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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Character Appearance, Gender, & More

Animal Crossing New Horizons, How to Change Character Appearance, Gender, More
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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Character Appearance, Gender, & More

Animal Crossing New Horizons has finally launched for the Nintendo Switch and features much needed changes to the almost 20-year franchise. One of those features is creating and customizing the gender or how your character looks, so here is how to change character appearance, gender, and more in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to Change Character Appearance, Gender, & More in Animal Crossing New Horizons

In previous Animal Crossing titles, you were able to pick what gender your character was and then had to take a quiz that would randomly determine the facial features of your character.

It was kind of cute, but you either had to start the game over or deal with it if you got a look you didn’t like. Also, the only way to change skin color was to tan excessively, so the new method takes less work.

You can customize your character at the very beginning of the game when Timmy and Tommy ask to take a picture of you. The options are gender, skin tone, hairstyle, eyes, nose/mouth, and cheeks.

To change your gender and appearance anytime after, you will need to own a piece of furniture that contains a mirror, or vanity. Once you own furniture like that, set it up in your house, select it with the A button, and choose “Change it up!”

You will be presented with the same exact appearance menu form the start of the game and can then change the same options as above. Although, if you would like new hairstyles and colors, those will have to be purchased at the Nook Stop with Nook Miles.

So in short, here’s how to change character appearance, gender, and more:

  1. Own a piece of furniture with a mirror, or vanity, on it.

  2. Place it in your house.

  3. Tap the A button on the furniture.

  4. When it asks you if you would like to change your look, select “Change it up!”

That is how to change character appearance, gender, and more in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Be sure to check back with Twinfinite for more news and our comprehensive wiki for more guides on the game.

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