Saturday 25 May 2013

Hobbies: Fashion Design

Note: as of the Neighbours Update it is possible to start and do every hobby in a neighbour's town, provided they do have the requirements.

First you'll need to build the "Promotions 'R US":

Next you need to buy the "Fashion Studio" from "Promotions 'R US". Place it inside one of your homes. Put your sims to work, by tapping the studio, then picking one of the 4 actions. (If your sim has done another hobby he/she will lose all experience of that hobby!)

Pick one of the four actions and wait for the time to pass, you'll earn the indicated XP when it finishes, at that point your sim will be waiting with an exclamation mark bubble above his/her head.

Fashion designing features a little mini-game as well. After tapping the exclamation mark, a new balloon will appear and starts rolling light bulbs and bombs. You'll need three light bulbs to complete the design. Each tapped light bulb can give you XP, §, or LP. 
Warning: tapping three bombs will give you nothing! For example; tapping two light bulbs, then two bombs, then a light bulb, will result in rewards for each light bulb and a completion of the design (for the collection). Tapping a light bulb, a bomb, a light bulb, and then two bombs will make the sim fail his/her design (= finished with three bombs first).

The finished design is a collectable 'card' like with every other hobby. You do NOT get clothes or items in your inventory. You can unlock "Fashion Outfits", then the "Lucky Hat", but these are not applied to your sim, you will have to look for them in the 'Create-A-Sim'.

Please note: items already collected will NOT yield the rewards again, if filled in on the collectibles grid already.

The collectibles:

Brown Fishersim's hat (l. 1)
XP 65 & § 50
Fishersim's Overalls (l. 1)
XP 90 & § 100
Gum Boots (l. 1)
XP 250 & § 850
750 XP
Blue Overalls (l. 2)
XP 80 & § 75
Striped Shirt (l. 3)
XP 100 & § 200
Red Boots (l. 3)
XP 250 & § 500
1000 XP
Dress Pants (l. 4)
XP 50 & § 25
Leather Shoes (l. 4)
XP 150 & § 250
Vest & Shirt Combo (l. 5)
XP 85 & § 80
1500 XP
Pink Dress (l. 5)
XP 50 & § 25
Black Coat (l. 6)
XP 75 & § 50
Chichi Heels (l. 6)
XP 95 & § 150
2000 XP

The Fashion Collection Completed
The first time completing all the collectibles for fashion design unlocks "Fashion Outfit".
The second time completing the collection unlocks the "Lucky Hat".
The third and further unlocking gives you 3 LPs.

WARNING: Tapping "Start a new collection" does NOT give you an option to cancel!

The six levels of fashion designing are:
1. Fashion Disaster
2. Fashion Faux-Pas
3. The Look
4. Fashionista
5. What's Hot
6. Fashion God

Conclusion: Fashion Design is for fun and profits. (XPs, LP or §s with each light bulb).

Main Hobbies Overview

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