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With a Little Help From My Friends – The Sgt Pepper Marching Band Suit

What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key – With a Little Help From My Friends, The Beatles Occasionally, the Vintage Bug will hit.  This tends to happen when I’ve got the classic rock playing on the computer.  A light bulb will pop on with a specular TING! and a EUREKA moment will occur, then suddenly I’ll be nose deep in Blender and Photoshop while feverishly pasting bits of my brain into place.  Truth to tell, this outfit wasn’t from such an epiphany.  My model, Misha (shown above, naturally), mentioned something about wanting a Sgt. Pepper outfit. One of the perks of being a model (particularly if one is able to give some really good constructive criticism on things) is when I’m able, I’ll make what my model has asked for. Most of the ideas bandied about tend to get made sooner or later. It just depends on motivation and whatnot.… Read the resthttps://i2.wp.com/i.gyazo.com/2ff12c5f653c93e51535a60ff3f4f3f7.png


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On the Road of Silk – The Dhoti Pants

In a moment of synchronicity (no, not the excellent final album from The Police), I decided to start making some Dhoti pants for the store.  Then two weeks after I received a note card from someone, I happened to open it up and read that they were looking for Dhoti pants.  They had run across the Dhoti and Kurta set I had made some time ago, and really wanted just the pants on their own. What a wonderful coincidence!  Just as the male version of the pants had been modeled and rigged in Blender, I contacted the person who sent the note card, and let them know I was going to have a working pair of pants in a couple of days.  As it turns out, they were thrilled because they were setting up a wedding in Second Life and all the Groomsmen needed black Dhoti pants.  Sometimes things have a strange way of working out. The Avatar Bizarre Dhoti Pants, currently available for male avatars only, comes in seven colors, and is materials enhanced.  The silk material has a slight sheen to it, and the dangly bits on the left hip can be detached, if those aren’t your style. … Read the resthttps://i2.wp.com/i.grab.la/05511-bc37a843-ffd8-4e1b-bf5f-34c326003230.png

World Goth Fair – I Feel An Animal Deep Inside…

Hello, Darklings!
World Goth Fair (located here) is now OPEN!  For the next couple of weeks, you can get your serious Goth on with dozens of fantastic Goth merchants, a wonderful Stygian-Dark sim, and some great music as only a bunch of Goth DJs can inflict upon the huddled masses. As mentioned earlier, Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of this amazing event in Second Life.  Several new items have been released for the fair, including the Dragonskin Coat shown in the photos. The Dragonskin Coat, which is rigged mesh, and available for both men and women, is materials enhanced and comes with a color change HUD.  I would recommend getting your hands on this wonderfully vampiric coat, made from the finest pixelated dragon skin.  It’s well known that Gothic dragons are chameleonic in nature, so naturally a coat made from the skin of the dragon can change colors on demand.. In addition to the Dragonskin Coat, you will find the Sgt. Nemesis Marching Band uniform (in male and female versions), and the Arachne Jumpsuit (female only). … Read the rest Grabilla screen capture:

A Phantom to Lead You…Sneak Preview for World Goth Fair

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You Sexy Thing – 70s Foxy Lady Jumpsuit

I believe in miracles
Where you from, you sexy thing?
Sexy thing, you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing – Hot Chocolate, You Sexy Thing Just when you thought it was safe, the Jive Talkin’ 70s came roaring back with a disco flair as only that decade can.  The 1970s saw a lot of political strife, social change, and one heck of a great poster from Farrah Fawcett.  In the midst of all the pop culture of Car Wash, Smokey and the Bandit, Bee Gees, Watergate, Gilligan’s Island reruns, Star Wars, and eventually the rise of Punk, came that rollerskating, funky dancing, smokin’ hot beat of the Disco dance.  Along with Disco, came the signature styles:  The leisure suits, the polyester, and the ubiquitous shiny rayon jumpsuit. Avatar Bizarre, is happy to present the 70’s Foxy Lady Jumpsuit.  This outfit, strong enough for a man, but made for a woman (hah, I hope I’m not the only one to get that reference!) is materials enhanced and comes in eight groovy colors. … Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/grabilla.com/05415-c5021651-3d31-414e-aa98-249842e34e2e.png

Desperado – The Female Mariachi

Here it is, after a couple of false starts, some Firestorm issues, and a bit of a Blender SNAFU:  The female Mariachi Suit.  You, too, can be a desperado, a Charro, an equestrian.  Grab a guitar and head to the plaza with a couple of good friends and a pint of tequila.  Soon, you will be singing in harmony in this fantastic Charro suit! See the previous blog post for the male version and such.
Marketplace and inworld.
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico – A Mariachi Suit

