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

Some of the outfits in this collection are legitimate Transmogrification kits for a plate-wearing character. Others are RP-Clothes costumes intended to imitate the look of the blue-haired Kirin Tor-affiliated elves found in various locations. I’m not sure if these NPCs are actually supposed to be High Elves that have become blue-haired because of their exposure to arcane energy, or blue dragons in humanoid form. At any rate, the only way to achieve that appearance as a player character (prior to Shadowlands) is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight.

14) Sin’dorei Smasher

Heritage of the Sin’dorei (tunic version) with Hammer of the Penitent
Before Kandrista’s hair was blue, it was golden.

13) Long Bitter Night

Crown of Eternal Winter, Razorfin Shoulderguards, Battleplate of Ancient Kings (N), Swordhook Slingbelt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Magma Plated Handguards (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Chromatically Tempered Sword
Kandrista gets to wear this outfit because, at level 111, she can use the Razorfin Shoulderguards, whereas Kaumaleia, at level 104, cannot.
I dithered for some time between this sword and Hailstorm.

I ultimately chose the Chromatically Tempered Sword because felt like its black detailing pulled the ensemble as a whole together more nicely.

12) Winter’s Kiss

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Symbolic Pauldrons, Iceguard Breastplate, Royal Qiraji Belt, Iceguard Leggings, Warleader’s Gauntlets & Greaves, Sonic Spear
The flower crown takes this outfit concept to eleven.

11) Everlasting Loveliness

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Lovely Blue Dress, Iceguard Leggings, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Decalcified Elven Spear
As of Lunar Festival in 2020, the flower crowns can now be Mogged year-round, making this Love is in the Air outfit possible!

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This semester is still keeping me exhaustingly busy, though that’s not why I was so quiet for the first half of October. At General Conference at the beginning of October, President Nelson challenged the women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to take a 10-day fast from social media.
I’m kind of a social media hermit. Although I have a Facebook account, I haven’t logged into it for so long that I’ll probably have to jump through all sorts of ridiculous identity verification hoops the next time I do try to log in. I made a deliberate decision when Twitter debuted to not do it — I didn’t need another digital distraction in my life — and I have avoided other forms of social media — Snapchat, Pinterest, Instagram, etc — for the same reason. So this blog is pretty much the only social media thing I do — and I debated with myself for a bit if it even counted as the sort of social media President Nelson was talking about. But we indoctrinate our kids to “follow the prophet” — and have a rather earwormy children’s song with that phrase as the title and chorus — so I figured I’d better walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. So I took some time off from the blog. I also abstained from reading Blizzard Watch and Wowhead during those two weeks.
Unsurprisingly, I found that I was more focused and got more done at work when I wasn’t checking my blog Reader and Blizzard Watch and Wowhead for updates all the time — so I’ve continued to avoid doing that while I’m on campus.

Anyhow, It’s Hallow’s End, so let’s start off with my Death Knights’ traditional holiday shenanigans before showing off all the other new outfits I’ve accumulated over the past few weeks.

Unholy Rooksguard

Rooksguard Armor with The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, and Unholy Ebon Warsword
I initially thought the nubbly texture of the Legion plate leveling sets was kind of neat — until I looked closely, and then it became entirely too creepy. This coloration, which is obtained in Val’sharah, is perfect for a DK during Hallow’s End, though!

Pumpkin Head, Kraken Heart or Evil Pumpkin King VI

Hallowed Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Kraken Greaves, Yal’s Leafwrap Cloak, Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, third tint)
I wasn’t quite sure what weapons I was going to use for a Hallow’s End kit this year — and then when I looked at the “Legion Artifacts” options, it was instantaneously obvious that these flaming blades were exactly the weapons I needed.

Blue Dragon Princess


Recruit’s Robe*, everything else hidden (or taken off), Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
This RP-clothes outfit mimics the appearance of Stellagosa. The dress is the level 1 Draenei Mage robe; Kaelinda brought it home from her faction-change adventure just before Cataclysm. Sadly, that trick can no longer be done, because Mists made the level 1 starter clothes soulbound. The Astralaan Robe is the same style, though in white and purple instead of blue and purple, and the Anchorite’s Robes from the Aldor is similar colors, though a different Draenei style.

