20 Gorgeous Ballgowns Inspired by Classic D&D Monsters, with Descriptive Box Text for Your Game

I ventured into the fantastical and sometimes pretty creepy realm of Midjourney to create over twenty unique ballgowns inspired by classic D&D monsters. As Dungeon Masters, we could use these as outfits for our players or NPCs at a luxe party or formal gala event in the game.

Feel free to take any of the images below and use them however you’d like.

The prompt I used for most of these was some variation of: a ballgown styled after a D&D [monster name] :: full body shot :: on a mannequin. These were created in Midjourney version 5.2.

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The prompt for the image above was: a dress shop full of bizarre magical gowns; include magical effects and monstrous dresses; the sky is outer space

Classic D&D Monsters as Ballgowns

Grab your sparkliest tiara and slip into your dancing shoes; I invite you to join me on a whimsical escapade through a strange AI realm where classic D&D monsters come to life with fashionista flair. Let’s explore this enchanting collection of ballgowns that pay homage to these legendary creatures.

In case you have a fancy NPC tailor in your town or city, I have also included a description with each one that could be read as box text, as well as an intriguing name for each piece, since each gown is of course “one-of-a-kind.”

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Classic D&D Monster: Goblin

Ballgown: ‘Goblin’s Mischief’

I love the natural look of this dress, with so many shades of green and floral, woodsy elements incorporated. The headpiece really sets it apart. It seems druidic and earthy, but it has a spiked bodice that looks a little severe, too.

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Introducing our epitome of upscale sophistication, the “Goblin’s Mischief.” Meticulously crafted from luxurious silk and taffeta, this verdant floral masterpiece is inspired by mischievous goblins. This enchanting ballgown embraces lively shades of green that echo the goblin’s vibrant spirit. Delicate roses bloom across the fabric, their petals whispering tales of playful allure. Intricately woven sticks add a touch of whimsy, reminiscent of the goblins’ mischievous nature.

Be ready to slay hearts and ignite the imagination as you embody the magical essence of goblins, adorned in this enchanting ensemble that seamlessly merges elegance with a touch of delightful mischief.

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Classic D&D Monster: Rat

Ballgown: ‘Midnight Vermin’

Midjourney had a hard time with this one. I had to first create images of a giant rat, and then use variations of that image with the ballgown prompt. The fur headpiece and cape with the brown and black color palette is reminiscent of our classic, tavern-basement-dwelling D&D rodent enemies.

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Experience an extraordinary blend of elegance and audacity with our captivating “Midnight Vermin” ballgown. Crafted from a lavish combination of black and brown rat fur, this daring creation envelops you in a luxurious embrace. Adorned with a sumptuous fur cape, it exudes an air of mystique and allure, embracing the untamed beauty of the nocturnal creatures that inspired it.

Prepare to make an unforgettable entrance as you embody the enchanting spirit of the night in this truly unique and daring ensemble.

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Classic D&D Monster: Harpy

Ballgown: “Azure Siren”

Midjourney seems to love incorporating feathers at any opportunity, so it had an easy time with the harpy prompt. There are feathers in the dress body as well as the wings.

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Behold the mesmerizing allure of the “Azure Siren” gown, a breathtaking masterpiece inspired by the mythical harpy. This resplendent ensemble features a captivating fusion of ethereal blue and regal gold, woven together in a harmonious dance of feathers and silk. Each intricate detail pays homage to the enchanting wings of the harpy, capturing their grace and ethereal beauty.

Be ready to captivate all with your celestial presence as you embody the essence of the harpy, draped in this celestial gown that embodies both elegance and mythical wonder.

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Classic D&D Monster: Rust Monster

Ballgown: “Metallurgic Enchantment”

I love the autumnal colors of this gown, and that for some reason Midjourney put it in a library. The layers remind me of the rust monster’s armor.

