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Extremely simple avatars

The examples shown below work with all avatar types.
For basic usage just provide a UUID or a username:
For size control, add the desired size in pixels after specifying the username:
For avatars without the helm element, add /nohelm to the end of any URL:
And for a URL with a file extension, you can add a .png at the very end of any URL:

8px up to 600px

Isometric Head

8px up to 600px

Isometric Body

8px up to 600px

Random avatar

8px up to 600px

Full body

8px up to 600px

Combo avatar

8px up to 600px

If the player does not own a cape, an HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found error will be returned.

Default skins:

Get skin:

Download skin:

Direct skin switch:

About Caching

MCHeads caches skins for 6 hours
Images are also cached in your browser for 6 hours until a new request to MCHeads is made.

When you changed your skin you can try clearing your browser cache to see the change faster.
MCHeads deletes expired cache every 30 minutes.

About Usernames

We strongly advise you to use UUIDs instead of usernames! UUIDs never change while usernames do.
Looking up players by username has officially been deprecated by Mojang ever since UUIDs were introduced.

Malformed usernames are rejected.

About UUIDs

UUIDs may be any valid Mojang UUID in the blank or dashed format.
Malformed UUIDs are rejected, and all features on MCHeads support UUIDs


MCHeads supports Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, so you can make AJAX request from other sites!


Attribution is not required, but it is encouraged.
If you want to show some support for this (free!) service, place a notice like this somewhere: Thanks to <a href="">MCHeads</a> for providing Minecraft avatars.

HTTP Headers

Responses come with some custom HTTP headers, useful for debugging.
Please note that these headers may be cached by CloudFlare.

  • X-Has-Failed: Details about the request status
    • true: The request went well, there were no issues on both sides.
    • false: Either mojang's server are down or the user requested a malfored UUID/username.


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