Christmas – Dark Edition – Krampus

Eclipse Magazine // December 2021 // Page 160-167 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_december_2021

For the December Issue of the Eclipse Magazine, I certainly wanted to do something Christmas related. But if you know me, I can not be something sweet and shiny, it had to be something with a dark twist. So the “Krampus” tradition came to my mind.

To explain “Krampus” I would like to quote Wikipedia to make sure I get nothing wrong with translating my German version *winks*

“The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure in Central and Eastern Alpine folklore who, during the Christmas season, scares children who have misbehaved. Assisting Saint Nicholas, the pair visit children on the night of the 5th December, with Saint Nicholas rewarding the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate, whilst the badly behaved ones only receive punishment from Krampus with birch rods.
The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated it as having pre-Christian origins. In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men participate dressed as Krampus and attempt to scare the audience with their antics. Such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.
Since 1984, the character has become better known globally, having been portrayed in Hollywood horror films. Almost unknown before this time, Krampus has begun to become part of American popular culture.”
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Don’t forget to take look at the actual Eclipse Magazine as they do have a lot of amazing content this month – yes there you can find all the amazing sweet and shiny Christmas things as well *winks* I hope you nevertheless enjoy your Christmas, even with me teasing with the darker vibes!

! Merry Christmas !

Clothing

Coat: !gO! – “Wild Fur Coat XXS”

Accessories

Horns: [ht:apparel] – “Satyr Horns”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Cruel”

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: BeSpoke – “Elder – Hag”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Queen Eyes

Hands: DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature Hands” (Maitreya)

Body: Maitreya – β€œLara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: by Vivien De’Lancoure

Deco 1: WLS – “XMAS – Angry Presents”

Deco 2: WLS – “XMAS – Angra Tree”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Beware! – You never know who’s around…

Today I tried to do a different picture, but if you caught up in a theme, nothing else just wants to work… So we are back to the post apocalyptic style and probably have even one more over the next days. On 27th Thereafter closes and hopefully my mind can wrap around something else then at least for a while πŸ˜‰

Today I built a little set on my own as I wanted to showcase some more of the amazing landscaping items, accessories, clothing and poses, that were made for the Thereafter event.

Today I would like to start with the poses. The whole set – including the pistols – was made as an exclusive release for Thereafter by Gingerfish Poses. The set is called “One Shot” set and to me they are perfectly matching the theme. I really do love the movement and action they have to it, a very strong attitude. You can use them for so many different angles and I am sure they would work without pistols and for a nother theme as well. All the poses are so well made I did not have to adjust my shape nor anything else and could use them right as they came. That is kinda rare, as I am usually to tall for most of the poses and have to adjust my normal shape a lot to make it fit the poses. Certainly the whole set is bento compatible if you already own bento hands. In my case it was the Maitreya hands and they worked perfectly with the poses.

The cool dress, which I totally fell in love with when I saw it the first time was designed by !go!. The “Zulu” dress comes in many different colors and with all the amazing details it is a little art piece itself. It is very well rigged as well, even with the poses, that really have some action to it did not break at all. Theis dress is definitely a must have if you like post apocapytic styles πŸ™‚

On all four pictures, I mainly used items for my set, which are made exclusively for the Thereafter event and I will credit them all in the end so I do not confuse the hell out of you and make you going back and forth between the pictures.

With a closer look to my face you will see that wonderful forehead ornament. I used it in black but Cureless [+] has many more colors included in the HUD of the “Leonius Marking”. Combine with the “Apocalypse Paint” is an amazing makeup applier from Veechi. You have 4 different options of that amazing face-art on the applier HUD.

So many exclusives, that fell together to one style.. it is just awesome. The cool gas mask as well you can find on the Thereafter event from Cubic Cherry. It as well comes with a texture HUD and resizer so you can make it fit either to your system head or various mesh heads as well.

What as well jumped to my eyes was the amazing “Myla” hair from Mina. I anyways love shaved hairstyles but that one even comes with 2 versions of hairbases and the one with the cut lines i loved the most (On the fist picture you can see it very clear).

Even the earring, which sadly is covered by the shadow in the picture above is for sale at the event as a full set. The “Noxx” set contains earrings and a collar plus a neat HUD that lets you color the whole set in various gold and silver combinations.

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Dress: !go! – “Zule Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Thereafter

Shoes: Fame Femme – “Liana Boots” (Maitreya)

Mask: Cubic Cherry – “”After” – NEW @ Thereafter

Face Deco: Cureless[+] – “Leonius Marking” – NEW @ Thereafter

Stockings: Avi Candy – “Garter Socks – Neutral Collection” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: Mina – “Myla” – NEW @ Thereafter

Makeup: Veechi – “Apocalypse Paint” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Tattoo: Identity. Body Shop – “Bitter Sorrow” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Poses: Gingerfish Poses – “One Shot” – NEW @ Thereafter

Fence: 7madRavens – ” Dystopia Rubble Fence” – NEW @ Thereafter

Buckets: *katat0nik* – “Bucket Helmets” (Gacha) – NEW @ Thereafter

Concrete Walls: 7madRavens – “Dystopia Rubble Wall 1 & 2” – NEW @ Thereafter

Warning Sign, Waterbarrels & Burning Trash: floorplan – “Survival Drinking Water, Safety Notice & Fire in a Barrel” – NEW @ Thereafter

Shelves: Second Spaces – “Supply Shelves” – NEW @ Thereafter

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

 

Forrest Fantasies

Wood Fantasies 1

Today I again have a special series of pictures again.

In the past I was not really thinking a lot when I made my pictures for my blog, I just had a certain feeling and tried to follow that. I go with my buts and kinda try to put them on a visual level.

Lately, I felt more and more requirements to my self when it comes to my pictures. It is like I would see it from a different point of view now. When John told me, my pictures would be art… I totally was surprised as I never saw it that way.

When the current round of the Windlight Gallery opened, I again was allowed to meet Bryn Oh, kinda THE idol of my Second Life when it comes to art. She was so nice and kind and had a few very nice words about my pics and as well gave me some advice. That so made my day, I cannot even tell. Do you know that feeling if you admire someone and then exactly those person tells you your work is not bad and as well gives you some advice and tricks? – Priceless!!!

Wood Fantasies 2

I always loved the ides to kinda blend the model into the background. If the subject of a picture is more part of the whole picture, than standing alone in the front. Certainly, there is purposes for that as well like for pure fashion blogging.

When I put on the “Dryad” outfit from !gO!, I immediately saw a forrest/wood fantasy picture in my mind. This dress is nature and art by itself and so I just tried to go on with some pieces to enhance the look.

The hair is the wonderful “Genesis” hair from EMO-tions and the “Laerlorn” headpiece was made by Wicca’s Wardrobe.

When I styled the look I all of a sudden remembered, that way in the past a designer made a wooden skin overly for an outfit of the Claim the Fame contest. The tattoo was made by Vengeful Threads.

Wood Fantasies 4

Details

Outfit: !gO! – Dryad”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Genesis”

Skin Overlay: Vengeful Threads – “Wood Skin Overlay” (part of an outfit)

Makeup: Zibska – “Joss 06” & [K] – “Black Magic Eyeliner”

Shoes: Azoury – “Sauvage Heels” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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