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A collection of outfits for the Midsummer Fire Festival featuring the tabards rewarded from the quest to defeat Frost Lord Ahune. Although the tabards, unlike the other Festival items, are usable for Transmogrification all year round, I chose to make outfits using the holiday color combination of orange and blue.

Beach Bonfire

Circle of Flame, Corrupted Mantle of the Felseekers (LFR), Robe of Crystal Waters*, Arachnidian Girdle & Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Amber Filigreed Shirt, Tabard of Summer Skies, Crystalfire Spellstaff
Sometimes I feel like maybe it’s a bit unfair to use items that are no longer available in my outfits — but if I’m not using them, then why did I go to all the trouble of getting them? A very similar appearance can be obtained by using the Robes of the Guardian Saint or the Robes of the Exalted.

Midsummer Talespinner

Eye of Flame, Sage’s Mantle, Consortium Combatant’s Robes, Embersilk Cord, Black Mageweave Gloves + Nightvale Wristwraps, Sorcerer Slippers, Tabard of Summer Flames, Rod of the Broken Temple
Although monocles don’t look like much on Tauren, they do look good on Blood Elves and Gnomes!
This robe doesn’t have belled sleeves that the Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves can hide under, so I’ve had to be a little bit more clever than usual.

Frost-touched Flamestrider

Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (LFR), Flamestrider Robes, Supple Waistguard (stage 3), Trickster’s Leggings, Supple Gloves (stage 2), Warmongering Gladiator’s Boots of Victory, Tabard of Summer Skies, Frostbitten Staff
The cloth Silksand Wraps is identical to this leather robe. The rest of the outfit would look quite different in cloth, though!

Endless Summer

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm, Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (N), Bladed Chaos Tunic, Supple Waistguard (stage 2), Primal Combatant’s Legguards, Supple Gloves (stage 3), Mud Encrusted Boots, Tabard of Summer Flames, Staff of Endless Winter
This outfit didn’t have quite the right balance of orange and blue until I added the hat. Yowzah, this hat and these shoulders make a fantastic combo! I should remember to use them together again in a non-silly-holiday outfit…

Lingering Embers

Otherworldly Pauldrons, Mountain Stream Ringmail, Warmonger’s Belt, Expedition Forager Leggings, Fletcher’s Nimble Grips, Warmongering Gladiator’s Footguards of Prowess, Tabard of Summer Skies, Amun-Thoth (LFR), Zom’s Crackling Bulwark
I thought about using the orange and red Rocket-Chief Pauldrons to bring some more orange into this outfit, but the gold and silver Otherworldly Pauldrons looked better with the tabard. So only a touch of orange, then, from the belt and the orb on the fist weapon… Oh hey, when I zoom in to get a closer look, these pauldrons have an orange band on them that complements the belt quite nicely!

Burning Ice

Rocket-Chief Pauldrons, Formidable Chestpiece, Girdle of Living Flame, Defender Leggings, Engraved Gauntlets & Boots, Tabard of Summer Flames, Steelhawk Crossbow
A more subtle blue seemed like the right way to go for this outfit.

Summer Sky-Guardian

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Embossed Plate Pauldrons Gloves & Boots, Icebane Chestguard, Girdle of Unity, Legplates of the Destroyer, Tabard of Summer Skies, Coldsinger Scepter, Skyguardian’s Shield
I could very easily have made this outfit all in blue… but because it’s for the Fire Festival, it needed to have some orange in it, too. Maybe I put too much orange in it? Oh well, I like it like this. The overall effect does look rather more balanced between orange and blue when I unsheathe the weapons.

Unseasonable Chill

Jewel of the Firelord, Chilled Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate Armor & Leggings, Dojani Girdle, Reinforced Hound-Handler’s Gauntlets (LFR), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), Tabard of Summer Flames, Zoid’s Firelit Greatsword (N)
A few years back (see below), I made a Midsummer Fire Festival kit for my other Death Knight that featured the Embossed chestpiece leggings & boots with the Chilled Shoulderplates and Symbolic belt & gloves. I was certain that these gloves and boots from Trial of Valor LFR would coordinate better with the Chilled Shoulderplates. They do, so after the holiday is over, I should swap out all the other items in the outfit to make a more everyday sort of kit.

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I made this set of outfits, not using the tabards, in 2014. I’m reposting them here to have all my Midsummer outfits in one place.

Scorched Clouds


Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors, Cloudscorcher Robe, Angkhal Cord, Feralfen Mystic’s Handwraps, Ogre Slayer’s Cover, Funeral Pyre
Under most circumstances, I Transmogrify over the lurid Cloudscorcher Robe as quickly as I can. During the Midsummer Fire Festival, however, that orange and blue color combination is right in season.

