How to Change Your Appearance in the Mirror in BG3

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Baldur's Gate 3 How to Change Your Appearance in BG3

How often do you look at your Baldur’s Gate 3 character and wish you could change their hair, eyes or face? You may be in the mood to add or remove a tattoo or even want a few extra piercings. You might have several reasons to play around with customization, so we’re here to help you. To learn more about mirror change appearance, continue reading to discover how to change your character’s appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Change Your Appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Changing your character’s appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 requires finding a Magic Mirror in your campsite. Once you spot your camp’s Magic Mirror, interact with it to open a customization screen where you can change your hair, face, body art, and other aspects of your character. You can do this as often as you’d like at no cost.

Depending on which Act and area you’re currently in, the Magic Mirror may be inside a building, along the edge of your camp, or in another location far from your companions’ tents. Below are some examples of Magic Mirrors in Acts one, two, and three.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 Magic Mirror Location in Act One
  • Baldur's Gate 3 Magic Mirror Location in Act Two
  • Baldur's Gate 3 Magic Mirror Location in Act Three

How to Change Your Character’s Appearance Using the Magic Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Interacting with a Magic Mirror opens a character customization screen. The characteristics and appearances you can change in the magic mirror include Identity, voice, face, body art, eye colour, makeup, and hair style and colour.

The only aspects you can’t change are your race, subrace, and body type because it is currently not available in the magic mirror. This is most likely because of programming conflicts. You also can’t modify Origin characters, hirelings, or full illithid characters.

Baldur's Gate 3 Change Appearance Using the Magic Mirror
Screenshot by Prima Games

Changing your appearance doesn’t cost any gold, nor does it give your party any debuffs, allowing you to modify your looks as often as you’d like. You can also change your appearance anytime during your playthrough once you unlock your campsite.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC and soon on Mac, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. We hope you found our BG3 mirror change appearance guide helpful. To learn more about the game, check out how to find the Suspicious Toys in BG3, or click the game tag below to explore our growing article list.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.