The incredible game of Minecraft allows you to put on any character you wish you could have in real life. You can become anything from an Alien to Michael Jackson in the space of a few minutes and what’s not to love about that?! The look your character can attain is called a skin and is available for you to download off of a website that has them! This post is all about how you can change the way you look in Minecraft, so let’s get rolling, shall we?
Below is how a standard character in Minecraft looks like. This one is called Steve (there is also another guy called Alex) and yes, he does not look all that appealing, does he? If you are not sure how to take a look at your figure in the game, then press the F5 key and everything should work perfectly. If you want to change the angle, press that key again and you will be able to see his little face up close.
Playing as Steve is basically a clear sign that you are a noob and who wants to be called that?! Let’s get you some decency back with a new look! The process of changing a skin in the game of Minecraft is so ridiculously easy, so stop fumbling with your thoughts and proceed to read the instruction!
The PC user instruction
You would not believe how easy the process of changing a skin in the PC edition is. It, however, depends on the way you choose to install it, so check out the instructions and pick the one you think is more suitable to your preferences!
How to Change a Skin In-Game
Minecraft is known to have its numerous updates that allow all the users to be as lazy as they want to. One of the last updates provides any user with an ability to buy a new skin inside the actual game. The feature is called a Skin Chooser and the one and only thing you have to do is to click on the button situated below your character. It should resemble a clothes hanger.
Doing that allows you to go to the preview section where you can select pretty much any skin the game presents you with. There are many that are free, yet some still have to be purchased with the help of Minecraft Coins. Such skins have a white lock icon on them, by the way.
How to download a skin from the Internet and install it
But the Skin Chooser is rather boring, isn’t it? It would be a lot more fun if you could find a skin that is a movie character or an actor! Guess what – you can do that! You only have to go on the website that provides you with a variety of options (we recommend you www.skins4minecraft.com, of course). But what should you do on that website?
Step 1. Pick and download a skin (or a set of skins)
So what is exactly a Minecraft skin? Well, basically, it is a very small image created in a PNG format.
Please note that you have to remember the exact folder you have saved the skin file into.
Step 2. Log in to the Minecraft website (Minecraft.net)
Log in to your profile on the official Minecraft website as soon as you have downloaded the skin (or skins) you wanted to. There you will have to click on the ‘Profile’ button. Type your e-mail and password in and then click ‘Sign In’.
Step 3. Upload the skin to the website
Once logged in, you should hit the ‘Browse’ button, which will take you to the files you have on your computer. Find the skin you have previously downloaded and select it. Press the ‘Upload’ button and the message with a confirmation should then pop up.
Step 4. Open the game file and put your skin on!
Now, the only thing that is left for you to do is to enter the actual Minecraft. If the game is now open, you should close it and then open in again. There, you should load your world up and then press the F5 key which will allow you to see your fresh skin. What’s cookin’, good lookin’?
Step 5. Make your skin even cooler!
If you did not know already, you can incorporate some separate items and put some hats or jackets on your skin! You do not need to install a new mod to do so – you can do that in the game menu.
Open the ‘Options’ menu and then hit the ‘Skin Customization’ button. Yet the only thing you have to be aware of is that only the most recent skins can undergo such an operation. Have fun with your play!