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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



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October 2015
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Magic Dance!

“You remind me of the babe — What babe?
The babe with the power? — What power?
The power of Voodoo — Who do?
You do — Do what?
Remind me of the babe.” – D. Bowie, Magic Dance (Labyrinth) Jareth, the King of Goblin City, rules over the Labyrinth.  He is an imposing and magical figure, surrounded by all the fantastic creatures in the World of Labyrinth.  He has all the power he needs, commands a host of sycophantic goblin folk, and has some mad talent for singing and dancing.  Yet he lacks the thing he craves most:  The love of his life.  He sought to please her by taking away her troublesome baby brother, then offered her thirteen hours to find her way through his Labyrinth to his castle in the center of Goblin City.  He reordered time for her.  He did all she asked.  In the end, she rejected him, and he flew off as a great Barn Owl. As perpetrator of Avatar Bizarre, I get my inspiration from a variety of sources, and this outfit is heavily inspired by what David Bowie wore during the Magic Dance scene. … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Jareth-Costume-Female

To Be Played at Maximum Volume – The Return of Ziggy Stardust

Bowie fans all over the world know about the iconic instructions on the cover for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
To be played at Maximum Volume.

It’s not just a suggestion, it’s a command.  Ziggy is here, and he will not be ignored. Avatar Bizarre has improved the original Ziggy costume with some Materials enhancement, a color HUD, and not just a male version, but also a female version!  Both versions include the five standard sizes, and there is a demo that includes the male and female suits.  The iconic platform boots are also included.  These are rigged boots that fit the costume perfectly. These boots include the small size (female) and the large size (male), plus a pair of unrigged boots that can be repositioned and resized.  The color HUD is included; the colors are visible on the vendor ad above.  Oh, and did I mention that these are SLink enhanced?  It probably doesn’t matter too much for boots, but it’s a nice bonus!… Read the restAvatar Bizarre - Ziggy Suit for Men

Balancing on the Signpost of Life – A Hanfu for the Twisted Hunt

Twisted Hunt is once again lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce in September, and eat Second Life hunters for breakfast.  If you aren’t familiar with the Twisted Hunt, it’s a semi-annual grid-wide hunt in Second Life.  Second Life’s culture is such that hunts are kind of falling by the wayside, and most people would prefer not to take landmark after landmark, and stand around waiting for things to rez in various lagged sims so they can find some object that contains a free or dollarbie gift.  However, Twisted is one of those perennial Love It Or Hate It deals that crops up twice a year, in September and March. While most other hunts are floundering and giving up the ghost, Twisted persists in its popularity because the merchants involved go the extra mile.  The gifts can be exceedingly difficult to find, due to reasons, but you will find all kinds of extra fun and goodies in most of the stores involved.  For example, some stores will have mini-hunts, some build fun labyrinths, some will have zombie killings, others provide extra fun by setting up games for hunters, and quite a lot of merchants will have more than one gift. … Read the restTwisted-Qi-Poster


      I come from a long line of Majorettes. My mom and grandma both have pictures in this exact pose in all the family hallway picture frames. I had batons in my hand from an early age and my family was so disappointed that I lacked the interest and talent to wield them.  I was a volleyball player in high school instead, but I have always felt guilty that I could not make my mom's dreams of the three generation majorette collage a reality. 
     I have a few favorite pose shops in SL and Everglow is definitely one of those. They are at the Vintage and Cool Fair with four new pose prop sets- Majorette and Cheerleader- and they are all adorable. I decided I had to make a majorette picture since I did not make my mom happy and do that in RL. After all that is one of the great things about SL, you can do all kinds of things you did not do or can't do in RL. 

Poses: *EverGlow* - Majorette @ Vintage and Cool
Hair: .: fiore :. MERINA Hair
Boots: NAKA 70's Boots
Hat: B.C.C My prince- Nutcracker Hat C
Outfit: B.C.C My prince-Girl Soldier Outfit C
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Harley v2 <Peach>

Love, Kirsten Corleone

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Siren Song

     NanTra is at Fantasy Gacha with a great mer pose set (6 common and two couple rare poses). That lined up really well with the current round of Enchantment which has a mermaid theme. The two events just drew me in and made me style a mermaid. I really had no choice when Gaeline made a fitmesh mermaid tail for three different mesh bodies. It was all more temptation than I could possibly avoid and so I pretty much went mermaid crazy. 

Hair: *ARGRACE* TSUMUGI - Platinum [A] (tinted purply)
Outfit: *Gaeline Creations* Ligie Mermaid Outfit Maitreya @ Enchantment
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.3
Skin: Lumae :: Adore - Ianthe :: Echo {Scales / WhiteBrow} @ Enchantment
eyes: .la petite morte. intensity eyes-twilight
Poses: {NANTRA} Siren Song @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Love, Kirsten Corleone

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Dark Angel, give me your fatal silver kiss..

