Holy Halloween Hunts!

MadPea Halloween Hunt Goodies I blog

The cray cray game creators  at MadPea have been at it again and I mean that in the best possible way of course. They have put together another hunt that’s going to be legend… wait for it… ary. This time you can hunt for mysteriously glowing orbs, evil looking shadows, whirling objects suggesting poltergeist activity and possibly some other things I haven’t come across yet because I only just got started. You need a hud to play, which costs L$ 100 and can be picked up at Mad City. The mayhem runs from October 19th until November 2nd 2017 and to add to the sense of fun and friendly competition, you are randomly assigned to a colour coded team. You can find more detailed information on the MadPea website. Perhaps what I enjoy the most about these hunts is how the MadPea group chat tends to go a little bit, well, mad. There is also a sense of adventure as anybody with a bit land can purchase the hunt objects and put them out for people to find, so naturally this hunt will take you to the four corners of the grid. From dainty to seedy and from classy to trashy, you will have seen it all. At the end you can exchange your points for some excellent prizes and though I haven’t actually checked them out yet, because I’m fixated on earning those points, if the previous hunts are anything to go by, the goodies are going to be pretty fine, like your great great great-granddaughter in the year 3000. Damn it, Busted! Get out of my head! Don’t you just hate it when an early 2000’s pop song gets stuck in your head because a radio station decided to play a “classic”. Anyway, great prizes shall soon be joining my ever growing inventory and meanwhile the hunt has already coughed up some small direct prizes, such as a bale of straw to sit on, a creepy skull with a candle to mount on your wall, a set of tealight holders in the shape of leaves, wooden cat profiles and a funny owl sign. The next couple of weeks are going to be so much fun!

Credits

  • Head: Mike mesh head by Akeruka
  • Body: Deluxe mesh body by TMP
  • Skin: Akeruka (original skin for Mike head + TMP body applier that comes with the head)
  • Hair: Hysteria by Stealthic
  • Overalls by Gild
  • Sneakers by Not So Bad

Akeruka Group Gift Head Follow Up

Just a quick reminder that you only have a couple of days left to get the new male “Keiji” head as a group gift at Akeruka’s main store. This action ends on 21st October and I’m not exactly sure at which time precisely, but I do hope there won’t be the same winging and bitching as last time from people that got there too late. Once the action has ended, this new head  will be sold at the normal price, which usually is L$ 2,999. The group joining fee is only L$ 150. The head comes with a basic shape, an eyebrow shape, separate teeth as well Omega, Slink and TMP body appliers that match up with the standard skin tones of the head. Here’s a look I put together with a skin from Stray Dog.

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Credits

  • Shape: Own work
  • Mesh head: Keiji by Akeruka
  • Skin: Kenichi by Stray Dog in tone #3 + matching body skin applier. Get the version made for the Logo head, because Catwa appliers will not work on an Akeruka head.
  • Mesh body: Jake by Belleza
  • Hair: Hysteria by Stealthic
  • Mesh ears: Steaking Ears – Season 5 by Mandala
  • Eyes: System eyes from Ikon
  • Jockstrap: Noche Halloween Jockstrap

See my previous post about this mesh head for two more looks.

Fabulous Freebies IX

Flicking through Flickr for interior design inspiration and, more importantly, for clues that would point me into the direction of furniture I hadn’t seen yet, I came across an image that referred to a brand named “Lagom” which in turn took me to an event I wasn’t familiar with. It’s called The Seasons Story and the current round lasts until October 31st. I had no idea what I was going to find there and a great number of the items on sale were of no particular interest to myself, but I’m sure the ladies will find plenty of lovely goods to get their eager little hands on. It took me a little while to notice that there were actually gift boxes at some of the stands. I sorted through these and made a little nonsensical scene of it combined with a couple of decor pieces from the Men Only Hunt, which is on now till October 28th. You can get the helpful hut and hints for that hunt from the Flair For Events Office.

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From The Seasons Story: Autumn Tray by Krescendo, “Day Dream” Shadow Box by Acorn, Bottle & Bowl by Cherry House, Bottle Lamp by Anxiety, Cement Blocks by Candy Crushers.
From Men Only Hunt: Darts Board by Bad Unicorn, Pumpkins prop from the “Oh My Gourd” pose by Le Poppycock, Finlay Backback by NX-Nardcotix.

