Many rooms to explore, but the doors look the same

There are so many things that I don’t understand.
There’s a world within me that I cannot explain.
Many rooms to explore, but the doors look the same
Where are the locks to try the key?
I am lost, I can’t even remember my name.
And I wonder why.

Futurewave, my sartorial darlings, is upon us. It’s taken me a couple of days to start blogging it (the event opened on Friday) but you’ve got until March 1st to lower your visors, fire up your jetpacks, and energiiiiise into Cursed to avail yourselves of some incredible stuff.

Guys, I’m going to say this up-front: you will have to dig around for male clothing. It’s there, but the majority of the clothing items are for the ladies. Where us menfolk really do well is in accessories, makeup, buildings, and vehicles, so it’s well worth a visit (even if you’re not a freaky boy like me).

I do have some clothing to show you (in future posts; kind of apt for Futurewave, non?) but today I’m focusing on a few of the accessories and body parts available at the event.

First up? This stunning skin and tattoo from Fallen Gods. Available in male and female versions, the Materica skin is the kind of worn metal that the averge cyborg might be sporting after decades of service to humanity. HUDs for many mesh bodies and body parts are included, and the CIRCUIT tattoo is tintable and available in several opacities.

The Tacticool Shades from Rab Labs are customisable with any colour you fancy, and manually adjustable. Another great unisexy item from the event. Simple to adjust and useful for those moments when you just can’t find the right eyes you want for a specific look ;-)

The Bionique Necklace  is from Bliensen + MaiTai, and I’m actually wearing the white version. It was a little bright for the look I was going for, but it’s modifiable, so you can tint it to any colour you like. I wanted it darker and more worn.

The Takea Boots  are by Sakide, and freaky boys you’ll be wanting these! Modifiable via scripted menu, I got them fitting Skell’s feet with just a couple of clicks and a miniscule sideways adjustment. A HUD is included for colouring the straps, but I just kept them black ’cause I’m not exactly aiming for a colouriffic kind of image here…

The hair (not available at Futurewave) is by EMO-tions, and the coat is from an excellent designer whose work I’ve really been enjoying lately: ZED (also not at Futurewave). This long coat is beautifully-rigged and flows nicely with all kinds of animations.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with the ‘Thing’ from NanTra. What Is This Thing?  comes packed with poses (a couple of them won’t work for leggy giants like Skell, but most of them adjusted beautifully). Added to this, there’s a photo contest for this item, so get your snaps in to see if you can win up to L$1000 in store credit.

And, finally, I’m going to move on to this amazing Holobox  from Amelie Barbour at Futurewave. It looks cool even without Advanced Lighting enabled, but click those shadows on and you’ll be wanting to scroll your way through a gazillion Windlight settings as you snap loads of pictures. Seriously, the lighting in this thing is superb. Unfortunately for this post, using glowy Windlight and then reducing the image size makes for some blotchy pictures, so check it out yourself at the event. There’s a rezzed demo available for you to walk around.

Yeah, I’m upside-down in this one (fantastic poses from NanTra and Rook at Futurewave throughout this post). That’s the ceiling light ‘below’ me. And bugger me backwards if I didn’t manage to edit this one with different colours. *headscratch*

Your escape pod awaits!

Your Credits

Skin: Fallen Gods – Materical (steel)* [ alia.baroque ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Tattoo: Fallen Gods – CIRCUIT (100% – tintable)* [ alia.baroque ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Glasses: Rab Labs – Tacticool Shades* [ chet.tanner ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Bionique Necklace (white – tinted black)* [ plurabelle.laszlo ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Boots: Sakide – Takea Boots (black)* [ kinu.mayako ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Coat: ZED – Mesh Goth Distressed Full Length Coat [ evk ]

Pants: Sn@tch – Istanbul Latex Pants (black) [ ivey.deschanel ]

Hair: EMO-tions – Jhones (gray) [ mirja.mills ]

Skybox: Amelie Barbour – Holobox* [ amelie.barbour ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Thing: NanTra – What is this Thing?* [ nancroix.urban ]
– at Futurewave until March 1st

Nail appliers: Chaos, Panic, & Disorder! – Chipped Nail Polish* [ lilah.munster ]

Hands: Slink – AvEnhance Male Hands (relax) [ siddean.munro ]

Poses: NanTra* [ nancroix.urban ] and Rook* [ nadia.voljeti ]
– both at Futurewave until March 1st

Windlight: Phototools Moon Light 06

*review copy

2 thoughts on “Many rooms to explore, but the doors look the same

    • Haha! I had a lot of fun with it, clicking through a ton of Windlight settings. Every one of them gave it such a different mood.

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