Changing Your Avatar

Avatar Appearance — quick start guide (for now)

If you use one of the free loaner accounts you'll be using a well-designed avatar from the get-go. 

If you have your own account then read on in this page. There are several free, easy choices for you for avatars of any sex, human and non-human.

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  • Menu: Me > Choose An Avatar has a visual directory of modern stock avatars. 
  • Menu: Me > Inventory, Library section (at the bottom) has older stock avatars that are still very good. This is a good way to change your avatar's sex too.
  • The directories to look in are:
    • Library/
      • Clothing
        • Female Shape & Outfit
        • Male Shape & Outfit
        • Older Outfits
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  • Menu: Avatar > Choose An Avatar has a visual directory of modern stock avatars. 
  • Menu: Avatar > InventoryLibrary section (at the bottom) has older stock avatars that are still very good. This is a good way to change your avatar's sex too.
  • The directories to look in are:
    • Library/
      • Clothing
        • Female Shape & Outfit
        • Male Shape & Outfit
        • Older Outfits

You apply an inventory outfit by right-clicking the folder you like (say Library/Clothing/Older Outfits/Werewolf Avatar Tsuki) and choosing Replace Current Outfit.

Further customization

This is an extremely complicated topic and will be expanded on later. For now please use the quick start above.

If you are adventurous, however, dive right in. There is a lot of community forum advice and instructions, and often you'll find people willing to advise about how to change your appearance.


Read Linden Lab’s own Second Life Quickstart page too!

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