to be. Great challenge!

  29. Darkandiel Bury

    Love this challenge, here is my attempt!!
    Hope ya like it!!

  30. Arista Seerose
    First one I made
    Second one giggles

    Hope it’s ok I’m not a blogger but realy wanted to try πŸ™‚

  31. Vere Noyes

    Those two are mine. Thanks for the fun challenge!

  32. Strawberry Feiri

    Nice idea Gogo. Well her is my try:

  33. Vixxie

    fun challenge! πŸ˜€ here’s my attempt:

  34. Bastet

    Artemis is cute, isn’t she (aka my answer to the challenge)?

  35. Vaki Zenovka

    I made a guy, because good free stuff for guys is hard to come by. I even grabbed a free AO!

  36. Asuka Martin

    You inspired a blog! haha, here’s my first go:
    I always end up doing this sort of thing when I’m bored so I had fun.

  37. willa whybrow

    So much fun, thanks!

    • leilani

      Very cute

  38. imaozgrl tucker

    Here is my go.

  39. Lashae Karsin

    Thanks for the fun challenge!

  40. Addison Mortlock

    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.

    • moniq Salamander

      that was really a fun challenge… and not as easy as i thought :))

  41. Sydd Sinister

    i had too much fun and did 5 looks! great challenge, so many bloggers/non bloggers did awesome looks

  42. Naraza Nightfire

    So i did the newbie style challenge with one outfit for girls and one for guys πŸ˜€
    Here is my look

    btw this was an awesome challenge xD even tho it was a pain in the butt to find a freebie skin for a guy πŸ˜€

    <3 Nara

  43. Marianne Little

    I wasn’t sure if I could manage since RL got so busy. I took my Male alt and made a look for him. It’s much harder for men then women, I can tell you. Here’s my Dark Mage:

  44. Vivienne Graves

    Here’s mine; shape is my own, everything else was free or L$1.

  45. Marianne Little

    Another male roleplayer look. This skin isn’t the best, but for 10L it’s not so bad. Sometimes there is no skins in lucky chairs or any groupgifts. It’s hardly any cheap skins for males that’s available all the time.

  46. Ikeda

    My entry for this really fun challenge!

  47. James Schwarz

    I was able to make one from scratch while maintaining my aesthetic integrity:

    Fun shit was fun.

  48. Fauna Florian

    I joined in πŸ™‚ Thank you for challenging us, I had a great time! Got a little carried away with it though.. xP

  49. Lashy

    I made newb guy u.u
    I didn’t want to spend a dime on him. πŸ˜›

    This link has the credits, I has no blog:

  50. Alexa Trefoil

    Hi here is mine. Really great challenge and alot of fun!

  51. Erin Winterwolf

    Here’s mine.. i love this challenge, lot of fun!


  52. Ruina Kessel

    Wewt! What a great challenge! πŸ™‚

    Here’s mine – avatars for the (mostly) inhuman:

  53. ZuzuWahwah Heres my look for my alt for this challenge!!

  54. Shuri Dreamscape

    I’m so spoiled by my inventory, I think its been forever since I made a complete outfit out of currently available freebies xD


    don’t go blind ~^o^~

  55. Gabi Fitzgerald

    Hi! Great fun!
    Here is mine newbie:


  56. Cocoa Adored

    Total Cost – 1L

  57. Yumi

    That’s mine…TOTALLY FREE

  58. Ashe Anthony

    I did the challenge, thanks for it!
    It didn’t cost me any Ls, but it did take a while.

  59. Olela Parx

    Hiya! I had so much fun πŸ™‚
    Here’s my entry:
    on Flickr:
    and on my blog:


  60. Synful Ghost

    Hiya, awesome challenge hope you don’t mind me joinning. x)
    But I want to make another style tomorrow.

  61. Marianne Little

    Wow, I need to sit and look through all the new subitted looks! I post a new one today, a tough neko style. This brings out the animal in you, but it will look much more “mainstream” with a human skin. The White Tigger:

  62. Coconut Rolls

    Total 0L. Made 4 outfits! πŸ˜€


  63. avril orchid

    j’ai trouvΓ© ce challenge super et je me suis bien amusΓ© Γ  crΓ©er un nouvel avatar
    cost of the avatar: 0 linden!!!!!

  64. Andreea

    Hi! Thanks so much for the challenge, I had a lot of fun. Here is my link.

  65. Vaki

    I know I’ve already done one, but I was thoroughly unsatisfied with it. So I’m going again! It’s still a male newbie, but I’ve made four different looks and I’ve tried to stick predominantly with items that are always available rather than hunt gifts and short-time offers.

  66. Dita Twine

    I used my freebie/cheap alt πŸ™‚

  67. Melien Imari

    Here are my contributions : )

  68. Melien Imari

    Here’s my looks for two lindens:

  69. Vesper Kling

    Hi here is my 1L noobie πŸ™‚


  70. Intrepid Razor

    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.

  71. Intrepid Razor

  72. Urydice Optera

    Decided to go for it just this evening. Just a quick and dirty new avatar creation.

  73. Finn Lawksley

    Fun times! Here’s what I came up with:

  74. Rei Ghosn

    Here’s my look, it was fun, thanks Gogo. πŸ˜‰

  75. Gidge

    My first look is up – I did a boy look. I’ll post my second look later today!

  76. Aly Warwillow

    Sitting around bored today I decided to take another whack at this.. here’s my latest. (Both male and female)

  77. Arielle Boccaccio

    Here is mine!
    I only paid for the Chuculet sandals (5L) and for a pair of short pants (1l)

  78. Chic Aeon

    Two versions for the guys just in under the wire I think. Cheers. That was HARD! Glad I am a gal.

  79. mumu wahwah

    we love this challenge!

    mumu wahwah :
    zuzu wahwah :

  80. Brooke1 Ashbourne

    2 looks I put together.

  81. Sasa Oxygen

    This was really fun, could of did more but stopped at two.

  82. Leonie Szczepanski

    Here are my male and female avatars for a total cost of 10L – only for her!

  83. Cajsa Lilliehook

    This about killed me with crashing, but here it is:

  84. sylvia olivier

    Thanks for the awesome challenge!

  85. Ayumi Cassini

    I’m a bit late, but still enjoyed the challenge a lot: πŸ™‚

  86. cherry Ravinelli

    For the love of Newbies, took me 30min. to get it all.

  87. Steffy Ghost

    So here’s my shot at it. Two looks 1L. This was so much fun.
    (I know I am a bit late) hehehe

  88. LyssaStarsmith

    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.

  89. Shane Giordano

    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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