Regularly using Fantasia has been a pretty interesting experience for me. Each of my attempts at re-creating Alahra as another race has been more successful than the last, with the most recent one working out rather well in particular. With that one, I learned to have Alahra’s customization details on hand, which meant I quickly managed to put together this bundle of adorableness with my latest Fantasia:
I spent fifteen or twenty minutes just running around as a lalafell Ninja, since their special running animation is vastly improved over the one everyone else has. The little airplane run is simply the best, and I think I could actually play a lalafell in an alternate universe just fine. Being tiny does make glamour an entirely different experience, though, and I found that a number of things looked much better on a lalafell Alahra than they do on a miqo’te one!
Glamour Components (Required Level: PLD 70)
Weapon & Shield: Curtana/Holy Shield Nexus
Head: Replica High Allagan Circlet of Fending (Metallic Silver)
Body: Antiquated Chivalrous Surcoat
Hands: Replica Dreadwyrm Gauntlets of Fending (Metallic Silver)
Legs: Antiquated Chivalrous Cuisses (Metallic Silver)
Feet: Replica Dreadwyrm Sabatons of Fending (Metallic Silver)
Since I tried but failed to use the Chivalrous Surcoat last time I used a Fantasia, it served as my starting point again this time. As it turns out, the lalafell shape suits the cape in particular much better than that of the female midlander I was trying to work with last time, which gave me the go ahead I needed to finally put Paladin’s Stormblood Artifact set to use. Of course, the Surcoat is much larger than I normally like for tank armor, which can sometimes make the process of glamour a bit less fun since so much of the look is determined by the body piece and little else, but I still managed to find some pieces that worked pretty well with it.
I’ve never been a fan of the Chivalrous Gauntlets, so those were the first things I looked toward replacing from the full set. With the blue of the Surcoat’s cape, my first thought was to use the old Valor Gauntlets, since they’ve got blue accents, but they were far too white to go along with the Curcoat (which also cut out the Valor Sabatons as an option). From there I thought to look for something leather (to work with the black on the Surcoat), but nothing really looked right for a lalafell that I could find. But I did notice that lalafell arms work much more nicely with bracers and other “small” gauntlets, which opened up the Dreadwyrm Gauntlets and their perfect shade when dyed silver that matches the small amounts of silver on the Surcoat.
Naturally, I then turned to the Dreadywrm Sabatons, too, which I’ve only used a couple of times in the past. Stocky lalafell legs work much better with shorter boots, though (and using tall boots with the Surcoat isn’t as fun since it’s so large in the first place), making them a much easier choice here. After that, I had to figure out something for the legs, and in the end I saw no real reason to use anything outside of the Chivalrous Cuisses, since they were going to be mostly obscured anyway. For a final touch, I added the High Allagan Circlet, which looks much better with the Minfillia hair on a lalafell than it does on miqo’te Alahra.
Of course, I’m already back to normal after putting this one together, and I was instantly sad at how poorly the look works for a miqo’te, most especially because of this still vexing problem:
But I won’t delve into that again here, since I’ve already dedicated an entire post to it! Tail clipping aside, though, I had a lot of fun with this Fantasia, and I think I’ll be do a lot with future lalafell glamours, too!
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