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Cosmetics items are skins or accessories that can be applied to all Warframes (Excluding some Warframe-specific Auxiliary Cosmetics). These items include holographic badges, armor, helmets, Sigils, custom animations, and Syandana scarves. Some of them are available by default, others can be acquired through completing Events, through the Alerts system, syndicates, or purchased through the Market with Platinum64  Platinum.

All these items can be equipped in the Appearance page. Cosmetics whose names are italicized are no longer distributed or have limited distribution periods, typically due to them being distributed during events, part of a since-replaced Prime Access pack, or simply being seasonal offers.


Main article: Color Picker Extension

Almost all equipment and cosmetics, including Warframes, Archwings, weapons, Sentinels, as well as the interior/exterior of the Orbiter can be customized with a variety of different color palettes. These palettes can be purchased in the Market. Each equipment has six color parts: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Accents, and Emissive (affects glowing color on equipment), and Energy (affects glowing colors on Warframe abilities).

Emissive and Energy also have secondary colors. Secondary Energy on Warframes, Archwings, Weapons, and Companions requires the equipment to have received Forma at least once, while it is available by default to non-Forma compatible equipment such as Armor and Syandana.


Main article: Category:Helmet

Every Warframe can be equipped with alternate helmets aside from their default one. Although these helmets are purely cosmetic today, prior to Update 10.0 (2013-09-13) some of these helmets included slight changes to the Warframe's stats, and are labeled as Arcane Helmets (not to be confused with Arcane Enhancements) to differentiate them from their cosmetic counterparts. Alternative helmets can be acquired from the Market with Platinum or from Nightwave Offerings in the form of Blueprints.


Skins alter the appearance of Warframes, including Prime Warframes, with special patterns and colors. With a few exceptions, their colors may be changed by changing the corresponding color slot on your Warframe's appearance. They are for cosmetic purposes only.

Idle Animations[]

Main article: Idle Animations

Every Warframe comes with a set of three custom idle animations: Default, Noble, and Agile, which give the Warframe a unique idle stance depending on the animation and weapon type equipped. Occasionally, they will play a custom movement when the character stands still for a period of time. While all Warframe animations can be used between all Warframes, only animation sets native to a particular Warframe are available by default to that Warframe, and equipping an animation set from a different Warframe requires purchasing that animation for Platinum64 50. However, EquinoxIcon272 Equinox's Day and Night animation sets cost Platinum64 35 each. Some deluxe skins and bundles come with unique alternate animations that become available when the skin or bundle is purchased.

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Default Noble Agile



Main article: Armor (Cosmetic)

Armor are additional physical parts that can be attached to the Warframe's chest, shoulders, and legs. Each individual part location - Chest, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Left Leg and Right Leg - can be individually customized with a different part, allowing for a mixed variety of styles. Also, Armor can be recolored independently of the Warframe and Syandana's colors under the Attachments section of the Appearance tab in the Arsenal. Certain Warframes such as BansheeIcon272 Banshee and FrostIcon272 Frost have preinstalled armor parts that can be replaced by these attachables. Armor have their own Channeling areas, and will glow when a Warframe is under the effects of Channeling.

Some armor such as the Edo chest piece will intermittently emit a translucent energy shield over the Warframe's chest, using the Warframe's energy color whenever sliding or taking damage. This is a purely cosmetic effect.

Auxiliary Cosmetics[]

Main article: Armor (Cosmetic)#Auxiliary Cosmetics

These are miscellaneous Warframe cosmetic items, typically equipped on the face or head.


Main article: Ephemera

These are a type of cosmetic item for Warframes. When equipped, they create special visual effects that emanate from the Warframe's body.


Main article: Signa

Signa is a halo-like crowns cosmetics that floats above a Warframe's head.


Main article: Syandana

Syandanas are cosmetic garments, worn on the back of the Warframe that feature cloth physics, swaying to the Warframe's movement. Some Warframe specific cosmetics, such as Mortos and Valkyr's Bonds, are now treated as auxiliary cosmetics (whereas they had once been treated as Syandanas) and may be equipped simultaneously with a Syandana. All Syandanas can be used by any Warframe. Syandanas can be recolored independently of the Warframe and Armor's colors under the Attachments section of the Appearance tab in the Arsenal. A select few Syandanas have channeling patterns on them, although most Syandanas are unaffected by channeling. Some Syandanas, such as the Misa Prime and the Noru Prime were only available through certain Prime Access packs.

