I hate recolours as well. They ruin the original character. My original characters I draw and colour and assign a colour scheme to them for example, Lucas Hill's outfit has to have green in them in his out-of-school clothing. As I had created him in 2007 it is natural that he wears green as his standard outfit, and I have an individual design for each of the main characters. It took me a long time to design him, and the work involved paid off. Though Lucas' design is similar to his cousin's, who is another major character, you could identify which one is which by a few features. For example, Lucas has a strand of hair on his forehead while his cousin has two strands behind his ears. There are a few other differences in the cousins' design but I might be going off-topic. In so-called "OC's" recolours you find in other fandoms you don't get the differences in characters at all so you would get confused.