 De colores, de colores
Se visten los campos en la primavera.
De colores, de colores
Son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.
De colores, de colores
Es el arco iris que vemos lucir.- De Colores, a Traditional Mexican Folk song Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and we’re just about set to celebrate with Mexican flags flying, ladies dancing with skirts a-whirl, and the folk music of our neighbors South of the Border.  While we enjoy Tamales, so spicy they will blow off the top of your head before you can gulp down a chilled glass of Horchata to ease the flames tracing their way through your digestive tract, let’s pay homage to the musician of the mesa; a wondrous player of the guitar, the bass, and the concertina.  I am speaking, of course, about the mighty Mariachi. He wanders from town to town with guitar in hand, and a sombrero on his head to ward off the intensity of the midday sun.  He is the minstrel who sings his tales – everything from the colors of the sky, on up to the Ballad of Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.… Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/grabilla.com/05406-69d2b00a-3072-4021-abc2-c44ef057094d.png

What’s Up, Doc? Definitely not your run of the mill clean room bunny suit!

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way – G Autry Easter is roughly a week away, so of course there’s a great need for bunny costumes, right?  Even if there wasn’t a burning need for them, here they are, because it seemed like a fun thing to make and inflict upon the huddled virtual masses in Second Life.  Not only do we have a prime Easter Bunny costume here in lovely rigged mesh, and knitted from the finest virtual Angora rabbits, but this number can double as jammies for that sleepover you’ve been aching to have.  The cool thing about this costume (apart from it being a bunny and all), is it comes with a color HUD that gives you six delightful Springtime Eastery color choices. I’m sure you already that that this might entail pink.  But not to worry, there’s also purple, yellow, blue, green, and white with pink bits.  Hey, bunnies are fluffy and cute, and come in pastel colors, apparently. … Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/grabilla.com/0531c-ff165d04-4b40-4d0c-a36e-8138ae4367ea.png

Way Down Below the Ocean Where I Wanna Be…Scuba Suits Ahoy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to explore the Linden oceans?  Well, as soon as you get that pesky Donovan song out of your head and put on a scuba suit from Avatar Bizarre, you can find out!  It’s slick and smooth like the skin of a dolphin, and it’ll provide your avatar with the comfort and movement you will need as you swim among the creatures of the reef.  The SLink-enhanced flippers are modify and copy, so you can resize them to fit your own feet.  They should fit normal avatar feet, and an alpha is included for feet and for the scuba suit itself.   The mask and snorkel are unrigged mesh, and will also resize if you need it to. The fantastic part about this ensemble is the color HUD, which gives you eight color choices:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Purple, and White.  Everything is Materials enhanced to give the suit its smooth shiny look, as if you’ve stepped from the water after a day of playing with the dolphins.… Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/grabilla.com/05318-cbf9e43b-2f8b-4344-87ee-c6381cab364b.png

Chaos Will Swallow the Sun – Fantasy Faire Sneak Preview #3

“Out of Chaos comes Order.” – Neitsche Apophis, also known as Apep, is the God of Chaos and Destruction in Ancient Egypt.  He is the serpent that threatens to swallow the sun.  Imprisoned by one of Ra’s three incarnations, Khepri the Scarab in the underworld known as Duat, the serpent battles Bast in an epic battle that has lasted for millennia.  Should the force of Chaos ever emerge, the world would be cast into a maelstrom of darkness and disorder.  Ma’at, the Goddess of Order balances the Chaos.  One cannot exist without the other. Avatar Bizarre has a new set of eyes coming out for Fantasy Faire called Apophis.  Apophis Eyes endow your ever changing look with a tiny bit of chaos.  The color HUD included with this set gives you eight color choices with the mesh eyes, plus eight pairs of system eyes for the die-hards out there who prefer old school eyeballs.  Eat set also includes an alpha, and the eyes are materials enhanced for a little extra bit of shine. … Read the rest

Everything I Do I Do For You – Fantasy Fair Sneak Preview

Avatar Bizarre has, by some amazing circumstances, and a bit of applying, made it into this year’s Second Life Fantasy Faire, an event created to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life.  To be fair, there have been a couple of sneak previews as yours truly jumped the gun and started making stuff just in case.  Enthusiasm, coupled with that elusive Inspiration has resulted in a few new things. You already got a sneak preview of the Goblin King and the Boudica Armor.  Now let me give you a taste of the Goblin Queen!  Of course this is mostly because my lovely model (pictured above and below) is champing at the bit for a picture or two.  The Goblin Queen, like the King in a previous post, is going to be available in seven colors and includes the pants and jacket (plus alphas) and shoulder armor (one shoulder). If you’re itching for just the jacket, don’t worry!  The jackets for the Queen and King will be available solo with a Color change HUD (all seven colors), plus the shoulder armor and requisite alpha.… Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/i.gyazo.com/059c2ae08e57821c4b7f6e755cf9f5fa.png

