Friday, January 11, 2019

2018 Yule Outfit Contest Winners

After seventy two submissions, nearly three weeks, a fair voting process, and some discussion, the outfit blogs of Material Middle-earth, Cosmetic LOTRO, and Wandering Around Arda are proud to finally present the winners of the 2018 Yule Outfit Contest!

As a reminder, each entry was carefully examined against the following criteria:

  • Representative of the Yule spirit or Wintry ambiance.
  • Originality of the overall design.
  • Integration of the various pieces used.
  • Blending of dye colors.
  • Overall impression and quality of the screenshot.

Although it wasn't easy, judging these submissions was truly an honor. All of the outfits we received were beautiful. Lots of care, passion, and enthusiasm went into each and every one. Just from effort alone, I wish it were possible to award everybody a prize. Unfortunately, we could only pick three winners. Before I make the official announcement, I invite everyone to view all of our entries via this Flickr album. Player names are attached to each image.

Without further ado, congratulations to our three fashionistas below!

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First Place: 1550 LOTRO Points

Holfi of Laurelin


Head: Wintry Yule Cap (Crimson, random reward from the Sack of Presents during the Yule Festival)
Shoulders: Fur Mantle (Default, Yule Festival barter reward)
Back: Sage's Pack (White, LOTRO Store)
Chest: Ale Association Robe (Crimson, Ale Association reputation barter reward)
Hands: Extravagant Festival Gloves (Red, reward from Gain and Glory: Assist the Rich)
Feet: Ceremonial Ajokoira Shoes (Red, Lossoth Tailor reputation recipe)

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Second Place: Perlino Steed (account-wide code)

Lisi of Arkenstone


Head: Trapper’s Bandana (Walnut brown, Skirmish Camp Cosmetics vendor)
Shoulders: Yule Scarf (White, Yule Festival barter reward)
Back: Elven Prospector’s Pack (White, T3 Tailor recipe)
Chest: From-bréost (Umber, reward from the Champions of the Falcon quest)
Hands: Storvâgûn’s Spare Gloves (Default, Yule Festival Festivity Tokens barter reward)
Feet: Storvâgûn’s Spare Boots (Default, Yule Festival Festivity Tokens barter reward)

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Third Place: Hauberk of the Mithril Guard (account-wide code)

Mellime of Arkenstone


Shoulders: Grimbeorn's Shoulders (White, reward from the Beorning intro)
Back: Feathered-cloak of the North-men (Sea blue, Skirmish Camp Cosmetics vendor)
Chest: Ceremonial Hoary Aurochs Robe (Sea blue, Lossoth T5 Tailor reputation recipe)
Hands: Wildermore Survivor's Light Gloves (White, People of the Wildermore reputation vendor)
Feet: Silver-thread Slippers (Sea blue, Skirmish Camp Cosmetics vendor)

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