Where Can You Find Minecraft Skins Online?

By Jack SteinLast Updated April 22, 2019
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When it comes to open-world games, Minecraft is king. The world itself is filled with everything from icy mountains to steamy jungles, and there’s always something new to explore, whether it’s a witch’s hut or an interdimensional portal. And of course, there are no limits on what you can build and create.

Given how control over the environment is at the heart of Minecraft’s appeal, it’s perhaps unsurprising that many players want just as much say over how their characters look as the world around them. Through custom skins, players can do just that. Countless digital artists have created skins based on anything you could imagine, from viking warriors to super heroes to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and uploaded them online for other players to use. Check out these websites for a look at some of the best Minecraft skins around.

Minecraft Hub

As the name implies, this site is a huge hub for everything Minecraft. The community is made up of more than 450,000 Minecraft enthusiasts and counting, and the website itself is home to mods, texture packs, seeds (codes for specific Minecraft worlds) and more.

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The selection of skins on the site is truly impressive. Options include everything from SpongeBob Squarepants to Iron Man, and new skins are added all the time. If you find yourself having difficulty hunting down the perfect skin, you can also turn to the Minecraft Hub community for help or recommendations. While you need to register with the site to be able to post, membership is free.

Planet Minecraft

Planet Minecraft is a family-friendly community that provides creators with a place to organize and share their Minecraft creations. You can browse the latest skins (roughly 1.5 million and counting) as well as texture packs, mods, servers and more.

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The website is also a great place to meet other people with a passion for smiting creepers and hunting for diamonds. In addition to an online forum, Planet Minecraft maintains its own Discord channel and hosts special events and contests for players to participate in.

The Skindex

While the previous sites are excellent resources for all kinds of ways to mod minecraft, The Skindex focuses only on custom skins, but what it lacks in breadth, it makes up for in depth. There are pages and pages of skins to choose from, each with user ratings and comments, and no shortage of creative designs to help your character stand out from the crowd.

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Speaking of designs, The Skindex also sets itself apart by hosting a tool that lets you create your own Minecraft skins in case you’d rather not choose one made by someone else. And if you saw a skin in a video on a server somewhere but don’t know where to find it, there’s even a tool for recreating skins from screenshots.

Tynker

Tynker is an online platform that helps kids learn how to code. Some of its visual programming courses incorporate Minecraft into the lessons, and the company’s website hosts numerous mods, addons and more. Custom skins are no exception — there are numerous family-friendly choices, including Saitama from One Punch Man, a panda girl and more.

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While some Tynker content requires a subscription, you can get access to all of the site’s Minecraft content (as well as 20 free coding games and more) by signing up for a free account. Tynker itself is geared toward audiences ages 5 through 17, but its Minecraft content should appeal to players of all ages.

NameMC

While NameMC offers many of the same features as other leading custom skin sites, it’s unusual in that it maintains a registry of player names (hence “NameMC”). It also has a special section dedicated to Minecraft capes, which in most cases can only be obtained through special promotional events.

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Not all players are likely to make use of these features, but the site still boasts an impressive selection of skins, so it’s worth a visit either way. You can track the number of times a skin was downloaded or favorited as well as which skins are most popular on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, as well as which skins are the best of all time.

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