Tiny Bubbles, Great Big Waves, and Hawaiian Shirts

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In the world of fashion, there’s good taste, there’s bad taste, and there’s Hawaiian Shirts.  These polyester troublemakers live in the closets of many guys, whether they will admit to it or not.  Some guys will wear nothing but Hawaiian shirts, loud or otherwise.  Traditionally, the Lord of the Luau is as colorful as possible, as is the Beach Bum, the Stoner surfer dude and the lowly Lambda nerd on holiday.  Whatever your fashion sense, and whatever your taste in crazy floral prints, one thing is certain:  A lot of people have an affinity for this Fun in the Sun style.

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Avatar Bizarre has finally come out with the Mesh version of its “Spicolli” Hawaiian shirt, inspired partly by Jeff Spicolli of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but also countless other pop culture icons including Don Ho (of Tiny Bubbles fame), Magnum PI, and even Robin Williams, who was known for wearing them in his standup act.  The rigged mesh Hawaiian shirt from Avatar Bizarre comes in three different patterns:  Palm Tree, Palm Frond, and the Ubiquitous tropical flower.  It’s available in a dozen colors, as well, including two muted colors for the more faint of heart.  Hey, even the more color conservative of us could use a Hawaiian shirt!

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Each shirt comes with the standard five sizes, plus an alpha.  In addition, you also get a system layer teeshirt (on the jacket layer).  The mesh shirt, itself, is designed to fit over the AB Board Shorts.  The shirt may fit over other types of mesh pants or shorts, but please try the demo before you buy this, just to be sure. All Avatar Bizarre demos are transfer, so you can send the demos to alts or friends.

There are many mesh avatars now available in Second Life and, while this shirt may fit some of them, there is no guarantee.  So again, please try the demo first.  AB Demos are always free.

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Available on the marketplace and inworld.

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Aloha, Mister Hand! Here’s Avatar Bizarre’s New Board Shorts Collection!

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Are you ready for Summer?  Do you want to head to the ocean and cut some waves?  Even if you axe in a huge wipeout, you will be fully prepared in Avatar Bizarre’s new line of rigged mesh Board Shorts.  Made from the finest quality mesh, these shorts won’t shred, rip, or tear, no matter how many times you might get whacked by a wave.  Even if you’re just into lazing on the sand with your sweetie, or strutting around flexing your muscles, these shorts will set off your ripped frame in a most awesome way.

Though rigged mesh cannot be resized, most clothing at Avatar Bizarre is Modify, Copy, and no Transfer.  The board shorts come in the standard five sizes, plus an alpha, and are available in fifteen different patterns and colors.  You will have no shortage of choice here!

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Available Inworld and on the Marketplace. Don’t be gnarly.  PLEASE TRY THE DEMO FIRST.  It’s free and transfer.  May fit some full sized mesh avatars.

AB Board Shorts (Mesh) Red Abstract

Style:
Shape – Sredni Eel custom
Hands and Feet – Slink mesh hands relaxed, and feet flat for men
Skin – Nivaro Crow Cream
Hair – Wasabi Pills Roy Storm
Eyes – Avatar Bizarre Lorelei Watermelon Mesh Eyes
Accessories – Various from hunts, mainly from Goth1c0 and Mustang Trading Post

World Goth Fair Goodies Coming Soon!

It’s that time of year again; that auspicious month of May, when the Goths come out in force to raise money for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in Second Life and in Real Life.  Starting in May, the World Goth Fair will feature dozens of excellent merchants across three sims, each providing wares to help raise money for the charity. Avatar Bizarre is happy to once again be included in this event, and will be debuting some brand new items, plus a gacha item.  A portion of each gacha sale will go to the charity, plus a few choice items will also contribute, so stay tuned!

In addition to the stuff you can buy, there will be live DJs, all kinds of music, and a fair bit of gothy shenanigans.  Gothika will be selling licensed band items in a series of gachas, with proceeds going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  At the moment the band list is formidable and awesome, but given how it went last year, there may be even more added to this year’s list.

So on to the nitty gritty here.  Avatar Bizarre has come up with a couple of nifty new items for the fair, and will only be available at the fair for the duration.  Once the fair ends, you will be able to get this stuff at the inworld store location, as well as on the Marketplace.

The first item on the To Be Released list is a new set of mesh eyes.  Each set contains a system eye layer, and mesh eyes in normal, fullbright, and glow.  All eyes are modify and copy.

In Roman legend, the Inferi were a collective of shadowy deities who were associated with death and the underworld. The Inferi represent the gods dark and horrifying nature.

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Inferi Eyes hearken back to dark times, reflecting a human skull in the pupil, and resplendent in ten Stygian colors, including Hazel, pictured above.

Next, we encounter the Cracked Eyes.  A porcelain finish gives these eyes the illusion of having been fired in a kiln.  The brushed on irises sit in the center of a luster of cracked glaze.  Ten colors shine with an antique china polish.

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And just for good measure, and because I don’t want to reveal everything at once, there’s the elusive Headalopod, coming soon to a Gacha near you!

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The Headalopod is the latest in fashionable Mollusk noggin wear for the discerning Second Life avatar.  Spawned entirely from mesh, this little creature clings happily to your skull in a variety of different colors.  Don’t let the vacant stare fool you.  This creature spends much of its time plotting ways to over throw the human race.  I, for one, will soon welcome our new Octopus Overlords.

