Looking for the very best Minecraft skins? Minecraft has been out for over a decade, and there are nearly as many skins nowadays as there are Minecraft players. It's easier than ever to create your own Minecraft skin from scratch using online skin creator tools - but for those of you who don't want to spend time doing that, you've come to the right place.
Below we've put together our list of the 64 best Minecraft skins on offer as of 2022. We've divided these skins into categories so you can easily find the best skin for you - whether you're after animal skins, or skins based on your favourite Marvel or videogame characters, you'll find something here that you'll want to wear in your latest Minecraft world.
We've even included a download link for each of these 64 skins so you can quickly get to showing off your new look in-game!
Here are the best Minecraft skins:
- Iron Man
- Captain America
- Black Widow
- Darth Maul
- John Wick
- Homer Simpson
- Katniss Everdeen
- Doctor Who
- Princess Jasmine
- Autumn Girl
- Bunny Girl
- Plum Girl
- Gamer Girl
- Red Creeper Girl
- Dino Girl
- Among Us
- Lara Croft
- Gordon Freeman
- TF2 Spy
- Stan Lee
- Abraham Lincoln
- Albert Einstein
- Lionel Messi
- Chuck Norris
- Neil Armstrong
- Steve Irwin
- Tabby Cat
- Upside Down
- Ice Cream
- Rubik's Cube
- Minecraft Overworld
- Grandfather Clock
- Zombie Pigman
- Diamond Armor
Best Minecraft skins for Marvel characters
Walk the walk and talk the talk as everyone's favourite Avenger with this faithfully rendered classic Iron Man skin. Works even better if you get hold of some Elytra!
Download link: Iron Man skin
That really is America's ass. Lead the Avengers on their next death-defying caper as Captain America himself. Now all you need is a Resource Pack that turns shields to vibranium.
Download link: Captain America skin
Mr Stark, it smells like a new car in here! It may not give you the ability to shoot webs from your wrists (you'll probably need some Minecraft mods for that!), you'll certainly look the part with this instantly recognisable skin.
Download link: Spiderman skin
Cue the Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin! The God of Thunder's red cape and flowing hair are brought to Minecraftian life with this excellent Thor skin.
Download link: Thor skin
Smash some mobs as the Strongest Avenger with this Hulk skin, which, despite being confined to regular Minecraft skin proportions, is still unmistakeable as the Hulk.
Download link: Hulk skin
Ms Natasha Romanoff has changed her looks a number of times over the course of the MCU, but this skin brings back the classic red hair from when we first saw Black Widow in Iron Man 2.
Download link: Black Widow skin
A worthy skin for those handy with a bow in Minecraft. There was also a skin specifically for Endgame's Hawkeye, but it wasn't quite as recognisable as this one is.
Download link: Hawkeye skin
That smile really is infectious, isn't it? Conquer half the Minecraft universe as the ultimate MCU villain, clad in his nigh-indestructible Uru armour. I feel sorry for any lowly Minecraft mobs that attempt to take down the leader of the Black Order.
Download link: Thanos skin
Best Minecraft skins for Film and TV characters
Anything involving Ray Park is always cool as hell, and Darth Maul was no exception. Now you can don this legendary villain's trademark look for yourself.
Download link: Darth Maul skin
"Ahh, I was wondering what would break first: this obsidian, or my pickaxe!" Bane was a great villain, and this is a fantastic skin, so how could I not include it?
Download link: Bane skin
A great skin for injecting fear into the hearts of your enemies as they realise that John Wick, Baba Yaga himself, is after them. The suit and tie are perfect, as are the little blood pixels dotted about his face and cuff.
Download link: John Wick skin
I know all these skins are in the same pose, but why does this one in particular look like she really needs the bathroom? In any case, this Hermione skin is adorable.
Download link: Hermione skin
Few Minecraft skins make me laugh out loud, but this Homer Simpson skin was definitely one of them. Amazing work to whoever made this one.
Download link: Homer Simpson skin
Another great choice for seasoned archers, this Katniss skin is an incredibly faithful reimagining of the Hunger Games star, from her hair to the quiver on her back.
Download link: Katniss Everdeen skin
There are two types of Doctor Who fans: those who know 10th Doctor is Best Doctor; and those who are in denial. All you need now is to create a TARDIS out of a Minecraft Banner.
Download link: Doctor Who skin
Enter a "whole new world" (ouch) with this faithful and surprisingly recognisable Princess Jasmine skin. Now all you need is to befriend an ocelot called Rajah.
