Sunday, April 11, 2010

On the Arrangement of Pixels: Mixing It Up

Last week was a busy one with the holidays both real and digital, so sadly I didn’t have time to play dress up. I considered blowing it off this week and saving it for later, because really who’s reading? But sticking to deadlines is good for me and I still have some of my favorite sets to go.

This week I’d like to look at a couple of collections and explore the versatility of random single items. My favorite skirt, pants, and tunic are in this one – favored because they look good, and also because you can do so much with them. Also for the clothies out there, a reminder: even if you are always wearing a dress, it never hurts to check your pants just in case!

These sets are fun, all-purpose looks that can be used for a wide range of occasions, formal to casual. For this week’s images, I took a little pub crawl through Dalaran.

Dining, Dancing, Drinking and Dress-up

The first set I discovered while playing around on WoW model viewer. I found this amazing skirt and I just didn’t know what to match up with it. The matching shirt is nice, but just seemed dull to me. Sure I copied Whitemane and Paletress, but as a priestess my fascination with Jaina Proudmore faded around the time her buff in Hyjal wasn’t necessary anymore. Maybe if I were a mage…

Casual Purple Dress Sleeveless Purple Dress Formal Purple Dress

Soothsayer’s Kilt
Soulcloth Vest
Belt of False Dignity

White Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Light-Mantle of the Incarnate

This set can easily be dressed up or down depending on what you add to it.

To the left is a simple casual look, adding modest sleeves with the Swashbuckler’s Shirt. Center shows a sleek sleeveless look with upswept hair and a wine glass, ready for a formal wine tasting at the Legerdemain.

To the right, a more official looking outfit given the weight of authority by the Light-Mantle of the Incarnate. I made mention of having to return to Gruul’s lair after getting rid of these before. This is why. Of all the other purple shoulderpads, only these seem to really match.

Pantset Alliance Inn Beergarden HalterPurple shirt

Jessera’s Fungus Lined Tunic
Leggings of Transcendence
Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Black Mageweave Boots
Jessera’s Fungus Lined Tunic
Pants of Prophecy
Recruit’s Shirt
Recruit’s Boots
Seer’s Fine Stein
Blue Brewfest Stein
Mordant’s Travel Tunic
Leggings of Transcendence
Belt of False Dignity
Black Mageweave Boots

This is where we come to the casual pants sets, good for lounging about in the Alliance Inn or getting rowdy in the Beer Garden out back. I’m really fond of the Draenic off the shoulder neckline found in a lot of Burning Crusade tops. There’s a lot of freedom to modify them with shirts as shown with the soulcloth and Jessera’s tunic.

And now finally, the game of “Guess what’s under that robe!” Did you catch the priest tier pieces on the list? The first time I noticed this was when I was swapping around outfits and found myself in the Transcendence pants and a shirt. I fell in love with the embroidered pattern immediately and decided to take a second look over other leg pieces I had picked up along the way. Who would have suspected these pants to go with the robes below!

trans prophecy

The Transcendence pants at least match some of the patterning on the front of the robe, but the green cargo pants are mind boggling under the black, red, white, and gold.

For any non-priests looking for either of these, the Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy have a pattern similar to the Transcendence. The  cargo look of the Prophecy can be replaced with a number of models, easiest I imagine being a cheap green drop.

So now that Noblegarden is over and you’re no longer searching for chocolate eggs, poke around in the armory and see what other surprises are in store. I know one I’m looking forward to when 10M Heroic Festergut decides to give them up. I won’t give away the surprise, but I’m sure those who really want to know can figure it out. Haste and crit and a new skirt model? Yes please!


  1. You've got at least one reader ;) I love the variations you give! Might have to get myself a pair of "Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy" - purdy.

  2. I certainly look forward to your "Arrangement of Pixels" posts :D

    I just discovered the Jessera's Fungus Lined Tunic myself recently while playing with my SAN characters. I think it's going to be one of those items I end up doing the quest for with every character on that server. I'll probably be doing the quest for the Robe of the Dragon Slayer, which is a full robe version of that top, with multiple toons, too.

    My BE mage will have to do without Jessera's Fungus Lined Tunic, but she's definitely planning to pick up the Jaina lookalike gear. While she might make it into Heroic Old Hillsbrad to get the Pope's Pants, I don't know if I'll ever get her into Kara to get the pattern for that gorgeous vest. *sigh* She'll probably have to make do with pairing up Mordant's Travel Tunic with Jaina's skirt.