“Summer, it turns me upside down
Summer, summer, summer
It’s like a merry go round” – The Cars, Magic
It’s been hot. Really hot. I’m not a fan of hot, because if you strip off too many layers in real life and try to go out in public, there’s a very good chance you’ll be arrested. Luckily, it’s never hot in Second Life. It’s also never cold. With that in mind, plus the fact that you can actually go where you want, as long as you have your naughty bits covered in a lot of places, people generally don’t care what you’re wearing.
Then this happened. Actually, this is an idea that got thrown around on Plurk, and I ran with it. I’ve never made anything like this before, and don’t generally wear things like this, but what the heck? It was a fun exercise and now I have Manties.
What could possibly go wrong? No matter how you look in real life, your avatar is usually made to look dead sexy. … Read the rest
new from lassitude & ennui for We Love RP, the Bernadotte boots - thigh high flat leather boots with a foldover top. Available in 10 colors with contrasting trim - two with a damast pattern and two with a steampunk pattern.
210L$ per color at We Love RP - will be 280L$ in mainstore after the event. Rigged mesh, mod / copy, fitmesh for Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, Slink Male and Maitreya Lara.Taxi to We Love RP
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It’s time yet again for //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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in Second Life. Avatar Bizarre’s participation in this event was purely by chance. Well sort of. The call went out to be a last minute fill in. Literally last minute. So last minute, that set up for merchant booths was supposed to be complete five minutes before I said “Yes, I’ll do it!”
But Vintage is what I do. And lots of it.
As I scrambled to put together a few things for the booth, the Vintage Faire exclusive is this set of John Lennon-inspired glasses. These are modify and copy, and include a color HUD with nine colors (the frames are kind of a blackie purple deal with all nine lens colors). The glasses are materials enhanced for a bit of extra oomph.
This pair of glasses will look good on just about anyone, and I was told I looked like Top Gun Tom Cruise when I wear them. I’m not sure about that, but hey, if you like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, then I’m okay with the comparison.… Read the rest
A long, long time ago, when rock music was still very young, a movement started in San Francisco. It was a time of protesting and change. War was ongoing in Vietnam. People were dodging the draft and heading to the Height in San Francisco.
As the song says, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.”
Hippies gathered in Golden Gate Park for sit ins, and love ins. The sound of music filtered through the air, along with the aroma of incense and peppermint (and pot, but who’s counting?)
Twisted Summer of Love is the Twisted Hunt Events inaugural Summer Event, and we chose the Summer of Love as the theme this year. With bright colors and psychedelic patterns, you can be sure there will be plenty of vintage clothing, furniture, and other nifty things for sale from the 60 or so merchants.
We are proud to be an official team member of the Relay Rockers this year. They perform a Woodstock event for Relay for Life in Second Life every Summer, so this was a natural pairing.… Read the rest
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 rest
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 rest
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 rest
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.
Outfit: AB Gaius Robes (white and teal shown)
Hair – Exile Windsong
Beard – Nerd Grey
Hands – SLink
Body – SLink Male
Skin – Nivaro Crow
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Do you love getting all the colors of a thing, but can’t stand the hassle of Inventory Bloat from buying a fatpack? Do you love simple, easy to understand and easy to use HUDs? Are your favorite outfits not colorful enough, because they haven’t been enhanced with delicious and amazing hues? Do you ever visit Avatar Bizarre and think, “Now why doesn’t this dude make this thing for women? Why???”
Then this is your lucky day! Avatar Bizarre’s resident creator has been hard at work updating the whole product line. Not only are a lot of things being put on color HUDs, but many items are being redesigned for women, as well as men! Not just that, but many items that weren’t enhanced by the sheen and bumpiness of materials have been enhanced by all the sheen and bumpiness!
If you’re looking for the single color of a thing (and the single color things are a bit less expensive), they’re still going to be available on the Marketplace, never fear. …
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“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 rest
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 rest
Avatar Bizarre has long been a purveyor of vintage and historic outfits, and the Zoot Suit is a perennial favorite. This is the third incarnation of the outfit released in the store. The first was released at a Vintage Fair a few years ago (system layers and flexi prims). The second version was mostly mesh and made only for the male avatar. It was also one of the first items I meshed up in Blender, so it was time for a bit of an update, which brings us to the third incarnation in the series.
This particular Zoot Suit, unlike the last version, has an open coat, and comes in a female version, as well as the male. To add to the whole Zoot Suit Riot, this outfit includes color HUDs for the coat/hat, and collar/tie. There are eight colors which give you many, many more color combinations. The shirt, which is a system layer (all eight colors included) is also on an Omega applier HUD for those folks wearing mesh bodies.
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What I’m Wearing ANDY Gray 5 / [NO! Project] *NEWW* Comeback Hairbase / Unorthodox HOS SweetPants * SORGO @TMD Z Shock Black & Canary / Urbano 1989 Tattoo / Dappa @Gen-Neutral Filed under: Events, Fashion, Male, New Release, Second Life, SL Tagged: DAPPA, ForeignIdentity, gen neutral, Mens, mens fashion, Mens Styling, MensStyle, MensStyling, Menswear, […]
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What I’m Wearing Button Cap / Benjaminz Camo Raptor Hoodie / Realink *NEWW* Balmain X Destroyed Jeans / Realink *NEWW* Future Mag / ValeKoer Kingz Bracelet / Benjaminz AK-47 Bracelet / BenjaminzFiled under: Events, Fashion, Male, New Release, Second Life, SL Tagged: Benjaminz, ForeignIdentity, Mens, mens fashion, Mens Styling, MensStyle, MensStyling, Menswear, Realink, Secondlife, SL, […]
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Beware. Krampusnacht approaches. We will soon have a visit from a being of the Netherworld, an unearthly, Hellish creature, shackled to his punishment, except on one fateful night during the cold Winter.
Krampus is a demon, released from Hell each year by Saint Nicholas. He wanders the countryside as the Anti-Santa, doling out punishments to the wicked, the naughty, and unpleasant. When Santa Claus is checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice, he hands the list over to the Krampus, who uses his whacking stick to beat the unruly.
Those people who have been extra bad get a personal invitation from Krampus; shoved into his basket and taken home to be eaten for Christmas dinner.
If you hear the sound of bells, and the whip crack of a tightly bound bundle of sticks outside your door, you better lay low, for Krampus is nigh.
Avatar Bizarre has long upheld the Krampus tradition, and faithfully spread the tale through the years by releasing something Krampus-related about this time of year to the huddled Second Life masses.… Read the rest
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.…
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