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Ninetowers School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Ninetowers School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

ad altiora tendo - “I strive towards higher things"
 
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This is going to be a summery RP group, set in a wizarding school in the Southwest of America.
Get sorted into your house using the quiz, make a character, and audition. :)
After the initial audition, stories for the events will be optional. It's not high-commitment or anything.
 
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☽ H I S T O R Y ☾
Long before the constitution was signed, hidden in a Southwest desert, magic was happening.
Sialea-lea Taliwood, an exiled skin-walker, joined a band of four outcasts. In their number were Albert Ashworth (a pureblood squib), Taiyari Gálvez (a travelling Huichol), and Giselle Desrosiers (a Louisiana palm-reader). These were magicians, but not ones who fit the prevailing definitions and expectations of magic.
 
Their group conjured an opulent pre-Antebellum mansion in the middle of the desert to freely and safely study magic. The building wavers and glimmers into invisibility if seen by uninvited eyes. If a muggle happens to come too close, the school appears to move a thousand miles west, just like a desert mirage.
 
Soon the mansion expanded. Desrosiers conjured up a bayou filled with magical creatures to aide her traditional spells. Gálvez grew a thriving rainforest around the mansion, raising nine turret-like structures to climb, to tend to his enchanted plants better. As the residence grew, the group realised that they had an opportunity here: they could welcome more people in. People who would otherwise be shunned by society.
 
Soon the nine turrets sprung treehouses to house Gálvez's students. Ashworth built secret rooms around the library. Taliwood housed her students closer to the ground in cabins so they could harness the earth's powers. Desrosiers kept hers near the kitchens (she was a smart lady).
 
Eventually, these four groups formed into houses, each named after its founder. These are the houses...
 
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☽ T A L I W O O D ☾
 
Values: shrewdness, loyalty, bravery, honour, independence
 
Common room:
The dormitories are in a series of cabins by the rainforest, built by some of the first students. The rooms are decorated in house colours, and with posters and trinkets the students bring with them. The cabins are guarded by wooden carvings of animals who ask you riddles. The bear gives the meanest riddles, and it is said that Sialea-lea herself haunts it.
 
Founder: Sialea-lea Taliwood
Animal: Bear
Flower: Saguaro blossom
Colours: Gold
 
Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=5612407
 
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☽ A S H W O R T H ☾
 
Values: drive, industry, curiosity, logic, responsibility, intellect
 
Common room:
The Ashworth common room is hidden. The only way to access it is through the library. It can be found by a good old cliche rotating bookshelf. Press the blue History of Shamans in Arizona, and the whole shelf rotates to reveal a hidden domed section of the library. It's lined with wall-to-wall bookshelves, filled with restricted and advanced books. Cosy armchairs for reading are dotted everywhere. Some float, allowing you to peruse the higher shelves.
The dormitories mirror the refined opulence of Albert Ashworth's family home.
 
Founder: Albert Ashworth
Animal: Owl
Flower: Acacia blossom
Colours: Blue
 
Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=5614597
 
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☽ G Á L V E Z ☾
 
Values: freedom, intelligence, wit, cunning, fun
 
Common room:
Gálvez's dormitories are based in the turret-like treehouses guarding the school. Each treehouse is connected by a sturdy rope-bridge, and surrounded by dense jungle. It's a very communal area, and students like to string their washing and hammocks out on the trees, or fly their broomsticks through the thick forest. The dorms look out onto the desert. Their common room is in the church-like greenhouse.
 
Founder: Taiyari Gálvez
Animal: Kit Fox
Flower: Plumeria
Colours: Green
 
Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=5614538
 
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☽ D E S R O S I E R S ☾
 
Values:
 
Common room:
The Desrosiers common room is in the West Wing of the main school, decorated comfortably with drapery, blankets, healing crystals, astrology charts, and plenty of kettles for tea. It's close enough to the kitchens that the students can always sneak through a hidden passageway and smuggle food back to their dormitories. Giselle Desrosiers knew what she was doing when she chose the West Wing. The common room opens out onto a little pier, onto the bayou.
 

Founder: Giselle Desrosiers
Animal: Otter
Flower: Honeysuckle
Colours: Red
 
Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=5614646
 
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☽ S O R T I N G ☾
The sorting ceremony happens on the first day of each school year. Great tables are set out under the rainforest's canopy, lit by sparkling fireflies. The students take turns to stand on a set of giant wooden rings, half-hidden in the foliage. There are four ancient wooden carvings, one of each house's animal. The ring rotates, and the forest fills with the dull grind of heavy wood against wood. When the rings grind to a halt, the student is facing the statue that represents their appropriate house.
 
To unlock the quiz, use 'alohomora'.
 
http://uquiz.com/hgmP51
 
Throughout the year, the wooden statues of the house animals are placed on a giant chessboard-like structure in the forest. Every fortnight, the statue belonging to the house with the most housepoints advances by one square.
 