Shu’halo Raincaller


Mystical Pauldrons of Elements, Stormbreaker Chestguard, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Victory, Infection Resistant Legguards, Praetorian’s Tidecallers, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Sharas’dal (PvP, default tint)
This Tauren totem-themed appearance of the Restoration Artifact is one of my favorites, but I never expected to get it because it required PvP.
I collected Marks of Honor with the insta-WQ perk that about half of the classes had, though, and whenever the Bareback Brawl PvP World Quest rewarded Marks of Honor, I’d go do it. Apparently all of that accumulated enough Honor for my account to qualify for the PvP appearances of my Artifacts when the Battle for Azeroth PvP changes rolled out in Patch 8.0.

Bronze Val’kyr

Shoulderplates & Treads of the Chosen Dead, Bloodfist Breastplate & Legplates, Gleaming Celestial Waistguard, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, Lotrafen, Blazing Wings
A half-baked attempt to look like a Val’kyr. I initially thought to use the Glorious Breastplate, but when I tried that, I just couldn’t get the rest of the kit to work out at all. This chestpiece has a slightly better shape match to the Val’kyr metal bustier, anyway.
The effect is a little better on one of the more human-like races.

And yes, I put my Demon Hunter through the effort of getting this toy from the Darkmoon Faire many moons ago specifically for the purpose of using it in this kit.

Silver Hand Templar

Truesteel Battleplate (stage 3) with Windfire Legplates (LFR), Vicious Fur Cloak, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Gilded Warhammer
The pants the NPCs are wearing are more like a pants version of the robe skirt from the Siege of Orgrimmar set than the actual pants of that set.

Carmine Dashing Scoundrel

Fierce Gladiator’s Leather Armor with The Dreadblades (upgraded, default tint)
This set has so many fabulous little details — and the hat was a Must Have!

Occultist of the Green Flame

Bloodstained Surgeon’s Shoulderguards, Robe of the Thousand Needles, Cord of the Patronizing Practicioner, Nemesis Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Shimmershell Cape, Scepter of Sargeras (default, original tint)
Those pathetic Cult of the Green Flame idiots have decent fashion sense, at least. I discovered the handsome combination of these ICC Priest tier lookalike items and the tunic version of this robe myself several years ago — but it’s taken seeing it in-game on these NPCs for me to finally get around to wearing it.

Void Researcher




Replica Sorcerer’s Robes Belt & Boots with Buoyant Shoulderpads, Gandling’s Gloves, and Staff of Haunted Memory
These shoulders from a leveling set introduced in Cataclysm are just perfect with the Sorcerer’s Robes.

Cold is the Void

Replica Deathmist Mantle Robe & Bracers with Replica Virtuous Belt, Royal Gloves, Conspirator’s Slippers, and Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
Blue Warlock clothes for a chilly Alliance Warlock.

In the Shadows of the Shadows

Replica Darkmantle Armor with Wicked Leather Headband and Vibro Knife
I’d thought about getting this set for my Demon Hunter — and indeed I have seen it on other Demon Hunters — but it wasn’t until I made a Void Elf Rogue that I had to have it to Mog over her heirlooms.
Kyrieana is a double agent — though she now appears to be working for the Alliance, her true loyalty remains with Silvermoon. On assignment from the Regent-Lord’s intelligence corps, she infiltrated Magister Umbric’s group. Her reports contributed to Regent-Lord Theron’s judgment that their research into the Void was too dangerous. She remained with the group after they were banished from Silvermoon to continue monitoring their activites; thus, she found herself trapped with all the others when the Incident occurred at the Telogrus Rift. When Alleria at last allowed her to leave Telogrus, Kyrieana made her way to the Ghostlands as quickly as she could and pledged renewed loyalty to Silvermoon, and her intention to keep reporting the activities of the ren’dorei to the Regent Lord, to Halduron Brightwing.

