When I play Minecraft, the skin I created does not display the skin overlay (eg. hoodie/headphones), but when I look at my skin using a viewer (eg. namemc.com or minershoes.com) the headphones and hoodie show up. I have downloaded the Steve template from minecraft.net and layered my skin on top of it and found nothing wrong. Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks in advance!

  • Sorry :) I'm new to Arqade, I had a stack overflow account though.
    – shrey150
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 17:02
  • Where do I add my IGN?
    – shrey150
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 17:03
  • Now, back to the question. Are you using the snapshot at the moment?
    – user114997
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 17:32
  • No I am not. I am using 1.8.8.
    – shrey150
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 19:13

3 Answers 3


Your settings might have these layers turned off. Go to the Options menu and click Skin Customization, then turn the layers you want shown on your skin ON.

  • Also, there might be a similar option within the editor as well. Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 23:45
  • That was redundant, just realized. Lol Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 23:45
  • Thanks so much, I didn't ever think of the possibility that my overlay was disabled in settings... I have no idea why it was anyway :) Thank again!
    – shrey150
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 0:33
  • @shrey150 you're welcome! when in doubt, always check settings
    – 2xedo
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 0:43

In settings, go to skin customization. If you turn all of the options in there off, it takes off all your overlay. If you turn it all on, it puts all your overlay on.

Hope this helped :)

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    How is this different from the accepted answer? Commented Mar 18, 2017 at 11:24

Personally it would be the skin customisation in options but recently this has been happening to me too, but just try skin customisation and see if it works!

  • lol thanks dude but I figured this out 2 years ago xD
    – shrey150
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 15:34

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