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the Bronze Maiden

Having carefully arranged the distribution of specializations among my other twelve Mages, I determined that my Tushui Pandaren must remain un-talented, making her some species of Ironman.

Considering the trials and tribulations of Elford the (Former) Executive, and other Ironman accounts I have read, however, I think that being a true Ironman is a little more challenge than I want. So, like the Underpowered Death Knight, my Tushui Pandaren will use a ruleset inspired by, but not strictly adherent to, the Ironman concept.

As with the Underpowered Death Knight, I will be allowing my Tushui Pandaren to use any health potions that she loots or receives as a quest reward. I treat Lifeblood from Herbalism as a class spell for my Mages; I use it like a potion or Gift of the Naaru for pinch healing. So she has already picked up Herbalism. I’ve heard that there are some tough spots in the leveling curve where the quests don’t go green very quickly, and the XP from picking flowers will help her get through those levels. Likewise, I think that getting XP from Archaeology isn’t much different from getting XP by prioritizing searching for treasure chests, so she will be picking up Archaeology when she reaches level 20.

Koralyra’s “pseudo-Ironman” ruleset, then, is as follows:
*She will not choose a specialization nor spend talent points.
*She may purchase health-only food from Innkeepers, and she may use any health potions that she loots or receives as a quest reward, but she will not purchase health potions or use stat-boosting foods and potions.
*She will not use glyphs, enchants, or gems.
*If she receives any sort of buff upon completing a quest, she will click it off.
*She will not join a guild nor participate in group content with a group (at high levels, however, she may attempt to solo lower level dungeons).
*She is allowed the following three professions: First Aid, Archaeology, and Herbalism.
*She will wear only Poor (grey) or Common (white) quality gear while actively questing.

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I was delighted to see the other day that the Kirina’s Closet Hallow’s End Costume Contest is back for its fourth year! It was Kirina’s costume contest last year that first brought Navimie to my attention; she submitted a fun “werewolf” disguise.

Draynee is also running a Fly Draenei Hallow’s End Transmogrification Contest, with special requirements that the model must be Draenei and the outfit must be fully Transmogrification-friendly.

I have had no new inspiration for Hallow’s End costumes this year. Well, actually, I guess I have had inspiration for one non-Transmogrifiable costume — but nothing else. So I won’t be entering either of these contests myself, but I look forward to seeing all the clever, creative costumes from the people who do participate!

Anyhow, Transmogrification wasn’t around quite yet at Hallow’s End last year, so I thought I’d take a look at updating a few of my previous Hallow’s End outfits to be Transmogrification-friendly.

Evil Pumpkin King (Theme)

Horseman’s Helm, Kraken shoulders, Embossed chest pants gloves & boots, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Green Workman’s Shirt, 2x Gurubashi Punisher
I watched the AH for the Embossed items all year so that I could make this set when Hallow’s End rolled around again.

Evil Pumpkin King (Variations)

Horseman’s Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, mix ‘n’ match with Embossed set (orange), Fel Iron Plate set (light green), Emerald set (dark green), Chromite set (light purple), Revenant set (dark purple), and Bogslayer Belt & Pauldrons of the High Requiem (black)
I think I like the Fel Iron Plate accessories better than the Emerald accessories with the Chromite chest & pants, and the Emerald accessories better than the Fel Iron Plate accessories with the Embossed chest & pants. I tried the Revenant accessories with the Embossed chest & pants and it didn’t quite work — though perhaps it could work with purple, rather than green, toned shoulders and helm.
I’m rather pleased by how nicely the Bogslayer Belt and Pauldrons of the High Requiem coordinate. I’ll have to make a “proper” DK outfit with them sometime in the future.

Balrog Stalker

Cured Orcascale Spaulders/Replica Beastmaster’s Mantle, Dark Iron Mail/Ebonhold chest, Warmonger’s Belt, Bloodmail Legguards*/Ebonhold pants, Engraved Gauntlets, Ravager’s Sandals/Engraved boots
The first set is what I might actually make for Ketura, because the items in it overlap with a couple of other sets I have planned for her. The second set is what I’d recommend for everyone else.

Warchief’s Wiseman

Puncture-Binding Spaulder, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Serene Yellow Belt, Warchief Kilt*, Fuzzy Gloves + Princess Poobah’s Bracelets, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony
The Warchief Kilt dropped in old Scarlet Monastery. I’ve had this one in the bank for several months now, while I was trying to decide which character to bind it to. The Flamestrider Robes from BRD are a full-length version of this style that would make a very similar outfit with the same accessories.
For other leather wearers, I recommend the Prospector’s belt. For races who wear shoes, the Prospector’s boots or any other dark brown-black boots would be appropriate.

