* Will you be offering Omega appliers for your skins and older outfits?
* Where can i buy these items?
* Why so expensive?
* What are permissions of the items you sell?
* How can I buy a Caverna Obscura item as a gift?
* Do you do custom fitting?
* I bought an outfit from you but there are flowers (bows, spiders etc.) on it, can you remove them for me?
* Do you make custom outfits?
* Where do you get sculpts for your outfits? Do you create all your meshes yourself? Can you sell me so-and-so sculpt or mesh?
* Will you rent at my mall/sim/market?
* I have won so-and-so outfit at the Lucky Board at Caverna Obscura, but i didn’t receive the item. Can you please resend it to me?
* I write for a fashion blog, can i have some sample outfits for a review?
* Why is there only 1 size of some of Caverna Obscura mesh outfits? Will there ever be more? Will you make outfits that fit so-and-so mesh body?
* I ordered such-n-such outfit on Marketplace as gift to my friend but it was sent to me instead (or they didn’t receive it)! Can you send another copy to my friend?
Q. Will you be offering Omega appliers for your skins and older outfits?
A. Sorry, i don’t do omegas. 😦 I tried several times looking into it, followed tutorials on Omega website, call me stupid but i just cannot make it work. Besides, i have no idea how to build a HUD that would handle several textures at the same time. If somebody would be willing to guide me through it step by step, or would point me to a *Comprehensive* step by step tutorial about how to make a good omega HUD, i would of course make omegas for my outfits! As it stands now, i just dunno how to do it, sorry. 😦
Q. Where can i buy these items?
A. All these items are made for Second Life™ in Second Life™. So they are only available there, in-world. Well, technically you can also buy Caverna Obscura items online (via SL Marketplace website) but the items will be delivered in Second Life™. You can learn more about Second Life™ HERE. You can find links to Caverna Obscura in-world store and online SL Marketplace store on the right side of this page under LINKS.
Q. Why so expensive?
A. Really, it’s not! For the quality Caverna Obscura provides, it is really not expensive at all! I constantly keep an eye on the market and try to keep my prices in the middle range. Also, the prices are rather towards the lower end, because for the amount of work, imagination, skills, effort and time i put in my work i could have easily asked twice as much, but i try to keep the prices the lowest possible.
Q. What are permissions of the items you sell?
A. All my prim items and unrigged mesh parts are copy/mod/no trans. All my clothing layers items, tattoo layers and skins are no mod/ copy/no trans. Rigged mesh is usualy no mod / copy / no trans. That’s pretty common practice and is done for customer’s most convenience to be able to fit prim parts as they choose to their shape with the freedom to always revert back to the original copy. However, the textures on the clothing layers need to be protected, that is why it’s no mod. The different variations of clothing layers (f.ex. longsleeved and sleeveless) are included in the most designs to compensate the lack of “mod” permission. Due to the nature of rigged mesh it cannot be repositioned or resized when worn, so there is no reason for it to be modifiable. Usually i don’t like people tinting my meshes either, as a) it changes the original concept of how it was supposed to look; b) people then tend to buy white colour and make copies of them and tint them into different colours. Sometimes when i feel the tinting will not harm a rigged mesh part, i will make it modifiable.
Q. How can I buy a Caverna Obscura item as a gift?
Q. Do you do custom fitting?
A. Usually i don’t. But i’m glad to help you with advice, especially if you’re new to SL. If you really cannot fit an item you bought at Caverna Obscura, i even can send you a modifiable shape for free so that you could use it as a reference, or give it your own face f.ex. and wear it with the outfit. So if you like the idea don’t hesitate to contact me 😉 On some special occasions i even might do custom fitting myself for you, but then there must be a really good reason for that. Oh, and have i mentioned i prefer very nice and friendly people? 😉
Q. I bought an outfit from you but there are flowers (bows, spiders etc.) on it, can you remove them for me?
A. All non-mesh prim attachments and unrigged mesh are modifiable so that you can link, unlink, recolor, retexture, resize or script any part yourself. Please don’t ask me to do that for you, i won’t. I will not be redoing the textures, or prim design: i have designed it once the way it is for a reason, and i won’t be redoing it without a very very good reason. Suggestions are welcome though, but without any promises or obligations.
Q. Do you make custom outfits?
A. It depends. I certainly welcome creative ideas! If i like your idea and feel it might really work well, i will put it on my list. It usually means it will take weeks and sometimes even months (depending on the difficulty, time in-world and size of the list) before it comes out. And when it does, be prepared that i will be selling this item in my store after that. But you will even get a discount for your original idea! 😉 If you want an exclusive item that only you will have and nobody else, i will have to disappoint you that i won’t do such things, not even for L$100000. There is only one condition i would make an exclusive custom outfit: if you know a good way to promote and advertise my store and will do it for me in return. Think blogs, good reviews on popular sites or some other good publicity.
Q. Where do you get sculpts for your outfits? Do you create all your meshes yourself? Can you sell me so-and-so sculpt or mesh?
A. I make something like 95% of all the sculpts/meshes used in Caverna Obscura items myself. General rule: all the clothing items like fabric folds, hoods, sleeves, collars, shawls etc. are made by myself; the decoration items like leaves, gems, shells, flowers, mushrooms are mostly made by myself as well, but sometimes if i can find very nice full perm ones on SL Marketplace cheaply (for less than L$500, rarely more) i will buy those for the time’s sake. All my sculpts and meshes are only available as parts of Caverna Obscura items, i will not sell them full perms to be used somewhere else. If you really need some sculpt for a character you are working on, i might sell/give you one as a copy/mod/no trans object. But the sculpted maps are not for sale.
