I actually like speech bubbles as they are. Perhaps the center is better more white-ish, but overall they give a nice "Ragnarok-Online-style" retro feel.
PS. Yup, herbalist's cap has troubles, too. Need to check it in your new version, haven't tried it yet.
PPS. The image has minimal edits. Just happened to stumble upon it. And you give my PS skills to much credit, I'm terribly lazy. Sheesh.