Faerie Customizations: Elemental Edition
In my previous Faerie Customizations article, I covered most of the unique faeries, and now it`s time to look at the elemental ones. There are six types of elemental faerie: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Light and Dark. How can you customize your Neopet to resemble a mischievous Fire Faerie or a beautiful Water Faerie? If you`re looking for inspiration for some faerie-related looks, please read on.
In this article I have also included famous elemental faeries such as Illusen, Jhudora, Nuria, and others.
Bottled Earth faerie
Rainbow Field of Daisies Background
Trapped in a Jar
Pretty Little Daisy
Magical Spring Vine Wings
Dyeworks Brown: Side Swept Blond Wig
Dyeworks Green: Lavender Faerietale Dress
Golden Key Necklace
When creating an Earth Faerie look, your go-to options are green dresses, brunette wigs and backgrounds featuring flowers, forests, gardens and fields. For the wings, there are several green and leaf/plant ones available.
Due to the grass and flowers being part of theTrapped in a Jar item, I feel it`s best suited for Earth and Light faeries.
Earth Faerie in Faerieland
Gift of a Piece of Cake
Illusens Laced Slippers
Sugar Plum Faerie Wig
Brilliant Green Faerie Wings
Delicate Earth Faerie Dress
Discovery of Faerieland Day Background
The gazebo and topiaries add to the garden theme. I struggled a bit to find shoes that fit the dress, so I ended up using the matching Delicate Earth Faerie Shoes. Footwear is not strictly speaking necessary for this type of faerie look, as Earth Faeries generally are often depicted barefoot.
Famous Earth Faerie: Illusen
Fingerless Asparagus Gloves
Illusens Collectors Contacts
Wooden Flower Necklace
Mushroom and Flower Arch
Glade Tree House
Illusens Collectors Bow
Illusens Laced Slippers
Earth Faerie Wings
Illusens Glade Background
Illusen lives in a forest glade in Meridell, where she offers quests to Neopians who visit her. She is known for her kindness and is more patient than certain other faeries. During the wars of Meridell, Illusen helped defend the land and offered sanctuary for the peasants.
She is also famous for her rivalry with Jhudora the Dark Faerie, though Illusen will not speak of what happened between them.
This customization makes use of the Illusen-themed wearables available, and has added detail to complete this iconic faeries look, such as the necklace, gloves and belt. I`d say the contacts and the bow are expendable from this customization, particularly the bow, as four-legged Neopets can`t hold it and it just sits on the ground next to them. You can replace the contacts with the Earth Faerie Eye Shadow, as they cannot be worn at the same time. The Glade Tree House is Illusen`s home, and the mushroom arch creates a nice frame, sort of like an entrance to her glade. Autumn Woodland Short Staff can be used until a proper Illusens Staff is released.
MME16-S4c: Glowing Green Contacts
Dark Enchanted Cape
Deadly Beauty Dress
Ileres Tree Background
MiniMME19-S2b: Spring Forest Markings
Ilere Collectors Wings
Dark Green Shrubbery
Ilere is a mysterious and reclusive Earth Faerie who lives deep in the Haunted Woods. In the Tale of Woe plot, Ilere took young Sophie in and offered her the equipment she needed to become a witch.
This is your typical, standard look for Ilere. The glowing eyes and bright markings add magic and mystery to the customization. If you don`t own the Deadly Beauty Dress, try Black Rose Dress or Warriors Victory Dress.
Earth Faerie in the jungle
MME16-S4a: Poisonous Leaf Wings
Flowering Vine Staff
Shadowy Forest Wig
Court Dancers Collectors Eye Shadow and Contacts
Jungle Foliage Face Paint
Stuck in the Lost Isle Background
Jungle Green Gown
This was intended as a new spin on the classical Earth Faerie look, but it can also double as an alternative look for Ilere, as the green wig and dark dress suit her nicely. The staff can also be used in an Illusen customization.
Air Faerie in Faerieland
Commemorative Floating Air Faerie Doll
New Years in Faerieland Background
Sparkling Winter Wings
Cloud Gate Foreground
Armin Collectors Contacts
Dyeworks Blue: Shimmery Rose Top
Perfect Hair Wig
Flowing Air Faerie Skirt
NOTE: The Cloud Gate Foreground does not show up in the image provided by DTI.
Your standard options for an Air Faerie look is blonde hair, blue clothing, blue wings and a background featuring clouds and sky. There is a handful of cloud-themed backgrounds to choose from, and new Dyeworks versions have added to the selection.
