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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.

Girl Genius

Tactical Headgun, Gypsy Tunic, Felshroud Belt, Bladefang Legguards, Softfinger Grips, Vision-Tainted Treads, White Linen Shirt, Skullstone Hammer* + Supposed Mace/Arclight Spanner + Tork Wrench*
Scanning through my 1H weapon collection with other characters, seeing this wrench-styled mace reminded me that I’d been wanting to make my Rouge an outfit loosely modeled after Agatha Heterodyne for ages — I first imagined this outfit concept as
a “Girl Genius” Hallow’s End Costume for my Mage way back in 2009.

A Study in Blue


Sorcerer Robe, Sage’s Gloves + Wristbands of Divine Influence, Shimmering Geta, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Divine Companion/Rod of the Broken Temple
When I picked up the Shimmering Geta while farming BWL for the Black Ash Robe, it was time to make an outfit with the Sorcerer Robe.
The robe has elbow-length sleeves, so a shirt is needed to fill in the gap. The Blue Linen Shirt is the closest color match, but its high, collared neckline interferes with the robe too much. The Cerulean Filigreed Doublet has a low neckline and the color, while not quite right if you look close, is okay. The brown Archmage/Durable version of this robe (aka the Jedi robe) has full-length sleeves. I would love to have Daros Moonlance’s pink version of this robe (and shoes)!
This turned into another “mirror mage” kit — Kaelinda and Kaylynda wearing the same thing at the same time — so that I could get a picture of the blue robe and the pink robe side-by-side.

Bloodtotem Thumper

Felstalker Breastplate, Cinch of the World Shaman, Legguards of Contemplation, Prankster’s Fingers, Excelsior Footwear, Bonechill Hammer*
The remaining Bloodtotem who have not gone over to the Feltotem seem to be wearing mostly leather or plate. The Trappers’ pants are mail, though, so I could kinda-sorta make an outfit like theirs.
The weapon wielded by the Bloodtotem Warmongers is the Bonechill Hammer, which dropped in Old Scholomance. The Stegodon Tusk Mace from Un’Goro Crater is the next-closest appearance.

Warsong Legacy

Rakeesh’s Pauldron, Rough Stone Carapace, Overlord’s Girdle, “Super Sterilized” Blastguard Legplates, Field Plate Gauntlets, Grom’gar Plate Stompers, Grimtotem Cloak, Gorehowl
It was about time that I got around to making a kit with this iconic weapon, and it needed to be rough and ready and be something that might look good on an Orc.
I hope I succeeded with this outfit.

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
Kind of a sunrise/sunset theme going here with the purple-reds shading into orange-reds.

I Will Survive

Wayfaring Shoulderguards & Leggings (3-670), Champion’s Deathdealer Breastplate, Merciless Belt, Magnificent Gauntlets, Netherstorm Greaves, Terokk’s Quill
Beastmastery is fun, especially now that I’ve finally gotten around to having my Scribe make the Dire Stable glyph for my Hunter — but I wanted to go back to being Survival for awhile. Because it was still Pink Season at the time, it seemed like an opportune time to make a bright pink kit with Terokk’s Quill.

Imbued Plate

Imbued Plate set with Thorium Belt, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Vicious Fur Cloak, Quickblade of Cold Return & Eternally Folded Blade
Love is in the Air having come and gone, it was time to go back to more normal — or at least less pink — clothing. Because she was already wearing half of the Imbued Plate set, it seemed natural to just switch into using the whole set (more or less).

And Marathal has updated his look —

Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Blue Overalls, Highborne Cord, Riding Gloves* + Fiona’s Armbands, Watched Watcher’s Slippers, Red Lumberjack Shirt, Dawnweaver’s Dagger, Deep Core Lantern
It suits him very well, don’t you think?

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.

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derailed by mog farming

Kamalia, of course, got her second set of Champions long ago. My Mage, Demon Hunter, Hunter, Death Knight, and Rogue got their second sets of Champions and fourth tint for the default Artifact style, and I was thinking that project was ticking along nicely.

