Who said being a free House Elf is only fun?!?

Today I am doing a post I wanted to a while ago and never found time to write something…Not too long ago there was an event called “World of Magic”. It was kinda tribute to Harry Potter and all magic and enchanted things. When I was there it felt like Christmas to me and I nearly could have bought everything if my wallet would have unlimited depth πŸ˜‰ I love Harry Potter and I love magic, fantasy and everything mystic.

When I saw the “House ELF” head from Hotdog I was instantly in love. Even if it is a little grumpy and doesn’t really fit on the Maitreya mesh body, I had to get it and fool around with it as long as I could make some pictures. Originally the head and skin applier were made for the Louis body from ‘The Prop Shop’ (you can find that HERE), but I did not want to get another body that I not yet know what to do with it besides one post only, so I used my Maitreya body and tried to make it fit. Since the skin applier os an OMEGA applier, It worked on my Maitreya body as well – doesn’t look nice on it but for this pictures I only needed the skin on the hands *grins* The head comes with a little AO for some movements and blinking, but other than that you are not able to customize it. I just needed a jacket or top, which has a high neck collar so I could hide the seam between body and head. With the “Tailcoat” and its inner part that worked perfectly.

Again I faced the problem to find pants that work with the tailcoat. It is a pain in the butt to find pants for a certain top if they are not made for each other. With the old layer clothing, or with sculpts and even with the standard sizes we were able to cheat around a little bit, but with fitted mesh ou have no chance anymore… After trying each and every pants in my inventory that could fit the style of the coat, I found exactly one that worked – the pants of the “Lexi Suit” from Tori’s Stylez. They weren’t too high at the waist and matched the look.

I saw quite a few posts made with that special head and so I had to find an idea to not repeat any of them. First I had something in mind with a little baby elf from Black Bantham from the same event, but that was done so many times so I thought I need t come up with something else. I do like the idea of free elves, that they can choose a job on their own will and just be independent and accepted in the magic society. So I thoughtΒ  about the idea of Hogwarts having a casino night with some guests from other magical schools and the elves are dressed as concierges or butlers for the luggage of the arriving guests πŸ˜‰ With that idea even the lightly grumpy face expression did work *snickers*

I really had huge fun doing those pictures and running around as House Elf for a few days… I hope Hotdog keeps making unusual mesh heads, even human ones – I adore his human heads as well, I LOVE edgy faces – and maybe someday even with OMEGA scripts so we can wear some makeup on them *makes puppy eyes*

Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Tailcoat Jacket” (Maitreya)

Pants: Tori’s Stylez – “Lexi Suit Pants” (Maitreya)

Boots: fame femme – “Liana Boots” (Maitreya)

Body & Tattoos

Head: Hotdog – “House Elf”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: Hotdog – “House Elf TPS Body Skin Tone Applier” (OMEGA Applier)

Nails: Izzie’s – “Dirty Nails” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Selfmade

Props:

8f8 – “unexpected Journey – All My Stuff Luggage Trolley” & “Unexpected Journey – Bon Voyage Cage”

Anya Ohmai – “MM. Platform 9 3/4 Bench” & Botanical – “Glass Globe Park Lamp v1.02”

Location

Mischief Managed (landing point)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I do enjoy the winter season!

Sometimes we need a challenge, I guess to make sure we are still able to do some things πŸ˜‰

So I thought about a sweet casual winter post in my very own style, but still tried to be the “good girl”*snickers* I love the cape that Hotdog had at the last Weβ™₯RP event. They had a full version with optional ribbons, which is amazing as well and they had put one version without ribbons but with some snow over the shoulders as a gift.

When I put on the cape the first time, I immediately had the vision of a Victorian look with a great up-do hair style. I loved the idea of having the hands in that cute muff in front of the belly. Certainly that requires to alpha the whole arms and hands, but it still interacts nicely with every kind of animation and pose. Looking at the cape, did more and more bring up the desire inside of me to create a different look than the initial Victorian idea.

I remembered the cool FRWL gacha from Salt & Pepper – that brought me to a new idea for my look. I did trow away the skirt idea and looked for some pants that did fit under the cape. When I found the right pants. I realized, that my upper body blinked through with some poses and so I just used a dark body applier shirt to cover that since I wouldn’t be seen anyways, but it covered the little spots that some movements brought up. The cape has a wonderful and huge golden ornament on the back and some little ones at the front as accents and I am really amazed by the folds and wrinkles that make it so realistic looking.

