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The best Custom Designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has really brought out the creativity in all of us. The game allows us to change every aspect of the world we live in — from our island’s structure to the way our characters look, we are in total control of how we appear in the Animal Crossing world. One of the most expressive ways people have been showing their talents is through the custom clothing app.

Players are really showing their creativity through the clothing design app. Everyone is bringing their fandoms to life right on their islands. There are plenty of amazing clothing designs to choose from, and the pool of ideas just keeps filling. You’ll be sure to find a code to an outfit you’ll love to wear and show off on your island!

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Custom design app

In order for you to be able to create or add custom clothing, the Custom Design app has to be added to your phone. From there, upgrade the Custom Design app to the Pro Design app. If you’ve unlocked the Pro Design app, then you’re in luck! You can easily start designing clothes right on your phone. However, if you want to download clothing already made by others, you will need to have the Able Sisters open their store.

Once the Able Sisters have their store open, simply visit the kiosk at the back of the building. There, you will be able to search for either creators or designs by inputting a code. This will allow you to save designs other people create, adding a whole new way for you to dress. In fact, we have collected just a handful of the millions of amazing designs out there in the universe.

Back to the Future

Marty Mcfly, de volver al futuro, para el sinveguenza que llevas dentro… #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

— Neoh Awen (@NeohAwen2) April 22, 2020

Looking for a time that’s more simple? Well then, Marty McFly, just jump in your DeLorean and head back to the time you want! This design will give you the jacket you’ve been looking for. This is one of the most stylish ideas for islands that give off a futuristic vibe.

Mabel Pines

Animal Crossing New Horizons Mabel Pines
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Everyone who has seen Gravity Falls knows that Mabel Pines is the snappiest dresser. Luckily, anyone can own her sweaters! You can get your hands on her classic shooting-star sweater and bring some unicorn, rainbow, and kitty glamour everywhere you go. Nook’s Island home to plenty of designs.

Batman and Robin

I did batman second bc I’m afraid of drawing muscles but I did my best ???? this design is based off of batman #251 ! I personally love the blue and grey suit~#animalcrossing #acnh #acnhdesign #batman

— lien ❀ (@pockycrossing) May 10, 2020

here’s the code for robin, the boy wonder! fun fact: it’s based off of jason todd robin from the cover of batman #368 ????#animalcrossing #acnh #acnhdesign #batman

— lien ❀ (@pockycrossing) May 10, 2020

Are you and your bestie looking to save the streets of Gotham? Look no further than this classic outfit duo. You’ll be able to be either the superhero or the sidekick, ensuring the safety of all villagers! Better be careful for the Joker though, he’s bound to show up sooner or later (Pietro …).

Hogwarts House theme

since I’m an equal opportunity Harry Potter fan, I made the other houses robes too!#HarryPotter #ACNH #AnimalCrossingDesigns #animalcrossingqrcodes #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons

— cherry (@necessarycherry) March 23, 2020

Nothing is more rewarding than showing off your Hogwarts House colors. Luckily, there are plenty of Harry Potter-themed designs available to us. If you’re just running to your potions class, remember to throw on these robes so people know what house you rep.

#AnimalCrossingDesigns #ACNHDesign #AnimalCrossingpattern #HarryPotter

— sarah (@sarahleef) April 17, 2020

If your island is currently going through colder weather, you’re still able to represent your house colors. Class robes as well as coats are available to any muggle or wizard who loves to show their house dedication.

X-Men First Class

Let's go bub! #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch #xmen

— Omeewan (@Omeewan) March 26, 2020

Be careful with this one, bub. The X-Men First Class outfit will give you a chance to show your team pride. Although it’s not the exact jacket the First Classers wear, it’s an awesome hoodie that you can be proud to rep.

Star Trek

A slightly updated design (I added the seam down the back), plus Ops and Science versions. Still on the lookout for some complimentary trousers and boots! #StarTrek #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #LLAP

— Gav (@dartmonkey) April 5, 2020

Get ready to board the Starship Enterprise and tell everyone what you do on board. This design will help tie together any island that wants to solidify its space theme. Assign your villagers different roles on your island based on their shirt colors. Remember, gold shirts are for commanders and helm personnel; red are for operations, engineering, and security personnel; and blue are for science and medical personnel.

Disney princesses

Some Disney designs ???? #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch #AnimalCrossingDesign

— rudy (@TheUglyPunk) May 2, 2020

Looking for your fairy tale ending? Then the Disney collections are perfect for you. These Disney-inspired outfits will turn your island into a wonderland. There are plenty of Disney princess outfits for you to choose from, and they’re all extremely grand.

Gundam themes

Need some Gundam drip on your AC Island? I made some UC-inspired fashion for you to feel the tears of time with! #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #ACNHDesigns #AnimalCrossingDesign #gundam

— Helena’s Recovered Psycoframe Data (@Doctor_Puppy) May 7, 2020

Have a giant robot or two on your island? Want to jazz it up a little? Then look no further than the Gundam-themed outfits! You can turn your island into a giant robot warzone with these Gundam outfits. Throw in a few Kaiju, and you’ll have the most destructive theme ever.

