The 31 best Minecraft skins to give your avatar a cool new look

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Changing up your look with the best Minecraft skins to give yourself a glow-up? If your next build needs that special something to bring it to a new level, walking around with the usual Steve or Alex just won't make the cut. In fact, once you break cubic ground on a brand new project, the pressure to make it the best starts to build—especially if you're seeking the perfect screenshot to rival all time master-builds. To go along with the proper inspiration and perspiration, getting yourself the perfect skincan elevate your everyday screenshots to legendary heights, ready superglue to the fridge forever. Just like when you swap out your Minecraft texture pack, putting on a brand new character skin will shove you out onto the red wool carpet quicker than you can say "cube crafting connoisseur."

Best of Minecraft

Minecraf 1.18 key art

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Minecraft update: What's new?
Minecraft skins: New looks
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Minecraft shaders: Spotlight
Minecraft seeds: Fresh new worlds
Minecraft texture packs: Pixelated
Minecraft servers: Online worlds
Minecraft commands: All cheats

With Minecraft 1.21 barreling towards release, we've gotten more and more details that illuminate the latest suite of changes to our beloved block landscape. Ranging from the new trial chambers packed with Breeze mobs to a suite of new decorative blocks, Minecraft 1.21 is going to be a builders and explorers delight. Plus, there's the winner of the Minecraft mob vote, and the armadillo will be showing up in warmer biomes—or as armor for your pet wolf via his new drops.

Our list breaks down the very best Minecraft skins, with choices in a bundle of different categories to fit your preferences, plus we've also broken how to use a skin editor for you to step up and try being pixel-Picasso for yourself. Blocking up a custom skin for all your wildest ideas is no mean feat, but with a little practice you can compete with the best of creators. 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

Among Us

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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

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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

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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.

Girl Minecraft skins

Lucy Fallout skin

Minecraft skins - Lucy from the Fallout TV show in front of a vault entrance

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Continuing the streak of shockingly good game adaptations, the Fallout show has introduced us to a whole bundle of fresh faces, including Lucy—the irrepressible vault dweller. Courtesy of this timely Lucy skin you can explore a brand new world, and even dig out your very own vault. Blocks, blocks never change.

Ellie Last of Us skin

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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

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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

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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. 

Zombie girl

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

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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

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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

Minecraft skins - Trailblazer from Honkai: Star Rail

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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

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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

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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

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You 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.

Goku

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Everybodies favorite frog has decided to... go to the gym? Kermit is working out nine to five, getting swole, and he's not afraid to show it off. I'm not sure I like this new improved midlife crisis version of Kermit, but even the old Kermit skin was terrifying in its own way.

Videogame Minecraft skins

Helldivers 2 B-01 skin

Minecraft skins - a character in Helldivers 2 armor stands in Nether ruins

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Why should the strive for democracy stop at the borders of Helldivers 2? With the help of this Helldivers 2 skin you can bring the fight to new battlefields across all of Minecraft and drop friendly TNT on your allies in the quest to defeat the End and Nether menaces, then return to base to relax with some liber-tea.

Karlach Baldur's Gate 3 skin

Minecraft skins - Karlach shows off her affinity for fire in the Nether

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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

Minecraft skins - Bancho from Dave the Diver ready to serve sushi

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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

Minecraft skins - Ryu shows off his punch in front of a mansion

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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.

Shovel Knight

Minecraft skins - Shovel Knight looks around in delight at all the snow he can shovel

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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

Minecraft skins - Urist the dwarf relaxing in a mineshaft

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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

Best Minecraft skins - A Minecraft player wearing a skin inspired by Elden Ring's Prisoner starting class.

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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

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Do you have Master Chief on the brain with Halo Infinite sucking up your time still? In between sessions, keep him close to your heart by squeezing into his iconic suit while you play Minecraft. 

Solid Snake

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With the growing number of Metal Gear Solid releases finally coming to PC, here's your chance to play the best version of Solid Snake, the ultimate gruff, now-blocky spec ops soldier.  

Gordon Freeman

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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

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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

Minecraftskins.net homepage

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 
Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.