Skins are one way to customize the Player Character. There are many to collect, some unique to specific animal bases.
Unused skins are considered items until they are consumed/unlocked. They can be stored in chests, sold at the player's Shop or converted to Stardust Skins (see below).
New characters all come with a set of default skins for each animal base. Others must be found by exploring in game.
Skins can be found or earned in a variety of ways:
- As loot in random Chests or Blue Mystery Boxes
- As quest rewards for NPCs
- Completing certain collections in the Museum
- As rewards for certain Achievements
- Purchasing skins directly from vendors, such as the Appearance Shop
A skin needs to be "unlocked" before it can be used by the player. Merely having a skin in the inventory does not make it available in the customization menu.
To unlock a skin, place it in the active hotbar slot and press E. The skin will be consumed and added to the customization menu. If you already have that particular skin unlocked, activating it will do nothing and the skin will not be used.
Once used, the skin cannot be turned back into an item.
Multiple skins in the inventory can be unlocked in bulk from the Character Customization menu by pressing the green "Unlock skins from inventory" button.
Unlocked skins do not carry over between different characters.
To wear an unlocked skin, press ESC to go to the Paws Menu, then click "Character Customization". Choose the desired species, and a list of skins that character can use will appear. Selecting a skin will automatically apply it to the character.
Skins vs Animal Bases
Some skins will change the visual 'species' appearance of an animal base (size of beak, shape of tail, etc), instead of merely changing the coloring of the base.
Some examples include:
- Duck (see: Miller) and Parrot for the Bird base
- Hedgehog (see: Cosmo) for the Badger base
- Koala (see: Frank) and Panda for the Bear base
- Raccoon (see: Mayor Wilson) for the Fox base
Any Skin item can be converted into a Stardust Skin item by combining it with Stardust in a Starduster. Stardust Skins are slightly darker and have a subtle animated glitter effect while worn, similar to the Unicorn mount and the Unicorn Horn clothing item.
|Shiba Inu Dog
|Shiba Inu Dog|
Making Stardust Skins
To create a Stardust Skin, hold the Base Skin in the active hotbar slot and press E while standing in front of a Starduster. The same needs to be done with Stardust. Each item placed will appear as an icon above the Starduster.
When both items are placed, the Starduster will immediately begin working. After a minute or so, the new Stardust Skin will be available to retrieve.
This process cannot be reversed. Converting a Base Skin to a Stardust Skin is permanent.
Stardust Skins can be sold for 100 coins more than regular skins. They cannot be purchased from shops, but starting in Year 4 they can occasionally be found as upgraded treasure in Loot Chests.
Visit the pages below for full lists of skins for each base:
Skin Sets are skin designs that have versions for more than one animal base. Some are the same across bases, and some are merely varieties of colors for a single base. The following are the currently available cross-base skin sets:
Specific animal color and design sets can be views on their respective skin pages.
- There is a bug concerning the Hedgehog Skin where the game will consume the item even if the skin has already been unlocked.
|Skin Bases • Skin List • Skin Sets|
Badger • Bear • Bird • Bunny • Cat • Chipmunk • Dog • Dragon • Fox • Horse • Human