Back to School Skin

If you’re dreading to go back to school, fear not!  This Back to School skin by OreoVal is perfect for the inner reluctant schoolgirl in everyone.


This adorable new female skin texture features short, pigtailed blonde hair with a tiny pink bow on the back.  The front displays a white shirt and pink overshirt or sweater of some kind, while the back is adorned by a decent-sized blue backpack.

If you’re looking to capture the essence of pure innocence, this is the skin to consider.  The shading on both the skin and hair is well done; not too exaggerated, but not too bland.  You can actually differentiate the fingers and see where her knees and elbows would be, which is something rather rare in most skins.


I personally appreciate this skin because it is not the typical Japanese schoolgirl look; rather, it is what seems to be a genuine attempt to capture the appearance of the skinner or perhaps the general look of her peers.

Now – if you are observant, you may have caught something unusual about the image above.  The catch with this skin is that it’s backwards!  This may turn some people away (get it?), as it is a little unconventional.  The creator has not stated a specific reason for this, other than it being a simple complete-and-tag challenge.


Perhaps it was meant to display their unwillingness to be dragged back into the mundane routine of school.


Installing the Skin


For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.


For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:


  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.


Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.


With school looming over the horizon, summer vacation is drawing to a definite close.  Do you have any plans for the remaining days of summer?  Post them in the comments!

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