Miners of Moria – Kinship Uniform 1

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had been given the task of creating a few outfits for my kinship, Miners of Moria, to wear. This is the first idea I wanted to share with you guys, and the first of about 3-4. The cloak immediately made me think of my kin, and although not exactly the same as the Doors of Durin and the likeness more like the White Tree of Minas Tirith, for me the light blue details stood out and made this a very unique cloak for us to be wearing.

The problem I faced creating this outfit was the light blue details on the cloak were very difficult to match anything that could be crafted or bought from a vendor by anyone at any level, as I wanted to completely disregard all cosmetic items acquired via a quest. I also only wanted the ‘main’ part of this armour that people would wear is the cloak, chest piece and leggings. I didn’t want us all looking the same to the extent a lover of heavy armour wouldn’t appreciate it. Thus, the Helm, Shoulders, Gloves and Boots were player’s choice and could be light armour slippers for a Rune-Keeper feel or heavy plated Orthanc boots to feel that protection charging into battle first with a shield and sword.

A bonus I believe is that in Black, this outfit would look fantastic atop Orthanc battling Saruman or combined and mixed with some of the very black and white Orthanc pieces. Below I have added a burgundy dye and tried the look on my little hobbit.

Back: Radiant Cloak [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Black~

Chest: Rock-Climber’s Armour [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Legs: Rock-Climber’s Leggings [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Personalized items left to the choice of the player are the Helm, Gloves, Shoulders and Boots. In this outfit I liked the light blue on the Dar Narbugud Armour from my Hunter and used these, along with some shoulder-guards from the epic book quest.

Helm of the Lady’s Discernment

Gauntlets of the Lady’s Discernment

Boots of the Lady’s Discernment

Hyrde-Axle [Vol lll, Book 4, Ch 10].

 

Vibrant Variations

For the entire week where I live by the beach, it has been sunshine and crystal blue skies. All of that typical rainy British weather has disappeared and everywhere I go there are people enjoying the sun and I couldn’t help but notice they had made the most of it and pulled out their summer wardrobes early.

This meant one thing: colour! It seems to have seaped into my Lotro as well, and my Hunter and Lore-master have now become very colourful as a result. I’ve once again been using my trusty Radiant Armour chest piece that works wonderfully in every colour, and by the end of this post I hope you love this top just as much as me.

Also, I watched Puss In Boots yesterday and have been a little obsessed with the plumed hats ever since!

 

 

Head: Elegant Plumed Hat [Lotro Store] ~Black~

Back: Drape of Evendim [Lotro Store] ~Grey~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Sea Blue~

Hands: Ceremonial Mammutti Gloves [Crafted T5 – Metalsmith] ~Grey~

Legs: Scarred Leg-Guards of the Pren Gwydh Warrior [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

Feet: Soft Leather Boots [Bree Outfitter] ~Sea Blue~

 

I understand that pieces used in many outfits on cosmetics blogs can be hard to acquire if it’s a quest item or reputation item, this second outfit I have deliberately kept basic without the reputation Lossoth gloves and quest Leggings, to show you that you can still make anything work even if they are the basic items from Bree.

Head: Elegant Plumed Hat [Lotro Store] ~Black~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Rust~

Legs: Leather Leggings [Medium Armoursmith – Bree] ~Black~

Feet:  Glossy Leather Boots [Bree Outfitter] ~Rust~

Hands: Leather Gauntlets [Medium Armoursmith – Esteldin] ~Black~

Swift Scouts

Quick update for you all today, as I have a Kin meeting I need to get to ASAP! There is clipping issues with the Cloak on the Man, hence no cloak in the screenshots, and I have no Male elf to show off unfortunately, but I would say this would definitely look good on a male elf also.

I hope you are all enjoying the Update 6, I certainly am! My passion for the game and outfitting especially is very much ignited right now and I hope to have another outfit for you all next week.

 

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood [Vol 3 bk5 Quest Reward] ~Ranger Green~

Shoulders: Noriel’s Folly [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Back: Plain Cloak [Outfitter] ~Ranger Green~

Chest: Jacket of the Shade-Finder [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Umber~

Hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Legs: Earthen Leggings [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Ranger Green~

Feet: Herald’s Boots [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Umber~

Majestic Mercenary

Happy New Year! 2012 is upon us and a year of new beginnings, may you all achieve what you wish for.

