Beguiling & Bewitching

Halloween is right around the corner and seems like everyone on Second Life is embracing the spirit of the spooky season.  Personally, I love Halloween and have been known to decor every inch of my place and dream up crazy costumes.  I never purchase a pre-package costume in RL, opting to make something, or piece together items I already own.  I want to create something unique that has my own personal touch.  Also, I don’t break the bank with an expensive costume that you wear one time around.  Today, I want to focus on a few Bliss Couture group gifts (all free) that can be re-purposed for Halloween Costume.  Bliss Couture is a ladies fashion house offering casual, formal, hats and hair as well as a past designer of MVW gowns. Creator of Bliss Couture, Amutey DeCuir decided it was time to say goodbye and has been having a closing sale and hunt. It’s well worth joining Bliss (for free) to get the hunt items and exclusive gowns before the doors are shut.

First costume I styled today is the Witchy Witch Gown, a special Halloween group gift.  I like how sexy, yet practical this outfit is.  You could wear the top or skirt with anything else in your inventory after Halloween or add a hat to create a new character.  I paired the Vogue Skull Hat, another group gift (free to join and only available a few more days, so hurry now) to create a new spin on witches.  I think Glory looks bewitching.

Bliss Couture Witchy Witch Gown & Vogue Skull Hat

  • Costume: Bliss Couture, Witchy Witch (group gift, free to join)
  • Headpiece: Vogue, Skull Hat (group gift, free to join)
  • Hair: Truth, Angie Elvira
  • Necklace: Finesmith, Heartless (past group gift)
  • Earrings: Vogue, Halloween Spider (past group gift)
  • Make-up: Vogue, Halloween Spiderweb (past group gift)

Bliss Couture Nichole Orange Dress & Witch broom

Next up is the Nichole Orange Babydoll Dress, paired with Witchy Witch hat and Melinda Denver Witch Broom (Pumpkin Town skull hunt gift).  The orange babydoll dress can easily be worn around the grid shopping, or hanging out with friends after Halloween by wearing the Stars! Onyx Autumn Set (Mass Hysteria Hunt until 10/31).

  • Dress: Bliss Couture, Nichole (group gift, free to join)
  • Jewelry: Stars!, Onyx Autumn Set (Mass Hysteria Hunt gift, free)
  • Hat: Bliss Couture, Witchy Witch (group gift, free to join)
  • Hair: Truth, Angie Lava

Lastly, harken back to the 40’s glam style in the gold satin Veronica Lake inspired Bliss Couture Lively Halter Gown.  I paired Exile Just a Reason platinum hair and dripped myself in diamonds to channel the film noir era.  Taxi to Bliss please….

Bliss Couture- Veronica Lake

  • Gown: Bliss Couture, Lively Halter Gown (group gift, free to join)
  • Jewelry: Purple Moon, Diva Set (past group gift)
  • Hair: Exile, Just a Reason

All photo taken at PumpkinTown2013, please, please, please, check this place out.  It’s a great location to take Halloween photos, plus there is a skull hunt (gift preview to come), weekly music events, movies and fun places to play.  Go now!

There are endless possibilities mixing and matching items you have in your inventory to create a fun Halloween costumes.  These next 10 days leading up to Halloween I’ll blog about home decor (I scored with great free items) and everyday spooktacular garments.  I might even break out my work in progress male alt, Sport and show some low-cost mens Halloween costumes.  So more to come, stay tuned!

Art in Hat Contest

Art in Hat contest- display

I entered the Art India Gallery, Art in Hat contest where I designed the grey cloche hat with a 20’s feel, accentuating the opulence of the era with peacock feathers and a opal brooch.  50% is public voting and 50% is judges choice, I hope I can count on your vote!  Voting closes July 21, 2013 and the winner will be announced on July 28, 2013.  Please vote!

New Year’s Eve Sale & Hunts

So, you have come to know my love for photo contest, well another thing I love on SL are hunts.  Vogue Style with Attitude, a ladies fashion house, currently is hosting a New Year’s hunt, ending December 31, 2012. The gift items include dresses, gowns, make-up and gift certificates. The stores layout and dark interior makes it a bit more challenging but here’s a hint, check the corners. The hunt items are in red boxes with black bows. The notecard did not indicate the specific number of hunt items. So I might have missed a few and if so, feel free to post your pic’s here.

Sophia gown

First gift was a 50L GC for any item in the store, expires on January 1, 2013.  I’m still deciding what to pick. I’ll post pic of my selection when I receive it.

Second gift is the icy Sophia Gown, paired with Purple Moon’s 2nd Chance Winter earrings, Peace On Earth Amacci Ice Hair and Oleana Winter skin (all free).  Purple Moon’s hunt ends tomorrow, 12/31/12 & POE hunt ends January 6, 2013.

Third is a three pack of runway lipstick. The first is dark coral, second hot pink and last is a uber sassy lime green yellow (ideal for any club or dress up fantasy attire).

Dark coral lipstick

Hot Pink lipstickLime:Yellow Lipstick

Osanna dress

The final gift is the sexy Osanna dress in Plum, perfect for New Year’s Eve.  I paired the dress with Amacci POE Oleana Winter skin and Truth LeLe Hair in Brown.  All photo’s were taken at the Two Moon Paradise sim.

Ladies, have you been eyeing one of the gorgeous gowns at Diamond Style but just couldn’t splurge, nows your chance! Diamond Style is having a buy one, get one free promotion that expires on January 1, 2013 at 3pm SLT.  Purchase any gown from the first floor, send a notecard with your transaction history and gift selection (name & color of gown) to Christy Hamer, Diamond Style CEO.

Tomorrow’s post will include an exclusive interview I attended with Belle Rousell of Chop Zuey.  A last call on a few photo contest closing out the year and hopefully, a snapshot of my New Year’s Eve Masquerade gown (work in progress).

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year!