FantasyCouture: !dM deviousMind “Minerva” GladiatorDress

“Wisdom and Strategy”


by !dM deviousMind

The roman goddess Minerva was worshiped as goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Her creation story is rather different, so here a little glimpse into history: After impregnating the titaness Metis, Minerva’s father Jupiter recalled a prophecy that his own child would overthrow him. Fearing that their child would grow stronger than him and rule the Heavens in his place, Jupiter swallowed Metis whole. The titaness forged weapons and armor for her child while within the father-god, and the constant pounding and ringing gave him headaches. To relieve the pain, Vulcan used a hammer to split Jupiter’s head and, from the cleft, Minerva emerged, whole, adult, and bearing her mother’s weapons and armor… [find more about her on Wikipedia]

So she seemed an appropriate name patron for this round of The Secret Affair “To the Sands” in July 2015. This event will focus on roman and gladiator style creations, so be sure to visit while it’s all gathered in one spot. Of course “Minerva” will be found after the event at our mainstore and on marketplace.

The silken skirt/top combination is held in place with an intricate leather harness, covering just enough to leave the rest to the imagination. Skirt and top section is split in two parts so you can wear both for the elegant dress look, or you can wear the skirt without top or combine it with your favorite other pieces. The skirt comes in two versions, plain and belted; the belted skirt is as well added without the silks for a more warrior-esque styling. The outfit includes laurel leaves jewelry in shape of a hair wreath, necklace and modesty cover.

The dress is materials enabled and availabe 7 colors **GOLD**, **RED** with white silks, **MINT** with gray silks, **LILAC**, **OLIVE**, **SKY**, and **ONYX**. And of course there’s a **COLOR PACK** if you just can’t decide. Each color pack includes an opaque and a sheer dress version.

Please take note, this costume requires a fitted mesh compatible viewer, which means your viewer must be up-to-date.


The mesh is optimized for a breast size of 35 to 90, however, you may need to adjust gravity and cleavage sliders to fit perfectly.

The rigged gown comes as 1 size fitted mesh with matching appliers for Lolas Tango (these are special textures for best resolution, the notecard cant be used to make body appliers), and at least to the extend of our testing should fit most normal shapes staight out of the box. Minor adjustments can of course still be part of it. Top options are included for regular SL avatar, as well as Maitreya “Lara” and Belleza “Venus” mesh bodies.

The outfit includes an UPDATE CHECK to keep you up to date with every piece as well in future, please be sure to know where you have it as we may ad additional sizes for mesh bodies further down the line if neccessity demands it. (sorry there is really too many bodies with too many individual weighting for me to fit it in my time frames).

You should find the following things in your new couture box:
** represents the color of your purchase.

Fitted Mesh attachments:
(requires updated viewer)
(copy/no transfer/no mod)

• !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/A (topPart) ** • !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/A (topPart) **SHEER** • !dM Minerva – Lara GladiatorDress/A (topPart) **
• !dM Minerva – Lara GladiatorDress/A (topPart) **SHEER**
• !dM Minerva – Venus GladiatorDress/A (topPart) **
• !dM Minerva – Venus GladiatorDress/A (topPart) **SHEER**

• !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/B (belted) **
• !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/B (plain) **
• !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/B (belted) **SHEER**
• !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/B (plain) **SHEER**

• !dM Minerva – GladiatorBelt (ornamented) **
• !dM Minerva – GladiatorBelt (plain) **

• !dM Minerva – silkDrape ** (left & right)
• !dM Minerva – silkDrape **SHEER** (left & right)
• !dM Minerva – silkDrape **VEIL** (left & right)

Matching dress appliers for Lolas Tango are included.

The full dress consists of A and B part,
e.g. wear !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/B (plain) ** for bottom and
with Lara body matching !dM Minerva – Lara GladiatorDress/A (topPart) ** for top,
with SL avatar matching !dM Minerva – GladiatorDress/A (topPart) ** for top, etc..

The skirt can also be worn alone, or you can combine the tops with the belt options.

Unrigged Mesh attachments
w/ resize&stretch option:
(copy/no transfer/no mod)

• !dM Minerva – laurelLeaves modestyCover **BRONZE** (pelvis)
• !dM Minerva – laurelLeaves necklace **BRONZE** (chest)
• !dM Minerva – laurelLeaves wreath **BRONZE** (chin)

Checking for Updates:


• !dM deviousMind “Minerva” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE

Please inform us if anything is missing, just make sure SL did really unpack it all! (sometimes not all items are copied to your inventory, so please double-check by unpacking the box again in a low-lag zone before getting in touch with us)

Enjoy your new costume!



We can’t stress it enough, please try the demos to make sure the dress fits you, or to see/test how you can fit your shape to it. Please update your viewer to make sure you are able to use the fitted mesh version.

If the dress does show glitches/spikes that shoot into infinity, your viewer does not support fitted mesh. Please check if your viewer supports fitted mesh in an updated version, or use a viewer which does instead. If you’re unsure, test it with the demos before.

The mesh is optimized for a breast size of 35 to 90, however, you may need to adjust gravity and cleavage sliders to fit perfectly.

For the regular SL avatar please note that the skirt requires more leg muscle if it sticks into the hips. The mesh bodies “Lara” and “Venus” should not have this issue, but if they do on your shape, please increase leg muscle as well. :)


Textures and meshes for this set are own illustrations and designs created by Chandra Meehan for (*chanimations and deviousMind. I am NOT reselling my meshes/textures as templates so if you find them used by anybody else not connected to us, please help protect original content in SL and immediately inform us!

Thank you very much in advance!


The pack includes an object named !dM deviousMind “Minerva” *[colorname]* – CHECK FOR UPDATE (rezz) which will check for free upgrades to any of the content of this set. We’ve included this so you will be up-to-date on all changes that might occur of any of the items and scripts in this set.

Rezz the object and type “/12update” (without quotes) in open chat. You will receive your free upgrade should any be available.

If nothing happens, then there is likely none yet, or the sim you are in doesn’t allow scripts to run.

Check our blog for all info on updates:


We’ve learned of times where the update script in the checker got corrupted with rezzing or unpacking and would not communicate to server proper. If you know an Update exists and your update item doesn’t connect at all to the server, please unpack a 2nd copy of the updater from your original box and try again with the fresh one. Usually you receive an update within a minute if it is available. It may take up to 5 though if you or the sim you are in is laggy, so please try a bit patience at least one time.

And as with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run!

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