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.

Jean Genie, Let Yourself Go!

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When coming up with inspiration, sometimes one needs only look as far as what you’ve already created. 

Once upon a time, there was a Second Life sim called Cala Mondrago, a desert land full of mysterious Djinn, beautiful Belly Dancers, and camels.  Lots of camels.  This oasis of delight has since morphed into Mondrago Mari’Kesh, and is one of many wonderful and magical desert spots found inworld.

But I digress.  When Cala Mondrago was in its infancy, I was approached to provide some male outfits; clothing that would be unique and suitable for the men of the land.  Inspired, and given free rein, one of the outfits I created was the Djinn.  It was a pretty simple ensemble; simply pants, shoes, vest, and turban.  Simple as it was, it ended up being one of my best selling pieces. 

Naturally, when I learned how to work in Blender (and I’m by no means an expert…), one of the things I wanted to do was remake the Djinn the way I had originally envisioned it.

The Jean Genie is a rework of the original Djinn, and includes an updated snake arm band, a sculpted turban (some things never change!), resizeable mesh curly-toed slippers, and fully rigged vest and pants. 

The spot in the picture is from the Sands of Time sim, using the sim’s native windlight setting. 

This outfit is available in White, Black, Teal, Blue, Purple, Green, and Red.  Though you cannot resize rigged mesh, everything in the ensemble is modify and copy, more out of habit than anything else.  There’s a demo for the pants and vest, so please try those before you buy.

Available Inworld and on the Marketplace.

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