"Syandana" is a Sanskrit word स्यन्दन that can mean "flowing".



Regalia consist of Emblems and Sigils that display images of specific types of status or affiliations, such as Founders status, Clan affiliations and Events participation. Emblems can be equipped on either shoulder, and both shoulders can have the same emblem.


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Main article: Sigils

Sigils are mainly Syndicate-related logos that can be displayed on a Warframe's body. Unlike other Regalia, Sigils can have their size, position and orientation customized. Wearing Sigils also allows a player to earn Standing with the Syndicate the Sigil represents.

Clan Emblem[]

Main article: Clan Emblem

This holographic badge displays the emblem of your Clan on a Warframe's shoulders (need to be set separately). It can only be acquired through the Market. Should an unallied Tenno bear this emblem, the badge will instead show a Lotus flower as seen to the right.

Event Emblems[]

Main article: Event Emblems

These badges can be acquired by participating in Events. The badge displays a holographic symbol of the specific event on either (or both) shoulder(s) of the Warframe. The player decides which side(s) to equip the emblem. As these events have concluded, their badges are no longer available.


These talismans are typically obtained by completing Trials. Since the unconditional retirement of trials they are no longer available.

The Vasero Sekhara is an evolving badge introduced in Update 31.5 (2022-04-27) that features different variants that players can unlock by defeating a certain number of enemies as the Operator while equipped. The base form can be purchased with Platinum in the Market for Platinum64 60.

New Sekharas, titled Vasero Emergent and Vasero Apex, will be sent to the player's inbox upon completing a challenge.

Skull Badges[]

These commemorative holographic badges were awarded to the top 1000 players in the now-retired Global Kill Leaderboard. They are no longer available.

Founder Emblems[]

These badges were given to any player who had purchased the Founders package. Each package provided a unique badge which displays a holographic image of the Founder type that the player is associated with.

With the closing of The Founders Pack, these are no longer available.

Other Emblems[]


See Also[]

Patch History[]

Update 30.8 (2021-10-04)

  • Dullahan Mask now fits in the Helmet slot, instead of being an "Auxiliary" customization.
    • This also fixes the spooky bug of having a headless Warframe once the Dullahan Mask is removed.

Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)

Customization Changes for Select Attachments: ‘None’ Option

For a long time now we’ve had a precedent with a handful of Warframe Skins where the “None” option for Attachments (and sometimes Syandanas) was removed if certain Skins, Primes, etc were equipped. This applied to Warframes such as Ember Prime/Pyraxis Skin, Frost, Mag Prime, Oberon, Volt, etc.

We now usher in a new “None” era! All Warframes and Warframe Skins that previously did not have the ‘None’ option will have a “None” Attachment or Syandana option, giving you even MORE customization flexibility. This means you can remove details such as any attachments on Ember Pyraxis, Mag Prime, the list goes on and on! In addition, Banshee, Frost and Oberon's default Shoulder Armor can now be equipped on Prime versions of the Warframe.

This also fixes a long-standing bug where a Warframe that has no default Shoulders Attachments (let's say, Excalibur) and had nothing equipped there, if you clicked on "left arm" then it would auto-select the first shoulder armor in your owned list.

Update 29.1 (2020-09-17)

  • Fixed inability to quickly select the Secondary Emissive and Energy colors when attempting to customize Warframe/Weapon colour Appearance using the controller d-pad.

Hotfix 25.7.2 (2019-08-30)

  • Fixes towards emissive colors on Warframes not working. This affected certain materials and were made exponentially worse if using a darker Emissive or Energy color.
  • Fixed many Syandanas, including the Repala Syandana, reverting back to their default colors after dying.

Update 25.5 (2019-07-31)
We have released substantial improvements to the Colour Customization of Warframe!

