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Having had the good fortune to obtain a Lovely Black Dress, I made an outfit with it for my Void Elf.

Little Black Dress

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Silver-Thread Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Clear Crystal Rod*/Diamond Tipped Cane

Then I got to thinking about how there are three other colors of the Lovely Dress, and three other Elf races, and these outfits practically made themselves:

Lady in Red

Forever-Lovely Rose, Ferocious Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Lovely Red Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Night Dreamer Handwraps + Nightvale Wristwraps, Boots of the Tempest, The Sunbreaker, Penelope’s Rose*
Meet Kaelydia, a new alter-ego whose story I might get around to telling one of these days.

Arcwine

Ternary Mantle, Lovely Blue Dress, Royal Trousers, Gloves of the Infernal Nocturnal, Shimmering Geta, Staff of Haunted Memory
Koralythria is too young and not of a high enough social class in Suramar City to have the glowing tattoos permanently, but she went and got a temporary set for this special occasion.

Moonshimmer

Orchid Amice*, Lovely Purple Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Dryad’s Wrist Bindings, Kurkenstoks, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick
Imagine the original Ashenvale music playing…

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Last year, I was feeling miffed that I’d have to re-collect all the holiday clothes to be able to Mog with them. I’m not particularly fond of the Lovely Dresses anyway, so I didn’t bother to try to get them. This year, however, doing the Crown Sampler daily is a good source of XP for my wee Void Elf Mage, so I set her (and a handful of other alts) to collecting Lovely Dress Boxes at the rate of one every four days. With multiple alts obtaining the boxes, I picked up the three brightly colored versions of the dress relatively quickly. And then I got a nice surprise —

So here’s a kit to go with it:

Little Black Dress

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Silver-Thread Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Clear Crystal Rod*/Diamond Tipped Cane

And here’s a variation for a higher level character:

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Cournith Waterstrider’s Silken Finery, Black Mageweave Gloves + Runespeaker’s Cuffs, Kurkenstoks

Now if only I could wear this to the Auction House Dance Party…

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Despite feeling quite uninspired when Love is in the Air began, I seem to have made a handful of Forever-Lovely Rose kits that I actually rather like. But before I overwhelm you with pink, how about some soothing green?

Heartwood


Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Dragonhide with Cenarion Helm, Furious Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Thatch Eave Vines, and G’hanir (original appearance, default tint)
I picked up this set for Marks of Honor in late Legion because it’s the outfit worn by Lyessa Bloomwatcher, the original keeper of G’hanir. When I was looking for something for Kerithian to wear to the Chamber of the Heart, its leafy green colors seemed like just the thing for the occasion.

Hypnotic Perfume

Forever-Lovely Rose, Curtainfire Mantle, Embersilk Robes, Clutch of Andros*, Baba’s Leg Warmers, Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame, Kurkenstoks, Staff of Deserved Tranquility
It’s about time I made a Love is in the Air kit using this robe, which is worn by the Lovely Merchants. If you haven’t got the Clutch of Andros from the original version of Scholomance, just hide your belt — the robe design has a belt of its own.

Sweet Potpourri

Forever-Lovely Rose, Ravencourt Formal Mantle, Robes of Embalmed Darkness, Widow’s Clutches, Ruby Slippers, Greatsword of Horrid Dreams, Penelope’s Rose*
I thought I’d give this mauve robe a try for Love is in the Air this year.

Blazing Passion

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame (N), Avenger’s Breastplate, Bloodscale Belt, Avenger’s Legguards, Bloodscale Gauntlets, Master Cannoneer Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Solianti’s Insect Smasher, Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
I was feeling like I might have drawn the well of inspiration for Love is in the Air kits featuring the Bloodscale Belt dry, but Kelynaera insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. Looking around for something pink that I hadn’t used yet, I happened across the AQ40 pants. I rather like the sunset combination of pink and orange, so here we go.

And then of course Kandrista wanted a Bloodscale Belt kit, too.

Shards of a Scorned Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Mantle of the Resolute Champion, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (stage 2), Bloodscale Belt, Darkcrest Gauntlets, Thorium Boots, Shard of Scorn
I’d kind of been wanting to try using the deep maroon of the stage 2 Truesteel items in a Bloodscale Belt kit. I think this works rather well.

