Outfits are different clothes or costumes that you can select for a character. You cannot use multiple versions of the same character in your party at the same time, but having multiple versions allows you to change outfits, which changes the battle sprite and Charge Attack animation. Outfits can also be obtained as a simple cosmetic option via in-game promotions or tie-in product promotions. For example, there are a number of idol costumes that are bundled with Granblue Fantasy music CDs.
Upon uncapping the second to last star on any given character, you unlock new art for that character, in addition to a slightly different battle sprite. This adds the Pose and Outfit Settings button to that character's status screen. This settings page controls a number of customizations:
The character's outfit dictates the art and sprites that you would like to use for this character. It affects most of the settings below as far as what options you can choose. Most importantly, the outfit drives which Charge Attack animation the character uses in battle. Even if you change a SSR character's outfit to her or his R form and Charge Attack, the damage and effects of the original Charge Attack will still apply in battle.
Petra, at right, is a prime target for Outfit Change; her SSR Charge Attack has a very long animation, so players frequently prefer changing to her R outfit in order to get the shortened Charge Attack animation.
Home Screen Pose
This is the character art that will appear on your Home screen when you click the Switch button on the left side. The options are based on the character's current outfit.
This determines which icon to display in your Upgrade, Uncap, and Inventory screens. The icon must be chosen from the current character's original options, to avoid confusion with the other, unique character.
This determines which vertical portrait to display in your party screen. The portrait must be chosen from the current character's original options, to avoid confusion with the other, unique character.
This determines which vertical portrait to display in your battle status area. The options are based on the character's current outfit.
This determines which sprite to use in battle. The sprite options is based on the character's current outfit.
Charge Attack Pose
When peforming a Charge Attack, this determines which horizontal portrait to use. The options are based on the character's current outfit.
Chain Burst Pose
When performing a Chain Burst, this determines which vertical portrait to use. The options are based on the character's current outfit.
These outfits are not obtained with different versions of the same character, but are instead standalone outfits from events or promotions. Most outfits are only purchasable when there is a promotion. See the Main Page for ongoing promotions.
Please see the Character Skins page for a complete list.