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

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Discovering the very best Minecraft skins is a battle of countless choices, and tossing on the first skin you isn't going to make the cubic cut. Plus, there's civic pride at stake with perfect screenshots of your latest themed build at stake, which you can take to a whole other level with a matched skin. Just like swapping out a Minecraft texture pack, character skin changes work a proper makeover on your Minecraft playthroughs quicker than you can say "cube crafter connoisseur."

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Minecraft skins: New looks
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With Minecraft 1.20 sprinting towards release and bringing a square flood of brand new blocks, mobs, and changes: preparing for the future is key. What tasty new ideas are cooking in your smoker, and have you started planning for the perfect character skin for your bamboo treehouse, and the right swim-skin-suit to keep cool at a the desert wave pool with your new Minecraft camel buddies? What about a nice sundress for frolicking in a cherry blossom forest while your Minecraft sniffer pal roots around for ancient seeds?

Our list runs down the very best Minecraft skins, with picks to suit everyone's preferences, and we've also broken how to use a skin editor so you can try your hand at being pixel-Picasso to whip up a custom skin for every wacky and outlandish idea you can dream up. With the bounty of choices we've got, you'll be sure to scoop up just the right pick—or just 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

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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

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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.


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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


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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

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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

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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. 


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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)

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

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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

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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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

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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

Evangelion Unit-01

Best Minecraft skins - A Minecraft player skins inspired by EVA Unit 01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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With this Eva Unit-01 skin 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

Bob Ross

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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.  


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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. 

Alex Raising Steve Above Her Head

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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. 


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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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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


Minecraft skins - Tyrael from the Diablo series relaxing in his natural environment

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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 to relive some of the more sulfuric glory days with an Elytra.

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.

March 7th

Minecraft skins - March 7th from Honkai: Star Rail

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If you're hoping for one of the favorite Honkai: Star Rail characters to suit up for a tour of Minecraft's world, you're in luck. The ice amnesiac with a deep seated love of calendar dates is ready to jump into Minecraft's world, so you too can rep March 7th while you take on creepers and delve into dungeons.


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

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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 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.  

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

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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

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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 
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 and Chief Minecraft Liker in 2021. 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, multiplayer cryptids, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.

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