Get Famous with These Minecraft Celebrity Skins

From Joan Rivers to Julianne Hough, Minecraft players really want to be an odd assortment of celebrities.

I'm not going to beat around the bush here: you Minecraft fans are a weird bunch. Just take a look at that image up there. Somebody spent a whole lot of hours painstakingly recreating Hugh Laurie's face next to a Mariachi player in ugly blocks.

That's not even the weirdest place Minecraft fanatics are willing to go, either. From nude skins (why? what is appealing about nudity in Minecraft's pixelated format?), to NSFW seeds based on porno terms, this low-res phenomenon isn't shy about delving into some truly bizarre depths.

I don't know why I expected any different, but Minecraft fans also have some truly odd celebrity preferences. You aren't trying to make your characters look like Ariana or Kanye or even Trump. Nope, the most searched-for celebrity Minecraft skin this week was none other than...

Joan Rivers

Wait... what?!? Of all the celebs in the world, this is the one you want to explore pixelated biomes with? Here's the best part -- no one has actually made a Joan Rivers skin yet. I've scoured the Internet and found absolutely nothing. It's sadly a Minecraft desire that will have to go unfulfilled -- for now.

I've never made a custom skin myself, so I'm no help there, but I figured I'd try my hand at some mock-ups by pixelating a few pics of the prolific (and sadly now deceased) comedian. Here are my sad attempts at what Joan might look like in Minecraft:

 Hmmm... that's not going to work

 Oh dear god we've gone terribly wrong here

 Why do I keep creating horrifying monstrosities? Is this why no one else has made a Joan Rivers skin yet?

 No question - this is the one. We're keeping it.

Gareth Bale

Get Him Here!

Full disclosure: I had absolutely no idea who this dude was prior to today. Apparently, he's Welsh and he plays soccer -- and tons of people want to be him in Minecraft. He's also apparently signed with his team through 2022. So this one will be relevant for a little while longer. 

 This also looks nothing like him.

Julianne Hough

Get Her Here!

For a few minutes there, I was really worried about you guys and thought you'd abandoned your desire to mod games to add in attractive blonde women.

But that was a misplaced fear, because after Joan Rivers and Gareth Bale, Minecraft players really, really want to be this Hollywood C-lister and Dancing With The Stars champ.  

Hats off to whoever made this skin too, because the resemblance is simply uncanny.

 The source material

 Nailed It! It's like a perfect double!

Britney Spears

Get Her Here!

So this one at least makes some sort of sense, although now I'm asking myself: do kids these days even know Britney Spears was a thing and she wasn't just that lady who shaved her head and went nuts?

There was a whole generation of us growing up being told what a bad influence she was on our morals with her sultry dances and risque songs. Personally, I was blasting a lot of Dimmu Borgir and Hecate Enthroned at the time, so maybe all that parental outrage was a bit misplaced. And on that note...

 Hey, at least this kinda looks like her!

Black Metal Guy

Get Him Here!

...here's a corpse paint Minecraft skin so you can bring out your inner Hoest or Shagrath! Granted, most people may not think of black metal vocalists as celebrities (and you're wrong by the way), but we've got a pixelated Joan Rivers flipping everyone off up there, so really anything goes here.

 How is this the best one of the bunch?!?

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What did you think of these celebrity skins, and what famous actor, musician, or athlete would you like to dress up as in blocky Minecraft format?

And on a less silly note... Are you on the lookout for some quality Minecraft seeds to try out your new celebrity skins? Be sure to check out our master list of the best seeds here.

Published Jan. 28th 2017

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