The Qilin – a rare and colorful creature in Chinese folklore. It is often called a Unicorn, but this is somewhat of a misnomer, since most Qilin (Japanese is Kirin) are depicted with two antler-like horns. They are often associated with vibrant colors, gemstones, and the elements, much like the dragon. Although the arrival of a Qilin is a good omen, they are said to punish the wicked, as well as foretell the birth of great men. It has been said that the birth of Confucius was foretold by the great Qilin. The new Qilin legs from Avatar Bizarre are as jeweled and spectacular as any true Qilin. These are rigged mesh, and fit most avatar shapes, though there is a demo available if you aren’t sure.
Now for the fun part!
You see that vendor ad? It explains everything pretty well. There are appliers for SLink (the underpant layer), and Omega appliers (same deal, only for other mesh bodies). The color HUD controls the colors of the legs and gem on the horns.
If you don’t have a mesh body (SLink, Matrieya, etc), not to worry. There are six tattoo layers in the different colors for the default Second Life avatar. So we’ve got you covered! Literally.
I did want to mention a couple of things about the new Male SLink Physique Body, which is what you see my avatar wearing in the two images above.
First, it’s really, very nicely done. There are a lot of bodies out there for folks to try out. Some are more muscled than others, which is great for folks who want to be heavily muscled. The SLink body is more lithe, slender, and has just enough muscle tone.
Second, the HUD that comes with the SLink body is very detailed, and works really well! It includes an 80 point alpha HUD, a skin tinter, a Penis (Hah!), and all the bits and bobs you need to make regular mesh clothing fit.
And the clothing does fit! All you have to do is use the HUD to alpha out the bits that poke through.
Third, the hands and feet (sold separately), no longer have a weird seam between wrist/ankle and the rest of the body. There’s a head that comes with the body, but I prefer to wear my own head. The skin maker I prefer has not made appliers as of this blog post, hence the neck seam you see, but I don’t have a whole lot else to complain about. I’ve heard others saying the pecs are a bit high, but I can live with that. Because..
Wouldja look at that ass? Holy carp!