It’s October! That means Halloween is mere weeks away, and it’s time I reveal one of my greatest LotRO cosmetic triumphs. That’s right. SHE-RA.
Like just about every other player who grew up watching that iconic, fabulous, action-heroine, I wanted to make a She-ra outfit from the first day I saw this perfect winged headpiece. Eventually I succeeded and today I get to share my creation with you!
For the honor of Greyskull!
I AM SHE-RA
I am especially proud of finding a sleeveless top that has gold detailing on the neckline and sternum, and finding bottoms that approximate a white miniskirt without looking ridiculous. Even the v-shape of the belt is right! There are simpler boots & bracers in the game that more closely resemble her original cartoon outfit, but I thought these better fit the idea of her as both an actual warrior and as the protector of the Whispering Wood.
Where would She-ra be without Spirit/Swiftwind?
This sword is my favorite for her Sword of Power. You can barter for it in Stangard. The level 100 1st age swords also have a nice blue stone in them, but with a much simpler overall design.
Guess what’s almost here? Yule! Wheee! I’ve decked the kinhall with holly, enlisted some friends in making stocking (okay, mailbox) stuffers, and signed up for our 1st annual Secret Santa. Next stop, Winterholme!
Counting how much gold she has for presents.
This is an amalgam of the outfits I submitted to last year’s yule cosmetics contest. I came up with this one an hour after the deadline, and have been waiting to post it since.
Checking for snow | I think I found the perfect present for this tiny burglar I know…
Head: Traveler’s Hood- red (Yule festival)
Shoulders: Westfold Shoulders- white [undyeable], (Isengard Expansion)
Gloves: Fingerless Gloves- red (Yule festival)
Chest: Elven Cloth Jacket- red (Rivendell vendor)
Legs: Tavol-Socas- white (drop)
Boots: Shadowhyrst’s Shoes- red (quest reward)
The Cloak of Winter Nights is one of my favorites in the game, and I couldn’t wait to create an outfit around it. Especially after reading this post by Hymne from Lotro Cosmetics; I wanted to show other ways to use this fantastic piece. This has ended up being one of my very favorite outfits, allowing her to remain a formidable warrior while softening out her edges.
Taking a break to catch snowflakes on my tongue.
The Misty Mountains are such a gorgeous, soft-focus zone, for the first time I felt the desire to be in harmony with my surroundings instead of contrasting with them. Maybe it’s because I grew up snuggled against the Rocky Mountains, but this zone feels so wonderfully cozy to me. When the clouds lower into the valleys you can practically hear the still-quiet hush of snow falling.
When combat dictates that a cloak is no longer practical, she removes it and reveals the Southern Helmet Saeradan gave her so long ago on the green fields of Bree-land. The fur ear-and-neck covering of the helmet goes so perfectly with the Snow-dusted Travelling gloves, it’s like they were made for each other.
I visited the Misty Mountains as my stopgap between Evendim and Forochel, but I didn’t take any good outfitting screenshots! So unfortunately this post is a bit out of order for my leveling. C’est la vie. 🙂
Back: Cloak of Winter Nights- white (store)
Head: Southern Helmet- sienna (Bree-land quest reward, though this skin is available in many other places)
Shoulders: Ajokoira Shoulder Guards- umber, (T5 light tailor)
Gloves: Snow-dusted Travelling Gloves- olive (Yule festival barter)
Chest: Elven Steel Jacket- umber (lvl 41 Rivendell heavy armour vendor)
Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings- sienna, (T5 medium tailor)
Boots: Ajokoira Shoes- rust, (T5 light tailor)