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

Some of the outfits in this collection are legitimate Transmogrification kits for a plate-wearing character. Others are RP-Clothes costumes intended to imitate the look of the blue-haired Kirin Tor-affiliated elves found in various locations. I’m not sure if these NPCs are actually supposed to be High Elves that have become blue-haired because of their exposure to arcane energy, or blue dragons in humanoid form. At any rate, the only way to achieve that appearance as a player character (prior to Shadowlands) is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight.

10) Edelweiss

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Mooncloth Robe, Warm Blue Woolen Socks, Decalcified Elven Spear
I can’t claim any originality for this outfit; it’s in a Blizzard Watch header image that the writers often use when discussing holiday item Transmogrification. Nevertheless, I’d been wanting to make it when Lunar Festival rolled around again, and it occurred to me that it would look even more stunning with blue hair. The original outfit uses the Staff of Divine Infusion, but DKs can’t use staves.

9) Magesmith

Light Magesmith Robe*, Vindicator Boots, Decalcified Elven Spear
It occurred to me that Kandrista could also play the role of a blonde pseudo-High Elf.
This is a pure RP-Clothes outfit. This non-Moggable recolor of the White Linen Robe style was a rare drop from the Frostmane Trolls in pre-Cataclysm Dun Morogh. Kaelinda collected it during her Alliance adventures.

8) Ulduar Strike Force

Mana-Sphere Shoulderguards, Robe of the Great Dark Beyond, Windroc Greaves, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Rimefang’s Claw
No belt is needed because the belt design is part of the robe.
This is the last of the Blue-Haired High Elf NPCs I wanted to imitate with my Blue-Haired Blood Elf Death Knight. I’m not quite sure what Kandrista will do after this. Revisit some of my favorite blue kits from the Underpowered Death Knight’s wardrobe, perhaps?

7) Dalaran Quel’dorei

Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Lesser Wizard’s Robe, Serenity Belt, Windroc Greaves, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Decalcified Elven Spear
This RP-Clothes set is the same as the “Dalaran Wizard” outfit I’ve made previously for my Mages.

6) Kirin Tor Conjurer


Pauldrons of Arcane Rage, Robes of the Augurer, Manaspark Gloves, Misshapen Boots, Decalcified Elven Spear
This kit was originally inspired by Conjurer Awlyn and her associates (the NPCs who summoned the Insta-WQ item for the Mage Order Hall in Legion). The Kirin Tor Emissary who now appears in the new Orgrimmar portal room shares Awlyn’s appearance.
This polearm has the same model as a set of staves, which makes it perfect for a DK pretending to be a Mage.

5) 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 was feeling like I might have drawn the well of inspiration for Love is in the Air kits featuring the Bloodscale Belt dry, but Kandrista insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. 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.

4) Frozen Heart

Crown of Eternal Winter, Night Commander’s Pauldrons, Chestplate of the Great Aspects, Shieldguard Girdle, Bone-Inlaid Legguards, Flash Freeze Gauntlets (N), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), White Linen Shirt, Fang of the Leviathan
It was significantly cheaper to use a white shirt than to use the Barbershop to change Kandrista’s skin tone from the palest pink available to a normal Blood Elf to one of the deathly blue-white or blue-gray tones available only to Death Knight Blood Elves.

3) Crystalline

Pauldrons of the High Requiem, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Rainbow Girdle, Gauntlets of Annihilation, Boots of Courage Unending, Life and Death
This outfit would also look magnificent on a Night Elf, Nightborne, or Void Elf Warrior.
Kandrista shakes her head at me as if to say, “you don’t need any of these other elves as Warriors, silly, you have me.”

2) Blue Dragon Princess



Recruit’s Robe*, everything else hidden (or taken off), Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
This RP-clothes outfit mimics the appearance of Stellagosa. The dress is the level 1 Draenei Mage robe; Kaelinda brought it home from her faction-change adventure just before Cataclysm. Sadly, that trick can no longer be done, because Mists made the level 1 starter clothes soulbound. The Astralaan Robe is the same style, though in white and purple instead of blue and purple, and the Anchorite’s Robes from the Aldor is similar colors, though a different Draenei style.

