A little while ago, I mentioned that I kind of wanted to make a healer glamour that was, more or less, a mirror of my current caster one. I ran into a bit of a snag, since the Star Velvet Bottoms of Healing aren’t precisely the same model as the Casting version (with the chaps on the Healing ones being shorter), which led to going a different route. But I still love the skirt portion of the Star Velvet Bottoms, and this morning I got the itch to mess around with it again.
The biggest trouble was the boots—with the healer version of the Star Velvet Bottoms being shorter, you either need a pair of appropriate thigh-high boots to cover everything but the skirt of a pair of shorter boots that will blend well enough with the chaps portion. My original inclination was to go for a shorter pair, since the skirt, for whatever reason, looks best with footgear that is wider than most of the game’s thighboots. I thought the Griffin Leather Boots of Healing would work well, and…they largely do, at least in shape.But they’ve got slightly too many colors, which means that overall simple color scheme I would use (mirroring the all Jet Black of the caster glamour) didn’t quite work.
So, I fiddled around with the Holy Rainbow Shirt of Healing, and I did manage to make an overall cohesive look with various brown dyes, but it wasn’t really what I was looking for, mainly because the Shirt mostly covers the skirt of the Bottoms, and that was the main part of the piece I wanted on display! The overall thickness of the Griffin Leather Boots heavily suggested another pair of boots, though, and got me to where I needed to be.
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Raisin Brown Dye) | Body: Hempen Camise (Pure White Dye) | Hands: Star Velvet Long Gloves of Healing (Pure White Dye) | Legs: Star Velvet Bottoms of Healing (Pure White Dye) | Feet: Dhalmeskin Fringe Boots (Pure White Dye)
In terms of profile, the Dhalmelskin/Serpentskin Fringe Boots are the closest thing to the Griffin Leather Boots, and since they really only look good in Pure White (they two-tone in all other colors in a really unattractive way), that meant the resulting glamour is mostly a white juxtaposition of my all black caster glamour. Since I’m kind of a dork about symmetry, that’s really satisfying to me.
The general notes here are all the same as the caster glamour, with the only real decision point being which pair of the Fringe Boots to use. I started out with the Serpentskin ones—they have lighter pouches at the top, which I thought would look better with the otherwise Pure White look. That turned out not to be the case, though, and I actually almost gave up on the glamour entirely because I didn’t think the darker Dhalmelskin pouches would work. But, just in case, I tried them anyway, and I’m glad I did. The contrast is actually something the look needed, I think—nothing too intense, but just enough to break the sea of white.
I have a feeling we’ll be looking at some older glamours in the days to come, as everything is now “done” for the time being. I do start gearing Black Mage this week with Scripture Tomestones, and I’ll have the stylish body from those next week, but I’m not yet sure that using it in its default color scheme will be worth changing my present glamour. I do know that when I can dye it I’ll definitely build something around it, but until then I don’t have any inklings of future glamours on the way.