Designs are patterns that can be used for numerous purposes. Each design may be bought for 350 Bells at the tailor in both Wild World and City Folk. Many people use designs for clothing, umbrellas, hats, carpeting, and wallpaper, although in Wild World and City Folk, designs can be dropped on the ground. Designs placed on the ground occupy one square unit, and prevent weeds from sprouting in the area where the pattern is dropped. Designs can also be displayed in a house as a masterpiece painting or uses as wallpaper and flooring. The designers can also wear their designs as hats, clothing, and umbrellas. In Animal Crossing for GameCube, the player could put a design on their front door; as of now, it is the only game in the series to allow this action. Designs can also be displayed in Able Sisters, and villagers in the player's town might end up wearing them. Players visiting over Wi-Fi may also obtain any of the designs displayed in the shop.
Town Design Themes
It is possible for the player to create a town theme using designs that are placed on the ground. There are numerous themes the player can choose from depending on the designs they created and how they sequenced them. What the person wants the town to look like includes themes such as urban (roads and sidewalks), water world (ocean and beaches), royal (gold and stone), and many more.
Starting with Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player can create pro designs. This means that there can be different designs on the left sleeve, right sleeve, front, and back of a shirt. However, the player has to talk to Mabel and pay 350 Bells (500 Bells in Animal Crossing: New Leaf) to create a pro design, whereas the player can create a normal design anywhere. Animal Crossing: New Leaf allows new choices: long sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless dresses and shirts. Hats can also be created with Pro Designs.