The latest Animal Crossing has finally brought the complete customisation of the characters to this series, allowing players to choose their avatar’s skin colour, nose, eyes and other facial features from the start. Read about how to change your appearance, hair and clothing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in today’s guide.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons: How to change looks, hair and clothing

Now instead of the traditional cat dialogue, you can simply start the character setup screen. Available options:

Colour of skin

Hairstyle

Hair Color

Eyes

Eye Color

Nose

Roth

Cheeks

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

As you go through New Horizons, you will be able to create your own facial paints and buy new ones as well as hairstyles. If you want to change your face and hairstyle as you wish, you will need to create a dressing table or mirror. To scrape together a simple full-length mirror, you’ll need both its DIY recipe and its own:

5x Tree

1x Iron nugget


Once you have built this piece of furniture, place it in your home or somewhere on the island and then interact with it. This way, you’ll be able to customize your character and change its appearance in any way you like.

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

Haircuts setup in Animal Crossing

As for hairstyles, when you start playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll have a choice of eight options and eight different hair colors. If you don’t like any of them or just want to change your hair, you’ll need to buy some new ones.

Both hairstyles and hair dyes can be bought at Nook Miles, located at Nook Stop in Residential Services. All you have to do is earn the required amount of Nook Miles and then exchange them for your desired hairstyle or flower collection. Then go to the nearest mirror to change your look.

Below are listed which hairstyles collections you can buy and how much Nook Miles you need to spend:


Best 8 Pop hairstyles – 2400 Nook Miles
Best 8 Cool Hair – 2400 Nook Miles
Best 8 Stylish Hair Colors – 3000 Nook Miles

Face painting in Animal Crossing

Face painting is a new form of customisation introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, allowing you to wear any patterns you create for your face. These are the patterns that are usually used for your island flag, garments or for general decoration of the island. The item is divided into three sections: the upper half is on the forehead and the lower half is divided into both cheeks.

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

You can create your own templates using either Custom Design Pro editor on your 800 Nook Miles phone or by visiting Able Sisters after the store opens.

Setting up clothes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Clothing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is any item that your avatar can wear. It can be anything from an artificial beard to a kimono. Below you will find eight different categories of clothing that can be worn:


Bags
Dresses
Face jewelry, including glasses
Hats, including wigs and other head jewelry, including flower crowns
Shoes
Socks
Outerwear
Pants and skirts

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

You can wear up to nine different items of clothing and, to know exactly what your avatar is wearing, choose the blue shirt image from the inventory, which is next to the total number of bells. A mini-menu will then open to show you the items you are wearing and you can take them off.

How to change your outfit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

From dresses to metal helmets, you will quickly put together a large collection of clothing in New Horizons that you will surely want to wear. You can store it in your inventory, but the easiest way to change your outfit is to use a wardrobe. To build a basic wardrobe, you’ll need both its DIY recipe and its recipe:

12x Tree

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

Then place the new wardrobe in your home or on an island somewhere, and then open it to change. It allows you to change any item of clothing. You can also change your outfit by visiting the Able Sisters and using their fitting room to actually try on the clothes that are currently being sold. This will allow you both to appreciate the new style and, if you decide to buy clothes, to wear them.

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

How to get clothes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There are many ways to get items of clothing in the new Animal Crossing. Able Sisters is, as always, the best place if you are in dire need of new outfits. It sells a variety of clothes and accessories for every day and also allows you to place your own individual designs on these items.

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

You can also exchange your Nook Miles at Nook Stop for a variety of Nook Inc. clothing. This includes accessories such as a bandana or eye patch.

How to change looks, hair and clothes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

Sometimes your island will also receive special visitors, and some of them will have special items of clothing for sale. Kicks the Skunk, for example, which will allow you to buy various bags, shoes and socks. Thanks to the Kraft system introduced at Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can also create your own accessories such as flower crowns, which you can create by collecting flowers growing on the island.

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