There are thousands of custom Minecraft skins out there -- some are good, but most aren’t. Lately, people have been trying to find a way to make their skins look better, and the solution was the HD format. It allowed the skin makers to create skins with as much as 1024 pixels.
If you want to use these types of skins, then all you need is to replace the default “steve.png” skin with the HD skin of your choice (just make sure that your version of Minecraft supports the given resolution), and you will have a new awesome playable character.
Here are 15 of the coolest-looking Minecraft HD skins for all kinds of tastes.
This Deadpool skin is a real masterpiece! You’ve never seen a Minecraft skin with such attention to detail. Everything from head to toes is delicately crafted to give you a real Deadpool HD skin.
The finest part is his belt, where you can see a smaller replica of the Deadpool’s mask. There are also a few utility bags hanging alongside the strap that makes him look totally badass.
Iron Man is the ultimate superhero. This HD skin is about as well-made as possible with the right colorization and positions of small engines all over the costume.
You can use an Iron Man skin on a server dedicated to superheroes and amaze everyone with this fantastic design.
Venom is one of the scariest-looking villains of all time. His ability to shapeshift allows him to induce nightmarish visions that are perfectly transferred into this gorgeous HD skin.
The open mouth of Venom is transparent, which makes the skin look extremely vicious. Get this one if you want to scare the living hell out of your playmates.
The titular character from Friday the 13th finds his way into Minecraft with this first ever HD Jason Voorhees skin.
The mask creates a good impression, although the rest of his body still looks kinda pixelated. Anyway, you won’t find a better-looking Voorhees skin, so take this one, if you need it.
This character skin has nothing to do with Overwatch -- it’s the specialized, higher-ranking soldier from Half-Life 2.
It has a distinguishing helmet with a big red ocular lens in the middle and a characteristic emblem on its shoulders showing that he belongs to the Combine Overwatch infantry.
This Mario HD skin shows a more mature and grown-up version of the Nintendo character. His face expression also shows that he is not kidding and should be taken seriously.
It’s still a fun skin with all the familiar bright colors, which you can take into the harsh environments of Minecraft.
Now here’s the skin that can be used for battle mini-maps. This golem is huge in size and makes a pretty gruesome impression on your enemies.
You may know that golems have 100% knockback resistance in vanilla Minecraft. This is a great defensive mechanism, especially when you get confronted by hordes of mobs.
You can find foxes spawning in Minecraft only in the case if you’re using a Mo’ Creatures mod pack. Otherwise, there is not a single fox to be found in the game... except this one -- Foxy from Five Nights at Freddy's.
This Foxy HD skin is adorable even if you don’t really like the patch over its right eye.
Originally, this gruesome creature appeared in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3. Springtrap was the main antagonist of the game, and it looked like a damaged rabbit.
This Minecraft HD skin makes it look more like a zombie rather than a rabbit, but it doesn’t really matter, because the skin is simply mind-blowing.
Unfortunately, the limitations of the Minecraft skin don’t allow for a spine on a skelly’s neck and his back match, but other than that it’s a pretty good HD skin.
If you’re having a Halloween meet-up in a co-op game, then this skin would fit the occasion just perfectly.
Here is a completely original skin that hasn’t been copied from any other source. The character wears a peculiar mask with a red scar and a school jacket.
This skin was created by the PlanetMinecraft user “wRay,” who also made many other cool skins, but this one is definitely his best.
Cats are awesome! This Minecraft HD skin is completely original and dedicated to those who adore cats. But it’s not just a domestic type of cat -- it’s a warrior cat, who is ready to fight for his life.
Although this cat may look cute, its color pattern is clearly inspired by a white tiger – one of the fiercest predators of the wild.
This one is very unusual, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not well done. Actually, it looks great, especially with those tentacles.
You will like this skin if you’re getting tired of the same ol’ skins that everybody’s using. So, if you want to surprise your buddies, then get this squiddy ASAP.
We’ve had tiger-like cats prior to this, but this scientist tiger is on a whole other level. It’s the cutest-looking tiger you will ever see.
Make no mistake, as this is not some kind of an armor set, so don’t go into fights with it. Instead use it as a fancy cosplay on one of your private servers.
The last one is for all the fans of the Creepypasta and one of its scariest characters -- Jeff the Killer. It is rightfully considered to be one of the creepiest internet memes.
Originally, the character was created by “killerjeff” user on Newgrounds website, and later it took on a life of its own.
What other cool characters would you like to see in Minecraft HD format?