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Halloween Memories: Trick or Treat?

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When I was a kid, my favourite part of Halloween was decorating our front lawn with my Mom. The day she brought home a huge inflatable pumpkin was one of the best memories I had as a child! I was so excited. Now I have an epic inflatable pumpkin for my garden here in SL and some other great Halloween decor which I have set up for the night of trick or treating on the 31st. My house is definitely ready for the big night now. 

Here are the details about the free decor items shown in my post today:

  • The pumpkin inflatable is a free gift at Apple Fall. Look for it in the store. It’s in one of the rooms and it costs 0L, no group required. 
  • The cute little orange pots are the latest free subscriber gift at Noveny! Just click the subscriber and they’re yours. If it doesn’t work for you at first, just un-subscribe an re-subsribe to get the gift. 
  • The little cauldron at my feet gives out “tricks” or treats- like candy and other goodies to all your guests and trick-or-treaters. The cute alien lollipop I am holding is from the cauldron! The cauldron is free at Junk Food and no group is required to get this amazing gift. 

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A Look to Match!

The other thing I want to share tonight is this absolutely adorable outfit that will match all your new cute Halloween decor. My top and skirt is one of the free gifts from [QE Designs] at their booth at the Halloween Shop & Hop. This set comes in three cute Halloween texture patterns that can be changed via a HUD. [QE Designs] has several other gifts included in their giftbox at the event in addition to this set, so enjoy all of their lovely free goodies!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Freya & Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Legacy
  • Hourglass

Have fun getting ready for Halloween, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Top & Skirt – [QE Designs] Amelia Top & Skirt – Halloween Patterns (Free @ Halloween Shop & Hop)
Boots –  [QE Designs] Marceline Booties -Fall Floral (50% off @ Halloween Shop & Hop)
Lollipop – Junk Food Alien Lollipop (Free) from the Tricks Cauldron  (see below)

Body

Hair – TRUTH Yuko
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1 – EvoX
Head Skin – Glam Affair Joy – Honey
Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rainbow-Caramel
Eyes – Lelutka Lilly 3.1

Eyeshadow – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Nails – Belleza Freya V6

Furniture & Decor

Pots – Noveny Hallowen Pots (Free Subscriber Gift)
Inflatable Pumpkins – Apple Fall Large Pumpkin Inflatable (Free)
Halloween Decor Display – Korpokkur House Halloween Decor 2021 (Available @ Halloween Shop & Hop)
Animesh Pet  – Korpokkur House Pumpkin Witch Animesh Pet (Available @ Halloween Shop & Hop)
Cauldron  – Junk Food Tricks Cauldron (Free/No Group Join Required)

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Haunting

Haunting

I am back at the Shop & Hop, my dear Fab Folks. I can’t seem to get away! There are just so many wonderful free gifts here. I hope you don’t get bored with all my shoppin’ an’ hoppin’!

Today is this beautiful party perfect gown from Lurve. This is the “Forever Loved” gown in the special Halloween colors. Just look at the stunning work on the lace shawl! It’s outstanding! And the gown itself is equally gorgeous. I’m ready for the fanciest Halloween party SL can throw at me!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Mesh – M
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

I added another Shop & Hop gift to my look tonight. My jewelry is from Zuri and t’s their free gift for us. The ” Lady Skull Fire Opal” choker and earrings couldn’t compliment this dress more if they tried. Both the choker and earrings are resizable and there is a ‘bling’ feature if you want to sparkle.

My seductive pose is yet another free gift at the Shop & Hop. This is “Nezuko” from Fashiowl and it’s one of three gifts in their present. Two of the gifts are full fatpacks of poses and props and one is a single pose with Halloween props. I just love adding to my pose collection! 

If you haven’t been to the Shop & Hop yet… why not??? There great shopping and more free gifts than you can shake a stick at!! Now, get goin’!

