Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

There are times when you just want to take things out on the trolls, especially when they won’t drop your last two journals for the Zandalari Library Card. I’ve been playing around with one of my newest playthings, first getting it on my hunter when I was farming the last of my skyshards. A few days ago, I also managed to get another bindstone on Cymre so I decided to head to the Isle of Thunder and create my own stone garden.

Medusa Medusa Garden

Now just to wait for the patch…

The Mataoscars

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.

Flashdance

The other day I wrote about some new legwarmers I found in Mists. Now I know I should have thought of this having a background in dance but it wasn’t until Arvash mentioned creating a Flashdance mog that I thought, I should! I’ll just add it to my other Famous characters.

My items are fairly limited on the beta but I went with what I had in my bank, short of farming another top I wanted to use. Unfortunately, the quality is dodgy even when set to ultra, but you get the jist.

Flashdane-kneel

But then how can I post this without including Irene Cara’s great video… I grew up with this movie :)

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

FunkoPOP-Daenerys TargaryenI saw an interesting image the other day of Daenerys which I posted on my facebook page. It didn’t seem to have much of a likeness to what I know of her (mostly what I’ve seen in the TV series) but her character fascinates me so I thought it would be nice to do a feature on her. I started watching the series after hearing Bel and Shady talk about it and I must say it’s a very interesting series (not having read the books or heard about it before then).

Daenerys is a young woman just coming into womanhood, small of stature and very beautiful. She has fair skin and her Targaryen family silver-blonde hair and purple eyes. Also known as Daenerys Stormborn or Dany, she is the last confirmed member of the ancient Targaryen Dynasty.

In her youth, Daenerys was a little frightened girl with little self confidence, meek and malleable. She knew no life other than one of exile, dependent and in fear from her brother Viserys, who was often a cruel, abusive companion, prone to mood swings and fits of violence. His abiding obsession with regaining the crown that he felt was his by birthright instilled in Daenerys a similar belief that reclaiming the Seven Kingdoms was the paramount goal of her life. Her marriage to Khal Drogo at 13 was a turning point for her, adapting to life in the khalasar was harsh, yet slowly she strengthened and blossomed into a strong and confident young woman, a true leader of the khalasar.

Daenerys is the only daughter and youngest child of King Aerys II Targaryen and his sister-wife Queen, Rhaella. Daenerys was conceived during the last month of Robert’s Rebellion that that would ultimately end her family’s reign over the Seven Kingdoms. Her father died during the Sack of King’s Landing before she was even born and her mother died giving birth to her. Daenerys was born on Dragonstone, the family ancestral seat, where her mother and brother Viserys were sent, for safekeeping. On the night of her birth a great storm raged. For this reason she is sometimes called ‘Daenerys Stormborn’.

Info from A Wiki of Ice and Fire

Travelling to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria and you’ll hear a very familiar tale.

Daenerys by hungerartist

Artist: Carlos

The above two images are very recognisable from the show itself and the third is simply gorgeous. I managed to get a rather simple costume in-game compared to some of the other ones I’ve recreated in WoW but this post was really to showcase some of the amazing art I’ve come across lately on the character.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

Walk of Fame

There have been many characters throughout history, movies and TV shows that have become famous for one reason or another. Here’s a small compilation of the ones I have created so far.

Flashdance
Alex
The welder/exotic dancer from Flashdance

Buttercup
Buttercup

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

Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Finally managed to get the the costume together thanks to Coolidge.

Dorothy
Dorothy
Before she’s whisked away in a tornado

Medusa
Medusa
Don’t look at her eyes

Princess Leia
Princess Leia
A simple outfit that doesn’t require a lot of effort (since that’s how Jabba preferred his women).

Buffy
Buffy
Never leave home without a stake.

Pebbles
Pebbles
For the inner cave woman in all of us.


Zoe
It’s a shame Firefly only ran for one season but at least there was a movie.

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