I set some time aside to create a new outfit today and had all sorts of ideas when I started pilfering through my characters vaults for interesting pieces I had picked up through questing. I always see a piece or two that go together and leave them because I want the full set, i.e. matching the leggings with a matching chest piece. (Check out Cosmetic Lotro’s Black Rose for an absolutely gorgeous outfit of these unique leggings and matching chest piece). But since I haven’t quite got there questing-wise as it’s a volume piece quite far ahead in the books my Captain has a bit more work to do. I wanted to see what else would work with these leggings and so a lot of mixing and matching began for a good few hours and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

Armour doesn’t have to be all one set, all heavy or all light, or even one colour to work. But although this may not be the most colourful outfit I absolutely love the combination of heavy armour and spiked shoulder-guards with a softer touch with the cloak and the white dye. I’m a big fan of white cosmetics and always find it’s one of the hardest colours to work with because everything dyes so differently in this colour.

I did struggle to find some booties to match this outfit but I simply don’t have the time to log back on after I’ve spend a good 2-3 hours making this outfit. So if anyone can suggest anything that I may have missed or suggestions for improvement please go ahead and help me make this better.

Head: Elven Winged Helm [Rivendell Armoursmith] ~White/Default~

Shoulders: Rododhranc [Vol 1- book 9, ch3 or Dwarf-make Knight’s Armour t5 – Metalsmith] ~White~

Back: Swan-Cloak [Store item] ~White/Default~

Chest: Elven Warriors Armour [Heavy Crafted t5] ~White~

Hands: Gauntlets of Moria [World drop] ~White~

Legs: Golubadanir [Quest Reward – Angmar] ~White~

Feet: Elven Steel Boots [Heavy Crafted t3 or Rivendell Armoursmith] ~White~

Notes: Rodombadnir also has the same cosmetics as the Golubadanir, and can be obtained from Vol. 1 Book 10 – Chapter 5: Springing the Trap. Golubadanir is from the quest Dark Vengeance in Aughaire.

The Gauntlets of Moria surprisingly are not actually found in Moria, but instead are a level 33 item found around areas such as North-Downs and Evendim. A lot of the Dwarf-Make gloves (expert tier) from earlier tiers of Metalsmith and also from the top of my head I think The Forsaken Inn also do a similar cosmetic for the gloves, it’s not quite a match but since there is a bit of brown on the boots then the gloves would also work since they’re part of the same crafted set if you have a Metalsmith.

This outfit also matches the new Frosty Horse festival steed! You can swap the Swan-Cloak for the Fancy Winter Cloak for a better match with the mount and it will also work in navy very well with this outfit if you are not one for spending store points on cosmetics.

Resolute Rangers

After levelling my second level 75 a few weeks back with a friend, we decided to venture off and explore the area around Tâl Methedras Gate. When you first enter this instance-like zone by the lake through the door and head straight up the mountain, veering right, you come across a wonderful bunch of snowmen and igloo’s. I loved this area; it reminded me of the Yule festival zone. However upon completing the books I never went back, until tonight…

I thought the perfect place to showcase these two outfits would be that area full of snowmen, and thought it would be nice and cheerful for Christmas. However upon finding it I was horrified to find the snowmen’s heads had fallen off and the igloo’s were smashed and broken! I decided tonights character poses would show my disappointment as the books must have changed this area when I completed it, and it’s a nice little Easter egg I’m glad I found that changes areas along with the books, (However it doesn’t change the fact that you destroyed all the snowmen, Turbine!) and although my Rune-Keeper doesn’t have skills that are anything like a ranger, she can sure strike a thunderous look can’t she?

From the new update Book 5 is in my opinion a little short and disappointing however the cosmetics make it all worth it! Within one minute you can receive all six pieces of a cosmetic outfit from starting book five at the Rohirrim Scout-Camp, and there are TWO cosmetic outfits to choose from!

All pieces are default colours.

