Today I bring to you a skin that I love for two reasons. Firstly: it is purple, the color of excellence. Second: it was so masterfully crafted that it brought a tear to my eye. Actually, I was just cooking with onions, so that could be it. Nonetheless, Crafty’s unnamed purple girl skin is definitely something you don’t want to pass up!
This skin is simple in concept – just a normal girl with some striped clothing. Its detail is phenomenal, though; she boasts an adorable little hat (bonnet? Beret?), striped long sleeve shirt under a T-Shirt, and striped stockings (not tall socks – look at the sides of the legs – a great detail in itself).
It may be an odd compliment, but Crafty did a great job on these stripes. Many skinners get stripes all wrong – too stark, poorly coordinated colors, don’t match the outfit – but Crafty did it just perfectly.
Finally, the shading on this skin is completely flawless. It’s been a while since I reviewed a skin where I could say this without even a single negative point – but Crafty seems to simply understand how light and shadow works, and puts this knowledge to good use on the Minecraft player model. Well done!
Nameless purple girl is awarded one out of one skin titles, and Crafty is awarded ten out of ten ambiguous headgear items.
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.
Since this skin doesn’t really have a name, what would you name it? Leave your idea in the comments!