BeSpoke, a Second Life store which specializes in creating custom heads and avatars, has a lovely Christmas gift for you! They are giving away a fully-adjustable Bento, Bakes on Mesh-compatible elf head and five skins for it. This Yule Elf head is unisex, coming in three versions (male neck, female neck, and neckless) and with both male and female skin.
BeSpoke would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! You can pick up the Yule (Elf) Head for FREE, along with the 5 available skins. We are happy to celebrate with everyone this season, and we hope that we all enter the new year with great things to come!
Here’s what the male elf looks like, with the default Wood skin (I fiddled with the sliders a bit to give his face a less dour expression, and paired this head with the dollarbie Meshbody Classic male body, which is Bakes on Mesh compatible):
Here’s a full-body shot (I apologize for the boxer shorts; I have a disturbing lack of elfwear in my inventory, which I must address immediately!). And who knew that elves had such ripped abs? 😝
This head is very adjustable, as you can see from these two looks from the female-necked head (the first is the default female shape, the second after I tweaked it to give her slightly bigger eyes, bigger ears, a squarer chin, and a less of a frown!).
Here’s a full head-to-toe picture of the female elf, using the L$1 Meshbody Classic female body:
The head comes with two sets of tintable tattoo-layer eyebrows, and 6 different pairs of system eyes, plus something called an “ear fix” which I couldn’t seem to get to work. There’s also an animation HUD in the package, but I had some trouble getting that to work, either. But for a free head, that’s just quibbling over small details. This is an AWESOME gift!
Of course, this avatar head would work just as well if you were roleplaying a Star Trek Vulcan or Romulan! The possibilities are literally endless! How about creating an elf-centaur hybrid? It’s your Second Life; you do you, boo!!! 🙂
You can pick up these gifts both from the SL Marketplace (here’s the link) and from BeSpoke’s in-world store (exact SLURL; just pay each of the vendors L$1 and it will automatically be refunded).
Here’s a Flickr video from the creator showing a very festive purple Christmas elf!
The creator adds a special request, a way to say “thank you” for this generous free Christmas gift, which I have reproduced in full below from the video caption:
🎄In the spirit of the season, we ask that you please take the time to visit the charity GoFundMe we have started for a very serious issue, and close to home for us. Any way that you are able to help, through donation or sharing the page with friends or family, we are incredibly grateful. 🎄
>> gofund.me/aa121c57 <<
In Long Beach, California, property management companies will purchase up affordable housing and evict the tenants by any means necessary. They do this because for every $100 the rent is raised the property value goes up $30,000. A member of our team received multiple illegal eviction attempts during the eviction moratorium. The property developers tortured her with months of heavy construction when she would not leave. Her neighbors are immigrants and a family with a newborn child, who were treated the same. She is turning 67 this year, and we wish to celebrate Christmas and her birthday with this GoFundMe to get her neighborhood a good lawyer. Help us buy a sack of coal for some naughty landlords. Share this GoFundMe, please!
So, if you are in a financial position to help, please do so! Happy freebie shopping!
UPDATE Dec. 27th, 2021: Here’s a picture of another female avatar I used the BeSpoke gift Yule Elf head on, this time with a green Bakes on Mesh fantasy skin I had picked up earlier this year from 7 Deadly S[k]ins. Looking good!
Thank you to Dreamer from the Freebie Queens SL Discord for the tip!