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It’s time for another Transmogrification + creative writing challenge from WoWable!
WM3 Episode 2 asks:

What is World of Warcraft’s most romantic place?

I immediately thought of this spot in eastern Gilneas

which looks like it was designed with RP weddings in mind

…if it weren’t for the minor detail that it always seems to be raining in Gilneas.

Next, my thoughts turned to the Cathedral in Gilneas City, which is made especially romantic by the stained glass windows and the warmth of polished wood instead of stone for the rest of the construction of the building.

Crown of Prosperity, Noblewoman’s Finery & Skirt, Gloves of the Messiah, Sandals of Ritual
Kymberlea and her husband Bertie are middle-class tradespeople, so they probably would have been married in a smaller church in their own neighborhood rather than in the Cathedral itself — but of course in the abbreviated version of the City that exists in the game world, the Cathedral is all there is.


This little gazebo in Stormshield also seems to have been placed with romance in mind.


Suramar as a whole is a very romantically-designed place. I don’t remember exactly where in the city I found this gorgeous indoor garden.

Despite being in a cemetery, this balcony with its view overlooking Suramar City is one of the most romantic spots in the zone.

Another is the “Fountain” teleport location of the Occuleth’s Workshop complex.

It doesn’t have quite as wide of a view of the City below, but the little tables with food set out are just perfect for a tete a tete.

Pretty Posies
Crown of Courage, Scholarly Robes/Gorestained Garb, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ruby Slippers, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Suntouched Flowers
I didn’t come up with this robe + belt combo myself; I saw someone else wearing it several months ago.


A few years ago, I participated in a series of Transmogrification challenges for which one of the prompts was “married”. These outfits are updated and adapted from the outfits I put together for that prompt.

The locations in these pictures are on Sunstrider Isle, where brand-new Blood Elves begin their adventures.

Blissful Bride

Crown of Good Fortune, Aurora Mantle & Robe, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sage’s Boots, Mardenholde Staff
The little knife on the belt may have some sort of ceremonial function or symbolic meaning — or it might be purely decorative.

Weeping Widow

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Silver-Thread Amice, Black Velvet Robes, Mana-Cord of Deception (N), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Chillwind Staff
Considering that 80 – 90 % of the Quel’dorei population is supposed to have perished in Arthas’ attack on Eversong Woods and the Sunwell, very few Sin’dorei are likely to have their families fully intact. Kalaneia’s husband was among those who gave their lives attempting to defend Silvermoon.
Kalaneia believed that her estranged daughter had been lost, too, until Kishalla showed up at Dreadscar Rift demanding that the Netherlord help her find her missing mistress, Shinfel Blightsworn. That both mother and daughter have become Warlocks has not made their relationship any less complicated…


A well might be a traditional location for a Tauren wedding — for a migratory or semi-nomadic people, a good well might become an anchoring location for their journeys, a resting place, and a gathering place where different tribes would meet and trade.

Unfortunately, my ideal Tauren bridal attire isn’t truly Moggable — the Crown of Courage can only be Mogged during Lunar Festival, and the Spring Robes can only be Mogged during Noblegarden. At other times, the actual items must be equipped.


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

53) Avatar of Aethrynn

Lightbringer Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, Replica Lightforge Belt, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, The Willbreaker, Templar Shield
I wonder who Aethrynn was? And Thane Kray-Tan and Queen Yh’saerie, for that matter? Are these names community tributes or tidbits of lore-stories (that will likely never be fully explained)?

52) 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!

51) Titan’s Teardrops

Sunsoul Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Legplates of the Lightning Throne (LFR), Glorious Gauntlets of Crestfall, Blue’s Greaves of the Righteous Guardian, Forgotten Champion’s Blade
Frequently, while making an outfit for one character, I stumble upon a combination of items that doesn’t fit the idea I have in mind for that specific character, but is so good that I have to make an outfit using it for another character immediately. This combination of pauldrons and chestpiece is yet another example of that phenomenon.

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

84) 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.

83) Azerite

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Warmongering Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Prowess, Marauder’s Gauntlets, War Mace of Unrequited Love, Ice Spire Scepter
The Sword of Sargeras is ugly and repulsive and creepy; Azerite, with its two-toned blue-yellow color, is strangely pretty.

82) 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.

81) Empyrial Legacy

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Dominant Combatant’s Ringmail Spaulders, Bramblemail Hauberk, Skettis Belt, Manaburst Legguards, Fathomheart Gauntlets, Wavefury Boots, Archon’s Gavel, Aldori Legacy Defender
Kamalia had collected enough upgrade gear that it was high time to equip it all — which of course meant time for a new outfit, too. I’d purchased the crafted Argus crown on the AH and daringly done a Warden Tower PvP quest for the shoulders, so I decided to build the outfit around those items.

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by the Male Tauren Warrior. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

5) Shall We Dance?

Forever-Lovely Rose, Nobleman’s Coat, Bloodscale Belt, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Grash’s Fireproof Handguards, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Terokk’s Quill
A Bloodscale Belt kit for Love is in the Air.
Using the cosmetic Nobleman’s items is perhaps a bit of a cop-out, but it was an idea that just had to be used.

4) Gaudy Treecutter

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Mutineer’s Noose, Heavy Mithril Pants, Gloves of Brawn*, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Logsplitter*
Going for a “Country Dad” look here with this outfit.
Around last Christmas, BTH persuaded me to run a few Mythic dungeons with him, and I was fortunate enough to snag this hat in the process.
After the Winter Veil holiday ended, he went back to being a Thunder Bluff Honor Guard.

3) Thunder Bluff Honor Guard

Bark Covered Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Earthmender’s Plated Boots, Grinning Axe
This NPC outfit has a plate chest, leather shoulders belt and pants, and mail boots. Although I’ve previously constructed a replica of this outfit using the mixed armor types as an RP costume, I wanted to try my hand at making a Moggable version.

2) High Society Gilnean Plate

High Society Top Hat, Noble Plate Pauldrons, Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard, Earthswell Belt, Exalted Legplates, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Boots of the Ancient-Killer, Cloak of the Red Flight, Burnished Quel’Serrar, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
I’d made new outfits for all my other plate-wearers, including the Dwarf Paladin, so I figured I ought to make a new real armor outfit for the Male Tauren Warrior, too. Because he has the Top Hat, I decided to put him into this “aristocratic Gilnean” outfit that I originally designed about five years ago.

1) Pretentious Purple

Replica Soulforge shoulders & gauntlets, Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, High Chief’s belt & boots, Hammer of Grief
Perfect for a Warrior or Death Knight pretending to be a Paladin.
Because of the gender dimorphism in the appearance of the Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, I would not make this Transmogrification kit for a female character. Hence, the creation and boosting of the Male Tauren Warrior.

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by the Underpowered Death Knight. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

47) Argent & Azure

Imperial Plate Helm, Field Plate Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Lurker’s Girdle, Skyfire Greaves, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero
On a whim, I decided to use this helm and see what I could put together to go with it.
The golden markings — body jewelry? — on the torsos of Lightforged Draenei remind me of the golden decorations around the ribcage of this chestpiece.

46) 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?

45) Achy, Breaky Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Swift Retribution, Thorium Armor, Bloodscale Belt, Pristine Lightforge Legplates, Flameguard Guantlets, Magma Tempered Boots, The Burning Crusader
I think these axes with the floating shards from Burning Crusade are so, so silly. The colors of this one are perfect for a so, so silly Love is in the Air kit, though!
I wasn’t feeling like I could do anything new with the pink plate items, so I thought I’d try this chestpiece and see what I could do with it. These pants pair with it beautifully! Then, of course, there needed to be some more gold in the outfit, and these gloves and boots fill that out quite nicely.

44) Crystal Knight

Brighthelm of Justice, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Tide-Stomper’s Greaves, Decalcified Elven Spear
Thinking about a wintery white and blue look, I started with the polearm. That suggested crystallinity, and this mixture of Paladin T5, T6, and T11 lookalike items followed from there.
I’m glad that belts can be hidden now, because the waistband of these pants is so pretty that it’s a shame to cover it up with an actual belt — especially the oversized belt style that is used by that particular set!

