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Clothing Wishlist Project

This is a starter page for Shonkers members or friends to add items of clothing they wish existed in the game... if we write them as fully as possible, maybe a kind cre will help us make it happen? We can also include custom clothing NPC ideas here.

Better Layering

'nuf said. Venia (talk) 21:40, 5 August 2022 (EDT)

Template for a new clothing item

With many thanks to Vuniel for researching this from the LPC coding guides (kudos: Drakkos) - below is a list of attributes (and a worked example!) you will want to specify to have the most complete and 'ready to go' version of the item you are wishing for. Well, I think it is complete...!

  • Name: The identifying name of the item. This means that we could “look sari” or “locate sari” and the game would be able to find this object.
  • Short: The item’s short description. Ex. "ruby red sari"
  • Adjective: Distinguishing words we can use to identify this object from other similar objects. I think in this case, “ruby sari” or “red sari” would be valid.
  • Main_plural: The plural form of the object given the short description.
  • Plural: The plural form of the object just by the name.
  • Plural Adjective: This seems to be reserved for special plural words like “pairs,” “bundles,” “piles,” etc. Not sure what you’d add if it’s empty. I decided empty string would be appropriate.
  • Long: The item’s long description.
  • Material: The item’s material. Silk is one.
  • Weight: Weight in the MUD is defined by a weight unit, which equals 50 grams. Quow’s database lists the navy blue sari as 2 2/9 lb., and the scale in the Academy of Artificers suggests that 1/9 lb. equals 50 grams. If I did the math right, 20/9 lbs. = 1000 grams = 20 weight units.
  • Value: Money in the MUD is defined by a money unit, which equals 1 brass coin. An AM penny = 4 brass coins. A Genuan cent = 3 brass coins. Let’s say that the value of this sari is A$250, which is half of the vintage saris. A$250 = 100000 brass coins.
  • Type: The item’s type? The beefy leather boots were given the type “boot.” A beautiful blue dress was given the type “long dress”. You’ll have to ask someone what the available types are for saris.
  • Setup: The maximum condition value for the item. The tutorial object sets that value to 2000 condition points. Obsidian boots have 6400 condition points. Cloth is a little weaker than leather boots, so I’ve decided to set it at 1500. (15/20) * 2000 = 1500.
  • Damage Chance: The amount of damage the item absorbs. Lower damage chances means better protection. From the LPC guide:
Material Damage Chance
Cloth 20
Hide 17
Bone 16
Leather 15
Wood 12
Copper 10
Bronze 8

Worked example:


  • Name::"sari"
  • Short::"ruby red sari"
  • Adjective:: ({"ruby”, “red"})
  • Main_plural::"ruby red saris"
  • Plural::”saris”
  • Plural Adjective:: “”
  • Long:: “This is a traditional sari, painstakingly crafted by an expert Klatchian tailor. The high-quality silk has been dyed ruby red and elephants have been lovingly embroidered onto the cloth with fine gold thread.\n”
  • Material::”silk”
  • Weight::20
  • Value::100000
  • Type::”long dress”
  • Setup::1500
  • Damage Chance::20

Note: Clothing, jewellery, scabbards, etc. take up memory, and memory is a finite resource. For instance, this ruby red sari as is takes up less memory than a ruby red sari with randomized patterns, colors, and TM checks. Please be mindful of this when coming up with new ideas. -- Vuniel

Starter Ideas

A few to start us off (as a stub needing filling out)

  • Custom cheongsam - length (ankle / knee), fit style (loose / tight), material, colour, pattern/embroidery
  • Custom drape sari - colour, material, embroidery/pattern (not pre-wrapped) with a range of drape styles available
  • Mehendi NPC - an NPC who can apply henna/mehendi patterns to hands, feet etc - these would be 'temporary tattoos' and could wash off or fade similar to makeup
  • Jewellery that reflects Indian culture, such as Kundan jewellery or Jhumka earrings
  • Korean style hanbok- these are beautiful two piece outfits with a relatively fitted top, and either a voluminous bell like skirt or flaring bell like pants, usually in silk for formal occasions or cotton for every day wear, and with beautiful colours and patterns.
  • An increase in the variety of buttons that can go on clothes -- horn buttons, corozo buttons, plastic buttons, cloth buttons, etc.
  • Chatelaine belts - traditionally carried by the mistress of the house and containing keys, young girls and women in the lower classes wore them hung with sewing supplies or simply baubles. they date back to the roman empire, where they were hung with anything from silver ear picks to eating utensils.
  • Netsuke and inro - netsuke are elaborately carved miniatures attached by a cord to a hard lacquer case (inro). the cord tucked under the obi and the case was used to carry money, pipe and tobacco, etc

