Just Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear

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AVATAR |SL Marketplace .ShiftingReality.teddy avatar – w/cat hat (free)
PROP |SL Marketplace .Casa.tree set – 2 sizes in 3 colors w/music (free)

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Want to amp up your cuddle factor for the holidays?  Try out this adorable marketplace freebie from ShiftingReality.  It’s mesh and just too cute to pass by.

If you haven’t put out a Christmas tree yet, this mesh beauty is also a marketplace find.  It’s mesh, comes in two sizes, three colors, and has a music on and off function featuring 5 Christmas songs.  Enjoy!

Cabbits Need Candy Too!

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Still undecided on your 2018 Halloween look?  Go furry, be a Cabbit.  This wonderful mesh avatar can be found in Happy Paws’ marketplace store.  It comes in 10 colors with a tail up or down option.  To make things even more interesting the UV and shadow textures are included in the packaging allowing for users to create their own truly unique look.

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Here’s a look from the back at the tail positions.

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This is Cabbit’s full color range.

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Such a sweet face!  The eyes are especially nice.  Thanks Happy Paws for such a sweet gift avatar.  We love Cabbit.

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The Halloween treat bag can also be found in the marketplace.  Maiworks has thoughtfully loaded the bag with 8 different treats, 2 poses, and a lovely little ghost shoulder pet.

 

30 Days of Halloween 16/30 Style Card:

AVATAR – Happy Paw Cabbit – mesh copy/mod @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TREATS – Maiworks Halloween Candy Bag – 8 treats & 2 poses @ SL Marketplace (0L)

I, Zombie

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Thanks to a couple of great freebies, one each from Bossie and GothiCatz, we’ve assembled a chilling zombie look for you.  WARNING:  Not safe to wear this look around avatars named Rick Grimes, Daryl, or Michonne!

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Bossie’s October group gift is this lovely decaying skin and eye applier set.  The appliers support Catwa, and Omega compatible mesh heads & bodies.  Included in the set is a gory, rotting, maggot infested mesh eye that any avatar can wear.  The creepy eye is definitely worth adding to your Halloween makeover tool chest.

Classic avatars don’t despair.  Though you can’t wear the Bossie appliers, you can still use the creepy mesh eye.  And, we looked though the marketplace and put together several tattoo layers to help create your own zombie skin, plus we found a dead eyes freebie.  You can see the classic look under the shoe picture.

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The bloody dress is from GothiCatz.  It is sized to fit mesh and classic avatars, so everyone can commune with their inner zombie properly attired.  Best of all, it’s free for all visitors to the store, no group join required.

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Sintiklia is also giving a great freebie this month to all store visitors.  Feast your eyes on the Lioness hair.  It’s a full fatpack, so you’re bound to find a color that appeals to your unique tastes.

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A quick trip to The Free Dove will supply these high mules.  They are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet.

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Here’s our classic avatar version of today’s outfit.  The key to getting looks like this from free makeup finds is layering the tattoos.  Apparition gives a fantastic set of skin tint tattoos in their marketplace store.  The tints come in 4 strengths: 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75%.  You choose the tint shades and and layer over your own skin.  Or, you can wear the Zara skin gift from Corvus as your base to get the same look as our model.

 

30 Days of Halloween 15/30 Style Card:

HAIR – Sintiklia Lioness – rigged mesh fatpack (0L)

DRESS – GothiCatz Scream – for mesh & classic avatars (0L)

SKIN – Bossie Zombae – appliers & mesh rotten eye (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Mutiny in Heaven mules – Slink/Belleza/Maitreya black/red/teal @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)


Classic Avatar Style Card:

HAIR, DRESS, ROTTEN MESH EYE – same as above

EYES – Sicknessthesia Dead Bloody Eyes – system eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SKIN – Corvus Zara Skin – system skin @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO LAYER1 – Apparition Skin Tint – 4 shades @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO LAYER2 – Diavolo Creations All in One Bruises – 37 tattoos classic & appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO LAYER3 – Tilly Bruised & Beaten – system tattoo layer @ SL Marketplace (0L)

TATTOO LAYER4 – Repulse Bloody Tears III – system tattoo layer @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Blackburns Angel Heels Colorable – for classic avatars @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

Location:

Everwinter is a post apocalyptic theme park.  It’s super creepy, and perfect for a good scare.

