Outfits change the colors and sometimes model of the player's appearance. Some specific outfit elements, like the Concierge outfits' shoulder plate, changes color depending on the player's gear and action. Many outfits reference enemies (e.g. Ninja Outfit), bosses (e.g. Temporal Outfit), fictional characters unrelated to Dead Cells (e.g. Piccolo from Dragon Ball), or the game's developers (Carduus Outfit).
Outfits drop from enemies and bosses, or are found in secret areas around the island.
For outfits dropped by enemies, the Hunter's Grenade can be used. Unlike most blueprints, some outfits will only drop from enemies with a certain amount of Boss Stem Cells active, even if those enemies can be found at lower difficulties.
Most bosses drop up to 5 outfits, one for each difficulty level from 0 (any) to 4+ BSCs. The outfit of the lowest difficulty will always be found first; the 0 BSC outfit will drop before any others even if the player is on Nightmare difficulty.
List of outfits
|Icon||Name||Description||Location||Difficulty required||Cell cost||Notes||In-game appearance|
|Classic Outfit||You went through a lot with this one, and will most likely go through a lot more.||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A|
|Golden Outfit||You definitely won't go unnoticed wearing this.||Specialist Shop in the Prisoners' Quarters; costs 10,000 gold or 50 curses||Any||150|
|Legendary Warrior's Outfit||Monkey tail not included.||Drops from Knife Throwers (0.4%)||3+ BSC||500||Based on the character Son Goku from the Dragon Ball series.|
|Ninja Outfit||Become one with the shadows...||Drops from Dark Trackers (0.4%)||2+ BSC||300||Based on the appearance of Dark Trackers.|
|Ghost Outfit||Ready for Halloween.||Drops from Maskers (0.4%)||2+ BSC||300|
|Donatello Outfit||For the sewer dwellers.||Drops from Scorpions (0.4%)||2+ BSC||300||Based on the character Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.|
|Festive OutfitRotG||The last wearer left you some cookie crumbs.||Hidden inside the 4 BSC door in the Cavern; requires Garland Key||4+ BSC||500||The first Christmas related costume.|
|Fisherman's Outfit||Invisible among the fishes.||Drops from Festering Zombies (0.4%)||1+ BSC||150||Based on the removed Fisherman NPC.|
|Skeleton Outfit||Climb all the way back down the social ladder.||Drops from Undead Archers (0.4%)||Any||150||Based on the appearance of Undead Archers.|
|Carduus Outfit||Made of the purest purple.||Drops from Lacerators (0.4%)||1+ BSC||150||A reference to Carduus, the main artist for Dead Cells, who really likes purple and tries to use it everywhere|
|Aphrodite Outfit||Stage fright be gone!||Drops from Bombardiers (0.4%)||3+ BSC||500||Based on the famous Greek goddess Aphrodite, who's associated with love and beauty, often represented by the color pink.|
|Shaman OutfitRotG||Shamans are always stronger in the shadows.||Drops from Arbiters (0.4%)||4+ BSC||750|
|Cloud Outfit||Nobody remembers where it comes from.||Drops from Shockers (0.4%)||3+ BSC||500||Based on the character Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII; the shoulder plate resembles Cloud's, and the scarf resembles his blonde hair; the description alludes to how Cloud doesn't remember his past.|
|Drifter Outfit||An outfit for those with heart.||Drops from Demons (0.4%)||2+ BSC||300||Based on the main character of Hyper Light Drifter.|
|A Thousand and One Nights Outfit||Magic lamp not included.||Drops from Bombers (0.4%)||3+ BSC||750||Based on the Aladdin animated movie.|
|Dictator Outfit||An outfit for fighting in the streets.||Drops from Cannibals (0.4%)||4+ BSC||750||Based on the character M. Bison, also known as Dictator, from the Street Fighter series.|
|Warrior Outfit||The dungeoneer's traditional outfit.||Drops from Protectors (0.4%)||3+ BSC||500|
|Mage Outfit||For wise people only.||Drops from Inquisitors (0.4%)||2+ BSC||300||Based on the Black Mage's color scheme from the Final Fantasy series.|
|Neon Outfit||Stealth is for losers.||Drops from Kamikazes (0.4%)||1+ BSC||150|
|Bobby Outfit||Prisoner Bobby's outfit.||Drops from Zombies (0.4%)||1+ BSC||150||Based on the Beheaded's appearance in the animated Dead Cells trailers.|
|Demon Outfit||W3 4ll h4ve 0ur d4rk sid3.||Drops from Slashers (0.4%)||3+ BSC||500|
|Robin Hood Outfit||The arrow is mightier than the sword!||Drops from Catchers (0.4%)||4+ BSC||750||Based on the famous fictional character Robin Hood.|
|Desert Dweller Outfit||Smells of hot sand and desert nights.||Drops from Shieldbearers (0.4%)||4+ BSC||750||Based on the Vault Jumpsuits from the Fallout series.|
|Galaxy Outfit||A DRM-free outfit!||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A||Added to the game in v1.3.9
Based on both GOG.com and GOG Galaxy.
|Baguette Outfit||Beret and moustache sold separately.||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A||Added to the game in v1.3.9
Based around Bastille Day, the national day of France.
|Flying Alcoholic OutfitRotG||Happy holidays!||Drops from Skeletons (100%)||Any||1||Added to the game in v1.6.
