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All the World’s a Stage

…And all the men and women merely players. It’s time to let you all know about a new outfit that has entered Stage Left.  Inspired by Tudor fashions from the Renaissance and beyond, the Tiziano is a fitmesh outfit for male avatars, and includes a color HUD with seven color options.  Its classic Renaissance design is both masculine and attractive, and it’s perfect for a spot of fantasy or Tudor role play. The doublet and pants combination is materials enhanced.  The unrigged hat is topped with a couple of pheasant feathers. The outfit includes Omega stocking appliers (all colors), plus system layer socks for those folks who haven’t yet taken a drink from the mesh body Kool-Aid.  The color HUD for the suit gives you seven color options, including white. The most excellent news is, this outfit is now available on the marketplace and inworld!  So come and get it.
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In a World of Pure Imagination

When you have a sweet tooth as rampantly out of control as mine, you tend to revel in all things chocolate, including Willy Wonka. When I first logged into Second Life, one of my friends was even more into the story of Willy Wonka than I am, and that’s saying quite a lot, considering I’ve been known to Cosplay Willy Wonka in real life. In fact, some folks only knew me as “M.W.Wonka” for the longest time. When I first built Avatar Bizarre in Second Life, one of the initial outfits for sale was The Candy Man, a costume inspired by the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka. You know, the really creepy one, as opposed to Gene Wilder’s more frantic, chaotic, mildly sociopathic version. Love them or hate them, these men shaped how we think of the character. Naturally, Second Life needed influence from both. Flash forward to a bunch of years later, and Second Life’s creation process has mostly ditched the old system layer clothing to favor mesh.… Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Sweet-Tooth

A Knight of the Round Table


Looking for a nice medieval sim in Second Life when your connection has decided to go back to the 1200 BAUD days is really, really difficult.  Really, it is.  That said, one quagmire lag filled thirty minutes, then a fifteen minute hiatus from the Internet later produced this picture and blog.  You see how dedicated some people can be to this stuff? The Gawain, named for one of King Arthur’s fine Camelot knights, is the latest outfit from Avatar Bizarre.  It features a color HUD with seven color choices (red, green, teal, blue, purple, black, and white), an Omega pants applier HUD for the various mesh bodies out there (check out the Omega blog for a list of compatible bodies), seven system layer underpants, an alpha, five sizes, and materials.  This is available for women, as well. This will debut at Genre. As Genre is one of those super awesome shopping events where you can get deep discounts on new things, you can buy this wonderful outfit for 100L, starting March 15. … Read the restAvatar Bizarre Gawain for Genre 1

Fantastic Planet

At first, the colonists arrived on Mars as small crews aboard the fleet of rocket ships.  They fled their home world, which was devastated by atomic pollution.  Once properly terraformed, Mars was a popular destination, a new frontier; vast amounts of land for the taking, plenty of room for everyone, except… They hadn’t counted on Martians getting in their way.  Peaceful though they were, the indigenous people wouldn’t give up their home to the human invasion easily.  Eventually, the conflict became vicious, but who is to say which people would inherit the red sands of Mars.  Men were the aliens, my friends.  But what else could they do?  Earth was no longer inhabitable.  They needed a new home.  It’s simply unfortunate the Martians wouldn’t let us have what they felt was rightfully theirs for the taking… Avatar Bizarre has remade the original Martian Colonist Uniform for female avatars.  Like the male version, this uniform comes in standard sizing, includes a color HUD with seven colors, and is resplendent in opalescent materials shine. … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Martian-Colonist-Uniform-II

Magic Is In The Air – a Sneak Preview


Gaius was once a powerful sorcerer in the land of Albion, but when Uther outlawed magic, Gaius hid his powers and became the Court Physician.  He was wise beyond his considerable years, and hid his powers; concocting tinctures and potions to heal the sick and wounded with only his knowledge of herbs and fungi. Avatar Bizarre will soon be releasing the Gaius Robes, a wonderful new outfit that includes the inner garment and an outer robe, both of which are on a color HUD to give you several color combinations! The female version, the Gaia, will be much the same, only a lot more feminine. Credits:
Outfit:  AB Gaius Robes (white and teal shown)
Hair – Exile Windsong
Beard – Nerd Grey
Hands – SLink
Body – SLink Male
Skin – Nivaro Crow
Filed under: costume, fantasy, General Menswear, Medieval, menswear, Mesh, Uncategorized Tagged: albion, Avatar Bizarre, Blender, color HUD, gaius, king arthur, magician, medieval, mesh, physician, robes, Second LIfe, slfashion, sorcerer, sredni eel, warlock, wizard

