Apparel only works in coin rooms.
pmm711 it's a bit more than just that ... the Apparel Enhancements are applied to;
- Head 2 Head Coin games
- Turf Wars (uses H2H game format)
- Showdowns (uses H2H game format)
- Single Player Ranked Rounds
- Single Player Practice Rounds
I'm also not 100% sure about all the new PCEA / Mobile Match, Challenge, 4 Player Games as I have not played them yet.
IMHO the Apparel, having been initiated for the Mobil game and now the PCEA should be limited to apply to the Head 2 Head coin games and to TurfWars and Showdowns that are based on the H2H format. For EVERYTHING else they should be disabled. This would eliminate all the confusion as they would only apply when playing for Silver COINS.