Find free "Minecraft" skins on sites such as MinecraftSkins.net, MinecraftXL.com, SkinCache.com, MinecraftSkins.com and PlanetMinecraft.com, as of 2015. These sites feature different skin designs available as free downloads, with some sites also allowing users to edit skins prior to downloading.
A "Minecraft" skin is a custom design that allows a player to alter the appearance of her in-game avatar, with the only restrictions being the pixel-inspired grid that all elements of the game use to constrain designs. Many sites feature user-generated skins that resemble real life people or recreate the appearance of popular characters from television, movies and other video games. MinecraftSkins.net features several skin categories that allow users to browse skins according to the source, such as a movie or game, or based on a general theme, such as fantasy skins. It also allows users to edit any skin on the site to further enhance the customization before downloading it.
PlanetMinecraft.com allows users to browse the most popular skins on its site as well as view the most recent uploads. MinecraftSkins.com offers a skin creation tool that enables a user to make a custom skin from scratch. Each site presents skins as downloadable files that the user needs to add to her local "Minecraft" folder to access within the game.