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It was so long between episode 24 and episode 25 that by the time I finally got 25 published, everyone else needed new outfits.

Professor of Transfiguration

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of the Tribunal, Embroidered Gown of Zul’Drak, Living Mojo Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Grassy Cline, Mahogany Wand, Ironmender
This is my “Minerva McGonagall” outfit. Although she is the Head of Gryffindor House, whose colours are red and gold, Professor McGonagall is clearly described as wearing “emerald green” robes. In the movies, she wears a dark forest green outer robe over a black dress.

Dalaran Summoner

Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Robe of the Magi, Telubis’ Binding of Patience, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Ice Cream Churner, Kirin Tor Tabard
The Dalaran Summoners found in the Dalaran Crater sub-region of Hillsbrad Foothills (and some of the wandering Dalaran Citizens) wear this robe. I don’t think the NPC outfit is particularly attractive, however, so I wanted to make a kit that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing.

Gryphon Mail

This classic set is the style, albeit not the color, of the garb of Night Elf flight masters throughout Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms.

Champion of the Sha’tar

Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Breastplate of Righteous Fury, Girdle of Gallantry, Ornate Leggigns of the Venerated, Gauntlets of Vindication, Ornate Boots of the Sanctified, Scepter of Sha’tar, Sha’tar Tabard
Alas, I didn’t fulfil the requirements to get the “Hand of A’dal” or “Champion of the Naaru” titles back in the day, and now they are unobtainable.
Due to its garish coloration, I had not planned to ever collect this Burning Crusade dungeon recolor of the Paladin T1 set. Then I thought about making a kit with the Sha’tar mace and Sha’tar tabard, and it occurred to me that perhaps this purple and red armor might be just the thing to wear with that purple and red tabard…

Loa-Seeker

Tread-Bind Spaulders, Forlorn Loa-Binder Robe, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sacrificial Blade + Steamscar Vessel/Stanchion of Primal Instinct
Kazithra makes another appearance because I wanted to make a kit using this Warlords off-hand model, and it seemed somehow more suited to a Shadow Priest than to a Fire Mage.
Although, being Shu’halo, she still primarily worships and draws power from An’she, Mu’sha, and the ancestors, Kazithra is nevertheless keenly curious about the mysterious Loa spirits venerated by the Trolls.

Golden Feathers

Chieftain’s Headdress, Passive Resistor Spaulders (H), Vest of Forceful Fury, Belt of Hidden Keys, Woundseal Leggings, Hydrolance Gloves (H), Kafa Leather Boots, Drape of Icy Intent, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
These shoulders with molting golden feathers and this staff with molting golden feathers just needed to be used together.
Using a muted blue cued from the vest and darker brown tones in the bottom half of the kit keeps the focus on those beautiful golden feathers in the top half.

Fel-Stitched

Somber Shawl, Headhunter’s Armor, Thatch Eave Vines, Nature-Stitched Kilt, Runesworn Grips, Sablehide Footwraps, Illidari Warglaive
Eight out of the twelve outfits I’ve created for my Demon Hunter since she finished her starting zone have used swords or axes instead of warglaives. Partly this is because of the paucity of warglaive models — there are only four non-Artifact-appearance warglaives (five if we count the Warglaives of Azzinoth). I’d made outfits with the two (three) non-Artifact warglaives that can be obtained outside the starting zone, but I hadn’t yet made any new outfits that used the two warglaives that are obtained as part of the starting zone experience. So I decided to do that, then make a series using the four colors of the base model of the Twinblades of the Deceiver. Watch for this warglaive outfit series to continue in subsequent episodes of the Sunday Mog Show.
(Hey Blizzard, can we get Altruis’ and Leotheras’ warglaive models for player character Demon Hunters, please?)

