Minecraft Skins

Currently in Minecraft, players are able to change the appearance of their character via the use of skins. Skins were added very early on in the development of Minecraft, specifically in the 0.11.0 update. The world of Minecraft skins was shaken up in 2014 when a brand new, slimmer player model was also introduced into the game.

After the introduction of this new player model, skins were sorted into two categories; those designed for the bulky classic model and those designed for the new slim model. The slim model specifically makes the arms of the character 1 pixel thinner and set out to provide a more feminine aesthetic to the character.

Note: The skin model or skin design chosen by a player has no actual practical effect on gameplay or mechanics, it only changes their appearance.

Where do you get Minecraft Skins?

Below are some of the best and most popular websites to find Minecraft skins. The first two links listed will allow you to search for any specific design of skin and the final link (NameMC) will allow you to search for a specific Minecraft username and view/download their skin.

How to install a skin in Minecraft?

Step-1 Making sure your game is not running while changing your skin, simply visit one of the websites linked above and choose a skin that you like.

Step-2 Now simply select your chosen skin by clicking on it. After this, you should hopefully find one of three buttons visible which should be “Upload to”, “Update” or “Change”.

How to install Minecraft skin Step 2

Step-3 After clicking one of the aforementioned buttons, a page should open up that will send you to On this page, proceed to log in to your Minecraft account.

How to install Minecraft skin Step 3

Step-4 Once logged in you will see the skin you chose loaded onto the box titled “Upload Custom Skin”. Simply go ahead and click on the “Upload” button in said box in order to officially change your skin.

Upload Custom skin in Minecraft

What are the best Minecraft Skins?

Technically there are no objective “best skins” in Minecraft as every person's taste is different. Below however, are some great and popular skin choices:

#1. Doctor Strange - This is the main character in the Doctor Strange franchise, and is a huge individual in the Marvel universe.

Dr Strange Minecraft Skin

#2. John Wick - This is the Legendary assassin John Wick from another huge movie series played as Keanu Reeves.

John Wick Minecraft Custom Skin

#3. Obi-Wan Kenobi - A Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi was Luke Skywalker's mentor.

Obi Wan Minecraft Skin

#4. Simba - Simba is a fictional character and the protagonist of Disney's The Lion King franchise.

Sinba Minecraft Skin

#5. Parzival - This is the main character from the movie Ready Player One.

Parzival Minecraft Skin

#6. Deadpool - This is the Marvel character Deadpool.

Deadpool Minecraft Skin

#7. Baymax - This is the main character from the Disney movie Big Hero 6.

Baymax Minecraft Skin

#8. Thomas Wake - This is the main antagonist of the 2019 psychological-horror fantasy film The Lighthouse.

Thomas Wake Minecraft Skin

#9. Hawkeye - This is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel.

Hawkeye Minecraft Skin

#10. Judy Hopps - This is a rabbit police officer from the Zootopia movie.

Judy Hopps Minecraft Skin



Q. Can you get Minecraft skins for free?

Yes, every website listed in our guide allows you to get Minecraft skins for free.

Q. Is NameMC skins safe?

Yes, NameMC is a safe and very reputable Minecraft skin site.

Q. How do you create your own Minecraft skin?

If you would like to make your own Minecraft skin, this is one of the sites where you are able to do so.

Q. Why don’t I see my skin in multiplayer?

If you don’t see your skin in multiplayer, first check the server status, then try logging out and back in.

Note: If everyone's skins also show as the default, the server may be running in offline mode.

Q. Why are there black lines on my skin’s arms?

You'll see black lines on your arms in versions 1.8 and later if your profile has a classic model but you've uploaded a slim-armed skin. To fix this, visit and upload the correct skin type for the model you've selected.

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