Dragon Quest 11: How To Find Every Special Costume | Secret Customization Guide

There are some amazing alternate costumes you can unlock for your party in Dragon Quest 11. To get great outfits like armor suits, throwback gear, cat costumes, and much more, you’ll need to s

earch for unique clothing / armor items in the world. Rarely, you’ll find unique items with a small star beside their icon. This means that they’re part of a clothing set that literally changes the way the equipping character looks.

Each costume set is made specifically for a certain character, so you won’t be able to mix-and-match — they’re all designed for someone special, and some of these costumes are hidden in pretty obscure places. To help you customize your characters to your heart’s content, we’ve put together a complete list showcasing every single outfit you can unlock in Dragon Quest 11. Let’s go hunting for fashion.


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How To Find Every Special Costume | Secret Customization Guide

Some clothing / armor items have a small star or asterisk on their icon. These items, when equipped to a specific character, will change their costume completely. Here’s how to find all the costumes.

  • [Main Character]
    • Trodain Bandana & Togs: Start the game with this outfit. Also start with a recipe for the upgraded version called Trodain’s Top Trends.
    • Traveller’s Hood: Found in a cabinet in the church, in Gallopolis.
    • Gallopitan Garb: Won for completing the Easy Horse Race (Silver Cup) in Gallopois.
    • Drasilian Helm & Armor: Recipe found in a chest in the Ruins of Dundrasil.
    • Irwin’s Helm & Armor: Earned when returning to the Ruins of Dundrasil in the post-game.
    • Mardi Garb: Automatically collected as you progress the story. Can’t be missed.
    • Erwin’s Coronet & Tunic: Find in a chest in the first floor of the Trials of the Luminary.
    • Cobblestone Clobber: In a chest in Cobblestone when returning in the post-game.
  • Erik
    • Swindler’s Scarf & Stole: Complete the sidequest “Shiver Me Timbers” to unlock the recipe.
    • Swindler King’s Scarf & Stole: Use the Ultimate Key (post-game item) on the locked door in Heliodor Prison to find the recipe.
    • Corsair Coat: Can be purchased from the Nautica armor store.
    • Corsair Cap: Dropped by Gyldenbritches in the story. Can’t be missed.
    • Pirate King’s Coat: Can be purchased in Cobblestone when returning in the post-game.
    • Pirate King’s Cap: Earned from post-game event when returning to Lonalulu.
  • Serena
    • Dancer’s Costume: Can be purchased from the Gallopolis armor store.
    • Bonny Band & Dainty Dress: Recipe given by an NPC in Puerto Valor.
    • Goddess Tiara & Saintess Dress: Recipe found in a chest in The Battleground.
    • Serenica’s Circlet: Found in a chest in the Trial of the Sage.
    • Serenica’s Surpice: Found in a chest in the Trial of the Luminary.
    • Sacred Circlet & Raiment: Recipe found behind an Ultimate Key door in Insula Incognita.
    • Uniform de l’Academie: Complete the quest “The Agony and the Ecstacy”, use the Magic Key in L’Academie, or find 25 mini medals.
    • Ring of Changes: A reward for completing the trial on Trial Isle. Select it as your wish.
  • Veronica
    • Cat Hat & Cat Suit: Can be purchased from vendors in Gondolia. Find the Cat Hat in the armor store, and talk to vendors to the left of the entrance — find the two NPC brothers, and talk to each one to lower the price of the Cat Suit down to 1,000 gold.
    • Cute Cap & Pretty Pinny: Recipe given by an NPC in Puerto Valor.
    • Stellar Starflower & Suit: Return to Octagonia in the post-game and defeat the spider, then go talk to the ladies you rescued in the Octagonia casino.
    • Crown of Eternity & Glown of Eternity: Recipe found in a chest in the Trial of the Sage – Hoarder’s Keep.
    • Uniform de l’Academie:┬áComplete the quest “The Agony and the Ecstacy”, use the Magic Key in L’Academie, or find 25 mini medals.
  • Sylvando
    • Dapper Doublet & Natty Cravat: Recipe earned by completing the sidequest “Skincare for the Fierce and Fabulous”
    • Tiara Tremenda & Glad Rags: Recipe earned by completing the sidequest “Madame Labouche’s Life Lesson”
    • Mardi Garb: Earned as you progress the story. Can’t be missed.
    • Dashing Doublet & Suave Scarf: Recipe earned during a post-game event in the Octagonia casino.
    • Tiara Tremendisima & Gladder Rags: Recipe earned after collecting 90 mini medals.
  • Jade
    • Bunny Ears, Bunny Suit & Fishnet Stockings: Recipe can be purchased in the Puerto Valor casino for 500 tokens.
    • Scandalous Swimsuit: Dropped by Merking, or purchased in the Octagonia casino for 70,000 tokens.
    • Warrior Princess Headress & Dress: Found in a chest in the final dungeon.
    • Minerva’s Tiara & Raiment: Recipe found in the Battleground, through a locked door that requires the Ultimate Key.
    • Hot Bikini: Sold in the Octagonia casino for 150,000 tokens in the post-game.
    • Divine Bustier: Sold by the same shop brothers that sold the Cat Suit in Gondolia. Only available in the post-game.
    • Uniform de l’Academie:┬áComplete the quest “The Agony and the Ecstacy”, use the Magic Key in L’Academie, or find 25 mini medals.
    • Xenion Hair Ring & Dress: Recipe earned in the Wheel of Harma: Fourth Trial (20 Turns).
  • Rab
    • Crown of Dundrasil & Drasilian Dress Coat: Recipe earned for collecting 30 mini medals.
    • Yggrasil Crown & Yggdrasil Dress Coat: Recipe found in the Trial of the Sage – Fierce Forest.
    • Sun Crown & Pallium Regate: Recipe found in the Wheel of Harma: Third Trial.
    • Apollo’s Crown & Potentate Pallium: Recipe found in the Wheel of Harma: Final Trial (40 turns).
  • [Eighth Character]
    • Ate’s Armor: Sold by the Gondolia vendors that sold the Cat Suit when you return. Standard equipment when in the post-game.
    • General’s Jacket & Jackboots: Recipe found in a chest in the Final Dungeon.
    • Field Marshall’s Finery & Footwear: Recipe found behind a locked door in the Cryptic Crypts. Requires the Ultimate Key.
    • Drustan’s Helm & Drustan’s Armor: Helm is located in the Trial of the Disciple – Eerie Valley. The armor is in the first floor of the Trial of the Luminary.