The second Christmas related costume.
|Gardener's OutfitTBS||Get the green thumb.||Drops from lore room in the Dilapidated Arboretum||Any||75||Added to the game in v1.8.
Misspelled in-game as "Gardner's Outfit".
|Mushroom Boi's OutfitTBS||Delicious, fried, sauteed or baked. Don't forget the sauce.||Drops from Jerkshrooms (1.7%)||1+ BSC||150||Based on the appearance of Jerkshrooms.|
|Mushroom King OutfitTBS||People are strange, when you're a stranger...||Drops from Yeeters (1.7%)||3+ BSC||150||Based on the appearance of Yeeters.|
|Banished's OutfitTBS||A perfect reproduction of the different shades of mud.||Drops from Banished (1.7%)||2+ BSC||150||Based on the appearance of the Banished.|
|Blowgunner's OutfitTBS||For when you want an angry mob chasing you.||Drops from Blowgunners (1.7%)||Any||150||Based on the appearance of Blowgunners.|
|Tick Trainer's OutfitTBS||Average life expectancy: 3 minutes.||Drops from Giant Ticks (1.7%)||4+ BSC||150||Based on the appearance of Giant Ticks.|
|The Royal Gardener's OutfitTBS||Really too decorated and pompous for working in the dirt.||Drops from the Royal Gardener's corpse in the Prisoners' Quarters||Any||150|
|Retro Outfit||Batteries not included||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A||Added to the game in v2.0.
Based on the monochromatic green screen of the original Game Boy; was added alongside 8-bit versions of all in-game tracks.
|HEV Outfit||The right outfit in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.||Drops from lore room in the Prisoners' Quarters||Any||75||Added to the game in v1.7.3.
Based on the suit Gordon Freeman wears in the Half-Life series.
|Kamikaze Outfit||The shoe is on the other bat...||Drops from Kamikazes (1.7%)||Any||150||Added to the game in v2.1.|
|Arbalester's Outfit||Your enemies will stand bolt upright.||Drops from Demolishers (0.4%)||Any||150||Added to the game in v2.1.
Referring to a user of a type of crossbow known as an Arbalest.
|Blade Master's Outfit||People will lose their heads over this...||Drops from Weirded Warriors (0.4%)||1+ BSC||150||Added to the game in v2.1.
Based on the outfit of Beatrix Kiddo, the main character of Kill Bill franchise.
|Reverse Burglar's Outfit||The legendary outfit of an ephemeral creature that illegally enters people's homes to leave random objects there.||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A||Added to the game in v2.1.
The third Christmas related costume; an obvious reference to Santa Claus.
|Winter Outfit||No you can't eat your own nose for HP.||N/A (Always available)||N/A||N/A||Added to the game in v2.1.
The fourth Christmas related costume; description alludes to how the carrot is a possible food item in the game.
|Lizard OutfitFF||Just like a second skin...||Drops from Cold Blooded Guardians (1.7%)||Any||50||Based on the appearance of Cold Blooded Guardians.|
|Apostate OutfitFF||Like a lighthouse amidst the tempest!||Drops from Apostates (1.7%)||Any||80||Based on the appearance of Apostates.|
|Almost-Yourself OutfitFF||Never stop being yourself.||Drops from Failed Homunculi (10%)||Any||30||Based on the appearance of Failed Homunculi.|
|Cultist OutfitFF||Do you have a minute to talk about our Lord and Saviour?||Drops from any of the corpses scattered inside the large floating islands of Fractured Shrines; can be instantly equipped with the Homunculus Rune||Any||1||Based off of the outfit of cult members in the Fractured Shrines.|
|Rocky OutfitFF||"I've tasted blood and I want more!"||Drops from Stone Wardens (10%)||Any||100||Based on the appearance of Stone Wardens.|
|Classic Concierge Outfit||You've got the Concierge under your skin!||Drops from the Concierge||Any||75|
|Piccolo Concierge Outfit||You've got the Concierge under your skin!||Drops from the Concierge||1+ BSC||150||Based on the character Piccolo from the Dragon Ball series.|
|Misunderstood Concierge Outfit||You've got the Concierge under your skin!||Drops from the Concierge||2+ BSC||300|
|Ascended Concierge Outfit||You've got the Concierge under your skin!||Drops from the Concierge||3+ BSC||500|
|Ultimate Concierge Outfit||You've got the Concierge under your skin!||Drops from the Concierge||4+ BSC||750|
|Classic Conjunctivius Outfit||Do you like tentacles?||Drops from Conjunctivius||Any||75|
|Starved Conjunctivius Outfit||Do you like tentacles?||Drops from Conjunctivius||1+ BSC||150|
|Enraged Conjunctivius Outfit||Do you like tentacles?||Drops from Conjunctivius||2+ BSC||300|
|Revolted Conjunctivius Outfit||Do you like tentacles?||Drops from Conjunctivius||3+ BSC||500|
