One of the big draws to Perfect World is character customization. What better way to continue that customization than to give your character their own sense of fashion. While there is a wide assortment of styles available in the Boutique, you may not always get a color that appeals to you. Luckily, there are Dyes, or Pigments, available to change the color of your clothes.
Types of Dyes
There are currently four in game items associated with dyes.
A colored pigment, such as Blue Pigment or Black Pigment, is a unit of a specific color that can be applied to a fashion item. If you wish to dye your clothing a certain color, your only guarantee of getting them that color is by using colored dyes. They can be obtained through Hot Colors Packs, or directly through the Boutique during sales.
A random pigment will dye your fashion item to a random color. They are generally cheaper and easier to come by than specific colored pigments, however you have no control over the color that they generate. They can be obtained directly through the Boutique, the Event Boutique, or by decomposing unwanted fashion. Some events may also reward you with Random Pigments.
Hot Colors Pack
The Hot Colors Pack yields a colored pigment when right clicked. The color is chosen at random, meaning that you'll need a lot of these if you are looking for a specific color. However, you can sell or trade the dyes you don't want to other players. They can be obtained directly through the Boutique.
Previously these could be obtained in the Boutique's Bidding Hall, but are no longer available. They could be exchanged at the PWI Boutique Agent for 30 colored dyes, specific to the color of the card.
How to Acquire Dyes
There are many different ways to acquire dyes.
The Boutique currently has two types of pigments available on a permanent status - Random Pigments and Hot Colors Packs. Occasionally they are sold for a discount price.
On occasion, there will be a special sale for certain colored dyes.
Colors that have previously been on sale:
- Reds and Pinks (Valentine's Day)
- Greens (St. Patrick's Day)
- Season-specific colors (e.g. Blues/Yellows for Summer)
You can purchase dyes from other players. Many players will resell their dyes, either unwanted dyes from Hot Colors Packs, or dyes purchased directly from the Boutique.
Alternatively to the consignment shop, the Auction House may have a greater selection of dyes. You can use the filter to search for a specific color quickly.
You can also purchase dyes from other players' commission shops.
The Event Boutique permanently offers 10 Random Pigments for 10 event gold. These pigments cannot be traded.
Unwanted fashion can be decomposed into Random Pigments at Fashionista Wang (573, 687) in Northeast Archosaur Archosaur. These pigments cannot be traded. It costs 100,000 coins for each piece that is decomposed. The amount of pigments you receive is identical to the amount of pigments it requires to dye the fashion piece. Fixed-color items, head fashion and fashion weapon cannot be decomposed.
How to Dye Fashion
You can either dye an individual piece of fashion or multiple pieces as a set. If you are dying your fashion as a set, you must use twice the number of dyes that you would normally use when dying individual fashion pieces. The advantage to dying items as a set is that if you are using Random Pigments, every piece dyed together will result in the same color.
Either way, you'll first need the appropriate number of dyes. This number can be seen at the bottom of each fashion item.
In order to dye an item, the number of pigments required must be able to stack together. If you are dying with colored pigments, they must all be the same color. If you are dying with random pigments, they must all fit on the same icon in your inventory. If you have Random Pigments from the event boutique may not stack with other Random Pigments as the event boutique versions are not able to be traded, and as such considered a different type of pigment.
You can dye your fashion at any Seamstress, located in the starter cities, Archosaur, Dreamweaver Port, and Thousand Streams, by selecting the option Dye Clothes.
To dye an individual piece of fashion, select the Single tab. Drag the fashion you want to dye into the top slot and the dyes into the lower slot.
If everything has been entered correctly, the Dye button will light up.
To dye a set of fashion, select the Sets tab. Drag the fashion pieces you want to dye into the top slots and the dyes into the lower slot. You may dye a maximum of one piece of each type (e.g. gloves, legwear) as part of a set but the set does not have to include every type.
Some items have a fixed color and can not be dyed. This fashion will have a Fixed-color indication on it.
Headwear fashion can not be dyed. It takes on the hair color of your character. Fashion weapons cannot be dyed either.
|Black Pigment||White Pigment||Red Pigment|
|Coral Red Pigment||Copper Pigment||Orange Pigment|
|Mango Pigment||Yellow Pigment||Light Yellow Pigment|
|Cream Pigment||Jade Pigment||Light Green Pigment|
|Lime Pigment||Bright Green Pigment||Green Pigment||File:Green Fashion.png|
|Aqua Pigment||Turquoise Pigment||Grey Pigment|
|Crystal Blue Pigment||Aquamarine Pigment||Light Blue Pigment|
|Sapphire Pigment||Blue Pigment||Purple Pigment|
|Lavender Pigment||Plum Pigment||Smokey Pigment|
|Perfect Pink Pigment||Violet Pigment||File:Violet Fashion.png||Magenta Pigment|
|Fuchsia Pigment||Pink Pigment||Violet Red Pigment|
|Brown Pigment||File:Brown Fashion.png|