There's only one trick I'm using in my current avi. With the Autumn Bride dress layered over the Pistolera jerkin (no, really. I'm not jerkin you' around), you end up with something that looks more like a bolero from the Pistolera.
I partially blame myself for the rise in the Black Butler: Claude Faustus market price, but I still absolutely love how the glasses in the item layer over pretty much every face Gaia has to offer. Some really well, some poorly. It depends on the size/shape of the eyes. My current avatar, I'm using my favorite combination, the Black Butler: Claude Faustus (glasses) over the Case of Pietro (Detective's determined face). I've been abusing the heck out of this layering ever since I found it out.
I'm a layering addict .__. I can't make a proper avatar without having 10+ items layering over each other. I can't resist, It's so fun to use items in new ways. I also like to use cheap event/free/old items and give them a new life with layering.
Not much of a trick, but one of the golden bracelets can layer over the arm from the demonic guitar item, and makes it look like the bracelet is on the demon arm. Was kind of interesting.
I used to have better tricks but I can't remember what any of them were now... >>;;
I did see one someone else did about a year or so ago with a hot dog, bubble gum (I think), and some other items that I'm not sure what they were, but one kind of looked like a Santa Claus character with his back turned and standing in front of the main avatar, with the hot dog slightly to the side... The combination made for a rather... erm... naughty avatar. It cracked me up enough that I had to save a copy of the avatar... I still have the picture... xd
For Halloween 2011, I made a ghost avatar with a really neat layering trick:
It uses The Nightmare and the Twilight Skin. Now, however, using the nightmare takes off the twilight skin's head glitters too emo
I was wondering if you don't mind, what you use for your green eyes? C:
Yeah it's just the shop eyes! They're the Vivid style. But I also have Stage Makeup item on for the super-edgy-hardcore extra eye definition/makeup.
Ah thanks! >W< I figured they might be coz there's almost no good green eye items (that arent wendy and impossibly expensive XD)
I'm so sad that ghost effect doesnt work anymore i wanted to try it out XD
Oh gosh I know I've given up on green eyes honestly hahaha. Yeah I thought it was a pretty nifty trick too! I've wanted to go back to it to try to make something way better, but alas. cry I kind of want to see if other headless items work, though.
Certain handmods allow for the deletion of handhelds. This is useful for when certain handhelds have an additional pose, like Little Lucie's compact or Wisteria's ring. I use both. This particular handmod, Sweetheart Admirer, is one of those handmods.
You can also layer certain mods over each other. Parcel Post/Anesidora's Woe can be used with Rosamund's Redemption to create the illusion of four arms. Same can be used for their black counterparts.