Hmmm, I don't think showing up in lavender with tassels is going to put the fear into your opponent at the tourney.
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier
I dunno... with purple being the color of royalty? That's certainly scary enough in the right circles.
Edit to add: However kissing one's armored pony may not be, hehe