My sweet dark angel tell me you will stay.
give me your fatal silver kiss,
and let me be with you
in the immortal coil of love

BELLE EPOQUE  @ On The Boardwalk Gacha Fair (Aug. 7th - 21st)Jurdana Costume - 50L/playMesh Dress- Common; Headpieces-Rare; Jurdana Wings (UltraRare) (5 color chances- black,white, purple, red, & blue)
Skin: Zoul Creations - Drow sk4 - Blk Brows - chA @ We Love Roleplay - Starts Aug. 4th  '15(comes with 5 lipsitcks & eyeshadows); Maitreya, Slink, Eve, & Omega appliers
Shape: JANA  by Symmetry @ Hello Tuesday (Aug. 10th '15)Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 3.4
Pose: Attic Pose 6 - Label Motion


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These Shoes Were Made For Wokkin – Hanfu Warped Head Shoes

All you speak and all you hear
Hand that’s strong and voice it’s clear
An unforgotten memory when the moon begins to call – Red Rockers, China Okay, so really, really bad title pun. Fine, I see the pun jar, and happily pay the tax therein.  Meanwhile, take a look at these awesome new shoes I’ve just made! Honestly, when I was doing research on Chinese Traditional Footwear for men, not a lot of interest came up, till I found some photos of Hanfu Qing Dynasty Warped Head Shoes.  They were traditionally worn by men (along with the Hanfu robes), and generally made from silk or satin with cotton soles.  In more recent times, these shoes have been adopted by both men and women, as a Traditional fashion choice.  Since the thought of making Lotus shoes feels repellent, it’s safe to assume these unrigged shoes are for everyone with SLink flat feet in Second Life. The Hanfu Warped Head Shoes, which are copy and modify, include a color HUD with six color choices. … Read the restAB-Hanfu-Shoes-with-Color-HUD

Going Medieval on Second Life – A Sneak Preview

A Tale of Wanders, The Ancient Ones Return will be in full swing, starting August 8 and running through August 22 in Second Life. The Ancients will take place in a fantastic setting where you can wander among huge mystical plants, imposing ruins, and lots of crumbly ivy-covered brick booths filled with amazing and interesting things.  Avatar Bizarre has a little nook all to itself in this fairyland, and there will be some great offerings to the huddled masses. Order of the Falcon (250L) is a new Medieval outfit for men; available in seven colors and materials enhanced.  This doublet and pants combination is lovingly detailed and includes five standard sizes, plus an alpha.  There’s a demo box sitting under all the vendors, so feel free to pick up a copy to check the fit.  In addition to the outfit, there’s a set of Order of the Falcon ankle boots for sale in the booth.  These shoes are unrigged, copy and modify, and include a color HUD with all seven colors (175L). … Read the restAvatar-Bizarre-Order-of-the-Falcon

"Ravenclaw," said The Sorting Hat

     I have taken a few different quizzes and I always get sorted into house Ravenclaw, described as able to learn quickly, very wise, original, creative, and competitive. I must admit The Sorting Hat seems to know what it is about. You can take this quiz and find out which house you would be in  and then visit The Wizarding Faire 2015 and buy your appropriate house color in FATEplay's new fantasy outfit Wright. I am wearing Eagle in blue and silver. The outfit comes in sizes for men, women, and children.  Cae is also at the faire with three wizard inspired necklaces. I am wearing Seeker's Quest. I took my pictures at the Wizarding Faire. It is a recreation of Hogwarts and it is really amazing. You should visit and check out the build. I enjoyed exploring the castle.

     Each FATEplay outfit comes with a wearable, rid-able broom or you can also buy the broom seperately. The coolest thing happens when you fly- your avatar AND cape animate.… Read the rest

Unhallowed Metropolis – Phinaea Suit

In a city, dark and eerie, surrounded by the Vernian Wastelands, a lone figure emerges from the increasing fog in a final showdown… She gazes unblinkingly at the menacing Dirigible of Doom, flown by her mortal arch-nemesis, a mad man bent on destroying the whole of civilization for his own nefarious gain. Reaching for the weapon in her coat, a powerful electrically charged object designed by Nicola Tesla himself, she takes aim and fires.  The white-hot lightning projects from the muzzle, hitting the dirigible, enveloping it in a blaze so super heated that a shock wave from the explosion could be felt for several hundred meters.  Phinaea remains stoic, unflinching, as her hair is blown back by the shockwave.  The war machine of her arch nemesis seems to drift lazily to the ground, supports and beams floating gently in all directions.  She bends down to retrieve her top hat, wipes a film of dust and soot from the goggles, and wanders off… Phinaea is the counterpart to the mad men of the Steam age; a woman of strength, who is highly intelligent, yet lives in a Patriarchal society that values beauty over brains. … Read the rest Grabilla screen capture:

