The macaw squawks
“TIME – that swindler of this Life,”
squawks the chatterbox-macaw.
“Party now, yes NOW, and THEN:
It’s silence, fools, ain’t nothing more
– nothing more
– nothing more
– nothing more…”
Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead for us Anglophones is celebrated on November 2 every year. It is an ancient Mexican tradition dating back to the Aztecs during which graves are tended, loves one remembered, and the living learn that life is brief, there is a circle of life, and to embrace every moment. The caricatures of death are often designed by loves ones, as a sort of satire of the dead individual they are honoring. Both through the Calavera, the visual representation of the skull, and Calaveras, which take on a written form, as I have quoted above. Now of course my outfit here is a sort of Calacas , or the Grim Reaper, a whimsical skeleton figure that represents death. And my makeup represents a Calavera.
Alabanza – a Hymn of Praise
While I personally didn’t pay more than 50 lindens for any of what I am wearing, one item is now unavailable, and my jewelry set back to it’s full price of 250 lindens. I can, however, tell you that my dress was FREE, my hair and shoes are group gifts, and this stunning makeup cost a mere 10 lindens.
Let’s start with FREE. MOoH! has set out this “Dolores” dress as a FREE gift at the Designer’s Circle Event. The Designer’s Circle Event offers limited and often exclusive deals, and occasionally gifts, and changes every 2 weeks. As I’ve said before, MOoH! is a favorite designer of mine, and I went into detail about the store and group in a previous post.
My makeup/facial tattoo was a Marketplace find for a mere 10 Lindens. Even Better the “Delizio – La Dia de Los Muertos SUGAR SKULL Face Paint Tattoo 04″ comes in 5 shades. I happened to prefer the pink, but there is also blue, green, black, and purple.
My hair is the latest (October) vip group gift from Truth. The “Makena” hair comes with all 10 of Truth’s color huds, a hud to change the color of the hair bands, and a HUD with 8 options to alter the style to your liking. The Truth group is 350 lindens to join.
My red shoes with the flowers are from a past group gift from Legendaire. I really get use out of EVERYTHING I get from that store. Further, what’s nice about Legendaire is that almost all of her designs come with a pair of matching shoes, including the free gifts, which there are loads of available when you join their in world group. These are the shoes matched with the “Forever” outfit, which I added to my red shoes folder, so I could find them easily when I wanted some red kicks. The Legendaire group is only 50 Lindens to join. I’ve covered them often, so if you want to see more examples, check the tag and see more examples of the designs and information about the store and group! Adding to the list of information you’ll find in old posts, I forgot to mention that Legendaire particpates in several grid-wide sales. With prices between 99L and 29L and also boasts a rather large outlet section.
My nails are another of the nearly 200 group gifts that I have from Hello Dave! I’m wearing the Sugar Skull palette, and it is in the folder for group gifts 149-current when you snag their big box of past group gifts when joining. The Hello Dave group is 100 lindens to join.
My necklace and earrings are part of set that also includes two bracelets from !IT!. I snagged the “Esmeralda Set” last Summer when it was a weekly limited for 50 lindens, however it is up to its full price of 250L now. It includes an extensive color hud to customize the metals, and the gems, where you can chose 2 different colors if you chose.
My “rose crown” I picked up last summer as well, for free at a Gacha Garden Event. It’s made by Kite and I could not find it available at this time.
Hair: Truth “Makena” – group gift/group 350L to join
Make up: Delizio – La Dia de Los Muertos SUGAR SKULL Face Paint Tattoo 04 – 10L (link to marketplace
Rose Crown: Kite “Rose Crown” currently unavailable
Necklace and Earrings: !IT! “Esmeralda Set 7” – Past Weekly Limited now 250L (marketplace link)
Shoes: Legendaire “Forever” group gift/group 50L to join
Nail Polish: Hello Dave “Sugar Skull” group gift/group 100L to join
Skin: Avi-Glam “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” The Free Dove. group gift FREE, group FREE to join
Body: Violet Studios Tudoto Mesh Body 2,000L