Classic Wicked Witch

Skywitch Hat, Regal Mantle, Black Mageweave Robe gloves & boots, Runecloth belt
This look will never go out of style for Hallow’s End. Try the Durable Belt, Conjurer’s Cinch, or Ivycloth Sash for a touch of different, but coordinating color (orange, yellow-green, or green, respectively).

Fancy Wicked Witch

Regal Mantle, Imbued Netherweave Tunic/Barbaric Cloth Vest/Black Mageweave Vest, Bloodthirsty Fireweave Belt, Leggings of the Icy Heart, Hands of the Exalted Herald, Saltarello Shoes
This set would also look great with a Wicked Witch’s Hat, of course.

Burning Watch

Balespider’s Mantle/Mantle of Closed Doors/Mantle of Roaring Flames (heroic)/Shoulders of Mercy Killing (heroic), Watcher’s Tunic, Invoker’s Belt of Final Winter, Legwraps of the Master Conjurer, Zaetar’s Gloves, Saltarello Shoes, no shirt/Bright Yellow Shirt/Orange Mageweave Shirt/Stylish Black Shirt
The orange, yellow, and black colors of the Watcher’s Tunic are perfect for Hallow’s End.
The last few tiers have produced lots of great firey shoulders!

Hallows Herald

Death Speaker Mantle, Consortium Combatant’s Robes, Clutch of Andros*/Black Belt of Knowledge/Embersilk Belt, Hands of the Exalted Herald/Embersilk gloves, Saltarello Shoes/Embersilk boots
This full-length robe version of the Orange Martial Shirt is not often seen anymore because most people don’t get far enough into Netherstorm to do the quest that awards it.

Bad Juju

no hat/The Hexxer’s Mask, Shoulders of Mercy Killing (heroic)/Replica Magister’s Mantle, Silksand Robes, Embersilk Belt/Replica Dreadmist Belt, Legwraps of the Master Conjurer (optional), Embersilk Gloves/Jumanza Grips, Orange/Purple Martial Shirt
This cloth robe is identical to the leather Flamestrider Robes from BRD.
Races that wear shoes can use the Saltarello Shoes or other dark-colored boots.


Embersilk set with Geomancer’s shoulders
This set is great for Hallow’s End — or just for autumn in general.

Speaker for the Dead

Black Mageweave Headband/Don Rigoberto’s Lost Hat, Death Speaker Mantle, Death Speaker Robes, Clutch of Andros*/Embersilk Belt, Enumerated Gloves & Sandals
Another classic Hallow’s End look.

Dancing with the Dead

Haliscan Brimmed Hat (not Transmogrification-friendly), Death Speaker Mantle, Death Speaker Robes, Conjurer’s Cinch, Enumerated Gloves & Sandals, Staff of the Great Reptile
Despite what Celestine of the Harvest said, no matter how many branches Kinevra threw into the Wickerman, she could not feel the burden of her grief and anger over what the Horde had done to her home in Theramore getting any lighter.
The Haliscan Brimmed Hat and Death Speaker Robes closely mimic the appearance of Catrina. Alas, the even the blue-quality Don Carlos’ Famous Hat is not Transmogrification-friendly, so I ought to take Kinevra to AQ sometime in search of Don Rigoberto’s Lost Hat.

Dressing up for the holiday in this way still counts, right?

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After 42 runs of Theramore’s Fall, 4 Squallshaper’s Hats, 2 Rok’nah Hag’s Hats, 4 Archmage’s Staffs, 3 Staffs of the Faithful, 2 Everlasting Alliance Fireworks, and 135 regular Alliance Fireworks, Kinevra finally obtained the Theramore Arcanist’s Hat.

I have coveted this white wizard hat, which is worn by several NPCs (mostly Inscription trainers), for a long time. Now, it takes on a more poignant meaning.

Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Vicious Embersilk shoulders & belt, Astral Knot Robe*, Gandling’s Gloves, Shimmering/Ivycloth Boots, Cloak of the Faith*, Archmage’s Staff*, Theramore Tabard*

The Astral Knot Robe was awarded from a pre-Cataclysm Mage Class quest. The Aurora, Gossamer, Spiritmend, and Vicious Embersilk robes would all be adequate substitutes. There are many good white capes, such as the Silky Spider Cape.

I have added some further thoughts on Theramore’s Fall to my previous post on the subject.


When Kinevra received a summons to Stormwind Keep requesting “a trustworthy and proven hero for a mission of the utmost importance”, she knew she had to look her best! Thanks to the Alliance controlling Wintergrasp for most of her time in Northrend, she’d accumulated enough Honor Points while in the dungeons there to purchase a Knight-Captain’s Silk Tunic.

She was very disappointed to discover that “the appearance of that item cannot be used” for Transmogrification. So she had come up with something different, but she tried to make it as similar as possible. She was glad that she’d made the effort to look good when the “mission of utmost importance” turned out to be assisting the Prince!

