One of my costumes this year is going to be [one of] my World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade characters; a Draenei Shaman.
I think I've figured out a good way to do the legs, but that's part of the problem. Because I think I can
do the legs nicely, I don't want to hide them under a big skirt/robe, so I can't figure out what armour set I should make to wear.
Trouble is, most of the high-level (aka Recognizable) Shaman armour sets involve either a robe or a big skirt. Except the top PVP sets, which are honestly likely to be out of my skill range. I'd rather do a good
job on some easier armour, than end up with crummy-looking complicated armour.
I've spent the last couple days puttering around the various WoW sites trying to find some armour sets that don't involve skirts (even the kind that don't give set bonuses or anything, just sets of gear that go together to form an outfit). I've come across these ones
so far. The issue with them is, since they are crummy lowbie-sets, they look
like crummy lowbie sets.
Any suggestions for a good-looking armour set I can do? It doesn't have to be specifically a Shaman outfit, but I will be using a staff as a prop, because I'll need it to keep my balance and walk properly. I don't care if the outfit isn't "supposed to" go with a staff.
I'd also like at least some
skin showing. I won't be wearing a hat/helm because I want to do the horns, and I'll be wearing it to Dragon*Con this year, so I don't want to melt from the heat, so full head-to-toe body coverage isn't as desirable as having bare arms or something. Plus, I want an excuse to paint more than just my face blue. ^_~
Am I stuck with a choice between lame looking lowbie armour or a skirt, or is there an alternative? Would it just be easier to cobble together an outfit that mostly goes together, and just hope people will recognize the style? I mean, a Draenei should be fairly distinctive on its own, but I'd like to be sure to give off a "Warcraft" feel, rather than just looking like some random blue alien chick.