Young Girl, They Call Them the Diamond Dogs

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When I heard about a David Bowie inspired event in Second Life, my first thought was, “I hope they’re still taking applications!”. My second thought was, “Who cares? I’m applying anyway!” Then the third thought was, “Even if the event is full already, I’m still making this thing!”

It turns out I got in just under the wire for this event, and the item I had started to make while I was hoping to get into the event was coming together quickly and nicely. You see, I’m a huge fan of David Bowie, and I’ve been making Bowie inspired outfits in Second Life for years.

Only this time I had an actual excuse, other than typical fan boy stuff. Now it’s been sanctioned by an event with deadlines and everything.

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InspirationsSL is an event that uses various celebrities as inspiration for merchants. This round excites me quite a lot, because Bowie is a constant source of inspiration for my own creations.

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Diamond Dogs, inspired by Bowie’s Halloween Jack period (That short bit between Ziggy Stardust and Plastic Soul) is a fitted mesh creation, made for the SLink Physique bodies, though they do fit regular default Second Life avatars pretty well. There’s a male version, and a female/femboy version available, and both have been materials enhanced. Both come with a color HUD and an unrigged scarf.

To top things off, or maybe to bottom them off…they are boots after all, the Future Legend boots are sold separately, but were made to work with this outfit. The boots are fitted mesh and the package contains versions for both male, and female/femboy. The boots, like the outfit, have a color HUD and an alpha.

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Both of these items are available at the InspirationsSL event, opening on June 19.  A landmark will be posted in a few days.

 

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Lucentia is a Fantasy Come True

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Fantasy Faire is now OPEN!  For those of you who have somehow missed this momentous Second Life Event, it happens every April, without fail.  It encompasses several sims, each of which has a different builder.  All builders have unique and spectacular ideas for the look of the sim to which they’ve been assigned.  The Faire exists to raise money for Relay for Life, and boy do they ever!  Between all the merchants selling things on RFL vendors, and all the donation kiosks and gotya machines, they raise thousands of dollars to eradicate cancer.  You can get to Lucentia Sim here —>  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lucentia/65/129/53

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Once again, Avatar Bizarre is playing a part in the Faire, offering a few items as donations to the cause.  The booth is located at the Lucentia Sim, an epic expanse of Greek columns and glowing things, surrounded by water.

Of course, you should see what’s lurking around the booth, but here’s a bit of a sample for you good folks.

The Gaia, Gaius, and Zaahn Boots are the Relay for Life offerings. 100% of proceeds go to Relay for Life!

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There are also a few other new items including the male and female Zaahn outfits with Omega appliers.

So stop by the booth, buy a few things, and go exploring at the Faire!  You don’t want to miss this one.

 

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Welcome to Sherwood – A Sneak Preview

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Fantasy Faire is nearly upon us!  This is the premiere event for all things fantasy and Relay for Life.  Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to once again be involved with the Fantasy Faire, and has several items for sale, starting April 21 (Faire opens at 9am, slt).

Robin Hood is a well-known and beloved legend.  Everyone knows he robbed from the rich, and gave to the poor, surrounded by his Merry Men.  He spent a lot of time getting the better of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and also managed to get the girl.

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The Robin Hood is a versatile costume for anyone wishing to play in the forests of Merry Olde England, or any forest full of Faerie folk, dragons, and knights in shining armor.  The bandit outfit includes five sizes for the rigged mesh doublet, system shirts and pants in eight colors, plus an OMEGA clothing appliers HUD for mesh bodies (please be sure your body is supported by OMEGA before you buy this outfit).  There’s also a plumed hat, and alpha.

The boots pictured are “Gawain Boots with color HUD”.  These are rigged and unrigged.  All mesh items are materials enhanced for your viewing pleasure.

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This outfit is available for women, as well.  While at the faire, a portion of the proceeds will go to Relay for Life.  Cost is 375L.  The boots will also be available for 175L.

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Credits:
Head – LOGO Ethan (skin fair)
Hair – Wasabi Pills Roy Royal
Robin Hood outfit – Avatar Bizarre – available soon at the Fantasy Faire.

A Knight of the Round Table

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Looking for a nice medieval sim in Second Life when your connection has decided to go back to the 1200 BAUD days is really, really difficult.  Really, it is.  That said, one quagmire lag filled thirty minutes, then a fifteen minute hiatus from the Internet later produced this picture and blog.  You see how dedicated some people can be to this stuff?

The Gawain, named for one of King Arthur’s fine Camelot knights, is the latest outfit from Avatar Bizarre.  It features a color HUD with seven color choices (red, green, teal, blue, purple, black, and white), an Omega pants applier HUD for the various mesh bodies out there (check out the Omega blog for a list of compatible bodies), seven system layer underpants, an alpha, five sizes, and materials.  This is available for women, as well.