Feline Mantle, Whispering Tunic, Bridenbrad’s Sash, Simple Kilt, Gandling’s Gloves, Slippers of the Twilight Prophet, Stormwind doublet & cloak

She’s only 3 or 4 years older than he is — close enough in age to have had the sort of daydreaming crush on him that all young girls tend to have on princes… Poor Kinevra, she really fell hard for Anduin during that one short day — he was so kind, and so smart, and so good looking! sigh…

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The pretentious-sounding title of this post is exactly that — pretending. Rather than a true literary/scholarly critical analysis of the sort you might find at Ironyca Stood in the Fire or Flavor Text, this is a list, more or less, of my thoughts, opinions, and lingering questions regarding the events of Tides of War and the Theramore’s Fall scenario.

In the weeks and months following the destruction of Theramore, it became the fashion among Gnomish women to wear pink pigtails (more…)

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Things my Bankers Wear

A generally non-Transmogrification-friendly collection of outfits worn by characters who have accumulated /played far beyond what would be normally expected for their level due to spending most of their time running between the mailbox, the Bank, and the Auction House. I will update it sporadically as I create new Banking outfits. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

Basic Banking Black & White

Tuxedo Shirt & Pants with and without Tuxedo Jacket, Haliscan Jacket & Pants, Dress Shoes

White Woolen Dress, Simple Black Dress, or Lovely Black Dress (plus Tuxedo Shirt & Pants) with Dress Shoes or Knitted Sandals

Gilnean Acolyte’s Robe with Dress Shoes, Black Festival Suit with Knitted Sandals
A showcase of suitable attire for the level 1 bank alt. If you are willing to do enough questing to reach level 5 and to run around enough to visit each of your faction’s capitals and the towns in the corresponding starting zones during the Lunar Festival, you can easily acquire the very elegant Black Festival Suit.
A level 1 bank alt will not actually be able to have the Top Hat; a Top Hat-wearing bank alt will probably be about level 13 at the minimum because that’s how long it takes to get out of the phased Worgen starting zone. Although she was ultimately intended to be a Gnome all along, Karrieanna began her existence as a Worgen specifically so that I could later do this.

Festive Attire

Lunar Festival: Interlaced Cowl (lvl 28), Formal Dangui

Love is in the Air: Lovely Red Dress, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Bloodscale Belt (plate, lvl 60), Forever-Lovely Rose

Formal Black and White

Battered Jungle Hat, Duskhallow Mantle, Shadow Council tunic & trousers, Silver-Thread Sash, Antique Silver Cufflinks, Bandit Boots, Warmonger’s Cloak, Black Ice, The 1 Ring, Diamond-Tipped Cane
Even without the Black Ice ring, this outfit requires a quite high-level character. Although most of this outfit is cloth, the boots are leather.
The Black Mageweave Vest + Formal White Shirt would be a nice variation in place of the Shadow Council tunic.

Haliscan Bard

Haliscan Brimmed Hat/Forever-Lovely Rose, Haliscan Jacket & Pantaloons, Bard’s gloves & boots, Warmonger’s Cloak, Tuxedo Shirt, Dazzling Mithril Rapier
Even though the brick red of the cummerbund and the maroon of the boots & gloves don’t match exactly, I am absurdly fond of this combination.

Thunder Bluff Banker

Bloodwoven chest belt pants & bracers, Khadgar’s Knapsack
For a short time, the Bloodwoven chestpiece appeared as an elongated tunic, like the Journeyman’s Vest, and I was very distressed because I no longer looked exactly like the Thunder Bluff bankers in this outfit.

Thunder Bluff Auctioneer

Resilient tunic belt pants gloves & boots, Talhide Helmet, Chieftain’s Shoulders, Amber Cape, Ramkahen Ceremonial Hammer
I’d been wearing the base set for a few days when I was browsing the AH and was struck by how nicely this hat matched. With a hat, I needed some shoulders, too.
This weapon not only coordinates well with the set, but also amuses me because it matches the one given as a pestle for grinding corn for the Corn Mash cooking daily in Thunder Bluff.

Chief Officer of Finance

Durable jacket, Tuxedo Pants, Dress Shoes, Tuxedo Shirt, Antique Silver Cufflinks, Spring Gadget
The other zeppelin captains and chief officers are wearing the dusty green Conjurer’s Vest and the dark blue Sorcerer Drape. Kermione has all the colors of this chestpiece in her inventory, though she can’t wear them all just yet.

Keeping House

Seer’s Padded Armor, Godfrey’s Britches, Reconnaissance Boots*, Farmer’s Broom
Kymberlea leaves her kids with “Nana Morene”, her mother’s best friend, when she goes out questing.

