How to Apply a Custom Minecraft Skin

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Rating: 3.4/5 (34 votes cast)

EDIT: See this updated video version:

This is so easy, but I’ll write a little tutorial for you guys anyway.

  1. Head over to any of the popular skin sharing sites (or this one πŸ˜‰ ) and download a skin of your choosing
  2. Go to and go to your Preferences page (once you’re logged in of course)
  3. Upload your skin and hit apply.

That’s all there is to it.

If you’re looking to make a custom minecraft skin then see this tutorial instead.

Happy skinning…

How to Apply a Custom Minecraft Skin, 3.4 out of 5 based on 34 ratings
  • Ghoguejr

    Im trying to find one that i can change for free

  • Gravity Cat Amused

    Im amused
    (Read The Name)
    P.S. I only post on things that Amuses me


    *Sigh* Minecraft uploadingskins is only for paying members.

    • Thejellybelly



  • TheAlpha

    great, i already knew that, if you come on this site, your problably not a noob who doesnt know how to reskin itsself.

    • TheAlpha3121

      im so right!

  • Supergalaxy7991

    i need some help
    so when i log in what is the preferences?

  • Dutch Ninja98

    Can you also send skins to you guyz
    Ive made a great Ninja Gaiden Skin
    Still usin it πŸ˜€

  • Lol

    you need the game… πŸ™ and youl have to pay for it…

    • TR


    • Kristjan Eli

      no you can download the game!

  • Haniku56


  • Muffinheadflowerpillow

    GRRR its would be nice if you told us you have to BUY THE GAME so its not techniclly free.

    • LukeSykpe

      Uuuuuum, they say the skins are for free, and the pattern on which you can make your own is free…no one ever said it would be a completely free procedure as there are 3rd parties(minecraft game) which are not free πŸ˜‰

  • Bman

    how do i download them??

    • liam

      Click On Em

  • Murray810


  • Poop

    Uhh what about the downloadable client?????

  • Spacesdontexist

    I have completely forgotten that minecraft has an actual website, after I bought the game I haven’t used any other computer application in a long, long time. Thanks for the reality check.

  • Tate

    How To Download.
    1.go to your start menu and click run
    2.type in these exact letters %appdata% the foler that says .minecraft open it the “bin” folder
    5.Open the folder that says minecraft (right click on it click open with and choose winRAR)
    6.go to the folder that says mob
    7. open the file that says Char.png
    8.copy the image of the person you want to download
    9.paste it onto the char.png file
    10.have fun
    **read me first!!!!!!!** you MUST!!! have minecraft closed when in the process in doing this.

    • LukeSykpe

      Thanks man…

  • Anonymous

    I would like Trent to visit this website!

  • houweel

    WHERE IS YOGSCAST SKIN! i have texture pack from yogscast now i want the skikn of the dwarf XD

  • Kittco36

    what if ur game is a hacked vesion? πŸ™

  • Clubpenguindude123

    can you add skins if you haven’t purchased the game?

    • Withingtonchristopher


    • Roxyvampire82

      No, you have to buy minecraft to change skins.

  • billy

    Β it ssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkksssssssssss

  • Leonjordenreyes

    i cant even figure out how to make a skin lol

  • im sure i can’t make a own it’s not easy

  • jam

    i got a free download of minecraft so how do i upload a skin

  • Logan

    I’m Logan