Usher II for A Tattered Page

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The liberation from the strict confines of realism, the celebration of imagination, of fairytales, of the monsters under your bed and in your closet, the indulgence in beauty and fantasy, the triumphant declaration that humankind is more than rules and logic: that is Usher II. A scheme set in motion to achieve all of that, played out in the very last gothic manor built to honor Poe, a vengeance most dreadfully delightful.

Usher II dress and mask were created for A Tattered Page, for its round focusing on The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. If this wasn’t the kind of offering you were expecting from a book set on Mars, read on.

The Martian Chronicles is a series of stories, tied together by a central arc. One of them, entitled Usher II, is a story of dark and gothic revenge against those who would seek to rid the world of all things less than cheerful.

Our designs for this round of A Tattered Page are based on the following quote within the story:

“The House blazed with life and color; harlequins rang by with belled caps and white mice danced miniature quadrilles to the music of dwarfs who tickled tiny fiddles with tiny bows, and flags rippled from scorched beams while bats flew in clouds about gargoyle mouths which spouted down wine, cool, wild and foaming. A creek wandered through the seven rooms of the masked ball. Guests sipped and found it to be sherry. Guests poured from the booths, transformed from one age into another, their faces covered with dominoes, the very act of putting on a mask revoking all their licenses to pick a quarrel with fantasy and horror. The women swept about in red gowns, laughing. The men danced them attendance. And on the walls were shadows with no people to throw them, and here or there were mirrors in which no image showed. “All of us vampires!” laughed Mr. Fletcher. “Dead!:

We hope you enjoy the dark masquerade, and the reminder that the dark ones are everywhere. Even on Mars.

The dress is a rigged mesh item that moves with your avatar. It comes in seven sizes: in addition to the five standard sizes there are also two extra ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M. Please try the demo.

The mask is unrigged mesh for easy resizing and positioning and it has a holding animation.

Both the dress and the mask have a colour-change HUD that has three colours for both metals and bone and twelve fabric colours for the dress and mask.

The items will appear no-mod in inventory because of the scripts involved, but they are still modifiable.

Permissions are M/C/NT. The dress L395, mask L195.

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Skadi

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Skadi, the goddess of winter, mountains, skiing and bow-hunting, is celebrating her season with an appropriately festive outfit. Her gown is dark for she has been often associated with darkness, the nature’s long rest. It is decorated with glittering snowflakes, the falling sources of light in the night. She might not go skiing or hunting in this outfit, but she kept her arrows near to her, regardless. She’s the sparkle of light in the midwinter night, the sharp bite of frost, the depth of darkness covering her like a cloak.

This is an outfit for the wintry goths of strong dark colours with just a touch of silvery light. This is the garb for darker fantasies with a sharp attitude. This is the snowflakes in the blizzard, scathing bite of the breeze. This is the dark side of winter.

Both the dress and the collar come with colour-change HUDs of six colours. The upper and lower part of the dress can be colour-changed separately. The collar has also a colour-change option for the shoulder snowflake: silver or gold.

The dress is a rigged mesh item that moves with your avatar. It comes in seven sizes: in addition to the five standard sizes there are also two extra ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M.

The collar is unrigged mesh and can be resized and re-positioned as you wish.

Please try the demos before purchasing.

Originally released at Gothmas by Gaslight 2014, now available in the main store and the Marketplace. The special editions are not available anymore.

Permissions are M/C/NT. The gown with the HUD L295. The collar with the HUD L195.

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An animated gif to show the snowflake details better than any picture can.

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Persephone

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Persephone, the bride of Hades, easily encompasses the purity of snow and the dark vines reaching for her, blooming in red. She carries her vulnerability and wounds with pride, drawing strength from her position as the compromise between life and death, the delicate balance of winter’s stillness and the promise of summer. The roses she carries, the roses she walks on are all reminders of warmth and growth, even in the midst of the coldest of seasons.

This look works for both fantasy and elegance, it can be turned to a mythological figure or a stunning goth look for the wintry celebrations. Wear it and see if you dare to court the gaze of Hades.

The dress and the gloves have colour-change HUDs of four colours: red, black, grey, rose. There’s also a HUD to change the hand positions of the gloves.

The dress is a rigged mesh item that moves with your avatar. It comes in seven sizes: in addition to the five standard sizes there are also two extra ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M. The gloves are fitmesh and therefore come in just one size.

