Tri Force Heroes Materials Guide: How to Craft All Costumes

Find out where to get the materials you'll need to craft every outfit available in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a delightful multiplayer game where you control one of three heroes on an adventure to restore fashion to the land of Hytopia. No amount of hacking and slashing with the Master Sword is going to save you here - in the Drablands, enemies only fall to your superior sense of style.

The hero arrives in Hytopia wearing the Bear Minimum. Unfortunately, Madame Conture's shop has run into a bit of a rough patch ever since Princess Styla was hit with a case of the Fashion Curse. It is up to you to collect materials for Madame Conture to tailor new outfits. In exchange, her magical costumes will protect you while modeling them off in the Drablands.

Only heroes with the pointiest-of-ears can hope to collect enough materials to craft all the outfits available.

The Ultimate Guide to Materials and Costumes

Before Madame Conture will even craft you a new outfit, she needs proof that you are really a hero that can save the fashion industry in Hytopia. After having your ears checked - to make certain they are indeed stylishly pointed - she promptly tailors you a Hero Tunic free-of-charge, and a portion of her catalog becomes available.

Zelda Tri Force Heroes Materials Costumes Guide

Unlocking Madame Conture's Full Costume Catalog

She doesn't just give out her premium catalog to every hero-type that comes walking through her door. Only a true hero is privy to Madame Conture's latest fashion secrets.

As you progress through the game, the costume catalog will gradually update with new outfits. The entire catalog is available as soon as you finish the main story.

Luckily, Tri Force Heroes isn't all that difficult to complete. Progression is as simple as beating the 4th Level of each World. Once you've unveiled every costume, you can begin gathering the materials needed to craft them.

Identifying and Collecting Materials

If you desire to attain a perfect wardrobe, you need to know where to find all of the materials! You find materials all over Hytopia, hidden in every nook and cranny. Those who take the time to seek out the rarest materials are rewarded with powerful costumes!

There are dozens of different materials scattered about. While most are common drops from the Drablands, there are many unique materials in Hytopia that are needed to create special outfits.

Zelda Tri Force Heroes Materials Costumes Guide

Story Materials

At specific points in the game's story, you are rewarded with a material that goes towards the Lady's Ensemble. This costume is essential and the game cannot be completed without it.

  • Lady's Glasses - Found in World 1-4
  • Lady's Collar - Found in World 5-4
  • Lady's Parasol - Found in World 8-4

These materials are considered extras and only ever appear once per save.

Unique Materials

A few materials found in town are totally unique and go towards crafting only a handful of outfits.

  • Frilly Fabric - Sold by Street Merchant for 3000 Rupees
    • Crafts Cheer Outfit
  • Friendly Tokens - Received from Local Multiplayer
    • Crafts Tri Suit and Timeless Tunic
  • Freebie - Received from wrong chests in Daily Riches
    • Crafts Dapper Spinner Kit

Zelda Tri Force Heroes PvP Unique Materials Costumes Guide

Rare PvP Coliseum Materials

Each of the 8 worlds in Tri Force Heroes has its own Coliseum for some PvP mayhem. Each Coliseum offers the chance to win a rare, exclusive material.

When you win in the Coliseum, you are rewarded with material from whichever world the match took part in, with a 20% chance to receive a rare material exclusive to PvP.

  • Supple Leaf - Woodlands Coliseum
  • Thornberry - Riverside Coliseum
  • Divine Whiskers - Volcano Coliseum
  • Beastie Patch - Ice Cavern Coliseum
  • Brittle Papyrus - Fortress Coliseum
  • Golden Insect - The Dunes Coliseum
  • Gold Dust - The Ruins Coliseum
  • Fabled Butterfly - Sky Realm Coliseum

Coliseum outfits boast awesome abilities befitting of all the hassle put into making them.

If you're having trouble getting these materials from PvP, you can instead choose to complete every single Drablands Challenge available. After completing every challenge in a world, visit the king and he will reward you with the rare PvP material found in that world.

Drablands Challenges Exclusive Materials

Each world in Tri Force Heroes comes with a fresh variety of 8 materials. One of these is reserved exclusively for the Coliseum, but playing through the game normally will only fetch you up to 5 materials per world. The final 2 slots are saved for the Drablands Challenges.

This leads to a total of 16 bypassed materials if you skip the Drablands Challenges for any reason. Just don't feel the need to deal with them as you unlock them - they are hard, especially for beginners.

Zelda Tri Force Heroes Drablands Challenges Materials Costumes Outfits

General Tips for Farming Materials in the Drablands

Farming materials in Tri Force Heroes is not as simple as killing 1000 of 'x' mob and watching the loot pile up. Materials distribute in chests at the end of every level, and there is no guarantee that you will get what you are looking for.

  • Check Drablands Challenges for a higher chance to get rarer materials.
  • Farming with friends is far faster than farming solo (or even with randoms).
  • Pressing the 'X' button while inside the Costume Catalog shows you what worlds you can find your missing materials on.
  • Check your progress on costumes and materials even while you're online: just talk to Madame Conture's Assistant in the right corner of the lobby.

There is nothing quite as satisfying as wearing a brand new outfit that you put a lot of time and effort into creating.


Link pulls off a lot of new looks in this quirky, multiplayer A Link Between Worlds sequel. I adore each costume the game has thrown at me - in both practicality and design!

If you want to find the details on every outfit's abilities or check up on the exact materials you'll need, make sure to check out our Costume Guide.

What is your personal favorite outfit in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes? Currently my favorite costume is the Lucky Loungewear, which is great for saving a few deaths, but I really love the look of the Cozy Parka!

Sound off in the comments below!

Published Oct. 24th 2015
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