The Best Minecraft Skins

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

Link

Link Skin Minecraft

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.

Chewbacca

Minecraft Skin Chewbacca

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

Minecraft Skin - 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

Iron Man

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.

Wizard

Minecraft Wizard Skin

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

Minecraft Superman Skin

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

Dark Souls 2 Faraam Minecraft Skin

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.

Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

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.

Ash

Minecraft Ash Skin

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.

Groot

Minecraft Groot Skin

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.

Batman

Batman

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.

Master Chief

Master Chief

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.

Mario

Mario

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.

Samus

Samus

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.

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