Lovely Flowers


Crown of Dark Blossoms with Lovely Black Dress; Crown of Prosperity with Lovely Red Dress; Crown of Courage with Lovely Purple Dress; Crown of Good Fortune with Lovely Blue Dress
This outfit isn’t exactly a real Transmogrification kit at all, as wearing it requires one or both of the items (depending on time of year) to be actually equipped instead of Mogged. Kaumaleia is wearing both items as equipped items. She insisted that she be allowed to include it in her official Wardrobe listings, however, because if Kandrista can have purely RP-clothes outfits in her official Wardrobe listings, then why not the Underpowered Death Knight?
I would really like to have the Mogging window for the flower crowns expanded to include Love is in the Air and Noblegarden in addition to Lunar Festival.

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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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Crown of Good Fortune, Deep Earth Shoulderwraps (N), Expensive Tunic, Darkwood Sentinel’s Cinch, Shado-Pan Reliquary Kilt (LFR), Twisted Wraithtalon Gloves, Hot Spring Sandals, Springrain Staff

I don’t know what you do and don’t have in your Wardrobe, Alunaria dear — I don’t have half of these items myself — but perhaps this will give you someplace to start?

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Another Lunar Festival brings with it another opportunity to make outfits using those lovely flower circlets.

Festival Magister

Crown of Courage, Replica Magister’s Mantle & Belt, Festive Purple Dress, Gossamer Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Solstice Staff
The purple with gold trim of the Magister’s items coordinates perfectly with the purple Lunar Festival dress.
Although I initially intended to use the blue flower crown, thinking that it would look fabulous with Kaelyla’s complexion —

— I also particularly wanted to use the purple dress, and I liked the pink flower crown better with the rest of the outfit as it all came together.
Kaelyla wanted a more relaxed style than her usual ponytail for this outfit, but it took a bit of trial and error to find one that I liked that didn’t have so much volume that it covered up the flower crown in the back.

Forgotten Potpourri

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Royal Amice, Robes of the Honorable, Master’s Belt, Black Mageweave Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Spellcrafter Wand*, Penelope’s Rose*
When the Lunar Festival flower crowns debuted, I commented that this coloration of the flower crown was just right for gloomy folks like Death Knights and Forsaken. After stumbling across this combo of flower crown and robe while exploring ideas for another character, I decided I ought to use it for my Forsaken, instead.

Sunforged


Crown of Empowered Fate, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Felforged Chestplate, Lawbringer Belt, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Shining Light, Grim Sabatons, Twisted-Ritualist’s Shawl, Archon’s Gavel, Sunward Crest, Tabard of the Shattered Sun/Army of the Light Tabard
Although I will probably never play through those questlines with Kelynaera in-game, in RP-space, she was a stalwart member of the Army of the Shattered Sun during the effort to reclaim the Isle of Quel’danas, she was at the Sunwell when the Sunwalker brought the miraculously recovered Quel’delar and presented it to Lady Liadrin, she was among Lady Liadrin’s company assisting at Auchindoun on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway, and she travelled with the Vindicaar to Argus and worked with the Army of the Light to clear the way to the Burning Throne. All these experiences slowly infused her with Light until her eyes had changed hue once more — from quel’dorei blue to sin’dorei green to belore’dorei golden.

Dreamscale Inlay

Demonic Gladiator’s Satin Hood, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments (LFR), Girdle of Prophecy, Warmongering Gladiator’s Satin Gloves, Warm Red Woolen Socks, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
After Kaelinda finished collecting the Mage-lookalike set from Emerald Nighthold LFR, I kept going a little longer to pick up this lookalike of the Priest robe. I’m not a fan of the spikes on the elbows and hips, but otherwise I quite like this design.

Jungle Jane

Safari Hat, Talador Sentinel Spaulders, Vest of the Shattered Abyss, Binding of the Tranquil Glade, Tranquillien Breeches, Haal’eshi Gloves & Boots, Neophyte’s Shirt, Illidari Warglaive
I wanted to do something with the chestpiece of the Demon Hunter Order Hall set, and this is what came of it.

