In Rivals of Aether, each character has a different set of alternate costumes, for the purpose of distinguishing themselves from from opponents or just for the purpose of choosing a favorite alternate costume. In addition to preset colours and premium costumes (some of which are able to be purchased directly from steam), the player is able to customise one custom skin with whatever colours are desired, with another custom colour slot unlockable after getting the achievement.
Color change selection Edit
Player may choose their character's costume in the selection screen except for team battles. Players may not have the same character with the same costume.
Premium Skins Edit
Some alternate costumes are only obtainable during events or by purchasing them. These are known as Premium Skins. They generally have a special color scheme and a different taunt.
Champion Skins Edit
This theme of Premium Skins was the first to be introduced. Champion characters are transparent, which cannot be replicated in the custom color builder. Also, the taunt of Champion characters involves them holding a shining crystal and the pose can be held.
So far, all of these characters have Champion skins:
Early Access Skins Edit
Players who purchased the game while it was still in early access can use the early access skins. The skins use Gameboy colors and no shading, which cannot be replicated in the custom color builder. They do not have different taunts.
Golden Skins Edit
There are currently two 'golden' character skins, Golden Orcane and King Etalus. Both are only obtainable by purchasing a Rivals of Aether plushie.
Tournament Skins Edit
Many skins are related to tournaments and can be bought at them or through a tournament's website. These skins normally have a color scheme that uses the tournament's colors, and a special taunt.
So far, these are all of the tournament skins:
- Summit Orcane (Smash Summit)
- Summit Kragg (Smash Summit)
- Twitch Absa (Twitchcon)
- Genesis Forsburn (Genesis 4)
- Shine Zetterburn (Shine)
- Arcade Maypul (SmashCon)