I made a skin by using Skincraft and I exported it to minecraft.net. I chose my skin and uploaded it. At the top it says,

"Your skin has been changed! Please wait a few seconds for it to update."

I went to Minecraft, clicked singleplayer and chose a random world at the top. I looked at my character, but it's still default. Multiplayer won't load for some reason. I don't know what I've done wrong!

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    Do you have a Minecraft/Mojang account? – SevenSidedDie Jun 10 '13 at 23:23
  • yes I do have a mojang/minecraft account – user49947 Jun 10 '13 at 23:56
  • I recall that there is a url you can query to get your skin (it's how other player's clients get them) though I can't find it now – ratchet freak Jun 11 '13 at 9:09
  • @ratchetfreak That would be minecraft.net/skin/<username>.png – Waddling Pig Jan 12 '14 at 4:05

Skins can take time to do the initial trickle down. We (myself and the people I play with on a daily basis) have seen it take over an hour for everyone, including the person in question, to see the updated skin (people could see my Dr Who skin about 20min and 2 relogs before I could!!! Was frustrating :)).

You have done the steps correctly from what you stated in your post. As long as it said the upload is successful, all you should have to do now is wait.

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    I'm sorry. My eyes went straight to the words "Dr Who skin". More details, please. – Coronus Jun 11 '13 at 0:01
  • I've been waiting for it to change for like 2 weeks!! – user49947 Jun 11 '13 at 0:02
  • @user49947 It sounds like you did everything necessary, and need to contact Mojang for support. – Coronus Jun 11 '13 at 0:03
  • no kidding and it's ok – user49947 Jun 11 '13 at 0:04
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    @user49947 Wow, 2 weeks. Yeah that is time to contact Mojang directly. I have never had it take longer than a day for everyone to be on the same page. It usually only takes an hour at most. – James Jun 11 '13 at 0:05

Are you completely positive you restarted your Minecraft or opened a new launcher? In order to see your custom skin, you must successfully exit and restart your whole Minecraft.

Minecraft skins occasionally take a lot of time to upload and change; just be patient or check later by restarting.

Sometimes, the Minecraft Skin server is simply down or not working - check the status of all servers here

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