It’s Winter Veil again! Time to dig through my closets in search of red, green, and white garb to combine in ways that are only slightly less gaudy than the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.
Emerald shoulders belt gloves & boots, Bloodforged chest & pants, Bloodbane Cloak, Sword of the Lone Victor
Kregga protested this outfit rather vigorously, but the Bloodforged pieces are hard to come by, and she’s the one who already has them…. She was somewhat mollified by how nicely it coordinates with her pretty Tian Monastery sword.
Runic Plate shoulders, Emerald chest pants gloves & boots, Thorium belt, Mageflame Cloak
Whereas most of Kregga’s brightly colored gear is specifically intended for goofy holiday outfits, in Karaelia’s case, these pieces are recombined from two RP-motivated (but fully Transmogrification-friendly) ensembles that I am in the process of assembling for her.
Ravager’s Mantle, War Paint chest belt gloves & boots, Turtle Scale leggings, Taut Driftwood Bow, Sawbones Shirt*
The Red or Green Workman’s Shirt would also work nicely in this outfit.
Scarlet, Green, and Gold
Magnificent shoulders, Green Iron Hauberk & Leggings, Scarlet Belt*, Gauntlets of Divinity*, Glimmering Mail boots, Lightning Dagger, Aegis of the Scarlet Commander*/Bloodforged Shield
The Voidscale Belt is a good alternative to the Scarlet Belt, and the Glimmering Mail gloves are a good alternative to the Gauntlets of Divinity.
Tracker’s Headband, Ghostwalker shoulders chest & pants, Moss Cinch, Bard’s gloves & boots
This idea is mostly borrowed from WoW:Fashion; I added a hat and had to find a different belt because Kaiuna is a Kitty!Druid, not a Monk.
Preened Tribal War Feathers, Darkbrand shoulders, Ymirjar Physician’s Robe, Feral Cord, Bark-Gloves of Ancient Wisdom, Conifer Cone Staff, Red Lumberjack Shirt
I love the pinecone-like look of these Cataclysm-era shoulders, but I’ve had trouble working them into an outfit. This isn’t perfect — I wish the colors of the shoulders were a little brighter — but it will do. The only thing missing to complete the look is a Miniature Winter Veil Tree, but it would be a lucky thing indeed if Kerisa manages to get one before the holiday ends.
Cutthroat’s Mantle, Gypsy Tunic, Bard’s trousers gloves & boots, Sentinel Girdle, Tranquillien Champion’s Cloak, White Linen Shirt
Can any of the leather-wearing classes use 2H-axes? Because the Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King seems like it really ought to be used with the Bard’s set.
Winter Veil Elegance
Whitemane’s Chapeau*, Nether Guards, Robes of Insight, Voidweave Cilice, Astralaan pants, Shimmering gloves & boots, Firwillow Wristbands*/Goldenvine Wraps, Invincible Stave
The Crown of Endless Knowledge is a great alternate headpiece.
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.
Angel of the Earthmother
Gossamer Headpiece, Slime-Encrusted Pads, Robes of the Bloody Field, Apothecary’s Waistband, Rotting Handwraps, Wand of Arcane Potency, Regal Star
I think I like these shoulders with this robe even better than the ones that are part of the designed set!
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.
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 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.
Winter Flirt Warning
Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Consortium Mantle, Crimson Tunic*, Shimmering trousers belt gloves & boots, Starfire bracers, Injured Trapper’s Cloak, Vengeance Staff
The Red Pointy Hat or green Watcher’s Cap are suitable alternatives to the Theramore Arcanists’s Hat… or you could just forgo the hat altogether.
The Red Linen Vest, Crimson Silk Vest, or Simple Blouse + White Swashbuckler’s Shirt or the Corsair’s Overshirt would all work well in place of the Crimson Tunic, though they do invert the white and red.
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.
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.
Corpulent Shoulderpads, Nether-Lace Robe*, Keyton’s Sash, Pigskin Gloves + Ritual bracers, Slippers of Unturned Loyalties, Stylish Green Shirt
After I let Kelilla use her no-longer-obtainable Mage class quest chestpiece for her Winter Veil outfit, Kivrinne insisted upon using her Horde-side equivalent item for her Winter Veil outfit.
“But Kivrinne,” I said, “that’s not really very festive. You look like a dying tree.”
“So?” she said, “I’m undead. It’s festive enough for me.”
And I had to concede the point.
For a similar look using a chestpiece that is still available, try the Pagan/Resilient robe.
Although as a pseudo-Ironman she is not allowed to wear Transmogrification-friendly gear, Koralyra still gets into the spirit of the season with the Draenei Acolyte’s Robe, Disciple’s Sash, Green Linen Shirt, and a cute color-coordinated hairdo.
Grandma Kimorene simply exchanges her usual Seer’s Padded Armor for the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.
And Kandrista and Kalaneia are happy to wear the classic Winter Clothes this year.
What will you be wearing this Winter Veil?