Uh Oh, It’s Magic – Djelibeybi Djinnia has arrived

It’s been a banner week.  After winning a hard fought battle with Blender, a couple of brand new outfits have emerged.  Granted, they are female versions of outfits I had already made, but you wouldn’t believe the tantrum Blender threw at the time.  You see, we have a love-hate relationship.  While it’s mostly not that hard to make things, it can be a real challenge to get things to rig properly.  You see, Blender and I have wildly different ideas on how things should move on an avatar’s body, so the gloves get thrown off, and we are steeped in the worst Hockey fight Goon War ever in the history of everything. But Stubborn pays off.  So does having a couple of days off work, because then a whole lot of time that otherwise wouldn’t exist can be spent in warping the logic that is my program of choice for making mesh things. If you’ve been paying attention, the last blog post was about the Djelibeybi Djinn.  It’s quite a nice outfit, and was a real challenge for someone unused to making things with transparencies. … Read the rest Grabilla screen capture:

Djelibeybi Djinn – A Second Life Clothing Tribute to Sir Terry

It’s time to introduce you folks to an outfit called “Djelibeybi Djinn”.  If the name sounds familiar, you’re either a fan of the late, great Terry Pratchett, or you like jelly beans and happen to be from Enghand.  Either way, this is sort of a homage (in name) to the author of the Discworld series. While Djelibeybi is technically a culture based on ancient Egypt, this outfit is completely, utterly, and decidedly not very ancient Egyptian.  In fact, one might make the claim that it looks suspiciously like a male belly dancer costume.  While macho male belly dancers exist, surely, a Djinn is not to be taken lightly.  Not only do they have crazy bad tempers from being stuffed into tiny magic lamps all day, but they have a tendency to take you quite literally when you make your three wishes. Did you rub the lamp and then wish for a yacht?  Did that boat appear right where you were standing – on dry land – on your foot?  Oh yeah, the Djinn is a devious and passive aggressive creature, and you must always be careful what you wish for around them.… Read the resthttps://i1.wp.com/i.grab.la/0560a-2cca3c12-1fb4-4887-93ae-1989fc1eb69d.png

The Dragon Queen

The Dragon Queen conjures up an image of a strong authority, who rules her domain with magic, an iron fist, and a whole lot of ferocious dragons.  Inspired by equal parts H.R.Giger and Daenerys Targaryen, this asymmetrical dress has the look and feel of skin taken from an alien dragon.  Resplendent in six dark jewel tones, the dress itself is rigged mesh.  The pearls at the waist, upper arm, and upper thigh glimmer with an inner light, only seen in the eye of the kraken.  These bands bring the regal look together with gently draped flexi cloth, pulling together the gentle shine of the leather that draws the eye to the left and down. Then, when it’s finally time to plead to you, good lady, for their lives, the lines lead the eye back up your stunning visage, which is frame gorgeously by a high sweeping collar. After all, your subjects are facing royalty, and must avert their eyes unless you command them to look up.  You are the Queen of all you survey, and this will be an astoundingly gorgeous addition to your already amazing wardrobe.… Read the rest Grabilla screen capture:

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

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

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

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The End

     I am a big Walking Dead fan, so when I saw one of my favorite characters from the show just hanging out in SL- I knew one day I would find a post-apocalyptic outfit worthy of Daryl. FATEplay has some great end of the world outfits for both men and women, Max and Tina, each in five texture options. Both outfits include a pair of boots, Turner, that look fit to wander the wastelands of our doomed zombie-infested world. These will be exclusive new releases at The End, a quarterly, post apocalyptic themed sales event brought to you by Seraphim. The End opens April 16th and "ends" May 5th. 

Outfit: FATEplay - Tina (Belt, Jacket, Mask, Pants) - Alt / Teleport to The End (April 16th)
Boots: FATEstep - Turner Boots/ Teleport to The End
Hairbase: booN cornrows hairbase blonde
Hair: booN MMK375 hair blonde
Skin: Glam Affair - Katra skin [ Jamaica ] @ coll88 April
Tattoo: L'Emporio -Owl-Tattoo-3 Fades-+ App
Pose: F*cking Ninjas' Prepare for Glory Pose + Katana

Love, Kirsten Corleone

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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.
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Filed under: cinco de mayo, Costumes Tagged: Avatar Bizarre, Blender, charro, cinco de mayo, clothing, Costume, mariachi, mesh, mexico, Second LIfe, SL Fashion, suit, traditional, womenswear

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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