I’m Here to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum…and I’m All Out of Bubblegum

Leave it to Misha to spur me into action when it comes to making armor for the distaff in Second Life.  Okay, so it only took me a month and a half to get on the stick and actually make it, but hey, sometimes you have to get up the nerve to outfit someone with big swords like this. There’s an absolute truism in Second Life:  Avatars tend to be Way Too Tall.  Like abnormally Wookiee tall.  Heck, they’d probably dwarf Peter Mayhew in real life, and I know for a fact that man stands over seven feet tall.  I’ve met him in all of his morose grumpiness.  He’s the kind of guy you walk up to and say, “How’s the weather up there?” and then you get your butt kicked into next Tuesday.  But I digress… Second Life is full of really tall, generally disproportionate avatars.  You can really run the gamut of shapes, from massive buttshelves to eight foot tall pin-headed galoots.  Speaking of which, Misha told a story about the day she went shopping for swords and was confronted by such a galoot. … Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/i.gyazo.com/80a9cc068beb20672826e1de80995985.jpg

How Many Licks Does It Take to Get To the Center of the Labyrinth?

My friends all know I have a borderline stalkerish admiration for David Bowie.  Every time he’s visited my area for a show, I’ve gone.  Sometimes multiple times for the same tour.  The music collection includes something like 800+ songs – versions and reversions, covers and originals, live and studio…legitimate and bootleg recordings of all things Bowie.  Heck, there’s even some Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Mott the Hoople in the mix for good measure.  Then there’s the fact that Bowie’s appearance in Zoolander makes me giggle every time I see it.  But then, I laugh like a little kid at Family Guy, but I digress… In short, I consider David Bowie to be a demigod of some sort, and possibly an alien with photogenic superpowers. So it should come as no surprise that some of the designs at Avatar Bizarre should be pretty heavily influenced by Mr. Bowie’s extensive wardrobe. So, without further ado, and with much aplomb, I give you an advance look at the Goblin King! … Read the resthttps://i2.wp.com/i.gyazo.com/d2aac645b90bdb600cf44be8e314d6a4.jpg

The Eyes Have It

Seen the lady
Seen the lake
Seen the mirror crack and break
Held her close at night
What a perfect fit
Till I saw her eyes
The eyes have it
The eyes have it – Karel Fialka The Eyes Have It There comes a time when you look at your walls full of eyes, and think, “I wonder how the wall would look if I simply made eyes with a color change HUD and just put everything into tidy fat packs?” Then that time comes, and you realize somewhere in the middle of remaking everything that this is a phenomenally huge project.  You wouldn’t think remaking over thirty sets of eyes would take that long, but apparently, it takes a lot longer than I realized when the project started.  Part of this can be attributed to finding different looks for my model (who is basically just me in different skins and shapes).  A minor issue is having to re-upload a bunch of eye textures because I stupidly made transparent eyes that could sit on a blank sclera texture.  Dumb.  Dumbedy dumb dumb dumb. … Read the restAB Eyes Dragon Spirit - with Color HUD

Just when you thought it was safe…

There’s recently been a rash of Old God infestations in Second Life.  The Crawling Chaos, also known as Nyarlathotep, the bringer of madness and harbinger of doom, has spawned.  Its offspring are agile, and have a driving need for insanity to follow in their wake. These horrible creatures are known to sit on your shoulder and whisper words of chaos and discord into the minds of men.  Even the strongest of us have fallen prey to their mindnumbing terror. Avatar Bizarre’s lone perpetrator is fully responsible for unleashing these horrid beasts upon the unsuspecting populace. The Nyarlathotep pets are currently available in two installments:  A Head Crawler (cost 100L), and a Head Sitter and Shoulder Sitter combination (cost 200L).  These guys come with a color HUD that includes nine color options.  They are copy and modify, and materials enhanced to bring out their inherent sliminess. For the more adventurous among you mortals, the Head Sitter and Shoulder Sitter will be available as separate colors (Transfer and Modify) in a gacha, come Twisted Hunt time. … Read the resthttp://i.gyazo.com/4d39f81b0ec2017f082a44fe7fd8be5a.png

