Description from the official Costume FAQ:

Costumes are items that are equipped into a character's costume slots to change their appearance. Costumes are decorative items only. They are worn over a character's existing armor without affecting any stats.

There are slots for costume headpieces and body pieces in the inventory window. Similar to guild capes and headgear, these slots have toggles you can set to show or hide your costume in combat areas or towns and outposts. Costumes are automatically hidden during PvP matches.

Unlike armor, those costumes that can be dyed are usually not dyed gray by default; the default colors are noted on the individual articles.


Full costumes

Full costumes consist of a headpiece and a body piece. They can be purchased through the Guild Wars In-Game Store or the NCsoft store. All of these pieces can be dyed.

To receive a purchased costume see the Costume Maker. These NPCs can be found in Kamadan, Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery and the Great Temple of Balthazar.

Release event Costume
Set Head piece(s) Body piece(s)
Wintersday 2009 Dwayna's Regalia Dwayna's Diadem Dwayna's Regalia
Grenth's Regalia Grenth's Visage Grenth's Regalia
War in Kryta Shining Blade Uniform Shining Blade Cowl Shining Blade Uniform
White Mantle Disguise White Mantle Mitre White Mantle Robes
Halloween 2010 Lunatic Court Finery Lunatic Court Helm Lunatic Court Finery
Lunatic Court Headless Finery
Raiment of the Lich Aspect of the Lich
Cowl of the Lich
Raiment of the Lich
Hearts of the North Wedding Couple Attire Wedding Headpiece Wedding Finery
Traditional Wedding Finery
Formal Attire Formal Headwear Formal Outfit
Dapper Tuxedo Dapper Top Hat Dapper Tuxedo
Wintersday 2010 Agent of Balthazar Horned Helm of Balthazar Balthazar's Doublet
Disciple of Melandru Melandru's Helm Melandru's Vestments

Festival hats

Festival hats are costume headpieces handed out as a reward during seasonal special events. They can be "registered" at a festival hat maker by showing it to him, and he can then create that hat for all characters on your account.

Most festival hats cannot be dyed. Those that can be dyed are marked with a (*) in the table below.

Legend: L - Lion's Arch, K - Kamadan, G - Grenth victory, D - Dwayna victory.

Dragon Festival Halloween Wintersday
2005 Pumpkin Crown L Horns of Grenth G
Yule Cap D
2006 Dragon Mask* Furious Pumpkin Crown L
Wicked Hat K
Great Horns of Grenth G, L
Stylish Yule Cap D, L
Jester's Cap* G, K
Freezie Crown D, K
2007 Demon Mask Scarecrow Mask L
Mummy Mask K
Ice Crown G
Wreath Crown D
2008 Grasping Mask Zombie Face Paint L
Lupine Mask K
Grentch Cap G
Rudi Mask D
2009 Imperial Dragon Mask* Charr Hat L
Skeleton Face Paint K
Ice Shard Crest G
Snow Crystal Crest D
2010 Sinister Dragon Mask* Furrocious Ears L
Spectercles K
Demonic Horns G
Divine Halo D
Other Lion Mask* (every Canthan New Year) • Tengu Mask* (Day of the Tengu 2006)

Image Gallery

Full costumes

The costumes marked with an asterisk (*) have alternative looks, click on the individual galleries to see them.

Dwayna's Regalia Grenth's Regalia White Mantle Disguise Shining Blade Uniform
Dwayna's Regalia F default frontDwayna's Regalia M default front Grenth's Regalia F default frontGrenth's Regalia M default front White Mantle Disguise F default frontWhite Mantle Disguise M default front Shining Blade Uniform F default frontShining Blade Uniform M default front
Agent of Balthazar Disciple of Melandru Lunatic Court Finery* Raiment of the Lich*
Agent of Balthazar F default frontAgent of Balthazar M default front Disciple of Melandru F default frontDisciple of Melandru M default front Lunatic Court Finery F default frontLunatic Court Finery M default front Raiment of the Lich F default frontRaiment of the Lich M default front
Dapper Tuxedo Formal Attire Wedding Couple Attire*
Dapper Tuxedo F default frontDapper Tuxedo M default front Formal Attire F default frontFormal Attire M default front Wedding Couple Attire F default frontWedding Couple Attire M default front

Note that the male Dapper Tuxedo and Formal Attire are identical, except for the name.

Festival hats

Dragon Festival Halloween Wintersday
2005 Pumpkin Crown gray front Yule Cap gray front Horns of Grenth gray front
2006 Dragon Mask gray front Furious Pumpkin Crown gray front Wicked Hat Stylish Yule Cap gray front Great Horns of Grenth gray front Jester's Cap gray front Freezie Crown gray front
2007 Demon Mask gray front Scarecrow Mask gray front Mummy Mask gray front Ice Crown gray front Wreath Crown gray front
2008 Grasping Mask gray front Lupine Mask gray front Zombie Face Paint gray front Rudi Mask gray front Grentch Cap gray front
2009 Imperial Dragon Mask gray front Charr Hat gray front Skeleton Face Paint gray front Snow Crystal Crest gray front Ice Shard Crest gray front
2010 Sinister Dragon Mask gray front Furrocious Ears gray front Spectercles gray front Demonic Horns gray front Divine Halo gray front
Other Tengu Mask gray frontLion Mask gray front
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