Weekly Freebie Spotlight: Masks, Cowls, Hoods, and Veils

I’m indulging my love of little trick-or-treaters, silly costumes, and actual spooky stuff by posting a series of weekly freebie spotlights focused on Halloween. (And with plenty of lead-up time to October 31 too!) This week, a few face-obscuring extras to make your characters a little scarier. Or just weird.

Masks, Partial and Full:

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Masquerade V4 || Fox Mask/Hannya Mask/Okame Mask || V4 Mask 1 || V4 Mask 2 || V4 Mask 3 || Paper Masks || Jeweled Mask || Doll Mask || K4 Mask || Guy Fawkes Mask || Nightmare Mask || Raven Mask for TB Sam || V4 Fright Mask || Happy/Sad Masks || Gothic Masks * || Rococo Mask || Plague Doctor M4 ** || Hero/Villain Mask M3 ||  Bunny Tan M3 || Bear Costume M4 || Frog Mask V4 (site has adult content) || Face mask from T2 for M4 or V4 ||

Cowls, Hoods, and Veils:

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Draped Hood V4 || Death Robe M4 (now here; click on “Faerie Dreams”) || Normans M3 Coif || Assassins Hood || Wedding Veil V4 || Despot M4, Hood || Hood 01 *** || Hood 02 V4 *** || Hood 03 Apollo *** || Read Dream V4 *** || Face In Lace V4 ***

* This is prop utilizes geometry-switching. Select “Head” and choose one of the four mask options. The default option is shown in the thumb.

** Also has a cowl, which is meant to be worn over the M4 Mage outfit from DAZ’s Plat Club. It fits over other tunics without too much trouble.

*** These are Poser dynamic props, but they work okay in DS “as is” with a little re-sizing, re-positioning, and careful posing.

The “what I did with it” part, in addition to this image, is inside…

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Halloween’s just around the corner

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Jak and Sal, ready to party

The kids are back in school, the nights are growing cooler and longer, and the sugar pumpkins in my garden are turning a brilliant shade of orange. That means Halloween is almost here. Since it’s my favorite holiday, I have a few things planned for September through the beginning of October. Like lists of favorite Halloween and Halloween-friendly freebies — and a few new freebies from me as well!

Also, new visitors to the blog might want to check out older Halloween-related freebies: 100 Tiling Halloween Textures; Kandy Kon for Nursoda’s Kon figure; Spooky Toon Hair Shaders for DS3+ (third one down…and I can’t believe I forgot to add the download links, but they’re fixed now); Holiday Styles for FD Sandals and Bubblegumz Clogs, and Festive Shaders for DS (an oldie oldie!)

Edited to add credits: Jak and Sal for K4, converted to M4/V4; The Cornstalk; The Pumpkin for DS; Dead Bunny; Dead Bushes; Dead Grass; Blowing Leaves; Grasslands #10; To The Sky background; boots from Kireta 1; hat and shirt from Angel Flutter Shirt & Silk Hat for M4 (limited time freebie by 3574 and no longer available); Susie’s Rags with the Silent Fright Rags texture, Spiral Twin Tails for V4, and Creepy Quotes brushes.

REC Beads-n-Baubles Shaders

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Metallic shaders for DS3 +

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Usage: Okay for personal and commercial use.

You can also use these for commercial products and freebies. The reflection maps were all made in Filter Forge, and are 1024×1024 in size.

Info: I made these because I wanted a quick and easy way (yes, quick and easy seems to be my MO) to simulate fancier, multicolored beads and jewel-like effects for jewelry props, especially those with Poser-only materials. There are 24 metallic “beads-n-baubles” presets (dark and light versions) as well as four basic metal presets (new brass, new copper, new gold, and new silver.)

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Weekly Freebie Spotlight: Mil3/Gen4 Claws

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Creator: TrekkieGrrrl

Download: M4/V4 Claws or M3/V3 Claws (separate downloads on each page)

A Favorite Because: They’re excellent all-purpose claws. I like that they use the character’s own nails, so whatever character texture I’m using, I don’t have to change surface materials unless I want or need to. This is especially useful with characters that have customized nail textures.

I use these claws a LOT!

What I Did With Them:

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Weekly Freebie Spotlight: Incognito

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Creator: Faerie Dreams

Download: Incognito — now here; click on “Faerie Dreams”

A Favorite Because: It’s just silly and cute.

What I Did With It:

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Incognito glasses, refits for K4, M4, and V4

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Diabolical Genius, TB Sam fit

Download: Incognito Xtras for DAZ Studio and Poser

Notes: The download set includes quickie refits of the glasses for K4, M4, V4, and Sadie & Sam, which will probably need some tweaking depending on any facial morphs that are added. These are in pz2 format. The material files — all except for the default Poser materials — include both dsa and pz2 formats. There’s an extra couple colors for the glasses and the noses.

Credits: Bell V4, Pure Hair Darling V4, Black Alyss V4, Trey M4, Evan Hair, Bad Guy M4, Tayisha K4, Bambini Girls Clothing, and Hr-064. Also, bokeh textures by joannastar-stock.