1) Purple Plate Robe

Imperial Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of Many Graces, Girdle of the Righteous Path, Cassock of the Loyal, Jouster’s Gauntlets, Waterwalker Greatboots (LFR), Gale-Proof Cloak, Warmongering Combatant’s Mageblade
I know, I know, Purple Judgment is so cliche for a Death Knight. She’s not wearing it because she’s trying to be a Dark Paladin or somesuch nonsense, though. She’s wearing it because it’s a purple robe and she’s trying to be a Mage or somesuch nonsense 😉 The blue accessories help with that, don’t they?

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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.

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


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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.

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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…

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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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this kit from 2019 is romantic in a Miss Havisham sort of way

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.

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The Lunar Festival in 2020 brought a questchain allowing the flower crowns to be Transmogrified year-round!
Some of these outfits are more “romantic” than others — but it could be argued that a flower crown makes any outfit that it decorates “romantic”.

Blood Moon

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Vest of Flowing Water, Feral Cord, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Rapscallion Boots, Talon Guard Staff
It must be the gloomy influences of Nazmir, Drustvar, and Darkshore that made Kerisa want to go dark for her Lunar Festival outfit this year.

Everlasting Efflorescence


Crown of Boundless Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Chestpiece of Malorne, Vine Waistband, Clefthoof Hide Leggings, Forest Leather Gloves, Forestlord Striders, Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak, Staff of the Verdant Circle
There were several different items that I wanted to be in this kit — the flower crown, the leafy shoulders, the staff, the kilt. Sometimes I have an idea for a group of items to put in an outfit and just can’t get it to work, so I was glad that I was able to find other pieces that pulled this outfit together quite nicely.

Eversong

Crown of Infinite Prosperity, Robes of the Battleguard, Buccaneer’s Pants, Kavan’s Forsaken Treads, Phoenix-Wing Cloak, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Rod of the Blazing Light
This kit for Kaelydia owes a great debt of inspiration to Syrco’s “Macedonia” outfit.

Edelweiss

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Mooncloth Robe, Warm Blue Woolen Socks, Decalcified Elven Spear
I can’t claim any originality for this outfit; it’s in a Blizzard Watch header image that the writers often use when discussing holiday item Transmogrification. Nevertheless, I’d been wanting to make it when Lunar Festival rolled around again, and it occurred to me that it would look even more stunning with blue hair. The original outfit uses the Staff of Divine Infusion, but DKs can’t use staves.

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As my current primary banker, it fell to the Underpowered Death Knight to attend the Auction House dance party. She took all of her favorite party clothes and changed outfits at intervals throughout the day.

Things started out a little slow.

Sometimes the dance floor was definitely the safest place to be.

It was fun to be the only Tauren in the house while I was wearing this outfit!


That white leaf version of the Cenarion Spaulders on the Blood Elf in the background comes from the Ravenbear Disguise — a toy I have, but have never actually tried. Now that I know what it does, my Druid will want to use it to augment a Transmogrification kit someday. She has coveted those shoulders ever since she first met with Morthis Whisperwing for the Swift Flight Form quest chain.

I saw fewer bunny ears than I might have expected.

The Underpowered Death Knight looks pretty drunk in this selfie — rather appropriate for her costume of the moment!

Although Mystery Kegs and other forms of brew abounded, however, she hadn’t actually partaken.

Then this happened.

So I popped my Jewel of Hellfire, too…

…which scared away all the other Tauren at the party.

Why does the female fel Eredar face have the same kinds of seams in it as the Titan Computer Console faces in the Tribunal of the Ages?


reference image from Wowhead

Someone put down a Moonfeather Statue
It was a MOONKIN MASH!
It was an OWLBEAR SMASH!




I saw several people wearing the new Winter Veil suits, but I think I might have been the only Gaudy Sweater in the crowd.

I loved seeing these two low-level characters catching the spirit of the fun and hanging around at the party for awhile.

I considered wearing this hat with a Tuxedo, but this is so much more stylish and eye-catching, dontcha think?

Despite this event triggering whenever you entered the Auction House from far enough outside —



— people were continually complaining about the absence of the auctioneers and wondering where they were supposed to go. More than once, I spoke up reminding the poor confused people that Orgrimmar also has auctioneers in Goblintown, Trolltown, Taurentown, and the Valley of Honor.

