Falcon’s Folly

I’m back with an update! It’s a miracle 😛

I first must apologise once again for the long time between updates, I’ve had so many cosmetics to play with lately (rift, helegrod, all my guardian class cosmetics while I levelled) that I’ve just been enjoying the full outfits of many of these pieces rather than mixing and matching to create something unique. I now have five level 75 characters and have had a blast reaching cap on my guard since she was left at 46 for two years and I never thought she would see the rest of middle-earth again!

This outfit sort of fell into my lap, I was only putting together all of my favourites from the Helegrod pieces which were advertised in the store recently (of which I had to get some via store and some via the skirmish barter due to lack of medallions and marks having spent them on the Rift sets the previous week!).

I had never actually noticed the boots before until I took some time to look at them when they were advertised in the store and I immediately had to use them somehow, and this outfit looks pretty nice in red/crimson too, but then again doesn’t everything? I use far too much of that stuff so I went with a dye I’d never used before because it always seemed too bold/rich for me, which is why I only used it in small doses here.

The area I took these screenshots in was Tal Methedras because I love the storyline of this place, and the winter feel to the outfit meant I would fit right in. Unfortunately it was night when I showed up to take screenshots but the silhouetted background was beautiful and I wanted to try and make it work, bringing this feel of ‘I’ll get you falcon clan..and your pretty little wolves too”…

I might try taking these screenshots again when it’s a little lighter in middle-earth but for now I wanted to hurry this update up, I’d left it too long already. Also, the images are appearing a little smaller than i’d like, I may still be on the lookout for a better theme which gives me even bigger screenshots. Don’t forget to click the images for the better details/larger screenshots on my blog.

Head: Arrow of the West Helmet [Ost Dunnoth Barter- Hunter] ~Purple~

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

Back: Elk-Hunter’s Pack [Lotro Store] ~Purple~

Chest: Ceremonial Spear-Shaker’s Jacket [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Purple~

Hands: Gloves of the Eorlingas [RoI Pre-order bonus] ~Default~

Legs: Ceremonial Silver-Voice Leggings [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Umber~

Feet: Boots of the Learned [lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Default/Umber~

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Steed & Rider – Frosted Fancy

Firstly I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! Mine thankfully wasn’t very hectic and was brilliant, with one of my favourite gifts being a new second age bow for my hunter thanks to a lovely kinnie who I am now indebted to. After a day packed full of movies, chocolates and cats sleeping all over the wrapping paper I found some time to put together an outfit to match the new Yule Festival mount I adore.

This is my first year playing around with the new Frostbluff area in lotro as I missed it last year so I was having the time of my life gathering all the cosmetics, and I have many more to go yet (which I will have to acquire on an alt because wow…I seriously have no room on my main anymore – I’m due for a couple of vault upgrades). I love the new festival mount and the obvious part of outfitting to match this horse was the cloak (let’s be honest it was a given). Since the extravagant dress and hat were new items to me having missed the area last year i’ve been waiting for it to appear ever since so I could show it off, and I’m very happy with it.

 

Head: Extravagant Festival Cap [Yule Festival Quest – Frostbluff] ~Navy~

Shoulders: Yule Scarf [Yule Festival barter] ~Navy~

Back: Fancy Winter Cloak [Yule Festival barter] ~Navy~

Chest: Extravagant Festival Dress [Yule Festival Quest – Frostbluff] ~Navy~

Mount: Yule Festival Frosty Horse [Barter at Bree-fields]

In the weeks to come I will be a little slow updating due to a busy schedule and a boat load of new books and games I have to somehow find the time for.

Arctic Adversary

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 😛 As always comments are greatly appreciated ❤

Glacial Glee

Four images for you today, because it’s just a quick update and not much text, plus I couldn’t decide between the last two on which to keep so i’m showing them both! No shoulder piece included in this one because I searched for a good hour or two for the right piece, whether white or green nothing seemed to fit or they had some odd colours on that weren’t included in the rest of the outfit, and there were a lot of clipping issues with it being a hobbit. This outfit also works very well in Crimson/Red so there are two options for you if you’re not a fan of green.

Back: Bearskin Winter Cloak [Yule Festival Reward] ~Rivendell Green~

Chest: Burnished Hauberk of the Dunland Warlord [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Rivendell Green~

Hands: Leather Gauntlet’s [Medium Armour smith – Esteldin] ~White~

Feet: Ajokoira Shoes [Forochel crafted or Lotro Store] ~Rivendell Green

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.