I am honored, shocked, amazed, surprised, grateful, ecstatic, humbled, and blown away:
JD for setting the whole contest up, I hope he doesn't get sick of hearing it, lol. I also want to thank the other three judges, the mountain of entries they had to go through would have made lesser women run and hide :D.
As if he hasn't already done enough, JD has set up an official Transmogolympics website to feature all of the competitor's outfit by faction, and includes wowhead links for each look. You can also get an idea of just how close every competition was, as he's included each entry's score.
I have also set up a page for all my Mogolympic entries, just for funsies :)
In week 3, we saw the final three events, Fencing, Freestyle, and Equestrian.
The first event of the week was Fencing. My little entrant proved gnomes aren't just for punting around, and she'll challenge anyone who tries!
The second event of the week was Freestyle. This event was an opportunity to really show off some creativity, and the competitors really brought their 'A' game.
My Freestyle NPC is a sheep farmer, who has moved in with Agee Tyler in his little cottage north of Stormwind. Despite their obvious height difference, they get along well, as Agee spends most of his days sitting in front of the fire and doesn't have much to say.I discovered the little cottage only a week or so before the contest was announced and I knew I wanted to use it. I had debated on my character being a few different things, but decided the farmer fit the scene best. The other npc idea I had was someone who could reassign you old quest chains in exchange for transmog-only pieces that were the original quest rewards. That one didn't really pan out, so farmer Drayney it was :)
The last event to be held was the Equestrian. It was a rainy day in Hillsbrad Foothills, but the competitors were out in full
Silver winner who did build around that horse did an incredible job. So, my entry was based on the Felsteed. My baby warlock Zzyzx was a great entrant for this. I had a hard time picking a belt for the look. I settled on one that was ok, but when I put the horse model into photoshop to lighten it up a little, I noticed the red rune on it's chest. I remembered seeing a belt that looked just like it, and the outfit was complete! Now I just need to actually level her so she can wear it!
Well, that is the end! It was super-fun and I hope there's something like it again soon. Maybe a winter version! Brb, working on my Ice Dancing outfit! LOL.