52 Colours: Hunter Green

Obviously I had to make a hunter. The problem was in deciding what kind. This green is like the classic elven ranger colour, but I realized I was lacking a decent bow — shame on me. In the end I went into a completely different direction. I blame Ely’s evil necromantic plant girl in Guild Wars 2.

Perhaps she’s an evil dryad, perhaps she’s a spirit of carnivorous plants, perhaps she simply found a way to live in a symbiosis with vines, to stalk and observe from above before descending upon her prey… who knows. The actual hunter green item match is the swimming suit by Miamai that I grabbed from the sale going on at the moment.

The hair that really makes the look is by Curious Kitties and since it was their prize in the Crazy Hair Hunt, I’m not sure if it’s available anymore. It is super fun and appropriate, though. Especially since some of its tendrils move on their own. The eye makeup tattoo by Sn@tch is also an old hunt gift, so no guarantees on it either! The skin is one of the Glam Affair fantasy tones from The Arcade gachas.

The scenery is the dream scene called Hidden Cove by Garden of Dreams, perfect for urgent need for a jungle to pose in. The poses are all a part of a pole prop called Cirque Dreams by BENT. I used it as a convenient branch for this shoot, but obviously it’s meant more for dancing and circus style. It’s available in FAIR, which is a new event that opened today.

Scene: Jungle: Garden of Dreams – Hidden Cove* | Pole: BENT. – Cirque Dreams*

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events 09 | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Mask makeup: Sn@tch – Thorns Makeup Emerald | Lips: Pin Me Down – Lip Markings 6 | Hair: Curious Kitties – Maneatingplant v3

Outfit: Miamai – Ocre Swim Suit Green

Poses: BENT. – A part of the Cirque Dreams pole.*

52 Colours: Shuttle Gray

My first thought for shuttle gray was something cybernetic, but since I had just played with a twi’lek I wanted to go in another direction. Fortunately this skin by Fallen Gods Inc. was a prize in the Sanity Falls Hunt and transformed Sonya into a stone medusa easily.

I dug out an old hunt prize from Fallen Gods Inc. to be the stone she’s sliding out from, what better way to match the textures than to use the products of the same designer? Speaking of, even the dragon tattoo is appropriately Alia’s.

The crazy hair is — of course — from the Crazy Hair Hunt. It’s by The Stringer Mausoleum, although I took the palest one and tinted it to shuttle gray values for better effect. If Medusa had had -this- hair, no silly hero could have vanquished her!

I love the fantasy texturing Alia puts in his skins, but as I’ve said before: they shun clothes. They really do! You put on anything else and the textures start a hissing fit war against each other. So after a while of sighing I just always give up and begin checking my poses for an attempt at something PG. -ish. So pretty it’s definitely worth it!

Sanity Falls Hunt: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Immemorial Female Natural

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum – Massive Overgrowth (tinted gray)

Other Credits: Building: Fallen Gods Inc. – Bloody Mess Sky Dome | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ryu, Hokusai Face Tattoo Light | Eyes: Repulse – Demonic v3 Eyes (Grey) | Make-up: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Smokey Licorice Kisses | Poses: Olive Juice – Sassy 7 /Astalianda – Shinies 3 / Sparrowtree Studios Poses – daringdiva3

The Good, The Bad and the Tiny

It sounded better than Various Butterfly Ladies, don’t judge! All the said ladies are wearing dresses by Evie’s Closet and all of the said pretties are available tomorrow (April 21) when Fantasy Faire opens its doors at noon SLT. You can spoil yourself all but rotten with fantasy and help American Cancer Society at the same time!

I took all the pictures in the faire sims: the red gowned lady posed in The Tides, the wicked lady in Shadow’s Claw and the tiny fairy princess in Meandervale. I am warmly recommending taking your time and exploring the sims, all of them are gorgeous, representing various sides of fantasy extremely well.

The hair with all the butterflies is by Yasyn’s Odds and Ends from the Crazy Hair Hunt, which is still going on for the whole of April. I loved its casual updo style with all the glowy regal butterflies, perfect for the Greco-Roman lady in red. The red Elora II gown is a pre-release and the other colours will be released on a later date. At the moment this is the only colour out and conveniently available in one of Evie’s RFL vendors.

The golden little fairy princess flittered about admiring the gigantic butterflies and fruit, glad of her wings (one version flaps only when you fly, brilliant!) since that way she can never trip in the hem of her gown… not that she would! I added Monique by Wasabi Pills’ petite hairdos to the look, goldielocks with an ickle braid. Perfect.

