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The Many Faces of Bella Goth

Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Personality: Neat - 7, Outgoing - 3, Active - 5, Playful - 3, Nice - 7
TS3 Bio: Bella is probably the best dressed girl you'll ever see. She always looks adorable flitting around and talking to other kids, adults, and anyone who will listen. (And yet she only has 3 outgoing points? :P)
Traits: Lucky, Brave, Good

Bella - her name in Italian means "beauty" and it fits her better than her red leather corset. Descended from a long line of occultists, mystics and decadents, she has thrown convention to the wind. Her disdain for the pedestrian and normal is only matched by her sense of ennui and isolation. She distracts herself from this world with a little organ practice and exotic gardenings of the lethal variety. ~ The Sims Bustin' Out (Best. Biography. Ever.)

Here's the outfits for upload, meshes included. From what I can tell from their TOU's all the original creators allow their stuff to be shared, but if there's any issue let me know. I've cleaned up the original Bella dress and darkened the color a bit because the original looked too pink to me.

These are all bottom-only dresses and layerable jackets which I removed the shirts from. The jackets will look topless without a bottom-only dress underneath! remisims did something very similar here that I recommend checking out! If you want Bella to go jacket-less you can put the dresses over her original top, or use the "nude top" that remisims offers.

Bella's dresses
(on witheredlilies pencil skirt and Sentate's pocket skirt mesh.)

Frilly Jacket and Cardigan
(By Amaryll aka witheredlilies)

Lab Coat
(Actually Bloom's trenchcoat. There will be a line in the middle because of the mesh.)


Download towel, robe, and beach skirt.

Bella's mermaid gown with Pinketamine's edit of IamLiz's mermaid gown and textures by Rurouniidoru.

Download TF Bella Dress (separates)

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Download Bella Wedding Dress for AF & TF (NL required for adult dress)



Feb. 24th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I love - and at the same time can't stand - the differences in the characters between the sims 1, 2 and 3.
However, the pictures are lovely. Is that Cassandra in the ladybug raincoat?
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
I hadn't realized Bella was sort of on the shy side, but I guess it fits with her "woman of mystery" thing. I guess Cassandra takes after her mom in that area. And yep that's her in the raincoat.
Feb. 24th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
That bio makes me miss Bustin' Out!
I love all the outfits you have her in...they're all very Bella! Personally, I like to think of Bella as more reserved (maybe not exactly shy) rather than a social butterfly, like it appears they've made her in Sims 3. I've always imagined her to fit in exactly with BO's bio.
As usual, I love your pictures. :)
Feb. 24th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
Your pictures are always so great, and these are no exception! I love the idea of all Bella's outfits being a variation on the same red dress. And you have such a knack for posing--it almost looks like different pages on a Bella Goth wall calendar.

Did you make Bella's outfits for this shoot yourself? Because I'd absolutely love to add them to my own repertoire of Bella-style outfits I've collected and occasionally made. (Such as the half-Bella-half-Morticia-Addams gown I've got her in now, to go with my current Goths-as-Addams-Family kick.)
Feb. 24th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
The dresses are all on skirt meshes combined with various layerable jackets that I edited to remove the tops that came underneath. remisims did something similar with the original Bella skirt mesh. I'll put them up once I make sure the original creators are okay with it. (Edit: And they're up!)

I think of the Goths as being like the Addams family too! Do you have any pictures of that gown?

Edited at 2011-02-24 07:19 am (UTC)
Feb. 25th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
To my surprise, I did not have any pictures of Bella in the dress! Luckily, I was booting up the game at the same time I got your reply, so I snapped a quick one.

(I made Mortimer a Vincent Price-style mustache, to go with it, as well. XD)
Feb. 25th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I love it! Is that dress available for download?
Feb. 28th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Sorry about the late reply, my weekend was jam-packed!

Since it was made for personal use, I didn't figure anybody'd be interested, but tossing it up onto Mediafire takes about ten seconds, so here you are!
Feb. 28th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
That's awesome, thank you!
Feb. 24th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
Even though you made the post about Bella, the part I liked best was little Cassandra playing in the puddle. :) Cassandra was the only reason I played the Goths on Sims 1, and I always did like her.

Is that Mortimer in the background of the lab picture?

Feb. 24th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
I really like how Cassandra is quiet yet playful. It's like she got Bella's mysteriousness and Mortimer's fun-ness.

And yep, that's Morty, disheveled from a hard day's work. I like to think of them as kind of a science team, though Bella specializes in herbs/botany while Mortimer is into the all-encompassing mad scientist field.
Feb. 24th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
I love the different takes on her dress, and especially the swimsuit (the fabric and design really works as a bathing suit). I've always imagined Bella as having a closet full of identical dresses. She's so iconic.

That Bustin' Out bio really is pretty awesome, isn't it? It really suits her. And it makes mention of the magic/occult connection, which is always something that excites me. (Again, I think it suits her, and they're the Goths! Makes sense, right?) I think there was also something in the Making Magic EP that mentioned a connection between Bella and Magic Town. It'd be interesting to see what that was.

I also hear you on the inconsistencies with Sims 3 once again, but something about that makes more sense than the system in Sims 2, where personalities are fixed throughout the sims life, and in real life people can sometimes be wildly different at various points through their life. Maybe she was more outgoing as a child, but then calmed down with time. I think that could work.

Have you played Sims 1 and 3 for research on this project? I think it'd be fun to go back through the original game for story stuff, though I know you can find most of that stuff online, too.
Feb. 24th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
Originally I was just going to have her always wear red, but then I decided the Limited Wardrobe trope was even better. I totally agree on it being iconic and I definitely see her as someone who's eccentric enough to do that.

I really like the idea of Bella having some occultic blood in her, and despite the Bachelor family's extreme normality in TS3, I think the complete lack of info on her mom's side of the family still makes it possible.

I did install Sims 1 again! Despite the primitive technology and gameplay, Makin' Magic still manages to be really awesome. I really wish there was a Bonehilda for TS2 to scare the maids away.
Feb. 25th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
I think the complete lack of info on her mom's side of the family still makes it possible.

Exactly. I imagine it traces back through Jocasta, because witches pass it on through the female line instead of the males. (Though I have no problem with messing with the EAxis "canon" anyway, so I don't even need it to make perfect sense. :P)

Feb. 24th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
I just love how much detail you put into everything. It's so inspiring!
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, how fun! I agree, the Sims Bustin' out bio seems to fit her the best. I love the idea of Bella and Mortimer working together in some mysteriously ominous lab. That makes their marriage seem so much more poignant and real, rather than something that was just a facade.

As always your pictures are gorgeous!
Feb. 24th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Bella always looks gorgeous! And I love your pictures and the way you pose sims! :D
Feb. 25th, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
Oh wow.. I think the dress material suits being a swimsuit.

Such cute snapshots, and thank you for the outfits. (Especially the swimsuit) :P

Love 'mad' scientist Morty and little ladybug Cassie.

Mar. 12th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
These are so iconic and gorgeous!

Thank you. :)
Mar. 15th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! How come I had missed these?

I love your Bella edits :) The character is now dead in my Legacy, but I probably will add a short flashback in a future chapter so these will be perfect! Thank you!
Oct. 13th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Thank you for these. :)



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