An ugly hat aficionado

I build more transmogs around helmets than almost anything else. I rarely, if ever, hide my helmet, so I like to have something that's visually interesting, even if it's maybe a little bit ugly. Therefore it was absolutely perfect when I came into possession of a Faceguard of the All-Consuming Maw recently. From the moment I saw the hat that looks like a cross between a zergling's face and a dead dinosaur, I knew one thing: I was going to have to mog around this hat.

and so I did

Item List

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Changes for other classes

Nothing here is faction-specific (the two quest reward pieces are both from neutral quests), but if you wanted to wear this as a warrior or a paladin, the pieces you'd have to swap out are the head, chest, hands, and waist.

  • Head: Crown of the Golden Golem (Throne of Thunder LFR, from Dark Animus) is identical! This is the only really easy replacement, unfortunately.
  • Chest: There are several lookalikes in terms of model - all from ICC heroic bosses - but ironically all of them are the wrong color. You can honestly wear whatever you want as long as it's a dark color - 90% of your chestpiece is covered by the tabard. In an earlier iteration I was using Goblin Treat Tin, and no one could tell how badly mismatched it is. If you really want to match, you can get the awesomely-named Chestplate of Violent Detonation (Throne of Thunder LFR, from Jin'rokh the Breaker) or the Rot-Proof Greatplate (Throne of Thunder LFR, from Megaera), but I really don't think it's necessary. As I said - thanks to the tabard, you can just get "close enough" with the chestplate.
  • Hands: There is unfortunately no lookalike for these that isn't death knight specific. You might try other Throne of Thunder LFR pieces that visually match the Helm of the Golden Golem - those would be Pathogenic Gauntlets from Primordius and Rein-Binder's Fists from Iron Qon.
  • Waist: The neat thing about Acherus Knight's Girdle is that it is unique: it is an invisible, transmog-able belt. I don't even know what mogging belts is like anymore. ;) For those of you who aren't that lucky, your best bet is to either try to match the helmet (although that belt is a little freaky looking), or go with a "micro-belt" - pencil thin belts, conveniently available in purple and green.
  • BONUS: Back: If you can't get anyone to do Heroic Rhyolith with you, the Mantle of Doubt from Elemental Bonds: The Vow has all the same colors, but in a different shape, as does the Sleek Flamewrath Cloak sold by Naresir Stormfury at Friendly with Avengers of Hyjal (the Firelands raid rep).


Transmog hat trick

Here's three transmogs I'm using or have used recently (mostly preserved here so I remember how to reassemble them in the future).

Plate of the Faceless

A little outfit I threw together after receiving the Helm of the Faceless while helping gear lowbies for Herald of the Titans. The weapon is a new accessory thanks to Narci; come 5.2 it can be mogged onto any two-handed non-polearm, non-staff weapon. This is a plate transmog with no class requirements.

pic from wowhead viewer

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Fists of Molten Fury

I'm actually using this as resto now; I need to find a good staff to match since LFR decided to play a cruel joke and drop the sha-touched staff for my rarely-played resto set. Unspeakable Secret, maybe? This is a mail outfit with (surprisingly) no class restrictions - it uses the non-class-specific Burning Crusade recolors of Earthfury, so if you really want an elemental-looking hunter, be my guest.

pic from Pandalaran

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Claw of the August Celestials

This actually came about after envying Fabulor's kickin' August Celestials transmog:

first, Fabulor

I got pretty close, but the amount of blue mail that matches the tabard is actually surprisingly low! Still, I like the way it came out, although the low resolution on the boots still bugs me. I might change it up in the future. Anyway. This is a mail outfit, Shaman-only due to using a few pieces of tier gear. Please ignore the stupid way the armory and Wowhead draw off-hand fist weapons, I assure you they work correctly in-game.

and now me

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