Noob Dude: A Style 101 for the Second Life Male Avatar

Welcome, newbies and oldbies alike, to this ongoing ‘Style 101’ series for the Second Life male avatar. Whether you’re freshly-rezzed and brand spanking new to the grid, or you’re a grizzled old SL fart looking to upgrade his system avatar to the bewildering array of mesh heads and bodies, I hope to cover your pixel arse (in a manly fashion, of course) with these posts.

As a resident of SL for the past fourteen years (and a dedicated fashion whore for about twelve of them) I’ll be guiding you through the minefield of putting together a great-looking male avatar. I’ll try to do it on a budget as much as possible, but I’ll be honest upfront: you will probably need to invest a bit of real life cash into this (you’ll definitely need to, if you’re upgrading to mesh) so be aware of that. And if cash truly is tight for you, check out the Bloke on a Budget series linked below.

This page will hold links to all of the Noob Dude posts as they go live, so if you’re looking for advice on your male SL avatar or wanting a link to give out to those who might be in need of advice, this is the page to bookmark.

Part 1 – The Absolute Basics of the System Avatar

Part 2 – How to Get Dressed (Mesh Head & Mesh Body)

Bite Sized Tutorials

Bite Sized Tutorials Part 1 – Omega: What It Is & How It Works

Special posts

A beginner’s guide to Catwa Bento mesh heads for the Second Life male avatar

Bloke on a Budget

Bloke on a Budget: Catwa ‘Freya’ unisex Bento mesh head gift & Legacy L$1 male ‘Classic’ body
Note: One of the items in the above post is no longer available. However, the post still contains some valuable information about fixing old system skins when using BoM (Bakes on Mesh) so it’s worth a read.

Bloke on a Budget: Four full mesh looks, each for L$2 or less

Bloke on a Budget: Ten full mesh looks for just L$1 each

Other tutorials

Click here to see my other tutorials, many of which may be useful as you navigate Second Life. This link also includes all information about BoM (Bakes on Mesh).