Gathering the best Minecraft skins is a challenge in such a crowded field of choices, and just grabbing any old pair of duds isn't going to make the cubic cut. Plus, what about when you simply must have the perfect skin for screenshots of your new themed build that you've been blocking together for weeks? Just like swapping out a Minecraft texture pack, character skin changes will revitalize your Minecraft worlds faster than you can say "I love blocks."
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With Minecraft 1.20 zooming towards us with oodles of new blocks, mobs, and changes: planning for the future is even more important. What wild new ideas are spinning up for you, and have you planned the perfect skin for when you put up your bamboo treehouse or stay cool at a desert oasis with your new Minecraft camel buddies to take in a sunset? Or maybe you're going to chill in a flower field with everything your Minecraft sniffer pal has dug up?
Our list breaks down all of the best Minecraft skins for everyone's preference, plus we've also broken how to use a skin editor so you can be a proper Picasso and whip up your own custom skins for the wackier and more unique ideas you have. With all the choices we've got, you'll be sure to find the right pick for you—or just make something unique.
Cool Minecraft skins
This Among Us (opens in new tab) 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
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 (opens in new tab) Minecraft 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
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 (opens in new tab). 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.
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.
She might not be an obvious choice when choosing a new skin, but Sylvanas Windrunner (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab); 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.
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.
Anime Minecraft skins
It's a tough curriculum at the top hero school, but maybe you want to show your school spirit to your friends? Midoriya (opens in new tab) 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.
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.
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 (opens in new tab). 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.
Speaking of punching, Saitama from One Punch Man is another fun skin choice for Minecraft. No Saitama (opens in new tab) Minecraft skin is complete without a shiny bald head and iconic blank expression, if only we had his single punch skills in multiplayer servers.
How about Sailor Moon (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) and Sailor Mars (opens in new tab).
With this Eva Unit-01 skin (opens in new tab) inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, you too can get in the mech, Shinji. Best of all, there's no horrible dads or getting turned into orange goo required, and the only Rebuild you'll have to endure will be when a creeper does some foul business to your house.
Funny Minecraft skins
Famous for his supremely chilled painting show, and the phrase 'happy little trees', Bob Ross (opens in new tab) 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.
Angry swamp ogre turned internet meme, Shrek (opens in new tab) 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.
Alex Raising Steve Above Her Head
Yes, it's a silly name, but it's fitting for a pretty silly skin. This one features a torso which has been edited to look like Alex's head, complete with an actual head which looks like a mini Steve. Therefore, it's Alex Raising Steve Above Her Head (opens in new tab) and no other name will fit. It's official name is 'skin funny minecraft', which seems amazingly unimaginative considering how creative this is.
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 (opens in new tab)'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 (opens in new tab)'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
With Diablo 4 getting its first moments in our hands with open beta, longtime fans of the series may want to relive some demon-slaying of their own. Who better to dress as than an Archangel to brave the terrors of the nether or delve through spooky caves? Grab this excellent Tyrael skin (opens in new tab) to relive some of the more sulfuric glory days with an Elytra.
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 (opens in new tab) 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.
There are Minecraft skins for just about any Genshin character you could want, but Venti is still the best boy of the Hoyoverse. This skin gets him all right: jaunty cap, hair, coat, and all. If Venti isn't your vibe, maybe you need a little Klee instead.
While this Prisoner skin (opens in new tab) 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.
Do you have Master Chief (opens in new tab) on the brain with Halo Infinite (opens in new tab) sucking up your time still? In between sessions, keep him close to your heart by squeezing into his iconic suit while you play Minecraft.
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 (opens in new tab), a gruff, now-blocky spec ops soldier.
Half-Life's silent protagonist, Gordon Freeman (opens in new tab), 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
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 (opens in new tab): The site's clean, bright look and picture gallery style makes scrolling through skins super easy
- Planet Minecraft (opens in new tab): 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 (opens in new tab): 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 (opens in new tab): Never made your own skin before? No problem—this editor is easy to use, with a huge variety of tools to take advantage of