Torch of Summer Flames


Jewel of the Firelord, Spaulders of the Ring, Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Serene Yellow Belt, Warchief Kilt*, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Cloak of the Frigid Winds, Torch of Noon
A similar look could be obtained by using the Flamestrider Robes with a Stylish Blue Shirt. For non-Monks, I suggest Ogron’s Sash, Belt of Never-Ending Agony, or the Mighty Girdle.

Dancing With Fire


Jewel of the Firelord, Rocket-Chief Pauldrons, Engraved set, Cloak of Cheerful Flowers, Cerulean Filigreed Shirt, Carapace Breaker
I originally designed this set to go with the Crown of Destruction from Ragnaros 1.0 or the Crown of Flame from Ragnaros 2.0, but it works just as well with his Jewel.

Embossed Symbols


Jewel of the Firelord, Chilled Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate chestpiece leggings & boots, Symbolic belt & gloves, Illskar’s Greatcloak, Hatred’s Vise
Although Kregga has mostly resigned herself to being put into absurdly colored outfits during the holidays, if there was an animation for the /facepalm emote in the game, she would be using it.

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7 weeks until BfA

All done with Trial of Valor, hurray! Kaelinda got the Priest lookalike shoulders from Cenarius, but Kerisa is still trying to get Cenarius to give her the Druid lookalike robe.

I was feeling tired of leveling. There was a cluster of extended family events this week. I acquired and read Before the Storm. Midsummer Fire Festival began and I had a heap of holiday-related Mogging I wanted to do. So neither the Rogue nor the Warlock did any leveling this week. Maybe next week.

Most of my recent level 110s are sitting on Order Hall quests that have them going out into the wide world to do non-dungeon things. Kerisa had a quest for Eye of Azshara that was the last thing she needed to do to recruit her 7th Champion, so I went and did that just so that I wouldn’t have made no progress at all on either leveling or Order Hall campaigns this week.

I enjoyed Before the Storm. I particularly liked the characters of Vellcinda (who is not an actual NPC in the game) and Parqual Fintallas (who is); it seems my Kivrinne has friends in Undercity that I didn’t know about yet.

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The Vestment of Summer can be purchased for 100 Burning Blossoms, a relatively easy amount to acquire. The subdued brown and bronze colors of this robe make it rather interesting to work with.

Wildfire

Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Vestment of Summer, Vicious Embersilk Belt, Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess + Nightvale Wristwraps, Kurkenstoks, Mistyreed Torch
If one happens to be a Mage, the Flame Orbs of Felo’melorn provide the perfect finishing touch for this outfit.

Druid of the Summer Flame

Jewel of the Firelord, Passive Resistor Spaulders (H), Vestment of Summer, Manimal’s Cinch, Murkblood Gloves, Dragonhawk Boots, Funeral Pyre (N)
Although I used Firelands shoulders in the outfits I made with this robe for all the other armor types, the Druid Firelands shoulders just weren’t right for it. I made up for it by using a Firelands weapon. I was going to call this outfit “Leyara’s Legacy”… until I saw on Wowhead that in BfA there will be a set that closely resembles the Druids of the Flame.
If I had it, I would use the Hidden appearance for the Scythe of Elune, Sunkeeper’s Reach, with this outfit.

image from Wowhead
Acquiring it requires Exalted rep with the Dreamweavers and getting a rare drop from the first boss of Darkheart Thicket. I’ve been feeding Kerithian Dreamweavers rep tokens, but she’s nowhere close to Exalted, and she hasn’t done any dungeon running. Kerisa has the rep, but she hasn’t run Darkheart Thicket often enough to see the item drop.

Bonfire’s Blessing

Crown of Flame, Craterflame Spaulders, Vestment of Summer, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, Arrowflick Gauntlets, Radiant Boots, Claw of the Black Drake, Drillborer Disk
Between being a Hunter and a Miner, Kjerstin thought, when she became a Shaman, that she would find it easiest to commune with the elements of air and earth. She was surprised to find that she had the greatest affinity for fire.

Spark of the Titans

Crown of the Fire Festival, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (N), Vestment of Summer, Ghost-Forged Belt, Leystone Gauntlets, Blade of the Titans
I wondered how I would get a plate outfit to work with this robe — until I thought of these shoulders. Voila!
Taeshalach would be perfect for a Midsummer Fire Festival Outfit.

image from Wowhead
I haven’t got that weapon, though, so the Blade of the Titans will have to do.

Keep watching this space for even more fabulous Fire Festival outfits!

