Yule outfit contest 2018 winners!

Let me start this post by saying a big, big THANK YOU to everyone who entered the contest. We had a total of 72 entries! That so many of you were interested and willing to participate really makes me happy. All outfits were screened before entering the contest, and all of the outfits evaluated with the following criteria by Cosmetic Lotro, Material Middle-Earth and myself

Representative of the Yule or Winter theme and spirit.
Originality of the overall design.
Integration of the various pieces used.
Blending of dye colours.
Overall impression.

After this process the following 3 winners emerged by combining the points given by each outfit blog:

FIRST PLACE – 1550 Turbine Points
Holfi of Laurelinholfi

Head: Wintry Yule Cap (crimson dye)
Shoulders: Fur Mantle (default dye)
Back: Sage’s Pack (white dye)
Chest: Ale Association Robe (crimson dye)
Hands: Extravagant Festival Gloves (red dye)
Feet: Ceremonial Ajokoira Shoes (red dye)

SECOND PLACE – Perlino steed (account wide code)
Lisi of Arkenstonelisi

Head: Trapper’s Bandana (walnut brown)
Back: Elven Prospector’s Pack (white)
Shoulders: Yule Scarf (white)
Chest: From-bréost (umber)
Hands: Storvâgûn’s Spare Gloves
Feet: Storvâgûn’s Spare Boots
Weapon: Miner’s Hammer

THIRD PLACE – Hauberk of the Mithril Guard (account wide code)
Mellime of Arkenstonemellime

Shoulders: Grimbeorn’s Shoulders (White Dye)
Back: Feathered-cloak of the North-men (Sea Blue)
Chest: Ceremonial Hoary Aurochs Robe (Sea Blue)
Hands: Wildermore Survivor’s Light Gloves (White)
Feet: Silver-thread Slippers (Sea Blue)


lastly, here’s a carousel of all the outfits that entered the contest!

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Forochel herder

285919423003 Life is not easy in the icy wastes of Forochel. The Lossoth, the only human presence to be found know this very well and have learned to survive with any and all resource this inhospitable land gives them. One such resource is herding mammoths. Cattle as such, cows and bulls are nowhere to be found, instead replaced by the giant mammoths and aurochs. At crack of dawn, this lossoth herder prepares himself and his steed for another day in the “pasture”45990021Both covered in heavy fur garments, they gallop fast to the herding grounds. Evil Gauredain, the wolf-men are often seen lurking around the precious herd in hopes to snatch an ill deserved meal. This Lossoth is prepared to chase them away if they ever dare to come close to the herd however, and nothing escapes his vigilant eyes, nor the heavy hooves of his horse112235420433Happy new year y’all! Figured I should start the new year with a winter themed outfit, and a horse to pair it with since I haven’t done a matching outfit in a while. Assembling this outfit makes glaring the big problem lotro has with clipping, which is becoming worse the more cosmetics are added to the game… but that’s the game’s years showing I guess. While the cloak is made of feathers and not fur, I used it anyway as it looked nice with the “wear whatever you need to fend off the cold” effect I was going for

head: Worn Hood, umber dye, Beorning male starter armour

shoulders: Fur mantle, Yule festival reward

chest: Wildermore Survivor’s Medium Breastplate, white dye, barter with People of Wildermore

hands: Wildermore Survivor’s Medium Gloves, white dye, barter with People of Wildermore

legs: Wildermore Survivor’s Medium Boots, white dye, barter with People of Wildermore

feet: Ajokoira Shoes, umber dye, Forochel Tailoring reputation recipe

back: Cloak of the Wise Wanderer, barter for Figments of splendor at the npc near Bree boar fountain

warsteed: Snowbeast steed, tail and mane: Steed colour pack 4, coat: Steed colour pack 6, lotro store