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☽ H O W . T O . A U D I T I O N ☾
1. Read the history, get sorted. Try to stick to the house you've been given, but if you feel as though the quiz got you wrong then feel free to choose which house suits you best.
2. Choose a character. It can be a self-insert-y as you like. If you want help designing one, I've put some samples below, but by all means feel free to come up with someone new.
3. Fill in the audition format below
4. Tag @remus-lupin
 
name:
age:
house:
pet:
family history:
personal bio:
model:
likes:
dislikes:
music taste:
favourite subject:
what does your boggart look like?:
what does amortentia smell like to you?:
story: {optional, can be as short as you like}
extras: {optional collection/moodboard/playlist/wardrobe}
 
Check the glossary if you're unsure about anything.
 
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☽ C H A R E C T E R S ☾
☽ HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER ☾
You have two options:
1. Create one completely on your own. You can use this generator if you're feeling lucky (http://macfustythemes.tumblr.com/generator).
2. Choose from the characters (link below) and expand upon the given information. Feel free to change the model.
http://www.polyvore.com/nsww_characters/set?id=202843092
 
Then be sure to fill in the audition form given in the group info!
 
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☽ G L O S S A R Y ☾
 
• amortentia -- a love potion which has a different aroma for everyone who smells it, reminding each person of the things that they find most attractive, even if the person doesn't acknowledge or is unaware of their fondness for the object of their affection themselves
 
• boggart -- an amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer's worst fear
 
• muggle -- a non-magical person born to non-magical parents (I know JKR is making 'no-maj' a thing, but dear lord...)
 
• pureblood -- a family or individual without Muggle (non-magic) blood
 
• skin-walker -- a (Navajo) person with the ability to turn into any animal they desire
 
• squib -- a non-magical person who is born to at least one magical parent
 
• veela -- a race of semi-human, semi-magical humanoids reminiscent of the Sirens of Greek mythology
 
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☽ S T A F F ☾
 
PROF. AYITA CARVALHO: Headmistress.
Ayita Carvalho is a Cherokee Indian woman who escaped a muggle 'assimilation through education' boarding school when she was a little girl. She was taught magic by travelers. She spent the majority of her adult life learning about her culture and trying to safeguard Cherokee children. She accepted a job at Ninetowers when she was forty years old, and is now a healthy ninety-five. Many say she is immortal. Ayita insists that she's as mortal as the rest of them, she just refuses to die.
 
PROF. TEREITI: Astronomy. Head of Ashworth.
PROF. HERRING: Care of Magical Creatures. Head of Taliwood.
PROF. MARKHA: Potions. Head of Gálvez.
PROF. LIU: History of Magic. Head of Desrosiers.
PROF. GAMBLE: Herbology.
PROF. JACKSON: Divination
PROF. YU-JUN: Transfiguration. Quidditch.
PROF. DIXON: Charms.
PROF. BUTLER: Arithmetic. Apparition.
PROF. SENGUPTA: Ancient Runes. Head of Squib Integration and Inclusion.
PROF. BINGWEN: Science and Alchemy.
 
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If you would like some help with Native American mythology/legends, this Wiki page has a list of legendary creatures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Legendary_creatures_of_the_indigenous_peoples_of_North_America

12 Goddesses of Olympus Challenge

12 Goddesses of Olympus Challenge

How you do it is up to you. Any format - dolls, high fashion sets, whatever - is fine. Also if you want to do more than who I've listed, go for it. Message @remus-lupin if you complete it so we can add you to the hall of fame. Also feel free to put any kind of spin on the challenge (1950s, high school, future...)
 
♔ C H A L L E N G E ♔
1. Athena (warfare, wisdom)
2. Aphrodite (love, beauty)
3. Artemis (hunt, wilderness)
4. Demeter (growth, agriculture)
5. Hera (marriage, empires)
6. Hestia (hearth, home)
7. Nyx (night, darkness)
8. Persephone (spring, underworld)
9. Amphitrite (sea)
10. Hecate (witchcraft, magic)
11. Selene (moon)
12. Antheia (gardens, swamps)
 
♔ H A L L O F F A M E ♔
down-but-not-out: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4392144
jesssilva: http://www.polyvore.com/doll_challenge/collection?id=4384154
euphoria-301:http://www.polyvore.com/12_goddesses_olympus_challenge/collection?id=4409432
phreak: http://www.polyvore.com/12_goddesses_olympus/collection?id=4386629
oceanicinsomniac: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4414837
 
Not all these goddesses live up on Mount Olympus, and some are personified concepts. Feel free to Rule 63 any of the male gods. If you think 12 isn't enough then here's some optional bonus ideas for you...
 