I obviously had way too much fun with the wicked butterfly lady. The Lenka dress is a new release, the other colours are for sale in the faire as well, but this darker Henbane-version is in a RFL vendor. The hair is Evie’s as well, her prize from the Crazy Hair Hunt. Since this lady obviously needed more butterflies, I added Evie’s new butterfly crown to it as well. I’d also like to point out the Thassa-necklace — better visible in the triptych — by T R I D E N T Jewelry. Such delightfully coincidental matching with the thorned mask! The horns by ~Illusions~ are an old hunt gift, but fortunately Siyu has placed several other curly horns for sale in the faire so you’re not left wanting! Last but not least — I spied with my sim-oggling eyes that [ni.Ju] had these claws available in the faire as well. Go forth and enjoy the stories: others’ and the ones you create!

– Greco-Roman Lady in Red in the role of Good: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress: Evie’s Closet – Elora II Ruby 

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: Yasyn’s Odds and Ends – Effervescent Chrysalis

Other Credits: Skin: Pink Fuel – Ember <Milk> – New Blood | Eyes: The Plastik – Aleria Fool-Flare | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Make-up: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Mardi Gras Elegant (eyeshadow) & Falu Red Glace Lipcolor | Pose: Glitterati – Drink 4

– Petite Princess in Gold in the role of Tiny: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress & Wings: Evie’s Closet – Elizabeth Golden

Other Credits: Petite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Pale Natural | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique Golden | Pose: aDORKable Poses – Chill 2

– Wicked Butterfly Lady in the role of Bad: 

Fantasy Faire: Dress: Evie’s Closet – Lenka Henbane | Butterfly Crown: Evie’s Closet | Necklace: T R I D E N T Jewelry – Thassa Necklace IV Black

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: Evie’s Closet – Butterfly Effect Hair

Other Credits: Skin: The Plastik – Lionheart Pale Serial Killer | Eyes: Repulse – Demonic v3 Eyes (Red) | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Tattoo mask: Sn@tch – Thorns Makeup Red | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Bella Vetro Gloss [Guardsman Red] & Clear Lipgloss | Claws: [ni.Ju] – Black Tipped Claws | Horns: ~Illusions~ Cylindriculus Horns | Pose: D.Luxx – Pencil 06

Where Have All the Good Frogs Gone?

That is what the Frog Princess here is wondering. Actually that’s the name of the dress and I just couldn’t help myself. I’m sure we can all relate to her worries and question, after all. As for the dress by Simply Fae, it will be up in the silent auction in the upcoming Fantasy Faire.

I love the subtle touches referencing the tale, the green leaves forming the partial collar and the belt. As for the conveniently matching rose heart necklace, that’s by T R I D E N T Jewelry and one of their RFL vendor items, available in the faire as soon as it opens on 21st April.

La Boheme has this perfect fairy tale princess hair in Crazy Hair Hunt, although I admit that I tinted the roses purple from their original red colour just to match the gown and the delicate amethyst drops of the necklace.

All of the environment in the pictures is by T R I D E N T and every single piece will be in their RFL vendors in the faire as well. In this case the setting is made of a medieval bridge, a Medusa statue and an adorable gypsy wagon. …wait a minute, maybe all the good frogs are gone because Medusa has been turning them to stone! This calls for a revenge plan.

Fantasy Faire (opens 21 April): Bridge: T R I D E N T – Medieval Stone Bridge II [Part II] | Medusa: T R I D E N T – Greek Statue V – Medusa [Stone/Bronze] | Wagon: T R I D E N T – Gipsy Wagon II [Purple],[RP] | Gown: Simply Fae – RFL Silent Auction Frog Princess | Necklace: T R I D E N T Jewelry – Rose Heart Necklace [Silver/Amethyst]

Crazy Hair Hunt: Hair: La Boheme – CHH3 

Other Credits: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: The Plastik – Frozen Soul Lotus | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Matrix & Clear Lipgloss | Face tattoo: White Widow – Firtree Silver Left | Poses: Diesel Works – H1 / Striking Poses – Sandra Bullock / Poise – Vanity Rachael3

Gray Curlique

Wear Gray for a Day event has started, providing awesome stuffs from over 80 designers to benefit American Brain Tumor Association. My absolute favourite from all the charity vendors was this skin by .{Rue}. — appropriately gray, but with wonderful curlique fantasy markings, like power explosions beneath her skin.

I matched this seemingly exploded hairdo by ~{frou-frou}~ from Crazy Hair Hunt to it, since it seemed to go with the theme. After that I had to style everything with curliques – like the dress by The Plastik (a part of their dollarbie in the Wear Gray for a Day event). I love how the dress stretches onto the thigh.