I’d say that’s a lovely little pile of goodies and I’ll definitely will be using some of it. The backpack, which looks more like a classic schoolbag already found a place by a desk in a house I’m working on at the moment and that bottle (or jar) and stack of bowls will find a spot in the kitchen at my Farnsworth house. The pumkins probably will end up on the porch and those cement blocks will come in hand in future to display other goodies.

Happy hunting and gift collecting y’all!

Easy on the budget and the eyes

O.K. let’s not beat around the bush. For starters, why are we beating “around” the bush and not “in” the bush? But life is too short for spending much time on such philosophical questions, so instead I’ll move along quickly to the discussion of an almost-free look I created with some fabulous new pieces and a couple of golden oldies.

Easy on the budget and eyes blog

I went back to the combination of the free TMP mesh body and the classic avatar head, a.k.a. system head. For a more elaborate review of this free body, I refer to one of my older posts. The skin you see on the body is one of its 30 built-in skin tones and for the system head I have used Odin by 7 Deadly S[k]ins which currently is one of the prizes in their store hunt, running until the end of October. You do need to be a member of their group to be able to hunt for the pumpkins that contain all the goodies, but the group fee is only L$ 225. You can get the hair from Argrace as a group gift and there is no fee for joining that particular group.

The boxer shorts come free with the TMP body and if you have a bit of spare cash, you’ll find that you will be able to wear designer underwear with the free body, as those often have been made in such a way that you don’t need to alpha-out any body parts. Well, they usually don’t cover much of your ass anyway.

The coat and t-shirt are from Aitui, the scarf is from ::K:: and the shoes are from ILLI. All of these can be found in the current Men Only Hunt which runs until 28th October. You can get the hud for this hunt at the Flair For Events office. The skinny trousers are a group gift from Gild and again, you can join this group for free.

The free TMP body does not have an alpha hud. If your are quite new to all of this, you may not know that this means you will not be able to stop body parts from sticking through clothes (how rude!). I am only wearing the TMP hands with this outfit and to be able to do that, I’m using an alpha layer from a pair of free gloves to hide my system hands. Unfortunately Aitui does not support classic avatars with their latest creations, so there was no alpha layer supplied with the coat and t-shirt. I borrowed one from an old sweater, but as the t-shirt is rather low cut, there was a gap which I cleverly covered up with the scarf. There is no alpha layer for the shoes either, but I used one from a pair of boots. I believe it is possible to create your own alpha layers, but I don’t want things to get too technical here.

All the while I was hearing Tim Gunn in my head, telling me to “make it work”. Is this a perfect look? No, but it’s a hell of a lot better than the standard avatars.

More Men Only Hunt Goodies!

Billy Beaverhausen calls your over with a conspiring “hey, psssst, come’ere.” He let’s you get closer and then yells: “THE MEN ONLY HUNT IS ON!” making your ears ring.
Go on then, go pick up the hud at the Flair For Events office. It’ll make the hunt easier. Now we’ve got that part out of the way again, let me get back to unpacking all this tchotchke. Oh by the way, if the occasional use of a Yiddish word makes you wonder if I’m Jewish, the answer to that is: no, I’m gay, I watched The Nanny religiously.

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  • Go See – Catwa eyes applier: When I applied these to the rigged Catwa eyes, I thought the iris was a bit too small, so I tried it on the unrigged Catwa eyes instead and made them bigger, so now they work for me. The hud includes four shades.
  • Invictus – Glasses: This is not the best pair of shades in SL, but not the worst either. You get three colour version in the box and I’m wearing the blue one here. Funny detail: one of the temples of the black version is actually blue.
  • Legal Insanity – Zen necklace and bracelet: I had a hard time making the necklace work. It just kept cutting into my neck or my chest. The bracelet was relatively hassle free though and I can see this going very nicely with some of the jeans shirts with rolled up sleeves I’ve got in my wardrobe. Then why am I naked?

