Splatoon 3 Character Customization Tips

Splatoon 3 amps up every feature from its previous installments to the next level, especially customization. Considering the numerous character customization options in the game, we have created the following guide for the best Splatoon 3 Character Customization Tips to help new and returning players of the series.

How to change the appearance of your character

To change your appearance in Splatoon 3, you can do two things. First is completely change your character i.e. if you are an Octoling, become the Inkling.

The second method to change your appearance is trying different trousers, hairstyles, eyebrows, etc.

To completely change yourself from an Octoling to Inkling, you must press X to enter the Options tab. Here inside the Others tab, you will find the Player Settings. Just select Yeah when asked to change your look completely.

If you want to play around with different hairstyles, eyebrows, trousers, etc., press the “+” key on the controller to get to the Equip menu. Here again, enter the Other tab by pressing A.

Now you can press R to enter the style tab and select different styles for your character.


All character customization options

In Splatoon 3, you can completely customize your character whenever you want. You have many customization options to choose from, and below we will tell you about them.

Inkling or Octoling: Masculine and Feminine are available for both Styles.

Skin Tone
You have nine different skin tones to choose from.

Eye Color
You will find 21 colors in total, and 6 of them are triple shades.

You will find eight different hairstyles for Octolings and 16 for Inklings.

You will find 16 variations equally divided between masculine and feminine Inkling and Octoling.

You will find 13 different options in the legwear to choose from.

You will find seven different hairstyles for the Smallfry in Splatoon 3

Character customization tips for Splatoon 3

Consider the following tips when building your character in Splatoon 3:

Switching through Inkling and Octoling

Splatoon 3 gives players the choice between choosing an Inkling or Octoling character, while there isn’t much difference in gameplay experience for choosing either, both offer unique personality types.

The first thing to note is that you’ll be taken to the home intro scene once the option for changing appearance is chosen.

Secondly, you must follow the following steps to change your character type.

Hit the + button to navigate to the gear menu and then select options using either L or R. Now select Others, scroll over to Player Setting, and look for the Choose your Player option. Now the option to use either Octoling or Inkling is available.

Once the character type is chosen, it’s time to move towards more customization features, these include:

Hairstyle customization

Choosing unique haircuts can help your character stand out from the bunch. One thing to note here is that Inkling and Octoling character types have unique haircut options, exclusive to each of them so feel free to check out both and select the best haircut for your character.

Eye customization

An option available to players to modify both eye color and eyebrow shape. Customize your character’s eyes the way you want.

Skin tone customization

Players also have the option to choose the most appropriate skin tone for the character they want to create. Toggle through skin tones and select the one that suits your character.

Changing clothes

Your Character’s entire appearance can be altered by selecting the right attire. The thing to note here is that you can constantly switch out your clothes with new ones you purchase.

To acquire clothing items players are required to first attain level 4 experience and compete in the Turf Wars game mode to gain a higher rank.

Access to three different shops including The Man-o’-Wardrobe for clothes, The Naut Couture for gear, and The Crush Station for shoes is gained, after reaching level 4.

Purchase for clothing items can be carried out using the money gained through competing in different game modes.

Customizing Smallfry

Players of Splatoon 3 get to know Smallfry as an early-game sidekick tagging along. Players wonder whether customization options for the chicken-like character are available in-game.

The game offers limited cosmetic features for Smallfry, however, Hair customization for the sidekick is available.

Smallfry can be given either of the Bun, Pineapple, Classic, Swept, Pompadour, Mohawk, and Spiky Hairstyles.

Can you change your hair color in Splatoon 3?

Unfortunately, as of now, there is no possible method to alter the color of your character’s hair manually in Splatoon 3. Although your hair color does change on certain occasions in the game and cannot be performed manually.

For example, when starting multiplayer, you get to change your hair color. Another way to change it is by relaunching the game. However, both methods trigger on random occasions and cannot be performed manually by the player.

Nonetheless, you have a chance to change your hair color during the event called Splatfest but the color you choose is predetermined as to which team you are a part of.

Can you change your hairstyle later in Splatoon 3?

Having a unique hairstyle can surely make you stand out. Unlike the hair color, you can change your hairstyle in Splatoon 3.

Simply open the equipment menu by pressing “+” and select the fourth option called “Other”. Using L and R, navigate to the Style Tab where you can change how your hair looks.

Does gender matter in Splatoon 3?

Gender doesn’t play any role in Splatoon 3 since you are not given any options to choose any gender and can only choose or change your appearance. Also, when selecting a player, Splatoon 3 has terminated any sort of gendered language of your character.

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