NWN's Monthly Blogger Challenge #1: MMORPG Style!
Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world fashion
Like a lot of bloggers I sometimes have a hard time finding inspiration, so I've always been a big fan of the clever prompts given for fashion blogger challenges. Lately these creative community posts have caught Hamlet's eye as well, and we decided to start an ongoing blogger challenge of our own. At the end of every month, I'll be picking and announcing a new theme for intrepid SL photographers and bloggers to take on, starting today!
In picking the first theme, I took a look at something everyone seems to love, but can rarely blog about-- MMORPGs. It seems like almost every virtual fashionista I know has a favorite MMORPG, so games like WoW, Rift, Aion, and lately Guild Wars 2 all seem to have pretty fashionable fan followings. Why not tap into that with some MMORPG-themed SL snapshots?
Keep reading for notes on my entry, and details for submitting yours!
It's no secret that I've been playing Guild Wars 2 exhaustively for the past week. My main character is a charming light armor-wearing Elementalist, and as much as I love playing her I have to admit to casting a lot of envious gazes at the chainmail-clad staff-weilding Guardians running around the lush forests alongside me, so they were my inspiration for this look.
- The hair shown is Alice Project's Lynn, a retro-inspired style with a crisp fringe and spiral curls in the back. It was a Vintage Fair exlusive, but you can pick up similar styles at Alice Project. [SL Marketplace]
- My armor is the Seiryu Lady set by BareRose which comes with both black and blue versions. I think this set represents the GW2 heavy armor style quite well, since it's ornate and beautiful without being horribly impractical, revealing, or ridiculous.
- The final touch is Yabusaka's Winged Staff, one of my favorite weapons for the paladin-like Guardians. [SL Marketplace]
- I took this picture at Aggro, one of my favourite sims for lovely outdoors scenery. It's getting a bit old at this point and I'd love to see it refreshed and rebuilt some day, but it's still lush and picture-perfect. [SLURL]
That's my entry, what about yours? Blog your MMORPG-inspired SL ensembles, and post your picture to the NWN Blogger Challenge Flickr Group! Remember to link to you blog post in the pic description!
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
Iris Ophelia (Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.