Cow in Wolf’s Clothing

Gilnean Acolyte’s Robe; Gilnean Footpad’s tunic & gloves with Gilnean Tracker’s pants & boots; Gilnean Recruit’s set; Lord Walden’s Top Hat, Staff of Earned Tranquility
Kawneiha began her existence as a Worgen so that I could have a Tauren with a top hat.

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A collection of Transmogrification Template Kits actually worn in-game by my Worgen and Pandaren Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game TTK. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

Role Model

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Seer’s Padded Armor, Nightwind Belt, Simple Kilt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Sage’s Bracers, Sandals of the Neverending Bridge
The World of Warcraft is a world of heros. Individual heros roam the world, seeking fame and fortune and sometimes even genuinely desiring to help and serve. Heros join together in groups small and large to face down the greater threats against the safety and stability of Azeroth. It’s fun to imagine being a brave warrior or paladin, a wise mage or monk, a mystical shaman or druid, a sly rogue or warlock, a haunted death knight, a clever hunter, a resolute priest. The greatest hero in my life, though, will always be my mother. My mom never ceases to amaze and inspire me with all the things she does. And so, for the fourteenth Batinna’s Dress Up theme, I made a “mom” outfit for one of my characters whose motherhood is a prominent feature of her RP story.
I like this style of bracers because they are so small and also because from certain angles they look sort of like a wristwatch.

Azure Silk

Azure Silk Hood Vest & Pants, Stonecloth Epaulets, Nightwind Belt, Breadwinner’s Gloves, Sandals of the Neverending Bridge, Cloak of the Clarion Call, House Wrynn Staff, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt
I am not, in general, much of a fan of hoods and cowls, but I do like how a cowl looks sort of like a kerchief when worn by a Worgen woman.
The “Breadwinner’s Gloves” are a great item for Kymberlea because she adventures to help keep food on the table for her family of four children.

Tushui Champion

Feline Mantle, Blue Linen Robe, Bloodeye Belt/Belt of Dark Schemes, Heavy Linen Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Staff of the Arcane Path/Staff of the Royal Wizard, Tushui Tabard
Not having actually changed Kaoling’s faction, I used my guild tabard as a stand-in for the colors of the Tushui tabard. The boots Kaoling is wearing are a Horde quest reward with no readily obtainable, low level Alliance equivalent — but the actual identity of the boots is unimportant, at least for a Pandaren, because they can’t really be seen.

Huojin Champion

Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Ritual Tunic, Apothecary’s Waistband, Red Silk Trousers, Rotting Handwraps + Cuffs of Black Elements, Apprentice Boots, Renzithen’s Dusty Cloak, Huojin Tabard, Heartboiler Staff
Many of the items in this set are obtained by questing in the Ghostlands. I’ve been wanting to make a set featuring the Red Silk Trousers for some time now. The gold trim on the tabard and cloak help harmonize the fancy filigree of the heirloom shoulders with the rest of the outfit.

Transmogrifiable Twill

Lord Walden’s Top Hat or Brown Brewfest Hat, Nightsky Mantle, Sentinel Hill Surcoat, Belt of Unsolvable Problems, Legwork Trousers, Evidence Collection Gloves, Harvester Boots, Staff of Earned Tranquility
This fully Transmogrification-friendly version of the grey-quality Twill set is obtained by questing in Westfall and Redridge Mountains. Sadly, the Top Hat isn’t Transmogrification-friendly, but Kymberlea is my only character rolled as a Worgen who actually stayed a Worgen. The Brown Brewfest Hat isn’t Transmogrification-friendly, either, but it does look awesome with this set. I don’t display Kymberlea’s actual questing hat.

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A collection of Transmogrification Template Kits actually worn in-game by my Dwarf and Orc Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game TTK. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

The Kinda-Sorta Jean Jumper Dress

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Simple Kilt, Mangy Claw Mitts, Trogg-Slayer Boots, Seer’s Fine Stein, Bright Yellow Shirt
Recently, Rades observed an interesting graphics effect: when a kilt and a robe are worn together, whether equipped or transmogrified, the skirt of the robe below the knees displays the appearance of the kilt. Although this effect appeared relatively recently, Kirina noticed a very similar funny effect a few years ago, and I think the two effects are quite probably related. This outfit is inspired by Kirina’s concept.

Doomed Ritualist

Nightsky Mantle, Ale-Soaked Robes/Robes of the Doomed Ritual, Willow Belt, Ritual Gloves, Pagan Shoes
The continuing re-imagining of Ragefire Chasm gives me a bit of a headache. Kenosha obtained this robe in the second iteration of Ragefire Chasm as a Horde-side quest reward called Robes of the Glorious Song. Then Ragefire Chasm got changed again, and now the robe is an Alliance-side quest reward. This change gave both factions access to the robe; Horde could also (and now can only) obtain it by questing in Silverpine Forest, but previously Alliance could not obtain it.

