The best Minecraft skins you can download right now

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:00 GMT

There are hundreds of Minecraft skins out there to download, from superheroes to gaming legends, so here’s our pick of the best.

Skins are a fun way to show off to everyone how cool you are. If you use Minecraft seeds or mods, you’ll be able to find a skin that ties your theme together perfectly.

There are so many different kinds of skins to choose from, and some of them truly are the stuff of nightmares. If we’ve missed your favourite, leave a comment and we’ll consider adding it in.

How to install and equip Minecraft skins

To equip a new skin, click on the coathanger icon then choose the blank skin. You’re then looking for a Choose New Skin button, which will open up your folder. Choose your skin from the folder and away you go. You can download skins from sites like which have hundreds of different styles to choose from, or you can make your own on Minecraft Skin Editor.

The best Minecraft skins

We’ll be including skins from various genres such as video games, TV and film and Mob skins, so there’s plenty to choose from to help shape your island into the perfect paradise or nightmare.

Video game Minecraft skins

  • Link
  • With this skin, you can tear up the landscape as one of the most beloved protagonists of all time.

  • Altair
  • Avoid being seen and falling off high ledges as you make your way around your friend’s Minecraft creations as Assassin’s Creed’s Altair.

  • Kratos
  • SWhiel you can’t throw an axe at your enemies, you can stomp around the map and shout “BOY!” at folk as the powerful God of War, Kratos.

  • Solid Snake
  • A strong man doesn’t need to read the future; he makes his own – in Minecraft.

  • Tetris
  • Celebrate your love of Tetris 99 with this funky Tetris skin.

  • Master Chief
  • Something, something, something, I know what the ladies like.

  • Pikachu
  • Here’s the perfect skin for all you Pokemon fans out there. Pika Pika!

TV and film Minecraft skins

  • Chewbacca
  • Roar your way across the world as Chewy.

  • Jar Jar Binks
  • You know you love him really.

  • Iron Man
  • Cry no more! Iron Man can live forever with this skin.

  • Groot
  • I am… Groot?

  • Batman
  • It was a toss up between the Arkham Knight and OG Batman, and we’ve went with the Adam West variety.

  • Finn the Human
  • Recreate Finn and Jake’s treehouse, grab a friend and mess around as Adventure Time’s heroes. The fun will never end, it’s Adventure Time!

  • Elsa
  • Hey, girls need Minecraft skins too! You need to let it go…

  • Peppa Pig
  • While a little terrifying, your wee ones will love playings as kid’s TV favourite Peppa Pig.

  • Homer Simpson
  • D’oh!

  • Demogorgon
  • Now you can horrify your friends and foes as Stranger Things’ antagonist nightmare, the Demogorgon.

Mob Minecraft skins

  • Enderman
  • Play as this fresh hell every day and scare off your neighbours.

  • Zombie
  • Brraaainnss?

  • Pigman
  • Know what your map is missing? Zombie pigs.

  • Creeper
  • Trick your friends as you cosplay as a Creeper.

  • Rainbow Creeper
  • This colourful iteration of the Creeper is perfect if your horror style is more flamboyant.

  • Grim Creeper
  • Death is coming, Creeper style.

Colourful Minecraft skins

  • Overworld 2.0
  • This colourful skin encapsulates the Minecraft title screen.

  • Candy girl
  • A bright girly skin that also comes with a cool emo phase.

  • Rubik’s Cube
  • A Minecraft rendition of the most frustrating toy in existence.

  • Pink TV Head
  • Video killed the radio star.

  • Purple Alien
  • We’ve stormed Area 51 and brought you the purple alien from within.

Animal Minecraft skins

  • Kitten
  • This cat skin is only slightly less frightening that the new Cats trailer but is 100% my favourite.

  • Panda
  • Pandas are cool, OK?

  • Pug
  • Who doesn’t love pugs? Now you can be one!

  • Sheep
  • Bah.

Bonus round: worst Minecraft skin

Donald Trump
The best thing you can do here is to persuade a friend to use this skin then politely ask if you can batter them.

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