~~ ♥ ~~

Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
  • Hair – Doe – Noel

Dress – Lurve – Forever Loved – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Shop & Hop

Jewelry – Zuri – Lady Skull Fire Opal – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Shop & Hop

Pose – Fashiowl – Nezuko – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Shop & Hop

Photo Location – Black Arts


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Before and After

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Cheerio gang!

This post is not your typical before and after.  Oh gosh I *do* love me a before and after, you know when they do makeovers?  It is one of my fondest wishes to one day get a makeover by professionals.  Alas.  But I love a makeover, it’s always so exciting to see what changes they make and how awesome whomever or whatever they were working on came out!

This is kind of a reverse before and after to showcase the awesome goodies I got at the Arcade Event, courtesy of Pare’.  Now, if you want to get all the juicy details of how the new system at the arcade works, I spelled it all out in my previous post here.  With that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun stuff, the goodies!  The machine for Pare’ is called Night Crawlers and is 75L a play and I had to come back on subsequent days to get both the outfits I was lucky enough to grab.  The above was the pink, which I love.  The below photo shows the Halloween version which I was lucky enough to get on my second day try.  I was originally going to just blog the pink one, but when I got the Halloween one as well, I couldn’t resist combining the two.

So, what exactly do I call my before and after?  The first photo, above, is before the Zombie Apocalypse, the second photo before is, well, after, obviously, and our brave heroine can tell she has become outnumbered and she is about to become Zombie herself.  Notice how she is biting her lip in distress?  So she has gone from geek chic to zombie hunter.

As I stated in my previous post, you choose the size you want to play for in the machine and I chose Maitreya Lara as that is what I wear.

Lessons learned by our lovely heroine… a gun works better than an axe when fighting zombies.  Unfortunately.

The End

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Photo 1

Clothes

Outfit – 7. Pare’.Ame Lined Uniform – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)
Glasses – Oddysee Nana Glasses
Shoes –
Ahroun Designs Originals Angie Boots 09

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doe Nova Solid Essentials RARE
Lips – Mimmi Kiss me Gloss

Extras

Pups – Birdy Boudoir Snow Cuddle & Snow Follow RARE

Photo 2

Clothes

Outfit – 13.Pare’ Larme Full Bloody Outfit RARE – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Silent
Face Wounds – Naja Bloody Slashes, THC Wound Tattoos face blood splatter and Lelutka add on Bloody Murder

Extras

Pose and ax – Fashiowl Poses – Legend

 


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Innocent Until Proven Evil

Innocent until Proven Evil

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still — that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!

-Haunted Mansion Ride, Disney parks

Hey gang!

I’m back with some ghoulish delights of my own, found at the new style Arcade Event.  The event has been updated from the old style gachas into a new system of its own, which has you grabbing a HUD as you enter, and which you wear while you shop.  When you find a machine you want to play, you connect it to the machine. (don’t spend fifteen minutes trying to find it on the machines like I did at first, each machine is on a base and at the front of each base is two buttons, one to connect your HUD.)

Once you are connected, it will show you which item has been chosen for you to play for.  If you want that item, you pay the machine (if you try to pay it without the HUD, it will refuse your money and send it back to you.), if not then disconnect and head to another machine.  If you do play, you will get that item and the HUD will show you a new, random choice.

If you want to try again, you have to wait until the next day, as it will reset at midnight, and you can get new random numbers.  If you try again that same day, you will get the same numbers.  It’s kind of fun, really (and a bit addicting!).

So I lucked out on this play, the Mikunch machine where I got this cute dress (you choose the size you want to play for on certain machines), I chose Maitreya cause that’s what body I use.   It comes with a HUD giving you a handful of color choices (black, white, red, pink).  It’s only 75L a play.

This dress gave me sort of a “Bad Seed” sort of vibe, perfect for Halloween.  She is just a sweet girl, right?  Right?!  Only time will tell!

Happy Haunting!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Mikunch Girl’s Parade Oderkake-chan Dress A Rare (at the Arcade Event 75L a play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Ayashi Midoka

Extras

Pose – Seetra.Poses Divine Single Pose


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Oh, What’s a Witch to do!

