Can You Survive The Pyramid of Death?

31 10 2009

Looking for something fun to do on Halloween?  There are several fabulous Halloween-themed builds out there on the grid, but I wanted to show you one you may not have heard of yet: The Mysterious Pyramid of Death.  The lovely ladies at Reasonable Desire have put up a really fun and interactive build that’s perfect for a Halloween date night or hanging out with a group of friends.  And speaking of Reasonable Desires, if you’re still looking for a ready-to-wear costume this is the place to go.  They have an amazing array of fun costumes from the sexy bubbles costume to the historical pilot Amelia.  As a bonus, if you make it out of the pyramid alive, you’ll recieve one of their costumes as a free gift.  But getting it won’t be as easy as you think.

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Surprise! It’s Halloween!

31 10 2009

**Edited to fix the Surprise! slurl**

Happy Halloween!  It is the most important day of the year (for me, anyway) and also my favorite holiday all rolled into one.  But, alas, I know there are some of you still looking for that perfect costume.  If you’re in the market for a ready-to-wear witch costume, Lara Aridian of Surpise! has made a fantastic one. 
 
Witches don’t always have to be dark and sexy.  Sometimes, witches are just cute and sassy (w/a hint of sexy), and that’s what this first costume by Surprise! is. 

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Can A Vampire Be Kyoot?

25 10 2009

**Edited to correct pose information**

There are times when a certain item immediately catches your eye, and you know instantly what you will do with it.  This happened to me several months ago as I was shopping in Kyoot.  I hadn’t been to Kyoot in quite some time and had decided to go and see what was new.  While shopping, I saw something white out of the corner of my eye and immediately turned and walked toward it.  Before it even finished rezzing, I knew it would be perfect for Halloween.  I was not wrong.  Straight Jacket Surrealist brings the Halloween to Couture. The only thing left to do was buy it and figure out which direction to take.

As I stood in the loft going through my inventory trying on this and that, I began to brainstorm.  My first thought was maybe a Mummy, so I added the Boxer Arm Wraps from Urban Dare.  But then, because this dress has fabulous stitches here and there, I thought it could be used for a fabulously modern twist on Frankenstien’s Bride (I still think that could work).  And then, I began trying on skins.  When I put on the Julana III, Bleeding Hearts by DaeSkins my inner vampire (yes, I do have one) stood up, pointed at that dress and said “This is fabulous and it is MINE!”  And so, vampire it was.

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Ballet Gothique

21 10 2009

Sometimes inspiration for the right costume or even the right look can come from those who know you best.  A few weeks ago, I was trying to come up with the perfect outfit to wear to a surprise birthday party for the lovely Saiyge Lotus and was feeling particularly blocked.  It was a Goblin Ball, but not being very goblin-y myself, I decided to just go with something dark.  You’d think that would be relatively easy for me, but I still found myself struggling to come up with something fun and unique.  Enter the wonderful Gabby Panacek, who I was chatting with via IM at the time.  When I told her of my dilemma, she casually suggested I go as a Goth Ballerina.

 Cue the light bulbs and fanfare!  That was something I knew I could pull off, which I did.  And, I enjoyed the look so much that I decided to blog it as part of my mix and match Halloween Costume series, with a few slight variations.

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Amuck, Amuck, Amuck!

19 10 2009

Costume season is upon us as the most important holiday of the year approaches.  I’m a big fan of both buying ready to wear costumes and throwing together your own by mixing and matching things you already own.  I’ll be showing you a bit of both as the holiday approaches so that you can decide how to come up with that perfect Halloween look.  To that end, I thought I’d show you the first costume I mixed and matched into existence this October.  And since it is almost the witching hour, a sexy witch costume seems in order.

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Costume Greatness!

26 10 2008

My love for Halloween is no secret. I love everything about it and that includes hunting for the PERFECT costume to wear to all of those Halloween parties. Finding the right costume can sometimes be difficult depending on what you’re going for. I tend to stay away from the super scary bloody monster/killer stuff. I like creative costumes. Costumes that make you take a closer look. Costumes that aren’t ordinary. Costumes that are still, while fitting the theme, a bit sassy and/or sexy.
There are a lot of great costumes out there this year. It’s been somewhat difficult for me to choose the “best” out of all the wonderful work I’ve seen, but I have finally come to the conclusion that for costumes, nothing beats the Marionette Dolls at The Abyss. To say they are fabulous is quite an understatement, but I’m going to say it anyway. They are FABULOUS! This isn’t just an outfit to throw on, it’s a complete kit. You get the shape, the skin, the hair, the clothing, the shoes…everything. Better still, the options included in these are a mix and match girl’s nirvana. There are at least three different outfit options per doll, and there are almost 50 items included in these sets! That is a lot of mix and matching. They are a bit on the pricey side, I have to admit…but it is SO worth it. Not only because of all the fun you can have dressing up for Halloween, but on the versatility of the clothing. I dare say you could wear some of this all year round. How cool is that? They come in these adorable collector’s boxes that look just like real doll boxes. A lot of love, time, and creativity went into these and it shows.
There are three different Dolls to choose from:
Magic

Mystery

Sorrow

In my next three posts, I’m going to break the dolls out of their boxes and show you all the fun options you can have with them. Stay tuned!