Sweet Kawaii Kitty (and Attachments 101)
I’m so sweet I think my teeth hurt. And it’s all TearSong’s fault. Her “dress me up” challenge (what? I’m still working on those?) suggested that I “go cute… sugar sweet pink and fluffy cat kinda cute… make people wanna cuddle and pet and squeeze you.” Mmm, okay! Meanwhile Bobby found a couple helpful photos online to give me additional inspiration:
Notice that theme? Pink, cute, pink, lotsa jewelry, little accessories and… pink?
Yeah, I noticed that too.
I think I must have visited every pink, kawaii, cute, fluffy store on the grid (including one that was new to me, thanks to TearSong, called Fishy Strawberry). After buying lotsa different stuff, I did my best to mix and match while holding to some sort of… er… pink theme. Loosely.
One thing I did manage to do was set my own personal record for attachments: I’ve got something attached to nearly every available spot on my lil Neko bod. And most of the attachments are pink. How’d I do it? More on that below.
The Best Kawaii Belt Evarr
The centerpiece of this outfit is a belt called ‘Burger Vision’ that is probably one of the most unique accessories I’ve seen in Second Life. Anya Yalin of AnnaMayaHouse took great care in sculpting, baking, scripting (you can watch both TV sets), and packing this item with prims (104 to be exact, 100 of which are sculpted; click here to see more photos).
Combined with her unique textures and colors (not to mention her adorable “Shoulder Bear” I’m wearing), its one-of-a-kind look is a must have for any kawaii fan.
Next on the itinerary? Finding just the right kawaii sim for exploring and photography…
Toyko Peninsula – A Kawaii Haven
Tokyo Peninsula was the hands-down choice — it’s full of kawaiiness that runs the gamut from cute to bizarre. Think of it as an outdoor museum: come ready to wander, be sure to click on everything, and don’t forget to giggle (even when you’re baffled).
Examples of the amusements here include a huge plate full of cupcakes and pancakes (complete with a determined line-up of ants, as shown in the first photo), a lighthouse with funny poses at the top, a fun little treehouse, a lovely tea house, a strange conveyer belt that delivers odd little objects into the ocean, an even more unusual musical instrument, and all sorts of other bizarre yet adorable items with sometimes unexpected behavior.
Beware, all is not perfect in kawaii-land… at any moment, chunks of watermelon, meowing cats, or fireballs might suddenly rain down from the sky… or you could walk across a plushy, harmless looking kawaii kitty only to be exploded. Thankfully after sitting in a lake all day as a Neko fairy, I didn’t think twice about running for the ocean to prevent my tail from catching on fire…
Neko Attachments 101
(click on the above image to enlarge)
Some of you may be wondering how I managed to wear all of these cute little kawaii accessories, considering that choosing “wear” often limits you, when multiple items default to the same attachment point. Never fear my little Neko friend, just click here to read my Neko Attachments “how to” page, and you too can wear all of the following yummy goodies:
| Hair |Tukinowaguma: Manachan White, edited to add a few pink stripes
| Eyes | SbZ Eye Fidelity: Neko Eyes – Stormclouds
| Ears and Tail |Sweet Leonard / Needful Things: CandyEMO in white
| Kawaii flying doll | LittleGirl:LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type N) Toast
| Choker |SRU / Skanks R Us: Choked Heart Choker in pink
| Necklaces |Violet Voltaire:Cuppycake, Strawberry (short one attached to R Pec, long one attached to L Pec)
| Bra |SSH/Style Starts Here: Pink Stripe (the ruffles under my top)
| Shirt | AN / Amerie’s Naughty:Salopette_BP_ver2, inner + gloves
| Armwarmers | PrimtroniCS:Pink Neko bandage, right arm, upper/lower
| Kawaii Arm Dolls, left arm |LittleGirl: LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type Q) Twin A
| Shoulder Bear |AMH / AnnaMayaHouse: Benny The Bear
| Bracelet #1 | BroGear:Cherries and Cupcakes Charm Bracelet
| Bracelet #2 | Violet Voltaire:Cuppycake #1, Strawberry (attached to Left Hand)
| Ring, right hand | Violet Voltaire:Cuppycake, Strawberry
| Backpack | PF / Pink Fuel:Stitched White Rabbit backpack, small
| Shorts | Sey:Short Denim in Dark Green
| Belt | AMH / AnnaMayaHouse:Burger Vision Belt (click here to see it close up).
| Leggings |Fishy Strawberry: Leggins RetroPattern Purple
| Legwarmers | Gritty Kitty:Tintable legwarmers (in addition to the tintable ones in this package, there are also several patterned styles… including this one)
| Shoes | Dirty Lynx:Kasai (thanks, Tater ^_^ )
Read More about the Kawaii Lifestyle in My Previous Kawaii Neko Story
Top photo by the uber kawaii Bobby Yoshikawa <3***
© Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko in Second Life – 2009