Part of the joy of Second Life attachments is that we can now wear multiple attachments in the same spot. I know when I say “now” a lot of users think, “Well, yea, we’ve always been able to…” but that’s just me being older’n dirt on SL and most of my existence on SL not having it. So suck it up, buttercup. Listen to your elders.
Being able to combine two different hair items into one fabulous creation is one of my favorite ways to take advantage of this perk of SL attachments. Gone are the days of having to decide between wearing a hat or hair- wearing a necklace or a shirt collar- wearing horns or a halo.
No no, you can just go accessories mad now and I love every minute of it. Going back years, I’ve had a thing for Antlers in SL. It started while playing Diablo II with my partner at the time. A helmet dropped and I threw my arms in the air and yelled, “ANTLERS!” … and it just sorta stuck. It was a short hop from Antlers to horns and now, out of all of the folders in my inventory, the ‘Horns and Antlers’ folder is only second to my ‘Boots’ folder.
Which is truly saying something.
I had not met anyone in SL to have the same affection or,indeed, true burning need to own every good pair of antlers and horns on the grid until spending time recently with Zaaf. Finally, someone who understands the requirement of a good piece of wood on either side of your head.
/cue 80’s sitcom laugh track
The Fantasy Collective started on Friday and the first item I had to make a bee-line for the latest horns from Half-Deer, Gefion. Two base colors, bronze and silver, there are two versions of each: one with blood splatter and one without. Fatpacked, naturally, because I mean, you never know when you may need a different metal shine on your horns.
The horns sit low on the head and forward, very “in your face” between the angle, shading, and metal tipped ends. Really all I need is a huge bull-ring septum piercing and a little practice flaring my nostrils to be pretty fierce in these horns.
So of course I decide to leave the halo on when I added the horns in the first place. Another most excellent design from Remarkable Oblivion, the Homemade Halo has a mini-string of tiny-bulb white lights that have that little glow around them to make them more realistic. Not too much to be overpowering the way most effects like this end up, RO nails it again with this halo. Busted up, bruised and broken.
Skell Dagger, over at Virtual Bloke, blogged one of the latest new release hair offerings from Murder. A lot of the styling doesn’t fit my body since they’re made for the more waify set but this one was great and worked perfectly with my mesh ears, around my throat and over my shoulders. Not an easy feat and one of the things I appreciate about creators out there still making non-mesh hair- adjustable!
Today its off to Second Pride for the Parade. Over 70 unique floats- some of which you can ride! Don’t miss it! Starts at 10am SLT!
Halo: Remarkable Oblivion – Homemade Halo – White
Horns: +Half-Deer+ – Gefion – Silver – Bloodied (Available at Fantasy Collective)
Hair: Monster – Sparrow – This Will Scream
Skin: Aeros – Miles – Gin (2014)
Eyes: FATE – FATEeyes 3.0
Make-up: 22769 – Visage Guyliner
Lip Piercing: .:ellabella:. Blance Piercings
Harness: Hung Black Titanium
Pose/Set: 22769 – Bauwerk Industrial Nook