Mama Frostwolf

Stonecloth Epaulets, Mystic’s Robe, Joanna’s Sash, Tangled Thread Gloves, Pagan Shoes, Thug Shirt*
Having carefully collected all three colors of this robe style for Kenosha, after Winter Veil I decided to continue on to the third color rather than going back to the first. I like to use a shirt with this robe style because the bodice is a little too skimpy for my taste; the Squire’s Shirt would probably also work well with this coloration of the robe.

Great-Mother Winter

Stonecloth Epaulets, Beaded Robe, Meat Packer Ribbon, Wet Work Gloves, Bloodcup Slippers, Red Linen Shirt
“But did you ever in your life/Know that [Great-Father Winter] had a wife?”
How Mrs Claus Saved Christmas, by Phyllis McGinley, is one of those classic stories that we read aloud every Christmas Eve in my family. It’s out of print, but I think it might be public domain by now, so perhaps you can find the text floating around the internet somewhere.

Favorite Sweater

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Seer’s Padded Armor, Belt of Dark Schemes, Godfrey’s Britches, Mangy Claw Mitts, Trogg-Slayer Boots, Seer’s Fine Stein
I have one of these sweaters for each of my cloth-wearing characters.

Wise Woman

Resilient Cap, Stonecloth Epaulets, Ancestral Robe, Willow Belt, Tangled Thread Gloves, Pagan Shoes, Bristlebark Cape, Apprentice’s Shirt
Although I modeled this outfit on a Human, a Forsaken, and a Worgen for Round 1 of Mog Madness, it was much more practical to make it in-game with Kenosha because the Ancestral Robe typically sells for sky-high prices and I had already obtained one for her. I will switch to the brown Outlander’s Pauldrons if and when Kenosha gets leveled up enough to wear them. Until then, I probably will not display the hood.

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A collection of Transmogrification Template Kits actually worn in-game by my Gnome and Goblin Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game TTK. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).


Conjurer’s Hood, Greenweave Mantle, Willow Vest Gloves & Belt, Cleaning Britches, Sorcerer Slippers, Green Holiday Shirt
For Hallow’s End 2013, I created a Mog-costume of Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph.

reference image from disney.wikia.com
Vanellope’s signature mint-green hoodie is almost more blue than green (to my eye), and there aren’t any good color matches for it in the game. The softest green is the Crown of the Sun from Tempest Keep. The Vital Raiment robe coordinates reasonably well with that cowl, but there aren’t really any good tunic + pants options. Plus, getting Kelilla to a high enough level to solo TK was a little more work than I really wanted to do for this outfit. So I went with a brighter shade of green.
The goblin trikes would be a somewhat better mount to represent the Sugar Rush karts. Sometimes I really wish that mounts weren’t quite so faction-restricted!

Keeper of the Fens

Enumerated Shoulderpads, Fen Keeper’s Robe*, Shimmering Sash, Heavy Linen Gloves + Jessera’s Fungus Lined Cuffs, Bright Boots, Arcane Staff*, Gilnean Adventurer’s Shirt
This lovely recolor of the Night Elf Druid starter robe was awarded from the pre-Cataclysm version of Rethiel the Greenwarden’s quest chain in the Wetlands. The Spellbinder Robe could be used for a similar look.

Kezanne of Goblin Gables

Greenweave shoulders & gloves, Pressed Felt Robe, Willow Belt, S.B.R.B. Prototype 1, Shimmering cloak
This striped robe style comes in several color combinations. This lovely soft green and purple version is one of my favorites — I’ve liked these colors together ever since one of my sisters used them for her wedding a few years before I began playing WoW.

Elder Lesser Wizard

Elder’s shoulders belt gloves & boots, Lesser Wizard’s Robe, Long Silken Cloak
The helpful chatting streetcorner wizards in Dalaran (e.g. Emeline Fizzlefry) are wearing this robe, but I was feeling too lazy to hunt up a summons, so Kelilla had to take her pictures at the old Dalaran site, instead.

Holly and Ivy

Swoop-Tail Shoulders, Ivycloth Tunic, Silver-Thread Sash, Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Buccaneer’s gloves & boots, Silver-Thread Cuffs, Shimmering Cloak
If I can ever manage to get Liza leveled up enough to wear a pirate hat, then this outfit would become the Smokywood Pastures Smuggler.

Astral Knot Bauble

Whitemane’s Chapeau*, Greenweave shoulders, Astral Knot Blouse*, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Shimmering gloves & boots, Aurora bracers
The Astral Knot Blouse, which was awarded from the Alliance version of a now-obsolete Mage class quest, originally looked like the Aurora chestpiece with the skirt of the Astral Knot Robe, the other choice of reward from the same quest. I’m not quite sure when the graphics changed so that this chestpiece now causes the pants-slot item and the cuffs of the boot-slot item to appear as a wierd sort of skirt. Fortunately, it does take the Transmogrified appearance of the pants and boots, and not the appearance of the items that are actually equipped. At any rate, if you don’t have the Astral Knot Blouse, just use the Aurora chestpiece with the Crimson Silk Pantaloons, and you’ll probably look better!
The Red Pointy Hat or any green cowl might be good alternative hats.

