One of my first dress outfits was Burgundy Belle, and this is very much still one of my Lore-Masters outfits today, but since the Yule festival I now have another Burgundy outfit I would like to share with you all. I think I am a little too in love with the Burgundy dye and already know another outfit I will be sharing with you that is also Burgundy, so I will try and force myself to use some other dyes a little more after this :P
I checked my blog today to find I now have 10 followers! I’m a very quiet person both in life and online, and in no way advertise as much as I should to get my blog out there; because it is simply a hobby and I wasn’t expecting responses as I just wanted a place to store my outfits, but it truly does mean the world to me and just wanted to say thank you for the support and comments people have left, and whether I have 10 followers or 100 I will remember the smile I have right now knowing people liked my blog so much they clicked that wonderful button!
Head: Urdhol-Helm [Instance drop - Isengard L75] ~Burgundy
Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 - Tailor] ~Burgundy~
Chest: Frostbluff Dress of Thanks [Yule Festival reward - Help the poor] ~Burgundy~
Posted by lotrosavvy on April 4, 2012
Finally! This update has taken me weeks :P Mostly because it was one of those outfits where I kept changing little things and I think no amount of changing pieces was going to impress me it was a pain, but I settled on the pieces in the end. I also tried Fraps for the screenshots but I had so many problems with file types and images showing up too dark (my PSP program I use to lighten them generally lightens images anyway; so when I save thinking they’re fine, they’re actually not = stress).
When I was levelling my captain and I entered this BEAUFITUL solo instance I knew it would be a long time until I had another character here, and I wanted to capture the moment with screenshots, sparking my idea for a tomb robber outfit. This gave me the perfect opportunity to head to the buried treasure event and grab me a sack of gold, although a little awkward to dye as it doesn’t dye any dark colours >:-[.
The majority of the pieces are Isengard instance drops so it may seem a little strange to then use Radiant Armour for the chest piece but a lot of the Isengard armour has clipping issues, and the chest piece is one of my favourites in any colour and I couldn't resist it in Crimson.
This outfit was actually just a compilation of all my favourite pieces at the moment, and they all work for an outfit so i'm super happy. I probably should have added some of the new emotes to it as well but I actually don't have any of them yet! So much to do :P
This will be my last update for a couple of weeks now as I am visiting family for a while for my Dad's wedding, as well as starting my new job I want my focus to be on my real life for the moment as you may have read in my previous update post.
Head: Urdhol-Helm [L75 Instance drop - Isengard] ~Black~
Shoulders: Gwir-Palvais [L75 Instance drop - Isengard] ~ Black~
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Rucksack [Buried Treasure Event] ~Black~
Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted t5 – Tailor] ~Crimson~
Hands: Spearman’s Singed Leather Gauntlets [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Black~
Legs: Tavol-Socas [L75 Instance drop – Isengard] ~Black~
Feet: Scout’s Weathered Leather Boots [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Grey~
Posted by lotrosavvy on February 24, 2012
Busy busy bee :) I have been raiding and playing lotro like a mad woman the past two weeks and even have another raid for tonight, times I’ve set aside for my blog and outfitting days were pushed aside when I was asked to group a few times and help some friends out and irl I’ve been having a lot going on so I apologise for the lack of frequent updates, I have the ideas but I’m just enjoying playing the game a little more for the moment I guess.
While putting together my previous outfit I nabbed this wonderful chest piece cheap off the Auction House and after trying so many leg pieces to go with it I had planned to do a black and gold outfit, but the legs worked so much better with Crimson and it all started to fall into place. I believe the chest piece is a drop from an Orc Abomination (level 70). I finally got a male character through the starting area and due to his level his screenshots will have limited areas, but I thought some crumbling ruins gave him a gladiator feeling, don’t you agree?
