This page is an orphanage of sorts: due to my initial intention of only publishing 42 outfits in total, I had to choose some over others. Since that intention no longer stands, I figured I might as well throw the wardrobe wide open and air all the unsightly things. While I try to figure out where that bad metaphor went, here are the outfits that almost never saw the light of day. I do feel that they are in general not as good as the ones featured on the main page, but fear not: I have excised all the really awful ones, bundled them into a large burlap sack, and drowned them in a lake for the greater good. Also, I cannot quite recall all the pieces involved; since these outfits don’t exist on my characters any more, I will be working from my fabulously cobweb-laden memory and eyeballing the dye colours used. Please bear with the various lacunae and questionable screenshots.
This was my other “pretending to be a Rider of Rohan” outfit. It just felt slightly meh, somehow, for reasons that I cannot name. Might have been the hat.
Head: Helm of the Lady’s Courage, white
Shoulders: Shoulderpads of the Hytbold Bowmaster, olive
Back: Cloak of the Silver Birch, default
Hands: Gloves of the Hytbold Leader, olive
Chest: Tempered Iron Hauberk, white
Feet: Boots of the Shield-way, umber
This would be an older version of the other gold/white/orange captain outfit with the egregious hat, which I judged to be better in terms of originality, or at least not re-using the same familiar pieces. Check out that lovely lack of anti-aliasing in the screenshots, because I forgot to enable it.
Head: Ceremonial Hat of the Written Word, white
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Lady’s Grace, grey
Back: Cloak of the Autumn Wood, white
Chest: Hauberk of the Rugged Clansman, white
Hands: High Officer’s Gloves, umber
Legs: Battle-Leader’s Leggings, gold
Feet: High Officer’s Boots, probably gold
I vaguely recall that I was employing the gloves and circlet featured here across too many outfits, so I didn’t publish this arrangement. It sounds like a silly reason, but I think this mini-embargo helped me create better things.
Head: Ceremonial Hat of the Written Word, red
Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Predator, burgundy
Back: Sturdy Elven Quiver, red
Chest: Town-Saver’s Jacket, red or crimson
Hands: Wildermore Survivor’s Heavy Gauntlets, red
Legs: Leggings of the Predator, probably crimson
Feet: Song-master’s Boots, crimson
Yes, a non-ornate, casual outfit. On this site, too. This was one of those cases where the other Lore-master outfits I had in mind just seemed better.
Head: Threadbare Hat of the Dunland Healer, black
Shoulders: Shoulderpads of the Erebor Watcher
Chest: Dwarf-make Campaigner’s Armour(?), black
Hands: Scorched Ox-hide Gauntlets (probably), black
Legs: Trousers of the Iordur
Feet: Voice of the West Shoes, black
This was a pretty fun outfit to photograph; every shot features a lever and a bemused Lore-master. Sadly, I didn’t want to publish yet another brown/turquoise thing at the time, as practically every outfit I designed for my Lore-master was turquoise. Other than that, I was actually rather pleased with it.
Head: Turquoise Summer Circlet
Back: Cloak of the Fallen Leaves, turquoise
Chest: Storm-Caller’s Robe, turquoise
Hands: For the life of me, I can’t remember. Except that it was one of the light/medium crafted gloves, and turquoise
Feet: Golden Host Boots of the Awakened, turquoise
The reason I ditched this outfit was the undyeable pink lines near the waist. I couldn’t find a way to match those with anything, which is a pity, since I always did want to use the cloak featured here. That’s OCD for you.
Back: Ceremonial Defender’s Cloak, white
Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Stoic Stag, navy
Chest: Again, I can’t remember. However, the world drop Breastplate of Orod-Na-Thon dyed umber would work better than whatever it was. No annoying pink lines!
Hands: Footman’s Gloves, umber
Legs: Ceremonial Leggings of the Quiet Step, navy
Feet: Boots of the Shield-way, umber
I seem to have deleted the other screenshots of this outfit; you know, the ones without the red arrows in the corners. I had already used this robe in another Lore-master outfit, so I just didn’t want to use it again since it viewed geometry as something optional – see the rather horrendous accordion effect in the first screenshot. It’s also somewhat boringly monochrome.
Head: Hat of the Concerned Elf, burgundy
Shoulders: Footman’s Shoulder Guards, burgundy
Chest: Robe of Solitary Thunder, burgundy
Hands: Gloves of the Hytbold Leader, burgundy
Feet: Um. Might have been the Shoes of Solitary Thunder.
Ah, this. I had originally intended this to be the last outfit I ever made, but I just couldn’t stand the free 12-step programme to body distortion and clipping that came with it. I felt rather bad about shelving it, though that has been mitigated by the fact that it looks kind of like what Magneto would wear. Just add the RK helm that you get from doing the Watcher, and…
Head: Circlet of Adamant, crimson(?)
Shoulders: Shoulder Pads of Solitary Thunder, burgundy
Back: Cloak of the Raven, burgundy
Chest: Wildermore Armour of Combat, violet or indigo
Hands: Ceremonial Thrill-Seeker’s Gauntlets, indigo
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Gloom-Bane, indigo or violet
Well, this outfit was based solely on that shade of purple shared between the shoulder pads and cloak (they really need to add that to the dye palette). That is to say, I think it is inadvisable to design things based on one outstanding feature like I did here. And there’s egregious clipping where the shoulders meet the cloak, so there.
Head: Fancy Plumed Hat, probably rose
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Mighty Verse, default
Back: Spring Dandy Cloak, purple (I think)
Chest: Simbelmyne Dress, dark green(?) or forest green
Another fun photoshoot for an outfit that I didn’t end up using. I think the Summer Festival had just ended, and the idea of showing up late to it in fancy dress tickled my imagination. Hence this ensemble, which was my first attempt at using yellow dye, which in hindsight may have been better than the chartreuse robe thing I decided upon.
Head: Circlet of Fresh-picked Flowers, white
Back: Swan-cloak, yellow
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Lady’s Secrecy (or reasonable fascimile thereof from Lalia’s Market), yellow
The story behind this rather unobjectionable outfit is that I felt that it bore too close a resemblance to the Elven Ambassador outfit somewhere on Lotro Stylist, so I didn’t want to make the theft of ideas that obvious. Also, my warden protested against the wearing of dresses and robes and wouldn’t let me be.
Head: Circlet of Adamant, red(?)
Shoulders: Worn Ranger’s Shoulders, orange
Chest: Ceremonial Robe of the Written Word, olive
Hands: Gloves of Tranquility, olive