In my continued experiments with my two favorite pieces from the 2B glamour set, I’ve largely been focused on black. Alahra tends to look best in darker colors (and black especially), which can sometimes leave me in a bit of a glamour rut if I’m not careful. So, as I started thinking about other things to try, I wanted to be sure to consider other colors this time around. That meant, among other things, avoiding much of the YorHA gear from The Copied Factory, since I’m not a huge fan of how most of the gear looks outside of its default color.
Somewhere along the line, I also got the idea to use either the Wrangler’s Jacket or Gaganaskin Jacket of Aiming. While the similar Anemos Jacket has been pretty popular in combination with 2B’s leggings, I’ve never been a fan of the way it looks when dyed, and that made me wonder if the somewhat heavier Aiming variants might work well instead. Since I wanted full control over colors, I settled on using the dyeable Gaganaskin Jacket as my starting point and went from there.
Glamour Components (Requirements: BRD/DNC/MCH 60)
Weapon: Revolver of the Wanderer
Head: Reading Glasses (Dalamud Red)
Body: Gaganaskin Jacket of Aiming (Pure White)
Hands: Scion Traveler’s Gloves (Pure White)
Legs: No.2 Type B Leggings (Slate Grey)
Feet: No.2 Type B Boots (Slate Grey)
At first, I wanted to go the extra mile and use a color I’ve never (or at least rarely) used. Having used the Gaganaskin Jacket here and there before, I was familiar with its two-tone dyeing pattern, and I thought it’d be a neat vehicle for getting away not only from all black 2B glamours but single color glamours in general, which are a really easy thing to fall into with 2B’s gear. After sampling a range of colors, I initially settled on Lilac Purple as my dye of choice, liking the contrast between the dusky pink and the dark red bits of the jacket.
When it came to picking a solid color to compliment the body piece, though, I didn’t have much luck. Lilac Purple is one of those shades of dye that doesn’t have options that match its darker shade for two-tone patterns, which didn’t work well with my initial plan. I played around with using Wine Red on the leggings and boots as a substitute, but that lead to too much clashing for my liking due to too much red overall.
After another round of color testing, I settled on using Pure White instead, since I knew Slate Grey would work just fine for my purposes from far too much experience. That made figuring out the dye on the 2B pieces much simpler (and I’ve always thought the jacket looks stellar in white, even when not playing with the grey at all). From there, I dyed Alahra’s glasses red for just an added hint to complement the jacket’s own red.
Last but not least came the gloves. In the past I’ve most often used the Sky Rat Fingerless Gloves of Aiming alongside the jacket (or its other variations), but those don’t dye particularly well in Pure White, so they were out this time. I didn’t have to look all that long, though. I stumbled upon the Scion Traveler’s Gloves, which have been sitting in my Glamour Dresser unused for months, and found they were more or less perfect in Pure White (including some grey to pair well with the jacket).
I haven’t actually settled on what my next DPS class to 80 is going to be after Samurai, which is sitting at 78 as of writing, but there’s a decent chance it’s going to be either Bard or Machinist. That should mean this look gets some solid mileage soon, and I’m looking forward to it. While I’ve moved away from using The White as Alahra’s in-game title (I’ve favored The Transcendant lately), there’s still always something that feels right about Pure White glamours for her.
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