The gloves I picked up via a world drop a good +6months ago while levelling my Guardian and have never seen the cosmetics of them before, so if anybody knows please feel to let me know in the comments, and I mostly just wanted to show them off rather than expect anybody to grind for the drop (they dropped while I was hunting humanoids outside Helegrod for pages) so any gold and red gloves will do, like a lot of the Lothlorien/mirkwood style ones or crafted officers gauntlets will also work.
The point I think I’m getting at is that a lot of outfits I see on these cosmetics blogs I adore and if I wan’t to look the same there’s still always a couple things I change, and it’s the inspiration of only one or two pieces I use to get the same effect with the cosmetics pieces I DO have access to. Whether you are level 5 like my Warden here or 75 via the Auction Hall and the fantastic Wardrobe system you can still achieve the look you want regardless of level, but it still requires a bit of luck and coin in some cases!
Head: Helm of Rohan [Lotro Store] ~Crimson~
Shoulders: Dwarf-Make Campaigner’s Shoulder Guards [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Crimson~
Back: Summer Travelling Cloak [Summer Festival] ~Red~
Chest: Breastplate of Vigour [World Drop – Dunland] ~Crimson~
Hands: Leather Gauntlets [World Drop – Misty Mountains] ~Crimson~
Legs: Elven Warriors Armour [Crafted T5 – Metalsmith] ~Crimson~
Feet: Dwarf-Make Campaigners Boots [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Crimson~
A big thank you to Devonna for the fantastic Screenshot settings which greatly improved my game, I’m also still running the game in DX10, god only knows what beauty I can achieve when I upgrade to 11 soon <3
Posted by lotrosavvy on January 30, 2012
I thought it was about time I levelled my Minstrel past 65 instead of letting her collect dust, and this blogs name wouldn’t exist without my lovable Minstrel Savanah and…pirates apparently, so I thought I would get more hobbit love onto this forum by posting a few simple dresses and cloaks I love, and due to how simple they really are as you cannot equip gloves and booties with them I figured I’d treat you all and post three outfits in one post! I also really enjoy the outfit with the red cloak for my Human Lore-Master; it feels like something from Red Riding Hood.
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Back: Plain Hooded Cloak [Outfitter – Bree] ~Red~
Chest: Short-Sleeved Summer Dress [Summer Festival Barter] ~Black~
Back: Hooded Cloak of the Mountain Wolves [Store item] ~Olive~
Chest: Elegant Formal Dress [Store Item] ~Olive~
Back: Plain Hooded Cloak [Outfitter – Bree] ~Black~
Chest: Exquisite Short-Sleeved Dress [Anniversary/Festival Gift box] ~Black~
Notes: These dresses can probably be grabbed from the Auction House as well!
Also, for now categories will stay as they are but as I slowly add more human/elf/hobbit combo’s (unsure about Dwarf for the moment, I seriously have to buy more Character Slots and that means I have to wait for the freebie points every month [Lifetime sub]), but I will eventually get around to having categories per race and also for males when I get more slots! Also thinking about a new theme, something larger in width to show off my larger screenshots better and not having to click to enlarge like on this poste.
I’m very happy with these outfits and screenshots so please don’t forget to leave a comment if something caught your eye, I appreciate any feedback negative or positive to improve.
Posted by lotrosavvy on January 6, 2012
This will probably be my last update before Christmas and my last winter themed outfit, due to being busy with visiting family and events for my birthday it will be difficult to find some time for Lotro. With the update out I haven’t even had time to immerse myself in all the new wonderful instances and cosmetics available! But as soon as I can I will definitely be posting outfits using the new items.
Cosmetic Lotro, Lotro Stylist and Lotro Fashion are also joining forces to host a Christmas outfit contest! I’m looking forward to this one as after making a bunch of outfits myself it can be difficult when you find a piece you want to showcase, the problem being you have to find all the other pieces then to match it; and it can take five minutes or five hours. The piece used on the chest here is a prime example of taking hours.
