Definitely taking a walk on the wild side with this outfit, that's for sure! I try not to use more than 3 different colors in an outfit because it can be artistically disastrous. However, there are several distinct colors in this ensemble and it works wonderfully! I honestly had no concept for this outfit today. It haphazardly fell together while I was both mixing and matching between light and medium armor and assigning random colors to each piece. The T5 crafted medium chest and leggings, both from the Elven Campaigner's set, were the building blocks to this outfit. I'd have to say those two pieces are arguably the most appealing and coordinated pieces of all the crafting professions in LOTRO. Elegant designs, a pleasing mishmash of colors, and dyeable areas that don't overwhelm either piece. Safe to say, this was one of my more unique creations.
|The setting felt perfect for this outfit, but the terrain was a bit rugged. It's annoying when a boot gets lost in the hillside!|
You might be wondering why I'm using the Shoulders of the Mighty Verse again, since I used it last week in an outfit. It's hands down my favorite piece of gear in the game...and it also fit this outfit very well. Actually, it was the last piece I added. I nearly forgot that these shoulders have a bit of violet around the neck to match both the gloves and boots and golden clasps to compliment the gold in the chest and legs. Just imagine you've just found the one puzzle piece that completes the portion of the puzzle you've just assembled...and you'll know how I felt when the shoulders fell into place.
I've had several people asking and wondering about my creative process. Today, I'll let everybody in on it!
It may come as a surprise to all my viewers, friends, and fellow cosmetic bloggers that I make my outfits in bulk. Very rarely have I ever done one or two at a time. Generally, I create anywhere from six to twelve outfits in a two week span. Granted, there's ton of work that has to go into writing posts and taking screenshots, but I've found it worth the effort. Inspiration isn't one of those things that hit me frequently, but when it does, it's in a massive burst of energy that lasts for days at a time. That's how I get my work done. Several ideas fleshed out at once. Basic idea one day, accessorizing the next, and color coordinating the following day. On a rare occasion, I'll make the "five minute outfit." I've already got the dressing room pictured in my mind with the pieces and colors set in stone moments before I sit down. For the blog itself, I write the gist of my posts almost immediately and then, as each scheduled day approaches, I try tailoring the text to whatever is happening that week.
Head: Fine Elven Circlet (Default, Anniversary Festival gift box reward)*
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Mighty Verse (Rust, Moria Minstrel class vendor)
Back: Eastemnet Cloak of Vitality (Violet, T8 Tailor recipe)
Chest: Elven Campaigner's Armour (White, T5 Tailor recipe)
Legs: Elven Campaigner's Leggins (White, T5 Tailor recipe)
Hands: Leather Gauntlets of Vigour (Violet, world drop) **
Feet: Glossy Leather Boots (Violet, skirm camp cosmetic vendor)
*The circlet is entirely optional for this outfit.
** Also shares the same skin with the Recruit's Medium Gloves of Naillan from the skirm camp medium armor vendor.