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OC Pageant 2018: Round 6- Natalie, Madison, Vannah
For :icontheoc-pageantofda: 

Alaina Hightower and Ezra Murphy-Cobb are infamous at Sagebrush High for three things: the first is that their respective families are very wealthy and have funded numerous programs at the school.  The second is that they are considered to be part of the upper echelon of the student body. And the third is that they have a fierce rivalry that dating back to when they were in middle school.  

The fact that he is the quarterback of the football team and she not only is the ASB president but a member of the varsity swim team, with their own bands of followers who will stick up for their leader, doesn’t help either.  

One day, in mid-October, a rumor rippled through the school.  Word had it that Ezra Murphy-Cobb was accusing Alaina Hightower of stealing something "valuable" during a party he hosted the previous Saturday following the Homecoming game.  He was convinced that Alaina took it in the name of petty vengeance, now that he was in the spotlight that she so desperately craved, and was now hiding it somewhere in her family’s mansion.  

In a fit of anger, Alaina announced that while her parents were away at their vacation house in Cabo, she was going going to host her own party... and she was going to make it the biggest Sagebrush had ever known the following Saturday.  Everyone attending the school was invited as long as they showed up at the door with their school ID and wearing the best formal clothes they could afford.  And to prove that she meant business, she added that everyone was invited to search (almost) every room in the house (locations like her parents room, her dad's study, and the wine cellar in the basement had to be off limits or else she'd be grounded for a year).  

Ezra then sweetened the deal.  Not only will he attend, but if anyone recovers his stolen item will be given a huge reward.  Money, popularity, whatever you want, he will grant it.

Of course, the Sagebrush High color guard team (minus Victoria and Charlotte, who have since graduated) just had to attend.  For some, it was a chance to attend a ragin' high school party.  For other, the chance to get their Nancy Drew/Poirot/Shane and Ryan buzz on to finally solve this mystery once and for all...



This was supposed to be a two-piece entry but I ran into some technical difficulties when trying to splice them together.  But you can view what was supposed to be the first half here: www.deviantart.com/stareyedinl…

With Savannah (the blonde), I wanted to go with 'look at me' look.  She's not in it to solve this mystery but rather to hook up with this guy she's had a crush for a while whom she knew was going to attend this party.  So here is the dress she wore to last year's prom that managed to get past the school's censors.     

Madison (the redhead), is a huge mystery novel fangirl who goes to costumed murder mystery weekends with her parents and believes that she might be able to solve this conundrum based on what she's read.  Her best dress is this Edwardian-inspired gown she usually wears for her family's get-togethers  The necklace, however, is on lend from her mom, who wore it to a 'Titanic'-themed prom back during her high school days.  

Natalie (brunette with lilac hair), is probably one of the biggest gossips at Sagebrush High and, honestly, even if her friends and fellow guard members weren't going, she would've gone anyway.  Mostly because she wanted to know once and for all if Alaina Hightower and Ezra Murphy-Cobb were really are into each other, as the rumors circulating around the school suggests, and that their feud is a combo of a stale rivalry fueled by two factions of diehard followers, who are mostly likely in it so they can say they are friend with so-and-so, and the fact that hey want to end this rivalry once and for all but haven't really come to a conclusion yet.  Whatever the case maybe, she just has to know so for the sake of her blog (since her fourth period journalism teacher, Mrs. Brady, already put the kibosh on her suggestions for a gossip column in the 'Diamondback Daily').  For her dress, I went with a Morticia Addams-inspired look with her own touches such as the twin buns, bows, and star-and-moon accessories.  

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OC Pageant 2018: Round 6- Elijah
For :icontheoc-pageantofda: 


Alaina Hightower and Ezra Murphy-Cobb are infamous at Sagebrush High for three things: the first is that their respective families are very wealthy and have funded numerous programs at the school.  The second is that they are considered to be part of the upper echelon of the student body. And the third is that they have a fierce rivalry that dating back to when they were in middle school.  

The fact that he is the quarterback of the football team and she not only is the ASB president but a member of the varsity swim team, with their own bands of followers who will stick up for their leader, doesn’t help either.  

One day, in mid-October, a rumor rippled through the school.  Word had it that Ezra Murphy-Cobb was accusing Alaina Hightower of stealing something "valuable" during a party he hosted the previous Saturday following the Homecoming game.  He was convinced that Alaina took it in the name of petty vengeance, now that he was in the spotlight that she so desperately craved, and was now hiding it somewhere in her family’s mansion.  

In a fit of anger, Alaina announced that while her parents were away at their vacation house in Cabo, she was going going to host her own party... and she was going to make it the biggest Sagebrush had ever known the following Saturday.  Everyone attending the school was invited as long as they showed up at the door with their school ID and wearing the best formal clothes they could afford.  And to prove that she meant business, she added that everyone was invited to search (almost) every room in the house (locations like her parents room, her dad's study, and the wine cellar in the basement had to be off limits or else she'd be grounded for a year).  

