As of late June 2009, various themed clothing articles were spotted in use by various members of the Xbox 360 community – namely those who work for Microsoft.These articles in question were based mainly around Halo, various T-shirts, shorts, hats and even full-body suit costumes were seen not only being worn by current Avatars but also in Avatar Store demonstration pictures and videos.It has changed everywhere: on xbox.com, when I open the Games app on Windows Phone 8 and my Surface RT as well as on my Win8 laptop.Yet when I start a game on my Windows Phone inside the game my avatar is the old style (pre the change).
While changing your items/clothes is certainly fun, sometimes you may wish to change the very color of your avatar's skin.
The new avatar system was delayed from a Fall 2017 release date to a rumoured 2018 debut "when they’re ready and no firm date or ship date has been released." from Microsoft, even though it has been over a year since they were initially announced.
As of June 19, 2018, the New Avatar Editor beta arrived to Xbox Insiders, with dashboard integration coming soon.
Across all of these experiences, users will have access to their entire closet of items that they've purchased or have been awarded throughout the Xbox ecosystem.
On June 13, 2017, during E3 2017, Microsoft announced a complete overhaul of the Avatars, providing a much greater emphasis of customization and inclusiveness, especially by adding amputees and gender neutral clothing.