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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.

Steampunk Demon Hunter

Fel-Proof Goggles, Powderburned Spaulders, Unrendable Wolfhide Robes, Conductor’s Multi-Pocket Girdle, Mennu’s Scaled Leggings, Ranger Gloves* + Pit Lord’s Cuffs, Boots of Captain Ellis, Peacekeeper Blade
This outfit concept is one of the reasons why I farmed up the Peacekeeper Blade — once I’d had the idea, it had to be done.
As I was looking through my collection for some suitable gloves for this kit, I decided to look at hand-gloves and bracers. I hadn’t taken a close look at these bracers from the DH starting zone before, so I was delighted to discover how nicely they work with Demon Hunter tattoos.

Tidal Turbines

Ley Dragoon’s set with Neckbreaker Shoulderguards and Earthgrasp Girdle
I liked the way these Highmaul/Blackrock Foundry Shaman tier lookalike items coordinated with this Broken Isles set.

It’s funny — Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays in the real world, but I love dressing my characters up for Hallow’s End in-game.

Demonic Laughter

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Pauldrons of Violent Eruption (LFR), Warrior’s Embrace, Refreshing Abalone Girdle (LFR), Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Boundless Patience, Marshwater Mantle, Lava Spine (N), Maimgor’s Bite
Kregga is happy that now she can leave her Garrison permanently decorated with glowing carved pumpkins!
This kit is a variation of the “Fel Desecration” kit that I originally created for my Paladin for my “Fel Camouflage” collection. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the sword or the axe better, so I used them both! I eventually plan to make a kit that uses double Lava Spines and another that uses double Maimgor’s Bites with my Demon Hunter, though.

Fel Reaver

Fel Iron Plate set with The Horseman’s Horrific Hood/Demonbreaker Helm, Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Grey Woolen Shirt, and Greataxe of Trials
I would run, too, if this was stomping my way.

Evil Pumpkin King III

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Uncrushable Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate Armor, Crimson Girdle of the Indomitable, Greaves of Orsis, Grips of the Raging Giant (N), Crazed Bomber’s Greaves, Cloak of Raining Blades (LFR), Fel Barbed Spear
Although the blue and white coloration is the primary reason for the Underpowered Death Knight’s existence, it’s fun to make outfits that play with the green coloration, too.

Evil Pumpkin King IV

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Carapace of the Fallen, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Purifier’s Pantaloons, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Drillborer Disk
Initially, Karaelia wasn’t quite sure if she wanted to join the rest of my plate-wearing characters in the Horseman’s Helm dress-up game. The outfit she was already wearing had quite a bit of green in it, though, and once she started tinkering with it, she got into the spirit.

Pumpkin Slicer

Jewel of the Firelord, Forest Wind Shoulderpads, Pridelord Armor, Imposing Belt, Warchief Kilt*, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Bracer of Portals, Malik’s Stalwart Spear
Hallow’s End is a perfect occasion to put to use those bright orange amber-bladed weapons from the Klaxxi.

Pumpkin Carver

Bonechewer Skincloak, Relentless Gladiator’s Leather Spaulders, Hardened Tongue Tunic, Ruffian Belt, Scouting Trousers, Bandit Gloves, Rapscallion Boots, Blade of the Prime, Electrowing Dagger (N)
Many of the Wrath PvP shoulder designs are quite nice. Fortunately for the PvP-averse, such as myself, the various currency redesigns that have occurred in the patches and expansions since then have resulted in those items now being available for gold.
Although the Combat Rogue Artifact weapon is a pair of swords, Kelisanna has not yet been to the Broken Isles, and her best weapon is still a dagger. I’ve put her dagger in her off-hand for this kit, though, because the Blade of the Prime is such a big honking Final Fantasy-esque weapon that having it in her off hand, with the smaller dagger in her main hand, seemed terribly improperly balanced.

The rest of these outfits are iterations upon some Hallow’s End kits that I originally designed about four years ago. Hurrah for the account-wide Appearances feature; it’s what’s allowing me to finally catch up on actually using these mog ideas in-game!