♔ B O N U S ♔
13. The Furies (deities of vengeance)
14. The Fates (destiny, life, death)
15. The Muses (arts, poetry, literature)
16. The Hours (seasons, time)
17. Urania (astronomy)
 
Also, if you want to use diverse models but you're having some trouble finding some, I made a collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4994046
 
2015-2016

All dolled up

All dolled up

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I might just be missing out but I have found it difficult to find groups for more fashion type dolls.
 
A lot of contests in other doll groups (though still awesome) seem to favor the art doll sets... So I thought I would make this group.
 
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★This group is for high class mostly fashion dolls
☼There will be contests all the time / with interesting topics and themes
★It will be full of positivity and creative people
☼You can find and connect with other great doll makers
 
So come along join and enter your sets!
-Aurora-honeysuckle
 
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The Elite of High Fashion Roleplays

The Elite of High Fashion Roleplays

Created by @leboutonderose on May 3rd 2011.
 
Basically, this is an advert group for high fashion roleplays. Only high fashion;) You can post your advert sets and send me links to your roleplays which will be shown on here. I'll choose some great ones for you! This is also a page where you can look at if you want to find a new roleplay to join.
Please also post your gorgeous role-play sets.
 
The second point is that it's a roleplay help group ;) You can ask questions and the FAQs will be posted. It doesn't matter whether they're about models, bio or anything else. Apropos models: I'll post collections with underused models and new faces. You can send your collections, too. Male and female, that is.
The Hall of Fame is part of the group info including links to roleplays which already started, meaning it's not time for auditions.
How to get into the Hall of Fame:
Pm the link to @glitterinmyveins or @leboutonderose and expect it to be there soon! Please include one sentence that briefly explains your roleplay. If you do not include it in the pm, one will be created by the mods.
If you have any questions concerning roleplays (e.g how to write a bio, what's an audition, which model to use...) pm @leboutonderose or @glitterinmyveins. We'll answer your questions and if they're interesting for other, will be put them to the FAQs.
 

♦ THE HALL OF FAME:
 
La Paris Academy
Situated in the outskirts of Paris, this academy provides those who can afford it with knowledge and prestige. But life there isn't only glamourous since there's a person who makes you and the other girls fulfill tasks each week. If you don't manage your task, your darkest secret will be revealed and for everyone to see...
http://www.polyvore.com/la_paris_academie/group.show?id=166771
 
Apple, Inc.
Become a part of the Apple universe and spread your rebellious ideas on campus. Maybe you'll be the next Steve Jobs? Only time will tell. Just stick to your visions.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=168483
 
Girls of New York
Work at Vogue and belong to the most envied girls in the world: The girls living and working in the buzzing city of New York. Fashion, style and glamour are daily part of your life, but don't forget about your real life either.
http://www.polyvore.com/girls_new_york_gny/group.show?id=150159
 

 
♦ THE BEAUTIFUL FACES:
 
Female
http://www.polyvore.com/under-used_models_for_rps/collection?id=902981
http://www.polyvore.com/high_fashion_models/collection?id=2714963
http://www.polyvore.com/high_fashion_models/collection?id=2718931
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=2721121
 
Male
http://www.polyvore.com/male_models_for_rps/collection?id=903203
 

♦FAQs:

The Roleplay Directory

The Roleplay Directory

So you're looking for a high fashion roleplay? Well then, you've come to the right place. The Roleplay Directory showcases the best high fashion roleplays on Polyvore, conveniently organized into categories for easy browsing. Plus, we'll show you why each roleplay we come across is special, helping you decide which to audition for. Furthermore, if you send us your high-fashion roleplay, we'll be happy to take a look at it, advertise it, and add it to our list. We’re here to assist you in your roleplay journey, all you have to do is ask.
 
PM Drue any high fashion roleplays you'd like advertised in the announcements.
PM Danielle any high fashion roleplays you'd like added to the list.
Thanks.
 
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- The Directory -
 
BROWSE ALL: http://www.polyvore.com/roleplay_directory/collection?id=930403
 
SEASONAL ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/in_my_mind_sun_shines/set?id=31833241
 
RICH GIRL / SOCIALITE ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/were_beautiful_dirty_rich/set?id=31833509
 
HIGH SCHOOL ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31834028
 
COLLEGE ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31834133
 
CAREER / INTERN ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31834521
 
NEW YORK CITY ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31834629
 
FAME / TALENT ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31839066
 
HARRY POTTER ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31839107
 
SMALL TOWN ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31839402
 
HISTORICAL ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31839451
 
SPINOFF / 2ND GENERATION ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31839536
 
HORROR / MURDER MYSTERY ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/drag_my_teeth_across_you/set?id=31861727
 
SUPERNATURAL / FUTURISTIC ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31861983
 
BOOK / MOVIE / TV SHOW INSPIRED ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31862234
 