  1. You can now view your Palettes in a redesigned screen that allows for more convenient browsing of your options. The old single-column design took a long time to scroll, and the new two-column cleaner design is much more streamlined.
  2. Random colour now chooses across multiple palettes!
  3. Any Legacy colours cannot be saved as favourite - this is to fix a bug that would prevent any and all customization saving.
  4. +5 new ‘Favourite’ Colour slots!
  5. Added new ‘drag’ functionality to the Favourites grid so you can move colour around!
  6. Added focus sound to swatch grid, and select sound when toggling favorites!

Hotfix 25.3.3 (2019-07-16)

  • Fixed Ephemera energy colour preview not updating when choosing new or random colours.

Hotfix 25.0.8 (2019-05-31)

  • ‘Copy Main Colors’ in the Arsenal will now update Energy FX as well (like Randomize does).

Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)


Warframes, Sentinels, Weapons, Attachments (Armor, Ephemera, etc), Regalia, Syandanas, K-Drives, and Archwings now all have a double Emissive color option (no Forma required), and a double Energy color option (Forma required).

  • Operators and Gilded Amps now have a Secondary Energy option!
  • Primary Energy color will reflect the core (brightest) area of the FX. This allows for a Cold Damage Chroma to have a pink FX, Heat Damage Chroma to have a green FX, etc.
  • Ephemera now uses your Attachments color.

Hotfix 24.7.2 (2019-04-17)

  • Reverted the Warframe Emissive Energy inheriting Secondary Energy.
  • Fixed Random Colors in the Arsenal giving you a Secondary Energy color.
  • Fixed Secondary Energy not being inherited by Exalted weapons (Excalibur’s Exalted Blade, etc).

Hotfix 24.7.1 (2019-04-11)

Secondary Energy Clarification

Yesterday’s Update 24.7.0 included the change of Secondary Energy color applying to Warframe emissives - but it seems we got it backwards and shipped with Secondary being the dominant color. This has been rectified to have Primary as the dominant color with Secondary Energy being the “halo” color around it. To clarify even further, Primary Energy colors will cover the brightest emissive area with the Secondary Energy color covering the darkest emissive area.

We know we have more work to do to really polish this new Fashionframe option, as you may still notice some emissive areas are not equal to others. This will take time to properly implement - we thank you for your patience!

Changes & Fixes
  • A short FX will now appear in the Arsenal as an effort to help display how your chosen Secondary Energy color will blend with your Warframe’s abilities.
  • Fixed Warframe Helmets not using the full Primary Energy color if defaults are applied, or if you just have the Primary chosen.

Update 24.7 (2019-04-10)

  • Secondary Energy color now applies to Warframe emissives! You might have to get creative with your color combinations to make it really pop.
  • Secondary Energy color now applies to Nova’s Wormhole ability.
  • Fixed Secondary Energy color not applying to numerous Melee weapons if the primary Energy color was default.
  • Fixed the Ki’Teer Sekhara being extremely bright after the Secondary Energy color update in 24.6.0.
  • Fixed lens flares not properly applying the Secondary Energy color (noticeable when casting Mesa’s Ballistic Battery/Shooting Gallery).
  • Fixed Clients only seeing primary Energy color on Syandanas.

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

Two-Energy Colours!

Fashion Frame just got a little more energetic! We have now added a SECONDARY Energy customization slot in the Arsenal! This is simply a free added bonus when Forma'ing gear.
All Gear can unlock this once Forma is applied! All non-Forma compatible goods (Syandanas, Etc) have this automatically. 

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

  • Introduced Ephemeras.

Update 10.0 (2013-09-13)

  • New Customization Options: Fancy a Scarf, Tenno? The Market holds the latest in Warframe Customization: the SYANDANA!

Update 9.7 (2013-08-30)

  • Added Warframe idle animation customization: “Agile” and “Noble”.

Update 9.5 (2013-08-09)

  • New custom Warframe idle animations.

Update 9.3 (2013-07-26)

  • Energy color clamped between 25%-65% luminance, sunglasses no longer required.

Update 7.4 (2013-03-27)

  • Weapon skins and alternate helmets can only be purchased once.