Darkmoon Magician

Elder’s hat vest belt & pants, Silk Mantle of Gamn*, Shimmering gloves & boots, Aurora bracers, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Green Holiday Shirt, Greater Magic Wand, Spellbinder Orb
Use the Gossamer shoulderpads to retain the white look of the Silk Mantle of Gamn, or use the Elder’s or Hibernal shoulders or the Slavehandler Amice to match the greens and purples.

Whitemane’s Power

Whitemane’s Chapeau*, Silk Mantle of Gamn*, Robe of Power, Captain Sanders’ Sash/Apothecary’s Waistband, Heavy Linen Gloves, Shimmering/Ivycloth Boots
A day or two after patch 5.0 went live, I was running the remodeled Scarlet Monastery with a max level character and saw High Inquisitor Whitemane drop both Whitemane’s Chapeau and Whitemane’s Embroidered Chapeau at the same time. I should have screenshotted it! Apparently that was a bug that’s since been fixed, because Wowhead now reports that the original red version of Sally Whitemane’s iconic hat is no longer available. :`(
I recommend the Red Pointy Hat or Crimson Felt Hat as alternatives to Whitemane’s Chapeau.
The Gossamer shoulders are a suitable alternate for the Silk Mantle of Gamn.

Fancy Buccaneer

Green Silken Shoulders, Buccaneer’s vest pantaloons gloves & boots, Silver-Thread Cuffs & Sash, Cloak of Courage
I will be adding the First Mate Hat and Revilgaz’s Cutlass to this outfit eventually. I got the pirate hat for an absolute steal of only 35 or 50 gold shortly after Cataclysm came out — otherwise, I wouldn’t have one at all!

S.A.F.E. Operative

Swoop-Tail Shoulders, Shimmering set, Jessera’s Fungus-Lined Cuffs, Green Linen Shirt
Some Green-Tinted Goggles would complete the look, but I am too attached to both of Kelilla’s current professions to want exchange one of them for Engineering.

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Draenei and Troll Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game outfit. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

Tirisfal Magus

Cowl of the Grand Engineer, Mantle & Robes of Tirisfal, Sly Mojo Sash, Gloves of Arcane Acuity, Stillpine Stinger, Nolkai’s Lantern, Gray Woolen Shirt
Sadly, Kaprikka was not yet level 80, and thus not yet able to loot the Ancient Tome of Teleport: Dalaran, at the time that I made this screenshot trip. She will have to come back for it soon!


Netherwind Crown, Shoulderwraps of the Enthralled, Soulcloth Vest, High Councillor’s Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Sage’s Gloves + Crystalweave Bracers, Enumerated Sandals, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Divine Infusion
The first of a number of outfits I would eventually like to create for Kaprikka using the Soulcloth Vest.

Hand of Destiny

Feline Mantle, Robe of the Dragon Slayer, Cincture of Woven Reeds, Scholar’s Gloves, Staff of the Royal Wizard, Tabard of the Hand
The unique Tabard of the Hand is awarded only to Draenei characters at the completion of the Bloodmyst Isle storyline, when they are acclaimed as revered heroes of the Hand of Argus. This outfit contains only items that a Draenei Mage could reasonably expect to be able to obtain by about the same time that she completes the Bloodmyst Isle storyline and receives the Tabard of the Hand, thus allowing her to make a complete, reasonably well-coordinated outfit to wear with her new tabard almost immediately.

Primary Colours

Mirren’s Drinking Hat, Warpwood Leaf Mantle, Robe of the Dragon Slayer, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Gandling’s Gloves, Angerstaff, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Looking through Kaprikka’s inventory for shoulders to wear with this robe, I tried this Dire Maul quest reward and was inspired to make a bright, bold outfit.

Banshee Buccaneer

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Banshee Armor*, Juju Belt, Unforgiving Pantaloons, Apothecary Gloves* + Willow bracers, Buccaneer’s Boots
The Master’s Vest might make a good substitute for the Banshee Armor. Gandling’s Gloves or Black Mageweave Gloves (with a suitable pair of bracers) would be good replacements for the Apothecary Gloves.


Sage’s set with Aurora shoulders
What Draenei can wear this set and not think of Diktynna and the Red Snappers?

Red Blood, Blue Blood

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Sanguine Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Red Silk Trousers, Heavy Linen Gloves + Seer’s Cuffs, Sen’jin Doublet
Races that wear shoes might want some blue boots, such as the Cushy Cenarion Walkers.

