Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SL DisneyBound – Week Six: Merida

Resting Bow

I am very behind on my challenges, so now it's time to catch up - a week or two behind but it should go pretty quickly. The Fantasy Faire often derails my other events; the dress of blogging at least four stores (all I managed this year) and all of the sims (with this post I've taken pictures in them all), my cup usually runneth over. This Disneybound Challenge is Merida, from the movie Brave, a spunky redhead with a bow. Luckily, during the Sagittarius Zodiac event I had picked up the Hopscotch pose sets for The Huntress, so I was all prepared with bow and pose to take over the woods. This is an amazing set of poses, very naturalistic and dynamic, with the bow - and when necessary arrow - included. The Fairelands Junction is a wooded, flowery sim with teleports to all of the other sims hidden in woods, where the silent auction was.There's a lovely lake lined with candles set in stone, fields of wildflowers of every shade and hue, and untamed forests with a bare track running through them made by the feet of a thousand visitors.

Suspicious Noises

Merida's look seemed to be created of two features in equal parts - bright red hair, and a bright green gown. The goal is to not reproduce, but to make a more modern look or re-interpretation, and I remembered this fantastic gown from r2 Fashion I picked up ages ago and kept meaning to photograph. The color was vibrant and unmistakable, and was perfectly matched in these slightly velvety boots, also from r2 Fashion. I wanted the effect of bracers from a more modern point of view, though, and luckily for me Rosal had just released gloves to match her Unmei set, which I had fallen in love with months ago. It has the gorgeous feature of long strips of brocade, which I tinted dark red to match the inside of my dress and the bottoms of my boots, coloring the rest the same vibrant green as the rest of my look - with a few black and white embellishments as appropriate. Finally, for the signature red curly hair, there was no store better than Analog Dog, who does - in my opinion - the best curly hair on Second Life. I cycled through a few different shades before settling on this one, a little darker than the images of Merida that I saw, but in the same vein as the reds on my clothing. It's a very simple look, but I think more than meets the challenge.

A New World

( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Candace (promotional item)
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow (promotional item)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Hair: Analog Dog, ffwd paprika
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Dress: r2 fashion, metallic dress
Gloves: Rosal, Unmei Gloves
Boots: r2 fashion, kneehigh boots

Pose and Accessories: Hopscotch

Location: Fairelands Junction
Light Settings: Sim Default
Water Settings: Sim Default

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only


  1. I think 90% of us doing this one used those poses by Hopscotch, they where just too perfect. Cute look!

  2. It makes sense to use them! I was so thrilled when I saw them in my inventory, you have no idea. I'd completely forgotten I purchased them.

    Thanks so much!