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.

 

A HUDding We Will Go

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Do you love getting all the colors of a thing, but can’t stand the hassle of Inventory Bloat from buying a fatpack?  Do you love simple, easy to understand and easy to use HUDs?  Are your favorite outfits not colorful enough, because they haven’t been enhanced with delicious and amazing hues?  Do you ever visit Avatar Bizarre and think, “Now why doesn’t this dude make this thing for women?  Why???”

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Then this is your lucky day!  Avatar Bizarre’s resident creator has been hard at work updating the whole product line.  Not only are a lot of things being put on color HUDs, but many items are being redesigned for women, as well as men!  Not just that, but many items that weren’t enhanced by the sheen and bumpiness of materials have been enhanced by all the sheen and bumpiness!

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If you’re looking for the single color of a thing (and the single color things are a bit less expensive), they’re still going to be available on the Marketplace, never fear.  But for those folks who still shop inworld, most of Avatar Bizarre will include stuff on color HUDs, and with female versions.

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Unlike a lot of stores, Avatar Bizarre does not segregate the majority of clothing.  Though there is a bit near the front that is labeled “Female Fashion”, most of the items are grouped by genre.  So, ladies, if you want to find that nifty outfit, each section of the store is clearly labeled as “Goth/Victorian, Historic, Casual, Shoes and Accessories”, etc.  It just made sense, particularly if you’re after a his n’ hers outfit.  Each his n’ hers outfit will be sitting together to make life easier for you.

Do you have a request for something you would like to see me make?  If there’s something in the store you would love to have a female version of, or if you don’t see a thing and believe I should make it (for both men and women), feel free to comment here, or bug me (Sredni Eel) inworld.  If you’re on Plurk, you know how to find me.

This has been a monumentally huge project, but it’s nearing completion.  Soon, oh so soon, my droogs and devotchkas.

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Tuxedo Fashion in Second Life

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“High hats and narrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars – spending every dime for a wonderful time!” – Puttin’ on the Ritz

There a new kid in town, and he’s belting out the jazz hits at Club Noir in Second Life.  It’s an exciting time for tuxedo fans, because Avatar Bizarre has just released the Niven Tux.  Frank Sinatra, eat your heart out, because this fella’s definitely doing it his way.

Avatar-Bizarre-Niven-Tux-IIThe cool thing about this rigged mesh tux isn’t just that it comes in seven different colors, and includes a nifty color change HUD for the cumberbund, pocket square (Oh how we love the pocket squares!), and the bow tie.  The super cool thing about this tux is it comes in both a male and a female version, because sometimes everyone wants to don the tail coat and bow tie.  It’s the height of formal fashion.  Not only is the tux for that all important James Bond role play, but it’s also great for wedding parties, Hollywood style jazz clubs, and generally looking dapper and amazing. Avatar-Bizarre-Niven-Tux-at-Club-Noir

This is where “Cool as a cucumber” comes from.  Look at that devil may care attitude.  You can only get that from wearing a tux.

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You can get this gem on the Marketplace and inworld at Avatar Bizarre.  Though the shoes are not included, you can get those at Avatar Bizarre as well.  They are prime, grade-A, shiny happy Saddle Shoes (with color HUD).

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Ray of Light – Anwaar Belly Dancer

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Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present the Anwaar Belly Dancer Outfit; a rigged mesh ensemble resplendent in an array of colors.  Each package includes the five standard sizes and an alpha. 

This outfit is perfect for desert sim role play, dancing, or just generally being well dressed and awesome.  This blog post is short but sweet, mostly because I have an incredible dose of writer’s block right now.  But the good news is, if you would like this outfit, it is now available on the Marketplace and Inworld!  Share and enjoy.

Zoot Suit Genre

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Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of Genre this month!  Genre is a monthly event held in honor of all the different cultures and communities in Second Life. Genre was formed to showcase some of the creations from designers who create for all the different cultures and role playing communities.  One of the nice things about such events is not only the opportunity for folks to learn about all the fantastic shops in Second Life, but many of these events offer special items at an affordable price.  Each item at Genre is 100L or less.  Every item must be new and exclusive to the event for its duration.

A theme is chosen for a specific genre each month to help inspire designers to create these wonderful items.  After the event ends, merchants can then release each item they create at the normal price, so if you want a nice discount, head on over!  Genre begins on the 15th of each month and ends on the 12th of the following month, so you have a smidge less than a month to visit the event.

Avatar Bizarre has a wonderful Zoot suit offering at Genre this month, which I’ve shown in a previous blog post.  With seven colors to choose from, and one free demo, I feel confident that people visiting the event will find a Zoot suit perfect for their wants and needs.

The Zoot Suit is Modify and Copy.  If you are at Genre and wish to purchase this as a gift for someone, please send Sredni Eel an IM with the name of the recipient, which item you want, and pay 100L (please mention you’ve paid in the IM so I can verify before I send the item).  As always with mesh clothing, please buy the demo first.  The demo is Transfer, so you can give it to anyone you want.

Share and Enjoy!

GENRE APRIL 15 through MAY 12.

 

Brrraaainnnns and Fashion

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Whether you’re double tapping to escape the walking dead or you are the walking dead, you will be warm and cozy in this hooded sweatshirt from the leading manufacturer of animated corpsewear, Aberzombie & Twitch!

Available in five sizes, sure to fit any decomposing flesh as it shambles the grid looking for fresh meat, this garment is tailored from the finest Scotch-Guarded mesh.  Gore will be a cinch to wash off after a hard day of survival in the world of the Zombie Apocalypse.

There is a demo available.  It’s not textured or anything, but you should be able to figure out if this is going to fit your avatar.  As zombies and humans all share a common interest, this item is available in brown, green, teal, red, charcoal, blue, and purple. Marketplace link: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/AB-Mesh-Aberzombie-Twitch-Hoodie-Red/4786817

What did the Vegan zombie eat?

GRRRAAAAAAIIIINNNNNNNSSSSS!