Q. Will you rent at my mall/sim/market?
A. I am sorry to disappoint you: i don’t have time anymore to take care of rented booths. You don’t want me as your renter, really, as i’m constantly being late with paying my rent, unless you want to keep chasing me down weekly to get the rent paid… Caverna Obscura has grown up to the point where i hardly can manage everything myself and sadly, i have to figure out my priorities. If your place has ridiculous amount of traffic daily you should definitely point my attention to this fact, otherwise your offer will most probably get lost unanswered in the bottomless pit that is my inventory 😛 If you want to offer me some space free of charge so that i won’t have to come back weekly to renew the rent, i will gladly accept. If you want to offer me “split profit” instead of rent, i will have to decline.
Q. I have won so-and-so outfit at the Lucky Board at Caverna Obscura, but i didn’t receive the item. Can you please resend it to me? ( also: I missed the Monthly Group Gift because i was on vacation etc. can you please send it to me?)
A. This kind of questions usually really piss me off! You must understand the reason why these things are called LUCKY Boards! If you didn’t receive an item even if it was your letter on the board, i guess you were not that lucky after all, simple as that! Try again, next time better! Monthly gifts are there at least for a week, and mostly much longer. Plenty of time to come and collect them! Still, if you miss it, well you can get the next one next month! 😛 But i sure am not here to provide everybody with free outfits i put so much time, sweat and tears in making! Please respect my work and don’t bother me with similar offending questions, thank you!
Q. I write for a fashion blog, can i have some sample outfits for a review?
A. If you are a blogger writing for/about an event Caverna Obscura is participating in (like Fantasy Faire etc.), please don’t hesitate to contact me for free samples. For all the others: I stopped sending out free samples. I had many of such requests in the past when i’d send several outfits for free to such “bloggers”, to never hear back from them again anymore. I have no way of knowing if they were scammers or they actually did write about any of those outfits i sent them. If they were serious and professional, i would expect them to get back to me with the final result. Thus I assume they were just freebie hunters. So i don’t send free outfits anymore. Of course you are free to buy any outfit and blog about it all you want.
Q. Why is there only 1 size of some of Caverna Obscura mesh outfits? Will there ever be more? Will you make outfits that fit so-and-so mesh body?
A. For a very long time in the past i didn’t know how to make different (standard) mesh sizes without spending an insane amount of time on resizing. Since 2015 i offer several sizes for my mesh outfits, so those will most likely come in different sizes these days. If/when i have time and reason i will update with more sizes some of the older meshes that were previously available only in one size. However, now in the era of mesh bodies everybody wants their outfit to fit their mesh body. That is not possible for a clothing creator without having a special creators kit that will make it possible to fit clothes around that particular body. As of now (feb 2016) Maitreya, TMP and Belezza do not send out their mesh kit to creators anymore. Looks like i’m too late to the party, sorry! 😥 Believe me i would gladly create for those mesh bodies if i could, but without their kits it is simply not possible. If you really really want you can contact the respective creators of those mesh bodies with a request to send me their kit, maybe they will listen to you more than they did to me… I am very sorry if my mesh items don’t fit your shape or your mesh body! You by no means shouldn’t change yourself to make your body fit any outfit, if you don’t want to! Just try a DEMO, and if it doesn’t fit you then just shop somewhere else i suppose… No offense, and nothing personal really! UPDATE: CO now offers only mesh body sizes for Maitreya Lara mesh body and for SLINK Physique mesh body. I’m considering to start creating for Kemono as well. No plans for any other mesh body yet.
Q. I ordered such-n-such outfit on Marketplace as gift to my friend but it was sent to me instead (or they didn’t receive it)! Can you send another copy to my friend?
A. If you are clearly a male yourself and have received a female outfit because you by mistake bought it for yourself instead of as a gift, i will make an exception and send another copy to your female friend. If you made a mistake having bought this outfit for a wrong person (by using their screen name instead of their legacy name for example), you should contact Linden Labs by filing a ticket. I will not send another copy to some other person because you made a mistake. It’s not my fault or my problem, we all make mistakes sometimes, sorry.
If your question is not listed here, you can always contact me in world, or leave me a comment here. The best way would be to just send me an IM/notecard in world.
I don’t respond to questions that are listed above, for the obvious reason 😛 Also be sure you have read this FAQ and STORE POLICIES (link on the right side of this page) before you contact me. I don’t respond to trivial questions and silly questions as i simply don’t have time for this. I try to respond to the praises, thanks and fanmail but i cannot always find time for that either 😦 But you can be pretty sure that i do read them all and i appreciate it very much!! ♥ It helps to relieve my doubts about some outfit sometimes too, if i didn’t feel very confident about its design… So i hereby want to thank everyone who has ever sent me good feedback about my work and never heard from me back! 😉 ♥
I will always reply to any inquiries regarding the styling, like hair, skin, jewelry etc. in the poster pictures. I will always help you out if you have any particular problem with an outfit. You can ask me for another layer option of some part of a Caverna Obscura outfit you own, like a jacket layer instead of the shirt f.ex. But i will not be redoing the textures, or prim design: i have designed it once the way it is for a reason, and i won’t be redoing it without a very very good reason. Suggestions are welcome though, but i seldom respond to those, even if i might consider any of them, though i do read them all. 🙂