Ideas for increasing our Woke Factor :)

  • Gender neutralising dresses and skirts - allowing male characters to enjoy the long descriptions of these, and all of us to love the aesthetic
  • * BUG REPPED: Gerard: Summer Belle, Summer Blossoms, Madame Cerie
  • DONE BY KAKE: Removing references to chopsticks being hair implements - they are food implements! Could have hairsticks of course but don’t call them chopsticks
  • DONE BY KAKE: Change the Brown Islands natives’ descriptions do they don’t have the stupidity factor
  • Similarly update the Fez club Tpaz to be less of a “vacant” description - just a bit cliche

Custom Drapes for Sari

These are the drapes I had developed as a bit of fun... I thought it would be cool if the drape styles worked a bit like the cravats or turbans, and maybe used a skillcheck.

  • adivasi: a beautiful $1$ $2$ silk sari, wrapped slim around the legs with a pleated side fall, snug across the chest to show off the gold thread embroidery. This traditional tribal drape would suit an elegant tea party or temple event.
  • balaghat: a $1$ $2$ silk sari that is snug around the waist, cascades in voluminous pleats to the feet and is tucked neatly between the legs to form a harem trouser style drape. The long pallu is draped over the head like a veil. This elegant drape would make the wearer equally at home at a formal reception or walking the water pastures of the Djel.
  • gamthi: a $1$ $2$ silk sari that is compactly pleated into a calf length pant style that billows at the thighs but allows for easy movement. The pallu flares across the back and over the head to form a deep cowl that protects from sun or light rain. This rustic drape is ideally suited for outdoor work and the daily grind.
  • halaki: a flowing $1$ $2$ silk sari that is pleated in twenty-seven small tight pleats around the waist, making the fabric flow like water as the wearer moves. The pallu is cross-fastened at one shoulder resulting in a smooth expanse of fabric across the chest. This modest drape would suit a long journey or itinerant worker.
  • kunbi: a $1$ $2$ silk sari in a series of overlapping layers to form a slim fitting dress, with a fine knot at one shoulder holding the confection of fabric snug against the body. This unusual drape seems appropriate for a sophisticated cocktail party at Cool Monks, where its exoticism would be exclaimed over.
  • madisaru: a $1$ $2$ silk sari that has been pleated and tucked neatly into a mid length pant style, then over wrapped in a gauzy skirt layer that billows to the ankles. The pallu crosses the shoulder and across the waist, accentuating volume. This extravagant drape may be worn to the Patrician's Palace, but would be equally at home in a swanky bar.
  • marathamoli: a flowing $1$ $2$ silk sari that has been traditionally pleated at the navel, and then the lower edges flared tulip style and tucked to the small of the back. The pallu flows across the shoulder and down the back. The result is an elegant ankle length drape that would suit an upper class breakfast event.

Submitted Idea Reps

China / Hong Kong Wedding Clothes and Accessories (Submitted April 14th, 2021 by Vuniel)

  • Dragon and phoenix bangles - yellow gold bangles with dragons, phoenixes, and double happiness symbols. They are more commonly seen in Hong Kong weddings.
  • Qun Kwa / Qun Gua - traditional wedding dress composed of a silk brocade jacket and skirt, each covered with gold and silver threads, sequins, beads, and pearls. They come in different hues of red, styles, patterns, and embroidery coverage.
  • Custom cheongsams / qipaos - fabric, lining, colour, buttons, edging, sleeves, skirt length, slit length, fit, and embroidery
  • Pig necklace - yellow gold pendant with pigs
  • Floral hairpins
  • Si Dian Jin ("Four Pieces of Gold") - a gold themed four-piece jewellery set consisting of a necklace, bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings. Traditional designs follow a more is better design philosophy. Modern designs are more minimalist and use other variants of gold (ex. white gold, rose gold, etc.) and precious stones (ex. jade, crystals).
  • Tangzhuang - an embroidered jacket made of a silk brocade or cotton