An Alliance raid paid us a call, but they couldn’t stop the funk.

Rainbow Generators were very popular all day long, but this is the most I think I ever saw going at once — and certainly the prettiest formation!

Somehow it wasn’t surprising that the most populous race for the race calls always seemed to be the Sin’dorei. Fortunately, they are so tiny (compared to the Shu’halo) that a lot more of them can comfortably fit on the stage.

Tauren have the most fun, though!

A sweet end to the day!

A very serendipitous selfie snap that I couldn’t replicate if I tried! Though I had been dancing next to that handsome fellow in the guard costume deliberately 😛

Previously: the Underpowered Death Knight and the Doomsayers

Next: the Underpowered Death Knight and the Doomsayers’ return

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I’ve updated the image links in my posts about the earlier Volunteer Guard Day and Spring Balloon Festival micro-holidays.

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Yesterday’s Emissary quest was Suramar. When Kaelinda turned it in and opened the box, this fell out:

It’s even a class and spec-specific item, not just a generic all-around utility item!

That’s my third Legion Legendary item (as player, not character), and so far, I’ve gotten all three of them from Suramar Emissary caches.

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Lookie what’s coming in Patch 7.3! Squeeeeee!!!!!


Preview images & info from Wowhead

I have wanted a flower circlet headpiece for a long time. I wonder how we’ll get them? I hope it’s not something ridiculously complicated like the pink hippogryph and all that other secret stuff in Legion so far. They’d be appropriate for a holiday such as Love is in the Air or Noblegarden, but I’d like to be able to Mog with them year-round, so I hope they’re not associated with one of those holidays. Maybe the Darkmoon Faire? That would be a good venue for this sort of thing to be a new reward.

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Between administrating the GBNEH3, collecting 20 eggs a day with each of sixteen alts (in the first half of the week, dropping off to just seven by the end of the week), and Mog Madness, I didn’t manage to do anything fashion-related during Noblegarden itself this year. So I’m doing it now, a bit belatedly — but before Children’s Week, at least!

Because the Spring Circlets themselves cannot be used as transmogrification templates, these outfits are not Transmogrification-friendly — they are purely for RP use.

(White) Spring Circlet


Aurora Robe, Aurora tunic & trousers, extras are Formal White Shirt & Feline Mantle & some Darkshore quest rewards


Spring Robes with Formal White Shirt + Magician’s Mantle + Aurora or Serenity Belt, Gossamer Robe & Shoulders


Mooncloth Robe with Formal White or Pink Mageweave Shirt


Astralaan Robe, White Traditional Hanbok


White Wedding Dress, Elegant Dress

Black Spring Circlet


Tuxedo (with or without jacket)


Black Festival Suit, Pilgrim’s Attire


Shadow Council tunic & trousers + Silver-Thread Sash + Bandit Boots + Antique Cufflinks, Master’s Vest & Belt + White Swashbuckler’s Shirt + Astralaan Pants + Buccaneer’s Boots


Runecloth Robe, Black Velvet Robe + Belt of Arugal, Robe of Arugal


White Woolen Dress, Simple Black Dress (both shown with Pink Mageweave Shirt)


Red Traditional Hanbok, Formal Dangui


Lovely Black Dress + Pink Mageweave Shirt, Vestments of the Shifting Sands + Master Builder’s Shirt + Darkweave Breeches, Elegant Dress


Black Mageweave Vest + Tux pants + Pink Mageweave Shirt + Silver-Thread Gloves & Boots, Dusky Leather Armor + Scouting Pants & Belt & Boots + Bandit Gloves

Pink Spring Circlet


Elegant Dress + Cerulean Filigreed Doublet + Feline Mantle, Blue Overalls + Pink Mageweave Shirt + Rusty Pitchfork


White Traditional Hanbok, Seer’s Robe, Fur Covered Robe


Pink Festival Dress + Dreadwing Skin Belt or Buccaneer’s Belt


Barbaric Cloth Robe + Pink Mageweave Shirt, Robes of the Exalted + Pink Mageweave Shirt + Arachnidian Bracers + Sage’s Boots, Robes of the Guardian Saint with same accessories, Teal Festival Suit


Lovely Blue Dress + Pink Mageweave Shirt; maybe we’ll get the Kezan partygoer’s Blue Bunny circlet in another few years?