I chose the Sparkling Winter Wings both based on the colour, but also for its butterfly-like design. Several Faerie Neopets have insect-like wings, and this wearable echoes that. Although Air Faeries usually have blue eyes, I don`t think adding contacts is needed – I did it in this example to cover up the big, green bug eyes of the Buzz.
Standard Air Faerie
Sheer Blue Wings
Dyeworks Blue: Golden Shimmer Cape
Feet in the Clouds Foreground
Golden Key Necklace
Valentines Daydream Wig
Faerieland Furniture Collectors Cloud Dress
Dyeworks Blue: Pink Mountain and Cloud Background
My personal favourite item in this customization is the wig. I like the cloud hairband and the light blue streaks in the blonde locks. An elegant wig fit for a vain Air Faerie.
Famous Air Faerie: Psellia
Brilliant Blue Faerie Wings
Cloud Covered Summer Dress
MME6-S5: Poppable Harris on a String
Cloudy Sky Background
Swinging on a Cloud
Air Faerie Eye Shadow
Air Faerie Bubble Necklace
Psellia is one of the protectors of Altador, her constellation is The Dreamer. She is also known for saving Jeran the knight during The Battle For Meridell, when he fell from the Darigan Citadel. Psellia is a kind and peaceful Air Faerie that rarely leaves Faerieland, but she sends messages to the rest of Neopia with her pet Harris.
Bottled Dark Faerie
Dark Faerie Magic Orbs
Sleek Purple Wig
Dark Faerie Wings
Black and Red Stripe Stockings and Witch Shoes
Dark Faerie Staff
Dark Faerie Smoke Dress
Dark Faerie Eye Shadow
Bottled Faerie Background
This background can be used with any elemental faerie, but I feel the colour scheme particularly fits and flatters the Dark faeries. Signature colours for these faeries are purple and black, which should be reflected in choices of wig and clothes.
Dark Faerie Magic
Dark Faerie Magic Cloud Garland
MME13-S2b: Deadly Spell Foreground
Purple Highlight Bob Wig
Dark Faerie Gown
MME13-S1: Magical Shrunken Heads
Purple Warlock Battle Wings
Magic Spell Circle Background
The theme of dark magic feels fitting for this type of faerie, they are known for evil curses and dark spells. I wonder what this Dark Faerie is conjuring? The green and purple colours also bring to mind a certain famous character...
Famous Dark Faerie: Jhudora
Pretty Purple Faerie Shirt
Darkest Faerie Tights and Boots
Shelves of Potions Trinket
Deadly Poison Bottle
Poisonous Purple and Green Skirt
Spooky Potions Cave Background
Jhudora is known for offering quests to brave Neopets, but she is also known to inflict terrible punishments onto those who fail to complete them in time... Fyora the Faerie Queen watches Jhudora closely, but has so far been unable to discover her secret plans. Jhudora is also famous for her rivalry with Illusen the Earth Faerie, though no one knows what happened between them to make them enemies.
My impression is that most people use the Jhudoras Bluff background when dressing their Neopet up like this famous Dark Faerie, and although it`s a sensible choice, I wanted to explore other options and make use of the lovely Jhudoras Cauldron item.
Green Scallop Evening Dress
Maraqua Team Glitter Face Paint
Golden Sea Star Wig
Stuffed Sea Shell Foreground
Exploring Maraqua Background
Luminous Seashell Staff
Water Faerie Eye Shadow
Water Faeries are beautiful and magical, their signature colours are shades of blue. Most underwater scenes fit them perfectly. You can add Gormball Splat Foreground or MiniMME9-B: Splashing Puddles to a back background to make it look like your Water Faerie Neopet is sitting/standing in a puddle. In addition to the dresses and skirts used in these examples, try Flowy Scaled Skirt to give your Neopet the illusion of a red mermaid tail.
Water Faerie at Mystery Island
Lush Green Island Tree
Adorable Wonderland Shoes and Tights
Beaded Shell Necklace
Iridescent Scales Skirt
Dark Tropical Wig
Pretty Tropical Lagoon Background
Though traditionally blonde, who is to say that there aren`t Water Faeries with other hair colours out there? The Dark Tropical Wig gives your Neopet a gorgeous set of black locks, and the pretty flowers fit perfectly in a Mystery Island setting like this one.
Floating at the Beach Background is a similar background, but features more open water and sky.
Water Faeries don`t have wings, but if you really want to add them anyway, these are my suggestions: Ornate Maractite Wings, Shell Faerie Wings, Water Wings.