Head: Fine Grey Company Hood [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Shoulders: Fine Grey Company Wrap [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Back: Cloak of the Grey Company [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Chest: Fine Grey Company Tunic [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Hands: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Feet: Fine Grey Company Boots [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Shoulders: Worn Ranger’s Wrap [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Back: Worn Cloak of the Ranger [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Chest: Worn Ranger’s Tunic [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Hands: Worn Ranger’s Gauntlets [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Feet: Worn Ranger’s Boots [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

P.S. It was unfortunately night in Middle-Earth and I apologise for the purple tint the pictures seem to have now, but I wanted to update before I leave for a few days tomorrow and had no choice. I will update these in the future and split them into two seperate outfits and it will have nothing at all to do with snow. As always comments help me improve and see what i’m doing right and wrong <3

Frozen Flurry

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Ah, December, how I love you! December is definitely my time of year, not only does it hold Christmas and that wonderful festive friendly spirit but it’s the time of year for me also because my birthday also falls in December. Nothing beats a lovely winter night with a hot water bottle, a giant mug of sugary tea and movies (in my case it was Star Wars).

I wanted nothing more than to create a winter outfit for you all…at 4am, and I’m extremely pleased with how this one turned out, I love it! (I had a blast taking these screenshots since I am in love with Forochel) I also spotted a lovely piece from a quest reward in Forochel which I will be using soon but it didn’t match the style I was going for so much, so be expecting another one or two winter-esque outfits before the month is up. This is currently used on my Hunter without the cloak and I think this is my favourite outfit of all time!

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 – Tailor] ~Violet~

Back: Ceremonial Bear-Fur Cloak [Reputation Vendor – Forochel] ~Default/Washed~

Chest: Dwarf-Make Warrior’s Armour [Crafted T2 – Metalsmith] ~Violet~

Hands: Officer’s Gloves [Crafted T6 – Metalsmith] ~Violet~

Legs: Elven Leather Leggings [Medium Armoursmith – Rivendell] ~Violet~

Feet: Dwarf-Leather Boots [Medium Armoursmith – Ost Guruth] ~Violet~

As always, let me know your opinions with a comment it’s greatly appreciated and I welcome any feedback or suggestions for future posts.

Casual & Carefree

I’m really pleased with how this outfit turned out, I’d had the chest and legs as an outfit before but with the cloak and hat added I love it even more on my elf.

Everything must have gone wrong while trying to take these screenshots and crop them, it was raining in 90% of Middle-Earth and I was limited as to where I could go where it wouldn’t be raining, and then night fell so I lost a lot of light. While cropping my pc ran very slow and I was getting very frustrated so I decided to just go ahead and wait, what’s another hour when it’s a Saturday? I could go get some lunch and try again later. So here is the result :) (Notice it still didn’t change from night?)

Note: The Boots in the last image are not used in this outfit, however in my opinion suit it better. I did not include these since people might not have the pre-order items, but if you do they work great. Also this outfit may suit a burglar perfectly with a hood! Especially the rift cosmetic hood.

Head: Threadbare Hat of the Dunland Healer [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Black~

Shoulders: Padded Pristine Dwarf-Make Shoulder Guards [T5 crafted] ~Black~

Back: Plain Cloak [Outfitter in Bree] ~Black~

Chest: Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner’s Armour [Crafted T5] ~Black~

Hands: Leather Gauntlets [Armour vendor – Esteldin] ~Black~

Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings [Crafted T5] ~Black~

Feet: Resilient Combat Boots of Théodred [Crafted T7] ~Black~

Skulking Scout

I have been using this cosmetic for just over a year and it slowly got updated each time like when the Store came about with the Traveller’s Hood, and with some of the Isengard cosmetics.

Up until Isengard I was using Wolf-Pelt leggings in black (Quest reward from the lumber camp outside of Combe) They work just as good if you are a lower level player not able to reach Dunland yet, and with brown boots of another kind should still work.

Note: The gloves also have the same cosmetic as Leather Gauntlets from the armour venders in Esteldin.

Helm: Traveller’s Hood [Store item] ~Black~

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Guards [Crafted t7 – light] ~Black~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted t5 – Light] ~Black~

Back: Fine Quiver [Crafted t2] ~Black~

Hands: Hinchcliffe’s Doom [Quest Reward – Evendim Bounty] ~Black~

Legs: Scarred Leg-guards of the Pren Gwydh Warrior [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

Feet: Hill-man’s Cracked Leather Boots [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Black~

Dunlending Dahlia

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,

Savs.

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