Customizing your avatar

Note: You can customize your avatar in both Desktop mode and VR mode, and all customization features are available in both modes. The arrangement of panels and icons in VR has been made more compact, and is available in your left hand during customization.

After you set up your account and log into Sansar, you can choose from a selection of custom avatars or customize the look of a new avatar. This article will focus on customizing an avatar. To begin customizing your avatar:

  1. Choose Create > Style my avatar from the main menu.
  2. Select an avatar from the Lookbook. If none are available, choose Create new look to add a default avatar to the list.
  3. Click Customize to begin customizing your avatar.
The avatar customization controls. Worn items appear in the panel on the left side of the screen, and controls for changing your avatar's appearance appear under the tabs on the Avatar panel.

Customization options

During avatar customization, there is a panel on the right side of the screen that contains several tabs. Each of these tabs either provides controls to alter your avatar's appearance, or provides access to clothing, hair, and accessories from your inventory.

Alternately, you can click Randomize in the bottom-left corner of the screen to let Sansar choose a random assortment of appearance settings and default clothing.


This tab includes two sub-tabs at the top: Avatar type and Color:

  • Avatar type - Choose the male or female silhouette to use a standard male or female Sansar avatar. These avatars can be adjusted further using the other appearance tabs. If you have purchased any custom avatars from the Sansar Store, you may select them here.
  • Color - Select a skin color and nail color for your avatar. This tab is not available for custom avatars.
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The Avatar type tab. The Color tab.


This tab lets you choose your hairstyle and color. The thumbnail of a hairstyle you like to try it on your avatar. You can purchase additional hairstyles from the Sansar Store or import some of your own.

The Hairstyles tab. The active hairstyle is highlighted with a green outline.


Provides sliders to control the shape of your avatar's face, including categories for eyes, cheek bones, nose, lips, and jaw line. Each category contains several sliders; try experimenting with each slider until you are satisfied with the results.

The Face tab.


Choose articles of clothing for your avatar to wear. Click a thumbnail image to add that clothing to your avatar, or click it a second time to remove it. Your inventory comes with several complete outfits by default; feel free to mix and match parts to create your own unique look.

You can purchase additional clothing from the Sansar Store or import some of your own.

Some clothing in Sansar is marked with a yellow "M" banner. This indicates that the clothing was created in Marvelous Designer and can be further adjusted once your avatar is wearing it. Click the Adjust Clothing button at the top of the screen to begin the cloth simulation that allows you to pull, stretch, zip, and pin Marvelous Designer clothing. See Fitting Marvelous Designer clothing to your avatar for more information.

The Clothing tab. Worn clothing is highlighted with a green outline.


The accessories tab works the same way as the Clothing tab, except that accessories are typically smaller items such as glasses, jewelry, or other adornments. Accessories can be further sorted by clicking the icons at the top of the panel: glasses, earrings, necklaces, watches, and rings. Click a thumbnail image to add that accessory to your avatar, or click it a second time to remove it.

You can purchase additional accessories from the Sansar Store or import some of your own.

The Accessories tab. Worn accessories are highlighted with a green outline.


Preview and replace emote animations for your avatar. See Avatar emotes for more information.

The Animation tab.

The Worn Items panel

The Worn Items panel lists all hair, clothing, and accessories that your avatar is currently wearing. You can quickly find and remove any of these items from your avatar by clicking the minus button next to the item's name.

For Marvelous Designer clothing, a Play button appears next to the item's name. You can click this button to begin adjusting that specific piece of clothing as described in Fitting Marvelous Designer clothing to your avatar. Click the button again or press the Stop Adjusting button at the top of the screen to stop adjusting the clothing.

The Worn Items panel.

Where to get clothing, hair, and accessories

You can purchase additional clothing, hair, and accessories from the Sansar Store.

New appearance items are marked with the word New in the corner of the thumbnail. A numbered badge indicates the number of new items in each tab of the appearance editor.

If you are a creator, you can import your own creations to Sansar by following the instructions in these articles:


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