Calling the Celebrants

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We have been invited. Every year the invitation arrives, every year the curtains are drawn aside to reveal doorways, every year the Sound of Life rings in our silenced ears once more. It calls, it beckons, it pleads. Just like it always did. Just like it always does.

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Each of us celebrates the return to the Land We Once Walked On. Some of us simply step through, others sail in with more impressive means, some slink and slither, some arrive with a bang. Some run through the streets screaming, some hiss softly in the passing October breeze.

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It does not matter how we celebrate, what matters is that we all do. For one night, one glorious night a year, all the chains are broken and we are free. Free, and dancing amongst you.

Halloween has arrived to Selidor, and Fallen Gods Inc. has a Severed Sale: -50% from all the Halloween fitting items, including the various Rotten skins (now complete with body and head appliers), clown face tattoos, Trufangs, Dead Man’s Grins, and much more, all now updated to have appliers to make your mesh body all the more macabre!

The blood tattoos by Fallen Gods Inc. are a part of The Arcanum Halloween & 10th Anniversary Extravaganza. The face tattoo is a 10L Sidewalk Sale item, the feet tattoo is a free gift in the same location and the hands are a free prize in the hunt in The Arcanum sim. All include system layer tattoo and an omega applier, face tattoo has system eyes and the feet and hands have Slink nail appliers.

First Celebrant, The Lady in Red:
Scene: ~Libertine~ Justine Grand Divan & My Heart on a tray*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten: Rotting Blood Body & Rotting Grin Head*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gaze & Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Hair: MINA Hair – Lena
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Gown: Sn@tch – Myrna Sequin Gown
Choker: Silvery K. Neck Corset Mesh (Red)
Cuffs: House of Rain – Abyssal Cuffs – ruby/black*
Pose: an lar [poses] Being Miss Red Two

Second Celebrant, The Lady in the Mists:
Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Ancient One Skull, Small Scales*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten, Ivory*
Mesh Parts: Slink Hourglass Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Dead Man’s Grin 50% White*
Hair: .Olive. the Flutterby Hair RARE
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Gown: -AZUL- Melinda White
Bone Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano – Necklace & Bracelet Bone*
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerSea Sorcery (Blood), Moonbeam Aura, Soul Reaper Spectral Fog Aura
Pose: .Infiniti. Better To See You With 5

Third Celebrant, The Bound Lady Breaking Free: 
Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Cthulhu Altar*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten, Coal*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gaze & Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Aria
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Ropes: -Pixicat- Thorn.Rope RARE
Chains: E.V.E Broken Chains {Connected} Dancing Collar M02 Gold at Shiny Shabby
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerSoul Reaper Halo, Hand Ward, Spectral Fog Aura*
Pose: {Rook} The Beltane Offering

Purple Winter

It’s not always just whites and blues, no. There’s the spectrum of violet and purple, almost pink when the sun barely peeks from the horizon to paint the snow in the attempts of warmth before vanishing again. A touch of haze between the cold crystal clarity and darkness.purplewinter2bsThe Lazy Boots by lassitude & ennui are perfect for wading around in the snow, even if you’re too girly for a backpack and prefer a purse like this leather feather clutch by HANDverk. Both are available in the current round of L’Accessoires.

purplewinter1bsThe shirt and the skirt are new releases by SAKIDE, both available in several colours. The shirt comes with lola tango appliers for those more endowed. Then all you need is a scarf and you’re ready to traipse around the wintry grid.

Scene: Leroy 

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Baroq 01 D | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Moon Autumn Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 8* | Hair: Exile – Turn the Page

Outfit: Shirt: SAKIDE – Spencer Lace Shirt Purple* | Skirt: SAKIDE – Mini Lace Skirt Black* | Tights: Sn@tch – Goth Tights Purple | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Lazy Boots Purple* | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Purse: HANDverk – Leather Feather Clutch Violet* 

Poses: !bang – Stand 130 | aDORKable Poses – 22 of 25 2012

As Winter Falls

It’s time for wool and hats and mittens that I am completely lacking in the pictures. The title comes from a combination of this Winter sweater dress by Geometry and the jewelry set it was inspired by: As Darkness Falls by House of Rain. The sweater dress is available in Gothmas by Gaslight and it is one whole item with the skirt to make sure it moves well together.

As Winter Falls 1The fringe boots are a new release by SAKIDE. They come in several colours full of quirky winterness. The Lumi-hair by Wasabi Pills is available in the current FaMESHed round. With that name I would have bought it no matter how it looked, but it’s adorable with the texture change winter hat. Lumi means snow in Finnish, in case you were wondering.

As Winter Falls 2All I need is some hot coffee now… and those mittens.

Scene: Ely’s home

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema Lipcolor Carnation | Hair & Hat: Wasabi Pills – Lumi Mesh Hair Night Shadow | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual

Outfit: Sweater Dress: Geometry – Winter Red* | Necklace & Ring: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Opal* | Boots: SAKIDE – Fringe Boots Red* | Stockings: Sn@tch – Raggedy Socks Black

Poses: Magic Nook – Natural Modeling Pose P4 | aDORKable Poses – 1 of 25 2012

52 Colours: Barley Corn

With a name like that, I had to find some fields for Miss Barley Corn to wander through. Quite far from any actual farmer, she’s more of a high class girl visiting summer mansion and play-pretending farm things. With cookies. Probably tiny star shaped sammiches and strawberries, too.

It’s all about the hat, as usual. This sun hat by G Field has been my favourite for a long time and you can probably find it in several blog posts in various colours. Long live colour change scripts!

The innocent radiance is a combination of Glam Affair skin and makeup by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics with another of my old favourites: summer wheat eyes by Poetic Colors.

