Monday, July 25, 2011

Wish-based inspiration: Link (Legend of Zelda)


Today's inspiration was suggested by Calaham, a Warden of Firefoot server, who grew up playing Legend of Zelda games. He wanted to see a Link inspired outfit he could possibly use. Calaham's warden is a man, but I chose elf as a model - I just couldn't overlook Link's pointy ears and posture :)

The biggest struggle was to find any headgear that would resemble Link's hood. Unfortunately, in LOTRO we don't have any headgear which would let a bit of hair slip out. It's a big shame, because the hood in Legend of Zelda looks cool, while the one I found in LOTRO is... well, awkward. I decided to include it in final outfit anyway, because the hood is such a significant part of Link's attire it couldn't be omitted.
I hope Calaham and other Legend of Zelda fans will like this inspiration - maybe you can just go without the hood to achieve better appearance. Oh, and I almost forgot Calaham's advice - Tundra Horse from Forochel looks just like Link's horse :)

Chest: Quilted Shirt of Might, rivendell green dye (world drop; also available as Padded Shirt from outfitter vendor)
Legs: Elven Leather Leggings of Courage, olive dye (world drop)
Head: Heavy Quilted Hood, olive dye (T2 crafted)
Shoulders: Pristine Elven Shoulder Guards, dark green dye (T5 crafted)
Hands: Gloves of the Eorlingas, default dye (Isengard pre-order)
Feet: Soft Leather Boots, umber dye (outfitter vendor)
Back: Warden's Pack, default dye (outfitter vendor)


  1. Woa, great job! As for the hat, maybe the "Traveller's Hood" from the store might be a good replacement, though not as exact as the one you picked.

    Well, I'm also from Firefoot, hope to see "Link" around one of these days!

  2. hey carolina, i'm glad you like it! :)) i tried traveller's hood (and many other headgear pieces) instead of the creepy hood, but it just didn't resemble Link's one at all (although it looked much better on the character). but quite frankly, the character looked much better without any headgear at all, with blonde shaggy hair.

  3. The boots are actually from the outfitter at Tresslebridge. They're one of my favorites and I use them often, so I noticed the error, I imagine it was a simple copy/paste flub. No preorder required for those boots! ;)

  4. ouch, copypaste betrayed me :)) thanks for noticing and pointing out the error. i purchased the boots in bree, so i guess they are available at all race of man outfitters.

  5. Oh! I think I've only stopped in Bree once. hehe good to know they're available there too.

  6. Try to use the yule festival hood, can be a good replacement too.

    Varnon / Landroval

  7. varnon, yule hood would definitely look better than this one, but wouldn't resemble link very much. of course, for someone who would like to redo this outfit, the overall appearance might be more important than following the link's outfit ;)


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