Heavenly Empress

By Mihrean on July 2nd, 2017
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Light
Color: Multi
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Cantha: isolated and lost from the rest of the world one can only speculate as to the identity of their Emperor, and what courtly intrigues take place...

Firstly, a huge huge shout out to the scribes of The Messenger Quest! This look would not have been possible without such a lovely guildhall to take screenies in :) You guys are awesome!

So... I probably should have waited till Lunar New Year to post this but I got impatient. I tried to match her jewellery to the undyeable gems in the Stately Garb. I'm still not entirely convinced that Mesmer is the best choice of class for her... maybe fire elementalist would look more appropriate?

I hope everyone enjoys my attempt at a Canthan character. I avoided looking at previous Canthan looks while creating this but I should imagine that my choices are pretty similar to things that have been done before! However, now I've finished making this I'd love see other peoples' versions so if you have any recommendations please let me know :)

I'll also warn everyone that I'm having lots of fun making characters specifically for festivals so I daresay you can guess as to the (very unoriginal) themes of my next few uploads...


Fashion Collector
Love the look and the description! Very original and interesting ^^)
2017-07-02 11:20

Deathblade Kenny
Fashion Guru
''Straight outta Cantha'' is all i can say hahahaha
she looks so nostalgic and u made me miss guild wars factions now. screens are super and the theme is on point. gold
2017-07-02 11:40

Gorgeous, love it. And face... I just love it how you changed sliders, so she look completely different person + asian. That's impressive. Gold
2017-07-02 12:15

Fashion Guru
Well you never know.... maybe one expansion some day... XD Also thanks Kenny.
2017-07-02 12:57 in reply to Deathblade Kenny

Fashion Guru
Thank you steamius :)
2017-07-02 12:58 in reply to steamius

Fashion Guru
I confess the face was difficult (I find the human sliders very tricky to get anything other than generic barbie) so I'm glad this is convincing :)
2017-07-02 12:59 in reply to 5fleas

Nice asian look and nice screenshot :D Gold
2017-07-02 14:07

Bianca Zauberkind
Her face looks super cute and asian in the opening screen :O ! The chest and her hair are super fitting to the theme and the rest of the outfit and the screens are amazing. Gold :)
2017-07-02 16:17

Fashion Guru
It's amazing. I love oriental themes ^^
2017-07-02 23:13

Fashion Guru
Thanks Katushka for the lovely compliment :) I've been meaning to get round to finish this for AGES as it's one of my favourites too.
2017-07-03 7:38 in reply to Katushka

Fashion Guru
Thanks Tallac :)
2017-07-03 7:38 in reply to Tallac

Fashion Guru
Glad you like it! That ornate hair is one of my favourites. I personally think the face works well from the side but I'm not so convinced from the front... but that may just be the limitations of the game engine... Anyway, thank you :)
2017-07-03 7:43 in reply to Bianca Zauberkind

I love that chestpiece, but failed to create anything around it so far.
You created a very cool canthanian themed look here, love it! :D
And your screens are amazing! They really give me some cantha vibes :o
The one infront of those waves is prolly my favorite.
Gold from me!!!
2017-07-03 11:00

Fashion Guru
Hey thanks so much Hylek! I took the guild hall screens and then felt like I was aimlessly roaming round Tyria failing to find Canthan stuff. Those waves are part of some sort of papermache dragon slide in the carnival of Divinities reach (why oh why did you take away the Canthan area anet!). I was getting pretty desperate as I'd forgotten at that point about the Jade Sea fractal so I was hoping it might look the the waves in one of Hiroshige's prints XD
2017-07-03 12:46 in reply to Hylek

Elessar Taralom
Perfect Cantha look!
She looks super Asian from her hair to her face to the general wardrobe
I particularly like the dyes you used: they read as Asian, but they are more creative than the usual red/gold
Presentation is on spot, a big gold from me! ^^
2017-07-03 18:15

Fashion Guru
Thank you Elessar. I'm really glad you like it :) I guess I'm lucky about those lime/blue undyeable gems as they forced me from the red/gold theme as it clashed terribly!
2017-07-04 5:29 in reply to Elessar Taralom

hmm I thought I commented already, but somehow my comment vanished into nothingness.. o.o

anyway, I love this look! her face is soo pretty and you definitely achieved the asian appearance!
the chest piece makes her really look like an empress, very impressive.
and the combination of hairstyle and head piece is gorgeous.
gold from me!
2017-07-04 8:31

Fashion Guru
Hey thanks Chro :) I confess, the number of times I've got distracted and forgotten to comment, or commented and then forgot to vote is ridiculous!
Anyway I'm glad you like it and thanks for the lovely comments!
2017-07-04 14:16 in reply to Chro

Factions was my favourite expansion back in the day, so I absolutely love this. Every element from her face, hair and clothes just compliment each other, not a single fault!
2018-02-28 9:55