Then my Hunter decided that she needed the T2 shoulders for a Mog. I’d been avoiding BWL because I didn’t know if I could get past Razorgore — and my first three or four tries ended in defeat — but a quick check of Wowhead turned up a strategy that solved that problem. So then my four clothies decided that they needed to start running BWL too, to get their T2 and to get a non-tier robe that drops from one of the three black drakes. And then there were things I wanted from the first two or three bosses of BWD and ICC, and weapons from deep in Ulduar, for Mog ideas I probably won’t make for months or years… In short, I’ve spent the past two or three weeks neglecting leveling in the Broken Isles in favor of running multiple alts through multiple old raids.

Probably when 7.2 comes out I’ll be distracted from doing the Legionfall stuff by the Tier tab in the Appearances UI and wanting to collect all the old tier items (not necessarily full sets, though) that I like but haven’t gotten around to acquiring yet…

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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.

Hailstorm

Iceguard Helm Breastplate & Leggings, Heaving Plates of Protection, Rainbow Girdle, Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Treads of Savage Beatings, Hailstorm
As soon as the Artifact weapon for Frost Death Knights was previewed, I decided to collect Hailstorm from Malygos to Mog it over with. I actually got it fairly quickly, but — as so often happens — it’s taken me awhile to get around to making the kit with it because I’ve had other ideas.

Whispering Winds

Crown of the Fire Festival, Mantle of Time, Whisperwind Robes, Communal Sash, Safeguard Gloves, Communal Stave
This outfit is the white/beige version of the cloth Hour of Twilight dungeon set from late Cataclysm. I considered using the Cowl of Benevolence with this outfit because its colors coordinate very nicely… but dangit, I like to see my characters’ faces.
The Communal pieces are Priest-only items from the Garrison Salvage Yard (or making a Class Trial character). I thought about using Telubis’ Binding of Patience for the belt, but it clips rather badly on the Tauren model. Simply hiding the belt would also work just fine — the set belt matches the belt area on the robe. There are a number of nice alternatives for the staff.

Age of Aquarius

Raptor Hide Harness, Riplimb’s Lost Collar, Windscale Sarong, Quilboar Skin Gloves + Elunite Empowered Bracers, Ogre-Hunter Boots, Sword of Honor
Kiralaira had gotten a bunch of armor upgrades from doing some questing, so she needed a new outfit. Casting about for an idea, it occurred to me that I didn’t have any saved-up or far-future plans that made use of the turquoise tattoo color.

Great Jungle Hunter

Safari Hat, Savage Gladiator’s Chain Spaulders, Chestguard of Elemental Torment, Belt of the Gladiator, Axeclaw Legguards, Stormscale Gloves, Treads of the Dreamwolf, Ranseur of Hatred
An idea I began to develop while working on Ketura’s previous outfit. Sometimes it’s best not to let such ideas rest for too long before I make them… or I might forget them.

Gold Digger

Stylin’ Jungle Hat, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Cranefeather Bindings, Rapscallion Boots, Shovel of Mercy, Garden Hoe
Having done a kit with the one Stylin’ leather hat, now I needed to do a kit with the other.

Black Rose

Runespeaker’s set with Cerith Spire Staff
The darkest coloration of the Legion cloth leveling set is obtained in Stormheim.

Pink Season is upon us, and I thought to myself, do I really need to make yet another set of pink outfits this year?

Well… yes, I did. The Underpowered DK was poking me about making a kit DWing the pink crystal sword… and I rather liked one of the “pink” kits I designed for Navimie… and Ketura reminded me that even though I’d just made her a new outfit (see above), I’d picked up a gun with vaguely pinkish trim last year with the intent of using it for a Love is in the Air outfit… and then I figured I’d better make a cloth kit, too, just to round out the set.

