Picking out the best Minecraft skins can be a crowded field of choices, and just grabbing a skin off the rack isn't going to make the cubic cut. After all, there's a lot at stake—like perfect screenshots of your latest masterpiece, and normal snapshots can become legendary ones with a matched skin. Just like changing up your Minecraft texture pack, a new character skin shakes up your Minecraft mouthfeel faster than you can say "cube crafting connoisseur."
With Minecraft 1.20 settled and the accompanying square flood of brand new blocks, mobs, and changes: the future is now. What tasty new ideas are cooking in your smoker, and have you found the perfect character skin for your bamboo teahouse, and the right swim-skin-suit to cool off in the desert wave pool with your new Minecraft camel buddies? What about a cute sundress for frolicking in the new cherry blossom forest while your Minecraft sniffer pal roots around for ancient seeds?
Our list runs down the very best Minecraft skins, with choices for you to suit up that fit your preferences, and we've also broken how to use a skin editor so you can try your hand at being pixel-Picasso. Whipping up a custom skin for every wacky and outlandish idea you can dream up is no mean feat, but it's a cinch with a little practice. With the bounty of choices we've got, you'll be sure to check out with just the right pick—or even get crafty and assemble something all your own.
Cool Minecraft skins
This Among Us Minecraft skin depicts one of the crew that you might encounter—or play as—during the casual multiplayer game. While you might not be hunting for the imposter in the blocky survival game, you can bring a little of the popular deduction game to your world. And hey, at least you'll be easy to spot if you're playing with friends.
Geralt of Rivia Witcher skin
With CD Projekt Red still busy with Cyberpunk 2077, it'll be a while before we see Geralt exploring a new fantastical land, but what about the world of Minecraft? There are plenty of blocky landscapes for you to explore with this Witcher Minecraft skin.
The Mandalorian Star Wars skin
This Mandalorian skin captures Mando in his season one glory. No Pedro Pascal under this helmet though, and no baby Yoda included either. You'll be going on Mandoventures solo, or at least with whoever your friends are wearing.
If you want to prove that you too are not normal, you can dress up as Dream. There are tons of Minecraft Dream skins out there, but this one keeps the mystery alive with mask fully on.
Girl Minecraft skins
Ellie Last of Us skin
With The Last of Us TV adaptation being a huge hit, now's a great time to put on Ellie's duds and bring some sass to Minecraft with this excellent Ellie skin. Just be extra careful, the Warden hits a lot harder than your average clicker, and somehow is even more terrifying when it's chasing you.
Frog girl cute skin
Frogs are in. They're in Minecraft and they're in everything else too. If you want to get gloriously green but still look cute, this Frog girl skin is the way to go. It doesn't turn you into an actual frog. No, see Kermit below for that. Just a cute girl wearing a frog hoodie.
Sylvanas Windrunner World of Warcraft skin
She might not be an obvious choice when choosing a new skin, but Sylvanas Windrunner might be just what you need to bring some attitude to your blocky world. Plus she's undead, so that means she can't die… right? Just remember to keep her away from large trees.
Movie monsters are a bit of a boys club, so this Minecraft skin is here to address the balance. She's Zombie Girl; a zombie that's a girl. What else do you need to know? There are loads of zombie-style skins available, but this one with her ragged skinny jeans and flower crown is a little bit more interesting than most.
Abigail girl skin
Stardew Valley is another pixelated game about farming and adventures, so it's no surprise at all to see some Stardew character skins make their way to Minecraft. If you're looking for another cute girl skin, Abigail is a great choice. Or maybe try on Leah instead. Both should feel right at home in the nearest village.
Trailblazer (Stelle) Honkai skin
Taking a break from the daily grind of space trains and the big gacha-game in the sky? If you want to show off your love for the latest miHoYo game without declaring for a particular one of the cast, you can always show your love for the default Trailblazer. In this case, my personal pick is Stelle.
Anime Minecraft skins
Midoriya Izuku My Hero Academia skin
It's a tough curriculum at the top hero school, but maybe you want to show your school spirit to your friends? Midoriya doesn't have the easiest time as the main character of My Hero Academia, but maybe you can make his life easier building a cabin in the woods to escape the notice of the League of Villains for awhile.
Anya Forger Spy Family anime skin
If all the other girl skins weren't quite cute enough for you, Anya Forger is the way to go. Everyone's honorary daughter has many Minecraft skins to her name since the anime released, but this is a personal favorite. This rendition is a little on the pastel side, but it has excellent hair bun placement, which makes it the most elegant of all.
Tanjiro anime skin
He might not be able to use water breathing, but you'll certainly have the distinctive style of a demon slayer when you use this Tanjiro skin. Make sure you have a suitable sword to match, and try not to break it... again.
