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Transmogrification Contest: Create an outfit around a single piece of gear

Dawn Moore

My favorite dress in WoW is the Arachnidian Robes. The first time I saw them was right after patch 3.0.2 had hit live servers, when achievements were added. I was storming through the front gates of Stormwind in a For the Horde raid, when I spotted a human female wearing the robes near the auction house. She must have been some sort of bank alt, because that's all she was wearing, but I was so impressed by her that I stopped to inspect her amid the battle.

I eventually tracked down the dress for myself four or five months later, but once I had it, I really had no idea what to do with it. It was pretty enough on its own to be a stand-alone outfit, and years before transmogrification, there was no compelling reason to try and match it to anything -- at least until recently, when my boyfriend followed up on a promise to take me to Serpentshrine Cavern. I had never seen the place and wanted an escort who had raided it when it was still new. While we were there, I picked up a pretty little tanking mace called Mallet of the Tides, which just so happened to match the Arachnidian Robes perfectly. Thus, a transmog outfit was born.

With that as my introduction, I decided I'd do something a bit different for this week's transmog column. Just as I did, I now want you to create a transmogrification outfit of your own that builds on or complements a single piece of gear (armor or weapon) that you like. Submit your outfit by Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and you'll have the chance to win fabulous prizes and have your outfit featured here on WoW Insider. More details after the jump.

Anyone can enter this contest, but there are a few guidelines to follow.

  • Your submission must include (1.) a picture of the outfit in .jpg or .png file format, (2.) a list of all the items used, and (3.) a notation on which item the outfit is based around.
  • The theme item must be included in the transmog.
  • Your submission must be a complete transmog that follows armor class rules (all cloth, all plate, etc.) This means no RP outfits that blend different armor types, use items which can't be transmogged, or leave out certain pieces (like shoulders or gloves).
  • The picture can be created from an in-game screenshot or using WoW Model Viewer, but please do not adjust the colors or contrast of your image or add visual effects. Outfits should appear as they do in game.
  • Please include your name and how you'd like to be credited. You can use your real name or an alias. If you'd like your guild or server to be mentioned, include that as well.
Send your submissions via email to Feel free to submit a single paragraph statement on the outfit explaining why you picked the item you did or what your intent with the outfit was. This won't be used in the judging process, but it will be a nice accompaniment to your outfit if you should win and be featured. Oh, and yes, you can enter as many times as you like.

The aforementioned fabulous prizes, by the way, will be loot card codes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. May the best transmog win!

Patch 4.3 lets you transmogrify your gear to look like any other gear your class can wear -- but you have to collect it first. Check out our coverage of transmogrification and start running those old dungeons!

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