Reaper

Today I’m showing off the cute/creepy group gift Death Girl dress from *G Field*. I always look forward to their super awesome Halloween group gift every year!

Reaper

Dress/Scythe by *G Field* (Cerberus Noel)
Hair by [elikatira] (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
Right Eye by .ARISE. (lonlysoule)
Left Eye/Eye Makeup by {Frick} (Fricka Morgath)
Lipstick Applier by [theSkinnery] (umazuma.metaluna)
Jewelry by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Boots by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Sai Pennell

All in Your Mesh Head

Something I effing hate in SL is exclusivity. As a very, very small and unknown creator I’ve had a devil of a time trying to get dev kits. I’ve found if a designer doesn’t make their dev kit publicly available I’m pretty much out of luck. I’d love to make skins and goodies for all the amazing mesh body parts out there but because of brand exclusivity I’m often left out in the cold. And it sucks. Both for consumers and for creators. Maybe I’m naive but doesn’t it seem like the more stuff being created out there for your mesh whatever the more likely it will be to stay popular and sell? At some point I feel like consumers are going to tire of all looking the same. Eh, but what do I know. Luckily there are some wonderful brands out there who either have made their items Omega compatible or make their dev kits easily available. And my kudos to those brands because you folks rock.

That said, I thought I’d highlight one of those user/designer friendly brands and show off a head from Catwa. This is a newer head called Annie that is specially priced right now for Halloween. I did two different looks with the same head using skins I’ve already made and I think they look pretty rad right out of the box. I’m super excited to play around some more with this head and hopefully release some goodies in the future!

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 1
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Eyes by Buzzeri (eleri.catlyn)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Necklace by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 2
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Hair by Ploom (Helyanwe Vindaloo)
Necklace by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Skin & Eyes by Fricka Morgath
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

Swimsuit Issue

Today I’m showing off a new mesh bikini from Devae. I love the retro glam feel of it and just how shimmery and sparkly it is!

In other news, I finally bit the bullet and purchased the Maitreya mesh body. I wasn’t sure I needed another mesh body and the price is certainly up there. But once I found out that Maitreya’s body is compatible with the Omega applier system I was sold. And, I love it. I love the shape and the hands and feet, the whole shebang. Definitely a worthy purchase.

Swimsuit Issue
*Bikini & Eyes by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Necklace by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Body by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Skin & Horns by {Frick} (Fricka Morgath)
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts

Yarrr

I’ll save the usual “dusting off the ol’ blog because I’ve been gone forever” post for later.

Because YARRRRR! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day and today be the perfect day to show off this lovely piratey ensemble. And also because I be wanting to show off the plunder worthy new eyes from Devae!

Yarrrr!

Dreamer Eyes

Dress, Hat, Eye Patch by Alchemy (tyr.rozenblum)
Hair by elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
*Eyes & Face Tattoo by Devae. (Ruina Kessel)
Necklace by ellabella (ellantha Larsson)
Tattoo by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Stockings by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Boots by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Sword by Deco (Orchid Zenovka)
Pose by {Imeka} (NatiWilliams)

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts

Blue

I’ve been working on making appliers for the SLink hands and feet to match new skins I’ll be releasing next month and figured I’d show off my progress.  I really, really love that Siddean Munro made a developer’s kit available to creators.  Being able to match up my skins to her amazing feet and hands is just super neat.  And getting to pair up those awesome feet with equally awesome shoes from Lassitude & Ennui makes everything even more awesome.

Blue 2

Blue 1

Shoes by lassitude & ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Hands & Feet by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Hair by Tableau Vivant (M4ri1yn Magic)
Eyes by Ibanez (Annie Ibanez)
Horns by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Jewelry by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Wings by Deviance (Surreal LeShelle)
Tank Top by Sn@tch (Ivey Deschanel)
Leggings by +mocha+ (flexagons Villota) [sadly closed]
Ottoman by Floorplan (Tegan Serin)
Skin & Appliers by me

Urban Drow

RL or SL, I’m a sucker for a sale so I took full advantage of the winter sale at Sn@tch this weekend.  Sn@tch is a steal on a normal day with crazy low prices for fat packs of everything but throw in a sale and you can’t beat the bargains to be had.  If you hurry, you might still be able to catch it before it’s over tonight 2/4.

I felt like this punkish look was just begging to be worn by a Drow, so there you have it.

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Top, Arm Warmers & Pants by Sn@tch (Ivey Deschanel)
Horns by lassitude & ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Hair by /Wasabi Pills/ (MissAllSunday Lemon)
Ears/Earrings by Schadenfreude (Allegory Malaprop)
Eyes by [ni.Ju] (Vitani Jun)
Posture Collar by Kyoot (Saeya Nyanda)
Necklace by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Arm Cuff by Yabusaka (Yabusaka Loon)
Bracers & Tattoo by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Mesh Nails by Pixel Mode (Tya Fallingbridge)
Shoes by *G Field* (Cerberus Noel)

Something Different?

I played a little bit for these snapshots.  I haven’t really used in game shadows before because my video card hates them but I thought I’d give it another go and used a modified version of Status’ Dual Projector Box for the lighting.  I also added a tattoo layer for that slightly vapid looking open mouth look.  Honestly, I’m not sure what compelled me to use it but there you have it.  After fighting with my snapshots I finally got two halfway decent ones and called it a day.  And because I take forever to actually post stuff it just so happens that I can log this particular post as part of Acha’s Lassitude & Ennui Blogger Challenge!  The amazing boots I’m wearing are my newest pair of L&E boots and happen to be one of the several colors available as a special edition release for the Unhinged Festival until 12/15/2012 when they’ll be retired.  The awesome ring from [SAKIDE] is also available at the Unhinged Festival.  So get out there an try your luck on the gacha machine for only L$ 60 a pop!

Shadowbox 1

Shadowbox 2

Horns by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Eyes & Piercing by [ni.Ju] (Vitani Jun)
Lashes by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Parted Mouth Tattoo by Tuli (Tuli Asturias)
Boots & Necklace by lassitude & ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Ring by [ SAKIDE ] (Kinu Mayako)
Jacket by Blueberry (Blueberryxx)
Skirt by Miel (Mika Nieuport)
Leggings by [Kyoot] (Saeya Nyanda)
Dual Projecter Box by Status (Gidge Uriza)
Poses by (pda) (Izzy Bereznyak) – closing at the end of December
skin by me