Archdruid of the Dreamgrove II

Dreamgrove Raiment with Pit Lord’s Destroyer
Kerisa didn’t want to wear this set with its hood, but Kerithian did.
The dangly bead on the belt of this set always puts me in mind of the Furbolgs and their glowing beehive lanterns. The crescent-shaped ornaments elsewhere in the design look like they are made of amber, but for some reason that doesn’t make me want to go out and take pictures in Mantid places.

Bronzebeard Firebrand

Kodo-Repellant Shoulders, Silksand Wraps, Belt of Unsolvable Problems, Gaze Dreamer Pants, Gloves of Rapid Evolution, Ritual Sandals, Bloodpetal Cloak, Orange Mageweave Shirt, Excavation Rod*, Everglow Lantern*
I’m slowly, sporadically working on a collection of Home City Tabard outfits for the Minor Mages.
I couldn’t find a lot in orange for a low-level character. This combination of oranges, browns, and golds works quite nicely, though.

~*~*~

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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Last year, I felt cranky about having to re-craft the Winter Clothes and Winter Boots to be able to Mog with them, so I poured all my effort into making Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater kits instead. This year, I figured I might as well fill in that gap in my Wardrobe — I knew I already had the patterns, and I had all the necessary materials squirrelled away in my Guild Bank, too.

Because the Winter Clothes automatically hide whatever pants are being worn and helms, cloaks, shoulders, and belts can now be Hidden, it’s almost possible to make a just-Winter-Clothes Mog. Something must still be done about the gloves though, whether that is Mogging them into something vaguely coordinating or simply not wearing them.

Father Winter’s Helper

Red Winter Hat & Red Winter Clothes with Rotting Handwraps + Jessera’s Fungus Lined Cuffs, Warm Red Woolen Socks, Green Linen Shirt, and Thaumaturgist Staff/Green Winter Hat & Green Winter Clothes with Shimmering bracers gloves & boots, Red Linen Shirt, and Whelp Keeper’s Staff
Who else but a Gnome to show off the best cloth accessories to wear with the Winter Clothes?
I am rather fond of the effect created by using the contrasting colored shirt.

Echo of Winter Veils Past


Green or Red Winter Clothes, Winter Boots, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Boneshredder Wristguards, Muramasa, Wine Glass
A Demon Hunter can, if they choose, look almost completely normal — no horns, no tattoos — allowing us to glimpse the person Kiralaira was in years gone by — before the orcs, before Arthas, before Illidan — when she was still an ordinary quel’dorei, living in Silvermoon and occasionally visiting Dalaran on business. The eyes, though… even with the Barbershop, there is no going back from that part of the Demon Hunter transformation. This veil, however, would have been fashionable for a Winter Veil masquerade party.

Elements of Holiday Cheer

Green Winter Clothes with Bog Epaulets, Unyielding Fists, Brackwater Boots, Zangarra Scepter, and Emerald Shield/Red Winter Clothes with Engraved Pauldrons, Gauntlets of Divinity*, Boots of the Skybreaker, Firecrystal Mace, and Crest of Supremacy
The red version of this outfit turned out much better than the green, I think. The gloves I used are from the original version of Scarlet Monastery; if I didn’t happen to have them, I would have used the Bloodlust Gauntlets.
Unless I have some fabulous idea for a new kit, Kjerstin will go right back to wearing her Ironforge livery when the holiday is over.

Airsick Lowlander “Winter” Clothes

Red Winter Hat & Red Winter Clothes with Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons/Green Winter Hat & Green Winter Clothes with Bloodforged Gauntlets & Sabatons, Darkmoon “Sword”
Once, Kaumaleia would have thought that these southern continental folk have very nonsensical and totally impractical ideas about what to wear in snowy weather. Ever since her time at Acherus, however, she doesn’t seem to notice cold at all — and these silly clothes do look cute.

Conqueror’s Carapace



Conqueror’s Battlegear with Booty Bay Helm, Burden of Mortality (H), and Mighty Gorian Greatsword
If I ever happened to create a purple elf Warrior — whether a ren’dorei or a dark-eyed kaldorei — perhaps she might wear something very similar to this.