Ezra then sweetened the deal.  Not only will he attend, but if anyone recovers his stolen item will be given a huge reward.  Money, popularity, whatever you want, he will grant it.

Of course, the Sagebrush High color guard team (minus Victoria and Charlotte, who have since graduated) just had to attend.  For some, it was a chance to attend a ragin' high school party and to try and be cool for once.  For others, the chance to get their Nancy Drew/Poirot/Shane and Ryan buzz on to finally solve this mystery once and for all...

And in Elijah's case, it was to try and make a move on his long-time crush Gina de la Rosa.  But when he tried to make small talk with her, he got flustered and ran off to the second floor to calm down before trying to make another move.  Annie and Jasmine, noticing how freaked out he got when trying to talk to Gina, wanted to see if he was alright.  Pearl followed just to see what was going on.  And well, they accidentally stumbled in on something that could solve the Hightower/Murphy-Cobb rivalry once and for all... 

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This was supposed to be a two-piece entry but I ran into some technical difficulties when trying to splice them together.  But you can view what was supposed to be the second half here:  www.deviantart.com/stareyedinl…. The idea for the piece was to do a cross-section, with this entry as the top half and the second part as the bottom half.  

For Elijah, I wanted to go out and do something crazy and colorful as befitting the description of his aesthetic way back in Round 0.  In particular, I went with florals and bright colors to bring out his bold personality.  He doesn't have a lot of money, so he would have to go with anything that his local suburban shopping mall had to offer, albeit with some alterations (it's pretty hard to find pants that can fit a 5'2" frame).  Thanks to the likes of Harry Styles and Zach and Eugene from the Try Guys, floral patterned suits are popular enough that he is sure he can make a good enough impression in one.        

Annie's look was more inspired by looking up country-inspired prom dresses on pinterest.  The color scheme is more neutral, but she definitely went for the frilled skirt and cowboy boots to liven things up.  

Jasmine's dress came from when she tried to replicate Katniss Everdeen's interview dress from the first 'Hunger Games' book for a local comic con.  She liked how it turned up so much, she modified it to make it her own with details such as the practical gold flats, flower hair clip, and the gold shoulder pin.  

Pearl has this beautiful ao dai that she typically wears for special occasions and family functions.   And which, overtime she has made her own with her own touches such as the lotus hair clip and bright pink flats.


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OC Pageant 2018: Round 5- Elijah
For Round 5 of :icontheoc-pageantofda:: Fashion Show of Modern Clothes: My World and This World.

In this challenge, we were tasked with designing an outfit that would be considered modern in our OC's world while using a popular colour combination from our universe.  

Since Elijah's story is set in our world, I decided to base his look on what is popular among high schoolers in 2018.  Among other things I noticed while doing research for this round, color block track jackets and joggers are really popular as well as 90's pop culture references (90's-era Nickelodeon shows are particularly popular at the school I work at, as well as Ducktales); so I went with an athleisure look that he can take from the classroom to guard practice. The shirt is a nod to an old 90's Nickelodeon game show called 'Legends of the Hidden Temple'.  The setting was meant as a nod to every teen movie ever made that had that scene where the popular/cool/stylish kids strutting down the school hallway like it's a runway.  

As for the colour scheme, I went with blue and orange since I mentioned way back in Round 1 that orange is Elijah's favourite colour.  And because I thought that blue and orange would make for a pretty challenging scheme to work with.   
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OC Pageant 2018: Round 4- Elijah
"Let's go on a father/son vacay to a tropical island, I said... maybe you'll meet someone, I said... it'll be fun, I said..."


For Round 4 of :icontheoc-pageantofda:: Summer Romance?!

Since there was no way Oren Shapiro was going to let his teenage son go on a trip unchaperoned,  Elijah thought it would be best if he came along in the name of some much needed father/son bonding time... no crazy aunts or cousins, no dealing with extended family overseas, no school or work... just two guys enjoying some R and R away from the rest of the world.  

While he knew that the island had a sizable population with singles looking for a summer romance, Elijah didn't expect things to go out of hand.  It all started on their first day when his dad fell for one Marion Ogilvy (aka Single #8), an archeologist who has devoted her life to preserving the artifacts and ruins of the island's ancient civilizations, while checking out the remains of an ancient village .  With their shared enthusiasm for bygone cultures and historical preservation, Oren and Marion are as perfect of a match as it can get.  

As it just so happened, Marion has a sixteen-year-old daughter named Rosalind (Single #1).  She is a hopeless romantic who, after reading the countless romance novels left behind by tourists to the island, dreams of finding her one true love and leaving the isolated community where she has spent her entire life in to live out her happily ever after with the love of her life in a new place.  Since teens are rare to this island (and the only other visitors have already been paired off), she fastened her affections on Elijah and has become convinced that he is the One for her.    