|Legendary Conjunctivius Outfit||Do you like tentacles?||Drops from Conjunctivius||4+ BSC||750|
|Giant Tick OutfitTBS||Make sure you get the head out.||Drops from Mama Tick||Any||75|
|Annoyed Tick OutfitTBS||Make sure you get the head out.||Drops from Mama Tick||1+ BSC||150|
|Irritated Tick OutfitTBS||Make sure you get the head out.||Drops from Mama Tick||2+ BSC||300|
|Mad Tick OutfitTBS||Make sure you get the head out.||Drops from Mama Tick||3+ BSC||500|
|Furious Tick OutfitTBS||Make sure you get the head out.||Drops from Mama Tick||4+ BSC||750|
|Sacrificial Tick OutfitTBS||There are many paths that lead to your opponent's death. Taking path to the death of an innocent, for example...||Sacrifice the Mushroom Boi! in the lore room at the end of the Morass of the Banished, then enter the Nest||Any||66||Added to the game in v1.8.|
|Classic Temporal Outfit||The time, bespoke of course.||Drops from the Time Keeper||Any||75|
|Desert Temporal Outfit||The time, bespoke of course.||Drops from the Time Keeper||1+ BSC||150|
|Volcanic Temporal Outfit||The time, bespoke of course.||Drops from the Time Keeper||2+ BSC||300|
|Hunter's Temporal Outfit||The time, bespoke of course.||Drops from the Time Keeper||3+ BSC||500|
|Collector's Temporal Outfit||The time, bespoke of course.||Drops from the Time Keeper||4+ BSC||750|
|Classic Giant OutfitRotG||Your very own oversized suit, David Byrne-style!||Drops from the Giant||Any||75||The flavor text references David Byrne in the 1984 Talking Heads live album “Stop Making Sense”.|
|Disappointed Giant's OutfitRotG||Your very own oversized suit, David Byrne-style!||Drops from the Giant||1+ BSC||150|
|Cursed Giant's OutfitRotG||Your very own oversized suit, David Byrne-style!||Drops from the Giant||2+ BSC||300|
|Misunderstood Giant's OutfitRotG||Your very own oversized suit, David Byrne-style!||Drops from the Giant||3+ BSC||500|
|Frustrated Giant's OutfitRotG||Your very own oversized suit, David Byrne-style!||Drops from the Giant||4+ BSC||750|
|Scarecrow Outfit 1FF||Nothing is too fancy for a flower.||Drops from the Scarecrow||Any||75|
|Scarecrow Outfit 2FF||Time to harvest!||Drops from the Scarecrow||1+ BSC||150|
|Scarecrow Outfit 3FF||We should all respect good old mother nature.||Drops from the Scarecrow||2+ BSC||300|
|Scarecrow Outfit 4FF||The fastest gardener in the West!||Drops from the Scarecrow||3+ BSC||500|
|Scarecrow Outfit 5FF||Hiii-haaa !||Drops from the Scarecrow||4+ BSC||750|
|The Hand of the King Outfit||One outfit to protect them all.||Drops from the Hand of the King||Any||75|
|Loyal Hand of the King Outfit||One outfit to protect them all.||Drops from the Hand of the King||1+ BSC||150|
|Incorruptible Hand of the King Outfit||One outfit to protect them all.||Drops from the Hand of the King||2+ BSC||300|
|Faithful Hand of the King Outfit||One outfit to protect them all.||Drops from the Hand of the King||3+ BSC||500|
|Devoted Hand of the King Outfit||One outfit to protect them all.||Drops from the Hand of the King||4+ BSC||750|
[Show outfit]King OutfitRotG
|Contains spoilersRoyal armor with class.||???Defeat the Collector after possessing the King||???5 BSC||???N/A||???The King can only be possessed after the Collector has been defeated once - smash the shield with the Symmetrical Lance dropped by the Hand of the King, and use the Homunculus Rune.|
[Show outfit]White King OutfitRotG
|Contains spoilersClassy, ever so classy.||???Defeat the Collector without taking damage||???5 BSC||???N/A||???Added to the game in v1.8.
Can only be unlocked while in possession of the King's body, or after the King Outfit has already been unlocked.
[Show outfit]Fallen Collector OutfitRotG
|Contains spoilersSpecial collector's edition Outfit...||???Drops from the Collector on 2nd kill||???5 BSC||???1000|
- Outfits were added with the v1.2 release of the game, also known as the Rise of the Giant Update.
- Not to be confused with the Rise of the Giant DLC, which must be downloaded separately on Steam, GOG, and the Nintendo Switch.
- While all costumes are in the base game, some of them cannot be legitimately obtained without installing the Rise of the Giant DLC, the Bad Seed DLC, or the Fatal Falls DLC.
- The Flying Alcoholic Outfit was previously called the Christmas Outfit.
- Outfits that drop from Mama Tick and the Time Keeper give the beheaded a female body.
- While Conjunctivius is canonically female, her outfits do not have a female body.
- B. Reinier (2019), The Heart of Dead Cells: A Visual Making-Of Toulouse: Third Editions. ISBN: 2377840558
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