The Shrieking of Nothing is… Sneak Preview of the Ashe Suit

“Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song…” D. Bowie, Ashes to Ashes

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Walk the Night With Me is a Gothic event coming up in Second Life in July.  Organized by the team from Hidden Sanctuary Events, the theme centers on Gothic Weddings and Tragic Gothic Romance.  The theme conjures up all kinds of inspiration for your humble narrator, my droogs and devotchkas.

Ashe is a lonely wanderer, clad in velvet brocade.  This suit hearkens back to Victorian times, but adds a little Tim Burtonesque twist with the black and white striped lining of the coat.  This is a rigged mesh suit, which comes complete with five sizes, an alpha, and attached coat and pants.  It has been materials enabled for your viewing pleasure.

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Ashe will be available only at the event, till its end, then will be available on the Marketplace, and inworld at the main store location.

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As the time draws near, and booth set up is imminent, an SLurl will be provided so you can hop on over for a bit of Gothic awesomeness.  Stay tuned!

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Hey Ho Let’s Go! – A Little Spizzenergi Punk Style

They’re forming in straight line
They’re going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds
The blitzkrieg bop
They’re piling in the back seat
They’re generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The blitzkrieg bop – Ramones, Blitzkrieg Bop

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“I blame Society.  Society made me what I am…” – Duke, Repoman

And with those famous dying last words of the penultimate mohawk wearing film antogonist, I give you the Spizzenergi ensemble from Avatar Bizarre!  You too can revel in the styles of a bygone era; an era steeped in a crazy and rebellious subculture.  People listened to three chord bands, often discordant, more often than not, hardly able to play their own instruments without a sneer and flailing.  It was a time when you could change your name to Seeth Ransom or Jed Horrid, and create your own bubble of anarchy in a rancid system of broken society and failing governments.  You could dance to your favorite bands, like Dead Kennedys, New York Dolls, Dead Boys, and the Ramones.  You lamented the loss of Johnny Thunders and Sid Vicious.  You rammed safety pins in your nose and leather jacket.  You were a Punk Rocker, and Anarchy reigned supreme.

Named for a band from the late 70s/early 80s (that changed its name every year), this ensemble is 100% rigged mesh, and is available in both male and female versions.  For both genders, the pants and the tank are sold separately, and both come with a color change HUD with six choices.

The tank declares:  “PUNK’S NOT DEAD.  It was bitten by a zombie and now it wants to eat your brain.”

Want to know more?  Fine.  I’ll put on some Black Flag while you head over to the Marketplace or inworld to check things out.

Orbital Be-Bop – Skydancer Shoes!

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Countdown it’s getting near to flight time
Night stars are shining in my eyes
Ma’ says I’m going to be the first one
To dance the be-bop in the skies!

Dancing in heaven, I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far (orbital be-bop) – Q Feel, Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)

The Skydancer Shoes are here, and they’re ready to make you feel like soaring!  These 100% unrigged mesh shoes are the latest in Avatar Bizarre’s growing footwear collection, and feature a color HUD that gives you seven different color choices.  Along with the full spectrum, these shoes were built to accommodate the SLink male flat foot.  However, as these are modify and copy, you should be able to resize them for the SLink female flat foot.  With a little tweaking of size and position, these should also fit the conventional Second Life avatar foot.  Materials enhanced for your viewing pleasure!

Currently available on the Marketplace and inworld.

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All the Choices, Many Voices – Walk the Night With Me Sneak Preview

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We walked till the sunlight died
How could I breathe without your love
Like others we all fight
Against the cruel, cruel time – Clan of Xymox, “Evelyn”

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Walk the Night With Me is a Hidden Sanctuary Event centered around all things Gothic Wedding and Dark Love.  It takes place July 18th through the 23rd, and will feature all things dark and sticky.  A Gothic Wedding is one that evokes romance with a Victorian flare.

Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of this event, and will be debuting two new items, which will exclusive at the event until its end, then they will be released to the Marketplace and in the Main Store location afterwards.  The first of these items is the Evelyn, pictured above.  This gown is a lovely Victorian-style garment with a black leather corset, frilly black lace accents at the throat and the wrists, and sumptuous puffed sleeves.  The floor-length skirt is slim, and drapes gorgeously, ending in a lovely sweep on the floor.  The tiny hat adds that Brontean touch, and is finished off with black lace attached to the brim.

As always, all rigged mesh items can be tried on with a handy free DEMO.  This is available in six colors, and includes five sizes and the hat.
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Unhallowed Metropolis – Phinaea Suit

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In a city, dark and eerie, surrounded by the Vernian Wastelands, a lone figure emerges from the increasing fog in a final showdown…

She gazes unblinkingly at the menacing Dirigible of Doom, flown by her mortal arch-nemesis, a mad man bent on destroying the whole of civilization for his own nefarious gain. Reaching for the weapon in her coat, a powerful electrically charged object designed by Nicola Tesla himself, she takes aim and fires.  The white-hot lightning projects from the muzzle, hitting the dirigible, enveloping it in a blaze so super heated that a shock wave from the explosion could be felt for several hundred meters.  Phinaea remains stoic, unflinching, as her hair is blown back by the shockwave.  The war machine of her arch nemesis seems to drift lazily to the ground, supports and beams floating gently in all directions.  She bends down to retrieve her top hat, wipes a film of dust and soot from the goggles, and wanders off…

Phinaea is the counterpart to the mad men of the Steam age; a woman of strength, who is highly intelligent, yet lives in a Patriarchal society that values beauty over brains.  She works in secret as an agent of Artifact Recovery, seeking out devices and strange items imbued with magical properties, many of which are highly dangerous in any hands.  She is an author, using a famous pseudonym to publish her very real adventures as fiction.  She is Phinaea.

The suit worn by the Inventor, Author, and Adventurer is a twist on a previous release from Avatar Bizarre.  The Phinaea is rigged mesh that has been materials enhanced, and includes a full suit with pocket chain, and a high top hat with tintable goggles.

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Become the adventurer you always wanted to be, and do it in style with this beautifully crafted outfit, made from the finest mesh velvet brocade, and lovingly stitched with the strongest of pixel threads.  The sleeves and pants cuffs were made to accommodate SLink hands and feet.  As with all things at Avatar Bizarre, this ensemble is available in several stunning colors.  Available inworld and on the Marketplace.

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Uh Oh, It’s Magic – Djelibeybi Djinnia has arrived

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It’s been a banner week.  After winning a hard fought battle with Blender, a couple of brand new outfits have emerged.  Granted, they are female versions of outfits I had already made, but you wouldn’t believe the tantrum Blender threw at the time.  You see, we have a love-hate relationship.  While it’s mostly not that hard to make things, it can be a real challenge to get things to rig properly.  You see, Blender and I have wildly different ideas on how things should move on an avatar’s body, so the gloves get thrown off, and we are steeped in the worst Hockey fight Goon War ever in the history of everything.

But Stubborn pays off.  So does having a couple of days off work, because then a whole lot of time that otherwise wouldn’t exist can be spent in warping the logic that is my program of choice for making mesh things.

If you’ve been paying attention, the last blog post was about the Djelibeybi Djinn.  It’s quite a nice outfit, and was a real challenge for someone unused to making things with transparencies.  Of course, the second it got released, the calls for a female version were screamed from on high.  Okay, I’m not gonna lie:  I had planned to make this outfit all along.  Someone on Second Life Universe (www.sluniverse.com) had mentioned to me that she really wanted see through genie pants.  Now how could I resist such a plea?

The Djelibeybi Djinnia is the result of wrestling with Blender to make it do the right thing, then giving in and remaking something to resemble what I had already made, then making it look nice for women.  It’s similar to the Djinn, in that the legs and sleeves are translucent.  It comes in seven vibrant colors, includes a turban with a resize script, and detachable flexi hip scarves.

