Everyone plays Animal Crossing their own way, and it just so happens a lot of people like to pretty much play dress up. Myself included, of course.
While some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players stick to outfits consisting of actual in-game clothes, others turn to custom content to pick up some extra flair or nab up codes to dress as their favorite game or anime characters.
In this list, we're going to go through some of the best anime custom designs the New Horizons community has worked up so far. From recent popular series like Kimetsu no Yaiba to classics like Cardcaptor Sakura, there's at least one outfit out there for every type of anime fan.
In order to download these designs, you must:
There aren't a ton of signature outfits from Attack on Titan, but I think we all can agree this is the big one. It wouldn't be terribly difficult to make yourself look like Mikasa or Eren wearing this, either.
Honorable mention to the design below, which may better suit your aesthetic.
This is only the first of three Yaiba characters on this list, so naturally, I had to put my cowardly boy Zenitsu up first. Haori and kimono designs seem to be very popular among the Animal Crossing community.
Below is an alternate by another creator, so choose the one you like best!
Tanjiro's haori is a signature piece of clothing to the Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Chances are that if you're a fan, you want to download this.
You can also download a pattern for Tanjiro's scar for the complete look. Get a friend to dress as Nezuko and travel the world! Well, at least your island.
The turned Nezuko herself serves not just as the Yaiba mascot, but as one of the most popular characters in the series. Don't we all wish we could just hang out and sleep in a box all day? Maybe it's just me...
This is another one I saved an alternative for, because it's hard to just choose one. The bottom one is a little softer, which may be more to your aesthetic.
I don't think there is any anime series more represented among New Horizons content creators than Sailor Moon.
There are so many Sailor Scout outfits that I'm just going to link you to the "sailor" search on Nook's Island so you can peruse them yourself.
You can find outfits from all the Sailor Moon series, from the original and R to S and Super S. Outfits for every Sailor Scout have already been made too — it would just be too much to list off all the fantastic ones here!
Sakura and Tomoyo were once anime queens! Heck, as far as I'm concerned, Cardcaptor Sakura is an anime classic, though maybe not the American dub and all its changes. Definitely not the American dub.
One content creator seems to be very keen on CCS and the clothes found in the series. Check their creator code up there to the left in the image and check out their other designs. However, any fan needs the school outfit as seen above.
FLCL was once a legendary anime. Wait, is it still a legendary anime? They do say legends never die.
Whether you like the show or manga or not, this is a really nice-looking jacket and is just perfect for wielding a bass guitar as a weapon.
This is the first of four different My Hero Academia clothing pieces on this list.
Deku naturally comes first, and this is certainly the best of the Deku outfits available right now.
Outfit two. This time it's Shoto's hero costume! Getting his hair and face might not be an option, but you can at least look as cool as Shoto and pretend to be wielding two elements at once. That's a decor idea, maybe?
I'm not saying you're going to be popping off any One for All Quirks while wearing this uniform, but you very well may feel like you are. Maybe.
This outfit is a far cry from most of the others listed, but if you're a fan, this is a must-download.
Tsuyu is my favorite character in the My Hero Academia series, so excuse me while I share her hero costume with the world and implore you to download it.
You can't quite be Jotaro in Animal Crossing, but you can definitely dress like him. Just without Star Platinum backing you up.
I really love this jacket, but you may not want one so flashy. Check out the alternate, more subdued option below.
This is most akin to Saber's outfit in Fate/Grand Order, but if you're familiar with Fate you're familiar with this outfit.
There are a ton of dress designs available for download, but honestly, not many like this one. I'm hoping there are some more similar styles created, but for now, this is a solid choice whether you're a fan of Fate or not.
Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans.
Okay, now that we've established I'm a liar, here's Kazuma's ultra-stylish jumper.
This one's to keep in your pocket for those days where you really just want to spam "hai kazuma desu" at your friends in Animal Crossing. Because I do, and do it.
Extra points to you if another friend wears the next top and says...
Aqua's all right, I guess. But no one makes things explode better than Megumin.
I said Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans in the last slide, didn't I? Obviously, that means people willing to wear this and spam "EXPLOSION" in Animal Crossing.
I don't have much to say here, but it'd be absolutely perfect if someone would make a transformed Ryuko top so players could slap both this and the transformed top onto a wand and flip between them on the fly.
There are not a ton of Dragon Ball Z outfits in New Horizons yet, but I expect that will change as time goes on and content creators decide that they do in fact want to look like Goku.
For now, you'll just have to look like the most stylish half-Saiyan: Trunks. Future Trunks, to be exact. It's just too bad you can't wield a sword!
There aren't actually a lot of Bleach-inspired custom outfits in Animal Crossing: New Horizons just yet, despite the series being one of what the anime community knew as the Big 3 during its run — meaning it was one of the top three most popular shonen series.
Byakuya's haori is a start, and hopefully more get made and shared.
I hope you're not planning to time travel in New Horizons, but you better do it wearing Kurisu's top if you do. Just, uh, don't mess everything up.
How many chapters of manga does One Piece have under its arm now? How many episodes of anime? A million?
Luffy and friends have been on an adventure for 23 years. 23 years! It's the best-selling manga ever. Who would have thought this gummy boy could last this long? Gosh.
You're either down with Madoka, or you're not. If you're not, you should be.
It makes sense for so many magical girl shows to be represented among the New Horizons custom content community, but Madoka?
Just don't go entering any contracts or anything while you wear this.
In the same vein as the Madoka outfit, don't go showing off fighting any witches in this thing. It's bad juju.
We have all of the Big 3 represented here, right? Bleach? Check. One Piece? Check. Time for some Naruto to wrap it all up, much like the series itself did only to return as Boruto.
I might be old, I don't know. I love Utena, as repetitive and strange as it may be.
The perfect match to this would be a proper Anthy outfit, and an island full of roses. Perhaps some never-ending staircases. Maybe a car to transform into. You know, normal stuff.
I'm not going to say that I saved the best for last, but I am going to say this show is better than all these other shows mentioned. Probably by like five miles and a river. Which is really saying something, because most of the anime these outfits came from are really good.
Cowboy Bebop is on a different level, however; and while this top and the alternative below may be less flashy than some of the others on this list, I do feel obligated as a fan to download and wear these. You should, too.
That's it for our long list of anime-inspired custom designs for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! More outfits are sure to come, but these should tide you over as the community picks up steam and pumps out more fantastic tops to share with fellow New Horizons players.