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What’s a Witch to do… When she can’t Remember *where* she parked her Broom!

Hmmm, that’s not mine, and this one isn’t mine…  Oh darn, none of these are mine!

Oh!

Hey gang, I didn’t see you standing there (or sitting as the case may be!)

I am back with a bit more fun from the Swank Pumpkin Hunt!  This is a hunt going on at the Swank Event and it is so much fun, so many great designers with goodies!  The hunt is free, and although you are required to join the Swank group, that is free as well.

This time I have a super cute outfit from Brii Underground!  This is a complete outfit, cute hat and everything, that is a hunt giftie at Swank.  This is a fit for Maitreya only, but golly it’s cute! (yes, I said golly.)  Since it is so cute, this, as you can see, is *not* one of my scary posts.  Thought y’all could use a break!  Don’t worry, I have more in the wings!  You will just have to wait and see!

Has anyone seen my broom around?  I need it to fly home!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Brii Underground Myrose Witch Style Complete Outfit (Free at Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt, Free Group Join Required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Boyfriend


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Halloween Hunting

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Hey FabFree! I told you I would be ready for Halloween this week … I just love this season! Let’s jump into some Halloween goodies!

The Haunted Hunt @ Malus Park!

First off for the Halloween goodies today is the amazing bat dress I have on. This is a 10L gift on the Haunted Hunt at Malus Park from Ari-Pari. There are 4 versions of the spooky dress available, and they are 10L each. You need to hunt for pumpkins on the Malus Park sim to find the prizes. The four hunts to find the prizes are: 

  1. Let’s play hide-n-seek among the trees!
  2. Burn kraken burn! 
  3. Welcome to The Refuge!
  4. Peek-A-Boo!

All the prizes on this hunt cost 10L or less and you can see a list of the prizes and hints here

[Ari-Pari] Agatha Dress - Haunted Hunt Key

Sizes Included

  • Freya
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Lara
  • Hourglass

.EscalateD. Halloween Goodies 

My adorable hairstyle is a 1L hunt prize on the Boo Bunny Hunt at the .EscalateD. mainstore. It includes a style hud and 2 colour huds. It’s adorable and a must-have hairstyle for your inventory. The hint to find the prize is, “nothing beats a hot coffee and some nice donuts”, and you can see more about the hunt here

I paired the hair with .EscalateD.’s bloody universal colour huds. These are hair colour huds that work with all their hairs. It just so happens that .EscalateD. has a free 250L store credit at the Halloween Shop and Hop. If you are into bloody halloween hair styles you can grab the Bloody Universal natural colour hud for 50% off at .EscalateD.’s booth at the shop and hop with your credits. This colour hud will allow you to turn any .EscalateD. hair you own or buy in the future into a Halloween hairstyle. This may be perfect for your next Halloween costume. 

Spooktober offers

.EscalateD. Bloody Naturals

All of the great deals shown in my post today end on October 31st. 

Happy Spooky Season!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress – Ari-Pari Agatha Dress- Orange Bats (10 L at the Haunted Hunt @ Malus Park)
Shoes – Starlight Apparel Aspen Suede Ankle Boots with HUD (Available @ Beauty Event)

Body

Hair – .EscalateD. Reece (1L on the Boo Bunny Hunt)
Hair Colour Hud– .EscalateD. Bloody Naturals Universal Hud (Purchased with 250L free credits @ Halloween Shop and Hop)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 3.1 – EvoX
Head Skin – Glam Affair Joy – Honey
Body Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rainbow-Caramel
Eyes – Lelutka Lilly 3.1

Lipstick – Lelutka Lilly 3.1
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Photo Location- Shibboleth Exploration Society

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The Devil Wears MOoH!

Sponsor MoOH!

Boo!

Oh it’s just me gang!  Did I scare you?  No?  Not even for a minute, huh?  You all are way too smart for me!  I just can’t trick you!

Since I can’t trick you, howsabout a nice Halloween style treat?  Yes?  Great!

Grim Grinning Games!