This will debut at Genre. As Genre is one of those super awesome shopping events where you can get deep discounts on new things, you can buy this wonderful outfit for 100L, starting March 15.  Once this round of Genre is over, the price goes up.

Oh, and I almost forgot!  In addition to this outfit, there will be a pair of nifty boots at Genre for 99L (regular price is 175:).  These are brand new, made with the Gawain in mind.  They were built to go over system layers or Omega layers.  They may have a little difficulty with mesh pants.

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These come with a large and a small rigged pair, along with an unrigged pair, an alpha, and a color HUD.

For more information on Genre, here’s the blog.

These Boots Are Made For Walking (In A Winter Wonderland)

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While shuffling around waiting for El Niño to do more than drizzle a fine mist over the land, a winter fantasy started to emerge in my drought-stricken brain.  What if it actually snowed where I live?  What if?  Then I realized, “Hey, it’s snowing somewhere in Second Life!”

What do you need when you’re tramping around in the snow?  Snow boots, of course!

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Avatar Bizarre Snow Cutter Boots are the perfect Wintery treat for the footwear enthusiast.  Not only do they look fantastic on just about anyone, but each package includes a male rigged pair, a female/femboy rigged pair, and an unrigged pair for folks who want to resize things.  The color HUD gives you the option of eight different colors, and there’s an extra couple sets of chained claws (unrigged) that can be added to the rigged boots.

These have been materials enhanced for a little extra oomph! and an alpha is included for non-mesh avatars.  These definitely fit the Male SLink Physique, as long as you use the included alpha utilities HUD for that avatar.

Available on the Marketplace and Inworld.

Credits
Photographed at Twisted Krissmuss sim
Shape – Sredni Eel
Skin – Nivaro Crow
Hair – Traveler, Exile
Outfit – Mitternacht Hatter, Avatar Bizarre
Hat – Krampus Hat Naughty, Avatar Bizarre gacha (Twisted Krissmuss)
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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“Fifty million years ago
They walked upon the planet so
They live in a museum
It’s the only place you’ll see ’em.
Walking in your footsteps” – The Police, Walking In Your Footsteps

Hidden Sanctuary Events: Everlasting Love starts on September 12.

The everlasting love of the night is the second Gothic wedding affair of the year for Hidden Sanctuary Events, so you will find a plethora of amazing items from a bunch of different designers.  This event only lasts a week, so hit it early for some great stuff!

Avatar Bizarre is, once again, taking part, and is offering two new pairs of shoes!  They are both SLink enhanced, Materials enhanced, and include a color change HUD.  Both pairs are unrigged, and copy/modify.

Available starting October 12.  175L per pair.  You can get the SLurl and information about the event here.

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Lucius Shoes, named for our good friend Mr. Malfoy (yeah yeah, all you Harry Potter naysayers!).  Lucius was a man with elegance, a wicked demeanor, and a seething menace to all who oppose him.  He wore only the finest clothing, so of course he’d have a nice pair of slick leather shoes.

These shoes include a color HUD with six dark hues, and glisten in the light of the moon.  From the sharp low heel to the shiny silver rivets, your appearance will be enhanced with this great pair of shoes!

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Crowley Boots are the other offering this round.  Inspired by the Archangel Crowley in Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel “Good Omens”, Crowley was described as a disturbingly snakelike man with a penchant for staring too much, and wearing shoes that made his feet look suspiciously like reptile feet.

The Crowley Boots are unrigged SLink enhanced, with materials.  They can be modified and copied, and include a color HUD with six colors to choose from.

Made from the finest pixel snake skin, these boots will make a fine addition to your wardrobe.

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Magic Dance!

Avatar-Bizarre-Jareth-Costume-Female“You remind me of the babe — What babe?
The babe with the power? — What power?
The power of Voodoo — Who do?
You do — Do what?
Remind me of the babe.” – D. Bowie, Magic Dance (Labyrinth)

Jareth, the King of Goblin City, rules over the Labyrinth.  He is an imposing and magical figure, surrounded by all the fantastic creatures in the World of Labyrinth.  He has all the power he needs, commands a host of sycophantic goblin folk, and has some mad talent for singing and dancing.  Yet he lacks the thing he craves most:  The love of his life.  He sought to please her by taking away her troublesome baby brother, then offered her thirteen hours to find her way through his Labyrinth to his castle in the center of Goblin City.  He reordered time for her.  He did all she asked.  In the end, she rejected him, and he flew off as a great Barn Owl. Avatar-Bizarre-Jareth-costume-for-men

As perpetrator of Avatar Bizarre, I get my inspiration from a variety of sources, and this outfit is heavily inspired by what David Bowie wore during the Magic Dance scene.  The rigged mesh outfit comes with the standard five sizes for both men and for women, the crescent moon pendant, and a color HUD that changes the colors for both outfit and pendant separately.  The HUD gives you six colors to choose from.