Tinkerbell

Supple Shoulderguards (3-670), Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Thick Qirajihide Belt, Clefthoof Britches, Gloves of the Hidden Temple, Hive Tunneler’s Boots, Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
I was going to call this outfit something else, until I saw how the swords looked sheathed crossed on her back…

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

Oh, I am so tired of Blackwing Lair. So tired of Razorgore and the eggs, so tired of the suppression room. But Nefarian hasn’t dropped my Priest’s robe yet, and Chromaggus hasn’t dropped my Rogue’s shoulders yet, and Broodlord hasn’t dropped my Paladin’s boots yet, and Vaelastrasz only drops his shield for people other than my three shield users. And so I keep coming back, every Tuesday, hoping that this week, the things I want will drop so that I won’t have to come back again next week.

I’m still working on getting a few bits and pieces from other tiers*, too, and trying to get a couple of raid drops that aren’t tier pieces. I’m almost finished with Outland dungeons — I just need one item from one Heroic. I’m starting to say to myself, as I look through my list of things that might be nice to have, “ehh, I don’t really need that” or “meh, I’ll farm that if and when I think of a mog idea that would actually use it”.

After all, I already have so many fun-looking items** that I could probably do another year or more of “Sunday on the Promenade” before I’ve used everything in my wardrobe*** at least once.

Although my choice to ignore the Patch 7.2 content in favor of focusing on filling the gaps in my wardrobe was deliberate and considered, by now, I’m starting to feel like I’m really falling behind. Seeing that this week’s Legionfall quest is to kill three Elites, I wonder if there will be enough people still doing Broken Shore stuff to help me with that when I finally manage to catch up. I basically haven’t done World Quests since Kamalia got to 36 traits in all of her Artifacts. I haven’t been running Order Hall missions. Most of my characters haven’t even been to their Order Halls for weeks, except to change the color of their Artifacts. So I’ve been taking the baby step to ease myself back into Legion content of starting to spend time fishing up the coins in the New Dalaran fountain.

Just as I’m wanting to start doing current content again, however, my 10-week-old baby has decided that he needs to be carried. Last week, I could just hold him in my off-hand arm while I read a book, typed, or ran through a legacy content dungeon or raid using my main hand. This week, I can’t get away with that anymore. Being moving by being in the swing isn’t good enough; after a few minutes, he will start yelling. Being held isn’t good enough; if I sit still for longer than a minute or two while holding him, he will start yelling. I either have to be walking around with him or, if I’m sitting down, actively playing with him instead of just passively holding him. This new behavior is even worse for my summer plans to revise lab manuals and restructure my online homework assignments than it is for my WoW-playing goals…

* Well, all the legacy content through Cataclysm, that is. I’ll wait until my characters are level 110 and wearing at least World Quest-level gear to attempt the Mists raids and Warlords dungeons.

** Some collected recently, some collected not-so-recently (but I still haven’t quite gotten around to actually using them)

*** All the items that I actually like, at any rate. I’m not going to try to use the stuff that I don’t particularly like!

Twenty-five… Next milestone is fifty, but because I’m not posting these every week, it won’t happen until well after the anniversary of the first post in this series.

Night Seer II

Hateful Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Steadfast Breastplate, Stillwater Girdle, Scaled Greaves of Patience, Bloodbinder’s Gauntlets, Hydra Scale Sabatons, Streamtalker Slicers, Titansteel Shield Wall, Nightfallen Tabard
While skimming through some of the posts I made during the first year or two after Transmogrification debuted, I found this outfit idea, and it occurred to me that it would go quite nicely with the Nightfallen tabard. I’ve kept the core components of the original design — shoulders, chestpiece, belt, and pants — but changed all of the peripheral pieces.

C’thun’s Disciple of Chaos

Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (N), Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (H), Chestguard of the Exhausted, Warlord’s belt gloves & boots, Minister’s Number One Legplates, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Kalimdor’s Revenge
A palette swap of the Normal for the Heroic helm and the Heroic for the Normal shoulders, coordinating rusty-colored chestpiece & leggings, and some reddish-bluish-plum belt gloves & boots to evoke the colors of the crystals in Silithus — and lo, an anti-paladin of C’thun appears.
A detail I particularly like about this kit is the coordination between the shirt and the pattern around the edge of the sword.

