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How to Install Minecraft Skins

Update: Please see the updated tutorials here:
How to Install Skins in Minecraft and How to Install a Minecraft Skin!

Being able to customize the look of your Minecraft character is a nice feature, but you may be wondering how to do it. This guide will show you how.

Step 1.

Download a skin. A good website to download skins is

Step 2.

Once you have downloaded a skin you will need to head to

Step 3.

Log into your account and then upload your skin.

Now when you open Minecraft your character should have the skin that you chose!


Updated Nov. 26th 2011

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29 responses to "How to Install Minecraft Skins"

  1. Jess says:

    Cool thanks, nice and easy :)

  2. I had no idea that installing a skin was this easy! I’m going to go pick out some cool ones right now. :)

  3. Very cool. thanks for the help!

  4. Avery says:

    what file type does it have to be?

  5. Jerry says:

    That is a site where you can download and edit your skins online without having to download a program!

  6. Ryugi says: DOES NOT WORK – the domain claims to not have that link…

  7. Michael says:

    It says the website isn’t found

  8. alex says: is not working for me??????? :(

  9. jo says:

    nori naujo skino tas atsibodo ir noriu spider man

  10. John the bomb says:

    Thanks so much, i’m going to look for a good skin right now.

  11. Jake says:

    That link leads us to a 404. Out-dated.

  12. Ian says:

    It doesn’t work

  13. steve says: cant be found. ….

  14. ReallyDirty says:

    Sorry guys, I fixed the guide! Now all you have to do is log into your account and find the proper skin you want to upload. Looks like the skin needs to be saved as a PNG file. also has a reference file you can download ( if you need a guide.

  15. Brinsta says:

    uhhhh… i got a problem ive saved it as a PNG and everthing, but when when ii try to UPLOAD it.. nothing happens.. the space is blank…. help please?

    • Brinsta says:

      i logged out and tried it again.. nothing pooped up so i said “meh” and played when i pressed “E” i saw my charecter with the skin!! so just check on the game if nothings happening on the website

  16. i love this, it’s very easy, and lets me be my dwarf-ish, self and not have to open like 9 tabs
    in order to save-upload-play- and not take up so much memory that my PC won’t crash

  17. soap4444 says:

    kto nagrywa minecraft prosze o suba

  18. vico says:

    I now another way to put skins you dont have to open another website

  19. Jae says:

    Thanks! For anyone looking for skins, movie chracters are good. I am King Leonidus from 300! THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

  20. terybg says:

    it Doesn’t WORK!!!!! say buy MEMBER!

  21. terybg says:

    i no have member and no wont to buy! cna anyone help me with this?

  22. terybg says:

    i canT change skin :( :( :( say –
    Change Skin

    You have to purchase the game to change skin.

  23. terybg says:

    pls help! :(

  24. Joshua275719 says:

    Where do I upload my skin?

  25. Ant01 says:

    For some reason it doesnt work i downloaded a skin from your link and then tried uploding it and nothing happened it just said invalid file. I need HELP!!!!!

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