NIGHTLIFE ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/fight_for_your_right_to/set?id=31862445
 
MUSIC ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=31862637
 
DEAD, BUT STILL AWESOME ROLEPLAYS: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=32066942
 
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© {{danieℓℓe]] and drue says relax. 5/12/11

DOLL LOVE (the d♡ll house)

DOLL LOVE (the d♡ll house)

Paper Doll Fashion Fanatic Artsy Makers, devoted to lovely dolls of all kinds. Super girly fun, quirky and cute ....[but boy dolls are always welcome in Doll Land] :)
 
Formerly Known as "la maison de poupées (the doll house)" created by talented @tabithasue
 
Special thanks to @elsabear for the logo & new name.

welcome to the dollhouse.

welcome to the dollhouse.

ധelcסme to the Ɗσllɦסuse, baby! This is a group all about paperdolls! We'll have many contests with different types of themes, all related to your lovely paperdoll sets.
 
Created on 8/6/10

17 fairy tales challenge

17 fairy tales challenge

hello you!

this is a theme challenge about fairy tales and mythical creatures.i will give you three categories with keywords and you create sets inspired by them.
you can create a fashion or an art set, do whatever you want.

finished? pm me the lonk with your collection and i'll add it right heeere: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=74353743&.locale=de
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category a
1. little red riding hood
2. rapunzel
3. hänsel & gretel
4. frog king
5. snow white
6. sleeping beauty
7. the princess and the pea
8. cinderella
 
category b
1. wizard/ witch (choose one)
2. dragon
3. dwarf
4. unicorn
5. ice princess
6. mermaid
7. fairy
8. werewolf/ vampire (choose one)
 
category c
you wake up in the morning and besides feeling like p diddy you notice that it's not really your own bedroom! you open your door and you see a complete different world...
what world would that be? would you be a normal person or maybe a princess, searching for your prince? or is there a exciting treasure hunt against the evil wizard? what would you wear?
be creative! :)
maybe add a little description below!

HAVE FUUUUUUUUUUUN!
*pixie dust*
 
[and please remember: you don't have to add a unicorn, for you "unicorn set", just create something you associate with it.. something that is inspired by the word.]

50 Set Disney Girls Dream Cast Challenge..x

50 Set Disney Girls Dream Cast Challenge..x

So I've been thinking about doing this for a while and I thought why not. This is a challenge all about the girls of disney! How you do it is up to you I must credit these two groups for the idea.
http://www.polyvore.com/wonderful_world_novels_tales/group.show?id=100506
http://www.polyvore.com/fairy_tale_dreamcast_challenge/group.show?id=134575
MY COLLECTION: http://www.polyvore.com/40_set_disney_princess_dream/collection?id=1326729
1) Rapunzel (Tangled)
2) Aurora (Sleeping beauty)
3) Cinderella (Cinderella)
4) Snow White (Snow White)
5) Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
6) Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
7) Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
8) Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
9) Alice (Alice In Wonderland)
10) Tinkerbell (Peter Pan/ TInkerbell)
11) Wendy (Peter Pan)
12) Jane (Peter Pan)
13) Marie (Aristocats)
14) Duchess (Aristocats)
15) Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
16) Minnie Mouse
17) Daisy Duck
18) Elionwy (Black Cauldron)
19) Megra (Hercules)
20) Charlotte (Princess and the Frog)
21) Mulan (Mulan)
22) Jessie (Toy Story)
23) Barbie (Toy Story)
24) Bo-Peep (Toy Story)
25) Rita (Oliver and Company)
26) Jasmine (Aladdin)
27) Kida (Atlantis)
28) Atta (Bugs Life)
29) Jane (Tarzan)
30) Esmerelda (Hunch Back of Notre Dame)
31) Nala (Lion King)
32) Maid Marion (Robin Hood)
32) Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
33) Anita (Dalmatians)
34) Blue Fairy (Ponochio)
35) Rosetta (Tinkerbell)
36) Iridessa (Tinkerbell)
37) Silvermist (Tinkerbell)
38) Fawn (Tinkerbell)
39) Vidia (Tinkerbell)
40) Queen Clarion (Tinkerbell)
41) Feline (Bambi)
42) Vixey (Fox And The Hound)
43) Dot (Bugs Life)
44) Georgette (Oliver and Company)
45) Melody (Little Mermaid 2)
46) Lilo (Lilo And Stitch)
47) Tiger Lily (Peter Pan)
48) Dory (Fining Nemo)
49) Boo (Monsters Ink)
50) FREE IT'S UP TO YOU!
 
HALL OF FAME:
1) http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=1607315
2) http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=1999307
3) http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=2189052

Cigarettes and Petticoats

Cigarettes and Petticoats

I don't know what to write here. Welcome.
I make contests all the time.
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