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The Witching Hour

Posted by Caliah Lyon on October 30, 2007

As All Hallows’ Eve draws nigh, and revenants and wraiths cross over from the paths of the dead to haunt the doorsteps of the living, one would be wise to follow their lead and adopt a spectral guise.

Whether if you waited till late, or found just one costume in which to make the rounds of the many celebrations that mark this season, there are more than a few more that are worth acquiring, even if Halloween were past.

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The winged serpent that was said to constantly gnaw at the deepest root of Yggdrasil, Nidhogg means “tearer of corpses.”

Nidhogg, Bare Rose, $L150. Hair: Deviant Kitties Symon in White, $L175; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain, $1250; Boots (not shown): Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black on Black Boots, $L375.

Whether the costume of a courtesan or a Japanese ghost, the Thorn of Beauty is beautiful and elaborate enough to draw glances from your fellow fiends and night creatures.

Thorn of Beauty in Blue, Bare Rose, $L180. Hair: Yukiko in Midnight by Cherry Tokyo, L$150; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain.

The Titania’s Court Faun avatars have long had their share of admirers – and what better time to try one on than Halloween?

Titania’s Court Female Faun Avatar in Snow by Riann Maltese, $L600. Hair: Kin Amaunet in White, $L100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Brat, $L1250; Clothes: Snow Mummy from Bare Rose, $L135. Accessories: Antlers from Lady of Deer, Bare Rose, L$145.

Angels needn’t be snowy-feathered and haloed with light, and at a masquerade your costume should speak for itself. You can’t go wrong with an ensemble by Bare Rose, Nicky Ree and a mask from Illusions.

Behind the Mask, Bare Rose, $L145 (mask, shirt, pants, mermaid skirt and shoulder feathers); Nicky Ree Swan Queen (upper prim sleeves and cuffs) in Black, L$980. Illusions Columbina Mask in Black/Silver, L$125 (modified with feathers from the Gracile hat) and Black Angel Wings (as yet unreleased); TaP Long Leather Gloves in Black, L$100; Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black/Black Boots. Hair: Kin Lucy in White, L$100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain. Accessories: Staff (modified) from the Magma Succubus Avatar, Grendel’s Children.

Happy Halloween!

Shopping Information:

Bare Rose by June Dion, Bare Rose (146, 11, 38)
Designing Nicky Ree by Nicky Ree, Tropical Orchid (230, 129, 31)
Illusions by Siyu Suen, Carnivale (208, 94, 33)
Titania’s Court by Riann Maltese, Fairy’s Grove Creations, Aurora (195, 191, 36)
Tete a Pied by Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot, Nouveau (197, 149, 23)
Kin by Kin Keiko, Eventide Far East (138, 171, 41)
Deviant Kitties by Helyanwe Vindaloo, Deviant Kitties (36, 52, 26)
Cherry Tokyo Kimonos by Cherry Tokyo, Music City (84, 244, 0)
Cake by Stumbelina Ophelia, FNKY Cake (128, 43, 24)
Armidi Gisaci footwear by Lola Marquez, Armidi (128, 140, 26)
Grendel’s Children by Flea Bussy, Avaria Tor (209, 228, 250)

4 Responses to “The Witching Hour”

  1. Candy Cerveau said

    Gorgeous, Caliah! I had been trying to remember where the faun avatars were, to no avail – thank you!

  2. Thank you Candy. I love that avatar, too – kept wearing it on and off when I bought it 🙂

  3. Arianna Psaltery said

    These outfits are out of this world! I love the Thorn of Beauty and the Last One with black feathers. I did that one with White feathers and the swan hat 🙂

  4. Thanks Arianna – I really like the red Thorn of Beauty too (I got both, even if I don’t think I’ll be wearing them often, they’re too good not to be collected).

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