Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single source, but stem from a wide range of folk beliefs. This knowledge gives us the excuse, if one was needed, to create whatever fairy we want in Second Life™, providing you can find what you’re looking for. There’s only one limit to SL: your imagination. TWO! There’s only two limits in SL: your imagination, and whether someone has made what you’re looking for. THREE! There’s three limits in SL: your imagination, whether someone has made the thing you need and your budget! Anyhoo, I still enjoy it though. Compared to the daily dumpster fire we call Real Life (it doesn’t even deserve a trademark, that’s how shitty it is) our bit of virtual stress relieve is bloody lovely. Oh, and I’ve been listening a lot to Sarah Millican and now in me head everything sounds northern. Wowsers!
I find it always tricky to dress these fairies. Often I’ll go for a less-is-more approach, but I feel it shouldn’t look too contemporary. A fairy in speedos? Oh no, that won’t do! The Roman Toga by Noche doesn’t sound very fairy-like either, but its simple elegance and playfulness works very well with this look. It comes with underwear so you don’t have to worry about dirty gnomes taking a cheeky peak and you can get the gold cuffs as a separate accessory, if you feel the look needs something extra.
I like the Mandala Season 5 Steking ears (weird name, what does it mean?) even though I find it impossible to perfectly match their skin tone to that of a mesh head. It’s mostly their shape I appreciate and the jewelry and tattoo options. Using a longer hairstyle helps to hide the ear seam and I find Dura is the best option for this kind of boyish / unisex hair. Speaking of unisex, this look was created using Catwa’s Freya Gift mesh head and you’ll better hurry if you want to grab it, cause it’ll go “poof” (think smoke and glitter) on May 24th. Because this head is unisex (more about that in my previous blog post), I found it particularly suitable for a fairy look. Sure, one could make a much more “butch” looking fairy with a manly male head (there are no rules, remember?) but I always wanted to try a softer look and finally with a little bit of pixie dust, it has come true. Now I’ll leave you with the full list of credits before I fly away.
- Catwa Freya free group gift (no joining fee) available until May 24th on Marketplace and in temporary inworld locations (update: now you can buy it at full price)
- Belleza Jake mesh body
- Erwin skin and skin for the Belleza body by Stray Dog. (includes appliers and BOM system layers)
- Mandale Season 5 Steking ears
- Dura B&G83 hair
- Izzie’s Catwa Eyelid Changer (small crease)
- Avi Glam Solstice eyes (applied to the eyes that come with the head)
- Billy Beaverhausen Kris shape for Catwa Freya & Belleza Jake
- PFC Fae wings
- Noche Roman Toga and accessories
- Locations: Lost Unicorn