You know it. You loved it. At the very least loved to hate it. The Karate Kid. While pretending to know karate and play-fighting you probably used “san” after their name when addressing them like Mr. Miyagi (God rest his soul). You probably crane kicked your fair share of people or fell over while attempting one. You may have simply remembered them as the bad guys, but those bad guys have influenced a lot. I mean, when you see this older hoodie from Sinistyle you know exactly where that came from. Taking it a step further is Donovan Brennen of GearShift. He recently put out his Cobra Crew Tracksuit. All of the jackets in this style from Donovan I really like and this one is no different. The jacket includes a couple of different aspects from the Cobra Kai dojo including the large logo on the back and the iconic motto of the Cobra Kai: “Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.” For a better view of the logo you can check out this montage of the matches in Karate Kid leading up to the final battle. Also, if you’d like to buy any real Cobra Kai merch check out this site. (the ‘Bow to Your Sensei! one is my favorite)
Now, moving down the line we have these amazing retro high tops from AKEYO. Let me give you a little history on these shoes. Back on the 26th of November, James Schwarz put up these shoes on his Flickr photostream asking to see if anybody knew where he could find a pair in SL. Well AKEYO saw the demand and answered with a pair of fantastic shoes just like them. They’re up there in price, but they’re a lot like the Urban Bomb Unit Pornstar HiTops. (I know a lot of links, but they’re all appropo) You can change colors on these things like mad to look just like the shoes from the shot or color them up any way you want from the touch menu.
The final piece I want to talk about in this is the hair. It’s an epic occasion for me when it comes to this hair because I’ve never dropped this much L$ on 1 single hair (one style, one color). The designer is Cookie Pink and she (in her profile picks) explains Heartcore to be “For all you Emo & Scenekids. For all the girls with a thing for trashy accessories, fashion, shoes, skins and unusual hairstyles…” I actually tried the demo of a few her other unusual hairstyles, but really wasn’t feeling them except for this one called Aiden that I really really liked. I debated for a bit, but finally, as this outfit was coming together, pulled the trigger and it really nailed what I was looking for. Some hairstyles like this almost seem like they’re either A) trying too hard to get the look or B) just come out looking too messy. It’s usually the latter of the two there. This hair is great because it’s right in the middle. Each spike is effortless, but intentionally placed. This is your warning ahead of time: The hair only comes in straight black (as shown) or black with two spikes colored, so if you can’t pull off a black this isn’t for you (unless you bother the crap out of Cookie to add different colors to her palette).
I had a short chat with Cookie today and she told me that the store that’s up is an older store. She’s in the middle of creating her sim and updating merch/hair. She said that she’ll have new hair textures and the prices will be reducing on her products, so watch out for that. I didn’t get any official grand opening date, but just know that it’s coming.
Alright enough of my talking, here are the shots…
Tracksuit: GearShift – Cobra Crew Tracksuit L$350
Shoes: AKEYO – Cora L$600
Hair: Heartcore! – Aiden in Black L$300
Shades: Hoorenbeek – Lestat Glasses in Transparent L$420 for 4 styles
Snake Bite Lip Rings: Hoorenbeek – Piercings Set (Piercing 15 / mouth) L$420 for 20 different piercings
Cuffs: Action Surf & Sk8te – Unisex Studded Buckle Bracelet in Black L$200 (one copied and attached to other arm)
Tattoo: iNFLiCT – Serenity L$599
Skin: Damiani – Neo V2 in Tan 2 – Shaved Eyeliner (Pigment 0) L$2,000 single facial hair (L$5,000 set & L$15,000 fat pack)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Snake Devil
Nonpoint – Alive and Kicking
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down
Ill Niño – Unreal
Nine Inch Nails – Every Day Is Exactly The Same
Underworld – Shudder / King of Snake