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Introducing the spellbinding “Metallurgic Enchantment” gown, an exquisite testament to the transformative powers of the enigmatic rust monster. Layers upon layers of mesmerizing organza, adorned in captivating rust-inspired hues, envelope you in a symphony of elegance. This extraordinary creation, reminiscent of the rust monster’s destructive touch, harmoniously juxtaposes its fierce nature with sheer beauty.

You will bewitch all who lay eyes upon you as you showcase the wondrous allure of the rust monster in this stunning ensemble, where destructive charm finds its embodiment in the world of high fashion.

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Classic D&D Monster: Owlbear

Ballgown: “Nocturnal Majesty”

Midjourney does not know what an owlbear is, which made this one pretty challenging to manifest properly.

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Unveiling the mesmerizing “Nocturnal Majesty” gown, a breathtaking ode to the fearsome owlbear. Crafted from luscious black and tawny orange feathers, this extraordinary creation radiates a captivating aura of both elegance and primal power. Adorned with subtle floral elements, it harmoniously blends the untamed spirit of the owlbear with delicate grace.

Prepare to command attention as you embody the fierce beauty of this mythical creature, draped in a gown that captures the essence of the owlbear’s enigmatic allure, casting a spell of awe and admiration upon all who behold its splendor.

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Classic D&D Monster: Mindflayer, aka Illithid

Ballgown: “Cerebral Enigma”

One of my favorite monsters of course had to have its own gown.

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Introducing the mesmerizing “Cerebral Enigma” dress, a captivating tribute to the enigmatic illithid. Draped in regal purple, this extraordinary gown weaves an intricate tapestry reminiscent of the labyrinthine caverns of the underdark. The bodice, adorned with molded tentacle accessories, echoes the mysterious allure of the illithid’s psychic prowess.

Enjoy leaving an indelible mark as you exude an aura of enigmatic elegance, channeling the essence of the illithid in this spellbinding ensemble that embodies the depths of intrigue and fascination.

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Classic D&D Monster: Skeleton

Ballgown: “Eternal Remains”

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Presenting the hauntingly elegant “Eternal Remains” gown, a captivating testament to the ethereal allure of skeleton monsters. Crafted from lustrous black satin and organza, this bewitching creation envelops you in a mysterious embrace. Imprinted with intricate images of bones and skulls, the gown casts an otherworldly spell, paying homage to the realm beyond. The bodice, adorned with a striking ribcage design and feather accents in shades of black and bone, showcases the delicate balance between darkness and grace.

Mesmerize all with your haunting presence and macabre beauty as you embody the essence of the undead, clad in this enchanting ensemble that captures the eternal allure of the afterlife.

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Classic D&D Monster: Merrow

Ballgown: “Marine Serenade”

I had to do one for the monster that’s closest to a mermaid.

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Take a look at the breathtaking “Marine Serenade” gown we have here, a captivating homage to the mythical merrow. Bathed in a mesmerizing seafoam green hue, this enchanting creation evokes the ethereal beauty of ocean waves. The sparkling sweetheart bodice, adorned with delicate embellishments, reflects the iridescent allure of underwater treasures. The dress skirt, comprised of hundreds of layers of seafoam-colored taffeta and affixed with ethereal seashells, cascades like rolling waves, capturing the essence of the merrow’s aquatic realm.

Captivate all who look upon you as you embody the enchanting spirit of the merrow, draped in this aquatic ensemble that celebrates the allure of the deep sea and the timeless elegance of the mythical realm.

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Classic D&D Monster: Fire Elemental

Ballgown: “Infernal Elegance”

I love that the dress is actually on fire. It would make it pretty challenging to wear, unless you had Create or Destroy Water on hand. Still, I imagine it would make for an interesting party.

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Introducing the mesmerizing “Infernal Elegance” gown, a breathtaking homage to the majestic fire elemental. Dressed in a mesmerizing palette of red and black, this extraordinary creation ignites the senses with its scorching allure. As if ablaze, the gown swirls and dances like flames, creating an ethereal spectacle that captures the essence of the elemental’s fiery nature.

