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A cosmetic item refers to items, usually associated with armor, in which can either be worn in the appropriate equipment slot or used to transmogrify other items of the same type. Cosmetic items ignore the armor types such as cloth, leather, mail and plate. Vanity items are basically the same except that some vanity items may have functional uses (like mounts and pets).

[Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes] was the first cosmetic item to be added into the World of Warcraft, however, many items can be considered for cosmetic purposes, these items are known as vanity items.

Pet Store

Three new helms will soon appear on the Pet Store for an unknown price, each with an unique look.

  • [Crown of Eternal Winter]
  • [Jewel of the Firelord]
  • [Hood of Hungering Darkness]


  • Creating this new type of armor was logically the next step, rather than creating four items to serve the same purpose like what occurred during much of Mists of Pandaria with items such as: [Straw Hat], [Straw Hat] (leather), [Straw Hat] (mail), [Straw Hat] (plate).

Patch changes

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Cosmetic type added.


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