Classic Wicked Witch

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Regal Mantle, Black Mageweave Robe, Nesingwary’s Sash, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Crystalfire Staff
I can’t claim any sort of originality or creativity for this kit because it’s what the NPC witches are all wearing. This outfit will never be out of style for Hallow’s End.
Once I’d put the outfit together, then I had go do the Eastern Kingdoms & Kalimdor candy bucket tour to get a broom for the screenshots. I say this every year — I really wish the devs would just make the Magic Broom a permanent mount that can only be summoned during Hallow’s End. It would have to be easier to obtain than the Headless Horseman’s horse, though…

Fancy Wicked Witch

Hat of the Youngest Sister, Hatefury Mantle, Imbued Netherweave Tunic, Vicious Fireweave Belt, Leggings of the Icy Heart, Handguards of Defiled Worlds, Saltarello Shoes, Cloak of Concentrated Hatred, The Horseman’s Sinister Slicer, Ephial’s Grimoire
Black, orange, green, and purple — this kit has all the Halloween colors in it!
It seems like an oversight that the cosmetic hats that drop from the “Under the Crooked Tree” Hallow’s End boss in the Broken Isles are not transmogrifiable, nor added to the Appearances collection. According to the comments on Wowhead, apparently it’s not, more’s the pity. I’m going to wear that hat with this outfit anyway, despite the loss of stats that doing so incurs.

Bonfire Watcher

Circle of Flame, Balespider’s Mantle (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Clutch of Andros*, Legwraps of the Master Conjuror, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Landfall Silk Treads, Crystalfire Spellstaff (3-660)
The colors of this tunic, which has the same style as the top half of the Venomshroud Silk Robes, are just perfect for a Hallow’s End outfit!
There is no lookalike item for these Warlock tier shoulders, but this outfit would also look great with the shoulder slot hidden. The Black Belt of Knowledge is a good belt alternative. These boots are from the Horde version of the first part of the Jade Forest questline; the equivalent item from the Alliance version is purple & blue. If you’ve done the Jade Forest with both Horde and Alliance characters, though, you’ll have access to both versions of the boots in your Appearance collection! Otherwise, try the plain, dark Saltarello Shoes.

Hallows Chamberlain

Duskhallow Mantle, Consortium Combatant’s Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Silver-Thread Gloves, Starrgo’s Walking Stick
It’s really only the orange and black color combination that makes this outfit sort of Hallow’s End-ish. This robe style also comes in red, green, blue, and purple (I wish that it came in yellow and pink, too!), and these accessories (except the staff) would look just as good with any of the other colors.

Bad Juju

Big Voodoo Mask, Ravenwing Pauldrons, Flamestrider Robes, Felshroud Belt, Ironpelt Leggings, Botanist’s Gloves of Growth, Orange Martial Shirt, Kyparitic Staff
This kit is also Hallow’s End-ish mostly by virtue of its orange-black-and-green color scheme. A partially similar outfit could be made in cloth with the Silksand Wraps and Bad Mojo Mask.

Balrog Stalker

Crown of Destruction, Replica Beastmaster’s Mantle, Ebonhold Armor, Warmonger’s Belt, Bloodmail Legguards*, Engraved gloves & boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Lava Bolt Crossbow
Ketura doesn’t use crossbows very often, but this one just seemed like the right weapon for this kit.
The Mithril Scale Pants are a good alternate choice of leggings to go with this chestpiece.

Everybody got new clothes this time! Which means that next time, probably everyone except Kam and Kira will get new clothes, because I’ll want to change them out of their holiday costumes😛

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 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.

Not many new outfits at the moment. Too busy playing in the Broken Isles.

Cackling Bones

Frozen Visage of the Laughing Skull, Heaving Plates of Protection, Netherforce Chestplate, Acherus Knight’s Girdle,Cobalt Legguards, Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Treads of Savage Beatings, Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter
It occurred to me that this hat and this axe ought to be used in a set together. If you’ve solved the mystery of Admiral Taylor’s Garrison, you know why this is an appropriate spot to take pictures of a kit using this weapon.
It is one of the curious and sad ironies of Legion that to wield the 2H weapon for this excellently Frosty kit, Kregga has to be in Blood spec.

