Yesterday, I found myself wanting to get a photo or two in for the Hair Fair contest before the deadline at midnight. But, all the ideas I came up on the theme of “Freedom” with lacked the right hair or the right clothes or the right poses. Until, when flipping through poses, I came across LAP’s “Getting Down” set. Ah-ha. Dancing, losing oneself in the music, that is definitely an expression of freedom. I bought a hair I had been eyeing—Mango from DeLa, a new-to-me store with some really nice mesh hair and a nice range of reds—and I knew I had the perfect outfit in elymode’s 54 separates.
But, where to shoot? It proved very hard to find a good-looking disco or nightclub that wasn’t packed with people, but then I recalled a recent release from chanimations called NeonLights. It turned out to be perfect.
I should note that these photos are definitely not unedited; as they were captured from a dance animation rather than still poses, it did take a bit of smoothing of the avatar mesh to get all the curves right. I also processed the images some afterwards which has really become a habit of mine these days. But I think they still give a very good sense of what all the pieces involved actually look like.
Hippoi Athanatoi is divided into four sections, covering various of our hobbies.