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When the Helm of the Fire Festival was first introduced in 2012, I wrote

Together, the Fire Festival shoulders and helm look like something out of the next great Harrison Jones adventure. They look like the kind of thing one might find on little statuettes or idols arrayed around the altar of some forgotten [deity] — incense burners that would have to be activated in a specific order and with specific types of incense.


A forgotten deity like this strange statue that I found in the Karazhan Catacombs while doing the Balance Druid Artifact quest, perhaps…

When, in mid-2017, holiday items became Moggable during the corresponding holidays, it was somewhat inevitable that The Underpowered Death Knight would want to do this…

Incense Burner

Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Glorious Breastplate & Girdle, Conqueror’s Legplates, Sunscale Gauntlets, Replica Lightforge Boots, Yaungol Fire Carrier

This year, I’ve expanded that silly idea into a full Transmogrification Collection for all the armor types!

Triumphant Flame

Triumphant set with Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Masterwork Leggings, and Emberhawk Crossbow
There are other plate-like golden mail sets (Masterwork, Radiant, Sparkleshell) and a handful of scale-like golden mail sets (Burnished, Dreamwalker, Captain’s, Glimmering). I like the Triumphant set best with the festival helm and shoulders, but you may like one of these other sets better.

Soot-Stained Glitter

Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Vest of Forceful Fury, Headhunter’s Belt, Mennu’s Scaled Leggings, Gloves of Issued Challenge (LFR), Felshroud Boots, Master Builder’s Shirt, Alysra’s Razor (N)
This set was the most difficult to make because there isn’t much in the way of either gilding or solid bright yellow in leather. Dark with gilded accents seemed like the best way to go.

Golden Goddess


Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Elegant Robes/Robes of the Battleguard, Cloudscorcher Leggings, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess + Nightvale Wristwraps, Kurkenstoks, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*
Either of these robes is “the obvious choice” for this sort of outfit.
The Bling Cane is a good alternative for the staff.

Stay tuned for more Fire Festival outfits later!

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After my initial foray into the Trial of Style, I went back to get the other plate ensemble, the two mail ensembles, and the two cloth ensembles. By the time I finished that, the event was over. Oh well, the leather ensembles had been the least interesting to me anyway. Maybe when Trial of Style season three occurs in August, I’ll pick up the season one and season two leather ensembles as well as the new season three ensembles for all the armor types. Anyhow, in the process of getting those other Trial of Style ensembles, I came up with a few outfit ideas that I liked enough to keep wearing.

Child of the Exodus


Ceremonial Shoulderpads of Karabor, Astralaan Robe, Ceremonial Sash of Karabor, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Exodar tabard & cloak, Staff of the Redeemer
I designed this kit for the “Faction Pride” theme at the Trial of Style; it placed third.
Kaprikka was born on Draenor, in the region called Farahlon, in the first century after the Draenei settled there; she is between 200 and 250 years old. She has no living relatives who remember Argus; her parents were also born on worlds on which the Draenei had temporarily settled, and their progenitors have all perished in the course of the countless times that the Draenei have been found by the Legion.

Boastful Humility

Crown of Boastful Words (LFR), Turalyon’s Spaulders of Conquest, Chestguard of Illumination, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Replica Gauntlets of Heroism, Sabatons of the Humble, Blue Linen Shirt, Mace of the Order, Azure-Shield of Coldarra
I originally designed this kit for the “Make Me Laugh” theme at the Trial of Style; I made a mostly-coherent kit with a somewhat silly hat and one wildly out-of-place item: the Bloodscale Belt.

It placed second, and I liked it enough to swap in a better-coordinating belt and keep wearing it.

Elemental Magic


Empyrial Elemental Crown, Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (LFR), Green Dragonscale Breastplate, Belt of Singed Shame, Wet Suit Leggings, Sundered Gauntlets & Footwraps, Netherbane
I was rather surprised when I won with this kit, and I don’t know how much of that to attribute to my contrarian and probably trollish voting pattern — in that particular contest only — of always picking the outfit that I thought the other contestants were not likely to pick when everyone else was on the stage. Then, because mini-Kam was bored of what she had been wearing, she decided to keep wearing it.

Quiet Meditation

Yalia’s Cowl, Tenderheart Shoulders, Robe of Quiet Meditation, Galaxyfire Girdle, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Dusklight Drape, Embroidered Shirt, Karabor Arcanist Rod
In another of my Trial of Style attempts, the “Zen” theme came up. I threw on this set — minus the shoes (because I was doing ToS with my Draenei) and the shirt — feeling a little like I was cheating to just be using a set — and then I won that round. I love the necklace that’s part of the robe for this set, and the color combination of dusty blue and old rose and antique gold and chocolate brown makes this my favorite recolor of this set. Despite how much I like this set, I hadn’t yet managed to wear it — so when Kaylynda wanted a change of clothes, she got to do it.

