There’s a new event coming to Second Life, run by some experienced hands. It’s one of those events that uses a particular theme to inspire the merchants to come up with something relevant, amazing, and literally literary. It’s A Tattered Page [*citation needed].
It looks like this event will occur a few times a year, with each theme focusing on one amazing book that everyone should read at least once in their lives. We will be off and running with Mary Wollstoncraft Shelley’s original mad scientist epic, Frankenstein. This is not about the movie adaptations, TV shows, cliff’s notes, or even the Abbott and Costello/Boris Karloff Halloween mask. This is the book that started it all; a short rollercoaster of a novel about a man, his obsession, and a creature. Anyone involved in the event who hasn’t read it has to read it. Yep, we have homework!
This is an in-store event, so all items will be sold in individual stores with at least one exclusive item that you can only get during the event.
This one’s right up my alley, since I love to make historic clothing. What I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that the book is set in the late 1700s. Okay, I tell a slight lie. I kind of knew. I also love, love, love making that stuff. This is also a great opportunity to expand my mesh clothing line to include female clothing items. I won’t lie: It’s been a little scary to try making women’s clothing. Now that I have, it seems I did okay.
So here’s a sneak preview of the two items I will be debuting for the event…
Let’s talk about the Elizabeth gown.
This lovely number will be available in ten colors and five sizes. It’s a casual (for the time) gown, circa 1790, modeled by the beautiful Misha Selene. There’s a demo available, of course, and it will cost 250L. The exclusive color is called “Blood”, and is a gown resplendent in black and red.
Elizabeth Lavenza was the love interest for Victor Frankenstein. She was adopted as a young girl by Victor’s parents, and raised as a “cousin” figure. She was beautiful, and gentle.
The other item being offered for this event is a later style, perhaps very early 1800s, suit. It will be available in seven colors, and five sizes. It is a rigged mesh suit with unrigged top hat, cravat and shoes. There is a demo available. There will be an exclusive color for this one as well, but it’s still being decided which one. More than likely there will be an eighth color added just for the event.
A Tattered Page begins November 7, and these items will be available at Avatar Bizarre at that time.