Good morning SL! I have a lot of things I want to blog about this week, but first I need to get this off my chest. I love mesh, and I don’t mind modifying my shape to fit, but I do mind having to reconstruct my whole body.
For example, I’ve been dying to wear this Breeze Kimono Jacket from Leverocci for a few weeks now. When I put the jacket on (in this case, a Medium), I found the shape bulky, especially around the shoulders. I could have worn a Small size, but it didn’t fit my waist, and parts of the kimono went into my waist. So I went with the next best size, Medium, which has a pretty decent fit — but it gave me broad shoulders, so I modified my shape and made my shoulder-width 10 points less on the slider. Also, my boobs didn’t fit, so I had to decrease that by a lot (to 40 points). Even though this jacket is adorable, you’d have to ‘work’ pretty hard to wear it. I also found that it shifts around a bit (rigged badly) when I change my poses.
I’ve always been very open to modding my shape to fit mesh clothing, but not so much for hair.
When I tried on this Flint hairstyle from Ploom, even with the alpha, it didn’t fit at all. The alpha took out too much around the forehead, and still didn’t fix the sides showing. The picture below actually shows the good side, the other side poked through a lot more! Usually I’ll mod my forehead to fit mesh hair, if my forehead shows through the hair, but I don’t like touching my head shape overall. It required too many sliders tweaking to get a balanced look.
Before | After (with new head shape & new alpha)
After I talked to a couple of friends about not wanting to mod my head shape, two of whom told me that my head is too round, I decided to elongate my face a lil bit, to see if I can “fit into” this hairstyle. My new head shape fits the hair better, but I also still couldn’t use the alpha that came with the ploom hair, so I found something from another brand that took the sides out. I think this new head shape still looks like “me,” only a lil bit longer and less round.
Anyway, I can live with making reasonable modifications to fit mesh items, but I know that many people would not make a single tweak. There are some brands in SL that fits right out of the box, so I tend to stick with them.
How much are you willing to modify your shape, to fit into mesh items?
What I’m Wearing:
Ploom – Flint (High) Ploomage
Leverocci – Breeze Kimono Jacket (M) Pearl @ faMESHed
Cherry Girl – Kitty Tattoo
BOOM – Solid Unders (Black) Classic
Monso – My Bunny HeadBand (Black)