Cold Heart II

Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Imbued Plate Armor Leggings & Gauntlets, Bloodscale Belt, Chromatic Boots, Roffle’s Flowing Raiment, Skettis Curved Blade
These pink crystal swords should be good for a Love is in the Air kit, right?
Oh hey, this cloak has pink decorations on it, and it coordinates nicely with the hilts of the swords.
But oh, now going all-out pink with the rest of the outfit makes the cloak seem mismatched.
What is the right balance between blue and pink for this outfit..?
I ended up with an iteration on the first Love is in the Air outfit I designed for Kregga, five years ago.

Deep Earth, Dark Heart

Savage Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Deep Earth Vestment (H), Master Brewer’s Gloves, Rapture
There isn’t much true pink in leather — lots of reds and purples, and some of them are pink-ish, but true pink really only shows up as an accent color. The decorations on this robe hover on the boundary of pink and red.
I didn’t think I’d use the “hide belt” Transmogrification feature introduced in Patch 7.1.5 very often, but this is now the second outfit in a row for Kerisa for which I’ve used it.

Wild Heart Wrangler

Architect’s Spaulders, Brigade Breastplate & Girdle, Wayfaring Leggings (3-670), Wildwood Wrangler Gloves, Sha’tari Deadeye Sabatons, PC-54 Shotgun
The pinkish-copper trim on this gun suggested that it be used in a Love is in the Air outfit. This kit turned out darker than I originally anticipated, however, mostly because I resisted the temptation to just use the whole Brigade set —

— a duskier-toned mail analogue of the plate Bloodscale set.

SweetHeart

Buccaneer’s Robe, Willow Belt, Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame, Kurkenstoks
Alas, this robe doesn’t have the belled sleeve style that would allow me to hide the Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves underneath it. Fortunately, these gloves are a fun and appropriate color.

Hmm, most of these outfits didn’t turn out particularly overwhelmingly pink, did they? That’s just as well, I think.

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.

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Navimie asked me for some help with a pink leather outfit.

The problem is, there isn’t much genuine pink available in leather. There’s lots of red and purple, and some of the reds are pink-ish, but true pinks only appear as an accent color.

The prettiest shades of pink show up in the Genesis Vest Trousers & Boots and Wasphide Gauntlets from AQ40, shown here with the Wild Growth Spaulders, Archer’s Belt, and Staff of the Verdant Circle. The pinks in this armor are really truly pink, but eurgh!, the pattern!

The pants are the worst; the rest of the items might be tolerably worn with the Earthsoul Britches, Haramad’s Leggings of the Third Coin, or the Forest Leather Pants.

The Deep Earth Raiment from Heroic Dragonsoul has, um, mushrooms? I think? that are more pink than red, at least to my eye. This very simple outfit uses the Heroic Deep Earth Raiment with the Savage Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Master Brewer’s Gloves, a hidden belt, and Rapture.

The shoulder armor could be hidden, too, so that it doesn’t obscure the really rather pretty pattern around the shoulders of the robe. Here the pink looks more like berries than like mushrooms.

The Vest of the Glowing Crescent from Ulduar 10 is more red than pink, but it’s a pink enough red that perhaps we can work with it. Here I’ve combined it with the Otherworldly Mantle from Emerald Nightmare — I think this is the LFR version, though I’m not completely certain — Emblazoned Leggings, Runesworn Girdle, Bloodfire Talons, Bard’s Boots, Dark Silk Shirt, and Crystalheart Pulse Staff.

I hope this helps you out with whatever you’re wanting a pink outfit for, Navi! ❤

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I’ve made a collection of red and green Transmogrification kits for Winter Veil. I’ve made a collection of orange and blue Transmogrification kits for Midsummer Fire Festival. Although there is no in-game holiday that is associated with the colors yellow and purple (only factions such as the Kirin Tor and the Arakkoa Outcasts), I felt like I ought to make a collection of Transmogrification kits using those colors just to finish filling out the color wheel.