Prepare to enrapture all your admirers as you embody the untamed spirit of the fire elemental, draped in this enchanting ensemble that blurs the lines between elegance and the fierce beauty of the inferno.

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Classic D&D Monster: Water Elemental

Ballgown: “Aquatic Serenity”

If I had this dress show up in my game, it would absolutely leave a trail of water behind it. With a Shape Water cantrip, it could be super powerful, actually.

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Here we have the captivating “Aquatic Serenity” gown, a stunning embodiment of the enchanting water elemental. Adorned in shades of blue, this exquisite creation mirrors the tranquil depths of cascading waters. The skirt, composed of numerous swirling layers of taffeta, flows gracefully, evoking the rushing currents of a pristine river. The bodice, adorned with delicately shaped blue flower petals resembling shimmering water droplets, adds a touch of elegance and fluidity. Prepare to command attention as you embody the serene spirit of the water elemental, draped in this captivating ensemble that celebrates the ever-flowing beauty of water in all its splendor.

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Classic D&D Monster: Necromancer

Ballgown: “Bone Sorcery”

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Introducing the spellbinding “Bone Sorcery” gown, an extraordinary testament to the mystical realm of the necromancer. Fashioned from a tapestry of bone, this captivating creation delves into the macabre allure of the arcane arts. Skulls from diverse creatures adorn the gown, their haunting presence echoing the necromancer’s mastery over life and death. Spindles of bone emerge from the gown’s dress and headpiece.

In this gown, you’ll embody the enigmatic spirit of the necromancer, draped in this bewitching ensemble that merges dark elegance with the tantalizing mysteries of the beyond.

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Classic D&D Monster: Purple Worm

Ballgown: “Amethyst Crawler”

No actual worms included. Love that neckline, though.

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Behold the captivating “Amethyst Crawler” gown, a mesmerizing homage to the legendary purple worm. Resplendent in layers of regal purple, this extraordinary creation mirrors the segmented torso of the magnificent creature. Each layer undulates like sinuous waves, embodying the awe-inspiring motion of the worm’s body. The headpiece, adorned with lush purple foliage, symbolizes a harmonious symbiotic connection with the natural world.

Make a grand entrance as you embody the mystical spirit of the purple worm, draped in this enchanting ensemble that seamlessly blends elegance with the untamed allure of the amethyst realm.

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Classic D&D Monster: Vampire

Ballgown: “Crimson Eternity”

The vampire. One of the most iconic and classic monsters in Dungeons & Dragons, they are popular and intriguing enough to have an entire demiplane and adventure dedicated after them (and the only adventure that’s been republished into a coffin-shaped box).

If you’re considering running Curse of Strahd, check out my article on special considerations for the module here.

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Entrance yourself with the bewitching “Crimson Eternity” gown, a captivating ode to the immortal allure of the vampire. Drenched in a seductive shade of blood red, this exquisite creation epitomizes dark elegance. Intricate black filigree weaves a web of enchantment, capturing the essence of the night. A candle set at the front casts an ethereal glow and illuminating your path of the eternal dark. Fashioned from swirling bone, the headpiece symbolizes the infinite cycle of life after death. Completing the ensemble are black satin gloves and a high neckline with a tantalizing keyhole cut, adding a touch of mysterious allure.

Prepare to ensnare hearts and ignite desires as you embody the immortal beauty of the vampire, draped in this enchanting ensemble that merges elegance with the seductive embrace of eternal night.

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Classic D&D Monster: Shambling Mound

Ballgown: “Verdant Whispers”

The skirt on this dress is just about large enough to conceal a shambling mound.

