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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:

DwarfRobe

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

ElfRobe

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

HobbitRobe

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

 

Guest Outfit: Karvenger of Middle-earth

I don’t often do a lot of outfits with helmets, but sometimes the helmet is the whole inspiration for the outfit. This one, put together by my friend Karvett, happened because he got the helmet as a reward when we were doing the Stoneheight instance over the weekend. While the Avengers may not necessarily be lore-appropriate, it’s certainly entertaining to see a Middle-earth version of a superhero, which this guy clearly is!

Incidentally, a lot of people tend to overlook the equipment that drops from scaling instances, but starting from level 50 there are some pretty good stats on those rewards. Of course, people who are leveling fairly quickly won’t always come up with a full set, but it’s definitely what I use for characters who level slower, especially the ones who primarily play with others.

Head: Potent Enduring Helm of Protection, Evendim blue dye (scaled instance drop)
Shoulders: Daervunn’s Pauldrons, Evendim blue dye (scaled instance drop)
Back: Potent Valourous Cloak of Fate, Evendim blue dye (scaled instance drop)
Chest: Potent Valourous Breastplate of Prowess, Evendim blue dye (scaled instance drop)
Hands: Turcham, Evendim blue dye (North Downs quest reward)
Legs: Potent Enduring Leggings of Perseverance, Evendim blue dye (scaled instance drop)
Feet: Hill-man’s Cracked Leather Boots, Evendim blue dye (Dunland quest reward)