Monday, January 26, 2009

Mardi Gras Masque 2009

It may seem a long way away, and when other merchants are thinking of hearts and white and red, the mask makers think of Mardi Gras.

It's almost time again to don your purple and green and gold, bake up your King Cakes and get with your krewe!

Although the day itself falls on the 24th, some folks do have to work on the weekdays, and so we'll celebrate a bit early. It also allows for the possibility of RL revels!

The theme is obvious, if you come in green, purple and gold you certainly won't be out of place. However, if you want to depart from that to be utterly fabulous, you're more than welcome. Just keep in mind that this is a formal affair, and keep that leather harness tucked away for your boudoir escapades.

When assembling your costume, please keep these rules in mind. For the sake of all of us, if each party-goer abides by them we should all be able to dance and camera around without molasses.

Please keep your prim attachments in total to 200 or less.
You can double check how close you are to the limit by using build, and holding down shift to click each item you're wearing. The build window will display the collected total of those prims.

Streamline your AO, or leave it at home
Nobody likes looking like a noob while being a wallflower. However, if you don't plan to dance, fill a veritably lag free, low prim ZHAOII with your two or three favorite stands. You don't need a walk or any other anim if you're not moving. Otherwise, just go without.

No particles, and no listening scripts
Turn that bling off, and make sure you don't have any items on you that respond to chat commands. Try to avoid scripted items at all if possible.

As always, there will be a costume contest, determined by vote, to vie for the title of King and Queen of Mardi Gras. Two previously unreleased, themed masks will be awarded as the prizes, along with 1500L each. I will also have the 150L fee to join the Masque group raffled off to the members, the winner receiving 5000L.

Make sure you join the group early, do not put it off because you don't have a group slot. Spots will go surprisingly fast, and I will refuse to add a single soul more than 50. I will, however, have a waiting list just in case anyone leaves the group, which has happened before. There will still be hope to get in even if you hear about it too late.

This may very well be either the last party held in the current event hall, or the first party held in the new one. As I'm working on renovating my sim, it's very possible that we'll be breaking in the new hall with this bash! I'll be providing a SLURL when the position is certain.

Masks are required, but a freebie mask will be included, which is the mask shown in the invite. I know the costume rules are tough to follow, especially when it's so tempting to go for the excess, but I have the utmost faith in your creativity to be able to work around the limitations, and flourish. I can't wait to see you there.

Illusions Mardi Gras Masque
Saturday, February 21st, 6PM SLT
Illusions Event Hall, Carnivale
(Join the "Illusions Mardi Gras Masque 2009" Group)
Formal Dress and Mask Required


Anonymous said...

The lag is caused by the number of avatars. More than 20 and the sim is toast anyway. It will be a lag fest no matter what you do if there are more than 20 in the sim.

And what is meant by keeping attachments under 200? This must be a men's bald event right?

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, I hope you don't mind a little editing here, but I think your lovely invitation is suppose to say Mardi Gras Masque 2009 (not 2008) group so that it is in alignment with the other text in the post.


Siyu said...

Thanks very much WM, I completely missed that.

Ann, such is the miracle of sculpties! People have consistently amazed me with their costumes, despite the constraints. I've had these rules in place for three parties now, and had wonderful results. Something right must be going on!

Terry Toland said...

ARC is measured by prim attachments, and while it is not the be all and end all of lag measurements, a low ARC tends to indicate less of a 'lag footprint'. So yes, limiting the number of prims helps. And if you browse the Illusions FlickR, you can see event pictures with many members wearing hair.

Of course, bald is beautiful. X3

Anonymous said...

Oh Siyu, hosting the bestest parties on SL since 2006. (or was it earlier? Later? you should make a huge sign with that on it and hang it over your shop for the next month)
I misses you!
<3, SC

Anonymous said...

you can check your avatar or other's avatar rendering cost to see if they are "lag monsters" or not. use advanced, rendering and scroll down to avatar rendering cost. you will see numbers above your head as well as everyone elses. you would be suprised how much flexi hair can cost in rendering.

Anonymous said...

info displays
avatar rendering costs