Destroyer’s Fury


Destroyer Armor with Mantle of Fury and Worldcarver
These shoulders are my favorite bladed plate shoulder armor design. The Pauldrons of Resounding Rings from Heart of Fear are my second-favorites. All the rest, to my eyes, look rather silly.

~*~*~

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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Because there isn’t anything new for Brewfest this year and I’ve already got all of the previous stuff from it that I want, I was going to ignore the holiday. Then I remembered that I’d been wanting to make a set of Brewfest outfits pairing each of the armor types with one of the colors of the Brewfest Hat.

Alterac Shepherdess

Purple Brewfest Hat, Mystical Armor, Dreamer’s Belt, Gossamer Pants, Zaetar’s Gloves, Brewfest Slippers, White Linen Shirt, Aluneth (hidden, default tint)
When I acquired the Hidden appearance for Aluneth, I made a mental note to make an outfit to go with it when Brewfest came because the Brewfest Slippers were the shoes I wanted to use.

Brewfest Brawler

Blue Brewfest Hat, Pauldrons of the Touched, Durotan’s Battle Harness, Frostwolf Stalwart Girdle, Dalaran Warden’s Legplates, Gloves of Brawn*, Sabatons of the Endless Vigil, Chain Link Towel, Tuxedo Shirt, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror
A half-baked attempt to mimic the appearance of the Brewfest Regalia lederhosen in plate.
Maltendis’ Handguards are the same model as the Gloves of Brawn, in a slightly darker, richer shade of brown.
This chestpiece has a lime green contrast color area on the back that I find quite distracting. Fortunately, this little cloak is just perfect to cover that up.

Brewery Apprentice

Brown Brewfest Hat, Murkblood Chestpiece & Belt, Shard-Covered Leggings, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Stolen Talrendis Boots, White Linen Shirt, Fu Zan (upgraded, This Side Up tint)
This outfit is a cross between the outfits worn by the competing brewery apprentices — the Thunderbrew/T’chali’s version has the brown chestpiece and belt (the Barleybrew/Drohn’s version is golden) and the Barleybrew/Drohn’s version has the green shorts (the Thunderbrew/T’chali’s version is brown).
I also like how this looks with the Misthide Shoulders

— and the Netherstorm Eyepatch combined with the Antiseptic Soaked Dressing would bring to mind the beleagured Battered Brewmaster who recruits adventurers for the Coren Direbrew encounter.

Bright Brewmaiden


Captain’s set with Green Brewfest Hat, Golden Scale Shoulders, Knuckle Down, and Professor’s Sandwich Plate
An outfit mimicking the appearance of the Bright Brewmaiden summoned by the Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm dropped by Coren Direbrew. The NPC wears shoulders that are a unique recolor of the Priest T5 model, but the rest of her outfit is just the mail Captain’s set. Not having any decent maces to hand to Mog into tankards because I haven’t gotten around to doing the Doomhammer questline with Kjerstin yet, I chose the most inconspicuous fist weapon and the simplest platter-like shield from my collection to Mog over the Elemental Artifact.
A more accurately Brewmaiden-like hat would be the Thunderbringer’s Guard

— but I wanted to wear the Brewfest Hat.

And here are my other two Dwarf lasses in the standard Brewfest apparel, just because.

Brewfest Lederhosen

Brewfest Regalia, Cobalt Legguards, Maltendis’ Handguards, Brewfest Boots, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror, Professor’s Sandwich Plate
To Mog with this holiday item successfully, the pants slot must also be mogged into shorts that are short enough to hide under the shorts that are part of the chestpiece. These gloves are just about the only plate gloves that will display underneath the sleeves of the chestpiece.

Brewfest Dirndl

Brewfest Dress, Ritual Gloves + Ritual Bands, Brewfest Slippers, Wand of Separation, Seer’s Fine Stein
It’s Brewfest! Let’s dance some polkas!
I think that maybe “dirndl” isn’t actually the correct name for this style of folk dress, but I’m not sure what the correct name is.

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