As long as I’ve known Coolidge, Batman has always been his favourite superhero. Even when I featured the character as part of my Super Sunday series, he seemed to like my rendition of the superhero I grew up with.
Back in vanilla, there was a particular incident in LBRS (you know, the bit at the start when you jump down onto the ramp to avoid killing some mobs), I was eating dinner while trying to play so I used one finger to jump down but happened to fall through the hole where the ramp is. I yelled SHIT as I ended up falling out of the instance and into the group of orcs below. At the time I wasn’t sure where I was as the others told me to just come back to where they were but the problem was, I wasn’t sure exactly where that was to know where to go from there.
Being the good hunter that I was, I feigned… little did I realise Huga (Cool’s resto druid) had jumped down after me and started healing me. I was so surprised by what he did, it took me a second to react… you see, I was still feigned on the ground while poor Huga was getting all the healing aggro. So I put my fork down, re-summoned my pet and then promptly killed them all, with Huga keeping us up. It was such a sweet gesture and something I still remember after seven years.
I also know in real life he would do the same if I were in trouble so I really wanted to design my own version of Cool as the hero that he loves. Keep in mind that I’ve incorporated some of his features – which is pretty much how his human paladin looked once upon a time.
I tried a lot of variations with his set (not all can be seen here) but the top image was actually pieced together from four different armour shots.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my own personal superhero.
It’s funny how things happen sometimes. I was looking through my Twitter feed this afternoon when I responded to a tweet from Elvine. About a minute later, I was surprised to see the following reply:
I LOVE Your Wonder Woman Transmog! Spot on! <3
Not only was I flattered by the compliment, I was surprised to see his next response:
Yup! We’re talking about it in my stream right now!
Say what? So I responded…
Ok, I wasn’t expecting that so I got a bit curious and decided to listen in for a few minutes before I was called away. In that time, I wasn’t surprised to find I had a brief spike in traffic but it’s the first time I’ve seen more than 40 some views on various Super pages (mostly Wonder Woman though)!
Elvine seemed to like a few of my Supers and linked a few of them in the chat for people. A couple even asked if I had done Catwoman and Batman which is when I linked him my Super Sunday page to reference. However, it seems that my Catwoman outfit was not particularly liked by one particular person.
So let me take this opportunity to remind people that this is just MY take on the Supers, and not necessarily how you might know them. The earlier ones especially are how I remember the characters from my childhood, so in Catwoman’s case, if you’d like to see the more recent interpretations or even transmog outfits for that matter, you can always go to WoWinsider. Also, the ones I’ve tackled are not transmog outfits but costumes for RP which is why you’ll find incomplete or mixed sets.
So far, I’ve seen my creations on a few other websites where people have taken my ideas and tweaked it for their own – Red Riding Hood and Poison Ivy come to mind – but as I said, this started out for me as a way to relive certain parts of my childhood, plus I love Wonder Woman. By the way, thanks to Navi and more recently Pando for featuring my posts. Granted the idea has expanded since then :P
At this stage, I haven’t decided how much longer I’ll be doing these, as the ones well known to me I’ve already done (inc. the top three spots in my recent Super poll). I may extend the Sunday thing to other transmog or costume posts in the future so keep an eye out, especially since my entries have now been handed in for the Mogolympics. Can’t wait to see all the entries :)
But a big thanks to everyone for being so supportive of the ones I’ve created thus far :)