Affordable Dance Props – Better Gnomes and Cauldrons

I’m always on the lookout for well-made affordable props to use in my sets.

(One of my dreams is that gachas will someday offer a copy/mod option – I see sooo many cool things, but a no copy object is useless to me.)

Whether I’m looking for something specific or just looking for inspiration, one of the places I like to go is Better Gnomes and Cauldrons.

BGC StatuesIt’s a full perm store with mostly mesh items.

And they’re very reasonably priced.

There’s a little bit of everything at the store and they’ve had a couple of clearance sales recently, so I’ve picked up some really nice items at bargain prices. šŸ˜€

I’ve seen the ‘Immortal Tree’ statue used in many a dance set.

BGC PlantsIn addition to a plethora of statues, they also have plants and trees.

You can find everything from roses and tulips to fairy grass.

BGC also has new releases on a pretty regular basis, making itĀ easy to find something new when you visit.

It’s one of my favorite places to look for mesh items, and since most everything is full perm, there are no worries about using it in a rezzer.

BGC PigsYou can find almost anything here and know that it will be good quality and usable as a dance prop.

Take these cute mesh pigs.

The alien pig is adorable, right?

And who couldn’t use a bat pig in a Halloween set?

Or, if you want something scary, you can find items like that at BGC as well.

BGC MinionsBGC has a ton of monstors, demons, and animals – whether you’re looking for something realistic or just spooky, they’ve got you covered.

These minion/shaman statues would be perfect for a scary set, and some items, as you can see, come with particle effects.

Since the items are full perm, you can resize easily for different effects.

Maybe you want an army of small minions – easy to do, since you can copy and resize the statues.

Or resize and have just one big statue.

BGC NunsThat’s what I love – having lots of options.

Maybe you’re building a church set and you want to add some people.

You can find nuns, clergy, or deities to suit your needs.

Perhaps you’re looking for something in between cute and spooky.

Goblins might fit the bill.

BGC GoblinsBGC has you covered there as well.

Pick your favorite color or mix and match.

I’ve seen these little guys used as props in several dance acts.

Even if you’re just looking for those little extra bits and bobs to help ‘flesh out’ a set, BGC can help.

BGC extrasNeed candles or books?

A map?

A globe?

A set of apothecary jars?

You can find everything you need at BGC.

If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Better Gnomes and Cauldrons

LOTD #123 – Day in Ruins

LOTD 123Pausing for a moment, she rested her hand lightly against the statue.

She’d dreamed of coming here for years, to see the ruins in person.

She heard a cracking noise and frowned, looking around.

Horrified, she watched the top of the spear begin to crumble.



Hair:Ā  Analog Dog – Angel – Cinnamon Bark

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Feet: Slink – High

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Dress: Purple Moon – Sorrow – White (@ The Instruments)

Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Oblique Motion Pall Set

Shoes: [LG]DE.Boutique – AW14 Struffoli Heels – White

Pose: Diesel Works

Ruins: Better Gnomes and Cauldrons – Soldier Ruins


I just picked up this gorgeous dress from Purple Moon at The Instruments event.

The jewelry, shoes, and hair I’ve had in my inventory, but never worn before.

And I love this prop from BGC – it comes in pieces or linked together, so you have choices.

It’s low LI and full perm, so win-win!