Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Worst-Dressed Warlock

Here were the contest details:

Spellbound’s Worst Warlock Outfit Contest

Warlocks are evil creatures who dabble with the fel magics that most other people stay away from. Obviously this means we have a certain… image.. to uphold. It’s why our tier sets have huge spikes and skulls, and other awesome looking things. A Warlock should look good.
So let’s turn it around. Let’s find the worst possible Warlock outfit available in the game. Something that would make other Warlocks shun you and not let you near them. Something that would make your demon take one look at you and return back to the Twisting Nether laughing all the way.
Rules: Anyone can join in the fun. The outfit doesn’t have to be possible to transmogrify – use your imagination! – but it has to be things that a Warlock can actually wear/use (ie. cloth/daggers etc.)
Submission Date: The cut-off date for submissions will be 25 April, and winners will be announced by the following weekend.

Ok, so I was late and I missed the deadline of April 25th. :( But I really wanted to participate, so I put my outfit together, "knitted" all the stuff, scouted out a location, and this is what I got:

Maybe I can Polymorph this moth into a handbag...


Although the rules stated it didn't need to be transmogable, I did want to put something together that could be, so it would feel more complete. Just the fact of bypassing a shoulder piece makes an outfit seem more casual and less sinister. Ultimately, I like the "I want to look like a sinister warlock" feel to the outfit, yet, the pants and boots make it look more like a melee class as opposed to a casting class, and the little bag of tricks combined with the jerkin says "amateur circus magician" to me.

Featured above: Felheart Horns, Nemesis Spaulders, Eldr'naan Jerkin, White Swashbuckler's Shirt, Nemesis Gloves, Wisdom of the Timbermaw, Shadoweave Pants, Shadoweave Boots, Fang of Venoxis, Khadgar's Knapsack, Wand of the Archlich.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mellow Autumn Ensemble

Anoukisse loves the dark, smoky ambiance of the mages' library in the deeps of Orgrimmar. She can often be found there, perusing the dusty shelves.

For this set, any book will do, of course--it depends on what you have on hand, if you have a color preference, or simply how much bank space you have. Incidentally, the Dungeoneering Guide is an epic off-hand crafted by Scribes, and it is excellent for level 85 spell casters.

Zookeeper's Guide to Polymorph by Shea Piumaman

Featured above: Woven Vest, Formal White Shirt, Knitted Belt (a classic), Simple Kilt, Acolyte's Shoes, Dungeoneering Guide.

There will be a new post on neutral books in the Gowns and Accessories "Label" by next week!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

By a Cozy Fire

Another stunning green set that I love, suits the winter season perfectly, though it's more of an indoors outfit. Almost each piece is a bright gem in the dull jewelry box that is Wrath of the Lich King (as far as gear goes, anyway). The “Christmas-y” green-and-gold on the shirt might also inspire you to wear it during Winterveil.

"Enchanted Wine Glasses Never Spill"

Featured above: Green Martial Shirt, Councillor's Sash, Wandering Healer's Kilt, Dress Shoes, Red Wine Glass.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tribal Priestess

If Zul'Farrak was ever good for anything it was this little gem: Bad Mojo Mask. At the time, it was an excellent upgrade for Anou, and I wore it and displayed it proudly. When came the time to replace it with something better, I just couldn't vendor it. Back then I wasn't into costumes and WoW Fashion but I knew that someday I would be glad to still have (and wear) it.

A very, very old screenshot of Anou and Thoglos. Circa May 2008.

Recently, as I sifted through the tons of clothing in my bank, I ctrl-clicked and had an inspiration: The Voodoo Priestess. She is just pure enough yet just scary enough. I held onto the robes because they were soulbound but didn't really know what to do with them. This seemed perfect. The weapons were spur of the moment decisions that can--should?--easily be replaced. A torch would be the perfect thing to be holding in these pictures.

Featured above: Bad Mojo Mask, Spring Robes, White Swashbuckler's Shirt, High Councillor's Sash, Knitted Sandals, Dragonfang Blade, Basilisk Bone.

P.S. The robe in the topmost screenshot is so pretty, I am going to try getting it back!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Harbor Grill

Anou was invited out by a couple of friends, they met up at the Harbor Grill for drinks, so casual was key. This is another daily outfit, something I'd say can be worn in autumn, mostly because of the coloring. It's a mix of a couple of outfits, and all the pieces are being re-used to make a new outfit, thus saving precious bag space!

If you look closely, I changed her belt for the second photo, to show a different option. For the cooler weather, I like to wear this with Felheart Slippers, a warlock-specific tier piece.

Featured above: Sylvan Vest, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Knitted Belt (top)/High Councillor's Sash (bottom), Mistscape Pants, Knitted Sandals.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Go Team GO!

