How to customize your character in Among Us

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Looking for the character customization menu in Among Us? You won't find it in the main menu. To change your character color, outfit, hat, and pet, you need to be in the lobby for a game.

Easy enough: Just start a local game by yourself, or join an online game. Once you're in the lobby, walk over to the laptop in the upper-left. Click on it to open the character customization screen.

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From there you can change your character color (it can't be the same color as another character in the lobby) and choose what to wear. If you purchased any pets (they come as DLC (opens in new tab), and are a few dollars each) you can toggle them here, too.

Want to expand your options? If you adjust your PC's date, you can access the secret Among Us Halloween costumes (opens in new tab).

Among Us colors

For reference, here's how most people refer to the different colors when talking about other players. The standard name is in bold, but we've also included variations we've seen some players use.

  • Red
  • Blue/Dark Blue
  • Green/Dark Green/Forest Green
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • White
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Cyan/Light Blue/Sky Blue
  • Lime/Light Green
Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.