Hello folks! Some of you may know me from LOTRO Weekly and know that I closed shop there a few months ago. Goldenstar and Merric have offered me a more stress-free writing environment here and I have taken them up on the offer! I will be bringing you outfits galore in the hopes that I get your creative juices flowing and help you create your own wonderful cosmetic masterpieces!
First off, I am going to be to doing a series of articles on matching outfits with horses. This is easier for some horses than others. Like finding cosmetic pieces that go together, the key is to find the main colors and styling. Let’s start with the Prized Rivendell Horse:
I’ll be honest – when I first saw this horse I thought it was ugly. As soon as I found an outfit I liked that matched it though, I stopped feeling that way. So my new ideology is that a horse is only ugly until you find the right outfit for it!
As I said earlier, the key is color and styling. The main colors for this horse are gold, silver and brown. I’d say the brown dye in game that matches it best is Sienna. This doesn’t mean though that these are the only colors we can use. If you look closer there is also some white along the borders of the gold coverings. On the horse’s forehead and chest plate is also a brilliant pink jewel. The styling, since it is the Prized Rivendell Horse, is of course elvish.
I’ve created four outfits that match the horse in different ways and in different styles. Here is the first one, using heavy armour. To me this outfit is for the gallant warrior who has befriended the elves and proudly rides it into battle!
- Westerness Armour/Shoulder Guards/Leggings/Boots – dyed gold
- Fingerless Gloves – dyed gold
- Winged Circlet – dyed gold
- Cloak of the Dove – dyed white
Hopefully you can see that this outfit does not entirely match the elven theme of the horse, yet it still works because of the color scheme of silver/gold/white.
The next outfit is more of an elven scout, clad in medium armour.
- Elven Campaigner’s Armour/Leggings – dyed gold
- Traveller’s Hood – dyed sienna
- Tawarwaith Shoulder Pads – dyed sienna
- Fingerless Gloves – dyed sienna
- Brushed Leather Boots – dyed umber
This outfit is much more specific to the horse because of the matching color scheme and elven style. Of course it works well without the horse too!
This next outfit is most definitely elven, but it goes in a different direction with the colors – utilizing the white and pink accents.
- Long-sleeved Elven Tunic and Pants – dyed rose
- Elf-lord’s Cloak – dyed white
The final outfit is a traditional dress and cloak – this is an outfit for a horse parade!
- Gossamer Dress – dyed gold
- Cloak of the Mallorn – dyed white
- White Rose Circlet – dyed olive
Hopefully this article has helped you think up some awesome outfits of your own. My next article will feature the Prized Angmar Free People’s Steed!