I would really love to have a light pink version of the Councillor’s Sash to wear with the Spring Circlets!

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I didn’t really dig the three pink tallstriders thing during Love is in the Air. Or, at any rate, I didn’t dig it enough to want to compete for Lovely Charms as a level 82 character against raid-geared level 85 characters on a PvP server (I didn’t even do my Argent Tournament dailies during that holiday, because my quest mobs were too popular of a charm-farming spot), nor did I dig it enough to want to stalk and tame Mazzranache.

But the idea of three differently colored tallstriders, that I rather liked. So Ketura stayed at the Argent Tournament until she could get the Mulgore Hatchling, as well as her Darkspear Raptor mounts. She’d already gone out and tamed a Lost Torranche to mimic a level 1 Tauren Hunter’s pet (she herself began adventuring long before Hunters got pets at level 1). During Noblegarden, she collected 100 chocolates every day, starting on Monday, and got her Springstrider on Friday. Together, they are quite a Noblegarden-ish flock of birds indeed!

Interlaced Cowl (grey-quality cloth), Bog Epaulets, Turtle Scale Breastplate, Lord’s Girdle, Turtle Scale Leggings, Turtle Scale Gloves, Netherstorm Greaves, Stargazer Cloak (no longer obtainable in-game), Pink Mageweave Shirt, Emerald Ripper

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I was anxious to finish doing Lunar Festival stuff this week because next week there is a triple holiday threat of Lunar Festival + Love is In the Air + Darkmoon Faire. I intend to focus on the Darkmoon Faire and ignore Love is In the Air until the second week of that holiday.

It would be easier at this point to list the characters I haven’t collected Coins of Ancestry with than those I have.
First all the new-since-last-year alts wanted their 5 coins for their one piece of party clothes.
Then all my Mages reminded me that when I’d only gotten them one piece of Lunar Finery last year, I’d promised them that I’d get them a second piece (of whichever type they didn’t get last year) this year.
Then KatelyraKeriluna wanted as many coins as she could easily collect, to bank toward a Lantern next year.
Then I decided I ought to get a Lantern on at least one toon, and so off Kaelinda went.


Pink Festival Dress, Orchid Amice, Hood of the Arcane Path, Kimbra Boots. The Kimbra Boots were a quest reward from old Loch Modan that Kay picked up last year during her jaunt on the Alliance side, and are no longer available in game. I am not sure if the Orchid Amice is still available, either.

Then Kelisanna also wanted as many coins as she could easily collect, just for the XP. I need to take that girl to LFD sometime so that I actually learn how to use all her Rogue abilities.
Then I couldn’t resist the lure of relatively painless guild XP, and collected all the coins I could easily get with each and every one of my Tauren alts in my banking guild. Collecting coins with level 81 Ketura and level 85 Kregga really piled on the guild XP — between the two of them, they generated 11% of the daily guild XP cap and 5% of the overall XP needed to get to guild level 2 — the most guild XP I’ve gotten in one day for a long time! And that was just getting the coins that were easy.


Elder Rumblerock at Dreadmaul Rock in the Burning Steppes (or is it the Searing Gorge? I never can keep those two zones straight) has a different saying than any of the other Elders. It’s always striking to me because of how philosophical it is, and how sad, in a sic transit gloria mundi sort of way

I skipped the coins in Alliance starting zones & capital cities, I skipped Astranaar because NPCs are too close to the Elder and my reflexes aren’t fast enough to complete the quest before the spawned Sentinel one-shots me (I’m sure Alliance characters have the same trouble with the Crossroads and Vendetta Point), I skipped all the dungeon coins except Zul’Farrak because that one is really easy to get to.


Kregga visits Elder Grimtotem and wonders if he approves of the tribe’s current activities

Because they could, both Ketura and Kregga bought Festival Lanterns. Ketura gave hers to Kaiuna, and Kregga used the Booty Bay AH to exchange her Festival Lantern for a Lunar Lantern, which she then gave to Kerisa.