Yule Outfit Contest 2018


Hear Hear fashionistas of Middle Earth! Three Lotro Outfit Blogs (Cosmetic Lotro, Material Middle-Earth and my own Wandering Around Arda) have joined forces to host a Yule Outfit Contest this year! Outfit enthusiasts, rally your inspiration and activate your creativity to design a wonderful Yule or Winter themed outfit. And what is a contest without a prize? Here is what you might win with your glamorous entries:

  • First prize: 1550 Lotro Points
  • Second prize: Perlino steed (account wide code)
  • Third prize: Hauberk of the Mithril Guard (account wide code)

How to enter the contest:

– The contest begins on Wednesday December 19th, 2018. Entries may be submitted until 12.00AM EST on Sunday January 6th, 2019.
– To enter the Yule Outfit Contest, send your entry to outfitblogs@gmail.com with the subject line “Yule Outfit Contest”.
– An entry consists of ONE screenshot. The image may be cropped but should be at least 800px wide.
– You may enter a maximum of three screenshots, but each entry must be sent in a separate email.
– Your entry must include the following information: the name, class and level of the character in the screenshots, the server the character resides on, all armour and outfit pieces used in the screenshots and their respective dye colours.

The Outfit Blogs will select the winning entries based on 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 colours.
– Overall impression and quality of the screenshot.

Winning entries may be featured on all three Outfit Blogs. Three prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place. Prizes are sponsored by The Outfit Blogs. All decisions will be made by The Outfit Blogs at their sole discretion and are final.

Have fun and good luck everyone!

Yule festival 2018 rewards preview

another year another Yule. Like Summerfest, the devs added a couple festival instances to gather more coins and Exchange them for more rewards. This year is rich in clothing, and general novelties, horse, clothes, emotes and pets

The top item at the barter npc is the new bassoon



next the horse
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one new emote and one pet

the yule trees

and the dyes

as of this year, we have seasonal instances, “Yule at the Frostbluff” and “Boss from the Vault: Storvagun” that award more cosmetics, so I listed them separately (the chestpiece is not included, that’s from the new raid as I took this screen on Bullroarer beta)yule

Champion of the Scuttledells

40-17The terrain of the Scuttledells of Mirkwood sports sparser forest among rocky hills, boxing exploration into twisting paths that criss-cross at different elevations. It is easy to become lost and never get out… on top of that, it is home to many giant spiders that year by year weaved their webs from tree to tree. Being trapped in them is certain doom, even for the most seasoned of Thranduil’s scouts. This champion among spider slayers however, welcomes a challenge. Armed with a pair of elven swords so sharp to cut the sticky webs in one single slash, keen eyes and sturdy, flexible armour to jump from treetop to treetop she scouts the Scuttledells in search of prey, camouflaged and with the cover of the night. The Great Spiders of Mirkwood have begun to stir again, and the Elves of Thranduil seek to learn the cause. What dire darkness has arisen within the wood to summon forth such evil? That is what she is hoping to find out.
20-62 10-36 58-40I have not used Mordor armour much, because most of it has some kind of glitch that warps the body structure of the avatars, plus as the recipes are bind on acquire and tied to reputation, a chore to collect. In this case, the boots make the legs bulky, but for the purpose of this outfit I used them anyway. The rope like details and swirly pattern served the look I was going for, sturdy armour yet still with a touch of fanciness. While the color scheme is dark, the quiver can’t be dyed but the swirls tie it with the rest. At least in my opinion XD54-6433-52

head: Reinforced Nimble Coif of the Doomfold, twilight purple dye, barter for allegiance tokens in any allegiance hall

shoulders: Fine Camail of the Doomfold, twilight purple dye, crafted medium piece tier 11

chest: Heavy Hauberk of the Pathfinder’s Artifice, crafted medium piece tier 11

hands: Dexterous gages of the Doomfold, crafted medium piece tier 11

feet: Lithe Boots of the Doomfold, twilight purple dye, crafted medium piece tier 11

quiver: Silvan Quiver, lotro store

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