This nameless skin by mUSICkAT has joined my list for the best original skins on Minecraft. I have dubbed it: Nameless Classy Girl.
Sometimes specific details are what truly define a skin’s greatness. Personally, I feel that the hat is the most clever use of the assets, though as kAT has pointed out it was an idea borrowed from another user (Meggles, whom I have reviewed here before).
One user in the comments for the skin’s page made the observation that this girl looks like a classy piano player. With the fancy button-down dress shirt, black dress shoes, leggings and skirt, I couldn’t agree more.
In terms of technical execution, this skin is above average. The shading makes sense, the colors match and are neither under nor over saturated, and the attention to detail is great. Taking into account that this was an original skin, I award it 76 out of 88 piano keys.
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.
What would you name this skin? Leave your answer in the comments below – if I like it, I’ll change the title to it!