If anyone can punch trees and rocks forever without stopping to craft a pickaxe it would be Goku. He may only be able to fly in creative mode, but this Saiyan still makes for a great persona. This one's a simple and straightforward. All the better to recognize that orange jumpsuit.
Saitama One Punch skin
Speaking of punching, Saitama from One Punch Man is another fun skin choice for Minecraft. No Saitama Minecraft skin is complete without a shiny bald head and iconic blank expression, if only we had his single punch skills in multiplayer servers.
Sailor Moon girl skin
How about Sailor Moon for another classic caped anime hero? Her pigtails may be a bit flatter than in the show but hey, that's Minecraft for you. The same creator has also made skins for Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars.
Funny Minecraft skins
Bob Ross cool skin
Famous for his supremely chilled painting show, and the phrase 'happy little trees', Bob Ross is one of the most wholesome people to have ever existed. If you've never watched his shows, you should do so now. Well, after you've done some mining dressed as him.
Shrek funny skin
Angry swamp ogre turned internet meme, Shrek is a perfect skin for funny shenanigans. Drop your Shrek avatar into a swampy world, bang on some Smash Mouth, and you've got yourself a party.
Doge meme skin
The iconic pupper prince of the internet can now make his appearance in Minecraft. The details are what really make this a great Minecraft skin: Doge's arms have little claws on the end and he even has a curl in his tail. Wow. Much dog. Very good.
Kermit the Frog
This famous frog could have easily gone into the horror section, honestly. Kermit's dead eyes and gaping mouth are, frankly, more sinister than cute. I would rather face-off against an Enderman than this dude.
Videogame Minecraft skins
Karlach Baldur's Gate 3 skin
Want to take some revenge on denizens of the Nether for some recently lost gear? There's no better pick than the Fury of Avernus herself, and with Karlach helping out you can build yourself an unstoppable fortress in the hottest of places. Just be careful, since the skin doesn't come with the usual resistance to fire you'd expect from a tiefling with an infernal engine.
Bancho Dave the Diver skin
Looking to serve up some suhi at chef Bancho's new restaurant from Dave the Diver? You can build your very own with the new bamboo blocks, and then dive in to stock your fridge with everything you can imagine from Minecraft's depths. Just make sure to locate a nice tropical ocean to build next to first.
Ryu Street Fighter skin
With Ryu and his buddies kicking their way back to form with Street Fighter 6, it's only right you show off your main to everyone else on the block of blocks. Just don't to practice beating up the car, it's a time honored tradition, even in Minecraft.
Are you one of the brave few who choose to craft a diamond shovel before a pick? Or maybe you have a huge landscaping project planned for your next build? Why not try on this Shovel Knight skin before you get started? You won't be able to bounce on things, but you'll look imposing and fashionable as you dig your latest holes.
Urist the Dwarf
Spending your long hours toiling in the mines, getting into trouble with eldritch abominations, finding rare minerals, and then... hey wait a second, that's not Minecraft! It's actually Urist the dwarf, the generic stand-in for when dwarves get into shenanigans in Dwarf Fortress. This skin is of the highest craftdwarfsmanship.
Prisoner Elden Ring skin
While this Prisoner skin might not get you the same mileage as a solid DEX/INT build will, your foul Tarnished will at least have a much easier life in Minecraft than they will in Elden Ring. Until you bring them to the Nether, anyway.
Master Chief Halo skin
With the unfortunate absence of official Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 on PC, here's your chance to play the best version of Solid Snake, a gruff, now-blocky spec ops soldier.
Half-Life's silent protagonist, Gordon Freeman, suits Minecraft's avatar very well. He's a dude that gets down to business without a hint of a sigh, now if only there were headcrabs in Minecraft...
Solaire of Astora Dark Souls skin
Praise the sun. You can finally become the most grossly incandescent being in existence; it's time to become the one true Sun Bro. Not only will this give you the form of Solaire of Astora, but if you slowly descend into madness and get taken over by a parasite, then at least it'll be in keeping with the character.
Best sites for Minecraft skins
Best sites for Minecraft skins
Here are some great websites for even more cool Minecraft skins:
- Minecraft Skins: The site's clean, bright look and picture gallery style makes scrolling through skins super easy
- Planet Minecraft: Planet Minecraft in undoubtedly the most comprehensive site. Plug in any search term you can dream up and you'll most likely find a suitable skin in the huge database
- The Skindex: Winner of all the awards I can possibly gather into my blocky little arms for “Most Inspired and Puntastic Minecraft Skin Site Name”
- Skin Search: This site lets you search Minecrafter usernames and bring up the skin that your best pal or fave YouTuber is currently rockin’
- Miners Need Cool Shoes: Never made your own skin before? No problem—this editor is easy to use, with a huge variety of tools to take advantage of