…Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson, “The Kraken”
Oh, tentacles, how I love thee! As anyone who is a friend or follows my blog knows, I have a major love affair for H.P. Lovecraft, eldritch creepies, tentacles, and all things dark and slimy. When I went to Horror Haute and saw The Kraken dress from The Untitled wiggling its slippery appendages my way, I knew that I absolutely had to have it and post about it. The dress itself is very cute and has a bit of a retro style to it, with a high neck, shift shape, and two front pockets. That is about as traditional as it gets, however, as a slew of tentacles slithers up the front hem of the dress. The crowning glory, however, are the mesh tentacles that grow out of the back. They’re definitely avant-garde, and really make this dress stand out from the crowd! My heelless shoes are from Tasty Pudding and are also available at Horror Haute. The upper is a shiny black latex with a red-stained wood sole, and the thing that really sets them apart is the little skull dangling off the back in lieu of a heel. I felt they really complimented the dress well and the red added a little pop of colour to a monochromatic look. My tentacle accessories are also featured in this post and are available from BluPrintz.
Topping off my look is a hair that I found at hair fair that was also love at first sight. It’s from !Ohmai, and looks like a normal ponytail until you take a closer look at it…and discover that the highlights are really animated, wiggling mesh tentacles! I thought it was a perfect way to cap off a Lovecraftian look. My skin is the Yurei Ghost from Stargazer Creations…and is available at Horror Haute this month for only 200L! There are only a few days left to get it at this price, so hurry over and pick it up. Stargazer also has even more horror skins on offer there, so if you don’t fancy this one, I am sure there are one or two there that will catch your eye!
Available at Horror Haute:
Dress: The Kraken – The Untitled
Shoes: Mina High Heels – Tasty Pudding
Skin: Yurei Ghost Skin Set – Stargazer Creations
From Stargazer Creations:
Ears: Sylvan Ears – Stargazer Creations
Hair: Tako – Greyscale – !Ohmai
Septum Piercing: Marcia Septum – Steel – Pekka
Bracelets: Tentacle Bracelets (Many colour change options via HUD) – BluPrintz
Leg Wraps: Tentacle Leggings (Many colour change options via HUD) – BluPrintz
Mesh Head: Emma – Visage – Slink
Mesh Body: Venus – Belleza V3
Hands: Casual – Slink
Feet: High – Slink
Toenails: Claw Toenails for High Feet – Slink