Download link: Princess Jasmine skin
Best Minecraft girl skins
One of my favourite Minecraft skins on this list, Autumn Girl is just unbearably cute, with her little cap perfectly rounding off her wonderfully-designed, colour-coordinated autumn outfit.
Download link: Autumn Girl skin
The big blue bow and brilliantly textured brown hair of this lovely Wander girl skin are the standout elements here. And the peach cardigan is similarly detailed, making the whole skin very easy on the eyes.
Download link: Wander skin
There's something so endearing about the two symmetrical locks of hair falling down from this Bunny Girl's face. That and the little ears on the sides of the hoodie really make this particular Minecraft skin.
Download link: Bunny Girl skin
Another very colour-coordinated Minecraft skin, Plum Girl is much more vibrant than most, helping you to stand out from any Minecraft crowd.
Download link: Plum Girl skin
This is a fairly simple skin illustrating a brunette with long hair wearing a blue shawl. What sets it apart from the many similar skins out there is the texturing on the hair and the shawl itself. It just looks really, really good.
Download link: Marina skin
This Gamer Girl Minecraft skin is one of the most popular skins out there. It's cute, it's well-designed, and with the grass block on her front and the Creeper face on her back, there's no doubt what this gamer girl is sitting down to play.
Download link: Gamer Girl skin
Red Creeper Girl
Red and black is such a good combination. That's certainly the opinion of whoever created this Red Creeper Girl skin of a redhead wearing a black Creeper hoodie with a red Creeper face on the back.
Download link: Red Creeper Girl skin
Simple and adorable, this Dino Girl skin is bound to help you stand out from the crowd in any Minecraft world. The rainbow socks are a particularly nice touch.
Download link: Dino Girl skin
Best Minecraft skins for videogame characters
There's an Among Us skin of every colour on the MinecraftSkins site, but to me, for some reason, pink is just the colour of Among Us. Look at that face. Think about how much deception is going on behind that mask.
Download link: Among Us skin
Kratos (God Of War)
Send foul beasts back to the depths of Hades as the God of War himself with this exquisite and unmistakeable Kratos skin. Seriously, who else could that be?
Download link: Kratos skin
One shot, one kill. Joining Hawkeye and Katniss in the battle for best sniper, this Widowmaker skin is the best of all the Overwatch skins I've seen.
Download link: Widowmaker skin
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
I can't help feeling that if Minecraft were made of triangles rather than blocks then this skin would be even more accurate - but regardless, this is a great skin for any adventurer.
Download link: Lara Croft skin
Windranger (Dota 2)
Feel the wind in your hair! Over here we have yet another bow extraordinaire with this brilliantly designed Windranger skin from the Dota 2 roster.
Download link: Windranger skin
Link (Legend of Zelda)
We couldn't have a list of videogame character skins without Link. There have been many Link skins over the years, but this one is probably my absolute favourite.
Download link: Link skin
Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
Wake up and smell the ashes with this utterly recognisable Gordon Freeman skin. Even from a distance you'd know who this is.
Download link: Gordon Freeman skin
TF2 Spy (Team Fortress 2)
Someone put in a lot of work to recreate each TF2 class on the MinecraftSkins site - but the Spy is my favourite. That's exactly him. So simple but so brilliant.
Download link: TF2 Spy skin
Best Minecraft skins of famous people
We're all used to seeing Stan Lee in everything, so why not throw Minecraft into the mix? If you're looking to carry on the legend of the late great Stan Lee, you can't do much better than this.
Download link: Stan Lee skin
The 16th President of the United States has never looked blockier. This Abraham Lincoln skin is smart, distinctive, and definitely good for a laugh.
Download link: Abraham Lincoln skin
A surprisingly accurate rendition of one of the world's most famous people. Einstein may have been smart, but can he think his way out of a Creeper explosion?
Download link: Albert Einstein skin
Lionel Messi, Argentine football player, considered by many to be the world's greatest footballer. You'll need to be sure on your feet to feel at home in this skin.
Download link: Lionel Messi skin
They say Chuck Norris sheds his skin twice a year. What people don't realise is that you can wear one yourself with this skin of the legendary martial artist.
Download link: Chuck Norris skin
Looks just like him, don't you think? Take one giant leap for Minecraft-kind with this skin based on the world's most famous astronaut.
Download link: Neil Armstrong skin
Play as the Crocodile Hunter himself with this surprisingly recognisable Steve Irwin skin. A great skin to use when trying out modpacks that add new animals!
Download link: Steve Irwin skin
Good luck trying to pull off those famous Gangnam Style moves in-game, but you can certainly look the part with this spot-on Psy skin.
