Hey all! As a follow-up to my previous article on VRchat, I’ve decided to write an article about the Avatar creation system. VRChat is a social platform that takes elements from MMORPG’s and puts them into a social environment.
The developers have been hard at work adding new content for players to enjoy, including avatars. The avatar system is fairly simple but has a lot of depth to it that allows for some very unique looks.
How to use a custom avatar in VRchat
You can download an avatar by clicking one of the links below. There are two ways to get it into the game.
Method 1: The first way is to go into the Customization menu, click Load Avatar and load the file you downloaded. You can save this avatar for your profile or use it temporarily in-game.
Method 2: The second way is to create a folder somewhere on your computer and load the avatar directly from there. This will allow you to place custom avatars in that folder and use them in-game without having to download each one separately.
How to create a VRchat avatar
To start you need to go into the settings menu and under profile change your Avatar Style from “Custom” to a blank avatar.
Now you can choose a skin color, eye color, hairstyle, and hair color. You also have the option of going with or without glasses.
What is in the box when you purchase a VRchat avatar
You get a pretty good number of options and each one can be altered and saved as your own.
Some may want to change the look every now and again so creating different looks is easy enough with the avatar system. It’s also possible to use this tool for other things like creating new outfits or emotes.
The types of avatars and their features
There are lots of options that range from clothing, skin color, hairstyle, and even phenotype. The images to the left show some different options for avatars.
Many players like making their own avatars or importing custom images into VRchat to share
Tips for creating an attractive character in VRchat
Many players like making their own avatars or importing custom images into VRchat to share. You can use the avatar system in many different ways to make yourself look however you want.
There are hundreds of additional packs that other players have created to use in-game. I’m not sure how or why people create them, but they put a lot of time into it so it’s worth checking out. If you see an avatar you like, download it and give the creator some feedback!
The difference between male and female avatars.
Male avatars have a more angular look, whereas the female avatar has a softer curvier look to it. There are other minor differences but that is just from my perspective as a player.
You may notice that some features are not available for the male avatar such as having visible ears or wearing earrings. This is a design choice and may have been done to give the female avatar some defining characteristics.
The best way to show this is by example, so here are two avatars (male and female) that I created using all of the custom options available. You’ll notice that there isn’t any difference in height or leg length, but they’re definitely
I’ve spent a lot of time in-game and I really enjoy trying out different avatars. My previous article on spending 200+ hours in VRchat should give you an idea of how much time can be put into this game. If you make your own Avatar be sure to share it below so other people can check it out!