Monday, October 31, 2016

Affordable Halloween Looks

By Mylie Foxclaw

It’s Halloween and you want to find a cool costume but there’s a problem, you cannot afford something expensive.  Well, I have two fun Halloween looks for you and the best part is that it does not require a lot of L$.

This Halloween I decided that I wanted to be a witch.  I decided to hunt for a black dress that would suit the look I had in mind; something classic.  I decided to visit Coco designs in second life.  It is a cool store that has clothing for both ladies and men.  As I strolled by the group gift section, I spotted a cool pointy hat along with some spooky boots.  I also noted that the designer had also put out a dress called Wednesday which is inspired from the character Wednesday Addams from ‘The Addams Family.’  The group at Coco is free to join and there are a variety of group gifts available for ladies.

Now, if you wish to turn into Wednesday Addams this Halloween, this dress would be the perfect one.  You just need to find some black shoes to match the dress.  I have recently found a set of free shoes on Garbaggio’s marketplace store.  The shoes work well for slink and normal feet and comes with a hud that allows you to change the colour.  You can find a pair of nice black stockings at Avicandy (on the marketplace) for L$49.  Wednesday Addams wears her jet black hair in long pigtails.  I suggest the ‘Enjoy’ hair from Elikatira which costs L$285.  Makeup is optional for this look but you can add dark lipstick or eye make up for the sake of a scary effect.  Glamorize is my favourite store for makeup layers as they are very cheap but of good quality. The pack I picked is L$10  You are now the SL Wednesday Addams!

As I have previously mentioned, I planned to be a witch for Halloween this year.  I decided to stick to the Wednesday dress by Coco.  I also got the Witch Hat which is free as well.  I decided that I would find something more edgy concerning my shoes.  I wanted to have something with skulls.  I found the Buffy Heels from Illy to be perfect.  They currently cost only L$50 as a special Halloween sale and the colour hud allows you to change the colours from dark red to green or black.  In fact, these shoes can work with various types of Halloween costumes or gothic outfits. 

Since my dress is very neat, I decided to pair that up with torn stockings.  I looked up on Avicandy’s marketplace store and found some good choices.  I picked the Fishnet Style 3 Torn pack which costs L$49. 

Next on my list was hair.  A friend recently told me that Little Bones had a few hair packs as group gifts.   It costs L$100 to join the group but you can pick the various group gifts which include fatpacks and some specific colour packs.  I found that it was a great deal.  I decided on the Chorus hair and the fun part is that the right part of the hair is a different colour from the left part and the hud has some great colour combinations. Furthermore, the hair comes in three different sizes and the small size works perfectly with the witch hat from Coco. 

For the makeup, I decided to pick the Halloween Makeup - Spider Web Classic from CottonCANDYmonsteR which costs L$15 on the marketplace.  It is a Halloween eye makeup layer with the design of a spider web around each eye.  You can add some lipstick of your choice or leave your lips as they are.  I picked a red lipstick from Glamorize since it matches the colour I picked for my shoes.  Your SL witch look is now ready!

You now have two fun but affordable looks to rock this Halloween!  The links to the stores or marketplace products are provided below.  I wish you a great Halloween.  Send us your halloween pictures, we'll be happy to see how you dressed up this year!


Styling Card:

Wednesday Addams Look

Hair - Enjoy by Elikatira -

Dress - Wednesday

Shoes- Garbaggio -

Stockings - AviCandy -

Lipstick & Eye Makeup -

Scary Witch Look

Hair - HairLittle Bones Group Gift - Chorus (S) -

Witch Hat - Coco Designs Group Gift -

Eye Makeup - CottonCANDYmonsteR -

Lipstick - Glamorize -

Dress - Coco Designs Group Gift - Wednesday

Shoes:Buffy skull Heels by Illy


Mylie Foxclaw

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Halloween "Shop Til You Drop"

By Becky "Sha" Shamen

In the world of Second Life, we wear a costume of avatar and clothing all the time. Is it any wonder that Halloween is a favorite time of year for many residents? There will be countless theme parties and haunted house destinations to report on. All this fun inspires us to dress up our own avs and homes, with a few shopping adventures. What could be better than finding 20 shops, dedicated to Halloween, all in one location. An avid shopper, we checked out an event that runs until October 31, called "Shop 'Til You Drop." The landing puts one in the center of the sim, with eight blocks of about 20 shops.

Keeping in the spirit, we sent Thing (from the Addams Family), to take notes and pictures. The layout of the streets made it easy to zig-zag through and see all of the shops. We found lots of clothing, for both conventional and mesh and even a shop for "Dinkies." You could also find accessories, to enhance your costume. The Thing gave a thumbs up, at the vendor for Halloween painted nails.

Down the street, we found a shop that sold full scale animated skeleton bots, including a caged go-go dancer that shakes her pelvis and a butler that serves drinks. Thing posed for a picture with three sitting on a coffin, in the classic see no, hear no, speak no evil pose. We are tempted to return to get a prim count, to see if it would work in one of the tower rooms, back at our castle.

 At another furniture shop, Thing got downright silly, trying to give a "hi-five" to a chair shaped like a hand. This relationship would never have worked, because the chair was only into big butts. Thing made up for this silliness, by finding a mesh dress shop, with a gown that Sha would surely find "to die for".

Whenever possible, one should always try the demo, before buying mesh clothing. We returned home, to prepare Sha for a visit, including some custom spooky lighting. The demo was a perfect fit, so by the time you see this, she will already have worn it to her next event, along with some bat wings.

   Before we went to explore, we had no idea of where this story would take us. It turned out to be a lot of fun and even Sha found something she couldn't live without. We recommend that readers get off their butts and send in a hand, before the witching hour arrives.

Tournant (116/125/40)