I started Fashion Ninjutsu around 2 years after the introduction of FFXIV’s glamour system (something like that, anyway; I’m not scouring patch notes here). This meant that from the get-go I had a lot of old glamours to dig through for posts during lulls like the one we’re in now, which I occasionally pull from the memory archives for Looking Back posts. As we near the end of Heavensward, though, I’m just about out of those. I’ve got a few I meant to post at some point or another, but I wanted another topic of glamour-related stuff to cover for those times when I don’t have a new glamour lined up.
It’s been kicking around in my head for a long time to do something with all of the game’s novelty gear. The largest majority of it (including a number of non-novelty pieces) doesn’t work well for my normal glamour practices, since I want things that are “combat ready” most of the time, but at the same time a lot of it is fairly unique. I’ve highlighted a couple pieces before that I like but haven’t really ever used because of things like that. Despite knowing I’ll never use most of these pieces, I still like to play around with them and try to. Sometimes, I stumble on combinations that I really like, and I figure I might as well show off some of my favorites from time to time.
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Dalamud Red) | Body: Bunny Bustier (Jet Black) | Hands: Gloves of the Black Griffin (Jet Black) | Legs: Miqo’te Loincloth | Feet: Scion Healer’s Highboots
This is one that I break out rather frequently for Palace of the Dead, since the black and red matches Kinna weapons (they’re so over the top that I feel really weird if I’m not wearing black at the least). I’ve got variants of it for a couple other jobs as well, using whatever elbow-length gloves are appropriate to clamp down the puffy sleeves on the Bustier, but this version for casters is undoubtedly my favorite, since they’re the only ones that have access to the Black Griffin stuff.
I think all of the various choices here are pretty self-explanatory. The Miqo’te Loincloth is one of the few non-bikini leg pieces that works well alongside the pointed shape of the Buster’s midriff and also happens to line up perfectly with the red bow. Even the stockings (though you can’t really see them in this look, outside of the bit that peeks out over the top of the boots) work well with the white on the neck. There’s not much to say about Y’shtola’s boots that I haven’t already said before.
Ideally, I think I would like a different headpiece for the look—a hat, probably. But I haven’t found any that I like alongside the top for casters (though I think the Augmented Choral Chapeau could work well), and the Bunny Crown looks too silly on Alahra even on what is an already whimsical look. So for now I usually use the normal glasses whenever I pull this one out (I use it enough that I even have a gearset saved for it).
In the end, though, despite how much I enjoy this look, I’ve never managed to use the Bunny Bustier in a proper glamour for very long, for all the reasons I talked about in the first post I linked above. The bow makes it seem wholly impractical, and I’ve never been able to get beyond that, and it’s kind of unfortunate, since I think Miqo’te have the best leg option to pair with it. But as long as Deep Dungeon continues to allow us to wear whatever we like in Stormblood, I can get some fun out of the Bustier anyway, so there’s that!