If you're not happy with your created character's appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, you can always change parts of it later. How do you change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, and what can you change after the opening moments of the game? Read on to find these answers and more.


The Hogwarts Legacy Character Creator – one of the first things you'll be greeted with – is quite detailed and you can create whatever kind of character you want. However, you might be wondering if you're stuck with the look you choose from the start.

You'll be glad to hear that, yes, you can change your appearance in the game after its opening but you will only be able to alter certain aspects of it.

Read on to find out how to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy and to see what you can and cannot change after initially creating your character.

Can you change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, you can change some aspects of your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, but not every single decision you make can be reversed later.

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The tools beyond the character creation tool are more limited and you will be stuck with certain aspects of your original creation, whether you like it or not.

Your appearance will be completely locked up until the point you first reach Hogwarts. After this, you will be able to change your appearance in a number of limited ways.

After finalising your decision in the character creator, you cannot change the appearance of the following:

  • Body shape
  • Dormitory type (Witch or Wizard)
  • Face shape
  • Scars, markings, and other facial features such as freckles and moles
  • Skin colour
  • Voice tone

You can change the following:

  • Complexion
  • Eye colour
  • Eyebrow shape and colour
  • Hairstyle and colour
  • Voice pitch

You can also change your appearance by equipping new gear such as glasses, robes, and other clothing you find in the game.

How to change appearance in Hogwarts Legacy

how to change appearance in hogwarts legacy

To change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy, you need to visit a hairdresser. You should find various hairdressers and beauticians scattered throughout the map, including one in Hogsmeade.

Look for a pair of scissors on the map and you will be able to change your appearance here - for a few coins, that is. They may have magic, but even witches and wizards need to make bank.

Madam Snelling's Tress Emporium in Hogsmeade is the easiest place to first go to if you want to change your appearance. Simply speak to Calliope Snelling to get started once inside.

Changing how you look will cost you some galleons, with each change costing 20 galleons, so make sure you have enough saved up for that bold new look or style you’re going for and wear it with pride.

How to change outfits and gear in Hogwarts Legacy

After acquiring the Wizard's Field Guide early on in Hogwarts Legacy, you can change your outfits by going to the Gear section of the pause screen.

Here, you will be able to equip all sorts of your unlocked gear, each with its own rarities and boosts.

If you want the benefits of certain gear, but don't particularly like its appearance, you can also make the item invisible when equipped, allowing you to still flaunt your own style without missing out on the boosts.

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