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 thirteen years (and a dedicated fashion whore for about eleven 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.
Bite Sized Tutorials
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.