Philza is known as the King of Hardcore Minecraft. He first rose to fame after an unlucky encounter ended his record-breaking hardcore survival mode save, which he had been playing for more than five years.
Today, Philza boasts more than 4 million followers on Twitch and 2.89 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. In 2020, his fame further spread when he was officially invited to take part in Dream’s ultra-exclusive SMP server.
In-game and on streams, Philza’s character is easily recognizable by its green-striped bucket hat. In this article, we’ll show you how you can download and install your own custom skin to make your Minecraft look just like Philza’s.
How to Get the Philza Minecraft Skin
Unlike many Minecraft content creators, Philza is known for sharing many of the mods and packs he uses in his own streams. However, as of the time of writing, Philza has not shared his official skin for public use.
Luckily, Philza fans have been hard at work creating jaw-dropping custom skins inspired by big Philza himself.
Some of them are pixel-perfect replicas — ideal for those who want to look and play just like Philza — while others offer creative clever twists on the original’s themes and color scheme.
The best part? They’re all available online for free!
Exploring The Skindex
We’ve talked about The Skindex time and time again, and for good reason. Not only is it one of the largest repositories of custom Minecraft skins, but it’s also super easy to navigate.
Our favorite feature of The Skindex is its Skin Editor. That’s right, you can create your very own custom skins, right from within your browser! So, if the Philza skins you find online aren’t quite to your liking, you can always roll up your sleeves and make one yourself.
Using a step-by-step walkthrough on The Skindex’s, we will show you how to get the Philza Minecraft skin. We’ll also show you how to download and import it into Minecraft.
Step 1. Find a Philza Skin
Hop into your browser and open The Skindex’s website. There’s a search bar at the top of the website. Type in “philza” and click the magnifying lens button to start your search.
It shouldn’t take long for the website to show you a long list of all the Philza-related skins in its database.
Unsure of which skin to pick? Here are a few that we recommend:
If you want a 100% replica of the original Philza skin, TippidyToppidy’s *~Philza~* skin is the highest-voted Philza-related skin on The Skindex. With this skin, you’ll be the perfect Philza doppelganger.
TippidyToppidy’s *~Philza~* skin is about as close to the real thing as you’ll get.
We also can’t get enough of this awesome Sadist Philza skin by carrotsprouts. The robe and chains give this Philza remake a touch of class without sacrificing the adorable bucket hat and iconic flip-flops.
carrotsprouts’ Sadist Philza (with robe update) skin is inspired by the Philza-Sadist animation.
HappyDaisy has a cool gender-bending take on the original Philza skin. Aptly named “~ p h i l z a ~ but a girl,” this skin reimagines the Minecraft YouTuber as a woman.
Ever wondered what Philza would look like if he were a girl? HappyDaisy has you covered.
Those were just a few of our favorites. The Skindex literally has pages and pages of Philza skins, so spend a bit of time exploring them. Find one (or more) that you really like before continuing on to the next step.
Step 2. Download the Philza Skin
Click on the thumbnail of the skin you’ve chosen to open up the skin’s page.
The skin’s page contains a bunch of information about the skin, such as when it was posted, how many people have downloaded it, the name of the user who created it, and more.
It even contains embed codes so you can show off your skin on your forum profile or personal website.
You can find a “Download” button on the right-side menu of the skin’s page. Click it to download the skin to your device.
Remember the folder where the skin is saved. You’ll need to find it again when it comes time to import the skin into Minecraft.
Step 3. Import the Philza Skin Into Minecraft
The custom Philza skin you downloaded earlier is usable in both Bedrock and Java Editions, though the process is different for both.
Follow the instructions below that apply to your version of Minecraft:
- Launch the Minecraft: Java Edition launcher.
You can install new skins from the Minecraft: Java Edition launcher application.
- Click on the “Skins” tab.
- Click “Add New Skin.”
- Give your skin a name, then click the “Browse” button under Skin File.
- Select your custom skin file.
- Click on the “Save & Use” button.
- Launch Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.
- Go to the character select screen.
- Create a new character or edit an existing character.
- Select the “Classic Skins” tab (it’s the second tab with the picture of three characters standing next to one another).
- Click on the “Owned” menu item.
- Click on the “Import” button.
- Select your custom skin file.
- Choose the model type (Classic or Slim).
Voilà! You now know how to get the Philza Minecraft skin. The cool part is that these steps work for all custom skins. So, if you want to use a new Philza skin, or try your making your own, just refer to this guide.