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Various skins exist in ARK: Survival Evolved that aesthetically alter clothing (or other equipable items).

To equip a skin on console select the skin, then select the item you wish to skin.

To remove a skin from an item put this item in your inventory and then hold Ctrl while dragging the skin with the left-clicked mouse from the item. On Xbox press X and on PlayStation press Square.

Many skins can be obtained by unlocking certain achievements, after which survivors will have them in their inventory every time they respawn. Other skins can be unlocked by killing certain creatures. For more information, see the individual skin pages below.



Scorched Earth
Genesis: Part 1
Genesis: Part 2
Lost Island


ARK: Eggcellent Adventure
ARK: Summer Bash
ARK: Fear Evolved
ARK: Love Evolved
ARK: Turkey Trial
ARKdependence Day
New Year's Event
ARK Anniversary Event
ARK: Winter Wonderland


ARK: The Animated Series

Bionic Costumes


  • Only the Federation Exo Armor and Mjolnir skins may be used on Tek items in ASE, but in ASA, most skins can be applied to Tek items.
  • Skins and Costumes can be spawned into the game with admin commands:
    • Cheat GFI Costume_Top<Name of Skin> 1 0 0 (in which gives (1) Top Hat skin.
    • Cheat GFI Costume_BoneRaptor<Name of Costume> 1 0 0 (in which gives (1) Bone Raptor Costume.
  •  Torches can be attached to certain saddles like the  Equus Saddle similar to the skin function.
  • The Bionic Dino costumes are not spawned with in Primitive Plus if bought. Likely due to the absence of Tek in Primitive Plus.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
170.0 Bonus Item Skins (Stomped Glasses, Cowboy Hat, Noble Saddle) are permanent, locked to your character, and given again after respawn (dropping them simply removes them if you don't want them -- if you want to keep them, apply them to an item).
178.0 Cosmetics now all weigh 0 KG.
258.0 Achievement cosmetics should now be given properly on modded servers.
258.3 New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
263.0 Itchy and Pego will not steal Skins from players.
264.0 Ichthy and Pego no longer steal item skins.
267.3 Added server-side support for "Aberration" Season Pass cosmetics.
273.5 Skins can now randomly spawn in level 3 supply drops.
278.0 ARK will now scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly to restore any lost skins.
318.12 Prevented more TT cosmetics from being grindable.
329.5 Added a "Reset Cinematics & Cosmetic Items" button to settings to enable a one-time playing of cinematics/receiving your cosmetics again.