Need an introduction to FFXIV Glamor? Final Fantasy XIV is full of extravagant outfits as a real entry in the series should be, and looking good is just as important as the raid. Fortunately, there are some great tools that help you wear whatever you want without affecting your stats.
So here’s how to use the FF14 Glamor system, including how to start the quest to unlock it, how to get hairstyles and dyes, and how to use Prisms and the FF14 Glamor Dresser.
FFXIV Glamor quest: How to find it
Glamor basically works by sticking the look of the clothes you want over the clothes you actually wear, so that you can look good and still have the right outfit for the level. To unlock it you’ll need to go to Horizon in West Thanalan, talk to Swyrgeim, and complete a few level 15 quests: one to unlock Glamor, one for Dye, and one for Craftsmen to unlock manufacturing prisms. She searches for different types of orange juice that you can get at the bar next door to complement the three. Once you are done, you are ready to begin your fashion adventure.
How to use dyes
Let’s start with the basics: You can dye most of your gear by buying or making dyes and then applying them directly to the item. Go to the character screen or the armory chest, select the equipment and scroll down to “Dye”. This will open a pop-up window which will allow you to preview different colors before applying the dye. You can find a lot of basic dyes sold by Junkmongers in various places, but the rarer ones are made.
How to get a haircut
Another quick way to change up your look is to cut your locks at a beautician. You can summon one by using a crystal bell in an inn room or after you have purchased your house. This will call Jandelaine and lead you to a limited version of the character search creator to change your hair and makeup. You can unlock a few more hairstyles in the game at The Golden Saucer, Wolve’s Den, and the Two Deep Dungeons.
How to use FFXIV Glamor prisms
To quickly change the look of your gear, you will need FFXIV Glamor prisms. These can be crafted or purchased on the Marketboard. First select the item you are wearing and scroll down to “Spread Glamor”. A screen will appear showing the item you have selected on the left and a list of items you can add to your glamor in your inventory on the right.
A few things to keep in mind: You can only use FF14 Glamor items that are compatible with the Job you are playing and that are at or below your level. Once you’ve chosen the look you want, apply the Glamor and the Prism will be spent. Congratulations on your new outfit, no one will know how ugly your real armor is down there.
How to use the FFXIV Glamor dresser and plates
If you are a fashion enthusiast and want to create multiple outfits, use the Glamor Dresser and Glamor Plates that you will find in Inn rooms in all major cities. Using the dresser will allow you to store up to 400 pieces of gear – handy for any gatherer – and easily mold the look of any stored item onto whatever you wear, but the real power is in the plates FFXIV Glamor.
The plates allow you to form an entire outfit and apply it to what you are wearing at the same time. To form a glamorous plate, select “Edit Glamorous Plates” and fill each slot with the look you want from the dresser, then click save. To apply it, you just need to click on “Apply”. This can be done from the chest of drawers, but also from the Character menu by clicking on the plates icon next to the equipment list.
By using glamorous plaques like this, you can use the same look for multiple tasks and quickly update your look when upgrading and replacing gear to keep your appearance consistent.
Where to find clothes
Now where do you actually get outfits? You can purchase basic armor in towns as you level up with rarer coins from dungeons, but the most wanted looks are either crafted or from events and quests. Many of the older Final Fantasy cosplay pieces, such as the Squal Jacket from FFVIII, are Veteran Rewards and can be redeemed for Certificates of Achievement (obtained by playing the game over time) by Jonathas in Old Gridania.
It’s also worth heading to Wolve’s Den and participating in PvP to find some nice pieces of armor that many people don’t realize. The Beast Tribes also have a few pieces such as dye nails from the Ananta region in the bangs. Finally, the Golden Saucer is also home to many quirky and understated outfits, as well as a game to challenge your fashion skills called “Fashion Report”.