Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: I Test Drive the L$1 Chivasa Female Bento, Bakes on Mesh Head from Pacha

I discovered that Pacha Ewing sells a dollarbie Bento, Bakes on Mesh-compatible female mesh head on the SL Marketplace, called Chivasa, so I decided to check it out.

Here’s my first look, using the included head and body shape, and pairing the Chivasa head with the Kalhene Ariadna mesh body (this Ariadna mesh body is no longer available, but its successor, the Anya mesh body by Kalhene, is a reasonably-priced, Maitreya Lara-compatible alternative: more information here).

This is quite an attractive head, which responds reasonably well to most of the head sliders (although I could not close the mouth). Here’s a look at it with the free, shorter, pulled-back bun hairstyle already in your default Second Life inventory. Just open your inventory, and scroll down to the very bottom of your inventory window to find the Library folder. It’s in Library / Accessories / Hair Design Options / Pulled Back Bun folder. It’s free, completely adjustable, tintable, and uncomplicated, and it fits well under hats and hoods, too!

The Chivasa head comes with an eyelash HUD with eight options:

Here’s a look at the options available in the package, which include three Bakes on Mesh skin tones, three eyebrow colours, eyeliner and eyeshadow, five lipstick colours, and six different hairbases (I used the black one in the two images above, and tinted the pulled-back bun slightly to match).

All in all, this is an attractive female mesh head at a price that can’t be beat, L$1. Here’s another look featuring the free lingerie and robe from the Tequila Hunt currently going on at the MIIX shopping event (more details here).

Looking good, for a grand total of one measly Linden dollar! (If you spring for the Kalhene Anya mesh body, the total cost rises to L$1,696.)

I will be adding the Pacha Chivasa head to my constantly-updated list of free and inexpensive mesh heads and bodies for female avatars.

Send In the Cons: RecCon in Rec Room and VRCon in VRChat

Yes, the title is a dreadful pun; this is the best I could do at 3:00 a.m. (I am suffering from insomnia yet again).

Most real-world cons (fan conventions), such as Comic Con pictured here, have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but both VRChat and Rec Room are hosting virtual cons!

I have news of not one, but two different virtual cons (short for fan conventions) taking place in two of the most popular social VR platforms, Rec Room and VRChat.

Let’s start with the one that is happening first: RecCon.

RecCon is a free community event in Rec Room where players from all around the world will meet up for various activities, Q&As, exhibit halls, and panels. There will be five exhibit halls at the con:

  • Artist Alley Expo Hall
  • Portfolio Expo Hall
  • Classes Expo Hall
  • Inventors Expo Hall
  • Clubs Expo Hall

RecCon takes place November 28th and 29th, 2020. For more information, and to learn how to host a panel, event, or booth in the expo hall, please see this webpage.

VRCon takes place December 11th to 13th, 2020 in VRChat. The deadline to apply for a virtual booth is December 6th; here is the application form. For more information, and to learn how to get involved, please follow their Twitter or join their Discord server.

Here’s a short promotional video which was just posted to YouTube: