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Since I have been asked some questions quite often (for my standards), I decided to make a


F.A.Q.

If anyone asks me any of these questions in the future, I'll link them here since I'm too lazy to answer the same questions again.

Q: Can you make a dress up of *insert series/character here*?
A: No.

Unless I have already planned/started making it, that is. It can take anything from a few days to months for me to make a dress up, so if I begin making a game, it's from a series I like enough to spend dozens of hours of my free time on. I'm not going to use my free time on making random request dress ups of series I don't even know just because a stranger would like to get one for free.

And yes, this includes suggestions and ideas as well, or any other word you use to wish/hope/wonder/whatever if I can/could/should do a dress up of a certain series/character for you for free. "Just saying/asking/wondering" is just as annoying.

And if I know and like the series it's pretty pointless to request anything; I don't need any help realising that I could enjoy drawing a subject that interests me.

More on this here if you're interested


Q: Hi! Your dress ups are amazing! Do you know that *insert series here* is very popular, and it would make a great dress up! I know many people who would like to play that, and I'm sure it would be a great addition to your gallery! And there aren't any dress ups on it around so you'd be just the perfect person to correct the situation! (etc.)
A: I can recognise a request when I see one....


Q: Hi! I must inform you of the unfortunate thing that there are no dress ups of *insert series here*, I've looked like everywhere but I can't find one! But since you make dress ups it'd be cool if you could make one etc.
A: I can recognise a request when I see one. Also, it is not my responsibility to cater to your fandom.


Q: Do you do dress up commissions?
A: If you're interested please note me. But I only accept real money via bank transfer (so no points or other nonexistant stuff, or Paypal since I don't have an account), and the price will be in proportion to the work it requires, which may be weeks.


Q: Can you add different poses/body of different age/yaoi or yuri option to your games?
A: This has been asked surprisingly often.
All the clothes have been drawn to fit the doll. If I alter the doll (the pose, age or gender), I need to alter all the clothes to fit the new doll. Considering my games tend to have a lot of items, it'd mean redrawing hundreds of clothes. So the answer is sorry no, I won't change the base doll.


Q: Can I post a character I made in your games?
A: Yes, if you put a link back or at least something resembling "I didn't draw this myself" in the artist's comments or wherever you post your pictures.


Q: Can I use anything in your gallery as base?
A: No, you can't. Please look somewhere else if you want a base.


Q: Can I alter the screen shot I took of your dress up game in a drawing program?
A: You can make minor alterations like changing the colours or adding some detail, but do not transform the outfit into something completely new. That'd be pretty much the same as using it as a base.


Q: Can I make a profit with screen shots from your games (like selling adobtables etc)?
A: No, you can't. I put a lot of effort to making the dress up and most likely didn't get any profit from it, I'd find it pretty unfair that someone else used it for profit when all they need to do is a few clicks. You can make adobtables, but they must be free.


Q: How do you make a dress up game?
A: First you need a Flash program.
Then you can either search for "Dress up tutorial" or check the one I made.


Q: What program do you use?
A: Adobe Flash CS3 Professional and Adobe Flash CS5 Professional for dress ups, Photoshop for other art.


Q: Where is Hinata!?
A: I don't like her so I left her out...


Q: How do I save the character I created with your dress ups?
A:
Here's a site that instructs you. If it doesn't work there's nothing I can do.

If you post your creation anywhere, please link back by either copying the game's web address or writing something about : iconhapuriainen: without the space so you'll get my icon :iconhapuriainen: (these only work on Deviantart).


Q: Will you join *some art group*? Can you add your deviation to *some art group*?
A: Sorry, but at the moment I'm not planning to participate in any group activities. I like to keep my works in my own gallery.


I think that was all for the time being. I'll update this if needed.
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Does this work for my phone? I’m just too lazy to go on a keyboard.

LoverDemS's avatar

So what'll happen to all your old dress-up after flash goes belly up in 2020?

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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
I guess they'll stop working unless someone comes up with a solution to prevent that.
monstermaster13's avatar
If you ever do another Pokemon one...could you update the current one to have Alolan region Pokemon and Alolan variants?
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Like it says in the description of the Pokemon trainer creator, I'm not going to update it or make a new one.
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q: can you make a red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and pink precure and the magical girl versions?
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, the F.A.Q. already answers this.
xmelii's avatar
but can there just be a red precure dress up <:c
balletfox's avatar
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I've noticed that you haven't been doing as many dress ups. Are you transitioning away from that kind of thing or just taking a break? Your other art is super cute too and I know dress ups are a loooot of work. Just noticed a difference in content and was wondering about it. 
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Flash is becoming obsolete, so I don't really have that much motivation to spend weeks on a dress up that will only be playable for a year or two. I would very much like to create more interactive stuff, especially with magical girls, but I'll have to find a different platform for it.

(I do have one unfinished Precure dress up I'd like to finish though)
balletfox's avatar
That makes sense. I hope you find a good alternative to flash so you can keep making what ever content you want. I'm a big fan of magical girls and your dress ups. 
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CreativegirStudent Photographer
Can you male version of school boy v3 please hapuriainen
NightmarishWarlord's avatar
can you change the underwear on characters
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, no, the point is to dress the characters. You have to go elsewhere if you're interested in underwear.
NightmarishWarlord's avatar
but if the point is to dress them , then why not allow the underwear to be changed
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Because the purpose is to dress them so it would be pointless to include an option that would require them to be undressed.
NightmarishWarlord's avatar
alright , but why not add a option where you can switch the kind of underwear instead of removing the underwear completely
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
Because the purpose is to dress them.
NightmarishWarlord's avatar
exactly , so it'd make sense to have more than 1 pair of underwear
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
It absolutely wouldn't because including content where the doll is required to be unclothed would go completely against the idea that the point is to choose clothes for it.

It should have been obvious from my first response that I have no intention of creating this option so at this point I assume you keep insisting just for the sake of being annoying, and the fact that you demand me to include an underwear option for you is pretty disturbing in general. If you don't drop this topic I'm just going to block you. If you want to focus on underwear you'll have to go somewhere else.
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AmazingRoniStudent Digital Artist
This is probably going to be the stupidest question in the world, but how do you pronounce your name? I want to talk about your games with friends and my family, but I want to be accurate!

Either way it's cute!
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HapuriainenHobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually a fairly common question and should probably be in the F.A.Q, but I haven't updated it in ages so the answer can only be found hidden in my website (which I haven't updated in ages either):

If you're familiar with Japanese, it's ハプリアイネン. If not, uh...

"Ha" (almost) as in hut
"pu" as in put
"ri" as in riddle (or not, but I can't think of a better example)
"ai" as eye
"nen", rhymes with ten
Something like that.
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