Saturday, October 25, 2008

We're off to see the wizard...

Somewhere over the rainbow

Way up high,

There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby...

You can fly over the rainbow, too! Magic of Oz is a new sim in SL that just opening at the beginning of the month. Many builds on SL are fun, but after being around for a while and becoming a builder myself, it takes a great build to really "wow" me. Well, this was one! The talented builder Jenne Dibou created Magic of Oz.

The owner of the sim, Candy Cerveau, said that she just loved the books and the movie since she was a kid and wanted to do something different for her stores. You'll find that the beautiful "lands" house many stores. Most of them are already full.

When I arrived at the Oz, the Emerald City rezzed right in front of me. Tall, towering emerald gems flank the city. Make sure you let everything rezz before moving on or you might miss something. The yellow brick road will take you to the other areas of Oz.

Discover the twister that landed Dorothy in Oz. The house sits underneath. Put on your ruby slippers and sit on the pose ball to become the witch the house landed on.

The Scarecrow will greet you in the middle of the corn field. There is even another stand so you can keep him company in the field.

Munchkin Land is bright and colorful just like you would imagine it to be. The architecture is reminiscent of Whoville. Lots of curly cues and swooping lines.

The witches castle towers over Oz in it's gloomy magnificence. Although it's not an exact recreation of the castle in the movie, it definitely gives the grandeur of evil complete with flying monkeys.

See the grandeur of Magic of Oz for yourself.

To visit the Magic of Oz, CLICK HERE. (Magic of Oz 125, 145, 28)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

To attend the Halloween Pirate Party, CLICK HERE. (Midnight Oasis 78, 198, 22)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Haunted Houses

Last year I created a long list of Haunted Houses in SL. I went back to visit them and created this list for 2008. Unfortunately, some of last year's creations don't exist anymore, but new ones were also created. The list is in no particular order - discover your favorites. Keep in mind that I don't give you many details because you should enjoy the experience yourself. Enjoy! And, Happy Halloween!

Devils Labyrinth
Visit their website at This place has multiple outcomes depending on your choices.

To visit CLICK HERE. (Rivata 177, 177, 45)

Grim Orphanage
A very well planned out haunted orphanage. The narration as you move from place to place is spooky. The maze at the end was difficult, but I made it through without teleporting. :-)

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Sleepy Hollow 130, 144, 27)


The haunted house in Octoberville actually made me jump in front of my computer screen. It's another maze to get through. Explore the rest of Octoberville while you're there. Lots to see.

To visit CLICK HERE. (PixelTrix 161, 107, 22)

Cutting Class

Cutting Class was designed based on the creators' love of Survival Horror Video Games and Horror Films and is intended to scared you. At the teleport point, click the Saint Jude's sign to get information. You will need to collect clues and solve simple puzzles to get to the next levels.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Pulse 80, 225, 42)

Murder Mystery & Haunted House

This was a unique Halloween thriller. The teleport will take you to the store. Click on the television and get instructions to solve the murder mystery.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (The Raft 106, 83, 21)

DarkDharma Haunted Manor

Roam from room to room and see the gruesome sites unfold.

To visit CLICK HERE. (Benten 88, 222, 28)

Sinatra's Haunted House Spooky Ride

The ride costs $10L, but worth it. You get a free t-shirt at the end. Has some cool sound effects. Be sure to follow the instructions on the sign to start your ride.

To visit CLICK HERE. (Noyo 101, 150, 26)

SeaChel's Haunted house and Maze

It's a haunted house and a maze. Walk through the house to discover murder scenes. What does Maximillion Kleene, one of my favorite SL live singers, have to do with this house? Walk through the house to find out. Look for the TP in the house on the third floor to the Maze .

To visit, CLICK HERE. (SeaChel Barkadeer 110, 167, 22)

The Love Bugg Haunted House

Ride through this haunted house on a pumpkin car. The ride is a longer one.

To visit CLICK HERE. (Lovers Lagoon 189, 41, 23)

Bentham Manor

All the textures and effects made this haunted house take a while to rezz. It's worth the wait for some cool effects and spooky sounds. There is a seance table and a tarrot card reading table. My first surprise was before I even entered the house.

To visit CLICK HERE. (Sevenfold 197, 132, 170)

Halloween Maze
Once you find the maze, this is a good one. The teleport to the maze is in the store behind the stairs. Stand up after you tp. (My screen kept flashing until I did.) Then find the subway. Good luck!

To visit CLICK HERE. (Hong Kong Island 144, 83, 28)

Haunted Castle Ruins

The castle ruins are decorated very creepy. You can even have a haunted wedding. What amazed me the most about this place is that the castle ruins were created by my friend, Baron Grayson. I recognized it immediately. If you go down the hill and follow the path, you find the entrance to the maze.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Cirque Du Damne 192, 48, 39)

Trepid Station - Haunted Train Station

Explore this different type of haunted place. Start on the ground floor, where there is only an air of uneasiness. I actually caught myself thinking "is this it." As you progress up the tower the horror progresses. You'll get a note card with some details at the entrance.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Virtue 56, 28, 22)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Halloween Decor @ Cald Stine Creations

Cald Stine Creations is the place to buy some very well done ghosts and creepy pictures. I like the ghosts so much that I asked Cald to make me a pirate ghost for the pirate ship at Effie's Designs. The pirate ghost came out fabulous. The pirate ghost is for sale at Cald's store complete with the ghosts home - a treasure chest.

The Halloween pictures turn from normal looking people and avatars to frightening alter egos. You can buy them by the single or by packages.

You'll also find lots of other Halloween decorations such as a fog machine, an eye that watches you, a skull in an orb that moves with you, and a coffin. Go to Cald Stine Creations and see what this creative builder has for your very scarey Halloween.

To visit Cald Stine Creations, CLICK HERE. (Isle of Genesis 97, 85, 23)