It seemed to me that my Druids would be the Tauren toons most likely to want Lunar Festival Lanterns.

Needless to say, I have spent a LOT of time in flight, either on flight paths or on a flying mount, over the past couple of weeks. My system has this annoying behavior where if I am alt-tabbed during a loading screen or when a flight path lands, I get disconnected. Because I can’t alt-tab while I’m on flight paths, I had to find something not-on-the-computer to do while I was waiting. Luckily, I had a project already to hand. One of my sisters gave me a pillowcase embroidery kit for Christmas. I’d already finished the first of the pair, but I still had the second to do. After I finished the second pillowcase, I occupied myself with sewing the wings for another stuffed toy whelpling. Embroidery/hand-sewing and lots of time in flight go very well together!

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For more, and better, and Moggable Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater outfits, with image links that aren’t broken, go HERE!


Black Pants: Tuxedo Pants, Godfrey’s Britches, Scouting Trousers


“Denim”: Simple Kilt, Royal/Abjurer’s pants, Alliance Apprentice’s pants, Regal pants


White Pants: Astralaan pants, Aurora pants, Shimmering Trousers (green stripe), X-52 Pilot’s Leggings (red stripe)


Red Pants: Buccaneer’s/Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Colorful Kilt, Draenei Recruit’s Pants, Bard’s trousers, Battered Leather Pants, Ghostclaw Leggings, Hyperion Greaves, Sun Cured Leather pants, Imperial Red pants


Green Pants: Greenblood/Greenkeeper’s Pantaloons, Draenei Scout’s pants, Greenweave trousers, Giant-Friend Kilt, Elunarian Sarong, Green Iron pants, Willow Pants, Overcast pants


Other Pants: Burnished Leggings, Twill pants, Human Recruit’s pants

Hats: Green Winter Hat, Red Winter Hat, Lord Walden’s Top Hat, Crimson Felt Hat, Red Pointy Hat, Watcher’s Cap, Green Brewfest Hat, Whitemane’s Chapeau, Gossamer Headpiece, Keeshan’s Bandana/Red Mageweave Headband, Crown of the Fire Festival

Boots: Winter Boots, Dress Shoes, Pilgrim Boots, Brewfest Boots, Brewfest Slippers, Buccaneer’s Boots, Shimmering/Ivycloth Boots, Goblin Rocket Boots, Bard’s Boots, Ikeyen’s Boots, Emerald Boots, Disciple’s Boots, Journeyman Boots, Knitted Sandals, “moonboot” style Northrend & Cataclysm epics

Belts: Captain Sander’s/Apothecary Sash, Shimmering Sash, Tribal/Burnt Leather Belt, Bard’s Belt, Arcane Sash, Councillor’s Sash, Ornate Girdle, Gilnean Recruit’s Belt, Ruffian Belt, Copper Chain Belt, Emerald Girdle, Thorium/Commander’s Girdle, Glimmering Mail Girdle, Bloodforged Girdle, Disciple’s Belt, Journeyman Belt, Knitted Belt

A very happy Winter Veil to everyone from Kamalia and all the alts!

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I’ve been quite delighted by the Faire so far. It’s been fun to see different fan-favorite NPCs walking along the fairway — so far, I’ve seen the Wildhammer Fact Checker, Ol’ Emma, Nat Pagle, and Cro Threadstrong & Damari. I love how the animals in the petting zoo change from time to time — and the funniest thing about the petting zoo is the “VIP Tours Start Here” pen. I saw Corki there first, then later I’ve seen Oracles, Frenzyheart, and Arakkoa. These two new permanent Faire NPCs, though, are my very favorite of all the NPCs I’ve seen on the fairway:

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As usual, I looked at the various NPCs and immediately started thinking about how to match their appearances.

The Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mages in the capital cities are wearing the Disciple’s Robe and Watcher’s Cap.

Kalaneia is also wearing the Talbar Mantle, which was awarded from a quest that is now obsolete. The NPC belt doesn’t appear to be available to players, but the Hibernal Belt would be an adequate substitute.