Shado-Pan Blade-Dancer

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Mantle of Darkness, Primalstorm Breastplate, Blackwhelp Belt, Tough Mushanhide Leggings, T’wansi’s Handwraps, Prospector’s Boots, Cloak of the Untamed Predator, Shado-Pan Tabard, Misery’s End
Making a Shado-Pan kit that included both the hat and the tabard has been problematic for me because I couldn’t quite figure out how to manage the hue gradient between the bright, orangey, scarlet reds of the tabard and the deep maroon of the helmet scarf. The key to this kit, for me, was the pants; they brought in enough of the brighter red-orange hue to balance out the maroons from the other pieces I wanted to use.
I chose the chestpiece primarily to leave the arms bare with the tabard on and secondarily to look good with the tabard off.
For this outfit, I also used the Barbershop to change her blindfold to the simpler of the two red & gold Sin’dorei styles and to change the color of her tattoos from their usual dark green to black.

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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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Blood Elf Demon Hunter. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

8) Crimson Veil

Bonechewer Shoulderguards/Hidden shoulder, Primalstorm Breastplate, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Mystic Sarong, Blacksting Gloves, Sandals of the Insurgent, Eternally Folded Blade
The problem with the Mystic Sarong is that although it matches the Sandals of the Insurgent perfectly, it also mostly covers up how perfectly it matches them. Setting her to dancing seemed like the simplest way to produce an easily observable range of motions that might allow me to capture the design of the sandals and the design of the kilt in the same image.
Additionally, the matching chestpiece, the now unobtainable Polychromatic Visionwrap, is cloth.
I debated whether or not to use shoulders with this kit. It feels more properly Demon Hunter-ish to leave them off, to better display her tattoos, but I also really like the way the outfit looks with the shoulders included. So as with the previous kit, I spent some time with the shoulders on, and some with them off.
This kit also seemed like a good opportunity to use the more elaborate of the Sin’dorei-themed blindfold designs.

7) Exile from Eden

Hidden shoulder/Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno, Runesworn Chestguard, Dragonmaw Emergency Strap (LFR), Ceremonial Leather Loincloth, Ranger Gloves* + Pit Lord’s Cuffs, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Blade of Argus
A couple of years ago, it occurred to me that the green LFR version of the Siege of Orgrimmar Druid belt looked remarkably like the proverbial fig leaf. At the time, I thought that perhaps I might one day level up my Feral Druid enough to wear that outfit idea. When I saw how different this Legion leveling zone leather chestpiece looked on my Demon Hunter versus on my Rogue, well, then, this just had to happen.
For comparison, this is what this outfit would look like on another leather-wearing class:

6) Steampunk Demon Hunter

Fel-Proof Goggles, Powderburned Spaulders, Unrendable Wolfhide Robes, Conductor’s Multi-Pocket Girdle, Mennu’s Scaled Leggings, Ranger Gloves* + Pit Lord’s Cuffs, Boots of Captain Ellis, Peacekeeper Blade
This outfit concept is one of the reasons why I farmed up the Peacekeeper Blade — once I’d had the idea, it had to be done.
As I was looking through my collection for some suitable gloves for this kit, I decided to look at hand-gloves and bracers. I hadn’t taken a close look at these bracers from the DH starting zone before, so I was delighted to discover how nicely they work with Demon Hunter tattoos.

5) Shado-Pan Blade-Dancer

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Mantle of Darkness, Primalstorm Breastplate, Blackwhelp Belt, Tough Mushanhide Leggings, T’wansi’s Handwraps, Prospector’s Boots, Cloak of the Untamed Predator, Shado-Pan Tabard, Misery’s End
Making a Shado-Pan kit that included both the hat and the tabard has been problematic for me because I couldn’t quite figure out how to manage the hue gradient between the bright, orangey, scarlet reds of the tabard and the deep maroon of the helmet scarf. The key to this kit, for me, was the pants; they brought in enough of the brighter red-orange hue to balance out the maroons from the other pieces I wanted to use.
I chose the chestpiece primarily to leave the arms bare with the tabard on and secondarily to look good with the tabard off.
For this outfit, I also used the Barbershop to change her blindfold to the simpler of the two red & gold Sin’dorei styles and to change the color of her tattoos from their usual dark green to black.

