The Fortnite community has grown to house a number of creative subcommunities from map makers to concept artists. Some community-made Fortnite skin concepts are so good, Epic Games couldn’t help but put them in the game.
Of the hundreds of skins that are in Fortnite, over 20 of them originated from a design made by a fan of the game. These outfits aren’t like the Icon Series which are made to look like a certain personality. Instead, the designer is credited with the creation of the skin and their work is shared on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Fortnite concept artists are found all over the internet from Reddit to Twitter to Instagram. And community-made Fortnite skins have been trickling into the game over the seasons. With a recent survey revealing more community-made skins that Epic Games is considering, it seems this trend is one Fortnite is going to continue.
Aura & Guild – Fantasyfull
Perhaps two of the most iconic skins in Fortnite, Aura and Guild were both concept skins created by Reddit user Fantasyfull. Guild isn’t as frequently used as his counterpart, but Aura is known to be one of the sweatiest skins in Fortnite. They also have a winter variant also designed by Fantasyfull.
Boxer & Boxy – Sharktoofs
Boxer and Boxy belong to the Cardboard Crew set, and they were both designed by Reddit user Sharktoofs. They were also given a Scare Package variant to celebrate the 2020 Fortnitemares event.
Britestorm Bomber – SweetRabbitFN
Britestorm Bomber is a community-made take on the Brite Bomber skin from Chapter 1. This skin was designed by SweetRabbitFN on Twitter and comes with a dark Cloudburst Bomber variant.
Comfy Chopms & Cozy Chomps – Sharktoofs
Another concept designed by Sharktoofs, the Comfy/Cozy Chomps skins are part of the Feeding Frenzy set. These two outfits feature both a male and a female character wearing full-body shark pajamas.
Dark Rex – Nollobandz
Dark Rex is a dark variant of the Rex skin, but is sold as a separate skin. This corrupted take on a prehistoric classic was created by Reddit user Nollobandz.
Eco – Nollobandz
Another concept skin created by Nollobands, Eco’s entire body features easter eggs relating to the Season 1 map.
Etheria – Aestheticdemon
Etheria is one of the latest community-made concept skins to make it into Fortnite. Twitter user Aestheticdemon‘s Etheria concept was introduced in Chapter 2 Season 6.
Isabelle – D3NNI_YT
Isabelle is one of the concept skins made by Twitter user D3NNI_YT. This skin is part of the Oakwitch Academy set and comes with four different style variants.
Lyra – Nollobandz
A skin that has yet to be released, Lyra is another concept created by Nollobandz. She resembles a 21st century Medusa and is part of a real-money purchasable pack. She also comes with her own set of quests.
Marigold – Kitsunexkitsu
Marigold is the female counterpart to the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 level 100 skin Midas. This community-made Fortnite skin was created by Twitter user Kitsunexkitsu and was sold as a real-money bundle with her own set of challenges.
Marius – Easkateconcepts
Marius is a double-agent that works for both Team Ghost and Team Shadow, the two teams introduced in Chapter 2 Season 2. As such, the skins created by Easkateconcepts come with a black and a white variant.
Meowscles – Rexsadio
Meowscles is a fan-favorite skin from Chapter 2 Season 2, and was a long time coming. A small headshot of Meowscles appeared in a loading screen in Chapter 1 Season 7, and Reddit user Rexsadio developed a skin concept from the headshot. The concept was then turned into the buff cat we know and love today.
Mystify – Jazzibean
Mystify is the female counterpart to Cryptic. Both are reskins of Teknique and Abstrakt which were introduced as a part of the Chapter 1 Season 4 Battle Pass. Mystify’s concept art was created by former Reddit user JazziBean.
Patch – BeefSans
The pumpkin-wearing female skin Patch debuted during the Fortnitemares event in 2020. Patch was designed by former Twitter user BeefSans.
Pinkie – Fantasyfull
Pinkie is another concept skin made by the creator of Aura and Guild. Fantasyfull’s design was debuted around Valentine’s Day 2020.
Rapscallion & Scoundrel – Rexsadio
Another skin duo designed by Rexsadio, the Rapscallion and Scoundrel outfits are part of the Jailbird set. Introduced in Chapter 1 Season 4, this pair is one of the oldest community-made concepts to make it into Fortnite.
Snowbell – D3NNI_YT
D3NNI_YT’s first concept skin made it into Fortnite earlier this year. Snowbell is a holiday-themed outfit that acts as the female counterpart to the Codename E.L.F skin.
Tender Defender – Tfoust10’s son
Tender Defender is one of the most ludicrous skins in Fortnite, and that’s because it was designed by an 8-year-old. Reddit user Tfoust10’s son requested that he post the artwork on Reddit in hopes of it getting in the game. To his surprise, it actually worked.
Tomatohead – Tursuboi
Tomatohead is an iconic community-made Fortnite skin for many reasons, but mainly because of his frequent appearances in Fortnite promotional art. The concept art for this skin was posted to Reddit by user Tursuboi roughly three months before its appearance in-game.