It comes of no surprise that most avatars in Second Life look young and pretty. It is one of the advantages of a virtual world that age does not affect your avatar in the slightest.
However there are people that don’t feel represented by a youngish avatar, simple because they might be rather mature or even old people in real life and want to portray that in Second Life too. Not everybody wants to look forever young.
For those of you that are interested in getting an avatar which actually looks mature or even old, I have a shopping tip for you:
MB Design has a shop specializing in skins and shapes which make you look 40+, 50+ or even more. I visited the store and was really impressed by the great selection of realistic mature skins on offer. Their prices are reasonable too: A good quality skin you can get there between 900 and 1.500 Linden Dollars. I have not seen any freebies actaully, but I might be wrong.
For some strange reason I cannot create a SLURL to that place, so if you are interested, just IM me In-World and I will pass you the Landmark.
By the way: I got that Landmark from I guy on the Mainland Welcome area. I saw this avatar looking kinda 50 plus and I had to ask were it got that look from. He actually made quite a difference there simply because he was different to anybody else there.
Ok guys what do you think? Why would people look their real life age in Second Life? Would you do it if you knew before this possibility actually exists? Why or why not?
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