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Dress It Up: Simple Hauberk

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.

Oh gosh.  I’m going to have to do a Hauberk Week (Period of Time) soon, but not quite yet.  Let’s dress up a hauberk, though.  A very Simple Hauberk.  This hauberk comes out of various festival gift boxes, and once you’ve had one pop out of a box, it seems very likely that you’ll get seven.  In fact, if you’re on Landroval and you don’t have one?  Let me help you out.  Contact Ealwiga, Nidhil, or Luned in-game (all versions of me), and I’ll do my best to set you up.

Here’s what dyes:  not much.  The sleeves, beneath the mail.  The neckpiece.  The mantle with its image of a bird with wings outstretched.  Otherwise, the body of the cloak remains a dark rust color striped with white, and the leggings are a sage green, also striped with white.

Very simple.

What would you do (or have you done) with this hauberk?  I’d love to know.

And the people of Lhanuch begin to wonder: “This one looks violent. Are we going to let her in our somewhat flammable stone, frame, and hide dwellings?”

Answer: yes. And when she started tossing axes around just to see “how well ox-hide holds up,” are the Dunlendings going to regret letting the belligerent, violent little person in their house? Also yes.

Hey! Come back! I only burned down the ONE.

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Dress It Up: Supple Wool Cloak

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.

The candidate for Cloak Week – or really, Cloak Period of Time, because I have a lot of cloaks to talk about – is a Dunland quest reward, the Supple Wool Cloak.  I try to use easily acquired items for Dress It Up challenges, but this cloak has both attracted and befuddled me for a while, so.

Here’s what dyes:  The dragon silhouettes, but not the entirety of the talons.  The center panel of the hood.  The center of the motif on the cloak’s back.  Pearlina here is modeling it in white.

Did you keep this cloak on your race to Isengard?  If so, I’d love to see what you did with it.

“So I’m going to the festival and I’m going to win the pie contest and I’m going to dance at least THREE times and I’m going to watch the horse races and I’m going to get one of those pretty dresses and and and…”

Someone’s gonna have to talk to Holly Hornblower again. Eugh.

Dress It Up: Dragonfly Cloak

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 week’s candidate is a lovely LOTRO Store offering:  the Cloak of the Dragonfly.  When washed or dyed white, it’s a cream that slowly darkens to light brown at the cloak’s lower hem.  Dragonfly wings shaded cream, bright green, sea blue, and indigo take up much of the design.  The wings do not dye; only the surrounding material changes color.  It’s an intricate, detailed cloak, and I’d love to see what you folks do with it.

Ohh, and you’ll see off to the right that I have started using this new-fangled Twitter business.  Press “follow” if you’d like even shorter-form ramblings and links.  Thanks!

Dress It Up: Short Fancy Robe

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.

Now, I’m not sure if anyone participated this week, because I’m in a car careening across …Arizona, by this point, and have scheduled this post well ahead.  But if you participated, thank you!  I’ll look at comments as soon as we’re settled in Vegas and I have a good strong drink in hand.

This week’s candidate is a bright, cheery favorite of mine, the Short Fancy Robe.  This pops up in various festival gift boxes (both Anniversary and Yule, says the word on the streets).  The red sleeves and leggings stick around no matter how you dye the external robe, as does the blue and white vest and the golden knot-work.  Here, I’ve dyed it red, but I hope someone else gives it a bit more color pizazz.

Wait…was that thing on? I wasn’t ready. Look at my CRAZY EYES. Try again. One more. Come on. ONE.

We do not talk about the rump arrow. This is Tolkien.

My preciouuuuus. No, seriously. That’s /flirt? That looks like, “I’m holding one of your kidneys very close to my heart.”

Dress It Up: Fine Shirt and Pants

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.

Thank you, Glyngaris, for participating last week!  I love me some sea blue.

This week’s item is cheap and easy:  the Fine Shirt and Pants, available from Bree outfitter Dot Leafbottom for the bargain price of 8s12c.  This is a tricksy one!  There’s a lot of detail, a lot of look, and the chest, legs, and shoes are included.  So this basically becomes a “what wonky thing can you do with dyes, race/gender choices, shoulders and a cloak” challenge.

I am wearing a variant on a powder-blue pantsuit. I am this close to breaking into “Disco Inferno.”

Maybe this would look better on a Hobbit. Or a Dwarf with some flair. My cravat bounces around when I walk. Eugh!

Of course there aren’t any back pockets. Bree-sewn leisure suits never seem to have back pockets. Grumble.

Have fun!  Thanks!

Dress It Up: Bree-land Leather Armour (and variants)

On this model, it’s called the Recruit’s Medium Shirt of Adlan.  This low-level chest-piece model is also available as the level 14-20 tailor-craftable Leather, Bree-land Tough Leather, Bree-land Heavy Leather, and Bree-land Superb Armour models, though those are all long-sleeved.

Anyway, the basic pattern is out there, it’s easy to get, and I want to know what YOU would do with it.

If you’re on Landroval and want one of these leather armour pieces crafted, send in-game mail to Luned, Gisala, or Nidhil.  I’ll send you one of the long-sleeved versions, for keepsies.  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.

Next Sunday, I’ll pick a different, easily attainable item for our next “Dress It Up.

Aw, yeah. Who wants an invitation to the gun show?

This bicep is locked AND loaded.

No, come back! I didn’t even show you the LEFT one!

Have fun!  Thanks!