Bloodfire

Circle of Flame, Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Sanguine Robe, Belt of the Hero, Leggings of Mischief, Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Plague Scientist’s Boots (25H), Dark Silk Shirt, Bloodfire Greatstaff
I’m glad that the Warlock green fire effect can be toggled on and off because this firey kit wanted traditional orange fire to go with it.
I like this style of shoulders with this style of robe a lot, though admittedly the green version of the shoulders coordinate better with the other colors of the robe than the orange version of the shoulders do with the red version of the robe.

Shado-Pan Mistdancer

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Spaulders of Determined Resolve, Mistdancer Vest Cord & Legguards, Bandit gloves & boots, Crimson Steel
The sigil and colors of this handsome fist weapon suggested the Shado-Pan to me — at least for a kit for my Monk. With other classes that use fist weapons, I’d go in different directions.

Bogslayer

Bogslayer set with Gilded Thorium Cloak and Big Black Mace
Is a “bogslayer” someone who slays things that live in bogs, or is it a thing that lives in bogs that slays intruders?
I like the stripeyness of this set.

Barricade of the Blues

Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestpiece of High Treason, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Legplates of the Argent Armistice, Gauntlets of Revelation, Boots of the Treacherous Path, Fang of the Leviathan, Barricade of Eternity
This outfit concept — combine the shield from Malygos’ lair with the blue dragon pauldrons — proved unexpectedly difficult to pull together satisfactorily. Nothing that I already had in my collection was working quite right. When I went and looked at items I hadn’t collected yet, it seemed like this chestpiece & leggings — which I already had on my “things to get” list — might be just what I needed. The dungeons those items drop from are kind of annoying to run for mechanics reasons, so thankfully they were worth the effort it took to get them.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

Dragonsworn

I loved the dragon-head pauldrons of the plate set that dropped from the Hour of Twilight dungeons of the last major Cataclysm content patch from the moment I first saw them. I attempted to solo those dungeons with my plate-wearing characters at the end of Mists, but couldn’t quite manage it. By the end of Warlords, though, my Paladin could handle those dungeons with ease, and so I spend a few weeks running them daily, until I’d collected all three colors.

Over the past few months, I’ve put together a set of Transmogrification kits using these pauldrons for each of the three plate-wearing classes.

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Ruby Dragonsworn

Faceplate of the Forgotten (N), Temporal Pauldrons, Truesteel Breastplate (3-670), Ogre Beater’s Belt, Elder Tortoiseshell Legplates, Gloves of Gnomebliteration, Ramkahen Front Boots, Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood

Life Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Breastplate of Solemn Vows, Elder Tortoiseshell Girdle, Legplates of Fractured Crystal, Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand, Jasper Clawfeet, Blade of Infamy, Garrett Family Crest

Bloody Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Mightstone Breastplate, Sha-Trapper Waistguard, Sha’tari Keeper Legguards, Truesteel Gauntlets (2-655), Ramkahen Front Boots, Massacre Sword

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Emerald Dragonsworn

Demonbreaker Helm, Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Breastplate of the Terrible Price, Girdle of the Immovable, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Crystalplate Gauntlets, Highstrider Boots, Sword of Nefarian’s Hand

Dream Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Wildguard Breastplate & Leggings, Earthswell Belt, Bamboo Plate Gauntlets, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Dragon’s Call, Emerald Shield

Unholy Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Sunveil Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Legguards of Stratholme, Refitted Bruiser Gauntlets, Raceway Boots, Manslayer of the Qiraji

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Azure Dragonsworn

Seabone Heaume, Pauldrons of Conviction, Breastplate of the Bold, Belt of the Emerald Guardian, Legplates of the Bold, Pillager’s Gauntlets, Coldbite Warboots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Frostbitten Greatsword

Ley Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of Conviction, Everbright Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Greaves of the Outcast Knight, Gloves of the Stela, Boots of Valiance, Runescribed Blade, Bastion of Light

Frosty Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestguard of Salved Wounds, Clear-Eyed Waistguard, Truesteel Greaves (3-670), Schooner-Savior’s Grips, Insubordination Boots*, Hailstorm

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I had been thinking how nice it would be to have topaz and onyx colored versions of these shoulders with which to do a set of Bronze and Black Dragonflight kits. It looks like I’ll be able to get the topaz version, at least — the plate Transmogrification set for winning the Deaths of Chromie scenario is exactly that!


armor preview image from Wowhead

Looks like I’ll be running that scenario with my Paladin, then.