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  • Identity Body Shop – Remember Pain tattoo: Yes, it is yet another tattoo, but I really like the intricate details and how it’s just on one leg. The seams don’t align perfectly, but anyone who’s looking that closely will probably be riding my leg at that point (dogs will be dogs). There’s an Omega applier and specific appliers for the Belleza and TMP mesh bodies as well as classic tattoo layers.
  • NX-Nardcotix – Finlay backback: I already got myself one of these, but I’m pleased to see a new texture on this beautifully constructed backpack. Naturally it works well with the NX-Nardcotix David mesh body, but there is also a fitmesh and an unrigged version included as well a “static” version, without straps which is meant to be rezzed as decor (4 li). O.K. so the straps stand away from my body quite a bit, but you win some, you lose some.
  • ILLI – Jake canvas sneakers: Illi does not disappoint with these extremely well textured canvas high top sneakers. It will be tricky to find trousers that don’t clip with these, but thankfully they look good with a pair of shorts. The package contains sizes for Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, TMP, Signature and Slink mesh bodies.

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  • Messange – Quartz eyes: These eyes are so vibrant they’re scary, but in a beautiful way. They didn’t just pop into place and it took a couple of minutes of resizing (using the hud) and shifting (using edit mode) to make them look right. They’ve been enlarged overall, but a little extra along the Y-axis to make them wider to nicely fill my eye sockets.
  • Native Urban – beanie: I like a beanie in the same way I like seasonal sims, but I wish this one had some texture options and hair. It’s difficult to create a nice tight fit around the ears with something like this.
  • Nivaro – Tribal stubble: Perhaps when you’re having a kilt day, you can go full monty and give yourself this tribal stubble to finish off the look. The box contains Catwa, Omega and Signature appliers, each with 4 shades + a white version to tint with your head’s hud. Clan McBeaverhausen sounds good.
  • PBM – Sneakers: When I put these shoes on, they were pointing in different directions and it took quite some futzing to get them were they are supposed to be. Isn’t it a little late to offer a pair of shoes in an unrigged version only, even as a hunt gift? The texturing isn’t too bad though.
  • Stitched – Gerren Tunic: This is rather interesting. I’m not sure if I’ll ever wear this, but there must be some roleplay uses for it, right? I’m not familiar with Stitched and can’t remember if they have trousers to wear with this, butfor the purpose of this demonstration I’m keeping things breezy. The original was grey when I put it on, but there’s a hud that lets you tint or remove various parts of the outfit. Fitmesh and standar sizing versions are included.

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  • Petroff – Sports Watch: That’s a rather posh time piece. It’s difficult to wear a classy watch with a suit in SL, because sleeves will just mostly cover it up and clash with it, but as this a sporty model, you could easily wear it with a more casual outfit… like a tank top and underpants.
  • Yassum – Urban FU bracelet: I thought I’d stay with the wrists a bit longer to show this bracelet. It is very well made, with exquisite details and excellent texture choices, but the engraving is not to my taste. The package comes with left and right versions.
  • Taox – Dear Devil tattoo: I believe this is the last tattoo of the bunch and it also seems to be the most radical one. It’s nice to go out with a bang.
  • Volkstone – Tyler facial hair: that’s a nice understated bit of scruff and Volkstone helps us out with a Catwa and an Omega applier.

All of the above is shown on the NX-Nardcotix David mesh body and the Catwa Stanley mesh head with the Clef de Peau Ivo skin and the Stealthic Haunting hairstyle.

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  • White City – Ragnar shape for Lelutka head and Belleza body: I prefer to make my own shapes, but I can appreciate what they’ve created for the combination of this particular head and body. In combination with the Clef de Peau skin “Clint” skin, it creates a young somewhat cheeky looking avatar.
  • No Shirt Sherlock – Nobody cares t-shirt: There are stylist that will tell you that after a certain age you’re too old to be wearing shirts wit a novelty print on them… Meh. This avi looks young anyway. You can wear this t-shirt with the Belleza and Slink mesh bodies.
  • Razor – Vice sleeveless T-shirt: The printed t-shirt fun continues with this nice doggy. You can wear this top with the Belleza, Slink, Aesthetic and TMP mesh bodies.
  • ZEX – Emelio poloshirt: This is a very good example of a simple item of clothing that’s been very well executed. The colour goes very well with the extremely ginger look I created last week, but what I appreciate most is the fine fabric texture and they way it fits like a glove. I hardly needed the alpha hud at all. The package includes standard sizing versions as well as sizes for specific bodies such as Signature, Belleza, Slink, Aesthetic, NX-Nardcotix, Adam and TMP.

