Mogolympics 2012

The 2012 Mogolympics were hosted by JD over on Amateur Azerothian. This page is a showcase collection of my entries for the event. You can see my blog posts related to the event under my Mogolympics tag.

Links to all event result entries, medal standings, as well as the rules and criteria of the contest can all be found here2012 Mogolympics

FACTION: ARGENT DAWN

TOTAL MEDAL COUNT: GOLD     1 SILVER     0 BRONZE

Entrant: Banesidhe  @ Transmogative Works/FY WoW Transmog

FLAG-BEARER:

I knew as soon as I got my faction assignment that my flag bearer would be a paladin. I mean, the Argent Dawn and paladins sort of go hand in hand. I wanted to integrate all the colors of the tabard, and I’ve always wanted an excuse to use those gloriously huge shoulders for something. Also, I hadn’t seen a lot of male models wearing the Enchanted Thorium leggings and liked how they rounded things out. 

All of my entries have elements of at least one of those colors in them, so it allowed me to ‘theme’ them together in a way, with either black, white, or (usually) gold. [IMG | Item Set]

Item List: 
Head: Crown of Empowered Fate
Shoulders: Replica Lieutenant Commander’s Lamellar Shoulders
Chest: Overlord’s Chestplate
Waist: Glorious Belt
Hands: Gauntlets of the Shining Light
Wrist: Giantslayer Bracers
Legs: Enchanted Thorium Leggings
Shield: Khan’s Buckler
Sword: Emerine’s Blade

CYCLING:

Modeled after the Horde-side Mechano-Hog, our blood elf biker babe doesn’t have to swathe herself in black to make a badass statement. The distressed and slightly worn mail outfit shows she’s put in a lot of miles and has the experience to back her attitude. Golden goggles keep the sun out of her eyes and the mystery in her allure. Don’t let the feminine curves of her mail fool you, she carries a mean punch with some fist weapons, because a girl on the road can’t be too careful.  [Item List] | [LRG IMG]

Item List:
Head: Gadgetstorm Goggles
Shoulders: Sandstone Pauldrons
Chest: Breastplate of Protest
Cloak: Emberscale Cape
Shirt: Amber FIligreed Doublet
Waist: Tracker’s Belt
Bracers: Bindings of Lightning Reflexes
Hands: Incendosaur Gloves
Legs: Pounding Leggings
Feet: Dustbelcher Boots
Fist Weapons: Willey’s Back Scratcher & Thrasher Blades

HAMMER THROW

The furious howl of a wolf at the full moon is threaded through this plate outfit of silver and black, contrasting sharply with the blood red center of both the chestpiece and the hammer. It pulses with a feral, beating heart like it’s bearer, and our male worgen model knows he can wreak havoc with more than just his formidable weapon in this outfit.  [Item List] | [LRG IMG]

Item List:
Head: Grimscale Helm
Shoulders: Stoneform Shoulders
Chest: Glory of the Defender
Waist: Darkcrest Belt
Bracers: Gordok Bracers of Power
Hands: Deathbone Gauntlets
Legs: Outrider’s Plate Legguards
Feet: Boots of the Funeral March
Hammer: Hatebringer

DISCUS  [**GOLD MEDAL WINNER**]

Brawn and beauty don’t always have to be separate entities, as our lovely dwarven model shows, with her compact build and tough plate outfit, she’s ready to fling that disc as far as she needs to to prove a point. Blue and gold plate swirls in swoops reminiscent of a disc in flight, and glint like the sun at just the right angle. It’s a competition to see which knocks you off your feet first- her outfit or that big round disc she just tossed at your head.  [Item List] | [LRG IMG]

Item List:
Shoulders: Burden of Mortality
Chest: Vanguard Breastplate
Cloak: Celestial Cape
Waist: Lightforge Belt
Bracers: Replica Bracers of Heroism
Hands: Replica Gauntlets of Heroism
Legs: Replica Legplates of Heroism
Feet: Replica Lightforge Boots
Shield: Visonary Buckler

WRESTLING

In Soviet Azeroth, Draenei wrestle YOU. The chill in the air comes from the crushing strength of centuries-old glaciers embodied in the muscular form of the Azerothian wrestler known as “The Mammoth.” He speaks little, but his glare has been known to make grown men quake, and the frosty air around his icy armor gives more than one opponent frostbite.
(While I think the wrestling look is pretty perfect without the shoulders and chestpiece, I included them for the sake of having a full matching transmog outfit, but couldn’t resist including images of them without. ) [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Glaciated Helm
Shoulders: Heaving Plates of Protection
Chest: Battleplate of Ancient Kings
Waist: Light Elementium Belt
Bracers: Electron Inductor Coils
Hands: Flash Freeze Gauntlets
Legs: Legguards of the Unseeing
Feet: Rock Furrow Boots

