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The best Minecraft skins

Best Minecraft skins - A Goku, Solaire of Astora, and Deadpool skin
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On a quest for the best Minecraft skins? Are the default Steve and Alex not cutting it for you anymore? Just like swapping out your Minecraft texture packs, getting a fresh look on your character can be a game changer. 

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Minecraft skins: New looks
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Maybe you’d like to set up a joke on your multiplayer server-mates, find the perfect fantasy skin to go with the wizards tower you’re working on, or even get a themed set of outfits for your squad of PvP friends. No matter what your style is, we can point you to everything from Bob Ross to Solid Snake, or even some cuter or anime skins if they’re more your style. There are lots of great Minecraft skins to help you stand out from everyone else with a distinctive flair.

Our list of the best Minecraft skins touches on a wide range of customizations, and even shows you a skin editor where you can take a swing at creating your very own personalized ones. Between these options, you can get started finding the perfect skin—or making your own from scratch.

Cool Minecraft skins

Cool Minecraft skins

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Viking Warrior

While this isn't technically a Valheim Minecraft skin, this Viking warrior may be the closest you're going to get if you want to bring a little of Iron Gate's survival sandbox to the blocky world of Minecraft. The two games have a lot more in common than you might initially think, though thankfully you won't have to deal with invading trolls in Minecraft.

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Among Us

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. 

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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 Minecraft skin.

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Han Solo

Who didn't want to be Han Solo when they were growing up? While it's unlikely that you're ever going to get your dream job as the captain of the Millennium Falcon, you can at least play as him with this Han Solo Minecraft skin as you go about your blocky adventures. Perhaps you could even tame a wolf as a poor Chewy substitute.  

Girl Minecraft skins

Girl Minecraft skins

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Lara Croft

While you're unlikely to be vaulting across canyons or climbing the sides of precarious mountain passes, Lara Croft seems like an ideal choice for a cool Minecraft skin. You're technically not going to be exploring tombs but if you're planning on spending a bit of time mining underground, who better than an archaeologist to help you find those treasures? 

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Wonder Woman

Completing DC's holy trinity is Wonder Woman. There are actually a whole bunch of Wonder Woman skins available, depending on whether you want the classic Lynda Carter look, more modern Gal Gadot style, or something in between from the comics. Lasso of Truth not included. 

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Sylvanas Windrunner

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. 

A long-haired zombie girl Minecraft skin with a flower crown

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Zombie girl

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. 

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Abigail

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

Anime Minecraft skins

An anime Minecraft skin of Goku with his signature orange fighting outfit

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Goku

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. 

An anime Minecraft skin of Saitama from One Punch Man

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Saitama 

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. 

An anime Minecraft skin of Sailor Moon in her sailor scout uniform

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Sailor Moon

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

An anime Minecraft skin of Jesse in her Team Rocket crop top and skirt

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We're using Jessie and this particular skin as an example, but there are tons of Team Rocket ones available. There's James, a whole variety of grunts, and even a few of the Pokemon themselves wearing the Team Rocket uniform.

Funny Minecraft skins

Funny Minecraft skins

A funny Minecraft skin of Bob Ross with his red hair, beard, and a button down shirt

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Bob Ross

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.  

A funny Minecraft skin of Shrek with a frown, wearing his shirt, vest, and pants

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Shrek

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. 

A Minecraft character whose head looks like a very small Steve and whose body looks like Alex

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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 and no other name will fit. It's official name is 'skin funny minecraft', which seems amazingly unimaginative considering how creative this is. 

A funny Minecraft skin of the Doge meme that looks like a bipedal tan Shiba Inu

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Doge

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. 

A close up of the Kermit Minecraft skin

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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

Videogame Minecraft skins

A Minecraft skin of Master Chief standing in a red Nether forest

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Master Chief

We've all got Master Chief on the brain as more and more details about Halo Infinite are revealed. While you wait, keep him close to your heart by squeezing into his iconic suit while you play Minecraft. 

A Minecraft skin of Solid Snake standing on top of a jungle tree

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Solid Snake

With the unfortunate absence of official Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 on PC, here's your chance to play the best version of Solid Snake,  a gruff, now-blocky spec ops soldier.  

A Minecraft skin of Gordon Freeman in his hazard suit, standing on a beach

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Gordon Freeman

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... 

A Minecraft skin of Solaire of Astora in his helmet and sun-emblazoned armor

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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.  

A Minecraft skin of Yoshi, Mario's dinosaur-esque mount

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Yoshi

That's right, it's finally Yoshi's time in the spotlight. Remember how Mario used to let Yoshi fall to his death just to grab the final flagpole a little bit higher? Well, Mario's not here to push him around anymore. Despite being quite differently shaped to your avatar, Yoshi's look seems to translate pretty well. 

Best sites for Minecraft skins

Best sites for Minecraft skins

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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