Perfect Ten: MMO fan fashion scenes

    
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For some of us, having the best gear — stat-wise — isn’t a driving force for playing MMOs. Now, the best-looking gear? That’s a whole different story.

It’s incredibly rare these days for an MMO not to offer players the option to create a cosmetic outfit from their favorite virtual articles of clothing. Ever since games started to do this, there’s been a community devoted to looking absolutely fabulous. For players in that community, finding gear that has a unique or complementary look is the real name of the game.

Today we’re going to look at 10 fan projects to celebrate and show off MMO fashion across the realm. Know a site or blog that isn’t on this list but should be? Give it a link salute in the comments!

1. Rift-Wardrobe

RIFT’s ever-expanding wardrobe system deserves a spotlight, and the ladies at Rift-Wardrobe have stepped up to do just that. This relatively new fan site is asking for cosmetic outfit submissions to win weekly and monthly prizes. There’s even a show on Twitch every Wednesday to show off the best fashion and have them judged by the panel.

2. MMO Fashion

Instead of focusing on one game, this site seeks to provide a comprehensive database of several MMOs. Players are encouraged to submit their own creations to expand the site’s offerings.

In fact, MMO Fashion is made up of six sub-sites: ArcheAge Fashion, ESO Fashion, GW2 Fashion, TOR Fashion, TOR Decorating, and WildStar Fashion. Be careful; you could get lost in all of that!

3. Guild Wars Dye Job

This is a subreddit rather than a fan site, but don’t let that scare you away! Fans of good-looking Tyrians show up every day to post their Guild Wars 2 creations and see what fellow players think. It’s an Imgur paradise, really.

4. Cosmetic Lotro

Lord of the Rings Online had a lot of outfit blogs in its heyday, but none got at much attention and (deserved) acclaim as Cosmetic Lotro. It’s a beautifully laid out site with large pictures, detailed descriptions, and lists of each of the pieces that make the set possible. I was always in awe that she continually came up with new outfits after so long, and while updates have ceased, the site is still quite relevant to the game’s fashion scene.

5. Hawtpants of the Old Republic

While most fashion blogs look to showcase stunning ensembles, Hawtpants decided to go the opposite route. Most of her blog calls out and shames horrible get-ups, including the titular leggings. It’s absolutely hilarious to go back through the archives and see where SWTOR stumbles in fashion.

6. Sephora’s Closet II

Sephora used to do a blog dedicated to (I kid you not) Anarchy Online fashion, but she’s since jumped the Funcom ship to The Secret World. Probably a good move, considering the times. Both of her blogs are great to peruse for fashion inspiration. I know I’m always looking for new ways to assemble my outfits in TSW!

7. The Devil Wears Transmog

“Because if you’re going to haul yourself across Azeroth collecting infested bear intestines, you might as well look fabulous while doing it.”

OK, this blog gets huge points for the name and description alone. But it’s also terrific for navigating World of Warcraft’s outfitting system to find pieces worthy of a king or queen.

8. EQ2 Traders Corner Fashion

This might not be the flashiest fashion site you’ll ever see (and in truth it’s only part of a site), but it’s still a helpful resource to EverQuest II players hoping to look their best in-game. Different pieces and outfits can be pulled up to compare against what else is out there.

9. Mog’s Addiction

Another WoW transmog blog (say that five times fast!), Mog’s Addiction is a living shrine to a person who really, really likes outfitting characters. It’s breathtakingly comprehensive, featuring different categories of gear and fan designs.

10. The Starry Mantle

Another terrific LOTRO cosmetic blog, The Starry Mantle regularly posts updates with interesting outfits that often jar me out of my normal routine of dress-up. I really appreciated Starry’s tips section where she puts a lot of serious thought into what makes a look great.

Everyone likes a good list, and we are no different! Perfect Ten takes an MMO topic and divvies it up into 10 delicious, entertaining, and often informative segments for your snacking pleasure. Got a good idea for a list? Email us at justin@massivelyop.com or eliot@massivelyop.com with the subject line “Perfect Ten.”
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SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Rift wardrobe is the one for me.

Njessi
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Njessi

cromahr Sorry about that.  Having absolutely no idea that this was being posted, I was taking the opportunity to make things pretty.  All is working now.

xivbubblegum
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xivbubblegum

confectionally xivbubblegum Yups! it’s for drawing fashion inspiration and letting people share their individual style. All glamours uploaded are tagged, indexed and easily searchable. :)

For information on how to obtain items I’d recommend checking out either the Eorzea Database on the Lodestone, XIV DB (http://xivdb.com) or my new fave, Garland Tools (http://www.garlandtools.org/db), although gallery functions aren’t available on any of those sites atm.

ManastuUtakata
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xivbubblegum ManastuUtakata Flimflamberge 
You are after this pink gnome’s heart! <3

confectionally
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xivbubblegum confectionally I had a look, but am I right in assuming it’s pretty much just people’s ensembles and there’s no actual gallery of armor pieces anywhere?  My problem was always as a newbie there’s such a dizzying array of armors that I couldn’t figure out where to get things or whether I was missing out on pieces I would’ve enjoyed but had never seen.

xivbubblegum
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ManastuUtakata Flimflamberge I’ve a tumblr page where I post the most popular glamours of the week at http://rosiepoesie.tumblr.com :>

xivbubblegum
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xivbubblegum

confectionally Please do take a peek at our fledgling FFXIV fashion community over at xivbubblegum.pink – hopefully it’ll twirl your curls. c:

StClair
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StClair
xivbubblegum
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Flimflamberge

ManastuUtakata
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camelotcrusade 
…some Orcs want to look fabulous though! <3