Aloha, Mr. Hand! The Hawaiian Shirt Gets a HUD!

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“Well Stu I’ll tell you, surfing’s not a sport, it’s a way of life, it’s no hobby. It’s a way of looking at that wave and saying, “Hey bud, let’s party!” – J. Spicoli, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

It’s finally happened.  The “Best Of” blog post, which sneaks up on a person quite sneakily, and insists on showing things you may have seen before.  Unlike the normal “Best Of”, this particular piece has been given a bit of a make over.  You see, it used to be a Hawaiian shirt you could get as single colors and patterns.  Oh, you still can, if you look hard enough on the Second Life Marketplace, but I’m here to tell you that if you really want a Hawaiian Shirt from Avatar Bizarre, you’re getting six whole colors in one of three patterns for the price of about one and a half of the old shirt.  So what a deal!

Thing is quite a lot of older merchandise I can’t seem to delete has been getting a mesh make over and, in some cases, a color HUD make over.  A case in point:  The Hawaiian Shirt!

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What started off as a system layer ensemble (The Spicoli), became mesh.  And then the mesh expanded into a color HUD with six colors.  There are three patterns available:  Hibiscus (top photo), palm fronds (above), and palm tree (below).  Each shirt is an extremely casual open shirt with a system layer teeshirt underneath.  Since this is for your favorite surfer dude, the teeshirt has a picture of a nifty Orca emblazoned across the chest.

The color HUD is simple and easy to use, and each color HUD includes six colors (though I somehow managed to only show five in these particular images).  Oh well, Aloha, Mr. Hand.  Time is precious, and most of us would rather be kicking back on a beach somewhere with a cold drink and a nice umbrella.

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These are currently available on the Marketplace and inworld.

Way Down Below the Ocean Where I Wanna Be…Scuba Suits Ahoy

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to explore the Linden oceans?  Well, as soon as you get that pesky Donovan song out of your head and put on a scuba suit from Avatar Bizarre, you can find out!  It’s slick and smooth like the skin of a dolphin, and it’ll provide your avatar with the comfort and movement you will need as you swim among the creatures of the reef.  The SLink-enhanced flippers are modify and copy, so you can resize them to fit your own feet.  They should fit normal avatar feet, and an alpha is included for feet and for the scuba suit itself.   The mask and snorkel are unrigged mesh, and will also resize if you need it to.

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The fantastic part about this ensemble is the color HUD, which gives you eight color choices:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Purple, and White.  Everything is Materials enhanced to give the suit its smooth shiny look, as if you’ve stepped from the water after a day of playing with the dolphins.

As you can see, there is a male and a female version, and both include the five standard sizes.  This is available for 250L on the Marketplace and Inworld.  Please feel free to try the demo first.

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.

 

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.

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.

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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