Alright, if you've bought minecraft, you can now choose a new skin! That means we all don't have to be dirty miners. I'm posting up some of the skins i've made over the time, and changing your skin is as easy as pie.
To change your skin, go to www.minecraft.net, then go to preferences at the top, and load up the desired skin file ( .png only)
^ The adventurer. Basically a blonde haired blue eyed dude wearing green pants, brown boots, studded leather chest plate and steel pauldrons and leather vambraces.
^ The Knight
A simple kind of Runescape type armoured knight in steel armour, has green helmet plummage, and a cross trimmed breast plate
Looks really funny in survival mode though when you put on actual armour in game..I'll have to make like a page/squire character probably.
^ The Spartan
Mind you, not the 300 spartan, but a historical one, with a muscled bronze chest plate, helmet and matching vambraces. He has a light tan and those tall marching sandals.
^ The Viking Raider
A typical viking raider, blonde haired blue eyed, has a nasal helm, studded leather chestplate and matching leather accesories.
^ The Viking Jarl
An upper class viking warrior, blonde haired blue eyed, wearing a chain maille hauberk, nasal helm, leather boots and vambraces.
<- Also brown haired version for the one above.
^ The Draugr ( Viking Zombie )
A zombie of scandinavian origin, kitted in old armour.
And that's the ones i've made so far.
I take requests if they interest me, and i usually do historical ( Like renaissance or bronze age ) type things since the just fits with the theme of Minecraft pretty well.