Mega Man

Mega Man Legends inspired! I love that game, peep my island name :D (Roll coming soon) #AnimalCrossing #ACNHDesigns #AnimalCrossingDesigns

— ItsYukiMe (@ItsYukiMe) April 3, 2020

Defend the world with this Mega Man outfit. You can dress as your favorite robot fighter, Mega Man, complete with a helmet to create the full look. Use your cannon arm to change the layout of your island.

Gaming themes

6th Gen Game Console hoodies~#AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

— The Regressor ????????️‍????✊???? (@the_regressor) April 13, 2020

We’re all here because we love video games. What better way to show it than through an Animal Crossing: New Horizons hoodie? Although these designs are simple, they’re retro and a throwback to some really great systems and times in gaming history.

Nintendo princesses

I made nintendo custom designs,
Also one of my oc's outfit..
#AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

— Antonin (Antn.Mrt) (COMMISSIONS=CLOSED) (@antonin_draw) April 19, 2020

Maybe you want to look like a princess, just not a Disney princess. Well, luckily, there are plenty of Nintendo princess outfits available. Dress as Daisy, Peach, or Zelda to show everyone how you protect your island.

Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII

SOLDIER uniform from FF7, commissioned by @AllintheBones

Hope this was the right uniform, im about to finish Clouds uniform from FF7 also#AnimalCrossing #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #AnimalCrossingDesigns #ACNH #FF7

— Nipah ???? (@NipahDUBS) April 13, 2020

The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake has brought back the excellent Cloud look. You’ll be able to help defend Midgar from Shinra in this awesome Cloud shirt. However, please remember that the Buster sword isn’t included in this package.

Aerith from Final Fantasy VII

In honor of the release of #FF7R I made Aerith's new outfit #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #ProDesign #animalcrossingdesign

— Nova of Estera (@OfEstera) April 10, 2020

Maybe instead of fighting Shinra with your fists, you could use magic? Become the team’s strongest healer with this Aerith outfit. The detail in this outfit is very nice, and it’s obvious creator Nova Nox put a lot of time and thought into how every line falls in this dress.

Tifa from Final Fantasy VII

Tifa's Outfit from FF7 for Animal Crossing #AnimalCrossingNewHorizions #FF7R#ACDesigns #AnimalCrossingDesign #animalcrossingqrcodes #FF7

— Astrotyger (@canto151) April 29, 2020

Maybe you’re just better off punching the crap out of people. In that case, feel free to dress as Midgar’s fastest fighter, Tifa. This outfit would pair perfectly with the black steel-toed boots that can be purchased in the Able Sisters’ store.

Crypto from Apex Legends

I can finally share the code of this one! Feel free to use this as you wish.#AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #AnimalCrossingDesign #ApexLegends

— 울새(ulsae) (@ulsae1995) May 14, 2020

The creator of the Crypto jacket does an amazing job with detail. Every strap, zipper, tear, and fold was taken into account when creating this jacket. It’s a must-have design for any Apex Legends fan.

Annette from Fire Emblem

i'm art blocked but i wanted to make something for annette's bday anyways so i made her dress in ac! #AnimalCrossingDesign

— status update: stealing lntsys property (@crescentmoontea) May 9, 2020

The creator of Annette’s outfit from Fire Emblem, Missy, gives us the time-skip feels. You can feel a little bit taller after trying on this outfit. The detail Missy put into this outfit is awesome, even getting the crests on her lapel correct.

Team Fortress 2

And my latest designs, hoodies inspired by the Crusader's Getup cosmetic from #TeamFortress2 !#AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #AnimalCrossingDesign #NintendoSwitch

— ◆ Nyle (@Turret_____) May 12, 2020

Get ready for a first-person-shooter battle with these Team Fortress 2 team jackets. Start free-for-all battles on your island and use these jackets to see who is on whose team.

Meat dress…?

Got a bunch of requests to post my #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons designs! Here y'all guys go, the complete setup for a beautiful meaty horror show villager.#art #pixelart #AnimalCrossingDesign #meat #goth #horror #creature #scary #spooky #beast #gore #bodyhorror #eye #blood #mouth

— Bob (@KingOfSeagulls) April 27, 2020

This dress is slightly grotesque but hands-down awesome. This outfit may not be part of any fandom, but anyone who loves gore and horror will delight in wearing this outfit around their island. The unsettling eyes-and-brain hat creates a hard-to-look-at work of art.

Nook’s Cranny employee

Nook's Cranny uniform :) #AnimalCrossingDesign

— Animal Crossing Designs | ACNH Designs (@AcnhDesigns) April 21, 2020

To make ends meet, sometimes we have to pick up part-time work. Why not take up a job with Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny? This outfit will let you be part of their shop and hide as an employee.

Knight armor

Made my first outfit!! ⚔️????️???? Run around as a Casual Knight in AC with me???????? #newhorizons #AnimalCrossingDesign #AnimalCrossingNH

— Kelsey Eng (@kelseyeng32) May 2, 2020

Ready for a tough battle? Don’t have the armor DIY just yet? This outfit lets you pick up some custom-designed armor regardless. Be ready for any invasion with this awesome knight outfit.

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