Girl with a Purple Bow Skin for Minecraft

Simplicity strikes again with this skin by Cake_Plays_MC titled Girl with a Purple Bow.  Nothing about this skin is terribly complex or unique, and it is not a skin of any recognizable figure – rather, it is simply a well-crafted rendition of a girl wearing a purple bow in her hair, and provides yet another outlet for self expression amongst the millions of Steves in the world.



Cake_Plays_MC is a moderately successful skinner with just over 40 published skins.  I’m a sucker for girls in purple, so this skin automatically wins for me – the only detail I wish it added was a slight mention to the presence of the bow in the side views (possibly via just a single row of purple-faded pixels?).


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.


It is also a good idea to backup your files – even if you don’t think anything will go wrong!  Keep an eye on Cake’s skins for more high quality anonymous characters.  Take a look through this list and comment below with your favorite!

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