Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I like Lico Lico, post #1



This week, I'm going to do a series about stuff I found at LicoLico mall. Have you ever perused the long white halls of LicoLico mall? If not, I highly recommend a trip. You'll find the usual insane range of items here that you'll find in any Japanese sim, just organized into neat little cubbyholes for ease of browsing. I always feel like a glamorous gothic loli walking those halls.

One of the items found at LicoLico is this frock from Zephi's Shop. It's new-to-me (as the legendary Michami used to say), and combines Asian fabric and kimono elements with a lolita sensibility. I really adore the bright colors and cute sculpty attachments!

Here, because it's on my mind, are costuming trends that I noticed at Dragon*Con. They apply equally well to Second Life, oddly enough:

(*) Steampunk is big. Go buy some goggles and a mechanical arm! Other accoutrements include brown leather vests and jackets and belts, and random bits of copper over Victorian/Edwardian era garb.
(*) The Silk Road track is growing. Many people went suited up in geta and kimono as if for a Japanese festival (girls and boys alike).
(*) Gothic Lolita is nothing but growing in popularity too. There were the usual long frocks and corsets, but a fair bit of the population was in the knee-length fluffy skirt of the lolita. Great for showing off boots!
(*) Alice in Wonderland is just as big at the convention as it is right now in Second Life. Mad Hatters, doormice, and Alices of many varieties wandered the convention looking ethereally pretty and slightly insane. We're leading the trend, eh?

For more convention photos, I did a search for Dragon*Con 2008 on Flickr -- you should be able to see plenty of all of the above by now.




***Geta: =^^= FUKUNEKO Gion project free geta (sandals)
***Tabi (socks): I totally made system socks 8D.
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Whispers of Night Deathly Female (Ebon Twilight Stalker)
***Hair: ::69:: Butterflydoll - offblack, free from the Hotel Swan feather drop event
***Outfit: Zephi's shop KIMONO Gothic dress SHI
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