When reading my daily doses of SL-blogs I stumbled upon Gogolita’s Newbie Style Challenge II. It is all for fun and sounds easier than it turned out to be. The challenge is: go from newbie to a nicely dressed up avatar with a maximum of LS 550. Ouch! That is not a lot – I am probably a big spender and thought it to be almost impossible to do!
So I created a new account, with NO inventory and NO money. Her name is Yum and she arrived in SL on the 4th of November as a Female Cosplay Avatar.
Aw, here she is, in all her innocence, posing for the ‘before’ picture:
I started with the Mushroom-Hunt, which had some rather nice things and on the way of teleporting I joined her in all kind of shop-groups for free member gifts. Getting a bit tired of the shoppingtrips, I took a ‘break’ and worked on her shape. I picked up some free shape somewhere (oops, forgot where!!) but it looked awful so I editted her completely! That took some hours of playing with sliders..
The endresult for now, I spent a staggering amount of 270 Linden Dollars, is this:
Skin: Glam Affair – Gio Natural Skin – Fall , at the Dressingroom (70 L$)
Hair: W&Y New 120 (comes in a pack of 4 colors and bangs are optional) (200 L$)
Eyes: Amacci GreyBrown Eyes Big (free)
Jeans: Urban Republic Mushroom Hunt Jeans (free)
T-shirt: Free gift at Poison
Parka Jacket: COCO Design (free groupgift)
Shoes: COCO Ruffled Ankle Boots (free groupgift)
Facial Piercing: [Acide] Jam Turqouise (free groupgift)
Necklace: [EY-NO] Mushroom necklace (free Mushroom hunt item)
Poses: all pictures made in Angy’s Free DIY Photostudio