April 21st 2009 11:36 pm PT

New clothing now available for your Avatar (Hip Hop)

The following items are now available for download as part of the latest release of apparel for your avatar:


For the men we have:
Denim Shorts
Faded Jeans with Print
Striped Visor Beanie
Diamond Stud Earrings
Square Stones Ring

And for the ladies:
Oversized Jacket with Chains
Short Shorts
Sports Vest
Diamond Stud Earrings


All clothing choices are free, and will remain available. It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since the last time you signed in to the avatar editor.


Gaming By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • oGFeRNie

    nice sports shorts!!


    I’d like it if there were pictures of the clothes showing what they look like.

  • A Place for Us

    Good. The more the better.

  • metallicorphan

    guys wear denim shorts?

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    You’re getting there, Larry. We just need something for the less childish gamers. You know, maybe military helmets, ghillie suits, and since you guys pay for exclusive DLC, why not buy copyrighted weapons/items? An avatar wearing a ghillie suit and holding a lightsaber would be BADASS.

  • Angry Alex

    It really is a shame that clothing, themes and gamer pictures can’t be previewed. It’s a rather obvious feature, especially when some of those things cost money.

    Please, for the love of all that’s good and holy, get someone to make the ladies some decent shoes. My wife is convinced no one out there has any sense of style or taste, or even knows what the word “pump” means.

  • Nex Antonius

    Not very good this week. Oh, and this is the 2nd time we’ve had to wait every other 2 weeks, rather than every other week. Why was this decision made?

  • Beyond Genocide

    I don’t think a strong majority of Xbox live users will be using these new clothing options. It just looks kind of odd in my opinion, but hey that’s just me.

  • DL CyberSkull

    Major, we need more gaming outfits!

  • Smell007

    Wooo! more useless things

  • lightsup55

    What guy wears Diamond Stud Earrings? Actually… um… nevermind. I don’t think I want to know.

  • Demented Warlok

    I am not even going to check out the clothes. I believe the last set of cool clothes came from the GTA DLC Pack.

  • XxLightkunxX

    Not sure if want..

    Seriously Major if you’re reading this, please make it so we can at least change the color of our clothes. For eff’s sake the Wii allowed them to do it, why can’t we? Some of these outfits are just disgusting in my opinion but would look better, if not just passable if we were allowed to change the colors on some parts.

    Putting my 2 cents in.

    Oh no wait, I’m putting my yearly $50 in.

  • Demented Warlok

    My girlfriend and I both think they should put some goth clothes in the line up. Not everybody dresses fancy and preppy. I also want to see some new face paints. Heck I want a grim reaper outfit for my avatar. Maybe someday.

  • x850xgetmydwet

    Finally! Dimaond stud earrings!

  • Demented Warlok

    I want nipple rings for my avatar. I have them in real life and I think my avatar should look alot like myself.

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    Can I get some Black Metal clothing insteas? And some Liberty Spikes — gotta have the Liberty Spikes.

  • Bennyishere

    Ah, you finally released those pants I’ve been wearing since the NXE preview… Seriously, release all of them and make some NEW stuff for once instead of teaspooning it like you’ve been doing.

  • I OgreRox I

    a beanie with a visor?


    this was the genre i was looking for. but i was hoping for some nikes or a 59 fifty hat. maybe some cooler shirts

  • yolarrydabomb

    I just check and their not on my xbox yet…

  • Pushingkarma

    i agree with demented warlock not on the nipple ring thing but goth clothes are something i would welcome with wide arms covered in fishnet undershirt and some “tripp” pants to go with it.


    Yeah XxLightkunxX I totally agree, allowing people to change the color of the clothing items would be a step in the right direction to making everyone’s avatars look a little more unique. And yeah it really shouldn’t be that difficult of an option to implement either, so why hasn’t that happened yet?

  • Anonymous

    when are we getting premium stuff?? and how is it going to be??

  • Satanic Goat

    Some Band T-Shirts would be good, I’m normally to be found with a Slayer or Mastodon T on

  • Rasy2kG

    cool, ive been waiting for a hip hop style of clothing

  • Demented Warlok

    I agree with the others that stated the fact of making the clothes with a color option.

  • Demented Warlok

    What I would like to know is there a chance for game designers to make unlockable clothes in their games. I have played a few arcade games that give you gamerpics, and themes for unlocking or beating a game. I think that option for game makers would be really cool. I want a Forza 2, or COD T-thirt.

  • MetalGearFloppy

    I didn’t realise all these clothing items were available in the NXE beta and you were just drip feeding them to the rest of us!
    Why not get the whole lot released at once so we can all have that slighty more unique look?