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Odyssey Mythica


The Manticore was a beast borne of Persian myth and legend.  Its name means “Man eater”, and was also called “Androphagos” by the Greeks.  It was a Sphynx-like creature with a red lion’s body, bat wings, and a large scorpion tail.  It spoke in a trumpeting voice, had three rows of teeth, and sometimes had horns.  No matter how it looked, it was always dangerous, either ripping men apart, or impaling them on its razor sharp tail.
Twisted Odyssey is a hunt starting on March 1.  It’s a grid-wide hunt with roughly 100 stores involved.  Avatar Bizarre has been a longtime sponsor and co-organizer of the hunt, and this is a sneak preview of the hunt gift, along with the gacha prize. The Manticore Kit includes the horns, legs, tail, and leg scales.  There are two pairs of rigged legs (small and large for female, femboy, and male avatars), an unrigged tail, and unrigged horns. The wings are going to be included in a gacha with about a dozen colors. … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Manticore-Kit

Lady Stardust


“Femme Fatales emerged from shadows to watch this creature fair.” – D. Bowie, Lady Stardust It’s been over a week, and it still feels strange to be living in a world where David Bowie’s mortal body no longer resides among us.  However, we not only have a vast body of music and film to hold close, but the Starman has managed to give us some parting gifts.  In the coming years, his estate will be releasing a lot of music that he kept locked away until he shuffled off this mortal coil.  Spanning decades, and ending with the last ten years, we will get an era by era retrospective of new (to us) music from the Master. As a lifelong fan, it just seemed fitting to get to all those Bowie-inspired outfits I wanted to make once I learned enough Blender to get by.  Last week, I released the male version of the Moonage Daydream, a kimono-style costume worn by David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust period. This week, I’ve finally managed to get the female version out, and WOW! … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Moonage-Daydream-in-Blue-pin-up

Moonage Daydream


“I could make a transformation as a rock & roll star” – D. Bowie, Star from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Folks who know me have either put up with, or completely embraced my lifelong obsession with David Bowie.  I had several of Bowie’s hairstyles while slogging my way through Junior High and High School.  My Walkman always had a Bowie tape in it.  I watched LiveAid just because he was scheduled to perform.  I scoured record stores for anything and everything even remotely Bowie-related, including pouncing on artists like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, simply because they had albums produced by the Thin White Duke.  I actually yelled at Jennifer Connelly’s character in Labyrinth to stay with the Goblin King.  I would have.  When the man went on tour, I raced to get tickets to every show I could attend.  I had the massive Bowie shrine, including all the music, videos, posters, teeshirts, and anything else I could lay my hands on. … Read the restAB-Moonage-Daydream---Ziggy-Played-Guitar

It’s the Season of the Steampunk Witch


My model mentioned to me a while ago that it was difficult to find decent Steampunk attire in Second Life these days.  I have to admit I was surprised to hear this, since Second Life has always had a large contingent of Steamfolk, Victorians, and various odd dieselpunk people.  You would think with all that wandering blithely around the grid, that it would be a simple affair to hit the shops for a bit of a Steampunk lark to add to your already bulging, straining at the seams inventories. Honestly, who am I to argue these points with someone who clearly shops way more than I do.  So, leaving it to the experts, I set forth on a quest to create a Steampunk gown that LO! contains no gears.  Sorry about that.  But slapping gears on something and calling it “Steampunk” is rather like dying your flannel shirt black and calling it “Goth”.  While that practice is, in theory, correct, it’s pretty cliche.  He said, surreptitiously nudging that gear covered waistcoat under the Axminster.… Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Malefica-Skyward

Heavy Metal

My arrival in the infamous Steamlands was uneventful after such a prolonged absence.  I hadn’t really expected folks to realize I was back, after many long months traveling the world, creating new outfits, and generally enjoying the life of an explorer and gentleman. I, being of the well-dressed sort, have tailored a semi-formal, yet workaday outfit of finest metals. My latest fashion hearkens back to a fascination of metallurgy; a love of metals and alloys, and the chemical properties that can be derived from certain materials.  I was wearing my latest invention:  An outfit forged in the searing flames of the Western mountains, hammered flat and pliable, and worked into a useful shield of waistcoat armor.  The shirt, stitched together by sheer force of will, was made of finest carbon fiber.  But what good is a clothier who does not cater to the Gentleperson in us all?  A functional bow tie, a lightweight metal top hat, and metallic garters to hold up the fabric of the sleeves complete this fare.… Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Metallurgist-III