4) Fel Stalker

Green Whelp Shoulderguard, Gilt Cuirass, Haal’eshi belt gloves & boots, Stalking Pants, Demon Commander’s Drape, Glaive of the Fallen
Another attempt at making a kit to go with the Demon Commander’s Drape, trying to work with its colors this time. I’m pleased with the mostly practical, functional, down-and-dirty look of this ensemble — with a little bit of impracticality in just the right place to show off part of her tattoos.

3) Felshroud

Felshroud set with Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Demon Commander’s Drape, and Glaive of the Fallen
Naturally, my Demon Hunter needed to do something with the leather Demon Invasions set and the Demon Commander’s Drape. I fiddled around with some different ideas before eventually concluding that the set works best pretty much “as-is” — though I like these trousers a bit better than the set piece.
Is it just me, or would the Demon Commander’s Drape be easier to Mog with if it were darker colored — more greenish-brownish-black, like the Legion structures, instead of greenish-brownish-grey?

2) Render of Demons

Demon-Rend Armor with The Brood Queen’s Veil and Fel-Etched Glaive
This is the gear a Demon Hunter emerges from the Vault of the Wardens wearing. Although the helm shown on the Wowhead page is the final helm reward from the Demon Hunter starting zone, the helm I am using here is the actual helm that a Demon Hunter is shown wearing with this set on the new character selection screen.
The first picture is the best one of her armor that I managed to take during the Vault of the Wardens sequence. She hadn’t yet replaced the belt, though.

1) Illidari Strike Force

The Illidari Armor set, with the Illidari Warglaives, is the gear worn by newly-created Demon Hunters when they arrive in Marduum.

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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.

This edition of the Sunday Mog Show features the special Demon Invasions ensembles (which are really just an elegant recolor of the Warlords crafted gear).

Felshroud

Felshroud set with Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Demon Commander’s Drape, and Glaive of the Fallen
Naturally, my Demon Hunter needed to do something with the leather Demon Invasions set and the Demon Commander’s Drape. I fiddled around with some different ideas before eventually concluding that the set works best pretty much “as-is” — though I like these trousers a bit better than the set piece.
Is it just me, or would the Demon Commander’s Drape be easier to Mog with if it were darker colored — more greenish-brownish-black, like the Legion structures, instead of greenish-brownish-grey?

Apolyon’s Fury

Felforged set with Apolyon, the Soul-Render
This sword, claimed from Kil’jaeden at the Sunwell, somehow seemed the most appropriate weapon for my Fury Warrior to use with the plate Demon Invasions set.

Black Arrow II

Fel-Chain set with Fel-Proof Goggles, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, and Black Bow of the Betrayer
The mail Demon Invasions set, with a few pieces swapped out for items I like better.

Forbidden Knowledge

Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate (LFR), Fel-Infused Hauberk & Cinch, Wandering Healer’s Kilt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Terokk’s Shadowstaff
I like the cloth Demon Invasions tunic and belt, but I needed some different shoulders — to my eye, the set shoulder model just doesn’t look good on Tauren. I’d been wanting to use these T14 Mage-lookalike shoulders in a kit for my Priest, and the colors are perfect! I also wanted a skirt instead of trousers, and of the options I had avaliable, this was what I liked best.

As I mentioned last time, my Blood Elf Mage and Rogue were due for new kits.

My Mage needed to be in Dalaran Purple before going to do the Dalaran-over-Karazhan quests. This is another outfit that will be in the initial updated “Essential Dalaran Wardrobe” post that I have planned.

Dalaran Wizard

Darkmist Wizard Hat, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Lesser Wizard’s Robe, Serenity Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Kirin Tor Tabard, Staff of Dominance
Kaelinda has always considered herself to be loyal to the Kirin Tor; she had no part in the Sunreaver expedition to recover the Divine Bell.
Other than the fancy staff, this is the basic wizard-on-the-street-corner look. The NPC shoulders are not available to players; the closest matches for players are the Elder Wizard’s Mantle I am wearing here or the Elder’s Mantle. Some of the NPCs are also wearing Heavy Linen Gloves.