All of the above is shown on the Belleza Jake mesh body and the Lelutka Andrea mesh head with the Clef de Peau Clint skin and the Stealthic Narcotic hairstyle.

 

The Men Only Hunt keeps on giving

I’m going to be incredibly presumptuous and assume you have seen my previous posts in which I have been showing off bits and pieces from the Men Only Hunt. So I’ll keep the introduction short, tell you that you can pick up the hud at the Flair For Events office and jump straight back into the show & tell side of things.

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  • Avi-Glam –  Cold Day eyes: These eyes aren’t particularly exquisite, but  their realistic colouring and texture make them a very nice upgrade from beginner eyes. Any newbies starting out in SL at this very moment, really should get stuck in and grab whatever they can from this hunt. The package contains a pair of mesh eyes with a hud, as well as Omega and Catwa appliers.
  • Birth – Bushy eyebrows: They really aren’t all that bushy, but I appreciate having yet another tintable option for eyebrows.
  • Body Mod – Rolo beard: Strangely when I put on this beard it applied to the beard layer as well as the make-up layer of the Gianni mesh head and looked much too full and dark for my liking. As soon as I cleared one of these two layers, I found what was left behind much more acceptable. A beard applier like this can also sometimes come in handy to combine with a mesh beard. The package contains Catwa, Lelutka and Omega appliers in black and tintable versions.
  • Cheeky – Kanji hairbase and tattoo: This is a nice full hair base with an interesting faded effect on the neck. Sadly, while it is possible to wear the tattoo separately, the hair base cannot be worn without it. In the applier hud you will find Catwa and Omega buttons.

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  • Dazed – Refused neck tattoo: O.K. at this point it’s fair to point out that the tattoo parlours in SL are very well represented in this hunt so please excuse me for feeling a bit underwhelmed. Catwa and Omega appliers included.
  • Endless Pain – Tiamat tattoo: Oh look, more tattoos! At least it’s a pair of sleeves this time, that’s slightly more impressive, but I’ve seen sharper ones in SL. Includes specific appliers for TMP, Slink and Signature, an Omega applier and classic avatar tattoo layer.
  • Dufaux – lava trunks: The red lines fade in and out, suggesting a flow of red hot lava underneath the cracked surface. It’s a very interesting idea but the trunks look a little lumpy. Then again, lava is lumpy, so perhaps Dufaux got it just right after all. There was a bento “devil” tail with this, but it was rigged and placed too high up for my liking. If I’m wearing a tail then I want it to be just above my butt cheeks, not three vertebrae higher up.
  • Grafica – Gwrido poses: I’m using one of the poses in this pack to pose with the Dufaux trunks and Endless Pain tattoo.
  • Etham – Knight Cross necklace: This one can join my collection of not very well fitting necklaces with a cross (note to self: start cleaning inventory now).

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  • Gild – Key necklace: There is something charmingly disarming about this simple key necklace. Possibly it just triggers personal nostalgic feelings.
  • #187# – Etnic Wood Necklace: there sure isn’t anything dainty about these huge wooden balls. If you were looking for a necklace that makes a statement from a distance, then I think you just found yourself one. I’m not particularly wowed by it, but I recognise decent digital craftsmanship when I see.

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  • Ducknipple – Sweater: I like the colour scheme and the print but the shape of this sweater is very unflattering. This seems to be Ducknipple’s house style and I assume there is a market for it, but it’s not for me. For one thing, I can’t make it work with my wrists or hands and there were only stardard sizing non-fitmesh versions in the box for this one.
  • Outliner – Paramour cap: I like the cap, I like the roses, I’m not sure how I feel about walking around with the word Paramour on my head, even if it has been split in two unnecessarily. What’s next? Lover boy?
  • Lock & Tuft – Cosmo beanie: The advantage of hair with a beanie is that it doesn’t matter what the roots look like. There’s lots of choice with this one, with some colours for the beanie and tie but more importantly, so many hair colour choices you could dye our hair a different colour every day and it would last you several weeks.

