Welp, it’s been a long week. So it’s time for fashion! Most of the outfits I make tend to be more neutral colors – things that look more practical or could work as camouflage. This time I went for color. And I had a REALLY hard time picking a color for the outfit. So I didn’t! I picked three 🙂
The outfit is centered around the chest-piece: the heavy hauberk of the doomfold. It’s a crafted armor piece, though I got mine off of the AH (I need to get me some actual tailors…) I personally don’t think it looks anything like armor, but it does look very cool, and it dyes EXTREMELY well. Bright colors look especially good on it due to the darker brown background of the piece.
I paired the hauberk with the Light Nadhin Shoulders. It’s important to note that this piece dyes a lighter shade than the chest-piece does, but I think the two still go together well. An additional nice thing about the shoulders is the steel-blue plating on them – it doesn’t dye, which in this case works very well considering the hauberk also has bits of blue that won’t dye (This is most obvious in the white outfit).
I thought the outfit also looked best on my female elves – who also happen to be my magic users (I’ve discussed my beliefs about LMs before – I won’t go into them now). In general, the heavy hauberk of the doomfold has a more elven look to it, and the glowy blue embellishments do give it a sort of magical look. The only reason I didn’t use my human minstrel is because it isn’t her style (yes, my toons each have individual fashion senses lol). The hauberk also looks really good on male elves, but I feel like the male humans in game aren’t slim or graceful enough to pull it off. That’s just my two cents, however, if you like it, go for it! LOTRO is about having fun – do what you want to do, wear what you want to do, go kill some orcs, etc. 🙂
This outfit was also really fun to pair with war steeds (which you know I love). It gave me a chance to go crazy with colors and forget about practicality for a bit 🙂
Sea Blue Warsteed:
Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (sea blue)
Caparison: Harness of the Harbinger (sea blue)
Saddle: Plain Black Saddle:
Saddle: Basic black saddle
I also used this as an opportunity to (finally) showcase the warsteed of Isengard set. I love this set. It’s so pretty and so glittery and shimmery and…other “y” adjectives. The only thing that makes it a problem (besides not being able to dye it, but like why would you really want to?) is that it’s definitely NOT a look for all occasions. But this just happened to be one in which it could shine!
North Ithilian also seemed like the perfect place to take screenshots, given all the violet flowers and the beautiful sunsets. The whole place has this sort of soft purple vibe.
I also think the glowing Cloak of Many Worlds that my LM is sporting compliments the war-steed really well. It’s a very interesting cloak – sometimes I actually resent that it glows because I would rather just have the sort of shimmery appearance it seems to have when you look at it in the dressing room, but it is nice to have an extra light source around. And if you’re going for a “magical” look then the cloak works really nicely.
It would probably look really good with one of the shimmering Isengard cloaks as well, but I haven’t gotten around to getting those yet 🙂
Purple Warsteed: Warsteed of Isengard set
Head: Turquoise Summer Circlet (sea blue outfit only)
Shoulders: Light Nadhin Shoulders (white, sea blue, purple)
Chest: Heavy Hauberk of the Doomfold (white, sea blue, purple)
Hands: The Bowmaster's Gloves (white, sea blue, purple)
Feet: Threadbare Boots of the Dunland Healer (white/default, sea blue, violet)
Back: Swift Wool Cloak of the Dwarf-Holds (white),
Cloak of the Summer Sea (default), Cloak of Many Worlds (purple)