EDITORIAL NOTE: Yes, I know, I know—I have been blogging non-stop about Second Life lately! Please bear with me; I will return to writing more about the broader metaverse soon, I swear!!! This is just a phase I’m going through… 😉
Now that Hallowe’en is over, Second Life begins to get ready for the Christmas season! The Avatar Fair shopping event has many free gifts for female avatars, many of which are complete outfit fatpacks, including shoes or boots! All you have to do is join the Avatar Fair group for free to pick up all these early Christmas presents.
Look for the Avatar Fair booth with the orange backdrop (here’s the exact SLURL, but because the Avatar Fair has a central spawn point in front of the Sugar Dolls store, you need to save the SLURL to your inventory, right click on it and select “Show on Map”, then follow the red arrow to find the right booth).
Click on the Avatar Fair sign to join the group, and pick up five free gifts! One of these is a winter coat, hat and boots fatpack called Rose, from Ewa Boutique, which comes with a HUD to select from 10 coat and hat colours, and 6 different colours for the boots!
Another Christmas present from Ewa Boutique is this Noelly coat and boots outfit, which also comes with a HUD to choose 18 different colours for the coat, and 4 for the boots! Between these two gifts, you’re all set for any winter worlds you visit!
Another one of the five presents you can get at this booth is the Mysterious Bento AO, which is a carry-over gift from the Halloween round of the Avatar Fair (I wrote about it here; scroll to the Oct. 9th, 2021 update at the end). This is the perfect animation override to use with dresses, skirts, and full-skirted coats like Rose and Noelly!
Now, head over to the huge Christmas tree located right in the middle of the Avatar Fair, where there are another eight free gifts under the tree!
Here my avatar is modeling a few of these gifts. This is the fishnet-accented Agness dress by Ewa Boutique, which comes in a complete fatpack of colours (ultra-high platform shoes are included, not shown here). This outfit comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara; Meshbody Legacy; Belleza Freya and Isis; and Slink Physique and Hourglass mesh bodies.
This is the Tzuyu top and skirt, two separate pieces you can mix and match with other items in your wardrobe (sizes: Maitreya Lara and Petite; Meshbody Legacy and Perky; Belleza Freya and Isis; Slink Hourglass and Petite; INTHIUM Kupra; and a standard fitted size).
From Sugar Dolls comes this cute Amanda minidress fatpack (Maitreya Lara; Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus; Slink Physique and Hourglass sizes):
Unleash your inner punk rocker with the Alex ripped dress and sneakers outfit, another gift from Sugar Dolls. The HUD allows you to select one of six textures for both the dress and the platform sneakers. This outfit comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara; Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus; and Slink Physique and Hourglass mesh bodies.
This Katia outfit by Ewa Boutique has four colours each for the top and the miniskirt (there’s also a bag and some platform shoes, not shown here). The outfit comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara; Meshbody Legacy; Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus; and Slink Hourglass and Physique.
You’re all set for your next Christmas party with this eye-catching Donna dress in black, with an optional white or black fur trim along the hemline (it comes in Maitreya, Legacy and Slink Hourglass sizes):
The Clara crop top with tie and miniskirt with straps lets your avatar embrace a retro Avril Lavigne look for free! You get 8 texture options for the top and the skirt, plus a mini tote bag and some ultra-high platform shoes (not shown here). Sizes: Maitreya Lara, Meshbody Legacy, and Slink Hourglass.
Happy freebie shopping!
UPDATE Nov. 16th, 2021: I just checked, and the Avatar Fair has gone and swapped out many of the old gifts that were under the Christmas tree, and added many new ones! I’m not sure if they are going to be swapping gifts in and out during the event at regular intervals, so you might want to revisit the Avatar Fair event every so often!
So here another one of my small army of Second Life alts is modeling a selection of these new gifts (mostly from Ewa Boutique). This is the sexy black Naomi minidress and shoes (there’s also a black purse with a hold pose):
This daring Margareth bodysuit and skirt are labelled as a “fatpack”, but there’s no sign of the HUD in the folder! So you just have the black colour shown, which is still nice…
However, there is a HUD included to change the colour of both the sweater and skirt parts of this more modest Isa outfit:
The Anneliz party dress, featuring a transparent overskirt) comes in eight different colours (and the shoes are included):
This Giselle outfit comes in ten different colours, and includes both the collar and the awesome boots!
The Lyly fur-trimmed coat from Sugar Dolls is extremely similar to the Noelly coat I mentioned up top, only you can change the colours of the coat and the fur trim individually on this version for 56 different combinations in total!
Finally, we have the aptly-named Claus minidress and Santa hat! HO HO HO!!!
Happy freebie shopping!