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.
Soo maybe a poll didn’t happen yesterday. Maybe instead we crashed at a friend’s house after a concert and then ended up going to a barbecue championship and then sleeping all afternoon. Maybe. It seems plausible. More poll fun later in the week!
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.
It’s a hauberk!
No, not really. It’s the
LOTRO Store (Store AND Skirmish cosmetic vendor, whoops!) item, the Cloak of the Silver Star. It’s another one of those tricksy items: two tones of light blue surround white, and you’re only able to dye the majority of the white. It’s a cloak that a strong or dark color would easily overwhelm. I chose to dye it sea blue because I am currently obsessed with the color, and also because it balances well with the blue already on the cloak.
But that’s me! What would YOU do with it?
Sometimes, I like the simple things. Simple outfits, lots of color. I struggled a bit with the Exquisite Long-Sleeved Dress (one of my favorite in-game gowns) because I didn’t want to cover it with cloaks and shoulders and all the rest. It’s a beautiful pattern with great color play. I wanted it to stand on its own. In the end, that’s what I did, with the addition of the Ceremonial Circlet of the Seven Stars (Annúminas cosmetic armour available from skirmish vendors) head-piece that plays up some of the dress’s great detail.
Seriously! Check this thing out! Sea-blue detail at the neckline and waistband and some of the knotwork detail on the front of the dress. Gold and yellow. And Ered Luin blue, but that’s because the model character wears nothing but. Short-sleeve and sleeveless versions are available, though I’m of the opinion that the sleeveless version looks too Exquisite Prom Dress for my tastes.
Please give me more dresses. And shoulders. Holy cow more shoulders except those wrappy things. And more circlets, but not ones that make me look like 1980s workout videos. Pleaaase.
What I really love about this very simple outfit is how the circlet echoes the detail work in the gown, especially in the neckline and around the waist.
Some days are gone, to never return.
Kinship: Clearwater Farm
This is the second outfit by good friend Llonwyn that I’m featuring, and while this is simple, I love the color combination to bits. Nat is an effusive, occasionally troubled young man, an inveterate flirt, a flute-player and actor trying to quickly come to maturity after avoiding it for a good long while. He likes to look good; he’s not afraid to be seen. The other night in Broken Cask roleplay, he ended up being flanked by twins wearing sea blue gowns. Twins. Scooore.
Pay no attention to the man in front of the curtain.
This is a very dramatic way to look for a lost contact lens.
Heeeeeeey. How YOU doin?
I’m hoping that future cosmetics don’t double up on the belts so much: with so many belted trousers AND belted tunics/armour, none of our pants will ever fall down by accident, ever. If you have questions about Nat’s specific items, please leave a comment!
Thank you, Nat!