This fortnight, Z & Cinder’s Blog Challenge has another topic that I can’t pass up:

Best Dressed: We want to see your best transmogs, and hear the story behind them. How did you come up with them? How long did it take you to farm the pieces? And just how often do you change your outfits? Let us know!

Since Transmogrification went live in Patch 4.3 (29 November 2011), my characters have worn a lot of outfits. If I don’t count things like the new character creation screen sets or the starting zone sets for Death Knights and Demon Hunters, I have posted…

12 Demon Hunter outfits
28 Warlock outfits
29 Rogue outfits
37 Druid outfits
44 Warrior outfits
45 Paladin outfits
45 Monk outfits
47 Hunter outfits
56 Priest outfits
67 Shaman outfits
69 Death Knight outfits
and about 100 Mage outfits (I didn’t go count exactly how many outfits all the Minor Mages have)

It was really hard to pick just one “favorite” or “best” outfit for each class, and if I did this again next month, I might pick different ones! I tried to choose kits that I thought expressed the class fantasy as well as being outfits I’m just really dang proud of. Well, except for the Shaman one, which I picked because I think it’s hilarious.

DEMON HUNTER: BatGirl

Most of my other Demon Hunter kits that don’t use class-specific armor items could really be done equally well with any of the other leather-wearing classes. This one, though, works best on a Demon Hunter because it partly relies on the unique blindfold to create the look (though I guess a Rogue could also make it work with the T4 helm). I was fortunate that once I decided to make this kit, I was able to get the Heroic Dragon Soul Rogue lookalike shoulders on the first try.

WARLOCK: Doomcaller Moth

I love this Warlock robe because it’s not black and skulls and ugly. Instead, it’s very pretty indeed. I was delighted when I discovered how nicely the Malefic shoulders go with it because I like this robe but not the shoulders that go with it, and I like the Malefic shoulders but not the robe that goes with them.

ROGUE: Silver Covenant Razor

This kit expresses my desire to be able to play an Alliance High Elf. I know it will probably never happen, though.

DRUID: Sun, Moon, and Stars II

This outfit combines a number of items — the helm, the shoulders, the belt, the dagger — that I coveted for a long time before I finally got them. Cymre was gracious enough to let me roll for the dagger (which I then won) even though she wanted it herself when it dropped while I was helping her out with acquiring Val’anyr. I spent real money for the shoulders — before servers began to be linked, I discovered the shoulders on the AH of my secondary Horde server for a gold price that I could afford. I hadn’t seen them on the AH of my primary server very often, let alone for a gold price I could afford. So I spent the real money to transfer my banker over to the other server, then back, to get them for my Druid. That’s how much I wanted them.

WARRIOR: Truesteel & Truesilver

When I discovered how the filigree on the Truesilver breastplate is a similar pattern to the filigree on the Truesteel armor, well, then, I just had to use them together. This is a great Parade Dress look for a warrior — though not perhaps so functional and practical for being down and dirty in the field.

PALADIN: Crusade Champion

I’ve made at least three Argent Dawn/Argent Crusade-themed outfits for my Paladin. This one was created specifically to wear while I was doing the Broken Hilt/Quel’Delar questline. After going back and forth between all three outfits for awhile, I decided that this one best expressed the Paladin “I’m SHINY!” aesthetic.

MONK: Shado-Pan Smoke Knight

I’ve made multiple Shado Pan-themed outfits for my Monk. I chose this one for this post because I like the combination of dark and light grays and also because I designed it myself, whereas my other favorite Shado Pan Monk kit is a design that I borrowed from someone else.

