The days in which it was an active debate whether or not a given MMO should have a system of cosmetics have passed us by, thankfully. Now, it’s just a question of how your game of choice handles matters of cosmetic outfits. It varies from game to game, but no matter the title, you can play dress-up to your heart’s content in basically any MMO you care to name. Which means that the question becomes how you choose to play dress-up and what you want your characters to look like.
Some players like to come up with elaborate fashion ensembles based on character traits or the lore surrounding a given set of character options. Others just go for something that looks cool, others opt for something setting-appropriate, and others try to imitate specific characters or other media. And, of course, some people just slap on the skimpiest outfit possible. So what informs your cosmetic choices in MMOs? What motivates your fashion choices in online games?