Though the era of Vocaloids may be coming to a close, their popularity and influence on internet culture is undeniable. This skin however has absolutely nothing to do with Vocaloid.
Okay, that’s not entirely true – user LIL_Danica has created a fan skin of another user’s mascot. User _Rin_Kagamine_ posted a drawing of her character, Purple Stripes, on her Minecraft page:
As a tribute to _Rin_Kagamine_’s skinning talent, LIL_Danica recreated this character in Minecraft skin form:
The resemblance is pretty close, but aside from that, it is overall simply a great quality skin.
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.
Do you have any original characters that you think would make awesome Minecraft skins? Post links to drawings of them in the comments below!