If you head on over to Spooktacular, you can get spooky too!  This is a new event running the entire month of October (the 31st, which is, of course, Halloween!) where you can find those brand new, handy dandy, nifty and fun, newfangled Next Up machines!  Now, if you haven’t seen them yet, these are the replacements for many of the old Gachas.  The machines look very similar, but each machine will show you a photo or a number of what prize is next, meaning if you choose to pay the machine at that moment, you will get the prize shown.  If you *don’t* like the prize shown, or have your heart on something else, just give it some time and check back, once someone else plays, the numbers will move forward to reveal other prizes in the machine.  So while gacha was a game of chance, these are more a game of timing.  Both seem to include some element of luck.  But here at Fab Free, we make our own luck cause we are stubborn girlies!

This costume I am wearing is from MOoH!, it is only 50L a play and they are Flat Skeleton Avatars!  There are lots to choose from (see key below) and I am showing you the Devil one.  It is a very weird feeling being flat!  Kinda fun too, so give it a try.  Since these are complete avatars, they fit *everyone*.

The Halloween fun continues!  Stay safe Guys and Ghouls!

Arielle is looking fabulous in… (easiest credits *ever!*)

Entire Outfit/Avatar

Outfit – MOoH! Flat Skeleton Avatars at Spooktacular (50L a play)


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… in a place, that perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams…

in a place that perhaps you've seen in your dreams

Well, hello there, FabFree. I want you to know… I resisted for as long as I could. But the Spooky Season is upon us. And I must embrace it! Especially when I find such wonderful spooky things at the Shop and Hop.

My gorgeous get up is “Morgana” from Malified. Now this is a new to me designer but I am so impressed! All the things in their Shop booth look just as awesome as this ensemble, I had a hard time not emptying my wallet right there! I’m glad I took the time to look around because there were several other free gifts scattered around to find. Morgana comes with everything you need even the shoes and stockings!

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya

Then I found the perfect accessory to complete my look. This horned crown, called ‘Bella Donna’, is from Narcisse and it’s their free gift. You can change the size and position as well as change the color of the roses and the pearls. It looks like it was just made for me!

The Halloween Shop and Hop runs until October 31st so you have plenty of time to explore it all!

~~ ♥ ~~

Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
  • Hair – Truth – Curious
  • My Bony Pony – Teegle – Teeglepet Skeleton

Complete Outfit – Malified – Morganna – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Halloween Shop and Hop

Headpiece – Narcisse – Bella Donna – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Halloween Shop and Hop

Photo Location – Skullingtown


Treat, or Trick??

Trick or Treat? Trick!

So….

One of our readers contacted me with a tip.  She said she found a place with lots of great deals and it would be perfect on Fab Free and gave me the LM.    I thought awesome.  We can always use more goodies for you guys and I happily went off to check it out.  What an awesome treat this was going to be!

However….  all was not as it seemed!  Little did I know that this was a trick.

I came to a cute little cottage and thought it must just be a little shop, but the door was locked, so I knocked, but once I did, this sign appeared!  The door opened on it’s own and I was pulled inside a pitch dark room, I couldn’t see anything!  I only felt cold, foul smelling breath on my neck and something strong had me in its grasp!  A deep, gravely voice spoke, much too close to my ear for comfort.  “Why have you come here?”  I struggled to catch my breath and speak.

“I… I… I only…”

“Speak!” the voice shouted and I felt spittle hit my face in the dark and that foul breath again.  I could feel something sharp against my skin.

I was shaking uncontrollably.  I forced myself to speak, though barely a whisper came out. “Tr…  tr…. trick, or…. orr…. tr”

“What did you say?” It shook me hard and the voice seemed to get angrier every time it spoke.  I felt the blood draining from my limbs as the unknown entity held me ever tighter each time.

I knew there was one thing to do and one thing only, so I tried to take a deep a breath as I could, and said as loudly and forcefully as possible “I said… TRICK OR TREAT!”