These next screen shots are pretty self explanatory. However, let me sum-up. Anou has gone to see the Silvermoon Sunflames play a game of <insert creative Blood Elf sport name here>, and has dressed to support her team. The pants were a quest reward but can easily be replaced by Royal Trousers or Suppository Preventors (which are also a quest reward) if you already have those.

"Yoohoo! I'm over here! Look, I got us great seats!"

"That had to hurt."

Dual-Wielding Pom-Poms

Featured above: Authentic Jr. Engineer Goggles, Silvermoon Doublet, Knitted Belt, Inconspicuous Pantaloons, Knitted Sandals, Spring Flowers, Bouquet of Orange Marigolds.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Colorful Kilt

Now, here is an item that presents a challenge: The Colorful Kilt. It looks like it belongs in a circus--or more specifically, on top of one. I've seen many people dress it up or dress it down, and can't say I was in any way convinced that Anou needed to have one in her already packed wardrobe. However, trying to put an outfit together around a belt I found on the Auction House, I found a place for it. (At least temporarily.)

Waiting for Dagrin

Featured above: Crimson Felt Hat, Black Mageweave Vest, Undercity Doublet, Ritual Belt, Colorful Kilt, Recruit's Boots, and Sulfur Stave.

"Dagrin, hurry up already!"

Featured above: Same outfit, accessories removed.

What I like about this outfit, is that the blacks and browns are all in the same hues, and they tend to lean toward the pinkish/redish/purples in the kilt. The Undercity Doublet adds matching sleeves to the vest, but you could as soon leave the arms bare. Basically, I find it pimpin' as a whole. (No pun intended.)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Walk

Going out for a walk in spring can be tricky. Will it be warm? Will it be cool? What's the air like...? Here's an outfit that can pull double-duty in spring or fall. I like that the chest piece is a neutral enough color to be able to switch the shirt beneath to better match the pants you choose. Or, you can wear no shirt at all underneath, for an airier look in warmer climates. Personally, I like to go with the denim look.

I would have liked to find a pair of "jeans" that reached Anou's ankles, but so far I have only found carpi-like pants, although these are longer than the Royal Trousers, for example. Also, those sandals are always in my bags and very handy, but I'm still looking for a decent shoe or boot to go with this outfit.

Visiting the Neighbor

Featured above: Thread-Bare Hat, Crochet Vest, Formal White Shirt, Sodden Cloth Belt, Mistcape Pants, Knitted Sandals.

You may wonder why I chose so many grey-quality items for my outfits. It's simple. They are never soulbound. So when I am tired of wearing this get-up, I mail it over to my "bank 'toon" to pack away for another day! Furthermore, I don't think day-to-day clothes like the items featured above can truly be believable when off to do battle, so there's no need for the individual items to be "transmogrifiable".

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shadows and Darkness

This was the very first outfit I put together for transmogrification. It's sinister and smoky, perfect for a warlock, though maybe more for an affliction one as opposed to a destruction warlock. I like how the shoulders give off a smoky flame and the dark, purple colors of the outfit make me think of shadows and darkness.

The belt is a class-specific item available to mages, priests and warlocks. However, I have found that High Councillor's Sash has the same tones of purple, so it could work, although it's not as "angular" as the rest of the outfit, so I was glad to have this option. Also, Boots of the Malefic are also warlock-specific (and a pain to farm for), so you might just want to swap them out for Buccaneer's Boots which have the correct grey tone to them (not to mention you save a bank slot).

Featured above: Guldan's Shoulderpads of Triumph, Hallowed Garments, Handguards of Defiled Worlds, Ruthless Gladiator's Cord of Cruelty, Boots of the Malefic, Knife of Incision, Tome of Shadow Force.

Here is the same outfit, but with one of my favorite staffs: Abracadaver. I feel that the "spikiness" of the staff matches the shoulders perfectly. These two items both came out at the same time, so I imagine they were meant to match a bit.

Lastly, when I was using this outfit for T-mog, I also had Cape of the Black Baron equipped and displayed. It matches the shoulders perfectly and has a reddish-brownish-darkish color that fit as a cloak. Seeing as how the item is easy to farm, and I needed bank space, I sold it quite awhile back without realizing I didn't have any screenshots of it.

Pretty Corpse

Well, apparently I had one, except it kind of hurts my reputation as being a successful warlock. /cough

Update Aug. 21st, 2012: I just remembered what cloak Anou was wearing in this shot: Cape of the Black Baron.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fall Threads

This picture was taken South-East of Undercity, across the lake leading into Hillsbrad Foothills. You probably can't tell from this picture but Pagan Shoes are perfect for autumn and winter scenes because, though they are cloth, they have fuzzy/furry-looking upper parts. (Also, the pants are an exact replica of Scarecrow Trousers if you'd rather not be using a "poor" or "common" item.)

