While I’m sure this isn’t news for most people, it is getting harder and harder to find original outfits in SL. I know there’s the SLOCCA group to find creators that only put out their own mesh and don’t use templates, but are there other ways of finding original clothes and accessories?
Don’t get me wrong, I personally don’t have a problem buying something that was made from a template. I own a lot of template stuff. If its good, its good. There are a lot of amazing texture artists out there that don’t have the mesh creation skills yet. It comes down to the textures and work that goes on top of the mesh template that sets the outfits apart from one another. But then I’m a total whore for shadows.
The last two days I’ve been out grid hopping and catching up on designers whose clothes I have always liked and I’ve seen the same 2-3 templates in several shops. So then, naturally, I went on the hunt and hit up a whole bunch of different designers and found them all over. Some outstanding, some great, some just ok and one or two that weren’t good at all.
So it makes me wonder, do people shop around at a lot of stores before buying any new mesh outfits from non-SLOCCA members to make sure you find the best one? How much does the price factor in when comparing two different offerings of the same templated item? Or do you just not buy template items?
No judgements either way, I’m just really curious what people think.
Hair: /wasabi pills/ – Orion – Night Shadow
Skin: Nivaro – James – Light Tone – Hairy – Shaven – Bald (Link goes to Demos)
Shirt: …Scars… – Mesh T-Shirt
Tattoo: Fallen Gods – A Skin Story
Necklace: Illusions – Cord Wraps
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Male – Relax / (With Nivaro Appliers)
Table:Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table – Black Top A
Chair: Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Black Chair A
Magazines: Studio Skye – Thumbed Magazines Sample
Coffee Tray: Cheeky Pea – Hastings Tray (From Collabor88)
Cottage: POST – Palomar Cottage (5/24 Neighbourhood Sale)