I felt the ground under my feet start to crumble and I started to lose my footing, the creature was screaming as if in agony, I lost my balance and fell forward onto the broken ground.  It was only then I realized the creature (or whatever it was!) had let go, and I ran for where the door had been, my hands fumbled against the wall in the darkness.  I felt something thrashing behind me and the screams continuing, I thought surely someone must be able to hear all this noise!  Please, please let someone hear and come help me!  I was panicked, but I suddenly felt the knob of the door and pulled it open with all my might!

I ran back into the daylight, as fast as my legs could carry me!  There were spiders on my face and I tried to brush them off as I ran, I felt scratches I had gotten from the struggle and something, what was it?  Something black was oozing out of my mouth!  How did that even get there???  What happened to me?!

In my confusion I wasn’t looking where I was running and I stepped off an embankment and lost my footing, I was falling!  Autumn colors blurred past my eyes!  There was nothing to catch, I was heading for the ground!

And then I woke up!  Whew!  I hate weird dreams like that!!!

oh yes and I’m wearing a gift for Shop and Hop from Limited Addiction, no group required and completely free.  It fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Legacy

My cute shoes are free from the Shop and Hop as well, made by KC Couture and they fit:

  • Belleza
  • Kalhene Erika
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

More goodies as listed below.  😉  They may have taken my sanity in that little house, but they sure as heck didn’t get my freebies!!!!

Happy October!  😀

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Limited Addiction Trick or Treat (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)
Shoes – KC Couture Nellie Wedges (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Cut on eye – Harakiri Eye Cut (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Spider – BADA Spider on face dark (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Bat Headband – Just Yaska Bat Headband (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Lips – Emotional Circus Bloondy Valentine Lipstick Toxic Colors (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Hair – Sintiklia Yasmine (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

Extras

Backdrop – irrISIStible Halloween Witch’s Lair Scripted Backdrop (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

(if you want to pretend the story is made up…. bwahahaha)


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When Bloggers go Bad

When Bloggers go Bad

Ah, sorry to say it does happen, bloggers do go bad.  When the deadlines become too much, when your creativity has been squashed away by demanding designers and events…. sometimes a girl just *snaps* (or a guy!) and there goes poor Teddy, who never said a mean thing to her in his entire life….  it’s so sad….

Kidding!  I’m kidding gang!  No teddy bears were harmed in the writing of this blog post!  That’s not really blood, its just ketchup!!!!  And its just a rubber knife I am wielding!  I couldn’t even cut a tag off a new dress with that thing!

It’s just me getting ready for my Halloween photos.  I have to say, Halloween is my very favorite time of the year in second life.  There are always haunted carnivals and zombies chasing you, and sometimes really grisly stuff that makes me squeal and squirm at my desk and I wonder what some people are actually thinking because it starts to borderline on just a wee bit *too* demented, you know?  But all in all it’s a lot of fun and I love to dress up and take scary pictures for a month or so, if you want to see some of my old Halloween creations just check my Flickr, I will keep it tame (er!) on Fab Free of course, but in my other blogging world… bwahahaha!!!!!  Look out!

However, I do have a reason for this post (don’t I always???), I’ve been continuing the treacherous Twisted Hunt and came up with this cute and slightly sinister outfit at Maya’s Meshy Stuff.  The shirt has a little evil (also knife wielding) bunneh on it.  It’s very INFP, the cute but can be scary thing, and I fully embrace it!  This is as I said previously a totally free hunt (but you gotta work for stuff!) and the top and skirt were hidden separately.  It’s a fun hunt to get you into that twisted spooky frame of mind for Halloween time.

This outfit fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Spookily yours,

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress – Maya’s Meshy Stuff Friday the 13th Bunneh Top & Red Webbed Skirt (free in the Twisted Hunt)
Shoes – SS Klee (unknown)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Kuni Boo
Blush – Fluffy Stuff Sweet Blush
Lips – KR Lipstick BOM Purple (can’t find)
Eyes – Lelutka Nova

Extras

Pose & Props – Angels Art Pose Blood