43) Gaudy Armsman

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Runic Plate Shoulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Replica Lightforge Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons, The Untamed Blade
The green-tinted version of this weapon, the Talon of Azshara, is a 1H sword, so the red and green versions can’t be dual-wielded together for silly Winter Veil kits — more’s the pity.

42) Runic Plate

Runic Plate set with Girdle of Divine Blessing, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Seethe, and Broken Promise
This just might be my favorite coloration of the Thorium Armor style. Perhaps that has something to do with its colors being very similar to those of Thunder Bluff heraldry?

41) Flames of Memory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist Breastplate & Greaves, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Legplates of Absolute Control (H), Vice Grips, Darkhide Blade
The Underpowered Death Knight was the one to physically acquire the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses; as my primary banker, she loves to collect decorative hats.
This shaded, two-toned blade is one of my favorite sword models from Mists. I picked the sword first, and the rest of the kit followed from there.

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

59) Denizen of the Steppes

Defiant Spire Shoulderguard, Warhide Jerkin, Shadow-Gorged Belt, Ironpelt Leggings, Gloves of Swift Death, Duskbat Exterminator’s Treads, Apprentice’s Shirt, Sturdy Yaungol Spear
Without attempting to directly imitate any of their garb, this kit aspires to evoke the Yaungol.

58) Shado-Pan Ironpaw

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Ironpelt Pauldrons, Wildblood Vest, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Tough Mushanhide Leggings, Master Brewer’s Gloves, Landfall Leather Boots, Shado-Pan Tabard, Starrgo’s Walking Stick
I’ve been making kits for Katewatha with the tabards of all the specifically Pandaren factions of Pandaria, so even though I’ve already made several Shado-Pan outfits for her, I needed to make one more that used the tabard.

57) 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.

56) Nighthawk

Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (H), Darkmoon Vest, Pennyroyal Belt, Warpscale Leggings, Cindersilk Gloves (H), Phoenix-Down Treads (H), Black Ice
I wanted to make an outfit with this polearm. Once I’d chosen the Pennyroyal Belt because of its purple buckle medallion, these pants that brought in more of the teal were a great way to make this outfit more colorful and interesting than it would have been if I’d just made it all dark purple.

55) Gaudy Baubles

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Tyrannical Gladiator’s Copperskin Spaulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Mistdancer Cord, Leggings of the Empty Throne, Shardtooth Gloves, Tyrannical Gladiator’s Boots of Alacrity, Pillar of Fortitude
I didn’t think I liked anything about the Monk PvP set that these shoulders and boots come from until it occurred to me that they might be good accessories for this outfit.

54) The Four-Fold Way

Red Crane Mantle (LFR), Vest of the Dragon Slayer, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Leggings of Loss, Smuggler’s Mitts, Moonstrider Boots, August Celestials Tabard
Although most Monks focus on achieving perfection in the philosophy and fighting style of just one of the August Celestials, all Monks respect and endeavor to follow the virtues embodied by each of Pandaria’s four deities.
I chose these boots because they have fun blue toes on races that wear shoes — so I used the the Orb of the Sin’dorei and the Orb of Deception to show them off.

53) Mojache Keeper

Indomitable Epaulets, Keeper’s Armor & Woolies, Eighty Silver Links/Supreme Sash, Wicked Leather Gauntlets/Keeper’s Gloves, Studded Green Anklewraps, Sturdy Yaungol Spear
The Camp Mojache Braves are wearing the leather Keeper’s set with the mail Ancient belt and gloves that are similar to the Ancient gloves in color and decorative pattern, though not in shape. I’ve attempted to replicate the effect with this warm grey-toned belt and gloves. They are also carrying 2H axes, which no leather-wearing class can wield. I like the look of this polearm as an alternate weapon, though.
For running around elsewhere in the world, where the Feralas inspiration will not be immediately obvious, the full Keeper’s set makes a nicer overall appearance.

52) Storm Light

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm & Legguards, Poison Protocol Pauldrons (N), Spell Fencer’s Jacket, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Frostwolf Mitts, Warmongering Gladiator’s Boots of Victory, Sonic Spear
I got this new chestpiece and thought it would look great with these white pants. It looks rather different on my Monk than it does on my Demon Hunter, who was the one who actually acquired it, though. If I tried the same combo of chestpiece, pants, and hat with my Demon Hunter, the rest of the items in the ensemble would probably end up being entirely different.

