So. Cymre posted a 'Fairy Tales' transmog series on her blog the other day. And my head instantly went 'BOING!' As all my friends know, I love (to an unholy degree) all fairy tales. There are some I don't like as much but over all given the choice between a normal book and a book about fairy tales, I will take the fairy tales. Same with movies, tv shows, etc. (I love me some Erstwhile!)
So, I looked over the offerings that she posted and started planning out my Lil Red Riding Hood outfit. Not a partial one like she posted, which I think was just cloak, hood, robe, boots, and bracers, but the whole thing.
This is what I came up with.
As you can see, I have the traditional hood and cloak, a beautiful sleeveless white robe, a pair of red shoulders to match the cloak, white bracers to match the robe, fingerless gloves and a belt that is NOT a WWE belt. Plus, I found a staff to use to walk along the path and a lantern to light my way through the dark woods. And, as you can see, I have the Big Bad Wolf with me too. (Well, maybe cute and cuddly wolf is better.) My transmog outfit isn't complete, I'm not happy with my belt but I will get a better one. For now, I'm just happy that it's not a WWE belt.
So, to do this you'll need the follow things:
1. The ability to run some BC dungeons and raids.
2. Someone with tailoring
3. The ability to not pull your hair out while running the needed dungeons over and over and OVER again while you wait for the drops to happen.
4. Either the ability to go do quests for 2 of the items or know where to find the drops.
This was really simple for me actually. I have 2 bank toons with banks full of low level crap that just begs to be used. So, let's start with the drops and craftables.
Back - There are 3 cloaks you can use for the red cloak. I used Vengeance Wrap, which is a BOE crafted one from tailoring. I spent probably 2 hours farming up 14 Primal Air for it. But soooo worth it. You can also get one off Prince Malchezaar in Karazhan called Ruby Drape of the Mysticant or the actual Red Riding Hood's Cloak which drops off The Big Bad Wolf during the Opera event. (I didn't get it off there on my 1 time through so I made it. Because I'm impatient!)
Head - Cowl of the Grand Engineer which drops off Void Reaver in Tempest Keep. Our first time in there looking for this and it dropped. But, I just want to say that if you are the only ranged and you're two manning it, be prepared to move a lot and/or get silenced often.
Shoulder - Consortium Mantle which is a BOE green that comes in a lot of different stats (ie of the Whale, etc). I farmed a number of places for one of these but managed to find one on the AH for 3 gold. Total steal!
Robe - Mooncloth Robe - This is a tailoring BOE. You get the pattern in Dire Maul. If you go in with a group, note that there is only 1 pattern on the NPC (according to Wowhead. I didn't go look, I made my best friend's husband make all my tailoring requirements on this, except the actual cloth).
Bracers - There are two bracers you can use, either Wraps of Purification off Hydross the Unstable in Serpentshrine Cavern or Bands of Indwelling off Maiden of Virtue in Karazhan. I actually got the Wraps off of Hydross.
Hands - These were tough. It was hard to find a decent looking glove that didn't cover up the bracers. However, the Shadowy Laced Handwraps off Baroness Anastari in Stratholme did the trick!
Belt - my desired belt is the Cincture of Will off Terestian Illhoof in Karazhan, but that sucker didn't drop it. So right now I am wearing my PVP belt, Bloodthirsty Embersilk Belt. Yes, the blue quality 'intro to PVP' belt.
Feet - I went a different way from Cymre here, I got the Red Woolen Boots made because the tips are white!
My companion pet is the Worg Pup that is a drop from Quartermaster Zigris in LBRS!
As for my weapon and off-hand, I got those through quests. Luckily, I was only sitting at 62 out of 86 quests in Hellfire so I was confident I could get my lantern! And of course, she hadn't done any of the old world quests so I was able to get that easily too!
Weapon - My priest has a 1 handed mace, so I used Chopped Off Ancient Limb, which is from one of the first quests you get in Azshara for the Horde. It shares a model with Giant Club which is a drop.
Off-Hand - Deep Core Lantern which is a quest reward from the poop quest in Hellfire Peninsula.
The one thing that was indispensable while doing this was the add-on called "MogIt". The husband installed it when he was looking for an outfit for his pally and he made me install it so I wouldn't keep asking him. Apparently I bother him. Go figure!!
So, thanks so much for the inspiration Cymre! I'm going to enjoy this!!
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