Fantasy Faire in Second Life Runs from April 23rd to May 10th, 2020

Celebrating its twelfth year, Fantasy Faire 2020 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in Second Life, and a major in-world fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

So I decided to dress up Vanity Fair in full-blown fairy godmother mode, and go explore the 18 beautifully-decorated sims!

There are 13 shopping regions, with a wide variety of merchandise, some exclusive to the Faire, plus dance and theatre performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, a Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing, as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to help support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Fantasy Faire is the perfect time to pick up that winged horse you always wanted!

Fantasy Faire’s extremely talented sim designers do such an amazing job each year. Here are just a few pictures I took in my travels:

If you’ve never been to Second Life before, Fantasy Faire is your perfect starting point! Why not come and join in the magic today? Here’s how to get started for free.

I’ll grant you three wishes!

Vanity Fair is wearing:

Gown and Wings: the Fairy Godmother gown set in dreamy blue by Silvan Moon Designs

Hair Roses: Light blue roses tiara (part of the Ninde gown set, a 14,000 members group gift from PurpleMoon Creations, a store which has since closed down after ten years operating on the grid, but still has a few items up on the SL Marketplace)

Jewelry: Antigone silver and ice earrings and necklace (a long-ago free gift from Kouse’s Sanctum, another store which has closed, but still has a few older items on the SL Marketplace)

Magic Wand: a free hunt prize from a long-ago hunt, I forget where I got this!

Shoes (not seen): Betty ballet flats by Damien Fate on the SL Marketplace

Hair: Meadow hair by Magika Hair

Animation Override: This is a gown AO by Kamilah Hauptmann selling for L$1,000 on the SL Marketplace, which has settings for various sizes and styles of full-skirted ballgowns. I bought this years and years ago and it has certainly served me well, but if I were starting out from scratch, I would purchase the Southern Belle & Woman in Ballgown Bento AO from Tuty instead, as it is only L$650 and has more natural upper body animations.

Particle Effects: Mystic Shower Sparkles in white from FallnAngel Creations (a free hunt prize from their amazing semiannual hunts; this store has since left the grid)

Face and Body Lights: Sometimes you just need a good, strong set of face and body lights to show off a look you’re proud of! This high-wattage version was a freebie from House of Heart, a hair store that has long since left the grid.

Vanity Fair is also wearing:

  • the Kimberly Catwa Bento mesh head
  • the Maitreya Lara mesh body
  • Daria skin by The Skinnery
  • and Realistic eyes in strong green by Miriel.

See you at Fantasy Faire!

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UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Peace on Earth Hunt

Every December, more than one hundred stores participate in one of Second Life’s longest-running and most popular hunts, the Peace on Earth hunt. The hunt runs from December 1st to 31st, and, as every year, there are wonderful free gifts to be had! I have selected six hunt prizes to show you.

First up is this truly glorious red Diversity ballgown by Ellnique (formerly know as Shoenique Designs):

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This gown comes with the shawl. You should be aware that, if you wear all the flexiprims that come with this gown, it will send your Avatar Rendering Complexity soaring through the roof! But appearing as a jelly doll to everyone around you is sometimes the price you have to pay for fashion 😉

Next is another red ballgown by ML Fashion, called Evita, which includes the shoes and the fur scarf:

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The Unicorn ballgown by PurpleMoon is perfect for your next holiday party!

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The gift from Ghee is this lovely red ballgown with a subtle pattern:

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The gift from Glitterati is a bit of a surprise for a winter hunt (maybe I found the wrong globe?): a flowery summer dress with a matching floppy sunhat!

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More in line with the holiday spirit is this blue sweater dress with a jolly snowman, the hunt prize from Sweet E’s:

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Here’s the complete list of hunt hints. Happy hunting!

UPDATE Dec. 3rd: I was sent a message from Fauve, who said:

The hunt dress from Glitterati features a Hellebore flower, aka “Christmas Rose”.

Thank you for letting me know, Fauve! 🙂