Everything is shown on the Signature Gianni mesh head and body using Stray Dog skins with Mandala mesh ears and hairstyles by Stealthic.

I’m starting to remember how time consuming it was to blog about so many of the items in the previous MOH. I think I’m developing a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. Bedtime now! Billy over & out.

Men Only Hunt is up and we’re still running

I showed you my first batch of prised goods from the Men Only Hunt and I’m back to flaunt some more of this (glorious) free stuff. Let me just remind you first that you can pick up the hud for this hunt at the Flair For Events office and that you have until 28th October to find all the goodies. So what you’re waitin’ for! Run like the wind blows and go raid those shops! But could you read this blog post first and maybe click that like button pretty please? Or just look at the pictures. That’ll work.

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  • [BAD HAIR DAY] – Irusu hairstyle: I had trouble making something off this. I like the idea of this hairstyle, but again I find myself wishing more creators would take a leaf out of Stealthic’s book and approach the hair roots with a little finesse. On the plus side, the package did include a version flipped to the other side. Having options is always a plus
  • Since 1975 – Condom: Bad hair day or not, the condom from Since 1975 seems to suggest a certain level of confidence, or is hopefulness? I do hope this prophylactic hasn’t been in someone’s wallet since 1975, which probably was around the last time anybody ever called it a prophylactic.
  • Body Factory – Fusion bracelet: They got the idea right for this bracelet, but they are letting themselves down with their texture choices. That cheap looking gold is FULL BRIGHT! Same thing with the silver version. It’s a shame, because not long ago I bought a pair of jeans from Body Factory that works well with the NX-Nardcotix body and I was quite happy with those. I feel this gift does not represent the quality you can expect from this house.
    Shown on the TMP mesh body and head with their own skin.

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  • Aitui – The Gentleman coat and t-shirt: You can easily show up for a casual day of posh shopping in this sophisticated quasi hipster combo of a coat and t-shirt, nobody will suspect it was a freebie. This one works with Signature, Slink and TMP mesh bodies. I’m combining these with a pair of jeans from Riot and sneakers from Deadwool.
  • Animosity – Jhamal pack: I’m showing off the Aitui coat using one of the animations from this pack
  • Chuck Size – T-shirt: With this basic tee from Chuck Size you can’t go wrong bro. Whether you’re Signature, Belleza, Slink, Adam or TMP, you’ll be saying W’sup! without even opening your mouth.
  • Agata – Dana Dot Pants: These are so much fun! I wish they were all lit bit tighter round the waist, but I love the silly yet stylish dots and the drawstring is a very nice detail. With these pants you get versions for the Signature, Slink and TMP meshbodies as well as one for classic avatars.
    All is shown on the Signature Gianni mesh body and head with hair and hat from Burley and skin from Stray Dog.

That’s it for this instalment of my Men Only Hunt soap. Stay tuned for the next episode.

Men Only Hunt Is Up and We’re Running

The Men Only Hunt is up and running! Or rather it is up and we are running. It’s the 10th edition of this hunt organised by Flair for Events and just as with my previous experience with this hunt, even before having unpacked as much as one item, I could tell that the contributors are among the best of what SL has to offer for male avatars.

Pick up the Hunt Hud at the Flair For Events office and start hunting to your heart’s content. You have until 28th October so get cracking because you’ve gotta catch them all… Wait, isn’t that another hunt?

Now comes the fun part for myself: unpacking, trying things on, taking pictures and commenting. Ready. Steady… GO!

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  • !NFINITY – Byzantine Necklace: This little beauty is simple yet intricate and comes with a hud that lets you switch between steal, silver, gold and platinum.
  • VYC Homme – Stitches: If you like the rough-and-ready look, you may enjoy the stitched up scars from VYC Homme. The package includes Catwa and Omega appliers as well as tattoo layers for classic avatars and you can choose to have the scar on the right, left or both sides of your face.
  • Secrets – Scale Neckless: This necklace is more dainty then the one I showed earlier, but a very nice effort from Secrets. There’s no hud this time but separate black, copper, silver, dark silver, gold and rose gold versions.
  • +BeBop+ – nose piercing RAGE: This nose piercing is not for the faint-hearted and certainly is NOT one of those little discreet nose rings that are hardly noticed. The package contains a black, copper, silver and gold version.
    All shown on Catwa Stanley mesh head with Belleza Jake mesh body and Stealthic  Obscura hair.

