How to Search for Avatars in VRChat? In-Depth Guide!

Last Updated on July 18, 2023

VRChat is currently one of the most popular VR games in the entire world as it literally lets you create a complete online persona for yourself. From just chilling with some friends to playing multiple mini-games and interacting with thousands of people, you can do almost anything in this game.

Being such a broad game with so many features, of course, VRChat also provides you with limitless options when it comes to picking your avatar.

In this short and detailed guide, I would teach you everything you need to know about finding new avatars for yourself.

How to search for avatars in VRChat?

If you are completely new to VRChat and don’t even know how to change your avatar, then you should check out our other article in which we talk in detail about how you can easily change your avatar at any time.

1. Choose One of the Public Avatars

If you are not really planning on spending any kind of real money, then you can simply select any free publicly available avatar from the avatar menu.

2. Hire a VRChat avatar artist

If you want your avatar to look exactly like you want it to, then I’d suggest hiring an avatar artist.

You can hire any 3D modeler online and ask them to make an avatar for you. Generally, a good VRChat avatar will cost around 50 USD.

In my opinion, Fiverr is the best website for finding good VRChat avatar artists. You’ll have to properly do your research and find just the right freelancer with awesome reviews if you want the best quality.

3. Clone Someone Else’s Avatar

Like the avatar of someone in the game? If their avatar is public and the user has enabled the avatar cloning option, then you can open the user’s profile and clone their avatar super easily.

4. Make a Custom Avatar

Don’t want to spend money, but still want to look different from the other players? Well, there are plenty of ways to make your own Avatar from scratch for free. You can either do this the easy way by using applications like Tafi and ReadyPlayerMe. Tafi will give you a lot of customization options for creating a cartoonish character, while ReadyPlayerMe literally lets you take a picture of yourself and turn that into an avatar.

If you want to really make your character your own then you can use a professional 3D modeling application like Blender or Vroid Studio. Of course, these software are pretty hard to use, but you can find some great tutorials online.

5. Buy a ready-made VRChat avatar

If you are down to spend some money, then you can buy any cool avatar online. There are multiple online stores that sell thousands of avatars of different characters. The downside of buying an avatar like this is that you don’t really get any customization options. Two best sites for buying avatars are SketchFab and the Unity Store.

You can also find some free avatars on these websites!