Change Your Minecraft Skin with MC SkinEdit

If you press F5, E, or I in Minecraft, you know you can see the basic survivor which everyone starts out with. Do you want to be unique? Want to be different? Follow this article to learn how!


  1. Choose or Make a Skin. If you would like to choose a skin, read on. If you would like to create a skin yourself, skip to Step 5.
  2. Go to or look on the Minecraft Forums. Choose the skin you want and download it to your preferred file.
  3. Go to Once your on the site, log in so you can change your skin. Once you have got to the Main page again, click Profile.
  4. Click the Browse button. Once you have done that, find the skin from the preferred folder. Open in and click Upload.
  5. Complete! Now you have changed your skin made by somebody else. If you would like to learn how to make your own skins, maybe even with its own hats, read on to see how to do so.
  6. Download MC SkinEdit. You can get this off the forums. Once you have downloaded and installed it, open it up. Sometimes you have to put in a link, look it up on the forum page you downloaded it from.
  7. Start making your skin. OK, from now on this editor is basically self-explanatory, and you don't need much more detail.
  8. Add noise. Noise can be found in one menu. Drag the bar to 50, and click the Add or Complete button.
  9. Your character will now have lighter and darker pixels on him/her. This is a really cool effect which makes the character look more realistic. This is best going with Camo Outfits and copies of games like Rebels off Half-Life 2.
  10. Save your design. Once you have saved it, upload it to First you click browse, open your skin, and upload it. That should do the trick.
  11. Congratulations! You have created your own Minecraft Skin! Now you can go on multiplayer and brag about your new skin. Enjoy playing about with SkinEdit and maybe even run a small business making skins.


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