For the first round, your challenge is to make an outfit for a current or past Girl of the Year. This can be something that you thought should have been included in her collection - for example, a hiking outfit for Jess - or a casual every day outfit, or anything else you can think of.
This outfit should suit your character's sense of style; your judges should be able to look at an outfit and say "yeah, that looks like an outfit Chrissa would wear" or "yeah, that totally looks like part of Mia's collection." If you choose a doll like Sonali, Gwen, or Lindsey who had limited clothing lines, you can consult book illustrations to get a better grasp on that character's clothing style. However, you should avoid copying illustrations and consider the existing items in their collection. For example, you might have a great idea for another skating costume for Mia, but how does your costume differ from the two already in her collection?
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