One of the coolest things about Whyville is that you have complete control over your own appearance. Not only can you select what face parts and fashion accessories that you want, but you also have the opportunity to design for and style yourself and others.
Going Shopping for Parts
When you first arrive in Whyville, you won't be as stylish as older citizens. But worry not! As you play games and participate in all that Whyville has to offer, you'll earn clams that you can spend on face parts.
Once you have a few clams saved up and you're ready to shop at Akbar's Face Mall, you'll be amazed at the options you have for face shapes, eyes, ears, noses, mouths, hair, clothing, hats, jewelry, and more! Look at other citizens you admire and see how they've arranged their faces. You can even ask people the names of face parts you admire. (Don't take it personally though if they don't want to tell you. Some people guard their face secrets ferociously!)
Putting on Your Face
Once you've got all these face parts, how do you put them on your face? Just go to Pick Your Nose! You can get there anytime by clicking on your face on the top left side of any page on Whyville.
You'll see your head on the left side of the screen and a menu containing all your parts on the right. Simply drag parts onto your face and place them where you like. Be sure to click on "Done" when you've finished so you don't lose that gorgeous face you just created!
If you think you have what it takes to style someone else's avatar, or you're in the mood for a makeover, head on over to the Style Studio at the Whyville Mall.
If you want to get a makeover, just pop into any room open room with a stylist inside and get started. Depending on the stylist, parts used in the makeover will come from your stylist's satchel or your own. If you decide you like your new look, you'll have the option to buy it at the end of the session. Even if you decline the look, you'll have to pay a small styling fee.
If you want to be a stylist, use the scroll at the top of the Style Studio lobby to find an empty room. Once inside, you'll be able to set a fee for your services (you can only charge up to what you make as salary!) and choose whether to use your own parts or your client's for the makeover. Get crazy, casual, or cool, and most importantly, have fun!
Designing your own parts
If you're the creative type, you may want to design your own face parts. This is a great way to express your individuality and earn clams by selling your creations. Faces parts are designed at the Face Factory. You'll need Pearls, a special Whyville currency that costs real money, to create any designs at the factory.
Once Akbar receives your form and approves your part you may start seeing it around town! And once you have a face part, you'll be able to start and manage your own stores right there from Akbar's factory.
Word of Caution
A quick warning: Don't try to design clothing that is too revealing (tummies are a no-no, as is cleavage!) and don't steal logos from real designers or companies. Akbar has to approve all parts so why waste your time designing something that will be rejected?