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  • 7 Deadly S(k)ins – Mitch: I definitely welcomed this Omega applier to try out on the Signature mesh head and body and I’m  pleased with how it worked out after some shape editing.
  • Soul – Draglien Eyes: I suppose that’s “drag” as in an dragon as apposed to Rue Paul? I’m sure this is the perfect gift for this time of the year, as a pair of novelty eyes could be just what a Halloween party look needs to finish it off. I counted 6 shades. The packages includes mesh eyes, appliers for other mesh eyes such as the ones from Catwa and yes indeed, also system eyes.
  • Facade – Kill Em With Kindness: I like the sweet ironic bitterly murderous undertone of this neck tattoo. There’s a Signature, Catwa and Omega applier as well as a classic avatar tattoo.
    All shown on the Signature Gianni mesh head and body with the Hysteria hairstyle from Stealthic and briefs from 4BIDDEN.

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  • ALTER – Brian Boxers: Oh be still my fluttering heart! It’s undewear! O.K. so they are not the best boxer shorts SL has to offer, but I’m still happy with these. My SL underwear drawer is already overflowing with jockstraps, thongs and assless briefs, so I appreciate adding something “normal” to the mix. The package contains a hud with 5 textures and versions for the Signature, TMP and Slink mesh bodies as well as a generic fitmesh version.
  • WetCat – Pose: I swear there’s an increase of cigarette smoking and gun swinging in SL and I’m not a fan.
  • K – Fluffy Scarf: Winter is coming! And that’s not just a phrase from Game Of Thrones but very much a reality were I live in real life. In Sl however, I get away with wearing this great big fluffy scarf with nothing but a pair of boxers, because I can.
  • K&S – Opposition pose: This couples pose got me wondering what we were arguing about. Probably the fact that I’m wearing boxers and a scarf. Everyone’s a critic!
    The other model in the shot is wearing the Lelutka Andrea mesh head and the Belleza Jake mesh body with a face and body applier from Clef De Peau, which is also available at the Lelutka store. His hair is from Stealthic.

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  • Obscure – Wolfmoon necklace: I like the sculpted wolf in this pendant but I’m not too sure about the moon and star.
  • 7mad;Ravens – Bugged Out Cuff: While I do applaud 7mad;Ravens for having a sense of humor, personally I will have no use for these cuffs.
  • Rebellion – bullet necklace: This doesn’t score any point for originality, but the execution is very nice… Bullet… Execution. That’s funny!

That’s it for my first batch of goodies from the Men Only Hunt. I’ll be back with more soon. Happy hunting!

 

It’s Group Gift Time Again At Akeruka!

Back in June I was pleasantly surprised when Akeruka’s group gift turned out to be their  newest male mesh head. You can read up on some of the fun I’ve had with that head or you can stay right here and take a look at what Akeruka is giving away this time. Yes, you read that right, they are giving away another head. For a limited time of course and for group members and if you want animation you will have to purchase the hud separately, but apart from that it’s a pretty sweet gift. According to the group notice, you have until 21st October to pick this head up for free and after that it will be sold at the normal price, which usually is L$ 2,999. The group joining fee is L$ 150.

The head is named Keiji and it has a distinctive Asian look which will proof very difficult to hide. If this look isn’t for you, simply move on and stop nagging. Personally I welcome the change and the challenge to make this head my own. The package contains the head of course (duh… did I just say duh? *rolls eyes at himself*), a basic shape, an eyebrow shape, separate teeth which are handy for those of you that want to swap them out for fangs (you know who you are) as well Omega, Slink and TMP body appliers that match up with the standard skin tones of the head. So far for the information, now let’s move over to some looks.

Akeruka Keiji - Original Skin blog
I stuck with the original skin for the first look, but skipped right past the shape that comes with the head and started creating my own. For eyes I went with a trusty pair of system eyes by Ikon and for hair you simply can’t go wrong with whatever you choose from the Stealthic range these days. A bit of guyliner and a light sprinkling of freckles finishes the look. These last two details come with the head and you will find several options in the hud. I’m combining the head with the Signature body and depending on which windlight you happen to be viewing it in, the neck seam will be quite visible or rather invisible. The omega applier does recognise the Signature necksheath, but its not a very efficient solution. I’m still looking forward to the day when this little personal pet peeve of mine will be a thing of the past. Seamless heads! Give us seamless heads! Oh and the briefs are from 4BIDDEN.

