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Hogwarts Legacy how to change appearance

If you regret some of your choices or simply want to change things up, here’s how to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy after starting the game.

Hogwarts Legacy Change Appearance: A player can be seen

Hogwarts Legacy is rich with ways to customise your character, from the detailed character creator at the start of the game to the many, many clothes you can find and wear. As is the way with long RPG games, it’s not uncommon to decide you want to change your look. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with our guide on Hogwarts Legacy how to change appearance.

For other ways to personalise your Hogwarts Legacy playthrough, there’s the extensive Hogwarts Legacy character creation system and the Hogwarts Legacy character customisation options. You’re also able to choose your Hogwarts Legacy House, which dictates the Hogwarts Legacy companions and Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you’ll get used to. This guide is based on our time playing for our Hogwarts Legacy review on PS5.

To change your appearance and your character’s look in Hogwarts Legacy after starting the game, you’ll want to visit Madam Snelling’s Tress Emporium in Hogsmeade. 

Here you can change the following options with your character’s appearance:

  • Hairstyle – hair colour and style
  • Complexion – skin complexion, freckles and moles, scars and markings
  • Eyebrows – eye colour, eyebrow colour, and eyebrow shape

This means that not all of the options picked during the character creation process are set in stone; some options can be changed at any time for a small fee. There are, however, some aspects that you cannot change, such as your face shape and voice type.

Another way to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy is to use the gear transmog system, allowing you to change the appearance of your clothes while maintaining the stats of the original item. You’ll also notice that there are special outfits and clothing items that are only available as transmog styles, rather than actual gear pieces you equip. To transmog a gear piece, hover over it in your gear interface and press square on PlayStation and X on Xbox.

That’s all there is to know about Hogwarts Legacy how to change appearance. If you’re looking to personalise your combat and exploration experience, there’s also the Hogwarts Legacy Talents to get to grips with. Even more tips can be found in our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough hub.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.