Install Minecraft Skins
To Install Minecraft skins is even easier than installing texture packs for Minecraft. Minecraft character skins change the look and style of your in-game Minecraft avatar—especially useful for game-play on multiplayer servers. To install Minecraft skins, you don’t even need to have the game running. Simply open your favorite web browser to get started.
Some great sites to find skins
First, you will need to find a skin you like. The Skindex is by far the largest collection of Minecraft skins available to download. This is the place to go for quantity over quality. If you have time to sift through literally hundreds of pages of character skins, you are guaranteed to find the perfect one for you.
The drawback is the skins appear on the site in the order they were uploaded, newest first. You will want to save any good ones you find, because they will be lost in the masses later. The good part is, if you have a favorite cartoon character, video game hero, or movie star, use the “search” bar to enter their name, and chances are someone has made a skin of the character for you.
Minecraft-skins.com has a great selection that is already sorted for you. Browse through different types of skins from the scroll menu on the right side of the blog, or use the search bar to find the exact character you’re looking for.
One of the advantages of this site is that it allows you to “automatically apply” the skin to your character. If you click on one of these links, the skin will upload automatically the next time you log yourself into minecraft.net. The site also has a Minecraft Skin Stealer that lets you “steal” any player’s skin (so long as you know their case-sensitive username).
Install Minecraft Skins
Once you find a skin you like, download it and save it in a place where you can find it again. Then you will need to upload it to your Minecraft profile. To install Minecraft skins, go to www.minecraft.net. Click on “Profile” in the menu bar up at the top of the page. It will ask you to log in with your username and password for Minecraft.
Under “Change your Skin,” use the image uploader to locate the skin download on your computer. Click “Upload image” to install Minecraft skins to your profile. When you open Minecraft itself, open your Inventory. You should see your brand new Minecraft skin looking at you on the left!
If you need a visual walkthrough, this video
will show you how to install Minecraft skins the author found on the Skindex. There are also brief instructions on the Minecraft blog.
If you want to upload a custom skin you have made in SkinEdit or a similar mod, the process is basically the same. You can get the default Minecraft skin (the reference skin) from the link in your profile on minecraft.net. When you finish your skin, it should be saved as a .png file, which can then be uploaded to the site through the same process.
If you need help using the Minecraft Skins Editor to create your own skins, visit our tutorial article here. There is no limit to the number of times you can upload skins, nor to the number of skins available, so enjoy!