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Pete/Peta[1] the Makeover Mage is a wizard with power over genders, located in the house outside the south-west corner of Falador and north of the Crafting Guild. The Makeover Mage plays a small, indirect role in three quests, namely Recruitment Drive, Land of the Goblins, and Evil Dave's Big Day Out.

The Makeover Mage allows players to change their skin colour and their gender. By default, the options are set to the current gender and skin colour of the player's character. Players who bought membership cards during the period of 20 October to 4 November 2011 received the ability to choose green as a skin colour choice.

The Makeover Mage also sells Yin yang amulets. They are non-tradeable and offer no bonuses, but can be bought for 100 coins.

Several sheep are located just outside of their house for shearing; players can spin the wool into a ball of wool at the nearby Crafting Guild.

The Makeover Mage's house.

Quest involvements

  • Recruitment Drive: if the player is male, the Makeover Mage can turn him into a woman in order to defeat Sir Leye who cannot be defeated by any man. Sir Tiffy used to give the male player a makeover voucher which would allow the player to change his gender free of charge, back when it normally cost 3,000 coins.
  • Land of the Goblins: when an attempt to infiltrate the Goblin Temple fails, Oldak advises the player to visit the Makeover Mage, who will teach the player how to make a Goblin potion and will supply the secondary ingredients: the rare Pharmakos berries.
  • Evil Dave's Big Day Out: changes the gender of Evil Dave when the player and Evil Dave switched bodies, so the player in Evil Dave's body could sneak into Falador Castle because Evil Dave is banned from Falador.

The interface seen when changing your gender via the Makeover Mage.


  • The Makeover Mage is one of the few non-general NPCs in RuneScape to have their gender changed ingame, but only the mage does it knowingly.
  • On 25 August 2010, coinciding with an appearance update, four new skin colours were added to the mage's repertoire, allowing players to play as characters with even paler or darker skin tones.
  • It is possible for the Makeover Mage to change gender while you're talking to them. If this happens, their chathead will change when progressing to the next dialogue.
  • If a player has completed Recruitment Drive and uses a voucher received from the quest, the mage will act surprised that the voucher still exists since the service is now free.
  • The female chathead in the makeover interface has green eyes, which players don't have.
  • The Makeover Mage used to give players the option to change their haircuts and clothes in RuneScape Classic, but these functions have now transferred to other NPCs.


  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 5 - "Transcript:Chaotic chat, family trouble and secrets revealed!", 2, by Makeover Mage. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.