Gratuitous self-indulgence

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.

Cliving1

Cliving2

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

MoreLoth1

MoreLoth2

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

BaradGularan2

BaradGularan1

 

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

Bree4

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

Waterwheels1

Waterwheels4

Waterwheels2

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

Fornost3

Fornost4

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

Flamingdeeps3

Flamingdeeps2

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.

LHH1

LHH4

LHH3

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

Rivendell2

Rivendell3

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

Partytree3

Partytree2

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

Trollshaws1

Trollshaws4

Trollshaws3

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

 

2 thoughts on “Gratuitous self-indulgence

  1. Wow, some the outfits presented here have a peculiar color scheme! I love the red huntress, would like to reproduce the look on mine 🙂 also the one with the simbelmyne dress is a fresh festival attire 🙂

    • Ooh, er. I’m really not sure about the colours on that red one any more, so you’ll have to play around a bit to get them to jive. It wasn’t a very exact match between the chest and leg piece, is all I remember. But still, I’m happy that you liked those.

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