Gacha Fever: Here's What I'll Be Looking Out For At The Arcade's September Gacha Event in Second Life
With the September round of The Arcade's Gacha Festival starting up this weekend, designers have started sharing peeks and promos of what's to come. As always there's plenty to look forward to, from the weird to the wonderful, and I've already singled out a few favorites.
Pandora Wrigglesworth, the mad genius behind Curio Obscura, often has some of the most interesting items in each round of The Arcade. September seems like it won't be any exception; her Materials-enhanced Abomination boots (above) might not be something I'll throw on every day, but you never know when you'll need a pair of shoes as vicious as these in your wardrobe.
I'm also really looking forward to Polyester Patridge's fish and aquarium set from Yummy, but not because of the aquariums themselves. Granted we're long overdue for a really nice mesh aquarium set in Second Life, but oddly enough I'm most interested in the little baggies that each of the fish come packaged in. It's weird to say it, but they're an interesting and unconventional accessory, and I'm expecting to see them in a lot of super cute post-gacha photography.
Umazuma Metaluna's body brand, The Skinnery, has become a staple of events like The Arcade, and her skins have been growing on me a lot as a result. Her preference for clean and natural skins complete with creases, freckles, and "flaws", is a nice change of pace when so many skin brands still focus on keeping faces and bodies plasticky-smooth. I'll probably be grabbing more than one of these Alice skins for just that reason... Even though I honestly hate it when skin makers make their "Bare" makeup option the rarest one in their gacha.
Be sure to drop by The Arcade when it opens this weekend.
... Unless the sim fills up immediately.
... Which it almost certainly will.
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