The Bon Bon dress by Sn@tch formed the whole spirit of playful sophistication and conveniently matched the colour sample. The Steph hairstyle by Alice Project combines sweetness with relaxation, not a care in the world and all the time to flitter about smiling.

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle Light Kajira | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – SuperSweet Shadow One Ai Shui & Clear Lipgloss | Hair: Alice Project: Steph* 

Outfit: Dress: Sn@tch – Bon Bon Peach | Hat: G Field – Straw Floppy Hat Rose Garden | Ring: December – Rose Ring | Cookie jar: Magic Nook – Cookie Jar Red | Butterfly: Baffle! – Flutterby on nose

Poses: LAP – TC Timid Girl PR4 | N/A | LAP – Fantasy-Puppet PR4

The Appeal of Red Rum

I blame these Appeal boots by SAKIDE for the rest of this. I tend to like mine with heels, so the huge platform stompers that double as murder weapons required excessive attitude to go with them. Attitude and a world seen through red haze.

There had to be horns, obviously. Slightly monstrous horns by lassitude & ennui, to be precise. The haze makeup by Zibska — half-mask, half-shadows — brings out the red eyes just right. The Evion earrings look almost like a handy collection of needles worn for quick access.

The top and pants are from an earlier round of Sn@tch‘s lucky boards, Ivy keeps them well stocked and you can always fish up the latest outfit from the pool while waiting for your letter.

As for the sim, it’s always intriguing S.I.C., perfect for both slightly grungy urban or less shiny futuristic shots, depending where you go and how you pick your lights. In this case fitting for a search of a drink, what else?

Scene: S.I.C. 

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema LipColor Sanguine | Makeup: Zibska – Haze Sangue v3* | Hair: Love Soul – Hair*106*Jet Black | Horns: lassitude & ennui – Slightly monstrous dark horns /spice*

Outfit: Top: Sn@tch – Ginger & Jazz Top Red | Pants: Sn@tch – Biker Leather Pants Black | Boots: SAKIDE – Appeal Boots Red* | Gloves: SAKIDE – Skulls Gloves Red w Nails* | Earrings: Zibska – Evion*

Poses: Exposeur – She’s Crafty 5 Point | N/A | Niqotine Poses – KissMyGunF15

 

 

Dahlia

Film Noir spells femme fatale to me. Drama back in the day when it was still a good thing, sophistication and seduction in the same packet, determination, intelligence and attitude. They were in control, knew what they wanted and knew how to play the game to get it. The Black Dahlia dress [ SAKIDE ] made for Cinema is all of those things.

Femme fatales require drama in their looks, there’s no subtleties between black and white, it’s all edge. The Willow hair by Alice Project works for this perfectly. It’s an editorial hair for creating the effect of wind blowing your hair to the side and it comes in both higher and lower versions (for more or less wind) and mirrors so you can decide which side do you want your hair to move in. Obviously editorial hairs really work only for pictures, but yegads we need more of them. So brilliant.

The makeup is by Adore & Abhor and it’s available in Cinema. It’s called Payback and it felt extremely fitting for Dahlia, as did the Queen’s Gambit necklace by lassitude & ennui. The necklace was probably intended for more fantasy looks, but in here it creates an obvious mystery to be solved. Where did she get it? Why do people want it? What’s its secret?

Dahlia’s outfit comes with two versions, this is the longer gown. Both are partial mesh, meaning that the top and pants are system layers and the skirt mesh, which means one size fits all. I love these hybrid mesh creations since I don’t have to cut off parts of Sonya’s body to fit in them.

The dress, makeup, hair and necklace can all be found in Cinema, which lasts the whole of October. [ SAKIDE ] is in Film Noir, lassitude & ennui in Fantasy/Musical and *Alice Project* and Adore & Abhor both in Action/Adventure.

Scene: Shady Falls Sim (1920’s roleplay sim, be polite when visiting)

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Light Arabian Blue L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Adore & Abhor – Payback Lips & Eyes* | Hair: *Alice Project* – Willow High & Lower*

Outfit: Dress: [ SAKIDE ] – Black Dahlia Dress* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Black | Stockings: Black Lace – Black Sheer Stockings | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – The Queen’s Gambit*

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Confident Leo 1 | !bang – Stand 135 | D.Luxx – Secrets 03

52 Colours: Cosmic

For once I did not go straight to scifi even though the name of the colour practically demanded it. Guess Miss Cosmic is an aspiring starlet artist name instead!

The hair was in one of the past 50L Fridays by Wasabi Pills, but you can still get it in their normal colour selections for normal price, of course. The dress is actually the Liaison-chemise by Volstead, available in Cinema that just opened today. Sheer mesh is a wonderful thing, providing allure to less slinky shapes.

The Charleston slippers are also by Volstead, but the Dauphine socks are by Sn@tch. As is obvious by the purple hair, I was not even trying to make a historically accurate look, more like the new coming of the twenties far in the future.

The surroundings are one of the dream scenes by Garden of Dreams, this one called The Piano Bar. The perfect place for scandalously dressed starlets for career-starting! When you go to Cinema, you can find Volstead here. It’s also good to remember to prune down your scripts before going: easier for everyone shopping, yourself included.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Piano Bar*

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Umedama Holic – GemStone eye G04 | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glitter Pop Eshadow in Plums at Midnight | Lips: Izzie’s – Lipstick plum | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Alice Mesh Hair Licorice

Outfit: Dress: Volstead – Liaison Chemise Plum* | Socks: Sn@tch – Dauphine Socks Black | Shoes: Volstead – Charleston Slippers Plum* | Ring: KOSH – Auna Ring | Hat: World’s End Garden – Romance Le Noir Hat

Poses: Bilo – Ode to Antidote Four | Poise – Burlesque 1 | Bilo – Ode to Antidote Five (Bilo-poses not available yet.)