A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, by George Seurat, 1884; image from Wikipedia
I’ve been well aware for the past few years that as I change what my characters are wearing, I tend to let taking pictures of their new outfits and posting them to my fashion pages pile up. In fact, I frequently find myself scrambling to take and post pictures of a kit because it’s been long enough since I made it that I’m ready to make a new one!
I think it’s time for that to change. Because I tend to spend Sunday afternoon and evening doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a general post the same day of any outfits that aren’t part of some themed Transmogrification collection that I’m working on.
These Sunday Mog Show posts will likely be on alternate weeks, as BTH and I are fortunate to live close enough to our families that we generally go to a family dinner about every-other Sunday. I hope, though, that they’ll be more frequent than just once a month.
First up for this first edition of the Sunday Mog Show, some timely kits for current events:
Kirin Tor of Dalaran
Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Mantle of Nimble Thought, Buccaneer’s Vest, Replica Sorcerer’s Belt, Khadgar’s Kilt of Abjuration, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard, Staff of the Skymagi
Kaylynda needed to be appropriately dressed before she responded to King Varian’s call to arms for the assault on the Broken Shore — and with the meta-knowledge that events in Dalaran were to come (though I’d not spoilt myself on what those events would be), I decided to dress her in the kit that is the reason why I did Isle of Thunder with this character.
As I am too clumsy to solo Yogg-25 to get the token for the proper purple Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Shoulderpads, I borrowed the idea of wearing these crafted shoulders from the Kirin Tor Quartermaster in Wrath-Dalaran.
The tabard and the staff make this an Alliance-only kit.
With Dalaran becoming a hub city again in Legion, I’m planning to put together an updated version of my old “Essential Dalaran Wardrobe” post — this time with actual Transmogrification kits. I probably won’t try to do it all at once, though. Instead, I’ll start with a few outfits, including this one, and then add to the post as I create new kits using those purple robes — similar to what I’ve done with my Shado-Pan Helmet and Slinky Leia Robes posts.
Speaking of the Slinky Leia Robes…
Commander of Demons
Horns of the Left Hand Path, Vir’naal Spaulders, Robes of Insight, Zykes’ Belt, Bramble-Proof Leggings, Auchenai Keeper Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Demon Commander’s Drape, Drakebinder Greatstaff (LFR), Trapper’s Shirt*
As summoning demons and binding them to her will is part of a Warlock’s schtick, Kalaneia decided that she needed to buy the Demon Commander’s Drape from the Legion pre-launch events. Then, of course, she needed a new kit to go with it, and this was the robe that she wanted to wear. I did try making the outfit without shoulders, or a shirt, and with skimpy trousers in the Dressing Room… and I knew that I just wouldn’t feel comfortable running around like that. So I found some shoulders I liked and cued the colors for the shirt and pants off of the shoulders. As always with one of my kits using this style of robe, feel free to consider the shirt optional and use skimpier trousers if you wish.
Early in my WoW-playing career, I had an obsession with collecting as many of the level 1 starter clothes for RP-wear as I could. I made multiple level 1 alts just to send their clothes to my bank alt for my RP clothes collection. Although Cataclysm changed the level 1 starter tunic from a shirt to an actual chestpiece, I collected as many of the new styles as I could. Then Mists made the level 1 starter clothes be soulbound. I guarded my existing collection of non-soulbound pre-Cataclysm level 1 starter clothes carefully. My hoarding paid off in Patch 7.0 when all of those old, no-longer-obtainable shirts could still be added to the shirts tab in the new Appearances collection. This shirt was the original Tauren level 1 Hunter tunic.
The next outfit is one of the kits I designed for my “These Boots were Made for Mogging” event about three years ago. I was reminded that I hadn’t actually made it in-game yet when I recently used the same chestpiece & pants to make a new kit for my Dwarf Paladin.
Gold and Emeralds
Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Leonine Breastplate, Triad Girdle, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Blade of the Wretched, Fragment of Oshu’gun
I built this set more or less toes-to-head, starting by looking for pants that coordinated well with the boots. I’ve struggled with these pants because the green patches on the knees usually clash with the other colors I’m trying to use with the gold, so I was pleased with the two-toned green effect created by pairing these pants and these boots. That made me think of these two-toned green shoulders, where the dark side is more like the boots and the light side is more like the knee patches of the pants. After that, the mix of bright, lemon-lime greens already in the set seemed perfect for bringing in the gauntlets. The Belt of the Triad neatly matches the celadon green tones of the boots, and its gold blends perfectly with the chestpiece and pants.
This concept spun off from a kit I was working on for one of my current themed Transmogrification kit projects.
Bronze, Brass, and Steel
Blast-Proof Cowl, Ordon Legend-Keeper Spaulders, Bulging Chain Vest, Earthgrasp Girdle, Battle Scarred Leggings, Grips of Rekindling, Railwalker’s Ratcheted Boots, Bronze Blaster
This kit, with its grey metal tones and textures in the torso and brown leather tones and textures elsewhere, originated from wanting to use this bright shiny gold-leaf gilded helmet with this bright orange-yellow chestpiece that I thought might be part of the same set, but apparently isn’t. I hadn’t been paying close enough attention to the types of Mission chests they came out of — the hat is from the Highmaul/Blackrock Foundry Shaman tier-lookalike set, whereas the chestpiece is from the Hellfire Citadel LFR mail set. The belt, gloves, and boots, however, are from the same set as the hat.
Lastly, here are a couple of Sin’dorei-flavored outfits that, while not particularly creative, are certainly pretty. These kits are quite a bit older than the others in this post — I’m probably going to change what these characters are wearing very soon.
Clefthoof Cover, Fizzy Spaulders, Rigid Tunic, Pilgrim’s Belt, Explorer’s Leggings, Clefthoof Gloves, Cenarion Expedition Boots, Dreadblade, Stung
The bottom half of this kit is a collection of Outland quest rewards; alas, the leather chestpiece and belt worn by the Farstrider NPCs are not available for players. The chestpiece and shoulders I’ve chosen have accent stripes that pick up on the blue-green color, and if the brown isn’t quite right to match the pants, at least they coordinate well with each other.
Sunwell Mage Regalia with Cloudscorcher Belt, Green Linen Shirt, and Golden Staff of the Sin’dorei
I didn’t LFR during Warlords — instead, I spend most of that expansion soloing legacy raids for Transmogrification shinies. I’d wanted this gorgeous kit for my Mage for, well, ever since Sunwell was new.
The belt that actually goes with the set blends into the robe, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit with this nicely coordinating Timeless Isle piece. I’ve included the shirt because to me, the skin windows in the robe just look silly.
I’ll mostly be posting my own Transmogrification kits, of course, but 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.