A Little Madness Goes a Long Way

There was a minute there when I was all gung ho about making stuff inspired by Alice in Wonderland.  There was a whole “Lewis Carroll’s Fever Dreams” collection that happened.  In included a lot of partial mesh outfits, as I was learning how to model and rig things for Second Life. At one point, I probably made three or four different Mad Hatter outfits.  They were all different, but they all had this partial mesh thing in common, except for the original Mad Hatter outfit, which was all system layers and flexi prims.  That one had a couple of versions, as I sought to improve things later on, and was far too reluctant to simply give up on the outfit altogether. The old system layer outfits can still look pretty good, but with the prevalence of all the zillions of mesh bodies out there, particularly Belleza, SLink, Maitreya, and others, these outfits kind of fell by the wayside, because mesh bodies cannot wear system layers without special applier scripts.… Read the rest Grabilla screen capture:

Faun and Games

You know, it’s fauny, but occasionally legs happen.  Initially, Avatar Bizarre had a set of faun legs, with all the colors and gender things sold separately.  They were pretty good and all, but many things do well with some improvements.  Not only did these legs get a complete redesign, but several colors have been added.  Of course, I have always had a thing for purple, so you are about to get an eyeful of purple today.  Be wary, because this is what happens when the braining begins. The Fallow Faun legs, named after the very cool looking Fallow Deer, are lightly spotted like their namesake.  If you’re going for a typical woodlands creature, spots are usually the way to go.  This generally helps you to stay camouflaged, just in case you run into trolls or orcs on the leafy trails.  Most of the time, you’re more likely to end up in a faerie ring, or smack in the middle of an abandoned Eleven drum circle. Fauns, being of a musical bent, naturally play any instrument left laying around Elven campfires. … Read the restAB Fallow Faun Thinking

Walk the Dinosaur – a Sneak Peak


Priests and cannibals, prehistoric animals
Everybody’s happy as the dead come home
Big black nemesis, parthenogenesis
No one move a muscle as the dead come home” – Nemesis, by Shriekback I have to admit that I’ve been on a bit of a dinosaur kick lately, what with Jurassic World giving me the idea that a velociraptor would be a great pet, the cool feathered sauropod being found recently, and the general idea that dinosaurs will never not be seriously cool.  They were real life dragons. Okay, so they probably didn’t breathe fire, and definitely didn’t crunch knights in shining armor, but they ruled the Earth for millions of years before that big space rock hurtled into the Yucatan Peninsula.65 million years ago.  And now Avatar Bizarre is about to release a new set of Mesh Velociraptor Legs. The cool thing about these legs is not only do they come in a male size, and a female size (good for femboys as well), but there’s a color HUD included for the legs. … Read the restAvatar Bizarre Velociraptor Legs

Six Halloween 2015 Fun That You Can’t Miss



         Halloween is my favorite holiday in Second Life. Between the costumes and interactive spooky places often with lots of treats there is a lot to love about Halloween in SL. There are many Haunted places and the Haunted section of the destination guide is a bit daunting because it has so many destinations. So I am going to share with you my TOP SIX Halloween 2015 Must Do List!
          At the top of my list is TAG Gacha. I am partial to gacha events because I am addicted to gacha, but this one is really a lot of fun- even if you don't spend one linden. You can still get the HUD and have it teleport you and a friend(s) all over the grid in a random pattern (so you are not in a laggy place) and collect your stamps in your HUD. At each place when you click on the urn, you get a FREE TREAT just for playing. Some of the treats were really great too! It is like an awesome gacha event and a free grid-wide trick or treat trail all in one!… Read the rest

The Devil Went Down

♫ The devil went down to Georgia, ♫
♪ he was looking for a soul to steal. ♪
♬ He was in a bind ‘cos he was way behind ♬
♪ and he was willin’ to make a deal. ♪ ❥ Dani (Right) ❥ Brook (Left)   The post The Devil Went Down appeared first on Cupcakes, Cornflakes & Catnip.… Read the restThe Devil Went Down

Fetish Friday: Epiphany Costumes

      
     Epiphany has some hot costumes just in time for Halloween or any time you want to play a role. I am wearing the Addams Hero Costume in Maitreya fitmesh and Kirsten is wearing the Blueberry Devil costume in Slink fitmesh. Both costumes are available in fitmesh for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza. The ones we are wearing are both RARE. Getting all four pieces of the Addams costume in RARE was difficult and costly at 100L a pull but definitely worth it in my opinion. Playing and pulling all this has us both on top of the world. 


