In the Summertime

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Back in the good old days, circa sometime between Victorian times and the early 20th century, beachwear was stunningly attractive, easy to swim in, and made from fabulously heat resistant wool.  Men and women alike daringly showed off their ankles and elbows.  It was quite the love-fest on the beaches of yesteryear, I can tell you!

 

Avatar Bizarre has long been one of the major providers for Vintage and Historic clothing in Second LIfe and, while there remains a system layer version of the 1900’s Men’s Bathing Costume, it was finally time to dive into the deep end of Mesh to bring you — Yes, you guessed it:  The Mesh 1920s Men’s Bathing Costume!

 

Like most things mesh attire, this amazing bit of wooly swimwear comes in the five standard sizes, and includes a straw Panama hat, because no man should wander about outside bareheaded.  That’s just barbaric!  Oh, and you get an alpha layer, as well.  But we don’t talk about male underthings.  That’s just crass.

 

This item is available on the Marketplace and in Second Life at the Avatar Bizarre main store location for a mere 150L.  It should fit custom mesh avatars, in addition to the classic Second Life avatar.  But “should” is a funny word.  Please try the demo before you buy the costume.  I’d be much obliged.

 

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World Goth Fair and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

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In 2007 Sophie Lancaster and her friend Rob were attacked and killed in Lancashire, England, for the way they were dressed.  Because they chose to express themselves a little differently, while harming nobody, some people took grave offense and punished these two kids in the worst way possible.  Since then, Sophie’s family has set up a charity foundation which focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in the community.  It also works closely with law enforcement and politicians to ensure people who are a part of any subculture are protected by the law.

Every year on May 22, World Goth Day slides into view, making its presence known to the world at large. 

Every year in May, Cursed Events in Second Life hosts World Goth Fair.  It starts May 15 and ends June 1, and within the confines of three sims, you will find a plethora of fantastic items for sale.  The sale of many items will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  You can get landmarks and information here: http://worldgothfair.wordpress.com/

Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of this event once again, and has a number of brand new items up for sale for the duration of the event. 

For your consideration, the preview:

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Inferi Eyes are mesh and come in Fullbright, glow, and normal.  These are modify and copy (unrigged), and are available in ten colors.  The Fatpack, along with three single colors will be available in our World Goth Fair Booth.  50% of the proceeds of the Fatpack will go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  There is a second Fatpack for the Cracked Eyes, along with three single colors available at the fair.  All twenty sets of eyes will be available at the main store and on the Marketplace once the fair ends.

As most fairs have gachas now (those pesky “machines” where you put in money and get a random prize), WGF is no exception.  There will be a gacha area for those who wish to participate.  Avatar Bizarre will place a gacha full of Cthulhu Shoulder Pets, at 20L per play.  All gacha items are Transfer/Modify.  If you wish to bypass the gacha thing, you can purchase the whole set for 750L in the booth.  The Cthulhus in this set are Modify/Copy only.  There are fifteen in the set, and 50% of the proceeds go to the charity.

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On to some more fun stuff…
There are two new partial mesh suits available in four colors each at the fair.  More colors will be available after the fair.
First up is the Mitternacht Hatter, one more outfit in Avatar Bizarre’s line of Lewis Carroll Fever Dreams.  Please try the demo before you buy.  Demos are always free, and transfer.

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Finally, we have a spectacular new suit inspired by the song “Panzermensch” by And One.  It’s available in four colors at the fair, with more colors coming after the fair.  This is another partial mesh suit.

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Both suits are available in Black, Red, Purple, and Teal at the fair.

 

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I hope to see you at World Goth Fair, and as always, share and enjoy.

What Am I Rebelling Against? Whudda you got?

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He was always called Johnny.  Johnny was a rebel, and everyone wrote songs about him.  He was the consummate rebel, springing forth from middle America to rebel against everything in a whitewashed society.  He listened to rock and roll, kept a pack of cigarettes rolled up in a shirt sleeve, and his girlfriend popped gum.  There was always a crash on a deserted highway.  Johnny was an American.  Johnny was told to be good though he was a bad boy through and through.

Marlon Brando played Johnny in The Wild Ones and, like James Dean, was a strong, mopey wannabe violent type, generally with a good heart he really tried hard to hide.  “Nobody tells me what to do. You keep needlin’ me, if I want to, I’m gonna take this joint apart and you’re not gonna know what hit you.”

That bygone era brought us some great clothing styles.  Avatar Bizarre has always created vintage clothing for men in Second Life and, indeed, had already made a system layer and sculpt version of the 50s Rebel, which debuted at a Vintage Fair a while back.  Then it was time to update one of the more popular sellers with an all mesh version.  After some hemming and hawing, it has finally happened!

Behold.
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This mass of vintage amazingness includes a lot of really nifty things, including a pair of mesh jeans that are transparent from the knee down for those avatars with digitigrade legs.  After all, even Furries and Hooved folks like to be rebels now and again.

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Apart from the usual five standard sizes and the extra pair of pants with the digitigrade alpha layer, there’s also two teeshirts: One for wearing with the jacket, and one for wearing on its own.  There’s a lot of alphas with options to wear just the pants and boots, just a teeshirt, the full ensemble, or just the jacket with the shirt.  Oh, and did I mention the boots?  Yep, there are boots involved.  These boots are made specifically for this outfit, and include a pair of socks (attached) that go under the rolled legs of the jeans.

Now for the nitty gritty usual stuff and junk and things:  Always try the demo before you buy any mesh item.  All Avatar Bizarre demos are transfer only, and always free.  The outfit itself and all its components are modify/copy, though you cannot resize rigged mesh.

This outfit is available inworld and on the Marketplace.  Share and Enjoy.

 

 

Ray of Light – Anwaar Belly Dancer

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Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present the Anwaar Belly Dancer Outfit; a rigged mesh ensemble resplendent in an array of colors.  Each package includes the five standard sizes and an alpha. 

This outfit is perfect for desert sim role play, dancing, or just generally being well dressed and awesome.  This blog post is short but sweet, mostly because I have an incredible dose of writer’s block right now.  But the good news is, if you would like this outfit, it is now available on the Marketplace and Inworld!  Share and enjoy.