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Best Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes for your collection

Animal Crossing new horizons design codes
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The best Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes are practically their own currency, on par with handfuls of turnips, jars of spiders or questionably authentic artwork. Design codes are a fun and effective way to share your creations with friends and the world, customising your clothes and home in the process. References to pop culture are especially popular - the Witcher, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pokémon and plenty, plenty, plenty more. We'll explain how to download design codes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons here, as well as the the best ones you can find to try out!

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How to use Animal Crossing: New Horizons design codes

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First, you'll need to unlock the tailor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) so you can access the screen at the back of the Able Sisters store. Using that screen you can 'search by design ID' or 'search by creator ID.' To find any of the designs below, just enter the 14 digit custom design ID and voila, you will be able to access it and flaunt your new look around town.  

Gaming inspired design codes

Cross the gaming streams with design homages to Geralt from The Witcher, Metal Gear Solid, Mega Man and the infamous Goose.

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Marvel design codes

All of the bold superhero looks, none of the fear of being wiped out in a single snap of a villain's fingers. 

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Disney design codes

The love for Disney themed designs is a copyright nightmare but an absolute joy to see, with the bright colors of Disney's worlds translating perfectly to the sunny beaches of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

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Movie inspired design codes

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a perfect place for movie fans to step into the shoes, nay, the entire outfits of their favorite movie characters, whether that's a bride hellbent on revenge or a high school hero just trying to support his friend.

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Pokemon design codes

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We're willing to bet there's a pretty big crossover between Pokemon admirers and Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, and nowhere is there more proof than in the cute and quirky designs for battling monster-themed outfits. 

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Landscape design codes

Even if you haven't unlocked terraforming yet, you can dramatically change the look of your island with custom designs. Think paths, decking, gardens and more.

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Random awesome design codes

Of course not every amazing design fits neatly into a category, so we've collected some of the more unique ones below. Whether you love Beyonce, pets, or just appreciate some serious lewks then everything you need is below. 

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For everything you need to know, here's our constantly updated Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide (opens in new tab).

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.