Witchy Woman

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Never underestimate a wand wielding witch in the woods.  Especially one with a sorcerer’s wand loaded with spells from The Arcanum Magic Shop.  Not only is this wand free, it’s just plain fun to zap people with.  You can get your very own from The Arcanum Magic Shop’s marketplace store.

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One of our models wandered into {Chaotic} and found this flirty mini dress set that included the sock/pump shoes and a collar.  The dress is sized for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink mesh bodies.  The shoes however are sized for the above plus TMP and Tonic bodies.  Though these shoes are boxed without an alpha, classic avatars can easily wear by borrowing a thigh boot alpha from a pair of boots in their inventory.

If this is your first visit to {Chaotic} you’re in for a treat.  There are a load of gifts, some are free for all visitors, some are free for members of shopping groups, and then there are the gifts for members of the {Chaotic} group which is free to join.

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Today’s witch hat is part of a wonderful pose gift from AlmitA.  The necklaces and earrings are fun marketplace finds.

Izzie’s Halloween lipstick gift wears so well, our model didn’t even need to touch up between photo shoots!

If you think this hairstyle looks familiar, it is.  We modeled it in Georgia On My Mind and The Witch. This is a variation of the Peach hair from Olive.  The Peach fatpack is currently in Olive’s Midnight Mania rotation.  The colors and streak options are simply fantastic. We could easily model this everyday for over a month and never repeat the exact color combination.

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Here’s a nice closeup of the featured sock/platform pump  combo from {Chaotic}.

 

30 Days of Halloween 10/30 Style Card:

 

HAIR – Olive Peach Hair – Fatpack all colorway HUDs (Midnight Mania/0L)

MAKEUP – Izzie’s Black Lipstick – tattoo layers + appliers (0L)

HAT – AlmitA Witch Hat – copy/mod (0L)

DRESS – {Chaotic} Rose Dress – mesh bodies only (group gift 0L/0L to join)

JEWELRY1 – CHARM “Cry Mask” – necklace & earrings copy only @ SL Marketplace (0L)

JEWELRY2 – XOPH Vertebra/bones – Men & Women 3 styles @ SL Marketplace (0L)

WAND – The Arcanum Magic Shop sorcerer’s wand – w/ spell cast system @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – {Chaotic} Rose sock/pump – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza/TMP/Tonic (group gift 0L/0L to join)

The Witch

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It’s not a Halloween costume roundup without a few witch ensembles thrown into the mix.  Remove the hat and broom from the this outfit, and you’re left with a great look to hit the goth clubs in tonight.

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There’s just something about a rich black brocade that sparks dark fantasies.  This lovely dress is a gift from WellMade.  It is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Tonic mesh bodies along with 3 fitmesh sizes plus an alpha for classic avatars.

Team ASU liked the dress so much, they were inspired to make a brocade hat to complete the look.  Simply stop by the All Spiffed Up headquarters to pick up your gift.

This deliciously dark lipstick is a great set currently available at Izzie’s.   The set includes 3 black shades (glossy, matte, and runny), and alpha layers plus appliers for LAQ/Omega, Catwa, and Lelutka. Best of all, it’s a free gift for everyone visiting the store!

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We pinched these heels from the Alaya gift at Hilly Haalan.  They are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.

Our final item today is a fun pair of socks we found it the marketplace from KA Piercings.  The punk socks snake grey have two looks, one long and the other short, and are packaged with tattoo layers and mesh appliers.

