Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Little Match Girl


"Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening-- the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast."
Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a very sad story and I don't really want to make Sidgrid bring it alive (I equipped her with warm headgear, boots and mittens to be sure!). I was even hesitating about using it for the title and the introduction, as this outfit isn't truly shabby, except for the cap. In the end I decided to mention it, as I wanted to express that I like the concept of Christmas in LoTRO - how they made us choose between helping poor people and gaining no fancy rewards on the first sight, and obtaining beautiful cosmetics for the cost of letting poor Little Match Girl suffer.

The cloak is one of two new Yule festival cloaks. I had opportunity to play through this year's Yule festival for the first time today and this cloak seemed to be less used compared to the other one, despite its beauty. I think the reason are undyable parts of dull pink and grey (only the ornaments change colour upon dying). The "dull pink" is exactly the shade which most of cosmetics usually dye in rose, and therefore are very rarely used in this colour (even for girly outfits). This gave me wonderful opportunity to create a match which hopefully pleases the eye even though the shades aren't really popular :)

Do you like the outfit? Please let me know in comments!

Chest: Burnished Dunlending Chestpiece, rose dye (Dunland quest)
Head: Shabby Stocking Hat, default dye (Yule festival)
Shoulders: Fated Westfold Campaign Shoulders Pads, rose dye (T7 crafted)
Hands: Oven Mitts, grey dye (Skirmish barter - Rift cosmetics)
Feet: Ajokoira Shoes, grey dye (T5 crafted)
Back: Warm Winter Cloak, default dye (Yule festival)


  1. This is beautiful. I also really like the screenshots you took to show off the outfit. Lovely winter scenes :)

  2. I created an outfit for my minstrel, took the screenshots and then went to bed as I was too tired to make a post on my blog. The next day I woke up only to find that Frey from Lotro Fashion had just posted an almost identical outfit! I had a good laugh and decided not to make a blog post, but post it to the Flickr group for comparison. It's not the first time that this happens by the way ;)
    Great minds think alike... :P

  3. Hymne, that's a funny coincidence :D but the funniest part is that we didn't even use the same pieces, just the overall impression is very similar. and yours is much more cheerful, i like it :)

  4. I love this outfit and the last screenshot is beautiful, nabbing this one for my hunter :P <3

  5. I love the pants in this outfit! What are they?

  6. thanks Savs! :))

    Dia, these pants are part of the chest piece (Burnished Dunlending Chestpiece), you can't use them separately. check the AH for level 75 BoE items, some of them share this appearance :)


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