Royal Holiday

Aurora Shoulders, Robes of the Royal Crown, Councillor’s Sash, Zaetar’s Gloves
To invert the color scheme of this outfit, use the Councillor’s Robes with Captain Sanders’ Sash/Apothecary’s Waistband.

Wisewoman From Afar

Pads of the Venom Spider, Sanguine Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Red Silk Trousers, Heavy Woolen Gloves + Willow Bracers, Orgrimmar Doublet
To add a little more green to the outfit, use the Greenweave Leggings.
Races that wear shoes might want some green boots, such as Ikeyen’s Boots.

Princess Alanna

Aurora Mantle, Alanna’s Embrace*, Dawnspire Cord, Jumanza Grips, Featherskin Cape, Pink Mageweave Shirt or Exodar Doublet, Skettis Curved Blade, Nolkai’s Lantern
I farmed Scholomance diligently before Patch 5.0 dropped to get this robe. The Vestments of the Shifting Sands are a somewhat similar color and much more showy.

White Wizard

Aurora Mantle, Astral Knot Robe*, Dawnspire Cord, Zaetar’s Gloves, Silky Spider Cape, Nolkai’s Lantern
The Astral Knot Robe was awarded from a pre-Cataclysm Mage class quest. The Gossamer or Aurora Robes may be used for a similar effect.

Venomous Vitality

Pads of the Venom Spider, Vital Raiment, Willow Belt, Native Pants, Heavy Woolen Gloves + Conjurer’s Bracers
I plan to use the Venomshroud Mask and Lord Sakrasis’ Scepter with this set when Kiki gets leveled up enough to use those items. For characters who are already max level, the Legacy of Arlokk would be the perfect staff to use with this set.

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Blood Elf and Night Elf Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game outfit. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

Cold Never Bothered Me, Anyway

Twilight Mantle, Will of Edward the Odd, Replica Virtuous Belt, Breezebinder Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Icy Cloak, Ethereum Life-Staff, Anglers Tabard
I first learned about Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg from Cymre at Christmastime. A few days after Cymre’s post, before Winter Veil ended, I saw a Mage standing on Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg in the Thunder Bluff fishpond, also using the Winter Veil Disguise Kit — it was really cute, I should have taken a screenshot! More recently, Vidyala discovered the Berg, and her post prompted me to get Kaelinda out to Angler’s Wharf to earn it.
It didn’t take long for Kaelinda to reach Revered with the Anglers so that she could buy the Berg. Getting her fishing skill to 525 so that she could actually use the Berg, however, was another matter. She ended up staying at Angler’s Wharf long past the time when she became Exalted with them getting her skill up a guaranteed three points per day from the quests, plus a few extra if the day’s quests included Wolf Piranha or Dojani Eel.
Kaelinda’s sense of identity is so strongly associated with her hair color that she only allows it to be changed away from either copper or red-gold for brief costume photoshoots. Though she certainly looks gorgeous in this outfit with the platinum blonde braid, she wouldn’t have felt like herself if I’d left her hair that way for very long.

Astralaan Arcanist

Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles, Tattered Dreadmist Mantle, Astralaan Robe, Arcanist Belt, Widow’s Clutches, Ruby Slippers , Cloak of Azure Lights, Formal White Shirt, Staff of Twin Worlds
I’ve been wanting to make this outfit for a long time! About two years ago, I discovered the wonderful combination of Ruby Slippers + Widow’s Clutches when using Kaelinda’s current outfit as the basis for an “evening gown” for Matty’s ‘Azeroth’s Next Top Plate Model’ event. At the time, Kaelinda was between levels 65 and 70, and wearing an outfit that included these goggles, shoulders, and robe. I usually Transmogrify over these shoulders when any character but my Warlock is wearing them, but the colors match this robe so nicely that I chose to leave them alone for this kit.

Fuschia Fantasy

Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles, Gossamer Shoulderpads, Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Arcanist Belt, Astralaan Pants, Widow’s Clutches + Silkwood Cuffs, Ruby Slippers , Cloak of Azure Lights, Formal White Shirt, Staff of Twin Worlds
After having gone to rather a great deal of effort to acquire the Ruby Slippers and matching Widow’s Clutches, Kaelinda knew exactly which robe she wanted to wear with them first. Fortunately, it only took her two resets of AQ20 to get it. I prefer to wear a white bodysuit underneath this style of robe because I am uncomfortable with showing this much skin — feel free to leave off the shirt and use more revealing pants if you so desire.

