Hogwarts Legacy character customization: How to change appearance

Luca Di Marzo
Hogwarts Legacy different appearances

Hogwarts Legacy features a comprehensive character customization option using which players can create and edit various aspects of their character. If you want to stand out among other wizards, here’s how to use character customization to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy.

Role-playing games often make sure to give a lot of character customization features to players. Hogwarts Legacy which is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch on November 14, is no exception as it lets you choose from a wide range of voices, hairstyles, hair colors, face types, and other elements while building your character.

You’ll have the opportunity to customize your own character from the get-go. In addition, you can make changes to your character as the story progresses.

Here’s what players need to know about changing their appearance and customizing their character in Hogwarts Legacy.

How does Hogwarts Legacy character customization work?

Hogwarts Legacy players will get a chance to customize their character at the very start of their journey. Your customization choices at the start of the game are incredibly important seeing as some will stick with you for the entirety of your journey.

While changing appearance and certain aspects of your character throughout your playthrough is possible, there are certain things you won’t be able to change.

You will not be able to change your face shape, skin color, voice tone, pitch, and dormitory assignment. When selecting the aforementioned features, you’re going to want to double-check your choices. These aspects are permanent and your choices from the character creation screen will remain.

When it comes to simple adjustments, like a change of hairstyle or color, you can do so at any time throughout your Hogwarts Legacy experience.

Character customization menu in Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy customization even allows you to change the shape of your character’s eyebrows.

How to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy

To change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy you’ll need in-game cash, otherwise known as Galleons.

Follow these steps to change certain aspects of your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy:

  1. Save some cash in Hogwarts Legacy.
  2. Visit a barbershop or beautician.
  3. Speak to the shop owner.
  4. Decide if you want to change hair color, hairstyle, eye color, eyebrow shape, or any other available options.
  5. Pay for the services.

Hogwarts Legacy is an open world game and players can find barbershops or beauticians marked with scissors on their map. These shops will mostly be found in the game’s major towns and areas.

Hogsmeade will be the most popular and the earliest example of this in Hogwarts Legacy. You’ll find Madam Snelling’s Tress Emporium in Hogsmeade where you can speak to Calliope Snelling to change your appearance.

Changing your hairstyle, hair color, or any of the other options mentioned above will cost 20 Galleons.

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About The Author

Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.