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Behold for your pleasure the enchanting “Verdant Whispers” gown, a lush tribute to the shambling mound. Adorned in shades of green, this decadent creation transports you to a world of botanical opulence. Taffeta swirled roses, moss, and flowers adorn the gown, breathing life into the fabric. The bodice, a harmonious fusion of flowers, moss, lichen, and vines, embodies the untamed beauty of nature’s embrace. The headpiece, crowned with ivy and delicate pale pink flowers, adds a touch of ethereal elegance.

You’ll captivate all with your ethereal presence as you embody the essence of the shambling mound, draped in this enchanting ensemble that merges opulence with the timeless allure of nature’s bountiful splendor.

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Classic D&D Monster: Night Hag

Ballgown: “Shadowed Enigma”

Another favorite of mine. Hags are such interesting and fun monsters. I love that they can be used to lure in unsuspecting villagers and adventurers and have power in numbers.

If you’re not feeling the swagger in delivering these box text lines from a fancy NPC, why not take a look at a one of our other articles? We have quite a few on building confidence at the table.

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Here we have the haunting “Shadowed Enigma” gown, an embodiment of the enigmatic night hag. Cloaked in black organza, this bewitching creation exudes an aura of darkness and mystery. Human skulls, a macabre embellishment, dangle from the gown, capturing the essence of the night hag’s sinister nature. Coral roses and withered vines entwine, symbolizing a delicate balance between life and decay. The matching headpiece mirrors the eerie allure. Beneath, a slip of ruffled red satin adds a bold contrast.

Get ready to cast an irresistible spell as you embody the enigmatic spirit of the night hag, draped in this enchanting ensemble that merges darkness with a touch of dark allure.

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Classic D&D Monster: Gelatinous Cube

I was the most excited to see what Midjourney would come up with for a gelatinous cube when I started this project. It came up with some great options, and my two favorite are below for you.

I modified the prompt a bit, asking for a D&D gelatinous cube, a green translucent cube, and green Jello to get the best results.

Ballgown: “Gelatinous Cascade”

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Introducing the alluring “Gelatinous Cascade” gown, a spellbinding tribute to the mesmerizing gelatinous cube. Crafted from shimmering green organza and translucent tulle, this exquisite creation captures the essence of the cube’s fascinating form. Delicate moss embellishments intertwine with intricate gold detailing, evoking a sense of natural allure. As you gracefully move, the fabric cascades with a fluidity reminiscent of the gelatinous cube’s undulating motion.

You’ll surely make an unforgettable entrance as you embody the captivating spirit of the gelatinous cube, draped in this resplendent ensemble that merges elegance with the monstrous charm of the creature’s elusive nature.

Ballgown: “Mystic Gelatin”

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Behold the mesmerizing “Mystic Gelatin” gown, an extraordinary homage to the gelatinous cube. Cloaked in shades of dusty blue and rich jade, this captivating creation exudes an otherworldly aura. Soft yellow lights nestled within the gown illuminate from within, casting a mystical glow. A human bone and face delicately embedded in the fabric serve as haunting reminders of the cube’s eerie and dangerous nature.

Prepare to engulf all who behold you as you embody the enigmatic spirit of the gelatinous cube, draped in this illuminated ensemble that merges elegance with the allure of the creature’s dangerous beauty.

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Classic D&D Monster: Displacer Beast

Ballgown: “Feywild Mirage”

As a huge fan of Feywild creatures, I love this ode to the displacer beast.

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Lay your eyes upon the enchanting “Feywild Mirage” gown, a whimsical tribute to the elusive displacer beast. Adorned with a captivating blue leaf cape that transitions into verdant foliage, this mesmerizing creation captures the essence of the forest biome, the natural habitat of the displacer beast. The sheer skirt adds an ethereal touch, evoking a sense of airy grace as well as the illusionary nature of the predator’s displacing abilities. Completing the ensemble are blue bejeweled fairy wings, fluttering with enchantment, and a headdress that steals the spotlight. The headdress, the focal point of this fashion masterpiece, features four displacer beast tentacles crafted from lustrous pearl, a striking homage to the creature’s mysterious nature.

