An Accessory is an item type found in Dawn of the New Hour. Accessories, when equipped on characters, provide a number of functions to them, including bonuses in their stats, additional abilities, or protection against certain kinds of damage.
An accessory is a kind of equipment that characters are granted other than weapons, armor, and outfits. They cover a wide range of abilities, and are able to improve the the character's Hit Points, Magic points, defense, magic defense, and Strength/Magic Strength, as well as providing defense against one or more of the kinds of elemental magic, Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, and Dark. Accessories could also provide bonuses to magic and Time Splicing.
They can be gained in any number of ways. Each world had at least one accessory that could be won during events or upon completion of that world. Some can be found in chests throughout the game, especially in New Woodbury. The most basic kinds can be purchased, most notably at the accessory shop in New Woodbury ran by Cid. More complicated and powerful varieties of accessories have to be synthesized. Finally, on rare occasions, accessories are dropped by Nightmares in the course of battle.