Elijah thinks what Roslind is doing is, honestly, kind of suffocating.  At fifteen-going-on-sixteen, Elijah knows that he is in no way ready for this kind of commitment and that he isn't the "James Dean with Wolverine claws" of her imagination.  As much as he would love to have a girlfriend, he knows he isn't ready for the kind of relationship Rosalind wants.  Not when he feels like they barely know each other, not when they just met and not when there are things he wants to do before getting into a serious relationship.  


He's willing to give Rosalind a chance as long as they don't try and rush things and once they get to better known each other.  But above all, he doesn't want to  jeopardize his dad's first real chance at love in years.  

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For the individual looks, I decided to base them around a trip to an ancient stone ruins somewhere deep in the jungle.  The adults are in practical outfits that are more suitable for the excursion.  As for Elijah and Rosalind, I wanted to make quasi-matching outfits: something more romantic with a warmer colour palette and floral details for her, and (in contrast to his usual colorful self), a more subdued palette and more leaves to invoke the idea of wanting to vanish into the background for him.  For the instagram likes and all.  
Since he wants his dad to have a chance at being happy with Rosalind's mom, Elijah has stepped up his game a bit with a more put-together look to show that he's making an effort to be in good graces with the Ogilvys.  

The matching shell-and-heart-shaped pendant necklaces were something Ros made and gave him about half-way through the trip. 
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Meet the Squad
I had originally started on this lineup of the Sagebrush High Colour Guard team a couple of months ago: but I didn't finish it until last week due to random energy bursts and real life getting in the way of things.  Honestly glad I managed to complete it in time as it proved to be a huge help when sketching out the squad for a recent OC pageant entry.  

From left to right, in descending order from the seniors to the freshmen, we have: Victoria Jimenez (captain), Charlotte Osbourne (co-captain), Savannah Mailer, Natalie Borges, Jasmine Foy, Elijah Shapiro, Annie Fulmer, Pearl Huynh, and Madison Kowalski.  
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Erica
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Me at my uni's zombie tag game earlier today.
Part of the game included having codenames, and I chose Potter because I love reading the Harry Potter books so much.

Current Residence: College in Norcal
Favourite genre of music: Rock, classical, big band
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: mother of pearl
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever floats my boat
Favourite cartoon character: Kenny McCormick
Personal Quote: A Plot Bunny is like Kenny from South Park. No matter how many times they die, they always return
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This is week oldish news, but :icontheoc-pageantofda: opened submissions for 2017.  Feel free to check out the link below:   

OC-pageant 2017: Auditions [CLOSED]EDIT: Please, if you have any questions, remarks or any other pageant-related message, either post it at a comment on one of the group's journals, the front page of this group or (if you do not want your message to be shown publicly) in a note to this group. Please do not send any pageant-related notes to my private account!
Thank you kindly,
your hostess
Welcome to the OC-pageant 2017!
This is a pageant for OCs (original characters). Each round you have to draw your OC with a new outfit suiting a given theme!
Each round several contestants are "kicked out" until one OC remains to claim the title of "Mr./Mrs. OC 2017"! (there are also a second and third place to be claimed)
EVERYONE is welcome to join!
Requirements for joining the pageant:
you need to be a member of this group (membership is automatically approved, free and can be terminated anytime; all you need to do is hit the “Join our Group” bu


In addition, don't forget to read the rules below:

The official rules and guidelinesHere are the official rules and please be aware that this is my one and only warning about them! You will suffer the respective consequences right away should you fail to follow any of them. I do not give any warnings, as the great majority of the rules is rather obvious.
The general rules (applicable for everyone—members, non-members and watchers)
Rule #1: Be respectful!
:bulletwhite: You are not allowed to harass, insult or spam any member, their artwork or their OCs (original characters) without any apparent and good reason. If you are still insulting, you will get banned from the group.
:bulletwhite: Do not insult or make fun of the pageant itself. If you think that the pageant is stupid then keep your opinion to yourself and let the people here have their fun. Any abusive and insulting comments on the group’s homepage or on any of the submissions will get flagged as spam. Repeated insults will lead to a ban from the group. (constructive criticism is welco


Thank you for reading.  I hope you are having a good 2017 so far.  :)

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Ace-Zaslavsky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :cake:
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Aww, thank you, Ace!  
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rejlan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thanks for the favs and the watch :glomp:
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
Thank you to you too!  :hug:
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Cino-Checker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanku for the favu <3
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
You're welcome.  :)  
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Pa-Bu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Many thanks and best regards :D!
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
You're welcome!  :D  And tres mercis from this side too!
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Entropician Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks for more faving^^
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
De rien!  You're welcome!
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