The Mataoscars

Since the Oscars coincide with Matty’s Birthday this year, she’s decided to host a transmog contest to celebrate with a movie-themed extravaganza.

Submit three mog outfits, (Mogit is fine) of three characters from one of your favorite movies, or from one of the award nominees this year. This is not their Oscar or red carpet attire, but the costumes in the films.

I admit I’ve been meaning to feature some of these characters for a long time now so I had a lot of fun putting these together. As one of my all-time favourite movies, The Princess Bride was an obvious choice but with so many characters to choose from, I had to start with my favourite couple.

Buttercup

Do you know what that sound is, Highness? Those are the shrieking eels!

Even though she goes through several costumes during the movie, this is the one she’s in a lot. Whether she’s blindfolded, swimming with eels or in the Fire Swamp with Westley. I even did some “movie research” to see what shoes she wears. It’s a hard life sometimes…

If you look closely, she’s still wearing the blindfold, but more as a headpiece.

Buttercup
Cassandra’s Grace
Dark Silk Shirt
Red Linen Robe
Gossamer Belt
Imperial Red Boots

Wesley

Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.

My first thought was to use the First Mate Hat since there’s no identical looking mask but it looked a bit too odd and comical. Thoughts of Burgy Blackheart perhaps?

Dread Pirate Westley
Darkguard Face Mask
Black Silk Vest
Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Metalworking Gloves
Blackened Defias Belt (or Furious Gladiator’s Cord of Dominance as an alternative)
Bloodmail Legguards (or Leggings of the Master Conjurer as an alternative)
Shadowstep Striders
Dazzling Mithril Rapier

(Sumprush rodent not included)

Inigo

I am not left-handed!

The main reason I chose a human for Inigo was the hair and moustache but he’s a lot more bulkier than Inigo in the movie. I’m still not convinced the Foreman Vest is farmable any more, although Blizzard have stated that it’s still in the game.

Inigo
Formal White Shirt
Foreman Vest
Hillman’s Belt
Brown Linen Pants
Gossamer Boots
Revilgaz’s Cutlass

While I’m on the subject of The Princess Bride, check out these art cards by Kevinbolk which are absolutely fantastic. He has the whole set on his DeviantART page :)

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For those who haven’t seen the movie, here’s the trailer.

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. Very nicely done Cymre! :)

    I lvoe that movie and I actually thought of picking it as well just to have a go at Inigio. He’s one of the best movie characters. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” ^^

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    • Ya! “…prepare to die” We quote that sentence to our kids ALL the time, for absolutely no reason! (My boys are 11 & 8 and like sword fights and all that, they are both big fans of this movie!)

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    • Lore – Thx, go for it! It will be interesting to see how different they turn out. I’ve said that quote so many times today in my head :P

      Tome – LOL. It’s not just because he’s a human is it? :P

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  2. Ok don’t sick that sumprush rodent on me but I’m not even sure I’ve ever watched the movie … I’ll have to netflix it. I do love what you did though!! Question, how do you find room for the outfits? I’m constantly juggling items in my bags because my bank and are full. Also I think I read somewhere you use wmv do you actually setup your screenshots in-game or are they on backgrounds. I’m still trying to figure the program out myself, it seems like a lot of items are missing it in or not really available.

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    • OK, this is definitely one of those ‘Must Watch’ movies. I admit I hold a lot of items on my toons but thankfully, all these were done in Mogit/WMV and WoWHead.

      The backdrops are sometimes recycled but the Buttercup and Westley ones were shot just yesterday. You might just need to import the gear in WMV using one of the settings.

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    • So I finally watched it and you nailed all three great job!!

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  3. Bravo, Cymre!

    I thought about doing the Princess Bride at first, too, as it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. I was thinking of doing Prince Humperdinck as my third character (after Buttercup and Westley), though, or perhaps doing the trio of Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo.

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    • Thx Kam.

      It seems this was a popular choice for the contest but I couldn’t resist as it gave me the perfect reason to finally do it. I also thought about doing the trio but how could you not do Buttercup and Westley? I will probably go back and do some of the others at some stage.

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  4. What a great job and of one of your favourite movies! perfect! I do like princess Buttercup :)

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  5. I’ve actually never seen that movie… :O So I had to Google it :P
    Those are very nice transmogs, but I already knew you were good at it :P

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    • Since a couple of you mentioned you hadn’t seen it, I’ve added a trailer for anyone else who is in the same boat. I highly recommend seeing it though, you won’t be sorry.

      Also, thx for the compliment :D

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  6. These are awesome!

    But you know what I love the best? “Mataoscars!”

    Take a bow, Cymre!

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  7. Those outfits are great Cymre! Good luck in the contest!

    (Also, thank you for letting me know my comment system was broken. Being unable to get it fixed, I’ve moved to a new location. You can find me at jstmel.blogspot.com now.)

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  8. All the outfits look Great!
    The princess Bride is by far one of my 10 fav movies of all time!

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  9. Love these, Cymre, just LOVE them! “I am not left-handed!” Hahaha. Omg. Love it. And the ROTS! (HAHAHAHA) Just perfect!

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