ARCHERY

Like the gem seated in the center of the bow, swirling with blue-green mystery among a tangle of artfully bent wood, this outfit allows for peeks of cerulean blue amongst the branches, set in a delicate filigree of gold. Simple lines echo the straight path of an arrow from the bow, making the outfit both practical and pleasing. [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Ruffled Chaplet
Shoulders: Defiant Spite Shoulderguard
Chest: Omenai Vest
Cloak: Crystal Shimmer Cloak
Shirt: Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
Waist: Houndmaster’s Belt
Bracers: Demonslayer’s Wristguards
Hands: Smuggler’s Mitts
Legs: Leggings of Telhamat
Feet: Mud Encrusted Boots
Bow: Avalanche

JAVELIN

If a dwarf is going to carry around a big stick, it’s going to be one that does more then just look good. This thing slices, it dices, it pokes, it cleaves and in a pinch, it even mines out the most precious of ores. The runes on the head of the blade are matched in bold gold on the outfit, and the grey and brown accents sop up the beer stains without notice. The point of the shoulders are almost as sharp as this polearm’s tip, and even with one eye, he can hit the broad side of a barn at fifty paces. [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Malefactor’s Eyepatch
Shoulders: Ravager’s Mantle
Chest: Mistshroud Tunic
Waist: Mistshroud Belt
Bracers: Sparkleshell Bracers
Hands: Gauntlets of Kalimdor
Legs: Mistshroud Pants
Feet: Fiery Treads
Polearm: House Wrynn Halberd

FENCING

Our male blood elf model would like the judges to know that you don’t have to sacrifice being deadly to look dashing. With a rapier wit to match the glowing edge of his blade, he can easily dance around his opponents while dazzling them with his purple, sage and gold combo of cloth. Being a bit daring with the baring of his chest, he uses the distraction to score hit after hit on his competition – and we don’t just mean the scoring kind. Or do we? Oh, the innuendos abound. [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Shadowbrim Travel Hat
Shoulders: Elder’s Mantle
Chest: Buccaneer’s Vest
Cloak: Drape of Smoldering Dreams
Waist: Soulguard Girdle
Bracers: Evil Dolly’s Cuffs
Hands: High Councillor’s Gloves
Legs: Hooligan’s Pantaloons
Feet: Blood Waders
Sword: Continuum Blade

FREESTYLE

Freestyle is almost TOO MUCH freedom for me I think! I had about five different outfits going at once and not entirely happy with any of them, but this was the one I was the most happy with and the concept I was most excited about. It was also probably the most challenging. This is, for those unfamiliar with the fandom, a Chi Blocker from the Avatar: Legend of Korra series. Key components of the outfit include a goggled hood, and large gloves with a glowing green center near the hands to represent the key parts of the Chi Blockers outfits. WoW doesn’t have a lot that echoes the streamlined, tailored look of the animation style, but I think the slimmer boots and simply accented pants pay a nice tribute and tie in the gloves. The wand is the closest I could come to the green taser-like tool used in the series, although I think the listed off-hand makes a nice substitute as well.
Additonal, post-event comments: I had about four to five outfits I was working on for the Freestyle event. A Jedi and a Sith (overdone, I’d thought), a confederate soldier (more equestrian like, and judging by that event’s winners, apropros), and a goblin auctioneer. I went with this one, but really, I think it was probably one of my weakest outfits, just because it’s so hard to match. There were better matches in other armor types, but I had to stick to warlock-wearable ones to stay within the rules of the contest. I may have over-ambitioned myself on this one. (Is that a word, that’s not a word. I’m making it a word!) [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Valourous Plagueheart Circlet
Shoulders: Consortium Mantle
Chest: Flameheart Vest
Shirt: Ebon Filigreed Doublet
Waist: Black Belt of Knowledge
Bracers: Mindstorm Wristbands
Hands: Felheart Gloves
Legs: Pantaloons of Glowing Strife
Feet: Vindicator’s Mooncloth Slippers
Wand: Eredar Wand of Obliteration (Pictured)
Optional Off-hand: Supplicant’s Rod

EQUESTRIAN [** SILVER MEDAL WINNER **]

Representing the heavens and Tyrael’s Charger, our human female model is a study in light and dark, appearing to have just stepped down out of the Heavens. Slimming robes bring to mind the smooth lines of the Charger’s armor, with shoulders of light echoing the wings of the heavenly mount. Like the Charger’s namesake, a hood covers the visage of this Angel, as she prepares a cup of cool justice to share. (I tried so hard to avoid using both the Avatar Robe AND Hood, but in the end, it was a look that was just too good to pass up.) [IMG | Item List]

Item List:
Head: Hood of the Avatar
Shoulders: Shoulderpads of Faith
Chest: Vestments of the Avatar
Waist: Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle
Bracers: Wristguards of Subterranean Moss
Hands: Royal Gloves
Legs: Leggings of Charity
Feet: Wrathful Gladiator’s Treads of Salvation
Off-hand: Chalice of Benedictus

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