I had contemplated using this next idea for my Demon Hunter, but I think it works a little bit better for the Rogue.

Shadow Insurgent

Bloody Bandanna, Shadow Heart Spaulders (LFR), Nether Shadow Tunic, Shifting Sash of Midnight, Ceremonial Leather Loincloth, Fuzzy Gloves + Insidious Bands, Sandals of the Insurgent, Dagger of the Horde Vanguard, Quickblade of the Horde Vanguard
This kit owes a great deal to an outfit contributed by Zhau@Hellfire-EU to my “These Boots were Made for Mogging” event three years ago. Zhau’s idea was better than my own designs!

If I were to do something like this with the Demon Hunter, I’d change her blindfold to one of the fancy red-and-gold Sin’dorei-themed blindfolds instead of using the red bandanna headpiece.

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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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.

Teal Farstrider

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.

Sunfire

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.

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Eight years ago, the Summer Olympics were in Beijing, and Blizzard commemorated the event with the Competitor’s Tabard, an award for participating in any Battleground, win or lose. I got one for Kamalia, but not for any of my other characters who existed at that time (one year after I began playing).

Four years ago, the Summer Olympics were in London, and I created a set of Transmogrification kit ideas to go with the Competitor’s Tabard.

This year, the Summer Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, and, thanks to the new Appearances system, I can have characters actually wearing Competitor’s Tabard outfits in-game!

Sleek Sprinter

Regal Armor, Serenity Belt, Shimmering Trousers, Riding Gloves* + Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Sage’s Boots, Competitor’s Tabard, Helcular’s Other Rod or Torch of Austen + Tears of Heaven
I originally designed this outfit with the Swoop-Tail Shoulders and Sage’s Trousers. I was very well-pleased by how the green on top, red in the middle, blue on the bottom pattern of colors mimicked the pattern of the colors of the rings on the tabard. Now that we can hide shoulders, however, it seemed most appropriate to leave them off, so I shifted the green color to the trousers and the blue color to the shoes.
For the staff version, I chose a plain, straight staff to suggest a vaulting pole.
For the wand-and-off-hand version, of course she had to be running the Torch! I chose this flask off-hand to represent the water that would be carried by a distance/endurance runner.

On a whim, I decided to make the outfits for the other armor types with Alliance characters as well — meaning my low-level Dwarves. Thus, these outfits are rather different from the ideas I presented in my Competitor’s Tabard post four years ago.

Nimbletoes

Plainstalker Tunic*, Pilfered Kaldorei Belt, Bluegill Breeches*, Oilrag Handwraps*, Padded Running Shoes, Competitor’s Tabard, Bangalash’s Claw
Karolynne is level 22, so I didn’t have very many options for this leather kit. I started with the pale golden color of the pants (which I got from a Salvage Crate), then looked for other relatively light-colored brown items. It seemed appropriate to hide the shoulders for this outfit. Given their name, I couldn’t pass up this pair of boots!
How can this character be using so many items that are no longer available for this outfit? Thank the account-wide nature of the Appearances collection! I’m a bit sorry about that, as it will make the kit harder to replicate (especially for low-level characters). For high-level characters, I’d probably use the Marshseeker Gloves instead anyway.

Glittering Prize

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons & Girdle, Lambent Scale Breastplate & Legguards, Mail Combat Gauntlets & Boots, Competitor’s Tabard, Thun’grim’s Mace*, Glyphed Buckler
At level 30, Kjerstin was able to use the chestpiece & leggings from my original Competitor’s Tabard mail designs, but she had to choose different gloves & boots. Although the cloth and leather kits looked complete without shoulders, I felt like the heavier appearance of the mail items was more balanced with shoulders included.
This mace was one of the possible rewards from a pre-Cataclysm low-level Horde Warrior questchain.