Lookit, even the eyes are all squiggly! (A part of the aforementioned Plastik dollarbie.) The earrings by Bliensen + MaiTai are a part of the hoard of discount shinies they have available in The Black Market. Go raid them all, that’s what I did! I went slightly crazy with make-up layers, there’s three by Nuuna’s Skins in this – I just had to get the theme going on around the eyes as well!

That said — go enjoy shopping for a good cause, Wear Gray for a Day lasts to April 22. Psst, there is also a hunt with 10L prizes and gatchas… did I mention the gatchas yet?

Wear Gray for a Day: Skin: .{Rue}. – Skins/Anima LJ: Neuromancer, NFr.DBr.Clv | Dress: The Plastik – Koahkuma Starkflower | Eyes: The Plastik – Teren Kalah

Crazy Hair Hunt: ~{frou-frou}~ – Mumm/Onyx

The Black Market: Bliensen + MaiTai – Forbidden Fruit

Other Credits: Building: nordari. – ratio fractus | Make-up: Nuuna’s Skins – Makeup v9 3b/14/7 | Pose: !bang – Stand 135

All the Hair!

The third round of Crazy Hair Hunt has begun! You can get a notecard with slurls and hints from the starting location to help you on the way. As before, these are less hairdos and more just crazy things to attach to your head. So much fun!

Lumi versus squirrel staring match go! …what? Meeroos can be fashionable, too!  The squirrel hair is by EMO-tions and the plant hairdress is by [M&K].

Here we have a rare Roocorn with branches sprouting all sort of fruit, thanks to Concrete Flowers. The green and purple Curious Kitties’ maneating plant growing out of Sonya’s head is completely safe for roos. Probably less so for men.

The theme of the hunt is Flora and Fauna, thus all the plants and critters and also fishies! Mer-roo has hair by Rue and Sonya by The U-Neek. I could go on, honest, but I’m trying to save some for later blogging. After all, the hunt does go on for the whole April.

Crazy Hair Hunt: Squirrel hair: EMO-tions – *CINNAMON* /squirrels home | Plant hair: [M&K] – Purple Mystica Headress | Green&purple hair: Curious Kitties – Maneatingplant V3 | Fruit branches: Concrete Flowers – Fruit Salad Tree Branches | Fish hair: The U-Neek – Fishy Goodness & Red Herring | Fish hair 2: .{Rue}. – Manes/TheHungryDeep (w/noms): Tide (ridged)

Squirrel Credits: Skin: Pink Fuel – Basil <Cocoa> – Sweet Fawn | Eyes: Repulse  – Undead Eyes (Rust) | Lashes: Miamai – XGen Makeup_LashNLiner *Charme* – Brown Hair

Plant Credits: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fleurs: Forest xx Flowering | Eyes: Repulse – Lacerated v2 (Green) | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Saffy Violet Lip Gel Redux | Lashes: Miamai – XGen Makeup_LashNLiner *Charme* 

Fish Credits: Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Elven Aqua Homicide | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes (Aqua) | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Aladdin Sane face makeup 

Monsters in Your Head — At Least in Your Hair~

The second run of Crazy Arse Hair Hunt has started, huzzah! The beginning location is in The U-Neek. You can pick up the SLURL list to the participating shops from the hunt poster there. The shops are not listed in any kind of order and there are no hints. However, I had to return the second time to only three shops, so it wasn’t too tricksy. The theme was ‘monster’, so there were plenty of spiders and snakes crawling over the hairs. o.o

This lovely little thing was called Lunch. I’d personally call it either Omnomnom or Braaiiiins~  The snacking alien is from Griddie, the skin is from Fallen Gods Inc. and the picture was taken in a skybox from PR!TTY. Obviously only the hairs are from the hunt, the rest I dug up from my bottomless inventory of dooom.

This hair from Battle Angel really -is- alive, its shiny tendrils moving slightly. It came in several hues, but this was such a glow fest that I couldn’t resist. Very star-creature alien vibe. Skin is one of Heaven Sella’s and the wonderfully creepy eyes are from Absentia. The picture was taken in a skybox from Not Too Shabby.

Here’s one of the snake hairs — this one by Cilian’gel. The snakes were moving. <.< The skin is by Frick, her new dollarbie wearable demo. The neko eyes worked fine for the snake lady and are from Urban Dare. The picture was taken in a Darkwood Gazebo from S&C Designs.

The monster from Curious Kitties is obviously of more adorable kind. ^_^ The hair had awesome hornesque spikes on the back/sides, but I liked this pose so much that you have to go and get the hair yourselves to see them! Skin by Frick, one of her older ones. Eyes still from Absentia. Photobox from Tuft.

