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 rest
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.…
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“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. …
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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.…
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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. …
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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! …
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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 rest
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. …
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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.
The Chesuncook High Priestess has been materials enhanced for a luscious leather feel and a subtle iridescence on the scale pattern of the skirt. … Read the rest
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? …
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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. …
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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
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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 rest
The legendary Chinese dragon is a powerful creature. It generally controls water and air; holds court over all rivers and streams, controls rain and floods, and brings good luck to people. It is a symbol of power and strength to the worthy. It flies across the sky through sheer will alone; it has no wings. Dragons are often depicted in artwork, and you will often find them on clothing, which brings us to the Tianlong Cheongsam by Avatar Bizarre.
The short Cheongsam jacket is a traditional garment, usually made from silk or satin, and almost always brocaded in luscious, detailed designs. Tianlong means “Flying Dragon”, and it is heavily featured on this short jacket. Available in several colors, there is a male version and a female version. Both come in standard mesh sizing. Even though it is rigged, it has Modify and Copy permissions, like most of the items from Avatar Bizarre. It is also Materials Enhanced, so the dragon design pops if you have Advanced Lighting enabled in your viewer.…
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As homage to a by-gone era of three chord music, laced up leather boots, mohawks, and plaid zippery pants, Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present the latest in an ever growing line of mesh footwear for men and women.
The Seeth Ransom Boots hearken back to the days when we all reveled in TV Party, TV Eye, and TV Casualty; a time when the Dead Kennedys demanded that MTV get off the air. Eerily reminiscent of our beloved eight hole Doc Martins, these boots are deliciously simple, shiny, and stompy. They were built for both genders, so come to you modify and copy, so you can get these bad boys to fit.
The beauty of these boots is the color change HUD, which allows you to switch between six different colors. And as long as you have advanced lighting enabled, the shine and bumpiness of the leather will pop. Even without materials enabled, these are pretty stunning boots for all occasions.
The Seeth Ransom Boots are now available at the
main store location
, and on the Marketplace.
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The Holiday season has blundered into our lives once again, and bludgeoned us with all the usual malarkey involving stuff and things and junk and stuff. Of course, folks in Second Life are not immune to such shenanigans, and merchants are all over the creating opportunities like bees to honey (hey I’m being G-Rated here).
I have been busy peppering Avatar Bizarre with new things, both for general new releases, and for all the various events I’ve signed up for.
The first thing to tell you about, oh my droogs and devotchkas, are the Morelia eyes.
Morelia veridis is the Latin name for the Green Tree Python. This snake hatches out yellow, red, or brown, and eventually turns emerald green as an adult. It is non-venomous and diurnal, meaning it’s active during the day, if you can call a snake coiled up in a cinnamon bun of verdant rodent terror “active”. The Morelia eyes are based on the python’s slit-pupil orbs, and are available in ten colors. … Read the rest
Winter is coming. It’s not only a failed attempt on the part of the Starks to instill fear into Westros, but it’s also a (ahem) cold, hard fact. The Holiday season has slammed its way into our lives like the powerful consumerist juggernaut it is, and with it comes snow, ice, sleet, and all kinds of reasons to enjoy a bit of frostbite with your friends and loved ones.
I live in California, so slieghing behind a magnificent horse wearing jingling tack is just not a normal activity. But for folks in areas that receive actual weather, and in Second Life, it’s not such a rarity. Some of my friends had a wonderful time riding behind Buck the Horse in one of Second Life’s most spectacular Winter sims the other day. You can visit
. Don’t miss out, because I’m pretty sure this is a holiday thing that will likely be turned into something else later on.
Of course the whole point of my bloggishness is to showcase some brand new Winter wear from Avatar Bizarre! … Read the rest
Once Halloween comes to a screeching halt, all Hell breaks loose as we gear up for one of the biggest holiday events in Second Life: Gothmas! Whatmas? Gothmas! It’s that black and romantic time when all the darklings come out of the woodwork and celebrate in a weird and wonderful way. We don our goth apparel and dance to the ethereal carols of Pretentious, Moi?, Sisters of Mercy, Imperative Reaction, and Thoushaltnot.
Gothmas by Gaslight is nigh, and as you wander the hallowed streets of the cursed countryside, you will be regaled with many fine Gothic wares from a wide swath of merchants across the Second Life grid.
It’s time once again to give those blackened blue eyes an advance look at what’s coming up from Avatar Bizarre during this most sacred of holidays.
“Ozymandias Female” – Modeled by Misha-Selene
The Ozymandias, named for the poem by Percy Bisshe Shelley is resplendent in six gorgeous jewel tones. … Read the rest
After some heated discussion about events in Second Life, and various ways they can be implemented, an experiment was born. I find this rather apropos to A Tattered Page, where this experiment is to take place, since Victor Frankenstein was the perpetrator of one of the grandest and more horrifying experiments in literary history. My only hope is that the undead creature due to rise from the morass of sludge that is the Second Life Marketplace does not end with the creator being destroyed by the Creature that was given life in the beginning…
A Tattered Page, as you may have surmised (if you haven’t been reading about it already), is an event centered around the classic novel “Frankenstein – or The Modern Prometheus” by Mary Wollstoncraft Shelley. Doctor Frankenstein has inspired a lot of artists over the years, and he will be inspiring a whole set of Second Life creators in November for A Tattered Page.
But what of this experiment mentioned above?…
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“With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds.” – HP Lovecraft
The holy terror moved through Innsmouth, towering over buildings, and causing the ground to quake with every footstep. People ran screaming from this oceanic terror; an elder god of Lovecraftian proportions. One glance upon its countenance could drive a man mad.
Now, Darklings, denizens of the deep, and huddled masses, the Dagon has at long last been unleashed upon the Second Life grid. At 13.5 meters tall, this monster towers over human vermin in its path. It’s available in seven colors, and materials have been applied, so it helps to have advanced lighting turned on when you’re viewing this creature. …
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