Royal Bulwark

Lightbringer Greathelm, Glorious Shoulder Pads, High Chief’s Armor & Legguards, Lightbringer Belt, Sunscale Gauntlets & Sabatons, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Rich Purple Shirt, Quickening Blade of the Prince, King’s Bulwark
This kit is bold to the point of being garish, but that was kind of the point: to make a yellow & purple kit as loud as the red & green kits I’ve made for Winter Veil or the orange & blue kits I’ve made for Midsummer Fire Festival.

Royal Peacekeeper

Replica Soulforge Spaulders, Forgotten Peacekeeper chestpiece & leggings, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, Life Bearer’s Gauntlets, Windroc Greaves, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Hammer of Grief
I had the idea to make a purple and gold kit to go with this purple and gold weapon. The relatively muted tones of the colors in the weapon prompted me to choose this chestpiece & leggings, which also have a relatively muted gold tone. I think that’s what saves this kit from being glaringly garish — though it’s still probably somewhat garish.

Gorian Legacy

Blast-Proof Cowl, Snake Spaulders, Moss-Woven Mailshirt, Earthgrasp Girdle, Leggings of Broken Magic, Crimsonscale Gauntlets & Greaves, Cloak of Seething Hatred, Cudgel of Furious Justice, Aldori Legacy Defender
Kamalia and Ketura’s Followers had brought back an assortment of purple and gold mail items from Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry. It was obvious that this chestpiece and leggings went together, but somehow I didn’t quite realize that this belt and hat were part of the set, nor that I’d managed to collect the entire set, until I was looking up the items to write this outfit description.

Kirin Tor Element-Bender

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Skettis chestpiece belt & leggings, Battlecaller Gauntlets, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Cloak of Seething Hatred, Kirin Tor Tabard, Cudgel of Furious Justice, Protective Barricade of the Light
So after I made that purple & gold kit using Warlords raid items, trying not to just make a kit using the older Skettis/Netherstorm (lilac) and/or Burnished (golden) style of mail armor, I realized that actually, I did just want to do that, after all. Khadgar’s summons to attend him at Dalaran-above-Karazhan provided a perfect excuse to make just such a kit: when she went to Dalaran, Kamalia wished to express her previous affiliation with and allegiance to the Kirin Tor.

Fanghunter

Headhunter’s Spaulders Mitts & Slippers, Armor of the Fang, Belt of the Fang, Leggings of the Fang, Golden Iron Destroyer
A simple combination of two classic purple and yellow leather sets, dressed up with an elegant mace.

Savage Dancer

Contender’s Wyrmhide Shoulders, Raging Spirit Harness, Red Belt of Unspoken Warning, Mountainscaler Leather Legguards & Gloves, Frostwolf Scout’s Boots, Blade of Savagery
Although the purple in this kit is subdued to the point of being purplish-black, overall it feels more purple-and-gold than black-and-gold to me. At any rate, I have always thought of this chestpiece as very dark purple rather than as black, and these are the items that wanted to go with it.

Queen of Sheba

Tenderheart Shoulders, Robes of the Battleguard, Sash of Mortal Desire, Darkweave Breeches, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Glowing Magical Bracelets, Rich Purple Shirt, Telmor Crystal Staff
Another variation on the bright robe against a dark background theme. With the option to hide shoulders having become available in Patch 7.0, I tried hiding the shoulders for this kit — but it just looked better to me with these shoulders than with no shoulders.

Erinys’ “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Mystical Mantle, Greater Adept’s Robe, Soulguard Girdle, Soulcloth Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Darkmist Cape, Wand of Happiness, Suntouched Flowers
I cheated for this last one and borrowed this gorgeous golden & lavender kit created by Erinys in April 2014 for MoMaR’s “ROYGBIV” Transmogrification contest. The colors remind me of crocuses blooming above the snow in early spring.

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Because I tend to spend my Sunday free time doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a Transmogrification post the same day. Some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of a themed Transmogrification collection.