The chest piece I came across while questing in Forochel, I believe all three quest rewards were fantastic and I struggled to decide which to go for, but I finally decided this one caught my eye so much and I am pleased with the result, it’s a gorgeous piece of armour. The quest was outside of Suri-Kyla, the quest where you have to escort the Elk to safety from around the corner :-]
Head: Ajokoira Hat [Ceremonial version at Lotro Store or crafted reputation piece – Lossoth] ~Red~
Shoulders: Yule Scarf [Yule Festival] ~Grey~
Chest: Thick Elk-Hide Waistcoat [Quest Reward – Forochel or T4 crafted - Tailor] ~Crimson or Red both work great so whichever is cheaper to craft/buy~
Hands: Ajokoira Gloves [Store item or crafted reputation piece – Lossoth] ~White~
Legs: Ajokoira Leggings [Ceremonial version at Lotro Store or crafted reputation piece – Lossoth] ~White~
Feet: Combat Boots of Théodred [Crafted t7 – Tailor] ~Grey
If i don’t update before Christmas, have a fantastic one and an even better New Years :P As always comments are greatly appreciated <3
Posted by lotrosavvy on December 15, 2011
I struggled to decide which wonderful outfit I would show today, and who would model it! I had planned to finally show off some Hobbits but upon finding this outfit on my Lore-Master that I hadn’t visited for a while, I tried it on a Hobbit and it didn’t work as well; because the shoulders were a little squashed and changed shape, so my Lore-Master it was!
If, like me, you’re a VIP member and get points every month and never know what to do with them other than spend them on cosmetics, then this one should be suitable since every item is a store piece.
I also had just commented on Lotro Fashion that I loved the use of these shoulder guards and I believe they fit for so many outfits, and then I see that the outfit I want to showcase is going to use them as well, definitely a worthwhile investment and I’m sure I will use them again many times.
There is still the decision of ‘to hood or not to hood’ with the Cloak and Hood possibly clipping depending on the position of your character, you may think it works or you may choose to have the outfit as is, because along with the style of cloak that came about with the book quest in Lothlorien at first, it can be difficult to find the right head item/helm with it. I personally prefer to go for the non-hooded cloaks and add my own Traveller’s hood, so I can simply hide the helm when I choose and have the illusion of the cloaks hood being down, rather than having to hide the entire cloak to be able to see a hairstyle if you choose the hooded version from the store.
Head: Traveller’s Hood [Store item] ~Burgundy~
Shoulders: Bladecatcher Pauldron’s [Store item] ~Burgundy~
Back: Cloak of the Mallorn [Store item] ~Burgundy~
Chest: Elegant Formal Dress [Store item] ~Burgundy~
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Posted by lotrosavvy on December 1, 2011
When I first saw the bottom/skirt to this outfit, I knew right away what to create and I absolutely adore it, one of my favourites after over a year of putting together cosmetic outfits for fun, and it suited my Rune-Keeper perfectly and she fit in well with the local folk while on her quests in Enedwaith and Dunland. All pieces are listed below.
Note: The feet cosmetic really doesn’t matter, which is why I didn’t try very hard to get the feet in the picture. It can be anything since the skirt covers up most of it anyway and boots clip out of the skirt so try to go for something smaller. The Helm can also be anyone from the hunter sets as some require different combinations of tokens, just make sure you can dye it as I couldn’t at one point and only t2 could be dyed, think they updated it though since – don’t quote me on that, but I was suddenly able to dye mine again recently.
Helm: Lesser Arrow of the West Helmet [Hunter Enedwaith token/barter-Medallion of the North-Men] ~Crimson~
Shoulder: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted t7-light] ~Crimson~
Chest: Clanweave Robe [Dunland quest reward] ~Crimson~
Hands: Angolgam [Quest reward, Vol.III, Book 4, Ch 5] ~Default/Washed~
Legs: Starkmoor Caretaker’s Leggings [Dunland quest reward] ~Crimson~
Feet: Angoldal [Quest reward, Vol. III, Book 4] ~Umber~
Hope you like this one as much as me,
Posted by lotrosavvy on November 21, 2011