I know it’s Friday, and Friday usually means polls. But I woke up this morning with an idea for a soft, summery sort of outfit, and I can’t get the idea out of my head. My actress character Luned gets to be the model, since “dreamer” is pretty much her default mode.
It’s strange to have her in pastels: she favors black and soft grey and red, both for sentimental reasons and her sense of High Drama. And then, of course, I discarded “soft” as an outfit concept in favor of “omg pastels,” choosing my beloved Exquisite Long-sleeved Dress. I was thinking soft and gossamer, but “like an Easter egg exploded” seems to have won the day.
The wacky supporting player here is the Drape of Evendim, of all things. This nutty cloak seems to go well with the pastel explosion dress. I was thrilled! Then again, a typical outfit for me on any particular day might be a lime shirt, orange shoes, and turquoise nail polish. Pixel-art imitating life.
Happy Title Week! The awesome Ivy of The Ivy and I are interpreting in-game titles every day this week, so be sure to check her blog to see what she’s doing!
Today, we’re both fiddling with “Foe of Night,” a slayer deed in the North Downs. The hero who attains this title has, as the deed text says, “returned many of [the Dead] to the peace of the grave.” Of all the titles Ivy and I will explore this week, this is the one most connected (in my opinion, at least) to LotR lore, and so I wanted to create something really special.
The piece I chose for inspiration was, of all things, a Moria light armour barter item, the Hat of the Stone-student. It’s just so medieval-looking, so serene and lovely, and it gave my chosen model a sort of gravity that suited the deed. Dyed gold, it reminded me of warm climates and sunshine, and so that’s where I began.
This all led me down an ornate path of gold and mail (with the chestpiece Saets-crus heavily featured), and I’m actually really pleased.
Okay, this is purely fanciful.
I like armour to look fairly realistic and ready for battle. I don’t usually go for the armour sets in which it looks like your toon would impale her ear if she tilted her head sideways, or like your warrior Elf would have to watch out to not trip over his own boot-spikes. I like realism.
But then I found a fantastic deal on a stack of rose dye on the Auction House and started fiddling, and…well. Call this ceremonial armour in the truest sense, perhaps. Call this the honor guard of a place or person of great importance to the Elves of Celondim, more like a living banner than a warrior about to cross swords with Orc or goblin.
The outfit is a very simple one: the Sellsword’s crafted armour set (which appears under other names as well), as well as the Symbelmynë circlet and cloak. The armour is all dyed rose; the Symbelmynë items are dyed gold for contrast. I’m especially pleased how adding gold dye to the circlet gives it such a different look.
Here are the basic “Dress It Up” rules: Dress it up however you like, on either gender, any race, in any fashion, and leave a comment with a link to your outfit, whether it’s on your own blog or in one of the many photo hosting sites.
This is a really broad category, and I hope a bunch of you post links to outfits you’ve done that meet the criteria. What criteria? Yellow. For in-game purposes, I mean outfits with a predominant dye shade of “yellow” or “gold,” though I’m pretty sure most of you don’t utilize the “yellow” dye.
The reason I chose yellow as an overall theme is that it is my least favorite color. Least. Totally least. It makes me look awful, and I only really like it as sunshine and as a really bright, bold, splash of gold. Butter yellow…blech. Pastel? Yech.
So prove me wrong! Show me awesome! The best use of yellow I’ve posted here so far is the Seen on the Streets of my friend Aminah (scroll down a ways). She is the only character I’ve ever seen that makes the Big Bird “yellow” dye look good.
I have my eyes closed because I usually wear burgundy and am slinky and dangerous, but the BLOGGER put me in pale gold, and EW.
Also, how YOU doin?
So, what do you think? Yellow fan? Gold fan? Show me!