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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: Anórien 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

 

Leaf-Walker’s Shadow

Sometimes, putting together a look isn’t nearly as easy as the end result would imply. This is especially true when outfitting hobbits and dwarves, who have different body types entirely. A piece that looks good on one character might look terrible on another, and accessories may clip strangely on different races. This outfit took several hours to put together… and then I changed the upperbody piece at the last minute.

On a related subject, I really wish weapons didn’t disappear during emotes, because it would be really awesome for Stabbatha Inyourback to be able to do the /rude animation while brandishing her daggers! Also, the shoulders in this outfit were crafted for me by Eldalleth, who is awesome.

Head: Agile Eastemnet Skirmish Helm, umber dye (T8 crafted, light armour)
Shoulders: Enduring Great River Pauldrons of Deflection, gold dye (T7 crafted, medium armour)
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel, umber dye (Treasure Hunt event)
Chest: Scout’s Armour, grey dye (T6 crafted medium armour)
Hands: Fingerless Gloves, gold dye (Yule festival)
Legs: Dolen-saviad, umber dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearances found at Lalia’s Market)
Feet: Reinforced Leather Dunlending Boots, umber dye (Dunland quest reward)

Minstrel Riding Hood

Just another LOTRO fashion blog? Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes these outfits need more characters than Twitter lets me have, though, and this will hopefully make them easier to find. This outfit started with the apple basket, and just sort of grew from there. The new dress we got in the 2015 Harvestmath festival dyes beautifully, and so does the cloak. It ended up coming out so well that I put it on not one but two minstrel characters:

Minstrel Riding Hood

Let me tell you, it is NOT easy getting a photo shoot with a wolf!

Chest: Dress of the Anorien Autumn (Harvestmath Festival, red dye)
Back: Plain Hooded Cloak (any outfitter, red dye)
Held: Basket of Apples (Harvestmath Festival)