Minecraft skin guide: how to look like a king, a zombie, a knight, or Jesus himself

Getting tired of your default Minecraft character’s look? Well, it turns out – and I didn’t realise this either – that there’s an easy way to customise your character. Using Minecraft’s built-in skin function, you can use Minecraft skins to look like anything from a king to a zombie, a knight to a ninja, and a superhero to Jesus himself.

In a slightly blocky Minecraft fashion, obviously.

How to change your character’s skin

It turns out this is simplicity itself. In contrast to, for example, enabling the Minecraft Single Player Commands mod, which requires terrifying editing of the main Minecraft file, adding a new skin is a two-step process:

  1. Go to the Minecraft Preferences page. If you’re not logged in, log in.
  2. Upload the image you wish to use for your skin in the “upload image” box.

And you’re done! Your new skin will now appear in-game.

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Which skin to choose?

There are hundreds and hundreds of Minecraft skins out there. Some of them are awesome. Some of them are, erm, not so awesome. If someone’s griefing your server with a particularly offensive skin, remember you can use Minecraft admin commands to kick them off.

Here are a few of the MMO Melting Pot staff’s favourites:

  • Harry Potter skin – it’s surprising how detailed you can go with a Minecraft skin. Nice work! Download it
  • king skin – There are a lot of king-style skins around – to go with the Minecraft castle obsession. This is probably the best one we’ve found: Download it
  • Zombie skin – Playing on a multiplayer server and want to freak everyone else out? Choose a monster skin. This one’s only slightly less evil than doing a Creeper impression: Download it
  • Knight Skin – there are a lot of minecraft knight skins, but this one is particularly awesome in a Knights Hospitallar sort of way. download it
  • Jesus Skin – like Penny Arcade say, he is, apparently f—ing metal. Download it
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