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Elves Wear Cloaks and Does Eat Oats, and Little Snakes a Flutter

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Avatar Bizarre, what with the new store design, a number of events demanding my attention, and a bunch of new releases!  The line-up of new releases, though long by new release standards, is also oddly varied.  Not only do you get a glimpse of the Elven Pirate Cloak (pictured above), but some Flutter Snakes have been unleashed, along with two different sets of eyes.  Everything is either all or mostly mesh.  All of the stuff is pretty fun, and hopefully will make your shopping trips that much more fun.

The Elven Pirate Cloak is available in six colors.  Each package includes a red-lined cloak, and a silver-lined cloak.  The cowl and shoulder pieces are unrigged mesh, which can be resized as needed.  The cloak itself is traditional flexi prims, simply because a cloak should flow, and it’s pretty hard to get mesh to swing around like a proper cloak should.  Originally, this item was informally suggested to me around Halloween, but I was having some issues trying to get the rigging to work.  Then I got smart and decided not to rig it at all, and it just sort of came together.   Each cloak is 120L, modify and copy.  Available inworld at the moment.  Soon to appear on the Second Life Marketplace.
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But wait, there’s more!

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Enter the Flutter Snake!  This little guy was inspired by Alan Dean Foster’s character Pip the Alaspinian Minidrag from the Midworld Series.  In the series, Pip was a flying telepathic venomous serpent.  The Flutter Snake, while winged and reptilian, is far from venomous.  In fact, the three species represented:  Boa, Python, and King Snake, are all non-venomous.  And unless they’re not telling me everything, these guys are not telepathic.  They are, however, delightful, colorful, and cute in a serpentine way.  Each snake drapes carelessly across your shoulders.  These guys are modify, so they can be sized up or down.  There’s a bunch of colors to choose from, so head on over and have a look!

The Rainbow Boa, of course, is inspired by the real life Pip (she’s my girl).

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Then there are eyeballs.  Oh, lots of eyeballs.  The nice thing about the latest eye releases at Avatar Bizarre is though they come in three meshes (normal, full bright, and glow), there’s also a traditional system eye for those folks who prefer it.

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The Saralonde Eyes feature a dragon in flight reflected in the pupil, and are available in nine colors, plus a fat pack of all colors.  Cost is 75L each, or 600L for the fat pack.
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The Lorelei Eyes, named for a song by the Cocteau Twins, are available in ten colors including the highly unusual Torley Linden inspired “Watermelon”, pictured below.

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I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you all, but this week is pretty exciting, and more is coming for World Goth Fair in May!  Stay Tuned.

Zoot Suit Genre

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Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of Genre this month!  Genre is a monthly event held in honor of all the different cultures and communities in Second Life. Genre was formed to showcase some of the creations from designers who create for all the different cultures and role playing communities.  One of the nice things about such events is not only the opportunity for folks to learn about all the fantastic shops in Second Life, but many of these events offer special items at an affordable price.  Each item at Genre is 100L or less.  Every item must be new and exclusive to the event for its duration.

A theme is chosen for a specific genre each month to help inspire designers to create these wonderful items.  After the event ends, merchants can then release each item they create at the normal price, so if you want a nice discount, head on over!  Genre begins on the 15th of each month and ends on the 12th of the following month, so you have a smidge less than a month to visit the event.

Avatar Bizarre has a wonderful Zoot suit offering at Genre this month, which I’ve shown in a previous blog post.  With seven colors to choose from, and one free demo, I feel confident that people visiting the event will find a Zoot suit perfect for their wants and needs.

The Zoot Suit is Modify and Copy.  If you are at Genre and wish to purchase this as a gift for someone, please send Sredni Eel an IM with the name of the recipient, which item you want, and pay 100L (please mention you’ve paid in the IM so I can verify before I send the item).  As always with mesh clothing, please buy the demo first.  The demo is Transfer, so you can give it to anyone you want.

Share and Enjoy!

GENRE APRIL 15 through MAY 12.

 

Of Heroes, Greece and Togas

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Perseus was the stuff of myth and legend in Greece. 

Perseus’ mother was Danae, who was the daughter of Acrisius, King of Argos.  Acrisius had no luck in producing a son, so he went to the Oracle at Delphi, who warned that Acrisius would be killed by his daughter’s son.  In order to keep Danae from bearing children, he kept her imprisoned in a bronze chamber that was open to the sky in the palace courtyard.  Zeus came to her as a shower of gold and impregnated her.  Soon after Perseus was born, the King of Argos had Danae and her son put into a wooden chest and cast into the sea because he was fearful of killing the son of Zeus outright.  Eventually Danae and Perseus were found by a fisherman, who raised Persius as his own.  When Persius was grown, he performed many great feats including overcoming the terrible Medusa.  It was also said he tamed the winged horse, Pegasus.  He was married to the daughter of Cassiopeia, after saving her from the sea monster, Cetus as she was chained to a rock.  He eventually became King of Mycenae.

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Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present a toga inspired by a hero of Greek Mythology.  The Perseus Toga, available in seven colors, comes in all five standard sizes, plus an alpha layer.  It’s perfect for role play in Roman and Greek sims, will make you the life of any toga party, and can also be used as garb in all the various Gor sims on the grid.  Though the toga is modify and copy, it is rigged mesh, so cannot be resized.  You can tint it.  You can also rez a copy on the ground and remove the sash if you wish.

This toga is now available inworld and on the marketplace.