I was in a purrfect mood today and had to bust out my sexy neko outfit and tail. Something about dressing at a neko upon occassion brings out the playful and fun loving side of me where I can let loose and go wild with my personality and creativity. I find that things flow better and ideas come a lot more readily than they otherwise would if I had been wearing a suit- go figure! I think that every female and male must have at least ONE neko outfit, tail and ears stored away in their inventory whether they want to admit it or not.
Neko is not just a style but has become a virtual culture within second life that is undeniable and plain to see in every facet of our SL lives. I’m sure everyone has seen them prancing around sims, swiping people with their animated tails, or purring with every other breath. If you haven’t then I would have to ask where in the world you’ve been living- under a rock?! Some despise the neko culture and fashion- although I fail to see why with all the cute and sassy items that are available to customize your look- and vow never to wear a tail as long as they live because it somehow makes them look as if they would like to be an animal. I’m not so sure about that. When I wear my ears and tail I don’t start thinking of myself as a cat or animal that is suddenly going to get down on all fours and rub against people’s legs while begging to be petted, or sit down and start awkwardly licking myself in places that I would have dislodge my ribs to reach! I will say that a new attitude does present itself when I get dressed- a sensual, playful, loving side that I just can’t deny. Some get an emo vibe when they get dressed, and others get a “give’em hell” attitude. Whichever you’re drawn to, you can’t deny the emotional effects that this culture and style has on people in second life.
If you’re looking for a new look or want to give it a try, there are a plethora of neko shops lining the numerous streets of second life and there is a shop on nearly every shopping SIM in SL. I’ve looked through many and there are only a few quality that I really do patronize for my needs such as Deviant Kitty or Bitch Tail. The outfit above is Angel Kitty from Bitch tail which includes the ears, tail, boomers (feet), and outfit itself. The sexy hair is from Magicka (one of my favorite hair shops). I actually won this outfit at a midnight mania board which was a true prize! Bitch Tail has become practically it’s own empire and is certainly a place for every neko lover or addict. Happy Shopping! [Purr!]
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