In honor of Japan's most famous guitarist, hide, [Actuate Eden] will be having a birthday sale at the main shop only. Only today, December 13th, hide's birthday will this sale be availible. Everything will be 50% off or more! Come while you can!
I am sad to say I could no longer afford my larger store in Aurora Vale. It was taken down earlier today, however you can still get my items in the Ideal Illusion main store location.
On a brighter note, the owner of Club Kami, a new and upcoming gay asian club has offered me a space right next to the club based on comissions! So if you like my stuff and you like Club Kami then buy my things here! 20% of the proceeds go to the club!
Another outfit from Au Revoir. When I was watching the PV I thought this outfit design would be perfect for Halloween which was right around the corner at the time. After having sold it with a skin for the holiday however I wanted to share the love for a long period of time and made it in several colors for all occasions. I am glad I could find a way to make the sculpted feathers work. This outfit would have been so glitchy with flexi prims. It came out nice I think in any event.
Dirty Faith was a product of my imagination one day when I was listening to a song of the same name by the band Nega. For some reason this design popped into my head with the singer, Jin wearing this outfit in some sort of video. It was rather vivid in my mind. This was my first time doing an entire outfit from my mind so it was a little difficult but was fun. The chains were a little hard but I think they came out well. I hope everyone likeS my first real project.
From October 15th-30th there will be two Halloween outfits availible. The first is based off of Yu~Ki of Malice Mizer in the PV Au Revior. For a limited time the outfit will also include a skin, free of charge. The second is an original design inspired by Nega's song Dirty Fatih. This is a limited bloody version of the outfit. They are located in the Halloween forest. Remember, to get there click the trick or treat table
10月15日 - 30日：二ハロウィーンの衣装。第一は、PV Au Reviorのマリスミゼルのゆう〜神起です。肌が含まれています。 2番目のオリジナルデザインです。それはNegaの歌、Dirty Fatih触発されています。これは、血のバージョンです。彼らは、ハロウィーンのフォレスト内に存在する。注意：森に行ってテーブルをクリックします。
From the 1st-31st of October there will be a special haunted Halloween forest for visitors to see. This special forest is for everyone to enjoy be it to just explore or take pictures in.
On the 15th two special Halloween outfits will be released and set for sale only in the forest. Keep your eye out fot them because they won't be around again.
To enter the forest please click on the trick or treat table in the main store at Ideal Illusion.
Please enjoy and feel free to post any pictures you tke on the [Actuate Eden] Flickr page.
People have been asking for more dresses since I only have the one. Again I turned to Mana for a refrence for a dress. Mana has been done many times in Second Life but I never saw the dress for Au Revoir. Personally I think it is one of his prettiest. This build was a little tricky but once I realised I could cheat and use a flower for the skirt it came along pretty smoothly. The hardest and most tedious part was putting all the roses on the dress. I thought I would be doing that till I die. Recoloring them all was difficult too. Making sure each flower was the right color. I have no idea what I was thinking when I made this outfit, but I say that a lot don't I? Modding the hair was also horrible. I can't make hair very well so I modded one from Sadistic Hacker and I like it, it just took forever. I worked really hard on this one so I really hope people enjoy it as much as I think they will.
There is a special in-store group gift now availible! This gift can only be received if you are a part of the [Actuate Eden] SL group, not the subscrib-o-matic. The cost you ask? Only 1L! Now right now I am sure you are pondering what in the world would I give away for only 1L to my loyal shoppers. Well I'll tell you, it is a special limited edition of the face masks, Fracture!
Lately I have been really down due to a lot of personal issues. I needed to find a way to keep my spirits up and find the old me again and so I turned to oshare music. It isn't my top choice in music and I really only like 3 or 4 bands but it was all I could do to keep myself from falling into depression. I found Gr8 Story by SuG and it inspired me. It's words of reaching for tomorrow and creating your own story, that life cannot be bad forever. I took these words to heart and I have been happier since. To try and hold onto this feeling I decided to make Takeru's outfit from the PV. That was a bit more of a challenge then I thought....as usual it seems. I wasn't sure how to make the jacket seem plush and fluffy like in the video so I made the whole thing prim to give that illusion. I had a hard time with some of the texturing and prim work but all in all this outfit was really fun to make and my first to ever be offered in multiple colors right off the bat. I am really excited about this outfit and I hope more people like it. Expect to see more oshare from me in the future!
There was a loud rumble as the earth shook. From within the safety of the old church all seemed well untill the ground opened up. The deepths below swallowed the floor into a black pit as the stone began to crumble and fall away. Then just as suddenly as it had begun the land was still and all that remained was the emty blackness below. Peering in nothing could be seen but a voice calls, taring at the heart....
