Sure, you can quite happily play Minecraft with one of the default skins and have a great time while you do it - but can you handle the jealousy if you spot someone else who looks like your favourite character from something like Star Wars?
Luckily, the choice of who you want to be is yours as there are so many skins that you can get your hands on and there are many that come from some of the biggest franchises out there - from DC to Marvel and some Disney classics.
Check out our guides for how to tame a fox in Minecraft, and how to enable ray-tracing in the block-builder, if you are looking for more from Minecraft. But for now, let's get back to Minecraft skins!
We have chosen some of the best that you can equip in the game right now. Whether you're a Star Wars fan, a supehero obsessive or more of a TV person, there will be a Minecraft skin for you! Read on to find yours.
The best Minecraft Skins for superhero fans
Kicking off with Deadpool, because he would likely have something to say to us if we didn't – this skin was made by KingJohn01 and is an amazing one to own because, well, because it is Deadpool and he is one of the most legendary characters out there.
The toughest superhero around? Quite possibly, but we can say for certain that Wonder Woman - or Diana Prince - is a skin that we would want to wear in Minecraft. Seeing her super suit in Minecraft form really is quite the sight - we adore it. There are actually a few different Wonder Woman skin variations you can choose if you wanted some variety too.
"I am vengeance! I am the night! I am a Minecraft skin!"
Get the Dark Knight himself as a skin for Minecraft and you will join many others who have done the same - it is up there with the most popular skins you can own.
We love this skin 3000! If you are over the devastating events of Avengers: Endgame and you are ready to have some Iron Man in your life again then grab this skin. A very significant enemy of Tony Stark appears further down this list too...
While he is the former Captain America now if you go by the MCU timeline, you can relive the days of Steve Rogers with this Captain America skin. It might make Cap look cute rather than a formidable warrior, but still it's a great skin and another Avenger to add to the skin line-up.
Let's finish up with one of the biggest and the baddest super-villains around - Thanos himself! The man who had the power to wipe out 50 per cent of the universe is now a Minecraft skin and he is a go-to choice for us – and as a Minecraft skin, he actually looks, dare we say it, quite cute!
The best Minecraft skins for Star Wars fans
"WWWWWWWGGGGHHHRRRRW" is Wookie for "Hey look, I'm a Minecraft skin and you should totally play as me". Alright, so it could just as easily mean that Chewy needs some water but regardless, play as one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time in Minecraft with the Chewbacca skin!
Lando was one of the best characters in the original trilogy and we will hear no more about it - yes, we think Donald Glover did a great job in the somewhat underrated Solo, but nobody can match Billy Dee Williams. So play as the legendary and classic Lando in Minecraft with this awesome looking skin!
Jabba the Hut
Another Star Wars classic character now and this time it is the villainous Jabba the Hut! So if taking on the form of one of the biggest space gangsters around appeals to you then Jabba up and get playing.
The best Minecraft skins for movie fans
We could not do this list without mentioning at least one major Disney animated character and while there are many that you can choose from, Elsa looks so great as a Minecraft skin that we had no choice but to pick her for this list!
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Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford may have been injured on the set of the next movie but he is fighting fit as a Minecraft skin. So make the wait for the next film a little less painful by dressing up as the man himself in the game!
Next up is just about the creepiest thing we have ever seen. Yes, you can get a Pennywise skin and walk about the world of Minecraft making everyone else uncomfortable. But if you do decide that this is the skin for you, may we suggest reevaluating your life choices?
Get out of the swamp and into the block-filled world of Minecraft with Shrek. This is another go-to skin for us - just look at him! There is also a Donkey skin but it does not look anywhere near as good as we had hoped - so we'll always favour Shrek.
The best Minecraft Skins for TV fans
There may not be the option to catch Pokémon in Minecraft but that does not mean that Ash Ketchum is a no show! And if you are a fan of another pop culture icon named Ash, you can also get the Ash skin for The Evil Dead franchise!
Knock back a few cans of Duff beer and make sure you have a tray of pink doughnuts at the ready as you can play as the lovable Homer Simpson in Minecraft if you equip this skin! It's not just Homer that's available though as you can get skins for the whole Simpsons family - including baby Maggie.
Bob the Builder
A fitting skin to have for a game like Minecraft that involves lots of building, Bob is another that you can get in the game. Sadly, he doesn't just take over all the building for you and he offers no extra skills, but if you are going to go around building things then you may as well do it while looking like Bob the Builder!
It's not easy being green, but it is easy to walk around the virtual world of Minecraft while looking like Kermit the frog! There is many a muppet that you can appear as in Minecraft but it has to be Kermit for us - a true muppet legend if ever there was one.
Relive the glory days where most of us loved Games of Thrones and weren't let down by a rushed ending with this skin of the Mother of Dragons herself! But if there is also a Jon Snow skin doing the rounds then keep them apart - for multiple reasons.
The best Minecraft Skins for gaming fans
Geralt of Rivia
We will never tire of playing The Witcher games, so Geralt's Minecraft skin is a go-to for us and definitely one of our personal favourite skins that you can get hold of in the game.
The wait for the hugely anticipated Halo Infinite has felt like an eternity and seeing as we still have at least a few months to go until we can finally start playing it, why not bring some Halo into your Minecraft world with this super cool Master Chief skin?
We could have gone with any number of Mario characters here, even the moustached plumber himself, but let's allow Yoshi a moment in the spotlight! It's just a fun-looking skin this one and the green really makes it stand out - so it's our choice from the world of Mario.
Every game needs a character as cool as Tomb Raider legend, Lara Croft, and Minecraft is no exception. We seemingly have no new Tomb Raider games on the horizon in the near future so you may as well create some new adventures for Lara in the Minecraft world.
The wait for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 may be a long one with late 2022 being the current release date, so kill some time by bringing Link into your Minecraft adventures. Or play every Zelda game in order - whichever you fancy!
If you love the game Tetris, and you should because it remains a classic, then this skin is a must-own. Even if you are not a fan of the game it is still such a fun and unique looking skin that you may want it anyway!
The best Minecraft Skins for music fans
No, we are not joking as you actually can get a skin of singing sensation Billie Eilish while playing Minecraft now. And she has a skin, based on the music video to Bad Guy, that is far more detailed than you may expect - have a look close up when you have this skin to see what we mean!
Until the pop-culture machine serves up an official Ed Sheeran video game (oh man, doesn't that sound scarily feasible?), this Minecraft skin is the best way for Sheeran's many fans to dress up as the musician in the gaming world. The wristbands are a nice touch.
It'll only take a quick search to discover that there are actually loads of Lady Gaga skins in Minecraft for players to choose from, with pretty much all of her famous fashion choices being adapted into the game by loyal fans from around the globe. We'd expect no less, to be honest with you!
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