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It’s no surprise that Final Fantasy XIV is full with outrageous clothes, as a proper introduction to the series should be.
Fortunately, there are a number of excellent tools that allow you to wear whatever you want without impacting your numbers.
How to unlock and use the FF14 Glamour system, including how to acquire haircuts and dyes, how to get Prisms and how to use the FF14 Glamour Dresser are all covered in this guide.
In Final Fantasy XIV, the charm system lets players change the look of their gear to almost anything they want. The options are almost endless, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
You’ll need some Glamour Prisms to start. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to get them.
Glamour Prisms are just things you keep in your collection. You’d use them up as you changed the look of your gears.
You can take a making class to make a glamour prism, or you can just buy one from the market board. Most of the time, they’re also pretty cheap.
You should also remember that all of these cool things you want to do are tied to your job.
So, for example, if you were a Dragoon, you could only Glamour other Dragoon gear.
But there is also a subset of gear that you can put on any class with a shine. Square-Enix wants people to be able to wear the nice-looking clothes no matter what job they have.
But in general, the glamour system will let you show off your imagination and dress up your character in a lot of different ways. You can look anything from cute to cool to sexy and everything in between.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
How to complete the Glamour quest in Final Fantasy XIV?
Glamour allows you to seem fantastic while still sporting game-appropriate attire by simply pasting the design of the garments you desire over the ones you’re already wearing.
Glamouring, dyeing, and prism-making can all be unlocked by completing level 15 missions at Horizon in Western Thanalan, where Swyrgeim will be waiting.
To complete the set, she’s looking for several flavours of orange juice, which you may find in the nearby bar.
You’re now ready to go on your trip into the world of fashion.
How Do You Unlock Glamouring?
Thankfully, it’s not too hard to get into the beauty system. Square-Enix didn’t want you to have to do something silly to change your look, so it’s just a simple sidequest.
Also, there aren’t that many requirements!
You must reach level 15 as the only real condition.
But, here’s a fun fact: it wasn’t always like this.
In the past, glamouring items was more of a late-game thing to do. To fully glamour, you needed a crazy number of items called “catalysts.”
Now, though, it’s easier to get. It’s becoming more important. Which is great because it means more people can use it.
If you’re already level 15 and want to use the beauty system, go to Western Thanalan and look for a player named Swyrgeim. Here are some locations in case you can’t find her: X 12.7, Y 14.3.
Once you find them, accept the “If I Had a Glamour” quest and finish it.
Think of this quest as a way to learn about how glamours work. It will tell you everything you need to know, and it will even give you some starting beauty prisms!
You don’t have to, but you can also pick up a quest called “Color Your World” that lets you dye things and change their colors, as well as a quest called “Absolutely Glamorous” that lets you make your own Glamour Prisms.
You’ll need a Hand or Land apprentice with at least 15 levels, though.
And now you don’t need to get different kinds of Glamour Prisms because they work on all gear.
How Does Glamouring Work?
A few things need to be said about the method.
For each thing you want to Glamour, you’ll need one Glamour Prism.
And the item you want to change must be the same level or better than the item you want to change your gear into.
This means you can’t make a piece of gear from level 1 look like it’s from level 80.
This is not a big deal, and you shouldn’t run into any problems because of it. Almost always, you’ll want to wear your strongest gear and then transform it into something cooler or cuter.
Square-Enix knew what they were doing, since most of the gear players will want to use for glamouring is at level 1.
I probably should also say that glamouring is a job skill.
A lot of the level 1 gear I talked about doesn’t matter because it can be used by any job. That’s definitely good news.
But if the gear you want is something like a White Mage robe, you’re out of luck. White Mage gear can be Glamoured on top of other White Mage gear.
But you can’t put a piece of Ninja gear on top of a piece of White Mage gear and Glamour it.
How to use dyes?
To begin, most of your gear may be dyed by purchasing or making dyes and then applying them directly to the item.
Drop down to ‘Dye’ from the Character screen or Armory chest and choose the item of gear.
Pop-up window that allows you to see different dye colours before applying them.
Junkmongers sell a wide variety of simple colours, but the rarest ones are handmade.
How to get a haircut?
Cutting your hair at an Aesthetician is another fast approach to change your appearance.
There are two ways you can summon one: either by using a Crystal Bell in an Inn Room or by purchasing your own home.
To access a limited version of the character builder where you can change your hair and make-up, simply do so to summon Jandelaine.
At the Gold Saucer, Wolve’s Den, and the two Deep dungeons, you can gain access to more hairstyles.
How to use FFXIV Glamour Prisms?
These Glamour Prisms, which can be created or purchased from the Marketboard, will allow you to swiftly change the appearance of your gear.
For starters, go into your inventory and select the item you’re now wearing, then click on the ‘Cast Glamour’ option to bring up a screen with a list of everything you can Glamour over it.
You can only Glamour objects in FF14 that are suitable with the Job you’re playing and that are equal to or lower in level than you are.
Once you’ve decided on your look, use the Glamour and the Prism to bring it to life.
Since no one can see your actual armour beneath, congrats on your new look.
How to use the FFXIV Glamour Dresser and Plates?
Inn rooms in big cities have a Glamour Dresser and Glamour plates, which may be used by fashionistas to build up different ensembles.
Using the dresser gives you the ability to store up to 400 pieces of equipment, which is great for gear hoarders, and to easily apply the appearance of any stored item to the one you’re now wearing, but the actual power of the dresser comes from the FFXIV Glamour Plates.
Plates allow you to create an entire outfit and then apply it all at once.
After selecting Edit Glamour Plates and filling each slot with the look you choose from the dresser’s drawers, click Save when finished.
Changing the gear sets is as simple as clicking the plates icon next to the gear sets list in the Character menu or the dresser.
Using Glamour Plates of this type allows you to use the same appearance across several jobs and to easily refresh your appearance while levelling and changing gear.
Where to find clothes?
So, where do you go to acquire your clothes?
Armor can be purchased from towns and dungeons as you level up, but the most sought-after looks can only be obtained by crafting or by completing events and quests.
Veteran Rewards, such as Squal’s jacket from FFVIII, can be exchanged for Achievement Certificates (acquired by playing the game over time) by Jonathas in Old Gridania.
There are some stunning armour pieces hidden in the Wolve’s Den, and participating in PvP there can help you uncover them.
The Ananta in The Fringes area left behind some unique artefacts, including dyeable fingernails, which may be found at Beast Tribes.
Finally, the Gold Saucer is the place to go if you want to test your fashion sense in games like ‘Fashion Report’ which features both outrageous and understated clothing.