HUNTER: Draenor Beast Master

I just love the combination of gold, blue, and green in this kit. I designed it when Transmogrification was still brand-new. I couldn’t actually make it for my Hunter until the account-wide Appearances tab was introduced, however, because the chestpiece is a BoP Leatherworking item, and it’s Kamalia who’s the Leatherworker in the family. Ketura is an Engineer.

PRIEST: Mystical Dragons

I surprised myself a bit by pulling this outfit out of my Priest’s collection. I just really love the colors of this robe and how nicely they coordinate with this fun shoulder design. Some of my other Priest outfits are also really pretty — but they’re also rather vanilla, common, not particularly creative combinations.

SHAMAN: Ow Mon, Me Eyes!

So this funky orange and aqua fist weapon with intellect on it dropped in Throne of Thunder, and I couldn’t resist coming up with a funky orange and aqua outfit to go with it. When I decided to pull in the funky aqua and magenta shield from Mogu’shan Vaults, the idea just got better!

DEATH KNIGHT: Dark Runes

I think this chestpiece style is fabulous for a Death Knight because the sigils on it remind me of the runes on Death Knight weaponry. This particular color is crafted, and the pattern is somewhat hard to come by, so I was delighted when I found it on the AH for a very reasonable price. The shoulders are also crafted, and I think that they look like an upgraded version of the shoulders that a newly-created Death Knight wears.

MAGE: A Study in Blue; Theramore Arcanist

I love this style of robe, especially the blue version. Being able to wear it with shoulders and belt hidden is wonderful!


The white wizard hat is a very special item in my wardrobe. It was only available from the Alliance version of the limited-time level 85 version of the Theramore’s Fall scenario that was the entirety of the Mists pre-launch event. I pushed my Human Mage hard to get her to level 85 in time to do that scenario — and then I ran it until I was so, so, so tired of it. If I’m remembering correctly, it took me 85 tries to get that white hat.

Characters that I’m playing actively — or at least logging in with regularly to do things like profession cooldowns or old reputation dailies — tend to get their outfits changed every 2 – 3 weeks. If I make an outfit that I’m not really all that happy with, I might change it as soon as one week has passed. If I make an outfit that I like a lot, and I don’t have any exciting new ideas that I really want to make — or the items I need for that exciting new idea just aren’t dropping, I might leave a character wearing the same outfit for several weeks. Characters that I’m not playing actively might get left wearing the same outfit for months or years.

A balloon is filled with 18.75 L of helium at 22 C and 642 mmHg. The balloon is released into the atmosphere and rises to an altitude of 10000 m, where the pressure is 200 mmHg and the temperature is -50 C. What is the volume of the balloon at this altitude?

The Spring Balloon Festival micro-holiday has stories associated with it? And new views of the world, too! I couldn’t pass that up.

The eight balloon rides were all so different, for being variations on the same basic concept — and I loved the pseudo-interactiveness of the NPC dialog. I also thought it was fun and very refreshing that the three people didn’t all have to be the same faction. One of my balloon rides had two Alliance and one Horde (me), another had two Horde and one Alliance.

Here are a few of my favorite screenshots from the event. Continue Reading »

Kamalia finally got to 800 skill points in Leatherworking. And yep, she got the last 20 – 30 or so skill points from the Darkmoon Faire.

My other characters have been slowly advancing their professions via the Faire, too. Most of them are at 720 or 725 because I haven’t done much of the questlines yet.

Everyone was all excited about the potion of Inky Blackness last month, but I find myself wishing for something that would do just the opposite — give every place the brightness of a sunny blue sky day. Why would I want that? For taking Mog screenshots, of course! I want my Mog screenshots to have cool and thematically appropriate backgrounds, but sometimes the places that would be the most thematically appropriate have terrible lighting (Moonglade, Icecrown, Swamp of Sorrows, to name a few), or I can’t play in the evening until after my server has switched to nighttime lighting. Admittedly, “normal” nighttime lighting is not really all that dark, but it is still less than optimal for taking good Mog screenshots!