Royal Champion

Princess Poobah’s Tiara, Mantle of the Horusath, Leonine Breastplate, Replica Belt of Valor, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Judicator’s Gauntlets, Slime Kickers, Competitor’s Tabard, Royal Mallet
Maybe it was her hairstyle that made me feel like Kyraleia (level 63) needed a headband with her Competitor’s Tabard kit when none of the other kits did. Again, I felt like the heavy plate items didn’t look quite right without shoulders.
Without the tabard, I’ve had this sort of kit for a Paladin in the back of my mind for quite a long time.

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So landsmen all, wherever you may be,
If you want to rise to the top of the tree:
Stick close to your desk and never go to sea
And you all may be rulers of the Queen’s Nay-vee!

— Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore

Captain’s Ringmail

Captain’s Hat, Crusader’s Pauldrons, Felstalker Breastplate, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, Wasteland Ringmail Leggings, Talhide Lined-Gloves, Railwalker’s Ratcheted Boots, Steelforged Dagger (1-630), Sharptusk Shield
Alas, the most perfect shield to go with this hat is an Alliance-specific quest reward!
And while I am willing to do there-and-back-again faction-switching shenanigans with my other characters, I won’t do that with Kamalia. sigh…
I guess I’ll just have to make do with this Draenor shield, which looks vaguely nautical — kinda-sorta like a broken porthole cover.
Savage Blood required: 0

Sea Wolf

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Pauldrons of Wild Magic, Wayfaring Tunic & Belt (1-640), Kiraser’s Gloves of Precision + Oran’s Cuffs of Malice, Patroller’s War-Kilt, Knight’s War Hammer, Sharptusk Shield
This fancier version of the Shipyard hat is an account-wide reward for completing any three of the rare Shipyard missions. This kit is less nautical in flavor, choosing instead to play off of the red color. I hadn’t planned to make the Wayfaring tunic at all until I was building this set and realized how nicely it would fit with the rest of the items. As an added bonus of how nicely this kit came together, it will look great with Jina-Kang, Kindness of Chi-Ji, if and when I ever get around to going Timewalking!
Savage Blood required: 0

A hotfix in December 2015 quietly made the achievement that awards the Fleet Commander’s Hat account-wide, meaning that I could create the rest of these kits without having to actively play the Shipyard with my other characters.

Commodore of the Cavalry

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Enumerated Shoulderpads, Sorcerer Drape, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Astralaan Pants, Coldwraith Handwraps + Sorcerer Bracelets, Saltarello Shoes, Brilliant Hexweave Cloak (2-655), White Tuxedo Shirt, Tower of Theramore*
Savage Blood required: 15
I’ve been waiting to make this kit for a long time — I originally designed it about three-and-a-half years ago for the Equestrian event of the Mogolympics. Oddly enough, it works equally well as an equestrian or a nautical theme, probably because the competition equestrian costume has its roots in cavalry uniforms — which share aesthetics with naval uniforms.

Captain Azeroth

Fleet Commander’s Hat, After Hours Pauldrons, Protectorate Assassin’s Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Bandit gloves & boots, Zorbin’s Mega-Chopper
Given the origins of most of these items, however, perhaps this kit should be called “Captain Outland“.

Lord High Admiral



Fleet Commander’s Hat, Stockade Pauldrons, Overlord’s Chestplate & Legplates, Girdle of Uther, Gauntlets of the Vanquisher, Obsidian Greaves, Martial Shirt (any color), Forgotten Champion’s Blade, Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
Horde characters can’t use the appearance of Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword for Transmogrification, but they can equip it — so Keija kept it equipped from the moment she solved the mystery of Admiral Taylor’s Garrison in Spires of Arak right up until she got her first Artifact weapon at the beginning of Legion.
An Alliance Protection Warrior or Paladin should use Revilgaz’s Cutlass and Wheel of the Lost Hope with this kit.

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So there you have it: how I spent my Warlords of Draenor expansion.

I’ve also been working on one or two smaller, not specifically Warlords-content-related Transmogrification projects that aren’t done yet, but I’m sure glad to have these two big projects out the door before the Legion pre-patch!

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