Today we are looking at some of the best places to download Minecraft skins to modify and customize your Minecraft experience.
Minecraft, the block-building game created by Markus Pesson is a computer game beloved around the world and testament to the power of the human imagination.
It lets you construct anything you want from textured 3-D cubes mined from the world.
Over 106 million copies of this game have sold across the world on all platforms and there are more than 40 million unique users of the game every month.
Believe it or not, this is the best selling PC game ever, and incredibly the second best selling game of all time, second only to Tetris. It makes you wonder, what is it that people love so much about games with blocks?!
What are Minecraft skins?
Skins are the textures that are put on a player model, or on to the other movable characters in the game, to change the appearance.
How do you change player skins?
The skins we are looking at today are mostly available for the PC version of the game.
First you need to purchase the full version of the game. Once you have done this, navigate to your profile page. Upload a valid .png image file that you have downloaded from one of the sources below (.jpg files are not accepted). This then replaces your default skin.
Furthermore, you will see on the profile page that you can adjust the arm length of your character to 3 or 4 pixels. This will suit different downloaded skins.
Mobile (Minecraft PE Skins)
- Download the valid skin and save it to your device
- Open the game in your phone and tap on the hanger icon. You will spot this underneath your character in the home screen.
- In the box entitled “Default”, tap “Custom” skin which is found on the right, and then tap “Choose new skin”
- Navigate to the recently downloaded skin and select this.
- In Preview tap Confirm Skin
- Have fun with your new skin!
Where to download Minecraft skins
On this site you will find some of the best quality Minecraft skins. They constantly update the skins available, posting unique skins at different times of the year. For instance, there are many winter skins available at the minute.
You can search through the site using keywords, or browse by type. The different styles of skins available include movie, TV and games characters, celebrities and fantasy. They also have a handy list of the top downloaded skins and the new skins available.
The current top skins include super heroes such as Spiderman, Iron Man, Batman, Ant Man, The Human Torch and The Flash. You can also find Ash from Pokemon here as a popular download.
Lastly the site has its own editor which you can use to change every single pixel of the uploaded designs to customize your character completely. When you are done with that, upload your design to the site again to share with the community. Maybe your design will catch on and become one of the most downloaded!
This is definitely one of the best sites to download and customize Minecraft Skins.
This is a community created by and used by Minecrafters. On the site you can find some excellent skins created by the thriving Minecraft community.
You can browse by recently uploaded, gender and category. The categories of different skins available are almost endless. They include animal, experimental, cartoon, famous, human, gaming, robot and other.
A good tip is to look under the most popular, most downloads or most views tabs in order to find the coolest looking skins.
However if you want something a little more unique that less people have, then browse otherwise.
You can also upload your own skin designs which can be entered in to the “All I want for The Holidays Skin Contest” where the first prize is $40.
Uploaded designs have commentary by the uploader, which others can comment on which is fun.
Also check out the forum on there for discussion, and the projects you can get involved with. All in all a great Minecraft hub and an excellent place to procure quality Minecraft Skins.
Minecraft PE is the pocket edition of Minecraft. It can be downloaded for Android from Google Play or to an iPhone or other iOS device from the App Store.
MCPE HUB is the site to go to if you play the mobile version of the game and you want to upgrade your player’s skins.
They track over 6000 unique skins that are available for your character.
Sort through this huge list by latest, most downloaded or most popular.
The categories you can choose from include boy, girl, animal, mob, TV, games, movies, fantasy and other.
You can also submit your own skins.
In order to do this, first you will have to sign up to the site and become a member. Once you have done this, you can upload your design. If it meets the criteria, and all the pixels are in the right place, it will be approved. Others are then free to download your creation and you can watch it spread. Comment on and become part of the discussion through the comment section below each design.
A Minecraft skin site with a huge collection of unique and original designs.
This site has a really nice layout and a solid community spirit. Many original designs can be found here.
Taking it’s name from WoW, another popular PC game with a huge community, World of Minecraft is another thriving community where there are cool Minecraft Skins available.
Now you should have all you need to customize and upgrade your Minecraft character. I hope the tutorials on how to do this both for the PC version and for Minecraft PE prove to be useful.
Minecraft is all about creativity, and the community. So get creating and upload one of your designs to the net. The more you participate and create with this game, the more fun it can be.
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