“If you want to survive, you’re going to have to learn to be more ruthless.”

“If you want to survive, you’re going to have to learn to be more ruthless.”
[- suzanne Low -]

It is incredible how many amazing terrifying designs jump on the grid at the moment! I know why I keep saying, the actual season is my personal Christmas season *grins wickedly*

At the moment I am watching TWD again and when I saw the new mask from DRD, it instantly reminded me about the “‘Whisperers”. With the flesh and metal parts it is a perfect combination of a scary, horrifying mask. The details are amazing crisp, but that we already know from DRD *winks*

For the top I wanted something rotten, ripped too and CerberusXing had the perfect design for that. Matching the basic apocalyptic scenery, I wanted some cool and special weapons and strapped, used shorts to still let the amazing stompers from DRD shine.

The collar is one of our latest releases for the Hallow Manor event and made the perfect finish for my look today, but I still would love to drag your attention to the closeup below… The incredible cool eyes are made by Madame Noir for the Salon 52 event. Together with the messy eye-shadow and lipstick from CAZIMI they completely kicked my imagination about what this woman could have been gone through, before she ran from that huge fire explosion. Certainly such a strong and powerful woman cannot be without a tattoo and it was no question what ink master she chose when she got it – Vegas Tattoo!

Clothing

Collar: Wicca’s Originals – “Lamia” (Miatreya) – NEW @ Hallow Manor // October 2020

Top: [CX] – “Ragged Tube Top – Camo” (Maitreya)

Shorts with Garter: Eliavah – “Vixen Shorts [Bluesy]” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. Ripped Nylons – v4″ (BoM)

Shoes: DRD – “P.A.N Stompers (Coal)” (Size 2)

Accessories

Mask: DRD – “Skinner Mask – female” – NEW @ Necrosis // September 2020

Saws: cinphul – “Mongrel Saw [Black]

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Action Inkubator – “Liberty”

Makeup & Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Exiled HD Makeup” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Queen Eyes” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier) – NEW @ Salon 52

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Never Dead” (BoM) – NEW @ The Dark Style Fair // October 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Location

Bartertown

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical”

Do not stare directly into his eyes!” she warned, in an accent I couldn’t place.
“Why not?” I said, but she was already too late. I was staring directly into his eyes too.
“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical. And then when you learn what a terrible boy he is, your heart will turn into a black husk of doom.”
I blinked off the spell of the boy’s eyes.
“Wait, what?”
[-Richard Due, Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy-]

On Her
Clothing

Dress: Eliavah – “Regius Attire” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Garters: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Garters” (Maitreya, Gift) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Shoes: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Goggles: LUX AETERNA – “[Aether Oculi] Multifocals GOLD” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Wings: ROZOREAGALIA – “KALAVINKA” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Letituier} – “Ronan Hair”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

On Him
Clothing

Outfit: ::GB:: – “Steampunk Suit” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Glasses: kosmii – “Henry Glasses [gold/sunnies]” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Mask: [The Forge] – “Nomad Mask, Male” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Walking Stick: -[TWC]- – “Senior Crow (Silver/Black) -Single Anim standing-“ – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: /BT/ – “Mechanical Couple”

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin  Redclaw Inshan

Darkness is our Cloak

“Darkness is your cloak. Fear is your ally. Wickedness is your manna.”

[- Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air-]

Finally I can start my couple post series for the Engine Room! Usually I am only doing single pictures, the more I enjoy if I can talk my partner Redclaw into redressing and let me do some pictures with him. He rarely redresses or wants to appear on my pictures, but thanks to Akira… he has to*grins*

Today we are showcasing some of the designs of the Engine Room, an event I personally love to go to, as it does highlight some niece corners of Second Life roleplay and designs. I always was more on the fancy side of fashion and so this event is perfect for me.

I would start our couple series with designs from Hotdog, kosmii, bonbon, SEKA, Requisition & Varonis. As you can see we are wearing a partner look jacket, which was made by Hotdog. The waistcoat looking design has dangerous, long spikes at the shoulders, which give them an amazing rough touch. We both decided to defend us with the super detailed pistol from Requisition, while our taste for the eye patch was different. Red goes with an am amazing piece from Seka, while I decided to use the one from kosmii.