 

30 Days of Halloween 9/30 Style Card:

MAKEUP – Izzie’s Black Lipstick – tattoo layers + appliers (0L)

DRESS – WellMade Chelsea Dress – mesh & classic avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)

HAT – All Spiffed Up Witch Hat – w/resize menu (0L)

SOCKS – KA Piercings Punk socks – tattoo layers + mesh appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Hilly Haalan Alaya Set – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Harley

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Halloween look #7 is based on Margo Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.  Thanks to the wonderful gifts gathered from several designers we were able to capture the essence of the character.

The smudged Harley Quinn makeup is a freebie from LV Designs.  It’s an applier only set.  Though it was created for the Bimbo mesh head, it’s an Omega applier and worked perfectly on our model’s non-Bimbo head.  To capture Harley’s smile we did make two mods to our mouth shape.  First, we widened the mouth width, and then we increased the corners upward slant.

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No Cabide’s Harley Quinn Set is a complete outfit-in-a-box.  The top, shorts, and garters are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh bodies.  Appliers for the socks are also included.  The collar and shoes are unrigged/resizable.

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The body tattoo is a marketplace find from Isuka Tattoos.  This gift comes with both tattoo layers and mesh body appliers.

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Completing the look are two great items from Blackburns marketplace store: Spiked bracelets, and the bat.  The bat is unscripted and can be worn on either the right hand or back.  It comes with a Crazy HUD that includes dances and swings.  This is really a fun gift.  Thanks Blackburns!

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Here’s a closer look at the shoes and socks.

 

30 Days of Halloween 7/30 Style Card:

MAKEUP – LV Designs Bimbo Quinn – Omega Applier @ SL Marketplace (0L)

HAIR – Truth Hair Astra – fatpack w/style HUD (0L)

OUTFIT – No Cabide Harley Quinn Set – Slink/Belleza/Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)

TATTOO – Isuka Tattoos Illuminati – tattoo layers & mesh appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

JEWELRY – Blackburns NAW Love Straps – color HUD @ SL Marketplace (0L)

BAT – Blackburns Harley Quinn – masks, bats, & crazy HUD @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Medusa

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It’s Medusa time!  To make the 6th look of 30 Days of Halloween we’ve combined freebies from EMO-tions, the Linden avatar Kara, and MELONopolis.  Good news, this look can be worn by classic, mesh, or mesh/classic mixed avatars.

So, let’s dig in!

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Our model is actually wearing the Kara shape from Linden Labs with a system head paired with a mesh body.  The Kara shape is modifiable so if you choose to wear it adjusting is easy.  We added a light green tint on a tattoo layer over our models regular skin to add a bit of green/gray to her skin-tone.   To duplicate this tint on mesh body parts set  Hue: 134, Sat: 79, Lum: 30 to get the right shade.  This will be too dark, so simply click up your slider to lighten.

Classic avatars, or classic head wearers, can stop by the All Spiffed Up headquarters to pick the Medusa tint tattoo.  Keep in mind layering tattoos is crucial.  Wear the Medusa tint first, then layer your makeup on top to keep those eyeshadows and lipsticks nice and crisp.

One last tip for wearing Linden avartar items,  most of the of the components (ie shoes) are not fitmesh and will not fit all shapes.  We’ve found simply reducing your shapes leg muscles usually fixes most problems.

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This dainty mask is a marketplace freebie from MELONopolis.  It comes in 3 colors and is copy/mod.  We added a 10% glow to the mask to help with our lighting.

Now for the inspiration for today’s look:  EMO-tions’ Medusa group gift hair.  This snaky nest is a wonderful fit for your role play needs.  It’s a fatpack, comes with Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega hairbase appliers. I t’s also copy/mod, allowing for even further enhancement.  FYI, the Medusa style is only one of many group gifts available at EMO-tions.

Ending this post is one of team All Spiffed Up’s all time favorite freebies:  EMO-tions’ *BANGS* GIFT.  You can find the *BANGS* gift on the floor to the left of the gift area. This is a no hassle freebie that any visitor is welcome to take, no group join required.  Our model is wearing the V6 bang style in conjunction with the Medusa hair.