Red Star

Starfire Tiara, Nether Guards, Simple Robe, Apothecary’s Waistband/Captain Sanders’ Sash, Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Bloody Surgeon’s Mitts, Shimmering Boots, Red Riding Hood’s Cloak, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Sun
The Starfire Tiara drops from Jed Runewatcher, a rare spawn in the Furnace area of Upper Blackrock Spire. With Blackrock Spire scheduled for a makeover in Warlords of Draenor, if you want this hat, you’d better go farm it up now!
This outfit would also look great with other red hats such as the Crown of Endless Knowledge/Tourmaline Crown, Red Pointy Hat, or Crimson Felt Hat/Mirren’s Drinking Hat.

Crystal Waters

Gossamer Shoulderpads, Robe of Crystal Waters*, Sutarn’s Ring, Brightcloth Gloves, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Staff of the Arcane Path
This lovely robe was awarded from an Alliance-only questchain in Stranglethorn Vale that disappeared in the Cataclysm. Kaelinda picked it up while she was briefly a human a few years ago. Similar looks could be made with the Robes of the Exalted or Robes of the Guardian Saint.


Elunarian Spaulders, Conjurer’s Vest, Arcane Sash, Wandering Healer’s Kilt, Runecloth Gloves, Ikeyen’s Boots, Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand, Suntouched Flowers
Upon reaching level 78, Kaelinda was at last able to equip the Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand that she’d had saved away in her bank for quite some time. This outfit is based on a concept that I designed for Mog Madness Round I.

Stillpine Interpreter

Feline Mantle, Fur Covered Robe, Wizard’s Belt, Woolgathering Gloves, Ritual Stopper’s Slippers, Squire’s Shirt
It was delightfully easy to put together a nice low-level Transmogrification kit to go with this beautiful and unique starting zone quest reward robe.

Magistrix of the Kirin Tor

Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Magister’s Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Runecloth Gloves, Kodo Rustler Boots*, Spellbound Cloak, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Staff of Twin Worlds, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
The goggles and the brown gloves and shoes give this outfit a different feel than Kinevra’s “Jaina lookalike” outfit. The accessories I used for Kaelinda’s Alanna’s Embrace outfit also look great with this tunic+kilt.

Merciless Magistrix

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Merciless Gladiator’s Silk Amice & Raiment, Gossamer Belt, Brightcloth Gloves, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Invincible Stave, Stylish Red Shirt
During a recent Horde-side LBR excursion to Tempest Keep, Kaelinda was lucky enough to pick up the T5 shoulder and chestpiece tokens. I decided to turn them in at Quel’Danas for the PvP items because I’ve always liked the rich, jewel-like colors of the Merciless Gladiator’s Silk set.


Greenweave shoulders chest pants & gloves+bracers, Wisp-Chaser Cord, Willow Boots, Green Linen Shirt
Perhaps it seems odd that a Night Elf Mage should dress like a Druid? Not really. Once a Priestess, Keriluna’s grief and anger over the death of her Druid husband at the hands of the Forsaken while he lay Dreaming in the Dor’danil Barrow Den drove her to secretly pursue her latent talent for the Arcane, which she openly embraced when the Highborne reappeared shortly before the Shattering.

Winter Veil Elegance

Ata’mal Crown, Nether Guards, Robes of Insight, Voidweave Cilice, Astralaan pants, Shimmering gloves & boots, Goldenvine Wraps, Formal White Shirt, Invincible Stave
The Crown of Endless Knowledge or Red Pointy Hat would be great alternate headpieces.
I prefer to wear a white bodysuit underneath this style of robe because I am uncomfortable with showing this much skin — feel free to leave off the shirt and use more revealing pants if you so desire.


Greenweave shoulders, Red Linen Vest, Wisp-Chaser Cord, Greenweave pants, Narassin’s Gloves, Willow Boots, White Linen Shirt
The brown low-level quest rewards in this outfit are identical to the Archmage/Elementalist set of Outland greens.

Magistrix Alanna

Hood of the Arcane Path, Orchid Amice*, Alanna’s Embrace*, Magister’s Belt, Jumanza Grips, Shimmering/Ivycloth Boots, Formal White Shirt, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Dreamseeker Dandelion
I farmed Scholomance diligently before Patch 5.0 dropped to get this robe.
I also like how this set looks with the Lavender Mageweave Shirt or the Sleeveless T-Shirt.
The Mystical Mantle would be a good alternative to the Orchid Amice.

Red Empress

Elementalist Skullcap, Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Imperial Red Robe, Voidweave Cilice, Black Mageweave Gloves, Archaeologist’s Quarry Boots*
If you were fortunate enough to acquire (and keep) the Clutch of Andros before Scholmance was revamped, that relatively plain black belt also looks very good with this set. The Black Belt of Knowledge coordinates well with this style of robe, too.

Deep Purple Dreams

Feline Mantle, Cat Lover’s Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Darkweave Breeches, Woolgathering Gloves, Ritual Stopper’s Slippers
In my experience, these pants are much, much easier to find on the Alliance AH than on the Horde AH. For Horde characters, the Speedbarge Leggings may be easier to obtain.

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