I hope you will enjoy our little couple series for the Engine Room as much as we did with doing the pictures for the coming mini series 😉

On Her
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine Jacket. Brown” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Hotdog – “Knickerbockers . plain” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eyepatch: kosmii – “Lance Eyepatch L [silver]” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: bonbon – “Martha Hair” – NEW @ Engine Room

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Exiled HD Makeup (Lelutka)” (Applier HD LeLUTKA Evo.)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Left Arm: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Arms” (Maitreya)

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

On Him
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine jacket. Black” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room

Pants: Wicca’s Originals – “Wyatt Pants” (Gianni)

Leg & Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Legs” (Gianni)

Accessories

Eyepatch: SEKA – “Rusti Eye R” – NEW @ Engine Room

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Gun: [REQUISITION]  -“The Finicky Flintlock” – NEW @ Engine Room

Pose: Drunk Panda – “Fight for you” (Couple Pose, Bento, modified)

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin & Redclaw Inshan

Wicca’s Originals @ Hallow Manor // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Hallow Manor // October 16th – November 1st

The Lamia collar by Wicca’s Originals is another unnerving creation, perfect for a monstrous horror styling in the upcoming season of spooks. Named after the woman of Greek mythology, who was cursed with eternal sleeplessness for sleeping with Zeus and having had her own children slain, Lamia went completely mad and rapidly devolved into a child-eating monster. The legend of the Lamia became a kind of ‘bogeyman’, a story to frighten the young. Now you can share a piece of that curse, if you dare. This collar appears to bolt onto the upper torso, completely replacing the neck all the way to the skull, or you can leave the head absent entirely for a truly disturbing look. Strange, otherworldly ‘teeth’ emerge from many points on the collar, as if hungry for the flesh of any who are unfortunate enough to get close enough to be bitten and pulled in, although these can be turned off. It leaves one wondering what terror, exactly, the collar is covering up. The optional barbed wire tells a story of its own, of some brave soul who tried to strangle or contain the creature within, although that story does not end well. The Lamia Collar comes in clean or bloodied variations, spikes and barbed wire optional, and 10 color patterns for the collar itself are available via a HUD. It can be worn with the Maitreya, Legacy, Belleza, Slink Hourglass & Physique bodies.

Event Location: Hallow Manor

For those how love hunts – Hallow Manor has a hunt going on as well and contributed booties matching the Lamia collar as prize!

“I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.”

RL sometimes really sucks… especially if it eats up more time as planned and it is not on your own to control it. I recently had a change in my RL job and the new association I am working for doesn’t seem like it is as promised when I had my interview there. I am sure many of you know that if you have your interview, everything sounds nice, all questions you had are answered positive, kinda like to good to be true and when you signed your contract, some things surprisingly change… I am sure I will work it out, but at the moment it just pulls on my nerves, it is time consuming and annoying.

It does hold me back from talking as much pictures as I planned and it does throw me back in my planned posts as well. But I will do my best to at least let all my dark visions for Halloween come true in time 😉

Today I do have some news from the mega cool Samhain event. It is a fantastic event, awesome venue and amazing designers do take part. My pictures today do showcase the incredible cool head piece from “CerberusXing”, the heavy arm chains from “Static”, the cool decor set from “Disorderly” and the amazing bra of the lingerie set from “The Rotting Lab”.

The uber-awesome face tattoo is a main store new release by “Eclipse Art Studio”, while you can find the amazing arms tattoo at the “Vegas Tattoos” main store.

I hope you enjoy the dark seas as much as I do – “I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.” — [Oogie Boogie]

Clothing

Top: . The Rotting Lab . – “Sauin Top” (Maitreya – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Belt: [Azuchi] – “Pirate Belt Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Mangkukulam” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Chains: ::Static:: – “Draped Fetters” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Rings & Claws: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya)

Bracers: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Veil: MINA Hair – “Martha”

Eyeshadow 1: [LeLuck] – “MDM Eyshadow1” (BoM)

Eyeshadow 2: CURELESS[+] – “Undereyeliner” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Face & Neck Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “TaTToo Scream Queen 60%” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Arms Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Take Over”

Shape: Denver’s Shapes – “Amy for LeLutka Erin head”

Poses, Props  Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Orb: [Val’More] – “Lightning Trapp Orb – 5” (Gacha, Common)

Table: DRD – “Shadowbox – Series 01 – Dining Table – Dark”

Decor: DISORDERLY. / – “Ritual Night” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Could you lend me an eye, please?

Today I have some perfect new for the actual season from Madame Noir combined with Hotdog and CerberberusXing. In the dark fantasy mood you can’t live without those brands – ok I never can live without them, but in these days they are even more desired by so many *winks*

So lets take a closer look… The incredible glasses with the long antennae or tentacles and the cool chains the connect both sides are a total must have for all those who love the scary things. To make it even more creepy,I added those cool eyeballs with the inbuilt arm/hand animation. They reminded me of a movie that  love a lot called Pan’s Labyrinth – I know the creature there had the eyeballs in the palms of the hand. To hold them properly and in style,  I felt I need some sharp claws certainly from CerberusXing. Since I am a tattoo addicted, I could not skip that awesome tattoo from Vegas which you can find at their main store.

As many of you know I love to play with opposites… and when I saw the new lipstick from CAZIMI, that originally was made to be sweet, sugarcoated lips, I could not resist to merge them into my look :p

The closer Halloween comes, the more stores release items for this special season… the more I lapse into that mood *grins wickedly*. For me that could go on through the whole year!