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The boots for this outfit are sold separately.  There’s a male version, and a female version (male is simply larger than the female version).  The boots include a color HUD with six colors, as well as being materials enhanced.

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All of this stuff is available inworld and on the marketplace.

Everything I Do I Do For You – Fantasy Fair Sneak Preview

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Avatar Bizarre has, by some amazing circumstances, and a bit of applying, made it into this year’s Second Life Fantasy Faire, an event created to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life.  To be fair, there have been a couple of sneak previews as yours truly jumped the gun and started making stuff just in case.  Enthusiasm, coupled with that elusive Inspiration has resulted in a few new things.

You already got a sneak preview of the Goblin King and the Boudica Armor.  Now let me give you a taste of the Goblin Queen!  Of course this is mostly because my lovely model (pictured above and below) is champing at the bit for a picture or two.  The Goblin Queen, like the King in a previous post, is going to be available in seven colors and includes the pants and jacket (plus alphas) and shoulder armor (one shoulder).

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If you’re itching for just the jacket, don’t worry!  The jackets for the Queen and King will be available solo with a Color change HUD (all seven colors), plus the shoulder armor and requisite alpha.

In other news, there’s a set of boots for both King and Queen available.  The boots will include a rigged and an unrigged pair, plus Color change HUD.  All pieces in the ensemble are materials enhanced. Demos will be available for everything, so please feel free to try them out!

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OI OI OI! Stompy Punk Boots

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As homage to a by-gone era of three chord music, laced up leather boots, mohawks, and plaid zippery pants, Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present the latest in an ever growing line of mesh footwear for men and women.

The Seeth Ransom Boots hearken back to the days when we all reveled in TV Party, TV Eye, and TV Casualty; a time when the Dead Kennedys demanded that MTV get off the air.  Eerily reminiscent of our beloved eight hole Doc Martins, these boots are deliciously simple, shiny, and stompy.  They were built for both genders, so come to you modify and copy, so you can get these bad boys to fit.

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The beauty of these boots is the color change HUD, which allows you to switch between six different colors.  And as long as you have advanced lighting enabled, the shine and bumpiness of the leather will pop.  Even without materials enabled, these are pretty stunning boots for all occasions.

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The Seeth Ransom Boots are now available at the main store location, and on the Marketplace.

Horrorfestive and Gothmas and Krissmuss, Oh My! Part II

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As I sit here during Stormageddon 2014, which has dumped half a year’s rainfall on Northern California, yet is still just “a drop in the bucket” for ending the drought (can I sucker punch those news talking head people for saying these things?), and a very sleepy cat in my lap wearing the Cone of Shame, I believe it’s time to let you guys in on some more sneak previews and whatnot.

Gothmas by Gaslight will begin on December 15 on The Cursed Sim in Second Life.  A landmark will be forthcoming, just as soon as it’s released.

Avatar Bizarre has a number of brand new items coming out for Gothmas, including these boots.  Nightshade boots are available in a bunch of different colors including traditional Goth Black.  They’re unrigged, which means you can resize them as needed.  These are great for men and for women, and will hopefully fit under a variety of different creator’s pants legs.  Cost is 99L/pair.

But wait, there’s more!

Horrorfestive has begun.  You can find it located >>> right here <<<.  This is a charity event, designed to help raise money for a very wonderful person, who is suffering from a rather insidious debilitating condition.  You can read about it here.

Avatar Bizarre is a late addition to the festival.  I saw the word go out that the organizer was looking for someone to fill in for another merchant who had to back out at the last minute.  The requirements for the festival stated at least one new item was needed for a 100% donation to the charity.  Luckily, I had been hard at work on another pair of boots.  So…Introducing the PANZERMENSCH boots!

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These are unrigged boots, as well, and are available in seven colors.  Please talk to me privately if you’re interested in the rigged version.  The cost on these is 99L/pair.

And then there was Twisted Krissmuss (you can find a list of participating merchants and slurls here).

I’ve already talked about the Really Abominable Snow Beast,   But what you may not know is I’ve made a stunningly Christmassy gown.  It’s rigged mesh with a fitted mesh version included, and it’s available in several colors.  Introducing the Noelle Gown, which is transfer, and only 100L for the duration of Krissmuss!

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I think this is about it for now.  Enjoy your holiday and stay tuned for more fun stuff to be announced!