At the new main store in Ideal Illusion there has been an addition to the store. Within its walls is now a large black hole in the floor. Follow it to where it may lead and see what happens....
From August 20 to September 5, Harumari SIM is holding a dōjinshi and cosplay convention. Kodama ni Ki was kind enough to give 4 prim spaces to its vedors. Since [Actuate Eden] holds a place at Kodama we got 4 prims spaces. Three are items you know but one is a pre-release of the armwarmer for Gr8 Story! Come get it while you can!
8月20日から5〜9月。 Harumari SIMはコスプレ大会を開催している。 Kodama ni KIは私たち4プリムのスペースを与えた。 3あなたが知っている商品ですが、1つはGr8 Story暖かいの腕のプレリリース版です！中することができますそれを得る下さい。
[Actuate Eden] Is proud to be a part of the Rad Minds group hunt!
Each item is 20L. Every item in the hunt is worth 50L or more but has been marked down. Some stores will have several items but [Actuate Eden] has only one: a special LIMITED green version of Takeru of SuG's outfit in Gr8 Story!
The hunt is only from August Friday the 13th to August the 22nd so make sure you are there!
[Actuate Eden] is now proudly a part of the Woeful Wednesday sales event by Hatter Marville and Dame Hollow. Every wensday [Actuate Eden] will drop one item to 50L! The first item will be Yami no Kuni no Alice! For those unfamiliar with it I have attached the ad. Hope to see you all Wednesnday.
Yet again time for ads. This time it is for KinetiK Magazine. They specilize in alternative fasion designs and styles. I have even modeled for them, which is cool. This ad like the list two is using a picture done for me by Kei Kojishi. This is the one he did of the Ruki Cockroach cosplay. As before I just threw on the logo, location and credits.
Yes the item made for the visual hunt is on sale by itself in 7 colors (but not the special visual hunt two tone color). I decided to make versions to sell because it was so much work to make all the chain, putting together each individual link. Next time I am using chain sculpts! I had seen a picture of GPKISM from the Kanzen website and thought their eyepatch design was so amazing I had to make one similar for SL. I already had roses from making Yami no Kuni no Alice so no worries there. I just needed to add feathers and the chains. Finding an apropriate feather design was a bit of a tedious task but I did it and the chains of course were the most tedious thing in the world. I have quite a bit of repect for jewelry designers that make the links in chained items. Dispite the chains being a pain I think they came out really nice and I am very proud of this new item from [Actuate Eden]. Below I have also included the picture of GPKISM.
So it is finally time for the hunt I have been quardenating with Kanzen ni Jrock to help spread the love of the visual culture! I have created a special color of an item I have been working on inspired by GPKISM. It is a rose and chains eyepatch!
It is that time again to make ads. This time I am also making some for EyeBitten, an alternative male fasion magazine I was asked to model for. Unlike the ther ads I did not actualymake the pictues. I posed from a photographer I admire greatly, Kei Kojishi and he did amazing things with the snashots he took. Simply stunning work. I asked him if I could use them for ads and he said as long as he got credit for his work so I said of course and threw text on his pictures and here they are.
So I decided after seeing no decent face gems in SL that didn't eat your face that I would make some. They are often seen in visual and oshare kei to decorate the eye area or forhead but I only mad eye ones. Mini prim hell again especially since each gem is two prims but I am happy they are sculpt so have the right shape. I made them in several styles for veriety and idot me made like 8 colors. That was such a pain when I was setting them up in the stores. I have a whole new level of respect for hair makers or anyone who makes many color selections of anything lol They seem to be popular. I sold quite a few the first day and things never sell for me on the first day so I am pretty excited about that. Maybe I will make head gems soon too.
So this was my first set of original items and I am pretty proud. When I first started my stores ::Bushido:: and [Actuate Eden] I never thought I would be able to make anything of my own design and would be making cosplay forever. I learned a lot about original design this time and I am pretty confident I will be making more in the future. Everyone always said I should be a fasion designer anyway lol I made a lot of styles because I wanted people to have as many options as possible. I knew before I said I wasn't going to make anything for a long time and at the time it felt very true but as I laid there there, more and more I was drawn to designing for comfort and thus these were born. It was a challenge trying to come up with multiple designs people would like but I think I did alright. I really hope people like them and use them in their outfits.
