INITHIUM Kupra – The Rising Star of Curvy Mesh

INITHIUM Kupra in Second Life

If you haven’t seen it on the grid yet I’m sure you will soon. INITHIUM Kupra, the brand’s debut body, came out on October 20 and already people are using it all over the place. With the support of over fifty designers, and more coming on board each day, I can see this body climbing to one of the top curvy looks. If it reminds you of Sking bodies that’s for good reason; the creators of Sking are also the ones behind INITHIUM. They’ve brought their experience, knowledge, and connections to Kupra to give users a fleshed out body with a variety of clothing options right from day one. You can find a list of designers further on in this post.

Check Her Out

Kupra comes with everything you need for a complete look right in the box. Body, multiple outfits, complete skins (face and body), and multiple shapes are all right there. Plus they’ve included extra gifts for you too. INITHIUM is very generous with their base release. You can see a full list of everything included with your purchase over at Kupra listing on The Mesh Directory.

All About That Body

When wearing Kupra you have a few different options. You can wear her all as one piece (body, hands, and feet) if you love the way the default hands and feet look. There’s also an option to wear the body without hands or feet. This is great for third party options, but also for the variant included feet.

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Rebirth Body Eden: Defying Age & Gender Limits

A Second Life family stands in front of their home

Have you ever wanted to swap from male to female, child to adult, and everything in between all with one body? Now you can! Rebirth has created a body with that much versatility. You can purchase the Male and Female versions independently, however if you purchase the full version it’s all included in one body and one HUD. For this post I used the full version. For an easy-to-compare look at the bodies check them out (Male and Female) on The Mesh Directory.

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A Foxy Welcome to Fall

Avatar inspiration focused posts are less in depth than most of my other content, but still credit everything used.

A Trip to SalemA second life avatar with vampire makeup and red fox ears smiles at the camera.

Salem in Second Life, that is! Salem is a lovely Halloween themed shopping event that runs through October 31. There you’ll find a wide variety of fun including gachas, gore, cute friends, and more! I picked up a few cat pets that I can hold or have hang out with me and even a little bat to sit on my shoulder. I absolutely loved it!

And of course, because Halloween is my favorite, I also got sooo many things. When throwing them on so I could organize my inventory, I realized I looked super cute and had to share it with you all.

This hair is one of my favorites. Ever. I’m generally a Truth girl as many of you know, but FOXY has been really winning me over too! I’ve snagged a few of their hairs recently and am really impressed. This style, Feline, has the ears built right in. You can also style it to remove the ears and have a two tone hair instead. Super awesome!

The makeup here is by Suicidal Unborn. I love the lipstick because it came with multiple options, many of them combinations of red and black (my fav).Their lipstick was sold separate, but the rest of the makeup (and brows) all came in one purchase. It even had 4 other makeup styles as well. Definitely worth checking out if this is your style.

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Lelutka River: The Androgynous Head

For many people the mesh head is the most important part of their avatar. Which head you choose impacts not only the shape of your face, but also how smooth your animations are and what your facial poses look like. A huge amount of personality comes through in your face, so making sure your head works for you is very important. Of course by using shapes and skins you can change the appearance of a head, but most heads kept you looking either fairly masculine or fairly feminine. Lelutka River is a head that can very easily do both (or neither).

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Genus is Back – Free Head Still Available!

As you may know, Genus heads have not been available for purchase on and off for a few months now. They’re officially back now with a 40% off discount, a free gift, and lots of excited customers bursting through the doors.

What Happened

Genus was the target of a DMCA complaint made earlier this year. Yesterday the owner of Genus announced an end to the situation and that the store would be back up today. I can confirm that the store is up and running in world, though the Marketplace (understandably) appears to still be empty at the time of this post.

The Group

Their group (which is free to join) has the free head and demo versions of all their heads conveniently in the group notices. If the group link in the last sentence doesn’t open your viewer automatically, just copy and paste the URL into your viewer’s URL box. The group will pop right up. I mention this before anything else because if you can avoid going to the store today, I highly recommend it. It’s been super busy so not only is it hard to get into, the average user will find it pretty laggy. The group is 100% the way to go if you want to chat about Genus, get the free gift, or try on demos.

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Draconic Possibilities With BOM

Avatar inspiration focused posts are less in depth than most of my other content, but still credit everything used.

BOM – Not Just For Heads & Bodies

Three Second Life avatars with horns, scales, tails, and bright makeup wearing braids.
7DS Klaasje in Dust, Amina in Fudge, Magna in Sand

Bakes on Mesh has become very popular for heads and bodies. It lets you use system layers instead of appliers for skins, tattoos, etc. But did you know it’s not only for those parts? This post uses three products that use BOM in ways you may not expect: horns, tail, and draconian legs.

All three products are from Aii and use the BOM layers you’re already wearing. If you change your BOM skin the colors on these products change too, as seen in this image using classic layers from Deadly Skins. The horns come with various tattoo layers that can be used (and layered). The legs come with tattoo layers as well, however they can be used over the full body, not just the legs. The tail uses a HUD to apply and adjust tattoos. There are many possibilities available with each product.

One other neat part of this avatar I want to mention is the shiny scales. These are not BOM tattoos, but actually the materials layer. They look extra awesome when you’re in motion since they react to light. They’re shiny just like mermaid scales. You can adjust them using the materials portion of your HUD. These are from This Is Wrong, and they have so many different types in different styles.

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PsiCorp’s Dragonwolf (SFW ft. Stealthic/Vista)

Avatar inspiration focused posts are less in depth than most of my other content, but still credit everything used.

Stealthic & Vista’s Verge

The hair in this post is a team effort from hair creator Stealthic and animation expert Vista Animations. This braid includes two purchased parts. Stealthic’s portion is the hairbase and a rigged version of the braid that can be posed over either shoulder or hanging behind you. Vista’s portion includes an animesh braid that includes a basic AO. It’s pretty fun to see your hair swish back and forth while you’re walking. You can demo this at both Stealthic and Vista‘s stores. I hope to see more collabs like this in the future!

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PsiCorp’s Dragonwolf (NSFW ft. Sensations)

Avatar inspiration focused posts are less in depth than most of my other content, but still credit everything used.

PsiCorp’s Dragonwolf

Psicorp's Dragonwolf Second Life avatar is shown without wings.
Pose- Foxcity: Stardust 7m

PsiCorp is one of Second Life’s furry avatar creators. They offer a variety of SFW and NSFW content at their store. This post showcases their Dragonwolf which is, as you guessed, a dragon/wolf hybrid. In this post it’s shown with a Maitreya body, however it’s also compatible with other mesh bodies and with PsiCorp’s core bodies. It’s optimized for their native bodies, so it’ll be seamless when using it with them. They do create genitalia, however I didn’t use the PsiCorp genitalia in this post.

Note: This post is 18+, however there is also a SFW version which also dives into the animesh hair made by Stealthic and Vista Animations!

 

 

 

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Free Dove Friday: December 22, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases a unisex tattoo from [CAROL G].

Fast Facts On The Brand

  1. [CAROL G]
    • Tattoos!
    • Products for everyone.
    • Marketplace location has nearly 500 items.

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