“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
Once again, the Alice in Wonderland bug has bitten me. Levers were pulled, and buttons were pressed, and stuff began growing on the spine. I fell headlong into Blender and clawed my way through its morass of morbitude. Thus was the Jabberwocky Suit born.
In all honesty, I had been scrambling to come up with a suitable hunt prize for a hunt I forgot I had signed up for. However, it just so happened that I had started meshing a spinal attachment that begged for something vaguely draconian, and since the Cheshire Cat, Mome Rath, and Madder Hatter had come along to supplement my growing Carroll fever dreams collection, this suit was inevitable.
As a rule, I have not been signing Avatar Bizarre up for hunts because, quite frankly, I got pretty burned out doing hunts in Second Life. But this is one of those rare special occasions where a hunt gift is warranted and necessary.
Horrorfest, slated to begin on October 18, is a festival fundraiser for the Epilepsy Therapy Project. Not only will there be bountiful and bootiful Halloween shopping, where proceeds will go to the charity, but there will be DJs and performers bouncing around entertaining folks. There’s also going to be a gridwide hunt. Each item is to cost 1L, which is an absolute steal, even if you only keep 2 or 3 items out of 150. I mean, we’re giving out a whole suit, which would sell for quite a bit more than 1L, or even 150L (which is the maximum number of stores in the hunt).
Close up of the Spine
But, I realize that a lot of folks prefer not to pay for hunt gifts unless they get pictures, so here you go: The Halloween Edition of the Jabberwocky Suit.
Keep in mind that even though you only see a picture of my avatar wearing this fine outfit, it should fit just about anyone. The only rigged parts are the spine attachment, and the boots. The rest can be modified (and copied) and, of course, system layers (the coat and pants) will fit everyone. This is Gothic and Halloweenish, and perfect for folks looking for something dark and scary.
Once the hunt is over, this suit will be available in an array of stunning colors, including purple, because that’s how Avatar Bizarre rolls. Till then, have fun with this Stygian black number.
Here’s what you get for your hard-earned linden:
Finely textured and scaly coat with flexi coat tails, a rigged dragon spine and collar, cuffs, pants, and rigged boots! All of the attachments are original mesh from the diseased mind of Sredni “I Have Misplaced My Pants” Eel.
If you’re feeling especially brave, you can join me (Sred) for a couple of hours of my eclectically Gothic DJing at one of the Horrorfest parties, to be announced. It’s so secret even I don’t know when it’ll happen! So stay tuned.