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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.

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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I passed on the first season of the Trial of Style back in August. It sounded like it would be fun, but it happened during the week right before school started, when I was busy with pre-semester meetings and scrambling to get ready for the first day of classes. If I’d been excited by any of the rewards, I would have made sure to fit it in somehow, but I wasn’t, so doing it just for the fun of it just didn’t happen.

This time around, I wanted to be sure to try it. This week has turned out to be somewhat more busy than I’d anticipated, so it was fortunate for my motivation to actually get out and do this season of the Trial of Style that at least one of the second season rewards is actually interesting to me: the Goldspine plate set. Thus, one of my plate-wearers had to do it — and if there is something frivolous that needs to be done by a plate-wearer, the Underpowered Death Knight always wants to be the one to do it (when did she get so silly?).

Her first try:

Demonbreaker Helm, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Crystalvein Breastplate, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Purifier’s Pantaloons, Emerald Gauntlets, Truesteel Boots (1-640), Sword of Nefarian’s Hand
I grabbed the helmet first and then built the green kit around it. I didn’t think this outfit really fit the theme very well, so I wasn’t at all surprised to not place. The outfits that did place were much more awesome and appropriate to the theme (such as the Blood Elf on the left in the second picture).

Her second try:

Fel-Proof Goggles, hidden shoulder, Phantom Armor, hidden belt, Cobalt Legguards, Warsong Gauntlets, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Blade of the Titans
As the rounds of voting were taking place, I thought for sure the strapping Orc gentleman was going to take the big prize. But when he got called up as third, and then the Blood Elf gal in her outfit that made me think of Cymre Jones was second, I knew I was going to be first place.

That got me enough prize tokens to buy the Goldspine set!

The Trial of Style was fun to do — fun to see what I could throw together under the pressure of the 2.5 minute time limit, fun to see what the other contestants came up with, fun to dance and cheer and wave while I was on the stage, fun to vote for the other contestants, fun because it was so fast.

It looks like the next season of the Trial of Style will be in the week before school begins again. I wonder what the prizes for the next season will be? Will they be exciting enough to distract me away from frantically trying to get ready for the first day of class?

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I’ve adored the Lunar Festival dresses & suits forever, and I’ve wanted the new flower circlets as a headpiece forever, so I’ve got to use them while they’re in season!

Lucky Red Envelope

Crown of Prosperity, Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Festival Suit, Black Mageweave Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Nub’s Wand, Kobold Candle
“Firecracker” would be another good name for this outfit.

Omen of Plunder

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Festival Suit, Rope-Grip Gloves, Felshroud Boots
The black tint of the upgraded appearance of the Outlaw Artifact swords or the base red tint of the Mage Tower Challenge rapiers would also be fabulous with this outfit.

Dark Side of Elune

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Festive Black Pant Suit, Bogslayer Gauntlets, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Warsword of the Ebon Blade
The circlet of black and red flowers is perfect for gloomy folk like Death Knights and Forsaken.

The White Lady’s Blue Child

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Blue Pant Suit, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Golden Cenarion Greaves, Rage-Possessed Greatsword
Do the Tauren have a myth and a special name for Azeroth’s second moon?

Icy Moon

Crown of Good Fortune, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Festive Teal Pant Suit, Edgemaster’s Handguards, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Ice Spire Scepter, Spiritsage’s Shield
The pale blue of the flowers reminded me of these icy-looking Wrath PvP shoulders.

Eternal Blossoms

Crown of Prosperity, Mantle of Autumn, Festival Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Blood-Tempered Ranseur*
The golden leaves on these shoulders remind me of how the Vale of Eternal Blossoms used to be…
The Blood-Tempered Ranseur was awarded from a low-level Blood Elf Paladin questline that disappeared in the Cataclysm; if I didn’t have it, I would have used the Rod of the Blazing Light.

Lunar Efflorescence

Crown of Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Festive Green Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Staff of the Verdant Circle
I used this combination (with the antlers that match the shoulders) as an RP-wear outfit for Lunar Festival in previous years, before the holiday clothes were Moggable.
Moonglade is THE location for the Lunar Festival, of course — but the lighting there is terrible!

Pink Peony

Crown of Courage, Festive Pink Dress, Bloodscale Belt, Maltendis’ Handguards, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter, Aegis of the Vindicator
Pink is for Paladins!

Night Vision

Crown of Courage, Festive Purple Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Headhunter’s Slippers, Warglaive of the Fel Hammer
Purple seemed most appropriate for an Illidari.

Purple Moonlight

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Purple Dress, Replica Magister’s Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick
This staff pulls together the silvery blue of the flowers and the purple of the dress quite nicely.

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