Exciting news! The custom kimono that United Colors made for me in my MR SL 2016 National costume challenge as Mr. Japan (I placed 2nd Runner Up in the top 5), will be now available to buy at the new round of Men Only Monthly starting November 20th! This amazing work of original mesh and texturing art is stunning and a must have in your warddrobe collection.

I want to share with you my styling for the challenge, well minus showing the getas I am wearing because I wanted to get a certain shot. I’d also like to share with you my description I wrote for the outfit which was read on voice and in local chat at the finale, if you don’t mind reading, and if not feel free to skip it. šŸ™‚

“Paradox Messmer’s choice of Japan as his national country came from his love of the rich cultural traditions, art, history and fashions of this creative nation, among them is the art of Kabuki theater. Kabuki is a highly stylized classical Japanese dance-drama known for the elaborate make-up and costumes worn by performers. Since the word kabuki is believed to derive from the verb kabuku, meaning “to be out of the ordinary”, kabuki can be interpreted as “avant-garde” or “bizarre” theatre. The three main categories of a full day kabuki play are historical, domestic-period stories,and dance pieces. Paradox wears a forbidding chained black war fan across his back enhancing his chonmage traditional hairstyle from the Edo period. The lavish full length gold kimono inspired by Kabuki legend Bando Tamasburo depicts rising waves, fierce dragons and bold geometric designs. His thick white makeup called oshiroi is applied under the character hero mask coloured with bold yellow representing courage and nobility. He holds a traditional fan in his hand, adorned with kanji inscribed rings, and on his feet he wears dramatic platform getas.”

Style Credits:
Hair: Chonmage (Samurai Haircut) by Bakasu
Skin: Nuuna’s Skins B&W White Male by Nuuna
Mask: Mask Kabuki by T-3D Creations (modified by me)
Back Accessory: War Fans Ultra Rare by BlackPearls (gacha item)
Outfit: KimonoTwo by United Colors (at Men Only Monthly, Nov 20th)
Rings: Kanji Ring MAKOTO and Kanji RIng ZEN by [INK] (gacha item)
Shoes (not pictured): Grungy Geta by CerberusXing
Pose: Kabuki 7 from Kabuki Set by PosESioN

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