Wear the armor of your choice without sacrificing how you look with this cool mod called Cosmetic Armor Reworked. Created by ZlainSama, the mod is a reworked version of the Cosmetic Armor mod under an MIT license. The original mod had few bugs, so the ZlainSama created his own mod from scratch.
What the Mod Offers
The mod allows the player to wear two sets of armor. The first set is for protection, and the second is for cosmetic purposes only. With this mod, you can wear your favorite-looking armor without sacrificing defense. Remember that even the cosmetic armor gets dropped on death, so make sure to be evenly (if not more) protected.
Should You Install It?
The mod is not that helpful in single-player survival; however, on massive modded servers that simulate your modern MMORPG, cosmetic armors are a great way to show your personality.
You can press C (default, you can change it in Controls under Inventory category) or the button added in your inventory screen (bottom right to your character, similar to the Baubles button) to open the Cosmetic Armor Inventory, left side is your normal armor slots, right side is your cosmetic armor slots.
Any armor placed in cosmetic armor slots will not have any effect on you, only for display purpose.
They will drop on death.
Little square buttons on the right are Skin toggles. When turned on (white), that piece of armor will not display at all.
Little square button on the left to inventory button is mod disable toggle. When turned on (white), the mod will not work on your client side, this is for PVP.