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The good news for me is that I had the “Kei” skin by Essences knocking about in my inventory and it just happens to be a very nice fit for this face. The bad news is that I can’t find it anywhere inworld or on Marketplace. Essences still has a store, but it seems they only carry female skins at the moment. FYI: the snazzy swim trunks are by Noche.

The very distinct features and especially the shape of the eyes, make it difficult to use just any Omega applier on this head. On every skin I tried, there were creases in the wrong place on the eyelid, making it look as if I was wearing badly applied eye shadow… As if! I’ll make sure to revisit this head some other time and have another look for skins, maybe someone will have created something suitable by then.

A Signature Look III

If you’re already a member of the 7 Deadly S[k]ins group, I probably don’t have to tell you that they’ve organised a little pumpkin themed hunt at their main store at the moment. In case you aren’t a member yet, the fee for joining is L$ 225 and for that you get a monthly gift, access to their lucky chairs and extra perks such as being able to participate in this hunt, which runs until November 1st. I took advantage of the little stash of skins I was able to collect by finding all the pumpkins to continue my styling exercise with the updated Signature Gianni mesh head and body. So without any further ado…

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Skin: 7 Deadly S[k]ins “Ivar” and Omega body applier in Cotton skin tone. The hairbase, eyebrows and freckles are part of the skin. The stubble is a standard option that comes with the head.
Hair: Aeros “Teghran”, automatically includes platinum, blond, brown, black and ginger. Sells for L$ 300.
Eyes: NSS Vermeer mesh eyes, you get a 14-colour fatpack for L$ 480.
Boxer briefs: “Kevin underwear” by Mossu. Single colour sells for L$ 249, the fatpack is L$ 999.

Signature Gianni & 7DS Gav blog
Skin: 7 Deadly S[k]ins “Gav” and Omega body applier in Cotton skin tone. The hairbase, eyebrows and freckles are part of the skin. The stubble is a standard option that comes with the head.
Hair: Argrace “Minato”, which is their group gift and has been for quite a while but I feel it has stood the test of time and there’s no joining fee for the group.
Eyes: NSS Vermeer mesh eyes, you get a 14-colour fatpack for L$ 480.

Signature Gianni & 7DS Jaxx blog
Skin: 7 Deadly S[k]ins “Jaxx” and Omega body applier in Caramel skin tone. The eyebrows, freckles and stubble are part of the skin. The hairbase is a standard option that comes with the head.
Hair: “Hysteria” hairstyle by Stealthic. This shade is from the misc. colour pack, which contains 10 imaginative colours for L$ 300. The fatpack sells for L$ 1000.
Eyes: NSS Vermeer mesh eyes, you get a 14-colour fatpack for L$ 480.
Jock: Noche Essential Jockstrap. The single colours are L$ 300, the fatpack is L$ 2100 for 18 colours / patterns.

Signature Gianni & Stray Dog Roman blog
Skin: Stray Dog “Roman” and Signature body applier in Buttermilk skin tone (#4). The hairbase, eyebrows and stubble are standard options with the head. The face applier already has freckles, but I used extra. At the time of publishing, I picked up a freckles applier for the mesh head and body from Avenge at the Men Only Monthly event, priced L$ 230 for the face freckles and L$ 280 for the body.
Hair: “Otto” hairstyle by Burley. This shade is from the sampler pack, which contains a mix of blond, brown, black and ginger with 16 shades in total for L$ 340. The had is included and can be made invisible.
Eyes: NSS Vermeer mesh eyes, you get a 14-colour fatpack for L$ 480.
Ears: Mandala “Steking Season 5” mesh ears.
Boxer briefs: Signature Boxer. Several packs are available, each containing three texture variations for L$ 250.

That’s it for now folks! I’m sure there are more skins out there that have the potential to help you create an interesting, dare I say unique look with the Signature head and body, so feel free to comment with tips or if you’re a creator, toss me something I can work with.