51) The Good Earth

Straw Hat, Reporter’s Shoulderguards, Shaladrassil Tunic, Belt of Cheapened Lives, Overgrowth Cutter Breeches, Gloves of the Afterlife, Boots of the Flowering Earth, Garden Pitchfork, Yellow Lumberjack Shirt, Tillers Tabard
This is at least the third “farmer” kit I’ve made for Kate, but I hadn’t made one that used the Tillers tabard yet.

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

67) Scarlets’ Salvation

Whitemane’s Chapeau, Mantle of False Virtue, Robe of Power, Girdle of Prophecy, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Phoenix-Wing Cloak, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade
Given the origin of Light’s Wrath, and the Crimson Pilgrims in Legion-Dalaran who comment upon it, it seemed appropriate to make this sort of a kit to complement it.

66) Thunder Bluff Talismans

Nimar’s Tribal Headdress, Silksand Shoulder Pads, Native Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Featherbead Bracers*, Staff of Feral Furies, Thunder Bluff Tabard
I discovered recently that Kaohana isn’t Exalted with Thunder Bluff yet. Thus, it’s time to wear the tabard and run some old Heroics for awhile until she finishes up that last half of Revered.
Until Cataclysm, the Tauren had no cloth-wearing class. It seemed appropriate, therefore, to use this headdress style, which is usually leather but has this one cloth version; this robe, which is almost identical to that worn by a level 1 Tauren Druid; and this staff, which was originally intended for Feral Druids, in this outfit.
Although Enchanting has historically been a specialty of the Dawnstrider tribe, Kaohana is the only one of her immediate family who has chosen to pursue it.

65) The Twins: Mu’sha

Moonsoul Crown, Aurora Mantle, Mooncloth Robe, Warmongering Gladiator’s Satin Gloves, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of the Faithful
This outfit was designed for me by Erinys. It represents Mu’sha, based on this text from the second of the Shu’halo creation myths:
The Earthmother, her heart heavy with her children’s plight, could not bear to watch them fall from grace. In her grief, she tore out her eyes and set them spinning across the endless, starry skies. An’she and Mu’sha, seeking to ease the other’s sorrow, could only chase each other’s faint glow across the sky. The twins still chase one another with every turning of the world.
At the time that Erinys designed this outfit, the Safeguard Gloves were the closest to all-white gloves that were available. I even farmed them up specifically so that I could later make this kit. In the interim, however, these bright white gloves became available.
This robe has always been difficult to find a good belt for because it really looks better without one. I think Erinys picked a great belt for her original design — but now that belts can be hidden, hiding the belt was definitely what this outfit wanted.

64) Dalaran Nurse

Replica Devout Mantle, Noble’s Robe, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Communal Stave
This robe, now a drop from the Stockades, was once a reward from a low-level Blood Elf Priest class quest. The “Dalaran Nurse’s Gown” sold by Angelique Butler looks like this robe, but it is not Transmogrifiable.

63) A Cleansing Fire

Mantle of the Cleansing Flame (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Sash of the Burning Heart, Embersilk Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Supplicant’s Discarded Bracer, Sorcerer Slippers, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Kyparitic Staff
Oh, hey, I found a use for these shoulders — the only piece from the Firelands Priest set that I actually like.

62) Heavenly & Venerable

Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Anacondra’s Robe, Nethershard Girdle, Regal Gloves, Permafrost Cape, August Celestials Tabard, Clear Crystal Rod*
The Twilight Mantle is a perfect color match for this robe, but that style is uncomfortably large on Tauren. Besides, wings are so much more awesome.

61) Pandaren Homespun

Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Cat Lover’s Vest, Belt of the Night Sky, Leggings of the Night Sky, Shadowmoon Grips, Footfalls of Memories, Epoch-Mender
These pants are similar to the Homespun Leggings, a quest reward from the Wandering Isle. These NPCs are wearing the robes from that outfit style, which I wish were obtainable in Transmogrification-friendly versions.

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