 

30 Days of Halloween 6/30 Style Card:
SHAPE
OUTFIT – Linden Labs Petrol Sue Avatar @ Your SL Inventory (0L)
…PATH: Inventory/Library/Clothing/Initial Outfits/Kara

HAIR – EMO-tions Medusa – fatpack copy/mod (group gift 0L/0L to join)

HAIR2 – EMO-tions *BANGS* GIFT – fatpack copy/mod (0L)

TATTOO – All Spiffed Up Medusa tint – light green skin tint/tattoo layer (0L)

HAIRBASE – MELONopolis Opulant Masks – black/silver/gold @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Time Out

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s day 5 of ASU’s 30 days of Halloween. 

The constant stream of events, hunts, and designer showcases keeps us so focused on grid trotting that we often overlook great freebies Linden Labs built into our inventory.  There are over 40 complete avatars built into Second Life.

Think of the Linden supplied avatars as an avatar salvage yard.  Focus on the avatar’s parts:  hair, eyes, clothing, attachments, and then pick the bits that interest you for use on your own avatar.

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Today we’ve remade the Linden’s Petrol Sue into something mesh body and head wearers can use.   The inspiration for this look is LF’s Halloween Skin gift at the BeYou2Ful Event.  It’s boxed with appliers for Genesis Lab, Maitreya, Catwa Heads, Slink, and Omega systems.

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This is what the skin looks like applied to a Maitreya body and a Lelutka Cate head.  We were able to create this look by using the original Petrol Sue shape plus one modification.  The leg muscles needed to be reduced to fit the thigh holster.  You’ll also need to choose a hairbase to go with the Petrol Sue hair since it’s a mohawk.  The dark hairbase from our mesh head fit well with this look.

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The skin has such delicious cuts and gashes it seemed a shame to cover them with the Petrol Sue boots, so team ASU decided to make our October gift a pair of boots.  They’re grungy, blood spattered, and perfect for this outfit.  Team ASU added a gun and knife to the October gift box to fill those empty holsters.

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Classic avatars aren’t entirely left out of today’s outfit.  They can always wear the original unmodified Petrol Sue avatar pictured on the left. Or, they can wear the skin over their existing shape as our classic model Gabby has done on the right.  Gabby even found a free tintable hairbase in the marketplace just in case you want to change up the original look.

 

30 Days of Halloween 5/30 Style Card:

HAIR
SHAPE
OUTFIT – Linden Labs Petrol Sue Avatar @ Your SL Inventory (0L)
…PATH: Inventory/Library/Clothing/Initial Outfits/Petrol Sue

SKIN – LF  Halloween Skin – Appliers Only @ BeYou2Ful Event (group gift 0L/0L to join)

WEAPONS &
SHOES – All Spiffed Up October gift – boots are unrigged w/resize menu (0L)

HAIRBASE – .EMBW. Hairbase – tattoo layers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Spaceman

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Welcome to day 4 of 30 Days of Halloween.  Today we’re keeping it simple with a full mesh avatar freebie from the marketplace.  The Funny Mesh Avatar store offers this great mesh spaceman in 8 color choices.  They come equipped with their own light sabers too.  So suit up, grab a few pillow cases to stash those intergalactic treats in, and hop the next transport to the uncharted territories. Enjoy!

 

30 Days of Halloween 4/30 Style Card:

AVATAR – Funny Mesh Avatar Spaceman Avatar – w/light saber @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Tales From the Crypt

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Halloween and virtual worlds are a perfect match!  There’s something insanely fun about not being confined by the physical when choosing a costume.  Makeup and prosthetic appliances are completely unnecessary when one can simply be whatever their mood dictates.

For those of you looking to shed your normal avatar, team All Spiffed Up has found a wonderful spectral skeleton avatar in the marketplace.

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The creators at Plausible Body thoughtfully made the avatar copy/mod so that the wearer can adjust the tint, transparency, and glow.  Our model changed the tint and glow for the photo shoot.

 

30 Days of Halloween 3/30 Style Card:

 

AVATAR – Plausible Body X-RAYted Mesh Skeleton Avatar – copy/mod @ SL Marketplace (0L)