Glamour Spotlight: Scouting DPS #28 (All Saints’ Wake 2018)

With this being the third All Saints’ Wake since I started this blog, I suppose the yearly seasonal glamours are something of a tradition now. So, even though we’re not getting any new outfits this year, I wanted to keep the tradition alive. That does mean things are going to be trickier this year, since I’ve already used the usable pieces of the All Saints’ Wake gear in some fashion or another, and I don’t want to do any repeats! I do think we’ve gotten enough new things to play with since last All Saints’ Wake that I can at least use some of the things we’ve gotten in new ways, which is something!

So, as usual, I started with Ninja, which has been overdue for a new glamour for months (outside of changing some dyes, my last new glamour for it was all the way back in May!). Last year, I made good use of the new Werewolf pieces we got, and the year before that, I put together something with the Witch’s Gloves and Thighboots. I’ve never really liked the Vampire’s Vest for Ninja, so I reasoned I should go for something a little more general. Since that original glamour in 2016, we’ve gotten a pretty significant upgrade to the Best Man’s Jacket in the form of the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket, so I decided I’d go for something in a similar style.

Glamour Components (Required Level: All Classes 1)
Weapon: Spurs of the Thorn Prince (Metallic Orange)
Head: Reading Glasses (Metallic Orange)
Body: Scion Adventurer’s Jacket (Jet Black)
Hands: Demonic Gloves
Legs: Werewolf Bottoms (Jet Black)
Feet: Demonic Thighboots
Earrings: Pumpkin Earrings

I found pretty quickly that the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket doesn’t look good in any shade of orange, though, so the only “spooky” color I could use for it was black. Of course, that was going to make it pretty difficult to really add a much in the way of All Saints’ Wake gear into the final look, but I already knew I was going to be having a tough time of it this year, so I soldiered on. Though I used the Werewolf Bottoms last year, I couldn’t imagine going with anything else for Ninja (and it looks great with the jacket, anyway), which left the matter of gloves and boots, as well as some way to add in a little more of that Halloween spirit.

After a lot of back and forth about them, I decided not to use any of the Witch’s gear this time, since the gloves in particular didn’t really mesh well with the Jacket. Instead, I opted for the Demonic ones, which are at least a little in the spirit of the season (I really love the clawed fingertips on the gloves in particular). They also work really well alongside the Jacket, having a similar fabric character and matching accents of silver. All of that together served to make a really slick sort of professional assassin look, but it was really missing anything that screamed Halloween to me.

As might be expected, I added in the Pumpkin Earrings first from there, but they were really screaming (ha!) for something more—by themselves, they felt really out of place in what could otherwise pass for a non-seasonal glamour. From there, I pulled out the old Spurs of the Thorn Prince (which I’ve used every year for All Saints’ Wake so far) for some more orange to accompany the earrings. That wasn’t quite enough, though, so I added in the Reading Glasses (sadly, none of the sunglasses dyed well in orange!) for just a bit more.

While this final result doesn’t use as many All Saints’ Wake pieces as I would normally like to for the holiday, the look’s cohesive enough overall that I’m still pretty satisfied with it. It also works rather well minus the seasonal colors, and I’m a bit surprised I’ve never combined the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket with the Werewolf Bottoms before this. I feel like I’m off to a good start for this year’s All Saints’ Wake either way, though, and I hope to have a few more seasonal glamours done before the month is up!

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