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).
Three new helms will soon appear on the Pet Store for an unknown price, each with an unique look.
- 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: , (leather), (mail), (plate).
Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Cosmetic type added.