This outfit is sort of a cross between the Darkmoon Carnie and the Fire Eater. It consists of the Councillor’s Circlet, Willow Vest, Disciple’s Belt, Councillor’s Pants, Heavy Weave Gloves, and Ikeyen’s Boots.

The Carnie is wearing the Pioneer Gloves, and her belt is not available to players. The Fire Eater is wearing the Heavy Weave Pants, and Fire Eaters of races that wear shoes are using Dress Shoes. Get a Farmer’s Broom to be a Carnie, or spend some JPs on the Tears of Heaven to be a Fire Eater.

The Fire Juggler’s outfit is almost entirely unobtainable, but the Phoenix Pants & Gloves worn by Maxima Blastenheimer and Rinling are crafted by tailors. The other pieces in Kalaneia’s outfit are the Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Captain Sander’s Sash/Apothecary’s Sash, and level 1 Blood Elf Warrior boots.

To dual wield torches, you’ll want an Excavator’s Brand for your main hand and either Grayson’s Torch or the Mistyreed Torch for your off hand.
Clothies can choose the Spellstrike Pants and others can use the Sun Cured Leather Pants for a slightly closer match to the Fire Juggler. For leather wearers and up, the Blacksting Gloves from a Zangarmarsh quest are another stylish option for the hands. I’m not sure, however, if those boots are available to players in any form.

Jessica Rogers at the Ring Toss booth is wearing the Leggings of the Seventh Circle.

Shown here with the Rich Purple Silk Shirt and Disciple’s Belt; I like the Padded Boots for races who wear shoes.

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If you want to look like you “belong” at the Faire without specifically being a carnie, there are several mostly green or mostly purple sets — too many to show. So let’s start with these sets that use both purple and green (or yellow).

Hibernal, Elder’s/Darkmist, Highborne, Embrace of the Viper

I found the Elder’s Padded Armor for Kelilla, then looked for coordinating items that she already had, and came up with this:

Elder’s Padded Armor, Green Holiday Shirt, Cross Stitched Belt, Shimmering pants & boots

I used the Highborne Padded Armor for one of Kregga’s Faire ensembles.

Left: Highborne Padded Armor, Mystic Sarong, Revenant Girdle, Twilight Cultist Hood, Highborne Star (off-hand frill)
This outfit, designed to look like a Grimtotem Geomancer, makes a good mystical fortuneteller, too!
Right: Purple Turban, Green Linen Shirt, Violet Scale Tunic, Netherstalker Gloves Pants & Boots, High Councillor’s Sash, Blade of the Wretched
I originally made this mail set for Noblegarden, but I soon realized that it was really far more appropriate for the Darkmoon Faire.
The Violet Scale Tunic was awarded from an obsolete quest in the Barrens. To make this outfit in the post-Shattering world, use the Netherstalker chestpiece with the Netherstalker pants, or use the Thick Murloc Armor with the Dreamsinger Legguards.

Ever since I first saw the Vindicator Pants, I couldn’t resist the idea of using them in a clown suit to wear to the Darkmoon Faire.

#1 The Vindicator Pants & Tunic together look like some kind of space opera jumpsuit. Adding a Tuxedo Shirt and Dress Shoes makes the appearance more clown-like.
#2 Green Winter Hat, Green Lumberjack Shirt, Shimmering Bracers, Darkmoon Vest, High Councillor’s Sash, Vindicator Boots
#3 White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Green Woolen Vest, Councillor’s Sash, Padded Boots
#4 Bright Yellow Shirt, Pilgrim’s Boots
#5 Hibernal Vest, Bold Yellow Shirt, Eldr’naan Belt, Shimmering Gloves

In addition to the Watcher’s Cap, Councillor’s Circlet, and Purple Turban shown previously, these hats will lend a more exotic flair to your Faire outfit.

Elder’s Hat, Eldr’naan Hood, Venomshroud Mask, Veil of the Silent Listener

Head on over to Kirina’s Darkmoon Faire article for some great ideas for casual carnival-goer clothes that aren’t cued off of the purple & green colors of the Faire itself.

See you at the Faire!

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