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In Minecraft, is it possible to customize your skin in single-player mode (not just in multiplayer)? How?

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When you change your skin, it affects both single player and multi-player.

If you don't see your skin in single player, make sure you're online so it can download the skin.

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Yes it is possible. Multi-player and single-player modes use the same skin. Create or download your skin, then upload it by logging into, and selecting the Profile link.

Since there's no reflective surfaces in Minecraft, the only way to see your skin in single player is to go to third person view by pressing F5 (and again to switch back to first person view) or simply opening the inventory.

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or open the inventory – Zommuter Mar 16 '11 at 6:08
You're absolutely right. Totally forgot about that. – MBraedley Mar 16 '11 at 10:53
Also you can see it on your arm. – SevenSidedDie Oct 31 '12 at 15:10

Yes. You download the skin you want then go to the profile page on and it should say what to do.

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After downloading a skin, go to Log in and go to your profile, and that's it.

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Answers that just repeat what's already been said are not particularly helpful. Is there nothing new you wanted to add? – SevenSidedDie Oct 31 '12 at 15:12

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