Another outfit inspired by Hentai, the owner of Kanzen ni Jrock. We were talking one day, about what I cannot rightly remeber but somehow we came to the topic of Dir en Grey and their song Ain't Afraid to Die. He expressed to me how that song changed his entire prospective on life and in essence saved him from himself. The story was so touching I felt compelled at once to make somethig fom the video. I watched it a great many times before deciding on Kyo. The fact it was Kyo I decided to do was actually pretty funny since I had been working on Kyo already but the alternate red Myaku outfit which I had put aside to work on hide which then I put aside to do this. I am a scatter brain, I know. This outfit was actuactually relatively easy after all the other outfits I have done. The hardest part was probubly the glasses. Getting them to look natural on his face was extreemly difficult. I also ran into a problem while making the skin. Half way through making it I noticed Kyo had a giant slash across his throat. How I missed that the first hundred times I will never know. Well it seems making such a scar right where it should be is a puzzle peice project on the head layer. There was no way I was going to make it look right so I put it as far up as I could on the neck portion of the chest layer. I think it looks pretty close and I learned more about making skins. Another difficult part about the skin was finding what the symbol on Kyo's head was. His hair is constantly in the way in the video and it drove me crazy. A friend finally found one poster at high enough resolution that I could see it properly and recreate it for the skin. I am happy to add Ain't Afraid to Die to the [Acuate Eden] colection and I hope many enjoy it.
もう1つの服Henに触発さ。彼はKanzen ni Jrockの所有者です。私たちは一日話していた。我々はDir en Greyについて話しました。歌についてAin't Afraid to Die話した。彼はその曲は、彼を救ったと言った。それは彼とは異なる人生について考えさせられました。物語はとても感動的だった。私は何か画面よりビデオするために必要と感じた。私はそれを多く見ました。私は京を行うことを決めた。この服は簡単だった。難しい部分はメガネだった。それらを取得する素敵な彼の表情には困難でした。皮膚は、ハードもあった。私は首に傷に気づいた。私は私が知らない逃した方法。私は高として胸層の上に置いた私はできる限り。これは、近くに見えます。スキンについて学ぶ新しいもの。別のハードの部分は、頭の上に象徴でした。ハード彼の髪を見るためには、方法でされました。友人が私にはそれを見てみましょう1ポスターを発見した。私は幸せ[Acuate Eden]コレクションにAin't Afraid to Dieを追加するです。
****Items in the Ads****
Hair: Sebastian from Gritty Kitty(Edited)
Skin: Ain't Afraid To Die Kyo Skin from Actuate Eden (Gatcha Machine)
Eyes: Glass Eyes - Ghost from Negaposi
Jewelry: Ain't Afraid To Die Lip Peircings from Actuate Eden (Gatcha Machine)
Shoes: Formal dress shoes from HOC
It is that time again where I must make an ad for Morrigan's magazine La Vie d'Innocent. I could use the Asagi one I had for the last issue but I don't want readers to become bored with/used to my ads so I have made another. Slowly I have been trying to recreate the official photos of the real artists in SL and one of them came out so well I had to use it as an ad. This one is of Gackt while he was a member of Malice Mizer in his promotional video version of the Le Ciel outfit. I really love how it came out and I hope everyone reading his magazine will too.
それは時間をもう一度La Vie d' Innocentの広告を作ることです。私は浅黄1私は最後の問題のあった使用できます。私はいつも同じになるようにしたくありません。 1つは私が作った写真本当に良いです。私は広告としてそれを使用していた。これはGacktの「Le Ciel」です。私は実際にどのように出てきたが大好きです。私は皆があまりにも願っています。
This was an outfit inspired by Hen, the owner of Kanzen ni Jrock. The first time she was ever introduced to jrock was with Die in this very outfit. I took it upon myself to make this for her. It was a bigger task then I had first realised. I literally had nightmares of metal miniprims trying to eat me. I learned a lot however about what can be primmed and what can't and how to use prims better. This outfit includes the shoes because it would look retarded wothout them and that was a dificult task within itselt as well. A big obstical was that this was not in any videos and I could only find photos of it. Luckily it seems to be popular and there were many to work with though. This might have been my longest project but I think I came back with the most knowladge from it. I am extreemly proud of this one, more then any other I have made. We took it and used it in a fundraiser for the Kanzen club before it it is officially released and it sold for 4K in the auction! I was floored really. At least my hard work paid off really well. Below I have put the item and a few of my refrence pictures.
これは、服Henに触発された。彼女はKanzen ni Jrockの所有者です。彼女はDieを愛している。私は彼女のために服を作ることを決めた。それは多くの困難にして私はそれが考えられていた。私はたくさんのことを学んだ。この服、靴が付属します。それは愚かな彼らなしになります。それはハードと同様でした。私が作ったことがなかったの靴の前に。これは、任意のビデオではない。私はそれの写真を見つけることができる。それは人気があるようです。多くの写真があった。これは私に非常に長い時間を作ることだった。私はめちゃめちゃこの1つの誇りに思います。私たちはそれを取り、Kanzenクラブの資金調達でそれを使用する（前に閉鎖）。それは4000Lのオークションで販売！私は本当に驚いた。私のハードワーク、少なくとも実際に功を奏した。以下は、私はアイテムといくつかの写真を入れている。