Download link: Psy skin
Best Minecraft skins for animals
Hands up who saw this and immediately thought of Men in Black? No? Just me? Forget it, just enjoy this adorable pug skin.
Download link: Pug skin
Protect your friends and annihilate your enemies with this grizzly bear skin. Just one look into those tiny staring eyes will be enough to send them packing.
Download link: Bear skin
I love pandas. Do you love pandas? You should love pandas. And now you can get to be a panda! And then you will definitely love pandas. And I will love you.
Download link: Panda skin
Venture forth from the Antarctic plains and into new biomes as this cute penguin skin. Though in reality a human-sized penguin would actually be very scary.
Download link: Penguin skin
The king of the jungle, the Lion is best for players who just want to lounge around, yawning and doing little else. At least that's what I've gathered from my trips to London Zoo.
Download link: Lion skin
This cute ol' wolf skin is great on its own, but even better when used as a wolfy template which you can customise to make your own unique lupine creation.
Download link: Wolf skin
The most sickeningly adorable skin on this list, the fluffy white bunny is designed to lure your opponent into a false sense of security before charging at them with your Sharpness V diamond sword.
Download link: Bunny skin
This is probably the best cat skin out of the dozens I've come across online. Great fur, great texture, great ears, all wrapped into one big adorable package.
Download link: Tabby Cat skin
Best Minecraft abstract skins
One of the quintessential and most popular abstract skins, this Upside Down Steve skin is bound to elicit an appreciative chuckle from those who see you for the first time.
Download link: Upside Down skin
If you like ice cream, then this skin is for you. If not, well... You've got some things you need to sort out in your life. Like not liking ice cream. Seriously, who doesn't like ice cream?
Download link: Ice Cream skin
Another "practical" Minecraft skin, this Dirt skin in theory allows you to blend in with your surroundings as long as you're still. The grass on top doesn't help with this, but it makes it look nicer!
Download link: Dirt skin
A homage to the only game out there to contend with Minecraft's vast success, this Tetris skin is extremely vibrant and attention-grabbing, and bound to turn a few heads.
Download link: Tetris skin
This was one of the first abstract skins I ever saw, and it amazed me at the time because I'd never thought of having something other than a face on a skin. Great idea, well executed.
Download link: Rubik's Cube skin
Speaking of great ideas, this Minecraft Overworld skin uses the skin as a canvas to paint a picture of the Minecraft world, from the sky all the way down to bedrock. Of course, this skin may need updating after the 1.18 update shakes up Minecraft's terrain generation!
Download link: Minecraft World skin
A number 2 Pencil skin with an eraser for a head is another skin that is bound to turn some heads and make those around you chuckle as they remember their childhood.
Download link: Pencil skin
Possibly my favourite ever idea for a skin. This grandfather clock skin is absolutely beautifully designed, from the clock face itself to the swinging pendulum in the chest. Sublime.
Download link: Grandfather Clock skin
Cool Minecraft skins
Of course we had to add the OG Herobrine skin in here somewhere. It's probably the most famous Minecraft skin besides the original Steve (and now Alex).
Download link: Herobrine skin
Thatssssss a very nice ssssssskin you have there. Scare the living daylights out of friend or foe alike by sneaking up on them without warning wearing this Creeper skin.
Download link: Creeper skin
It's hard to translate the intimidating stature of an Enderman onto a Minecraft skin, but this one does a laudable job of it. Now you just need to learn to croak like one too.
Download link: Enderman skin
Wearing this pixel-perfect Zombie skin, the only giveaway that you're not a real Zombie is the lack of raised arms as you walk. Besides that, what more could you ask for?
Download link: Zombie skin
With this Zombie Pigman skin, you can hang out with your friends down in the Nether, and for once look the part too.
Download link: Zombie Pigman skin
There's something about the image of a sheep walking on its hind legs like a human that really brings a smile to my face. With this sheep skin, you can help spread that same laughter.
Download link: Sheep skin
This Mooshroom is just a delightful skin. Weird but cute, instantly recognisable and distinctive, and just a great, well put together skin (the udder in particular is a nice touch).
Download link: Mooshroom skin
Probably the most practical skin in this entire guide. Fool other players into thinking you're kitted out in full diamond armour. Particularly good for PvP servers!
Download link: Diamond Armor skin
That wraps up our list of Minecraft skins. If you want to check out your new skin in the best possible lighting, go ahead and download one of the best Minecraft shaders on offer. Alternatively, check out our guide on how to find Diamonds and Netherite to find out how to kit your new self in the best possible equipment.