Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mardi Gras Masquerade 2010

Purple, green and gold aren't just the colors of a Concord grape at sunset, they're also the colors of Mardi Gras. When everyone else is thinking about Valentine's Day, I've got carnivale on the brain!

You're cordially invited to the fourth annual Illusions Mardi Gras Masquerade, held in Carnivale's elegant event hall. Even though Mardi Gras is obviously on a Tuesday, I know there are people who would like to withhold their revelry to a time they don't have to get up early to go to work/classes the next day.

As always, purple, green and gold are apropos but if you have something specific in mind, go for it! But please, keep the showgirl outfits in your closet (you too, men!) and keep in mind this is a formal affair.

When assembling your costume, please keep these rules in mind. These rules have worked exceedingly well for former events, even with the sim at capacity! So please, do respect them. 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. 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. Make copies of items that have resize scripts in them and use the remove feature that many have included.

As always, there will be a costume contest, determined by vote, to vie for the titles of Mardi Gras King and Queen. Two previously unreleased, themed masks will be awarded as the prizes, along with 1500L each.

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.

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 20th, 4PM SLT
Illusions Event Hall, Carnivale
(Join the "Illusions Mardi Gras Masque 2010" Group)
Formal Dress and Mask Required


Anonymous said...

Love the freebie! The mask came out really well. Congratulations!

Broken Doll said...

I'm crossing my fingers and praying I will have internet by then, so is there any chance I could be added to the waiting list? I would just add myself to the group when I have the chance but I don't want to take a definite spot if I'm not sure I will be able to attend. Thank goodness I already have an outfit to wear lol!

Nef said...

I hope you're able to make it too! I'd be happy to add you to the waiting list, could you comment back here with your in-world name or send me an email at

And thanks WM! :D I'm really happy with it, the purple fading to green was a stroke of luck!

Broken Doll said...

I apologize for not getting to you sooner, it's been a bit hectic here. And still no internet, so unable to do much of anything online anyway :/ I really appreciate it though. I hope things are getting better for you *hugs*