Charlie's Angel

Featured above: Gossamer Tunic, Brown Linen Shirt, Gossamer Gloves, Knitted Belt, Dilapidated Cloth Pants, Pagan Shoes.

Cool Winter Covering

When the North Wind blows, and the land shimmers beneath a fluffy white blanket, characters all over the land bundle up to keep the kiss of frost at bay. (I wish Blizzard would introduce new cloaks and hoods, something more realistic than the super-hero cape. A wider hood, a cloak that drapes over the shoulders, something like that would be fantastic!)

The gloves shown below are a quest reward by the way, but don't fret! Your friendly neighborhood tailor can craft you some Black Mageweave Gloves that look exactly the same. The shirt? Yeah, not so much. You get one chance at this shirt in Dustwallow Marsh: Cleansing Witch Hill. The pants are a grey-quality copy of Seer's Pants, which means your bank 'toon can hold them for you.

Where'd that imp get to again?

Featured above: Mordant's Travel Tunic, Uvuros Hide Gloves, Brocade Belt, Frost-Rimed Pants, Pagan Shoes, Lantern of Enchanted Flame.

Love and Warcraft

Some gowns are beautiful, some gowns are fine. Some gowns are simple and can be worn on many occasions. But some gowns have just that extra pleat, button or other fancy detail that sets them aside in a whole different category.

These are the gowns that WoW role-players love the most for in-game weddings, engagements, ceremonies and other formal events. These gowns are on my "special" list, and paired right, can give off the perfect vibe of romance. Some people wear them as transmogrified battle gear, others wear them as every day "pretty dresses", but I think they are a class apart.

This is one of those gowns.

The Aisle

The Alter

Featured above: Robes of the Exalted, Spring Flowers.
Cameo Appearance: Darger (Remember the massive shoulders and perma-frown? He's so awesome he dressed up and came to pose for screen shots!!) is sporting Tuxedo Jacket, Antique Silver Cufflinks, Tuxedo Pants, Dress Shoes, Diamond-Tipped Cane.

Now, same dress, different flowers, and some interesting bracers. But ultimately, the effect is the same. (Although I don't recommend these bracers and gown as a match--I'd actually forgotten to remove them for the screenshot--there's something about them that makes me not dislike the combination.) Also, this turquoise color is my favorite, but this gown comes in various hues, namely a gold-colored one that I also love but don't have (yet).

The Rehearsal

Featured above: Robes of the Exalted, Chronoboost Bracers, Knitted Sandals, Bouquet of Orange Marigolds.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Specter

Yes, this is the Elegant Dress from the Noble Garden World event. No, I don't like it very much, probably because of the color. It likely has its admirers and probably can feel like a classic period piece, some may even feel it belongs in a wedding scene. But I feel it tells a different story...

Are you feeling it now? And the very creepy Charmed Cierge (also shown) is perfect for any haunted house effect.

Enjoy. /demonic cackle

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Felheart Set

The Felheart Raiment, also known as Tier One, is the first set that I actually wanted to complete for Cataclysm's Transmogrification option. Here it is in pictures:

"No Dagrin, behave yourself."

"Hear me, oh Evil that dwells within..."

Little Bolero

Here's another simple outfit, relatively easy to have crafted by your friendly neighborhood tailor. It suits a cool summer evening or a warm autumn day in my opinion, and can be combined with a variety of off-hands such as books or flowers or drinking steins to give it a more specific look.

The Haliscan Jacket has what looks like a wide red belt just above the normal waistline. So, I matched it with these particular pants to make it look like they are high-waisted capris!

Below, I've paired it with Fire Runed Grimoire because I like the dark contrast and neutral color of it. As for flowers, I personally like the Dreamseeker Dandelion best because it offers a vivid contrast to the darker clothing, but any flowers will do.

Quiet Spot to Read

Featured above: Haliscan Jacket, Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Knitted Sandals, Fire Runed Grimoire.

You can also add a pair of Authentic Jr. Engineer Goggles for a more summery look, as I did in the pictures below. In the bottom shot, you can see Anou holding the Dreamseeker Dandelion I mentioned earlier.

Silly Seagull

Picking Flowers in the Garden

Chef Anoukisse

After having mastered yet another level of cooking, Anou has won the "Chef" title. How better to put her skills to use than to cook up a storm in Orgrimmar.