I found myself really liking this jewelry and metal flower decorated strange little pigtail thing from La Boheme. I combined it with a skin from Pink Fuel, lashes from Sky Everett and eyes from Vision to add to the strange silvery-grey shy cuteness of it. The skybox is the same Voodoo Child one from Not Too Shabby. It’s a skybox that just keeps on giving! ❤

This is probably my favorite of the hairs this run, as surprising as it might be. I know it’s pink! But… but… it has a partridge in it. Seriously. o.o It’s called Partridge in a Hair Tree and is by Miasnow. I used the latest group gift skin from Rotten Toe with it, as well as eyes from Poetic Colors and the lashes from Dimbula Rose. The picture is taken in the small hanami box from Clematis. Can we say ‘kawaii’? Yes, yes we can.

There were just over 50 shops in the hunt and plenty of crazy to go around, so grab the strange things to wear on your head while you still can!

Crazy hairs make the bunny squee~

But you all knew that already, hm? It’s no secret that strange, big hairdos are one of my shopping weaknesses in SL. I might run around mostly in one of Sky Everett’s updos or lamb.’s bob, but give me an excuse to go crazy with hair and you have my attention — and lindens.

So when I heard that there was a hunt coming up that was concentrating only on those, it was an instant child-waiting-for-christmas reaction. And now it’s finally here! The Crazy-Arse Hair Hunt begins in The U-neek, has 40 handpicked participating shops and lasts until the end of April. And now, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I give you my favorites!

I can’t speak of hair and not bring out — and begin — with Sky Everett. I’m so used to her big hairdos that I didn’t even consider this crazy by any means! Although it gave me an urge to get a moth-eaten ghostly greyscale ballgown to complete the look… Skin by Frick, eyes by Fan3 with the addition of Vision’s glow prims, background from MH Creations’ picture box.

Here we’re beginning to hit the crazy phase — Anemone hair from Nevermind included the feather ornament and was absolutely stunning and full of attitude. I completed the look with a skin from Red Queen and eyes from House of Ruin. Picture taken in a skybox from Sugar.Snap.Me.

Finally a hair to match this Foam skin! Griddie’s hair actually came in several different tones, but this teal cried out for a water elemental photoshoot, so I ported over to Fallen Gods Inc, went underwater and started taking pictures. Both the skin and the eyes are also from Fallen Gods Inc and no, the hair doesn’t really glow like that, there are fishies swimming and flickering through the textures, you know how it goes. I thought it was pretty, so I happily took advantage of SL’s bugs. *grins*

I climbed out of the water and into the nearest palm tree. Obviously the sim worked perfectly for my banana jungle shots, as well! The hair is from Bare Rose, and yes, it has bananas. The other possibility I considered was to do a Josephine Baker look, but my inventory failed to produce awesome banana pin-up outfits. Sadness. Skin is by Frick, eyes by Arondelle Ladybird for the Twisted Hunt with the glow effect prims from Vision. The leaf pasties are by Fallen Gods Inc.

I was really torn with this garden — on one hand I wanted to do exactly this: a crazy plant elemental blooming in the spring, but oh how it called for a Versailles look as well. This is not even hair anymore, this is a showpiece, a crazy combination of things carried on your head. It’s impressing, enchanting and would break women’s necks like snap in RL! It’s from a shop called 3636. Skin by Fallen Gods Inc, eyes by Poetic Colors, picture taken in our backyard~

Here we have a hairdo from one of my Squee Shops, Tekeli-li. They make fantasy hairdos, jewelry, clothes-made-of-jewelry and weapons-that-look-like-jewelry. It calls to the magpie in my heart. ❤ The hair was a Lovecraftian construction, and the moving eye in the bone headpiece was awesome, but the arrangement of the tentacle-like hair made me think of Egypt, perhaps some demented Egyptian sorceress and summoner… Skin by Red Queen, eyes by House of Ruin, Egyptian tattoos by Fallen Gods Inc, picture taken in an egyptian house by Atom Burma.

You can’t have crazy hair hunt without Curious Kitties. They constantly make wonderfully strange fantasy and anime hairdos that make me squee. This one isn’t an exception. In fact, it calls for a red/purple queen look with bloody axes and a lot of head-offing! Skin is by Sn@tch, eyes by Prim & Pixel Paradise with Vision’s glow prims and the picture is taken in a voodoo store by Tuft.

This was of course just a small sample of the strangeness and if you wish to see previews of the rest, I recommend visiting FabFree or Schnappi’s blogs (both listed in the Freebie Blogs on this page). Then get out there and enjoy the weirdness~