The hair has a colour change HUD of 15 colours, especially selected to colour-coordinate with Persephone’s palette. It is unrigged mesh and therefore resizeable as you wish.

The eyes and makeup set have four different eye colours and four coordinating makeups to match the eyes.

The slippers are made for Slink high feet. The Slink feet are not included.

The crown and slippers set has colour change HUDs of four colours to change the roses and ribbons to match your style.

Please try the demos before purchasing.

Originally released at Gothmas by Gaslight 2014, Persephone is now available both in the main store and the Marketplace.

Permissions are M/C/NT. The dress and gloves L395, crown and slippers L295, hair L195, eyes and makeups L95.

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Severina Update

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The Severina set originally released for World Goth Fair 2014 has now been updated into collections of all colours: some with HUD for colour change, some to include all the corresponding colours.

Severina is covered in lace and jewels, polished from the tip of her toes to the jewels adorning her neck. The long skirt combined with the lace adds a romantic, almost historical gothic drama to the look, making it also appeal to roleplayers. This is the look for the women who know the true meaning of drama and live the intense passion daily.

Severina’s outfit is sold as separates, but they will form an absolutely stunning look from head to toe when used together.

The maxi skirt is rigged mesh with an additional garment layer lace for the upper trim. It comes with a colour change HUD of eight colours. In addition to the five standard sizes there are also two additional ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M.

The sleeves are rigged mesh with two garment layer lace trims (undershirt and gloves) and Slink hand tattoo applier option for the lower. The sleeves also come with Slink Physique applier. The sleeves come with a colour change HUD of eight colours. In addition to the five standard sizes there are also two additional ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M. Slink hands or physique are not included.

The Medallion Jewelry includes two pieces: an unrigged mesh collar with lace covered insets. There’s a large medallion with drop beads on front and buckles at the back of the collar. A garment layer lace trim is included on the jacket layer. Also included is the medallion on a simple chain, hanging at midchest length. The pack includes eight colours.

The sandals are unrigged mesh designed for Slink natural barefeet and include a stunning cabochon effect Slink nail appliers for both hands and feet. There’s eight colours in the pack. Slink feet and hands are not included.

Permissions are M/C/NT. Price L395 per pack.

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Severina at World Goth Fair

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Pale Empress brings a complete look of gothic flair and flourish to World Goth Fair. Severina is covered in lace and jewels, polished from the tip of her toes to the jewels adorning her neck. The long skirt combined with the lace adds a romantic, almost historical gothic drama to the look, making it also appeal to roleplayers. This is the look for the women who know the true meaning of drama and live the intense passion daily.

Severina’s outfit is sold as separates, but they will form an absolutely stunning look from head to toe when used together.

The corsets are garment layer with lola applier option. The maxi skirt is rigged mesh with an additional garment layer lace for the upper trim. The sleeves are rigged mesh with two garment layer lace trims (undershirt and gloves) and Slink hand tattoo applier option for the lower.

The Medallion Jewelry includes two pieces: an unrigged mesh collar with lace covered insets. There’s a large medallion with drop beads on front and buckles at the back of the collar. A garment layer lace trim is included on the jacket layer. Also included is the medallion on a simple chain, hanging at midchest length.

The sandals are unrigged mesh designed for Slink natural barefeet and include a stunning cabochon effect nail appliers for both hands and feet. All the sandals benefit Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

The sleeves and the maxi skirt are rigged mesh items that move with your avatar. In addition to the five standard sizes there are also two additional ones: XS+ that provides more generous curves in the top part of base XS and M+ that has more muscles and extra curves than base M.

There’s eight colours available of each item. All items also offer a fatpack option and a demo: please try the demos before purchasing.

Permissions are M/C/NT.

Prices per colour: Corsets L195, Skirts L195, Sleeves L195, Medallions L195, Sandals L99.

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Gothbrellas

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Originally released as a gacha at Gothmas by Gaslight, now also available as a fatpack in both Pale Empress main store and the Marketplace.

The gacha itself is also available in the Main Store if you want to try your luck and want just one. There’s nine commons and three rare prizes. Gacha is L25 per play and the prizes are transferable. The fatpacks are non-transferable.

The gothbrellas are wonderfully dark, whimsical and feminine at the same time. They crown any gothic look with style while still protecting you from the evil sun. They are also the perfect feminine accessories for gothic lolitas and contain a hold pose to better twirl and preen with.

The gacha prizes are NC/M/T and L25 per play. The fatpack is C/M/NT and the price is L295.

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