Today I bring to you a different kind of fan skin. This is a fan skin of a Youtuber whose channel name is KermitPlaysMinecraft. HannahLikesCats of PlanetMinecraft has crafted an interesting spin on this player’s personality.
My favorite part of this skin, hands down, is the use of the helmet layer to put a second face on the model. I could easily envision seeing someone standing around with this skin, only to have them turn around and realize that I was looking at their back. Amusing to say the least.
Being completely honest, the shading isn’t exactly mind blowing – it is average, and does a decent job of describing the form, but that is all. The novelty of this skin is definitely in its homage and the hilarious Kermit face on the back of the head.
I briefly browsed through Hannah’s other skins and can see that she is in the process of improving her work. If you like this Youtuber or wish to support a budding skinner, definitely give this skin a download.
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. 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:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
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.
Who is your favorite Minecraft related Youtuber? Do they have a fan skin yet? Post their names and/or skins in the comments below!