Night Elf Sentinel

So we had a Fantasy Ball at Sakura, I decided to go as a Night Elf Sentinel.  I had a lot of fun with putting the costume together, and taking the pic.  Very little processing done on the pic at all.

Two things I don’t like – the hair’s texture.  I had to tint the hair, but even previous to that the texture was not great, and it shows up worse in the picture.  But it was the exact style I wanted, with the feral look, the feathers, etc and being pressed for time I went with it.

Secondly, I forgot to wear my prim eyebrows for the pic.  They were ok, but oh well!

 

The Night Elf Sentinels are the all-female elite guard of the Night Elf culture.  Many wear the impractical armor seen below (they specialize in light and medium armor).  Often good with the bow or moonglaives, they protect Night Elf settlements from the depredations of the Horde!

These warrior women practice both the art of combat, as well as that of healing and life-giving in the name of moon goddess Elune. The Sentinels are considered the elite fighters among the night elves. They are led by the priestesses of the Moon under the high priestess, Tyrande Whisperwind. The Sentinels are comprised of elite night elf archers, a cavalry division known as the huntresses who ride the feral nightsaber panthers, and the mighty hippogryph riders, who assault enemies from the air.

 

 

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Wearing (I will put what I remember, at least the store I got them)

  • Maitreya Lara mesh body
  • Lumae skin
  • Various pieces of armor from The Forge (different sets)
  • E-Motions hair
  • Eldar Bow from The Forge
  • Quiver and cape from a Lady Sylvanas avatar

I will try to get more detail when I have it.

 

 

 

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Drow Spider Queen

So, I went to the Gacha Arcade just to see what it was all about and tried the Glam Affair for $75L and got this skin.  I liked it so much then I had to build my Halloween costume around it.  So my inexpensive skin cost me much more than the $75L!!

I also took a lot of pics, I hope you don’t mind.  I played with poses and various windlight settings. 

The skin is Glam Affair, and the boots are the new Gos Equestrian mesh ones (they are wonderful, I got three pair).   The eyes are from Mayfly, while the poses and the rope web are from Chanimations.  The outfit, which includes the actual web itself, is from Marianela’s Art in Fashion, while the jewelry, red silks, and spider legs are from Oo Morph Studios.    I need to double check on the hair.

 

 

 

 

Lynn’s role as Phedre nó Delauney

So recently I saw a blogger challenge ( http://harperganesvoort.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/blogger-fashion-challenge-fictional-characters/ ) to recreate in SL a favorite fictional character.  One of my favorites is Phedre nó Delauney from Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series of books, so I decided to try her.  The dress was already in my mind, I had picked up the black version at the recent Vintage Fair, the ribbons and especially the veil were a little more problematic. I had a certain look in mind for the veil, and I finally found the one used below but I had to edit the placement of it.  I do like how it turned out.

The dress selected is from an important part of the second book in the series, Kushiel’s Chosen.  It is a dress ordered by and made specifically for Phedre, made for her to wear to the Midwinter Masque, and the low back revealing her marque is a message to all that the foremost courtesan of the realms is once again accepting assignations after an absence. 

The costume is of Mara, a woman who was supposedly born of the goddess Naamah’s liason with a convicted murderer.  Mara was historically the first anguisette.  The dress is described in the novel as a crimson gown of silk jersey-cloth that flows like flame.  It is close fitting to the hips, with a high neckline around the throat and almost modest from the direct front, yet the back is completely bare to show the marque.  Phedre’s hair is in an elaborate coif of ringlets, pulled up to not interfere with the bare back.  She wears a sheer black veil over her eyes, Mara’s mark of the shame of her father.  Ribbons are worn around her wrists, symbolic of the ‘specialty’ of the anguisette courtesan. 

*Dress – Rebel Hope Designs, Lalani Mesh Halter Gown

*Hair – Truth Jocelyn espresso

*Ribbons (not shown in pic) – from Caverna Obscura Dream Thief Red outfit

*Veil – from Severed Garden Melodie Green outfit

*Marque – -philliac Kushiel’s Marque

*Earrings – Alienbear VeraVanessa S4 earrings red

*Skin – League Isla

*Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh eyes

*Pose – LAP Gown with the Wind

 

Daughter of the Nile encore

It has been a while since I posted a pic, and I missed it.  A lot has changed since the last one, first being that my Niran’s Viewer just stopped working and I just can’t get it to work.  I miss how wonderful SL looks with it, and taking pictures was much more enjoyable wth it as well.  I used Firestorm for the below, and was frustrated to no end. 

I have also changed my skin.  I had been using Tuli’s Sara for a year, I just went with League’s Isla.  I like them both, but I was looking for a slighter lighter shade, and this one was what I was looking for.  It also has the softness I like, and looks a little more worldly then Sara did, which fits my new character a bit better.  I changed my eye color as well, an espress tone in mesh from Mayfly.

Speaking of my new character, one thing I like is that now I can take pictures that follow the stories, and she can wear all the clothes and costumes I like.  Most blogs will show you the latest, or newest fashions but here you are stuck with whatever catches my fancy.   Maybe not the most popular way of blogging but its fun for me.

So, below is an outfit that fits my first story – Lynn waiting for her Marc Antony…. or City Councilman… *grins*.  The outfit is from a Steamlands store, Luminous Designs, and the designer, Lumi, is a regular at Steamlands events, and is a sweetie!  The picture below does not do the outfit justice, but I was frustrated with Firestorm and said this is as good as my noob self can get.  The outfit is actually less bright and a bit more sheer ( I did turn ‘full bright’ off of the skirts) and if you are looking for a lot of neat, unusual and historical/cultural outfits, check Lumi’s place out!

*Outfit – Luminous Designs Egyptian Queen

*Hair – Tukinowaguma Leila (without the headpiece)

*Skin – League Isla

*Eyes – Mayfly espresso mesh

*Pose – Long Awkward Pose (LAP) Random #9

*Venue – this picture was taken at the Alexandria sim.  It was very nice, and I see there is roleplay there but I did not meet anyone while there.