How to get skins in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Minecraft is undoubtedly a game about customization, and player skins are one of the most notable extensions of it. Skins allow Minecraft players to change the look of their avatar and give it a personal touch.

Just about every character imaginable has been skinned thanks to Minecraft’s dedicated community, and Mojang has also released tons of licensed skins available for download.

Acquiring skins and changing them is a little different for each version of Minecraft, but fortunately for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition players, the process is more or less as simple as in Java Edition.

Minecraft: Acquiring Skins and Modifying Them in the Bedrock Edition

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition implemented a skin creator and customizer that was not present in Java Edition (Image via Mojang)
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition implemented a skin creator and customizer that was not present in Java Edition (Image via Mojang)

When it comes to acquiring skins for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, players have a few options. Sites such as The Skindex and NameMC contain user-uploaded collections of a large number of skins available for download.

Mojang also offers skin packs that players can purchase using Minecoins and offers licensed content from franchises such as Mass Effect and Sonic the Hedgehog, to name a few.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition also features a character creator that can modify skins with free and paid cosmetics. Some cosmetics in the Character Creator can also be earned through achievements.

Once players have uploaded or created a custom skin they would like to use, setting it to the player’s active skin is a breeze. Everything players need to do is listed below:

  1. Launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and press the “Profile” button in the main menu.
  2. In the profile menu, switch to the character model you want to apply the skin to.
  3. Select “Edit Character” at the bottom left of the profile menu.
  4. Once in the character creator, players can select uploaded skins or upload new ones. However, if players want to upload a custom skin from a .PNG file acquired from a skin site, they will want to select the “Import” option. This can be found on the second tab under the “Owner” category.
  5. Select “Import”, then navigate to the skin’s .PNG file. It is best to download it and keep it in an easily accessible folder.
  6. Once the .PNG file is selected, players can choose between having a normal or “thin” character model. The “thin” model has a leaner physique, including less bulky arms.
  7. Once the player has selected their model, the application process should be completed and they can enjoy their new Minecraft skin. If at any time they want to change their skin again, they can repeat this process or enter Bedrock’s character creator and select a new pre-made skin from those available to them.

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