Lovecraft Wake – The Chesuncook High Priestess

This is a sneak peak at a new thing from Avatar Bizarre.  Given how many horrifying Lovecraft-inspired avatars I’ve made lately, it was probably time for something a little softer and a little prettier. The Chesuncook Witch Coven, or the Cult of the Skull, is a group of witches and warlocks who worship Shub-Niggurath.  Ol’ Shub is one of Lovecraft’s Outer Gods, which is described as The Black Goat in the Woods with a Thousand Young.  While it’s mostly a genderless being, Shub-Niggurath is often portrayed as female, and gives birth to a lot of male offspring that resemble walking trees.  Her presence inspires madness and degeneration. The Chesuncook coven meets in the deepest darkest woods of Maine, regularly calling on Shub-Niggurath for guidance.  It is said their ceremonies sometimes involve descending into a dark pit full of Shoggoth.
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Twisted Hunt – Id Creature Abides

Psst, The semi-annual Twisted Hunt’s going to start March 1 and run through the end of the month.  I’d tell you about it, but then I would have to drive you mad.  It’s basically the hardest hunt in Second Life.  While merchants are only allowed 10 *visible* decoys with which to fool hunters, they are allowed any number of *invisible* decoys, meaning they can hide as many as they want in the walls and floors, plus rename random objects in their stores to match that of the hunt object. The good news is the hunt object is always the same:  The Twisted “Lament” cube, your basic run of the mill puzzle box.  It spins.  It is some predetermined color.  And it is kind of small.  This incarnation’s color is called “Ectoplasm”.  Beyond that, you will have to wait and see what surprises the 13th Twisted Hunt holds. Oh, did i forget to mention that this is the 13th Twisted Hunt?  And did you know there is a Friday the 13th in March this year? … Read the resthttp://i.gyazo.com/71c1e39f9e9cc34aeb7600d5ca10c35c.jpg

Lovecraft’s Wake and other animals

Holy cow, I’ve let this blog sit stagnant for a month.  Bad, Sred.  Bad, bad, bad! Well, hello there, folks.  After a bit of a prolonged absence from this blog thing, I’m back with some vital information for my faithful readers, droogs and devotchkas. The first thing I want to alert you on is this event in Second Life that Faeryfox Beth, Sirius Farspire and I are attempting.  It’s a fun little event called The Lovecraft Wake, and it will be held roughly around H.P.Lovecraft’s Death Day.  It’s a Wake, get it?  Anyhow, I want to get some stuff straightened out right now. The first thing is that we are in no way affiliated with the organizers of LoveFest.  Let’s put that to bed right now.  This is a small event, which will be held in the Dunwich Lovecraft Sim, and will not only feature a number of fine merchants hawking their Lovecraftian wares, but we will also have several DJ dance parties, horror readings, and OH so much more. … Read the restLovecraft's Wake

Oh the HORROR (of Nyarlathotep)

What horrors lurk in the demesnes of the Outer God?  Only Nyarlathotep, himself, a fearsome vision that causes abject insanity in all who behold him.  He is The Crawling Chaos.  He is a thousand different forms.  He walks among us as a human, a dark and stately man, who resembles an Egyptian Pharaoh.  Nyarlathotep oozes amongst the terrors of the Old Ones, to bring a fetid air of disquiet to even the most stalwart adventurer. This new avatar from Avatar Bizarre is 100% rigged mesh with a shape and an alpha.  It’s Materials enhanced to give the illusion of being a glistening scaly, elephantine-skinned monstrosity, ready to consume all who oppose him.  A HUD is included for color changes.  You can choose from seven color variations, depending on flavor and intensity of your mad desire. Do not be alarmed.  Be very, very frightened. Available on the marketplace and inworld.
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A Tattered Page – The Martian Chronicles – a Sneak Preview


“Ylla Silver” A Tattered Page is an event, an experiment, an inspiration based on a book, and a thing that happens to novels that you read, re-read, and read again.  I have a copy of Bradley Denton’s Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede that is probably held together with love and dreams at this point.  Pages are not only tattered, but falling out.  A Tattered Page: [Citation Needed] is based on a love of books, coupled with the need for inspiration, and metered out with a smidgen of “Oh Hey, A Cool Event!”. The first round has come and gone.  The next round, based on Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, begins on January 7.  It will be held in a central location, rather than in individual stores, this time – for a ton of reasons.  Not least of which is the ability to control the amount of images people need to load when they visit, and suchlike.  The other part of that original experiment (appropriately drawn from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) was to have some of the merchants put their items on the Marketplace. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/05101-605f982c-c876-4f6a-877c-433723887c07.png