NFTs are everywhere and they play a significant role in Web3, enabling users to harness their digital art skills, empower artists to take the next leap with their music and even allow gamers to collect digital collectables (or even ape profile pictures!) in blockchain games. However, we still have yet to explore the power of advanced NFTs, and more so Customizable NFTs. Learn more below to get started:

We’ve all heard of “Non-Fungible Tokens” (NFTs), whether that’s by media, mentions of it in films, music videos and likely from friends or family. But, have you ever heard of Customizable NFTs? You’ve probably seen them before but never knew what they were.

Rest assured, in this article, we’re going to explore the world of Customizable NFTs and how to create one!


  • Non-Fungible Token (NFT): A unique digital asset that can only be created once on the blockchain, offering digital ownership to users.
  • Advanced NFTs: A set of different types of NFTs that all have their unique traits and purposes.
  • Customizable NFT: An NFT that can be customized with different NFTs, placed on the base NFT.
  • Web3: Web3 is the next wave of the internet that we know today, combining blockchain technology, crypto, wallets, AI and utility projects to advance how we communicate and work day-to-day.
  • Minting an NFT: The step in the process of creating the NFT that enables you to distribute (”mint”) your NFTs to your players, your audience, yourself or friends/family.

What are Customizable NFTs?

Customizable NFTs are an NFT format developed by the Unique Network team, that allows users and developers to visually customize their NFTs by adding other NFTs and creating an on-chain connection between them.

This unique process works by nesting one token within another using the Unique Network’s “unique” Pallet - creating countless possibilities and use cases for creating fully on-chain customizable NFT collections; wearables; skins; digital fashion; and new infrastructure for game items.

Imagine an in-game NFT warrior class owning an NFT sword. The image of the in-game character would update on-chain with the warrior holding the sword in their hands. That is a customizable NFT and every customization option happens visually and on-chain — no smart contracts needed.

Not sure what NFTs are?

You’ve probably seen ape NFTs flying around, celebrities like Snoop Dog utilizing NFTs as exclusive passes for fans, to Kings of Leon releasing their album as an NFT.

So, what are they? An NFT itself is a unique digital asset that can appear as either media, digital art, music, digital certificates, concert tickets, collectable items, fashion and lots more — the idea of NFTs is that whatever you can think of, you can digitize it and make it unique to you.

Customizable NFT Unique Use Cases

If you’re the end-user, you can imbue your NFTs with distinct visual elements, interactive features, and even programmatic functionalities, offering digital collectables an entirely new level of individuality.

If you’re a developer, on the other hand, you gain the ability to craft immersive experiences within these tokens, fostering a symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers. This opens the door to a plethora of use cases, from interactive gaming assets to personalized virtual spaces.

Unique Use Cases Include:

  • In-Game Digital Assets: Enrich gaming experiences by integrating customizable NFTs that allow players to modify in-game characters, items, or environments.
  • Virtual Real Estate Development: Create a virtual real estate market where users can personalize and develop their virtual spaces using customizable NFTs (e.g. buildings, landscapes, or interior design).
  • Dynamic Art: Transform static digital art into interactive, evolving pieces. Artists can empower collectors to change aspects of the artwork (e.g. color, animations, patterns etc).
  • Virtual Avatars: Allow users to create and customize their digital personas using NFTs, giving them the ability to modify appearance, clothing, and accessories.
  • Event / Concert Tickets: Issue customizable NFTs as event tickets, granting attendees exclusive perks or access to special features (e.g. backstage passes, limited edition merch, exclusive access to interviews/videos or virtual meet-and-greets with artists).
  • Digital Fashion & Metaverse Wearables: Revolutionize the fashion industry by creating customizable NFTs for virtual clothing and accessories. Users can mix and match digital wearables, creating unique and personalized styles in virtual spaces.

Using Customizable NFTs to Your Advantage: Monetization Ideas

Whether you plan to use customizable NFTs or not, we’ve outlined a few monetization ideas to get you inspired:

  1. Customizable NFTs in games: Earn revenue, and marketing growth and increase your daily active users by selling skins for in-game characters, collectable puzzle pieces, in-game items such as tools, weapons or furniture and even have your customizable NFT as beta access to your game.
  2. NFT Marketplaces: Create additional revenue streams by selling your customizable NFTs on the marketplace, tie in royalties and sell multiple kinds of customizable NFTs to your audience.
  3. NFT Wearables: Have a base NFT of a character or an animal? Give it some unique looks with different wearables, such as hats, sunglasses, t-shirts, accessories and more. Each customizable NFT can transform the look of your character.

How to create a Customizable NFT!

Want to create your own customizable NFT? It’s easy, and we’ll show you all the steps that you need to follow!

  1. Design your collection, create the collection tokens traits and prepare the digital assets (image, audio, video, doc).
  2. Set up the development environment for using the SDK in two easy steps (step-by-step setup video here).
  3. Establishing your own compositing server to observe customizations during development is recommended. The server merges nested NFTs, presents modifications in dynamic NFTs and more.
  4. The process can be expedited by bringing your own server. More information about the setup can be found in this repo and you can view an example in this video.
  5. Mint the tokens via a simple call. You can mass-mint with just one call!
  6. Examine the results in the UniqueWallet and use the wallet interface for further customization and nesting.

If you need any additional help, don’t hesitate to let us know by reaching out to us (check all of our social media and community channels below).

Build with Us!

We’re the number 1 next-generation NFT chain for Polkadot & Kusama, providing the necessary tools and platforms to achieve your dreams with no code or blockchain experience needed.

Unique Network empowers you to step right into the world of web3 with NFTs 2.0, complete with unlimited advanced NFT features built for today and for the future.

Are you interested in diving into the world of digital assets and exploring what Unique has to offer? We encourage you to check out our ecosystem, where you can create, mint, customize, list and share your work with the world–the opportunities are endless!

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