  • ezekiel 08

    Yeah I wish we could download costumes that are from in-game characters, like a Gears armour suite for example (not that I’d wear it). Or how about some weapons or other items for our little guys (and girls) to hold? Like an MP3 player (a Zune would be sweet!) or Coke/Pepsi or an M16 :P.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely, love the continueing support for the avatars.


    Please Help Major Nelson!

    I am unable to view any new clothes for my avatar. Not just these clothes, but any of the new ones ever released. Whats odd is that I used to see them, for instance my current avatar is wearing the cowboy hat and boots from SXSW, but I no longer see them when I change my clothes. Its very bizarre and slightly aggravating… I don’t mean to sound like I’m crying over virtual clothes.

    Thanks for your help,


  • Anonymous

    Vasilii makes a good point. Why can’t there be clothing and gear to wear from your favorite games, e.g. COD, Gears, Halo, Fable II, etc. I’m sure it would cost us, but most would pay to look like their favorite game character.

  • Twilight Miasma

    Hip hop? Oh yes, let me wear baggy pants where you can see my boxers and where I’ll wear bling that’s so heavy I can’t walk. No thanks, if I wanted to look like a retard I’ll put on a Barney suit.

  • Deadly Moves

    LOL @ Twilight Miasma
    To be honest those so called Hip Hop clothes look about as Hip Hop as my nan…

    C’mon Major N! When are we gonna get a colour editor?

  • KnightOfYeshua

    Do you wear hip hop clothes, Major Nelson?

  • N0RDS

    Im still using my supre clothes ;) from the NXE pre-release :P hehehe


    These clothes are about as hiphop as Bob Saget.

  • Faramir82

    Can’t wait for the real sports jerseys, rock band t-shirts, or something people actually wear. Costumes from games would be cool also.

  • dedtime

    Ask the people that make the clothes to make some Spartan armor.

  • AKU

    This is not hip-hop. This is the farthest thing from hip-hop. This is just casual clothing.

  • Anonymous

    We pay for the service, we should get a choice of what goes in? We want colour editor and clothes from games… say you need a specific achievement like on halo 3 get all the armour permutations the same way you do on halo? ie. do specific things, like beat the game on legendary and get the specific armour.

  • XDG Desolation

    Hip hop? These clothes look like something you would see a homeless man wearing.

  • Exu

    If I wear any of these do I have to start saying “yo”, “homie” and “motherf**er” a lot?

  • hudsmack

    I have to go hurry and dress up my dolly.

  • SteelCity Beast

    I am waiting for NEW CLOTHES FOR AVATAR JUST NORMAL CLOTHES FOR ONCE….But the themes are ok and you can continue to do that but I would like some new Usual clothes…But I do like that clothes keep coming out and you will have them forever

  • Tony Blac

    I don’t understand why these clothes are called “Hip Hop”. Just seems like random items. As being part of the hip hop culture, I would never wear these.

  • XxLightkunxX

    I just took a second glance at this update and these are under Hip Hop? Hardly.

    Who the heck is categorizing these clothes, Major? Do any of you guys have any fashion sense?
    I’m sorry, but the more and more these clothes release, the more I laugh at how it was a BIG DEAL that Rare had designers making these clothes.

    They’ve gone downhill for a long time and all they have as their saving grace are the first 2 Banjo Kazooie games. I’m sorry Rare, but this is like..your ultimate FAIL.

    *honk hoooonnnk* All aboard the FAILboat!

  • LittleBlueAlien

    Cool – now I can rap with my avatar:
    (cue the beat)
    Well I ain’t no punk,
    just a loyal player
    Paid my annual fee
    despite the naysayers.
    Yet what do I get
    as a non U.S. member?:
    re-strict-ed content
    and half the splendor.
    I don’t get no Netflix
    or even a dedicated server,
    so my voice channels drop out
    and bandwidth is a sliver.
    Yeah so they say Gold Membership
    Is so freakin’ whack
    but I starting to wonder
    if I should ask for my money back.
    Maybe Microsoft should have a think,
    and convince us that they’re not dense,
    since all they seem to be charging for
    is hip hop clothes and nonsense.
    Now they’re talking V.I.P. membership
    as if Gold fees aren’t enough
    and us loyal who have paid for years
    will continue to have it tough.
    Let let me tell you somethin’ Microsoft,
    cause I’m tired of being treated like a wh*re.
    You’ve got enough money out of me,
    so next gen – it’s PS4.

  • Matakaheru

    Ok Major Nelson, who do I call, write, entice, or other wise bother non stop about the *female* clothing!? I’m tired of my wife logging in with every avatar update and saying “My God it’s obvious that there are no women at Microsoft. Who chooses the fashions over there?”

  • Whetzel

    I’m still waiting for that option to completely disable my (and my friends) avatars. I don’t want to ever see them at all. I really miss the old blade dashboard. With the blades it didn’t take me 10 seconds to exit from the guide button back to the dashboard.