This wiki page shows all possible options for avatar design that appear in the Customize Avatar page, found below the User tab in the Toolbar. This includes all hair and body styles, but not backgrounds or equipment (with the exception of eyeglasses and purchased animal ears, which appear in both the Customize Avatar tab and the Equipment tab).
For details on how these layers are combined to create an avatar, see Guidance for Artisans. Wondering how all this art was made? See which fellow Habiticans contributed their pixels on Art Credits.
Some of the avatar customizations are available for free but others cost gems to help support the site. The customizations are available in sets. Within each set, you can choose to buy one or more items individually for 2 gems each or the entire set at once for 5 gems. If you purchase one or more items individually and then later decide to buy the remaining items, the option to buy the remainder of the set will still cost 5 gems.
Users can change their avatar's body size (slim or broad) as well as choose a shirt. The design of the shirts, especially some of the patterned special shirts, can look different on a slim body than on a broad one.
Players can use animal ears (as well as animal skins) to dress their avatar as their favorite animal. Ears cost 5 gems for the full set of 8 pairs of ears or 2 per individual pair of ears. Once purchased, ears will appear in the Customize Avatar tab under Accessories and in the Equipment tab under Special.
These ears make you look like a cuddly bear! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a prickly cactus! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a wily fox! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a regal lion! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a gentle panda! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a whimsical pig! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a fierce tiger! Confers no benefit.
These ears make you look like a loyal wolf! Confers no benefit.
These skins are always available and are free for all users.
The rainbow skin set is always available, but is not free. Unlocking each one of the skins alone costs 2 gems, and unlocking the whole set costs 5 gems.
You can use the animal skins (as well as animal ears) to dress your avatar as your favorite animal. Skins cost 5 gems for the full set of 8 skins or 2 per individual skin. Once purchased, skins will appear in your Customize Avatar tab in the Skins column.
These styles (the Supernatural Skins) are only available during the Fall Festival. They cost 5 gems for the full set or 2 per skin.
They are slightly different from the retired Limited Edition Spooky Skins from 2013.