An avatar was the digital representation of a user in PlayStation Home. Avatars could be chosen from a selection of default options, and were customizable in body and clothing.
The user had the option to customize:
- Facial structure
- Hair (including many hair styles that could be purchased)
Once an avatar had been created, clothing items could be chosen from a large variety of shirts, shoes, hats, etc. providing the user with the opportunity to make their avatar unique. The user could unlock clothing as a reward or purchase new clothing from the Shopping Mall. There were many limited pieces of clothing that were released with timed events, as well as outfits based on game characters, such as Nathan Drake from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Haruka Amami from The Idolmaster SP (as a set of four items, awarded for winning each of the mini-games in the Namco Arcade Center).
Clothing was grouped by:
- Accessories (glasses and miscellaneous items such as headphones)
- Outfits (full costumes of game characters etc.)
The inventory allowed users to carry certain items on their avatar. One such item was the bubble machine which all users got as standard. Each player could place one anywhere they wanted to produce bubbles, if another was placed the first would disappear.