And that picture above is Misha, my stalwart model, who puts up with me posing her and insisting on various looks for whatever she’s made to wear.  Truth is, though, she has most of the say in how she looks.  I’m just the photographer and the Maker of Things.

In any case, this outfit, and the Djinn are both available on the Marketplace.  Currently, the Djinn is the only one on the wall at Avatar Bizarre,  The Djinnia will soon follow.  You can get the Djinnia here, and the Djinn here.  Stay tuned for the Phinaea suit.  I haven’t put it out yet, but when that happens, you all should be the first to know.

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Djelibeybi Djinn – A Second Life Clothing Tribute to Sir Terry

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It’s time to introduce you folks to an outfit called “Djelibeybi Djinn”.  If the name sounds familiar, you’re either a fan of the late, great Terry Pratchett, or you like jelly beans and happen to be from Enghand.  Either way, this is sort of a homage (in name) to the author of the Discworld series.

While Djelibeybi is technically a culture based on ancient Egypt, this outfit is completely, utterly, and decidedly not very ancient Egyptian.  In fact, one might make the claim that it looks suspiciously like a male belly dancer costume.  While macho male belly dancers exist, surely, a Djinn is not to be taken lightly.  Not only do they have crazy bad tempers from being stuffed into tiny magic lamps all day, but they have a tendency to take you quite literally when you make your three wishes.

Did you rub the lamp and then wish for a yacht?  Did that boat appear right where you were standing – on dry land – on your foot?  Oh yeah, the Djinn is a devious and passive aggressive creature, and you must always be careful what you wish for around them.

You probably don’t want to make fun of a Djinn’s big puffy parachute pants – at least not to his face.  You might end up crammed up to your eyeballs in a lamp.  Unlike Djinn, most humans don’t contort that way.

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The Djelibeybi Djinn from Avatar Bizarre is the latest in a long line of costumes for men in Second Life.  It’s rigged mesh, and contains alpha layers, which make the legs and sleeves a bit see through for the jet-setting Djinn, who is always on the go in the hot desert countries.  The turban is elegant with a small ostrich plume set in place with a magnificent gemstone, because Djinni love bling.  The gemstone also embellishes the pants, and pins the flexi hip scarves in place.

Available in seven colors (Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Teal, Purple), this outfit includes the rigged set in five sizes, an alpha layer to cover up a multitude of sins, a glitch pant to cover up the rest of the sins, an unrigged turban (can be resized as needed), and two flexi prim hip scarves.  The pants work well with SLink feet, and the sleeves were made to accommodate SLink male hands.

Available this weekend on the Marketplace, and inworld at Avatar Bizarre!  And ladies, if you’re looking for your own version, never fear.  That’s coming soon…as soon as I can make Blender behave itself.

The Dragon Queen

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The Dragon Queen conjures up an image of a strong authority, who rules her domain with magic, an iron fist, and a whole lot of ferocious dragons.  Inspired by equal parts H.R.Giger and Daenerys Targaryen, this asymmetrical dress has the look and feel of skin taken from an alien dragon.  Resplendent in six dark jewel tones, the dress itself is rigged mesh.  The pearls at the waist, upper arm, and upper thigh glimmer with an inner light, only seen in the eye of the kraken.  These bands bring the regal look together with gently draped flexi cloth, pulling together the gentle shine of the leather that draws the eye to the left and down.

Then, when it’s finally time to plead to you, good lady, for their lives, the lines lead the eye back up your stunning visage, which is frame gorgeously by a high sweeping collar.

After all, your subjects are facing royalty, and must avert their eyes unless you command them to look up.  You are the Queen of all you survey, and this will be an astoundingly gorgeous addition to your already amazing wardrobe.

Available on the Marketplace and Inworld for 150L

Many thanks to my stunning model, Misha, for putting up with my incessant picture taking.