Well, that didn’t take very long at all! Less than 48 hours after the latest update to Sansar (which allowed you to create your own custom avatars), and the first custom avatars are already available for sale from the Sansar Store!
First up is Ravioli’s gargoyle avatar, which is FREE:
Then there’s Fabeeo Breen’s zombie avatar, which is also FREE:
And following quickly on Fabeeo’s heels was Nya Alchemi, who released a cute boar avatar, which is also FREE:
Also up is a Frankenstein-inspired female monster avatar called “Yolandenstein”, for sale for S$5,000 (US$50):
By the way, here’s a link to the new Avatars section of the Sansar Store. (Check back often to see what’s new!)
So I bought all three free avatars and went into Sansar to try them on. There’s a new section under the Avatar tab in the Lookbook which allows you to select a custom avatar:
Just click on the custom avatar you want to wear, et voilà ! Be sure to click the Done button at the bottom to save your changes:
(Note that you will not be able to wear any human clothing on a custom avatar, as it is essentially a single piece wearable. The clothing must be part of the avatar.)
Here’s my boar avatar at Nya Alchemi’s S.L.A.R.P. experience:
Tonight I wanted to show you all of the saved outfits of my “Sansar supermodel” Vanity Fair—all 31 of them! This is like a history lesson in Sansar costuming, and these are some of my favourite costumes since the official launch of the fashion market in Sansar on December 18th, 2017. (Click on each of the images to see it in a larger size.)
As Sansar’s first, and so far only (with the exception of a single blogpost by Strawberry Singh) fashion blogger, I scan the Sansar Store daily for new things to show you.
One of the things that has surprised me is that there are still so few people making hair for Sansar avatars. Among those creators is Cora, and I would like to show you a few of her beautifully textured hair designs, all of which can be endlessly recoloured using the hair tab in Lookbook.
First up is her newest release, the Kim braided updo bun hair for S$150 (click on each picture to see in a larger size):
Cora also sells the beautiful brown eyes I am wearing for FREE. (They attach on the ear slot, so you can wear them with glasses which use the eye slot.)
Here’s another of her hair designs I love, the Andrea long wavy hairstyle:
Finally, we have the Kelsey messy bob hairstyle (which also comes in a men’s version):
There are several more hairstyles available on Cora’s store in the Sansar Store, so be sure to check them out!
The Sansar Store has reached an important milestone today: the 10,000th item has just been listed for sale!
What is the 10,000th item? Snow has figured out a neat trick to make your avatar body invisible, and so he decided to put it up in the store as a free item. Snow explains:
Here’s a short video by Snow showing an application of this technique:
As you can see, it has all kinds of applications!
Strawberry Singh has blogged (and created the following YouTube video) about the many clothing freebies already available on the Sansar Store (this last link will take you directly to the Wearables section of the Sansar Store, and sort everything there in ascending order by price, with the freebies first).
She also mentions today’s special Scavenger Hunt edition of the weekly Atlas Hopping livestream event she co-hosts with Drax. I plan to attend; hope to see you there!
Strawberry also very kindly mentions both this blog and my store on the Sansar Store, where I do have some free avatar clothing items available. Thanks, Strawberry!
I’ve done a little shopping in the Sansar Store, and I wanted to show you nine free or cheap tops for men. You don’t have to spend a lot of Sansar dollars to look stylish in-world! Here’s what I’ve found, with links to each item in the Store.
Remember: when you first put on a garment designed using Marvelous Designer, always press the Simulate Cloth button to make the clothing fit properly on your avatar’s body. You may also have to do a little tugging here and there, for example, to make sure that the hem of your shirt does not interpenetrate with the pants, or to ensure that the buttons on the shirt underneath your sweater don’t poke through. A few tugs with the mouse in the right places, and you’re done!
First up is this Tuxedo shirt from Agustine, which is free!
Next is this free green Southwestern Poncho, also by Agustine.
This is Merry Christmas/Happy New Years sweater by Idrid, also free.
This Peace T-shirt by Agustine is also free.
What’s Christmas without an Ugly Christmas Sweater? This one is by Idrid and it is free.
Here’s a sweater vest which I am wearing over a shirt. You will have to make sure you tug on the sweater a bit to make sure that it covers the buttons on the shirt underneath it! This so-called Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater is also by Idrid and it’s free!
Whystler has put this Hip and Casual Tunic up on the Sansar Store for only S$5.
Here is the Starry Eyes T-Shirt by Agustine, also free.
And finally, we have the Lightning T-Shirt, also by Agustine (he has been busy!)
Well, the Sansar Store is starting to fill up with clothing already! Just go to the Sansar Store webpage, select Wearables from the Explore drop-down menu, et voilà!
I tried on three inexpensive or free dresses, and at first I was dismayed when all three had parts of my body and/or underwear showing through them when I previewed them in the Lookbook avatar preview:
It turns out that, when you put on a Marvelous Designer-created garment from your inventory, you must press the Cloth Simulation button in order for it to fit properly without any body parts peeking through. Nyx from Linden Lab had this to say about it:
Anything with the MD logo, please do simulate it, and feel free as a customer to pull at it to help it to lay outside the body where you want it to lay.
You can use it to drape an MD item over a rigged mesh item to make sure that they don’t interpenetrate with each other.
So here are my three inexpensive dresses:
First up is a freebie by Sala Loon, called the Simple Dress:
Next up is a S$5 skirt and matching top ensemble with a camouflage pattern, called the SportKraft Outfit, by Kokoia:
And finally we have my favourite, the Hip and Casual Green Tunic by Whystler. It is also S$5.
(All pictures were taken in Skye Naturae Virtualis.)