For the matching makeup I chose the one with some snowflakes on the face to gt a little more into the snow mood I wanted for my picture.

First I thought about a desaturated dead tree environment with lots of snow but not much else. With the beige fur on the cape, the head piece and the warm black tone the blue/black background I imagined, did not work out that great as I thought. That put me on a sim hoping journey and I found a lot of cool places for future posts, but not that what I was looking for. Suddenly I remembered, what Skye told me, when I asked her about a wintery sim. She is the expert for everything beautiful and sweet and she has a long past in Second Life as well πŸ˜‰ She suggested Nymphai, one of the sims of the Ippos Collective. Duchess and Divine and many others do an incredible job to decorate their sim collective. They change for every season and have different themes on each of their sims. Some of them as well have residentials available and you have to be careful to not violate the Inhabitants’ peace and freedom πŸ˜‰

Now I have to make some more looks for all the amazing sims I found on my little sim trip πŸ˜‰ Enjoy the winter, even if it is cold – it has it’s advantages as well if you can get into it πŸ˜‰

Outfit

Cape: Hotdog – “Winter Cloak w/o Ribbons . snowy” (Maitreya, WLRP Gift December 2018)

Pants: Glam Affair – “Inti Pants” (Size XS)

Shoes: ::GB:: – “Romanesque Dress Shoes”

Accessories

Hat: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “FRWL hat cream” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: *barberyumyum* – “B01”

Lashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay False Eyelashes” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup & Lipstick: Izzie’s – “First Snow Makeup Set” (LeLutka Applier)

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4,1”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Location

Nymphai

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Winter Thoughts

Today, just a ‘quicky’ as I had fun doing a picture with this look, but posing the coat drove me nuts…

Do you know that feeling if you are trying to make a picture with some cool poses and then long coats or skirts do not cooperate due game mechanics? It is so frustrating. I do not wanna tilt my picture sideways, just because I do want to have a picture where you can see the full outfit! I realized that it became some kind of a trend to just tilt your pictures 90 degrees, but to be honest… I don’t like that for myself. I always have the desire to tilt my monitor to see those pictures the right way and that can get pretty annoying to me. I love sit, crouch and leaning poses a lot more than just simple standing poses. With my usual blog pictures size, I get more ambiance and landscapes into pictures, than the actual outfit I do want to showcase. I do not know what it is, that I try to get away from simple standing poses… maybe they are not emotional enough to me anymore, because I saw and used them too many times on the runway and on pictures. Especially if you have some details like shoes, hair or rings, you don’t want to do crops only all the time and specific poses or special poses with a little more. Speaking of shoes, the shoes I am wearing for this post are from [Gos]. Those cute ankle boots with the sharp tip, are the perfect addition to the cool nearly vintage/Victorian looking coat from Hotdog. I do like to break the typical style rules and combine different items from different epochs πŸ˜‰

As usual the amazing 3 HUDs – Boutique, Blueberry and Metallic – are available for the “Hurley Ankle Boots”. The have a quite wide shaft and so you can manage to wear some mesh pants with them.

The cool hair, which usually is way too modern for the coat, but matches the booties so nicely is one of the latest releases from no.match at the Cosmopolitan event. I do have an addiction to short hair πŸ˜‰

I wanted a winter scenery for my picture, but not the usual shiny, sweet winter wonderland type… I wanted something more dark, desert and lonely looking, BUT I wanted to rez that amazing “Building Remains” structure, that DRD released for the actual round of their Eclipse event. Probably you can imagine if you search for a certain type of location AND would like to rez something, that can drive you nuts and most of the time you will end up building one yourself. I was simply to lazy today to do that :p I finally found a spot on Luanes Winter World sim. I just had to de-rez a few of the sweet things and it worked! I was so happy with that, as I already thought that will take hours to find what I was imagining.

Outfit

Coat: Hotdog – “Frock Coat . Female . Dark” (Maitreya)

Pants: GizzA – “Josie Pants” (Size XS)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Hurley Ankle Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Null} key” – NEW @ Eclipse

Eyepatch: Pixel Box – “Patch Woman BAD Left”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Buffalo” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nail Polish: {ZOZ} – “Time Reds Polish” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Commitment” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Poses & Props

Structure: DRD – “Buidings Remain” – NEW @ Eclipse

Pose: Foxcity – “Me Time – 6m” (Bento)

Location

Luanes Winter World

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin