- This article is about the type of catalog item. To view all accessories, see Category:Accessories. To see the class page, see Accessory.
An accessory is an item that users equip to the head, neck, shoulder, face, front, back or waist region of their Robloxian avatar.
Accessories were once called "hats". Roblox released a catalog/avatar update in late 2016 that changed "hats" to "accessories"; accessories were categorized by the type.
- 1 Types of accessories
- 2 Obtaining accessories
- 3 Criticism
- 4 Limited and Limited Unique accessories
- 5 Free accessories
- 6 UGC
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Types of accessories
This category is for hats, hoods, masks, and anything located on the top of an avatar's head. Up to three accessories of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.
This type is for hair and wigs. Only one accessory of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode. The first hairs were made on June 12, 2009, but the hair category was supposed to be released in 2007.
This type is for facial additions, such as glasses and fake mustaches. Only one face accessory can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.
This type is for accessories located to the neck, such as ties, necklaces, or scarves. Only one hat of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.
This type is for accessories located on the player's shoulder, and only one can be worn without the use of Advanced mode. Because they are usually animals or creatures that sit on the player's shoulder, they are often portrayed as living companions when actively shown with the player.
This type is meant for accessories on the front of the torso. Very few accessories belong to this category, and only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.
This type is for accessories on the back of the avatar torso, such as capes or backpacks and only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.
This type is for accessories around the avatar's waistline, like tails and belts. Only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.
The most common way to obtain an accessory is to purchase it from the avatar shop using Robux. Accessories can also be won in contests and events, or obtained from gift hats during the holidays. Exclusive items can be acquired during promotional events. There are free accessories made for new users, but anyone can buy them.
Accessories on Roblox are known to be one of the main subjects of criticism. Many users consider them to be overpriced; many of them cost 500 Robux or greater and are expensive to the point where often only Premium members can afford them.
A large portion of the free accessories, shirts, pants and more was criticized for being ugly when tickets (known as Tix) were removed.
Since the first half of 2018, many Roblox users, especially new or young players, have often created hoaxes about certain retextures of valuable accessories, such as the Counterfeit Domino Crown and the Dominus Venari, as they are either intended to be a joke or believe that the sole user who won a single-copy item used an exploit to obtain it (leading to the user or the creator of the accessory being harassed and/or multiple hoax accounts to be created).
The main purpose of Roblox is for gaming and building, not holding a fashion show. Accessories on Roblox is just an addition for a Robloxian. Gameplay is barely affected with Accessories.
You can have 400 Robux by paying only US$5 to Roblox. This makes about 80 Robux per dollar.
Most RP games or fashion show games provided many ways for you to dress up without buying accessories from the Avatar Shop.
Limited and Limited Unique accessories
Limited items are accessories or faces that were once sold, but then chosen to be put on limited sale. When put on limited sale, no new copies of this accessory will be produced, and the people who bought the accessory during its sale will be able to sell the accessory at a price chosen to their desire, given that the user has Roblox Premium.
Limited Unique items are accessories or faces that have a certain amount of copies, and when first published, are sold by the admins. All copies of a limited unique accessory have a special number to it, and when a user buys the accessory, they get that specific copy of the accessory. For example, if an accessory is limited unique and has only 100 copies, and you buy the 50th, your accessory will be designated by a #50/100. Once the accessory is sold out, all owners of the accessory that have Premium can sell the accessory at a price they desire.
This list features all free accessories available on the avatar shop excluding purchasable free items from events. Please note that it is ordered in the date of release.
|Red Roblox Cap||Hat||March 23, 2011||Onsale||Originally the starter accessory for people who chose male as gender.|
|Pal Hair||Hair||July 17, 2012||Onsale||Became free in November 2018.|
|Brown Hair||Hair||July 17, 2012||Onsale||Part of the Man bundle.|
|Brown Charmer Hair||Hair||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Orange Shades||Face||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Jade Necklace with Shell Pendant||Neck||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Straight Blond Hair||Hair||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Black Ponytail||Hair||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Blond Spiked Hair||Hair||March 2, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Roblox 'R' Baseball Cap||Hat||May 20, 2016||Onsale||A newer version of Red Roblox Cap. When Guests were still available on Roblox, this was a Guest's default accessory if they did not choose their gender.|
|Lavender Updo||Hair||July 8, 2016||Onsale||Was female Guests' default accessory when Guests existed.|
|True Blue Hair||Hair||July/August 2016||Onsale||Was male Guests' default accessory when Guests existed.|
|Stylish Aviators||Face||December 25, 2016||Onsale||Released when Tix Removal was announced.|
|Roblox Logo Visor||Hat||January 16, 2017||Onsale||Released as a part of the logo change.|
|Roblox Baseball Cap||Hat||January 16, 2017||Onsale||Released as a part of the logo change.|
|Medieval Hood of Mystery||Hat||January 18, 2017||Onsale||Originally was a limited item became a free permanent item in 2017.|
|Orange Beanie with Black Hair||Hair||October 21, 2017||Onsale||Became free in December 2019 following the release of the avatar creation sign-up feature.|
|Down to Earth Hair||Hat||May 26, 2018||Onsale||Default when a user creates a new Roblox account without selecting a gender.|
|Hat||January 3, 2019||Onsale||Released as a part of the ROBLOX Visor series, preceded by the 2018 ROBLOX Visor|
|Belle Of Belfast Long Red Hair||Hair||March 17, 2019||Onsale||Became free in December 2019 following the release of the avatar creation sign-up feature.|
|The Encierro Cap||Hat||July 5, 2019||Onsale||Released as a commemoration of San Fermín.|
|Colorful Braids||Hair||September 6, 2019||Onsale||Unknown.|
|Cool Side Shave||Hair||September 6, 2019||Onsale||Unknown.|
|International Fedora (series)||Hat||2019-2020||Onsale||Released as a commemoration to the countries that plays and supports Roblox.|
|Happy New Year Rat||Shoulder||January 21, 2020||Onsale||Released for Chinese New Year 2020.|
|Robox||Hat||April 1, 2020||Onsale||Released for April Fools' Day 2020.|
|Happy New Year Ox||Shoulder||February 10, 2021||Onsale||Released for Chinese New Year 2021.|
On August 2, 2019, the test account Hatsoffto2019 was used to publish a hat called Fresh Red Baseball Cap, potentially suggesting UGC to be uploaded into the avatar shop. This was later confirmed during RDC 2019, and soon after the convention the first wave of UGC hats were published.
- Development on accessories began in 2007 and continues to this day.
- Since accessories make Robloxians a bit heavier, players jump lower with lots of them on. This was fixed when the Massless property was added to BaseParts.
- Most accessories only fit the default head, however, some accessories fit other heads, like the Blockhead Baseball Cap.
- Before January 9, 2017, users could drop accessories in-game using the '=' key. It was removed due to having no use in games and created a lot of mess. It can be brought back by using the following script in this thread: 
- Roblox makes accessories randomly, or on holidays, or for promotional purposes.
- For the first three days after an accessory is released, it carries the "New" tag on the top right corner of the accessory's picture.
- Large accessories can increase the distance of where your Robloxian can be hit, and the distance of where you can pick items up.