Clothing

Top: ~Nerido~ – “Malfa Top” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Forehead: [CX] – “Kishin Bindi”

Glasses: Madame Noir – “Insect Glasses” – NEW @ Miix Event // September 2020

Septum: BLAXIUM – “Aracnida Septum Piercing Unrigged – Silver”

Tongue Piercings: LeLUTKA – “BodyArt.Tng.Barbells EVO (unisex)”

Collar: HILTED – “Locked Collar”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Shredder Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: #CHAIN – “Safari Hair – XS”

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Sugar Lips HD Lipstick (LeLutka)” (LeLUTKA HD Evo Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Grim Weather” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: anxiety – “%nightvision (w/light)”

Eyeballs: Hotdog – “Borrowed Eyes”  NEW Gift @ Engine Room

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 10th – November 2nd

The Artio Gloves by Wicca’s Originals are high macabre fashion. The fingers of the gloves themselves are tipped with long, curled nails, which may just as well be a part of the wearer, tearing through the material and telling all around that the creature they see is something not-quite-human. Creatures of the night, however, still care about style. Covering from fingertip to upper arm, the glove material is patterned in an unsettling way, hinting at dark veins or scaled, peeling flesh underneath, and yet still would be perfectly at come complementing a torn ballroom gown, or perhaps one’s funeral dress. Gloves and claws come in 10 colors each, which can be mixed and matched separately, and fit the Maitreya, Legacy, and Hourglass bodies.

Event Location: Samhain

Wicca’s Originals @ The Dark Style Fair // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ The Dark Style Fair // October 9th – 31st 2020

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Jethro Gloves by Wicca’s Originals are here to deliver an unsettling but fashionable style of glove. These gloves cover most of the way up the arm, helping cover up any blood stains that might catch on one’s bare arms. They show signs of tearing, the outer fabric peeled away in strips to reveal the patterend material underneath. Whether these tears were self-inflicted by an unstable mind, or whether the tears were caused by the frantic struggle of a victim, there is no telling. The gloves provide each fingertip with a long, curved claw, showing the more feral side of the wearer, promising sweet pain and tormented flesh to those who get too close. The glove fabric and metal claws come in 10 colors each which can be mixed, and fit the Maitreya, Legacy, and Hourglass bodies.

Event Location: The Dark Style Fair

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // Halftime Release // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Engine Room // Halftime Release // September 20th – October 20th

Looking for a touch of something different and eye-catching in your footwear? The Celestine Boots 2.0 are an update of a Wicca’s Originals creations. On the flattering fashion side, a sleek, soft leather hugs the lower leg, and sports high lacing all the way up the front of the boots. This is contrasted with a more rugged style which may be more at home in steampunk or western stylings. A pair of spur style buttons hold a patterned leather strap in place on the shin, and the metal tip of the boot and solid, bulky metal heel promise a distinct ‘click’ with every step. Whether they just match your aesthetic or you’re looking for boots to go with an appropriate costume this holiday season, these highly detailed, unique boots are a great choice. The leather and metal each come in 10 color options, which can be mixed as desired, for Maitreya, Legacy, Slink, and Freya feet.

Event Location: Engine Room

Come inside, don’t be afraid, I’ll keep you safe…

TUNES

Hey there, little girl
Come inside I’ve got some sweet things
Put your hair in curls
Paint you up just like a drag queen

I don’t mind decay?
‘Cause you are the night that saves my day

[-Pretty Reckless-]

Today I have a picture for you, which I created for my exhibition at the L’autre Oeil Gallery. They asked me to create 3 pictures for a special exhibition called “Halloween & Goth”. When I saw the Incredible “Plague Skeleton Creature” mask and hands from DRD, released at The Warehouse Sale, it was a must to use them for the picture idea that I had! The hands even come with a BoM layer to make a smooth seam between the hands and arms. While I was styling, I realized that CerberusXing just released new horns at Necrosis another cool event for this season you should not miss out!

The cool tattoo, which perfectly matched the look, I found at Nefekalum Tattoos and the awesome, filigree outfit was made by ERSCH.

This time of the year is like my personal Christmas season. I do love all the dark, mystic and scary things – I know… no news so far – and I can promise, that I already have a few more ideas in mind in that kind of style, for my next few blog posts 😉

Clothing

Outfit: ERSCH – “Vena” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [CX] – Apis Horns” – NEW @ Necrosis

Mask & Hands: DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature” (Hands: Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Karen”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Icarus Brans” (Maitreya Applier, Materials Enabled)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Lamp: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Spirit Lamp – Long”

Mobile: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Bone Mobile – Long”

Gallery Location

L’autre Oeil Gallery

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin