World Goth Day is a special day set aside each year for folks to “get their goth on”. It’s one of those things dreamed up by a small cluster of folks and led by Cruel Britannia, who is a pretty amazing master of music. You can catch him DJing for Nightbreed Radio, and in Second Life at a club called Gothika, which is owned and operated by a small, grumpy purple-haired woman named Axi Kurmin, his partner in crime and all that.
CB and Shortstack have graciously donated their time and energy to setting up a World Goth Day fair in Second Life. Experts in herding cats, they have rounded up a bunch of folks to donate various items to sell at this fair, as well as a number of DJs, who will be donating their tips to the cause.
If you are new to Second Life (and I hope if you’re reading this, you know a little something about it), many fantastic artists spend a lot of time and energy creating clothing, vehicles, poses, buildings, and other virtual goods, which folks can buy with virtual currency.
The beauty of this currency is it can be traded on PayPal for real American Dollars. Because of this, Second Life is home to a lot of Charity work; everything from Relay for Life to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. In the case of World Goth Day, a special avatar has been created to collect any donations and sales proceeds, which can then be traded in for real money and then sent to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
This avatar sent in quite a lot of money last year, and we’re hoping to exceed that generous amount this year.
Avatar Bizarre is happy to announce that it will be taking part once again this year. Not only will there be a number of brand new Gothic outfits for folks to wear around the Second Life grid, but we’re working on several different sets of mesh and prim eyes. You can see a sneak preview of the Chiroptera eyes pictured at the top of this page. Chiroptera eyes will be available in seven Gothic colors. Resplendent in darkness, each eye has a reflection of a bat on the iris.
These eyes are spectacular, and will look great on both genders. They are modifiable, so you can resize them if you want. The mesh eyes are available as Fullbright and normal, and the Prim eyes are available as Fullbright, Glow, and Normal. The system layer is a white sclera, which can be worn by itself for a nice blank stare.
The new Crystalline Prim and Mesh eyes will be posted a bit later.
For now, get your goth on. The World Goth Fair in Second Life will be held on Cursed and Port Seraphine sims May 15-31 2013.
More to come. Stay tuned!