A cosmetic item refers to items, usually associated with armor, in which can either be worn in the appropriate equipment slot or used to transmogrify other items of the same type. Cosmetic items ignore the armor types such as cloth, leather, mail and plate.

Prior to the creation of the cosmetic armor type, many items were used for cosmetic appearances and often used for roleplay. These items are known as vanity items, many of which are getting turned into "cosmetic items" in World of Warcraft: Legion.

List of Cosmetic Items

Battlefield: Barrens

Siege of Orgrimmar

Shaman-only personal looted from  [Kor'kron Shaman's Treasure] which drops off of the Kor'kron Dark Shaman (flex, normal and heroic modes). It cannot be bonus rolled.

As of Warlords of Draenor, it can occasionally be purchased from the BMAH with a starting bid of 15,000g.

It contains the following:

Darkmoon Faire




These items require buildings in the garrison. Store

Three helms are available in the Store for $15 US or €12, each with a unique look.


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Many cosmetic items are now consumable, teaching the relevant appearances immediately.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Cosmetic tag color changed from white. No longer considered an armor type.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Cosmetic type added.

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