Night Seer

Hateful Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Darkmoon Breastplate, Netherfury Belt, Bloodmail Legguards*, Ebonhold Gauntlets & Boots, Purple Martial Shirt, Element-Infused Knuckles, Shadowbark’s Shin, Nightfallen Tabard
Because I have them, the Bloodmail Legguards were of course my first choice for pants for this kit. If I didn’t have them, I think I’d probably use either the Ebonhold pants or the Netherfury pants.
I had originally thought I might use one of the Nightborne-styled cloaks with this kit, until I noticed that the front and back of this tabard have different designs!
This fist weapon and shield are from the Shadowmoon Valley design suite for Warlords, but I think they suit the aesthetics of Suramar quite nicely, too.

Auchenai Tracker

Furious Gladiator’s Chain Spaulders, Auchenai Tracker’s Hauberk, Unyielding Waistband, Legguards of Sleeting Arrows, Savage Gladiator’s Chain Gauntlets, Boots of the Pathfinder
Although I’ve been wanting to make a kit with this chestpiece for some time, when I actually started to work on it, the rather unique color proved to be a bit of a challenge. This is actually the second iteration of this kit; I’ll reuse parts of the first iteration for another kit some other day.

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
I’ve loved the design of these pauldrons ever since they first appeared in the Dragonsoul patch at the end of Cataclysm. Toward the end of Warlords, my Paladin spent some time farming up the three colors of these shoulders, so it’s about time that she make some Transmogrification kits that use them.

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.

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Because I tend to spend my Sunday free time doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a Transmogrification post the same day. Some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of a themed Transmogrification collection.

Aegwynn’s Last Apprentice

Nightvale Cowl & Waistwrap, Destroyers’ Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Soulcloth Gloves, Kimbra Boots*, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Jaina’s Staff
Given that the former Guardian lived at Theramore and advised her, Jaina Proudmoore may be officially considered Aegwynn’s last apprentice. It seems to me, however, that possessing Aluneth would also make the First Conjuror of the renewed Tirisgarde Order in a sense a last apprentice of the Magna.

Golden Dream

Nightvale set with Blade of Savagery + Imbued Draenethyst Crystal
This lovely golden coloration of the Legion cloth leveling set is obtained from Val’sharah. I feel like the top of the outfit doesn’t quite match the bottom of the outfit, though, with those warm green and pink tones in the shoulders and those cool blue-grey tones in the skirt, gloves, and boots. There’s a grey quality chestpiece that looks like just the top of this robe; I’d love to have a Moggable chestpiece that looked like that.

Stylin’ Songbird

Stylin’ Purple Hat, Songbird Blouse, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Rope-Grip Gloves, Rapscallion Boots
This hat and chestpiece are an obvious combination, perfect for when one’s Rogueish purpose for being on the prowl is to break as many hearts as possible.
The red stripes on the pants do detract from the effect, but at least they’re not very visible in a straight-on front or back view.

Blade of the Martyr

Lightbringer Greathelm & Pauldrons, Bloodforged Chestpiece & Legplates, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Hyperion Gauntlets, Boots of the Redeemed Prophecy, Sawbones Shirt*
The kernel of this kit is the combination of the chestpiece & pants with the belt, which I came across while I was working on the Underpowered Death Knight’s Winter Veil kit. I saved the idea away for later, and soon decided that it would be a great foundation for a kit to use with the default appearance of the Ashbringer.

Skyhorn Stormtamer

Headdress of Sharpened Vision, Whitewater Amice, Vest of Living Lightning, Brightscale Waistguard, Expedition Forager Leggings, Battlebound gloves & boots
A kit to wear with the Skyhorn War Harness. I like the leather Druid T6 eagle hat better than the mail Zul’Aman eagle hat, but only NPCs can get away with wearing mixed armor types.
(This is the kit Kamalia was wearing during the past week, just before she reached Exalted with the Nightfallen.)

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.

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