Stardew Valley is known for its character customization options, and custom hair and outfits let players make their farmers look even more unique. If the base game appearance choices are getting boring or don’t have exactly what players are looking for, mods offer hundreds of downloadable fan-made hair and outfit variations for players’ farmers.
Adding custom hair and outfits to Stardew Valley requires mods. Players can install these through the same method required to download all other mods. Here’s how to download custom appearance mods in Stardew Valley, how to install them, and where to find the best custom content.
Along with Stardew Valley, players will need to have SMAPI downloaded. SMAPI is the mod installer for Stardew Valley, and it lets players launch the game with mod support. The most recent version can be downloaded at smapi.io, and further instructions on how to install it can be found on the website. Installation instructions will vary depending on the operating system players use.
After SMAPI, the next mod players will need to install to begin modding Stardew Valley is called Json Assets by spaceshace0. This mod allows players to add modded custom content to their game. To install it, all players need to do is download the mod from Nexus Mods and unzip it into the Mods folder created by installing SMAPI.
The Mods folder can be found by going into the local files of the game. If players launch Stardew Valley via Steam, they can right-click on the game in their Library and select “Browse local files” in the Manage tab to access these files.
Next, players can begin choosing what content they’d like to add to their game. There are several websites that host player-uploaded mod content in the signature Stardew Valley pixel art style that players can browse and download. Some of the most popular websites include nexusmods.com and moddrop.com.
Through the search functions on these websites, players can choose the best mods to add to Stardew Valley. By searching “hairstyle,” for example, players will get dozens of custom hairstyles and hair colors to customize their farmer. These websites also have hundreds of clothing options for players to choose from. From Sailor-Moon-inspired Kimonos to summery swimsuits, players should be able to find whatever outfit they’re looking for.
After downloading the desired mods, players will need to extract the files and move them into the Mods folder. Each mod should be within its own sub-folder, so players can easily locate the files for different mods in case a mod begins to cause an in-game error.
With SMAPI and Json Assets installed, players should be able to download custom hair and outfits for their Stardew Valley farmers whenever they want. Players can change their hairstyle by using the Wizard’s backroom, and outfits can be changed at any time using a dresser. Players should look at the details of the mod they’re using to check whether the content is only available in farmer customization, can be bought in-game, or needs to be crafted.
Stardew Valley is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, MacOS, Linux, and PlayStation Vita.