Since Pilgrim’s Bounty started, I’ve been getting lots of hits on last year’s Pilgrim’s Bounty Photo Album, and I’ve felt a little badly that there isn’t really much to see there. This year, I’ve had more time to spend on in-game holiday activities, so I can share with you a few ideas I’ve had for Pilgrim’s Bounty outfits to complement Kirina’s suggestions.
First, let’s look at some ways to jazz up the Pilgrim Costume quest rewards with snazzy accessories.
A black (Nightsky) or white (Aurora/Shadow Council) hood is an excellent alternative to the Pilgrim Hat when worn with the dress. A hood doesn’t work so well with the suit, however.
The white hood looks especially nice. With a dark-colored book offhand frill, this combination would make a great Nun costume.
If you are (or were) Gilnean, the Pilgrim clothes look great with the Top Hat.
(But then, doesn’t just about anything? :P)
A simple way to add some extra flair is to use a pair of bracers that only partially covers the white cuff of the Pilgrim sleeves.
Most level 60 epic bracers are perfect for this; the Arcanist Bindings are shown on the left. On the right, Kazuliza takes it to eleven with the Antique Silver Cufflinks and Battered Jungle Hat. Above, Kymberlea is wearing the Sage’s bracers with her Pilgrim Dress. Both Kazuliza and Karrieanna (above) are wearing saddle shoes, which are easily obtained from Durotar or Elwynn Forest.
Taking that idea one step further, try wearing the Pilgrim suit with some coordinating shoulders, gloves, and boots.
Kelisanna is wearing the Bandit’s shoulders, gloves, and boots.
Kaprikka is wearing the Aurora Mantle and Silver-Thread gloves and boots.
Or wear the Pilgrim Hat & Boots with a different suit in between!
The Black Festival Suit from the Lunar Festival is ideal for this. So are the Shadow Council tunic & pants. Kregga is also carrying two cleaver-style axes — one bloodied, the other clean.
The male Tauren Commoner is wearing the Resilient set. The female Tauren Commoner is wearing a dark brown version of the Ancestral Robe that is, sadly, not available to players.
Oddly, the Pilgrim Hat is brown when worn by a Goblin or a Worgen. But, as Akabeko reminds us, the Puritans didn’t wear black all the time. Brown is a beautiful color to wear for an autumn celebration, anyhow.
Left, Durable tunic & trousers; right, Goblin Acolyte (lvl 1 Warlock) robe with Golden Filigreed Shirt. The Rustic Workman’s Shirt would also go well with the Goblin Acolyte Robe.
Left, Gilnean Neophyte (level 1 Priest) Robe; right, Draenic Silk Robes.
Here are some ideas for plain, simple, rustic outfits inspired by the hardworking farmers for whose bounteous harvests we give thanks at this time.
Kinevra’s Harvester’s Robe was awarded from a quest in Old Westfall and is, unfortunately, no longer available in the game. If you saved yours, it’s perfect for this holiday. Kivrinne’s Unkempt Robe still drops in Eversong Woods and Azuremyst Isle. The tailored Grey Woolen Robe is a sleeved version of the Unkempt Robe. The soft brown Forsaken level 1 Priest robe and weathered purple Darkmoon Robe also share this style.
Kikimaia is wearing the Forsaken level 1 Mage robe, a similar aesthetic to the Unkempt Robe.
The Forsaken, with their pale, bloodless flesh, don’t really need the Pilgrim’s Boots because they can easily imitate the effect simply by wearing Brocade Shoes.
Kivrinne is wearing the Brocade Vest and Tattered Cloth Pants and carrying a Buzzer Blade and Flesh and Bone.
The Frayed Robe, another drop from low level zones, provides a similar look to the Pilgrim’s/Native/Tauren lvl 1 Druid robe, especially when combined with the Wise Man’s Belt.
On the left, Kiki is wearing it with the Golden Filigreed Shirt; the Rustic Workman’s Shirt would also look nice. On the right, layering the Frayed Robe with the Sen’jin Doublet adds some blue and white striping that improves the resemblance to the Pilgrim’s Robe. She’s also wearing the Willow bracers.
The Dokebi tunic and trousers worn by the male Orc Commoner are a pants-outfit style match for the Frayed Robe. The female Orc Commoner is wearing the Thistlefur Robe.
Kaohana and the Tauren cooking trainers are wearing the Greenweave Robe.
Kaohana is also wearing the Wise Man’s Belt; the green version of the belt worn by the NPCs isn’t available to players.
Kivrinne was riding the Magic Broom when she logged out for the last time before the Hallow’s End celebration came to a close, and she was still riding it when she logged back in after the holiday was over.
She stayed on that broom for as long as she possibly could, but when she wanted to help out with the Pilgrim’s Bounty cooking, she finally had to give it up.
Finally, because I’m silly and couldn’t resist the idea —
Hallowed Helm, Flax Vest, Gossamer pants, Knitted Belt, Journeyman Boots
I’ve been leveling up my alts’ cooking with Cynwise’s excellent guide. If you want to level up your IRL cooking skill a little this Thanksgiving, these recipes are staples of my family’s Thanksgiving tradition:
Thanksgiving Cranberry Jello
3 oz raspberry jello (1 small box)
1 c cran-raspberry juice
1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 c sour cream or plain yogurt
0.5 c chopped walnuts or pecans
Bring the juice to a boil, then add first the jello, then the cranberry sauce, stirring after each addition until it is fully dissolved. Cool the resulting mixture in the pan until it is partially set, then pour into an 8×8 glass baking dish and swirl in the sour cream and nuts. Continue to chill until fully set. To feed more people, double all the ingredients and use a 9×13 baking dish.
I use a 100% juice blend for the liquid. A sprinkle of cardamom mixed with the sour cream is a nice touch.
1 c chopped walnuts or pecans
8 oz sweetened whipped cream, cool whip, or vanilla yogurt
Toast the chopped nuts. Seed the pomegranates. Chop the apples. Mix the pomegranate seeds, chopped apples, and toasted nuts with the whipped cream.
My grandmother’s version of this recipe calls for 4 pomegranates and 1 apple, but you can make it with any proportions of pomegranate-to-apple that you wish. I used 3 apples and 2 pomegranates last year. You can peel the apples if you like; I prefer to leave the peels on for extra color in the dish.
Count the blessings of this year, and may the next one be even more bountiful!