On Lady Ling:
Addams // Marion Gloves Custome // Maitreya @ Epiphany
Addams // Marion Hero Custome // Maitreya @ Epiphany
Addams // Marion Hero Mask // Size1 @ Epiphany
Addams // Marion Waders Custome // Maitreya @ Epiphany
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.3
Suicide Gurls - Stanza Hair
Belleza- Ava   Tan
Pose: Posies Klone 03


On Kirsten:
20. Blueberry - Pitchfork - Pure Evil *Exclusive Prize*
Blueberry - Devil Dress - Pure Evil - Slink -RARE
Blueberry - Devil Gloves - Common / Fire - Slink
Blueberry / RARE / Devil Horns - Fade Into Me
CATWA HEAD Jessica V4
Skin/Head Applier: Pink Fuel Morgana Apricot (Coming Soon)
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Love and War

“Whatever is fair in love and war, Is also fair in crimefighting”. – Batman – ❥ Dani The post Love and War appeared first on Cupcakes, Cornflakes & Catnip.

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Obi One Kimono – Avatar Bizarre is Turning Japanese for 20Twenty

20Twenty is a monthly instore event that starts on the 20th of the month, runs for 20 days, and features exclusive items from 20 designers at 20% off the normal price.  This is a wonderful way to showcase some amazing designers, and Avatar Bizarre is happy to be included in the October edition of 20Twenty! There is no theme for the event, but I decided it might be fun to make a Japanese kimono for this round.  There will be a couple of new kimonos available at Avatar Bizarre, and they cost 275L each, but the 20Twenty version on sale for 20% off will be the Hibari kimono, which features a pair of sparrows in the branches of a cherry tree. The kimono comes in six sizes (5 female, and one flat chest femboy size), and includes an unrigged obi bow and a color HUD with several color choices.  It is materials enhanced, and should fit most mesh bodies with their included Alpha HUDS.  In fact, my model, pictured above, is wearing the Maitreya Mesh Body. If my math is correct, 20% off 275L is roughly 220L. … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Hibari-Kimono-Red

Obi One Kimono – Avatar Bizarre is Turning Japanese for 20Twenty

20Twenty is a monthly instore event that starts on the 20th of the month, runs for 20 days, and features exclusive items from 20 designers at 20% off the normal price.  This is a wonderful way to showcase some amazing designers, and Avatar Bizarre is happy to be included in the October edition of 20Twenty! There is no theme for the event, but I decided it might be fun to make a Japanese kimono for this round.  There will be a couple of new kimonos available at Avatar Bizarre, and they cost 275L each, but the 20Twenty version on sale for 20% off will be the Hibari kimono, which features a pair of sparrows in the branches of a cherry tree. The kimono comes in six sizes (5 female, and one flat chest femboy size), and includes an unrigged obi bow and a color HUD with several color choices.  It is materials enhanced, and should fit most mesh bodies with their included Alpha HUDS.  In fact, my model, pictured above, is wearing the Maitreya Mesh Body. If my math is correct, 20% off 275L is roughly 220L. … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Hibari-Kimono-Red

Hooves Tripping Through a Field

The Qilin – a rare and colorful creature in Chinese folklore. It is often called a Unicorn, but this is somewhat of a misnomer, since most Qilin (Japanese is Kirin) are depicted with two antler-like horns.  They are often associated with vibrant colors, gemstones, and the elements, much like the dragon.  Although the arrival of a Qilin is a good omen, they are said to punish the wicked, as well as foretell the birth of great men.  It has been said that the birth of Confucius was foretold by the great Qilin. The new Qilin legs from Avatar Bizarre are as jeweled and spectacular as any true Qilin.  These are rigged mesh, and fit most avatar shapes, though there is a demo available if you aren’t sure. Now for the fun part!
You see that vendor ad?  It explains everything pretty well.  There are appliers for SLink (the underpant layer), and Omega appliers (same deal, only for other mesh bodies).  The color HUD controls the colors of the legs and gem on the horns.… Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Qilin-Legs