My model mentioned to me a while ago that it was difficult to find decent Steampunk attire in Second Life these days. I have to admit I was surprised to hear this, since Second Life has always had a large contingent of Steamfolk, Victorians, and various odd dieselpunk people. You would think with all that wandering blithely around the grid, that it would be a simple affair to hit the shops for a bit of a Steampunk lark to add to your already bulging, straining at the seams inventories.
Honestly, who am I to argue these points with someone who clearly shops way more than I do. So, leaving it to the experts, I set forth on a quest to create a Steampunk gown that LO! contains no gears. Sorry about that. But slapping gears on something and calling it “Steampunk” is rather like dying your flannel shirt black and calling it “Goth”. While that practice is, in theory, correct, it’s pretty cliche. He said, surreptitiously nudging that gear covered waistcoat under the Axminster.
Malefica means “witch” in Latin. Not that this is strictly a witch costume, or that I’m disparaging my model, or anything, but it evolved from something kind of Steamy to something kind of Steamy and Gothic and Witchy all at once. It’s elegant in its simplicity.
Malefica is a complete wardrobe all on its own: You can wear it as a corset with leather pants (included), a miniskirt with corset, wear it with or without the blouse, with or without the full flexi skirt. On top of that, you get eight color options for the skirt and skirt bell, two color options for the blouse, and two colors for the skirt, as well as the pants. How can you go wrong with all of this?
To top it off, there’s an Omega HUD controlling the pants layer for those of you with Omega compatible mesh bodies. Oh yes, I’ve literally got you covered this time.