The Best Minecraft Skins
Minecraft, at its core, is all about customization; you ultimately choose everything about the world. The location of any settlements, the color of the livestock, even the real world's topography is yours to control. Your own appearance is no different. In many ways, Minecraft gives you the greatest control over your appearance of pretty much any game out there. This is due, of course, to be able to create your own skin, exact to your own specifications, and customized to your own taste.
Of course, you can always pick one somebody else made. There are a ton of skins out there, and chances are there's something that appeals to you. Maybe it resonates with you, shows who you are, or maybe you want something from one of your favorite franchises; there's something for everybody out on the wild, wooly web. Here's some of the more appealing I've come across.
The Best Minecraft Skins
This skin works surprisingly well as compared to most video game skins. I think it’s because Link’s color scheme is so simplistic, and his features are very vaguely friendly already that it fits on the cute little square head.
What better to brave the wilds and deeps than a strong, furry warrior? Chewbacca’s frame is already blocky, so it translates well.
Bob the Builder
I don’t think I need to explain why this skin is so fitting for Minecraft. The cartoon art style works well too!
Iron Man lives on in Minecraft, with a great mix of MCU styled detailing and brighter comic and cartoon colors. It makes for a great aesthetic, particularly with more tech-heavy mods, so those palm blaster details can seem to function.
Not really from anything (though it is reminiscent of one of the playable characters from Magicka), but it looks nice. Great for playing with mods like Electroblob’s Wizardry and Thaumcraft.
Superman is also drawn blocky most of the time, so this works great. There are a lot of Superman skins out there, but this one is the best I’ve seen. It has both the cowlick and cape (both necessities) as well as brighter colors and a solid attempt at the ‘S.’
Dark Souls 2 Faraam Set
This is a great translation of the best-looking armor set from the best game in the Dark Souls franchise (fight me). Not much more to say; it just looks perfect.
There are a lot of Star Wars-themed skins, and a lot of these are Stormtroopers. Most of them are not great. Overly simplistic or just poor likenesses. Not so with this one, which is impeccably detailed, and quite nice to look at.
This is a surprisingly detailed rendition of the classic look of Ash from Pokemon. He doesn’t look much like this these days, but it’s pretty much spot-on for how he looked in the first few seasons.
If you ever get tired of people making “punch trees, get wood” jokes even after all these years, why not become the tree that punches back? I like the slender look of this one and the shading near the hips; it gives the skin an almost curved look.
While not perfect (no ears!), this is as good as you can get for Batman in Minecraft. The bat especially looks quite good. If the ears bother you, pretend you're the design from The Dark Knight Returns.
I particularly like the shade of green on this one and the attempt at recreating the lights. There's just a lot of nice detailing in general on this skin.
This Mario skin is almost creepily detailed, with a ton of shading and great detailing on the hat that prevents it from just looking like a flat prop or part of Mario's head. Great work on this one.
This one works especially well with Samus's 2D origins. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the sheer gap between the hips and legs.