it amuses me much that in my dual world, i have attended carnival in the real world and once in the dreaming, and the difference between my corporeal flesh and the pixel container of my soul is quite striking i think. it is one of my dreams to be reborn in a future life as a samba queen, a rainha da bateria, dancing at the head of a samba school, in full regalia. and so i resolved on wearing a brazilian style outfit. i was very fortunate that the first place i landed had such lovely costumes. the one that struck my eye was a bahia-style outfit. apparently the revelers in bahia wear costumes influenced by native american outfits. when i put it on the first thing that came to mind was xica da silva, the famous/notorious 18 century slave, who was the commander's mistress. i admire her and further more love the actress who played her on brazilian tv (tais araujo). it suited me very well, and so i got to work cutting it down.
siyu's parties are quite exclusive--she only lets 50 people attend for the first two hours, and to reduce lag she requires attendees to limit their ensembles to 200 prims or less. so i had to ask the maker to reduce the back piece by half, and i had to skip wearing hair, because the headpiece alone was 84 prims. all in all i was right at 200 prims. i was lucky because i had a skin with an afro on it already, so i wore that. the gown was not part of the outfit, the original being very skimpy indeed. the ball was meant to be formal, so i wore pieces from the Nicky Ree Mui dress, which magically seemed to match perfectly. my avatar eyes are very small and so i wore blue robot eyes to make them stand out of the mask a little better.
and the next day like a ghost i visited the hall where we had danced the night before, and whirled and spun in a lonely dance of my own.....................
Gloves, Top, and Skirt: DNR (Nicky Ree) Mui Magic set gold
Headpiece, necklace, shoes, hose, bracelets, tail feathers, earrings, and back piece: MF Bahia Fogo
Skin: Zulu Maiden (afro) Brazen Women Skins
Leg silks: Ronjas Golden Snake set