Famous Water Faerie: Naia the Rainbow Fountain Faerie
Golden Key Necklace
Roo Island Castle Collectors Dress
Painters Supply Table
Premium Collectible: Blonde Anchor Wig
Dripping Paint Brush
Water Faerie Eye Shadow
Rainbow Fountain Background
Ombre Cloud Garland
Who hasn`t dreamed of receiving a quest from the Rainbow Fountin Faerie? If you`re lucky enough to be given one of her quests, you can bring your Neopet to the Rainbow Fountain in Faerieland and paint them a new colour!
Instead of the painters table, try Magical Faerieland Painting or Oversized Paint Brush.
Playful Fountain Set causes water to squirt up around your Neopet.
The Dyeworks Blue: Summer Orange Root Blonde Wig is also a blonde wig with a hint of blue.
Undead Contacts and Face Paint
Shallow Pirate Grave Foreground
Lovely Sea Monster Dress
Nightmare Maraqua Underwater Wig
Eerie Underwater Grotto Background
Fearsome Fish Bone Staff
These evil, dark Water Faeries appeared in the Curse of Maraqua plot, yet little of their personalities were revealed, and their individual names are not known. There are plushie versions of these faeries, the names of which refer to them as follows: Evil Eldest Drenched Sister, Moderately Evil Middle Drenched Sister and Slightly Less Evil Youngest Drenched Sister.
The Drenched Collectors Contacts
Undead Princess Dress
The Three Skull Facepaint
Iridescent Sea Monster Wig
Wings of Flame
Hands of Fiery Energy
Dyeworks Orange: Multicolour Wig
Broiling Fire Foreground
Red Eye Shadow
MME3-B1: Magma Pool Background
Bed of Burning Coal Embers
Fire Faeries are known to be mischievous and impatient, their signature colours are those of the flames: Red, orange and yellow. Similarly to the Dark Faeries, they typically have short hair.
Tyrannian Volcano Lair Background and Volcano Lavafall are good Neopoint options for this look.
Fire Faerie at the Faerie Festival
Premium Collectible: Stone Bridge Foreground
Short Woodland Archer Wig
Island Flame Baton
Brilliant Red Faerie Wings
Meridellian Festive Gown
Ruined Faerie Festival Background
Fire Faerie Eye Shadow
The idea here is that the bridge functions as a stage for this performing Fire Faerie to show off her tricks. (Just pretend that the faeries in the background haven`t been turned into statues).
You can swap the Premium Collectible bridge for Meridellian Festive Tent. This places the Neopet firmly on the grass with a white tent behind her, which also obstructs the view of the poor petrified faeries. Hopefully she won`t set the tent on fire!
Famous Fire Faerie: Nuria
Nightsteed Collectors Flame Hands
Fiery Wooden Wings
Long Lost Desert Scroll Trinket
Temple of 1000 Tombs Interior Background
MiniMME22-S2b: Queen of Lost Desert Markings
Dyeworks Red: Dark Mystical Gown
Nuria is a Fire Faerie from the Lost Desert. In the Lost Desert plot puzzle, a statue of her was featured in a room of the temple of 1,000 Tombs. Her wings are literally made of fire, and so she`s always at risk of burning things around her. She`s also known to have strong fire magic.
Vintage Blond Roll Wig
Sparkling Carmariller Wings
Dyeworks Yellow: Lovely Layered Lilac Dress
Giant Flower Background
Dyeworks Yellow: Glass Rose Staff
This background, with the beam of sunlight and the big yellow flower, felt quite fitting for a Light faerie. The signature colour for this faerie is yellow, and their hair can be different shades of blonde, golden or white. Their wings are yellow or golden, consider for example Golden Holiday Wings or Queen Buzzer Wings.
Light Faerie in Faerieland
Faerie Palace Background
Lighted Faerie Staff
Golden Altador Cup Goal Stockings and Shoes
Golden Ombre Wig
Brilliant Yellow Faerie Wings
Iridescent Light Dress
This beautiful, regal looking background feels particularly fitting for Light and Air faeries, with the bright, open spaces and the sunlight pouring in.
The Sun Shower fits perfectly here, and can also be applied to the previous customization.
Famous Light Faerie: Siyana
Sun Princess Wig
Sun Prince Markings
Sun of Altador Effect
Shining Sun String Lights
Sparkling Faerie Wings
Altador Sun Background
Sun Princess Dress
Brilliant Sun Staff
Siyana is also known as The First to Rise, and is one of the twelve founders of Altador. She once saved an entire village of farmers from bandits, by waking them in the night by emitting an intense light.
This customization pays tribute to Altador, and of course the very symbol of the Light Faerie: The sun. It`s quite bright and flashy, and that`s the intention.
And there you have it, my suggestions to how you can customize your Neopet to look like an elemental faerie! I hope you enjoyed this article, and that in inspired you to try out some new looks.