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SL Hallowe’en — Enter freely and of your own will….

“‘Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring!… I am Dracula; and I bid you welcome….'”

“I was not alone. The room was the same, unchanged in any way since I came into it; I could see along the floor, in the brilliant moonlight, my own footsteps marked where I had disturbed the long accumulation of dust. In the moonlight opposite me were three young women, ladies by their dress and manner. I thought at the time that I must be dreaming when I saw them, for, though the moonlight was behind them, they threw no shadow on the floor.”

Bram Stoker
Dracula

Feeling a little…undead lately?  Want to dress appropriately?  Why not try this combination?  My good friend Nanceee Sinatra, co-owner of Frank’s Place (which I’ve written about several times here) also does the occasional dress under the Sinatra label.  She kindly gifted me with two colors of her Resurrection gown — appropriately named, don’t you think, for a vampire?  Especially one as sexy as this!  The skirt goes down to there on the right, and is cut up to here on the left, while the bodice plunges almost to places unknown in front, and sure does so in back.

If you’re now one of the walking dead, you have to look the part, don’t you?  No glittery skins, like those poseurs in Forks, Wash.  No, ice-pale is the way to go; and Adam n Eve had a nice super-pale geisha skin I chose here, called Mei Li 2 (the particular skin is the Geisha 1 makeup).  To go with that, a friend in the Fashion Emergency gifted me with a set of thick, black lashes you have to try on to believe!  They’re Artemis from the oBscene, and they’re excellent for the dramatic look I was aiming for here.

If you want a look like this, your shoes need to ascent to the stratosphere.  I’m not in ballet heels here, but Adam n Eve’s Babii pumps — in black, of course — fit the bill nicely.  Topping it all off, the jewelry is almost all in black pearls — Primalot’s Luna black enamel bracelet with inset pearls; Muse’s Catherine cocktail ring in gold; and Dahlinks’ Chloe back-knotted pearl strand make up most of the bling here.  I wanted a bit more color, though; a rich vampiress should have her share of diamonds, too.  So I threw into the mix a pair of platinum earrings with diamonds by RH Engel, and a favorite cocktail ring from a season or so ago by Paper Couture.

The crowning touch:  the hair is Sirena Makayla (in jet black, of course).  This is another of Sirena’s recent new releases, and is animated like so many of her ‘dos.  I’m wearing it down for this shot, but the updo is excellent as well.  (One note on the updo — when I tried it out, the hair didn’t go all the way immediately.  I had to do a teleport to get the down strands to derezz properly.  Your mileage may vary.)

Anybody know where I can find Jonathan Harker, now…?

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Great Hair from Tukinowaguma

I stumbled across Tukinowaguma hair sometime in the deep, dark past that I can’t remember, and I purchased one of her interesting wigs at that time.  But I didn’t go crazy about her hair until I got a sale ad from the Galleria at Frank’s, which drew me to her store there.  After catching sight of the other styles she had, I ran off to her main store and went crazy. KateForster Akina does lovely bobs, one of which I include in this photo essay; but her updos are fantastic as well.  If you’re looking for big hair for a ball or formal dance gown, definitely try out one of the Tukinowaguma stores, and you’ll find things there to enchant.

Most, if not all, of the styles are scripted for color change, by the way; click on the wig to bring up the menu.  You should either make a copy of the original (preferable, unless you have a huge Inventory), or choose a white shade to bring back the original base color.

I’ve placed the best of the photos I’ve taken in a set on my Flickr stream, and on Koinup as well.  If you like them, please leave comments (both here and there!).  But I’ll give you a small taste here of what I came up with, instead of drowning you in six tons of photos on this blog. As it worked out, I had a mess of Satin Sheen gowns from Nicky Ree on hand as well, and sets of opera gloves from Mimikri; and so I decided to try a themed photo shoot, changing only colors, shoes, hair and jewelry.  A few WindLight tweaks, courtesy of Torley Linden’s excellent package, are also used here.  As long as you have a good default saved to fall back on, don’t be afraid to experiment with those sliders, for both sky and water!

A few notes:

  • Nicky’s Satin Sheen gown is available at her store in most colors for L$100.  This absurdly low price for a Nicky Ree original is because she’s offering the original — it appears, from my reading of the notes I found in the packages, that someone’s copied her.  Please patronize the original designers, not the 7th Avenue knockoff “artists.”
  • Mimikri’s gloves are some of the best I’ve found on the Grid.  The cuffs are prim addons, so I did a little mixing of colors for effect, to match a few of the gowns.  Buy the whole set, and use the cuffs to show the “lining” of your gloves!

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