Cosmetic Lotro

Horse lady

The digital download of the Mithril Edition is on sale, which is a great deal for everyone. Not only is it the cheapest way to buy 2000TP, you get a beautiful and unique horse for all your characters as well! Granted, the horse is only nice for its skin, as it has merely 100 morale, but that’s still good for starting characters or visits to friendly areas.

In this outfit I used a pair of leggings (well actually it looks more like a long skirt) that were obviously designed to go with a matching chest piece, however this particular chest piece only looks good on males. On female characters (women, elves and hobbits), it looks horrible as it flattens the chest completely and looks generally awkward. Still many players like to use these leggings on their female characters and I have seen several good and some less successful combinations on the Cosmetic Outfit thread on the forum and on various outfit blogs. After a lot of trial and error I finally found a top that I am satisfied with for my own outfit. Unfortunately this cosmetic chest piece does not allow for the use of gloves, but I consider this a minor compromise.
I used burgundy dye for this outfit but dyed black it looks totally awesome!

If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up on Lotro Wiki, by typing its name into the search box. You can equip any piece of armour cosmetically through the wardrobe, even armour that is not meant for your class or level.

Head: Helm of the Hidden Dagger, burgundy dye (Ettenmoors barter reward, burglar)
Shoulders
: Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads, burgundy dye (crafted Tier 7, light)
Chest
: Herdman’s Waistcoat and Shirt, burgundy dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Legs: Embroidered Silk Leggings, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, light)
Feet: Scout’s Weathered Leather Boots, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, medium)
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel, crimson dye (Treasure hunt barter reward, cosmetic)

Horse: Steed of the Horse-lords (Lotro Mithril Edition reward)

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16 comments

  1. Very nice! I love how the blush-grey trim of the hood echoes the greyish-blue trim on the hem of the skirt.

    Also, I hadn’t seen what the Steed of the Horselords looks like until now — thanks for sharing!

    • Fergas

      The legs are such a pain to combine because the matching chestpiece really looks horrible on female characters. But however, I love those legs and as Freyjuska said, I would never have thought of matching it with this chestpiece. Wich I love, too :-)

      Thanks Hymne, for this great idea!

  2. Sade Lyrate

    Greetings,

    This outfit’s just as beautiful as any of your others, appealing to my own fascination with steed-matched getups. :)
    The set’s colours fit together well, both the dyed and the undyable, just like the textures; the fur on the vest continued from the shoulders.

    But one thing I have to disagree with…

    “-however this particular chest piece only looks good on males. On female characters (women, elves and hobbits), it looks horrible as it flattens the chest completely and looks generally awkward.-”

    Personally, I think the way the chest piece acts on a female, just like the Rangers’ getups, or Summer tunic, adds to their usability. For once, they make it seem like the character’s actually wearing something more than just paint, providing protection from the elements and hostilities. A practical outfit in which the breasts don’t get in the way of business, whether you’re delivering pies in the Shire, or beating up a CargĂșl in Mirkwood. :p

    At the moment, I have both the leggings as well as the chest piece on my petite rune-keeper, combined with Hyacinth’s gloves, the same shoulders you’ve used here, and Ranger’s Worn Hood, all dyed Sea Blue. It looks like an outfit in which I can take her into Forochel, when the time comes. :)

    • Well that’s a wonderful interpretation of what I consider bad armour design! The top piece does indeed work if you are looking for a more protected look on your female character, however it not only flattens the chest, it broadens the shoulders and widens the span between arm pits as well, which changes the shape of the female body completely. Personally, I’m not a fan of that effect, but I can see how it can become an asset as part of a more padded look.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment! Much appreciated. :)

  3. Fergas

    Hymne, what about a combination of those legs with the Breastplate of Voima? Perhaps that could look nice with the matching accessoires…

  4. Lasswen

    Love how you’ve combined all these elements here! Looking forward to getting those legs/skirt and playing with them myself.

  5. Comparing the helm used in this piece to the L60 Moria Teal (Which requires a Watcher Token), the only difference i noticed was the base color, which resutled in some especially distinct results on the trim. Are there any other pieces which share this cosmetic but turn out how the PvMP one dyes?

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