Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick

I’ve been wanting to play with this chest piece for a while now, and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. Part of the reason it’s taken so long is it’s required the creation of a Beorning character, and because the chest piece is one of the starter cosmetics that the furballs get. Once that obstacle was finally overcome, I had to decide which character to use it on… and ended up making a new one. The goal here was to make her look as rustic as possible, and I’m pretty sure I succeeded.

Head: Harvest-brew Circlet, default (Fall Festival)
Chest: Langhar’s Tunic and Waistcoat, Rivendell green dye (Beorning starter equipment)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, grey dye (Dunland quest reward)
Staff: Polished Staff (Intro Area quest reward)


From Big to Small: Robes

Outfitting can be fun, but it can also occasionally be frustrating. Different cosmetics shape differently to various body types, and while some things can be covered with the right accessories, sometimes a concept just doesn’t come together at all and has to be scrapped. Here’s an example of how the same robe can change based on what race is wearing it:


Notice how much shorter the hem falls on the dwarf compared to the woman captain in the featured image.


There’s another subtle change when the character is a male elf.


And again on a female hobbit. This robe happens to look great on everyone, but beware that not all things do!

Robe: AnĂ³rien Campaign Robe; Evendim blue dye (woman), gold dye (dwarf), Rivendell green dye (elf), purple dye (hobbit) (T10 crafted)

Woman Accessories:
Shoulders: Lesser Steadfast Shoulders of Fate, Evendim blue dye
Back: Ceremonial Cloak of the West-tower, Evendim blue dye
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, umber dye
Feet: Clanweave Boots, umber dye

Dwarf Accessories:
Back: Plain Hooded Cloak, crimson dye
Hands: Fingerless Gloves, crimson dye
Feet: Stout Cloth Shoes, umber dye

Elf Accessories:
Shoulders: Noble’s Woolen Mantle, dark green dye
Back: Plain Hooded Cloak, dark green dye
Hands: Fingerless Gloves, umber dye
Feet: Clanweave Boots, umber dye

Hobbit Accessories:
Head: Light Nadhin Hood, purple dye
Shoulders: Light Nadhin Shoulders, purple dye
Hands: Light Nadhin Gauntlets, violet dye
Held: Giant Flower


Into Rohan

Rohan is one of those areas I never get tired of questing in… or making outfits for. Admittedly, my elven huntress Alistriel was nearly finished with it before I got around to making something more appropriate to all the time she was spending among the horse-lords, but better late than not at all, I suppose.


Strictly speaking, this bridge is on the border between the Great River region and the Wold, looking back into the Great River. The epic storyline skips around a bit here, but it’s fairly close to Langhold, which begins the quests for attaining a war-steed.

Head: Scout’s Weathered Leather Helmet, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward)
Chest: Boar Clansmen Sentry’s Jacket, rivendell green dye (Dunland quest reward)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, umber dye (Dunland quest reward)
Feet: Nightshade Boots, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s market)
Bow: Reshaped Hunter’s Bow of the First Age (crafted by Chromite)

Be Vewwy, Vewwy Quiet…

When I decided to do a makeover of my Gladden characters, I really wanted to work with the Visage of the Bear. I’d borrowed it from someone ages ago to add to the wardrobe, but hadn’t gotten around to actually using it. After a lengthy round of LOTRO paper dolls, I realized it made the most sense for my elven huntress.

Sometimes finding the right pose for a screenshot can be a daunting task; in this case, Alistriel is captured just as she’s rising from having used her tracking skill, which shows off the headwear to best effect.

Head: Visage of the Bear, navy dye (LOTRO Store)
Shoulders: Tactical Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads, gold dye (crafted T7 light armour)
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel, umber dye (Treasure Hunt)
Chest: Ceremonial Shadow-stalker Jacket, Rivendell green dye (Skirmish camp, cosmetics vendor)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward)
Legs: Dolen-saviad, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s Market)
Feet: Nightshade Boots, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s Market)

Welcome to Isengard

When my elven Rune-Keeper, Lashillien, finally reached the point in the epic story where she was a “guest” at Isengard, she insisted on a break to get herself properly attired. After all, if you’re going to take selfies with orcs, you should dress the part, right? She was quite dismayed to find that their so-called living conditions weren’t even worthy of the rats infesting them:

How Do They Live Like This

Of course, her meeting with Saruman didn’t go quite the way he probably expected it to:

Mocking Saruman

Who says “Nyah, nyah, nyah” isn’t a dignified response?

Outfit: Isengard Prisoner attire, dyed black (Volume 3 quest rewards)