The Brewfest set, along with the official Chef's hat are perfect for this outfit, along with various special off-hand weapons. In her inventory, Anou has Flesh and Bone (featured below) and Old Crafty. However, any number of miscellaneous fish can be held in your off-hand, as well as some weapons that my warlock can't equip unfortunately. (For example the Spider Splatter Mace, or Cookie's Tenderizer.)

Frontal view.

Viewed from behind.

Featured above: Chef's Hat, Brewfest Dress, Brewfest Boots, Flesh and Bone.

Summer Touring

When she's just hanging around or sightseeing, Anou likes to wear a variety of outfits, one of which compliments the green of her eyes. (This look is easily changed into something more appropriate for a cooler day, by adding Green Linen Shirt, Gossamer Gloves and Gossamer Boots.)

The Felheart Belt is Warlock-specific. Should you happen to not be a warlock, Knitted Belt does the job well enough. Or you could pair the set with a different belt. You can also try the Dreamweave Vest and the Green Holiday Shirt instead, which has a pinker hue and may fit better with a waist-item you already own.

Negotiating for Fruit

Touring the Port

Featured above: Sylvan Vest, Sleeveless T-Shirt, Felheart Belt (Thank you Pallyblood, for the early birthday gift! ;) ), Suppository Preventors (lovely name, wouldn't you say?), Knitted Sandals. Oh! In case you didn't know, you can grab a Horde balloon from a quest in Orgrimmar, or similar items are for sale at the Darkmoon Faire.

Simple Robe

Here is another example of the Simple Robe in use. These colors are more fall-ish, but with Anoukisse being barefoot by a crystal clear lake it takes on a whole new dimension. I also chose the Amber Filigreed Doublet because I like the detail on the sleeves and the color gives the illusion that the sleeves are on the dress and not part of a separate shirt.

Featured above: Simple Robe, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Embersilk Cord.

Witch Burning

Cue Loreena Mckennitt's Tango to Evora.

I could not pass up the opportunity to put together a witch costume, what with the abundance of pointy hats and sparkly wands in game. It could also possibly do double-duty as an enchanter's work uniform. There are various color options, namely a red, a purple and a green of this exact ensemble, and countless other ways to make this very easy Halloween outfit.

Incidentally, Anou wore this at our Guild's first annual Hallow's End event, hosted by yours truly in Orgrimmar.

Pagan Rituals

Zapped her! (Neener neener!)

Featured above: Sorcerer Hat, Abjurer's Robe, Brewfest Boots, Nub's wand. Unfortunately, for lack of bank space, I deleted the matching cloak and can't remember which one it was. Sorry!

Lush Private Garden

Blood Elves like everything to be beautiful--they are all vain, superficial and somewhat shallow to varying degrees. You can see their appreciation of natural curves and landscapes, the comfort and luxury of pillows and fabrics, and an overall penchant for layered textures all around their main cities.

Anoukisse is no different. Here she is, savoring her victory in the Observation Grounds of Magister's Terrace with a glass of Dalaran wine, after slaying the vile Priestess Delrissa and her evil cohorts (and waiting for their bodies to despawn).

The Calm *After* the Storm

Dipping her Toes in the Water

The dress Anou is wearing has become my favorite for her when she's out and around town. (Some random person once even asked her out on a date, lol.) I especially love it because it bares her shoulders and gives the illusion that you can see her necklace.

Featured above: Robes of Dissention, Knitted Sandals, Red Wine Glass.

Shiver Me Timbers!

The Pirate Costume. WoW role-players are very fond of pulling together this type of ensemble, considering that there are many pirate ships docked in the various harbors around the World, as well as a couple of achievements that yield realistic gear and items.

Being the adventure seeker, Anou has built up several takes on the pirate costume over the years. But, I may have had a bit too much fun taking shots of this one...

Take THAT!


And this. Boo-ya.

Laugh of Victory

Featured above (and above and above and above):  White Swashbuckler's Shirt, Apothecary's Waistband, Simple Linen Pants, Buccaneer's Boots, Bazzalan's Blade. Equipped but not seen is the ever-handy Torch of Austen.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Assistant Professor Anoukisse

When she has some free time, Anoukisse likes to explore the various dig sites around Azeroth in hopes of finding small pieces of legend and lore. Coming up with some of these outfits is a challenge since Warlocks can only wear cloth and they cannot equip maces or axes. The Mining Pick looks just like the tool used when characters prospect, so I actually bought one to complete this outfit!

Prospecting in the Kodo Graveyard

Featured above: Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Yellow Lumberjack Shirt, Blue Overalls, Soft-Soled Linen Boots, Mining Pick.

Here's another shot of Anou, deep in the caves around Uldaman. This time she has brought out her trusty Lantern of Enchanted Flame to explore the darker niches of the ruins.

In the Glow of the Oil Lantern