You’ll dazzle all who lay eyes upon you as you embody the magical spirit of the displacer beast, draped in this ensemble that merges elegance with the fantastical allure of the Feywild.

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Classic D&D Monster: Green Dragon

Ballgown: “Emerald Serpent”

A classic D&D monsters list wouldn’t be complete without a couple of dragons.

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Presenting the resplendent “Emerald Serpent” gown, a majestic ode to the awe-inspiring green dragon. Adorned in lustrous jade, this slinky fashionista piece exudes an air of serpentine elegance. The asymmetrical sleeves lend a touch of uniqueness, while a wooden shoulder piece, resembling a serpent, adds a regal and mystical allure. Bejeweled embellishments cascade along the gown, capturing the essence of the dragon’s hoarded treasures.

Prepare to command attention as you embody the majestic spirit of the green dragon, draped in this opulent ensemble that seamlessly merges sophistication with the mesmerizing charm of one of the world’s most powerful natural creatures.

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Classic D&D Monster: Black Dragon

Ballgown: “Obsidian Predator”

Check out these ballgowns inspired by classic D&D monsters, created by Midjourney AI.

For our next dragon, we have the classic black variety.

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Introducing the striking “Obsidian Predator” gown, a stunning embodiment of the fierce black dragon. Dressed in sleek black matte satin, this bewitching creation exudes an air of dark allure and commanding presence. Spiked shoulder pieces resembling dragon wings accentuate your regal silhouette, while gold and black armoring adorns the gown, mimicking the formidable scales of the dragon’s back.

You will certainly be the center of attention and leave a lasting impression as you embody the majestic spirit of the black dragon, draped in this resplendent ensemble that combines elegance and formidable beauty with untamed power.

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Classic D&D Monster: Tarrasque

Ballgown: “Titanic Fury”

Designed after the largest monster in the Forgotten Realms, I imagine it would have a price tag to match.

If you need a way to “help” your player characters loosen their purses a bit, may I suggest you invite them to a grand party and give them fun, expensive things to buy beforehand?

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Behold the majestic “Titanic Fury” gown, an embodiment of the legendary tarrasque. This extraordinary creation is adorned with a gold bodice, intricately embellished to captivate the eye. The open front skirt adds daring performative elegance, while the armored neckpiece, resembling the tarrasque’s formidable scales, showcases strength and resilience. The pièce de résistance is the headpiece—a magnificent sphere crafted with diamonds and copper wire, symbolizing the creature’s indomitable power.

Command the room with a grand entrance as you channel the untamed fury of the tarrasque, draped in this resplendent ensemble that merges opulence with the awe-inspiring might of the mythical behemoth.

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Classic D&D Monster: Beholder, aka Eye Tyrant

Ballgown: “Gaze of Enchantment”

Last up is a beholder gown. A little bit terrifying, but also strangely beautiful.

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Finally, we introduce the mesmerizing “Gaze of Enchantment” gown, an intriguing portrayal of the formidable beholder. Crafted from folds of luxurious pink silk, this captivating creation embodies both grace and intrigue. The center mass features carefully shaped pink tendrils, delicately encircling a hollow that cradles a magnificent freshwater pearl. Symbolizing the beholder’s central ocular gaze, the pearl radiates an aura of mystique and allure.

Prepare to bewitch all who lay eyes upon you as you embody the mesmerizing power of the beholder, draped in this spellbinding ensemble that blends elegance with the undeniable power of the legendary eye tyrant.

Will you be bringing your players dress shopping any time soon? I’d be excited to read about it in the comments.

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Closing Thoughts

This Midjourney collection captures the essence of classic D&D monsters and infuses them with the elegance and grace of ballroom couture, merging the realms of fantasy and reality. This is a fun example of how AI can make your D&D storytelling a bit easier and even more creative. Use these images however you’d like.

If you’d like to see a different sort of collection or if you end up using any of these gowns in your game, I’d love to read about it in the comments below.

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