Monday, October 3, 2011

Wish-based inspiration: Legolas

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This inspiration was suggested by Maeglaz more than two months ago. I knew this was going to be hard - the archetype of LOTRO hunters is a big challenge. Since then, I've tried to approach Legolas' movie appearance countless times and it always looked horrible. I'm not a big fan of ranger green dye, and there wasn't a hauberk nor gloves any similar to my model. As you probably noticed, I'm questing a lot in RoI zones and when I bumped into these wonderful bracers, I knew this time I might finally do a Legolas outfit I could even publish :)


Tall elven shadow quickly shimmered between the trees. Legolas has returned to his fellowship from scouting the surrounding deep forest. Nothing could escape his wary hearing and judicious, yet piercing sight. Sindarin elf and the Prince of Mirkwood never let his friends down, and never will, even if they are foolish enough to step into the darkest places.


The hauberk is not a very close match, but I felt it's better to have a little extra ring mail and belt, than to struggle with old hauberks' fit on male elves. I was also considering Shirriff's Hauberk dyed ranger green, but it makes an elf too slim and has pattern which Legolas' movie hauberk didn't have as well.

Please let me know what do you think of the outfit in the comments!

Chest: Scout's Weathered Leather Jacket, ranger green dye (Dunland quest)
Shoulders: Padded Mantle of the Dunland Soothsayer, grey dye (Dunland quest)
Hands: Traveler's Road-worn Bracers, grey dye (Dunland quest)
Feet: Gaerdail, grey dye (world drop)
Back: Plain Cloak, grey dye (outfitter vendor)

9 comments:

  1. I've never seen such a good Legolas in Lotro. You came very close! Indeed the new armour pieces open up possibilities that we never had before. Bravo! (now all we need is real blond hair for elves :S )

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  2. This is awesome! Great composition!

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  3. Brilliant work. Kinda bummed that I can't redo quests to get this armor back

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  4. thanks so much guys, i'm very happy you like it :)
    hymne: i could have got closer to original legolas' hair colour but i rather chose darker one - somehow i just hate how peroxide they made him in the movie... and anyway, the lighter blond in lotro gets too close to grey already :(
    rey: are you done with all quests already? the armour design repeats several times even in gap of rohan & isengard quests, if i remember right.

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  5. Yeah level 74 and just ran out of quests... :) So yeah kinda doubt i'll find it again...what sucks is i had to trash the shoulders the other day for space...not the most clever thing i've ever done ^^

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  6. i feel your pain. i hit 75 just yesterday, after a day of panic and searching for missed quests everywhere :D anyway, it's a big pity about missed cosmetics - do you have any alt who could earn them for you?

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  7. I love the design. Great job! I just started my Elf Hunter, Beldarnir, and managed to get him to about Lvl 25, so far. It may be a while before I see this combo you created, but I am trying to imagine it in Rivendell Green. Can't wait! Thanks for your contribution!

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