How to Download Custom Skins for League of Legends

How to Download Custom Skins for League of Legends

If you are a gamer of any caliber, you have definitely wondered how to download custom skins for League of Legends. Well, you're in luck, as I have all the answers. Using third-party apps, you can download custom League of Legends custom skins from credible sources and websites.


Updated on: 4/16/2024

Top third-party apps to download custom skins for League of Legends.

As a regular streamer and League of Legends loyal fan, I often get asked a lot of questions about this popular game – how and where to download the skins, is using custom skins bannable, and many more.

It is not uncommon for LoL players – including top streamers, to use custom skins from third-party platforms and websites. Custom skins in League of Legends have several advantages, including enhanced textures, sound, fonts, and HUD, making them highly sought after.

However, Riot, the makers of League of Legends, clearly classifies the use of custom skins in the "use at your own risk" category. So getting the LoL skins from a credible source is paramount so you don't get banned.

This in-depth guide on how to download custom LoL skins and where to get them is all you need to know about the topic.

First, a crash course on the apps to download LoL custom skins and the websites to source the skins.

Two of the most popular software used to download LoL custom skins are Fantome and CSLOL Manager.

Keep in mind

Both apps mentioned above are trusted by the League of Legends community and do not expose you to getting banned by game developers since all cutom skins are installed locally on your machine.

Fantome installation
CSLOL Manager Installation

How to download custom LoL skins using the Fantome app

To download custom LoL skins from Fantome, follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the Fantome folder on your PC, usually in the League of Legends folder, and open the app.
  2. Once you launch the Fantome app, you will see the following page (screenshot).
  3. Drag and drop the selected LoL custom skin in the open Fantome window, and the skin will be downloaded to your device.

If the drag & drop feature does not work, try the next option.

  1. Click on the folder image on the Fantome window to “Add Mod.”
  2. Go to the Oberon Kingdom or KillerSkins and choose the League of Legends custom skin of choice, scroll to find the download button, and click on it to save it to your system.
  3. When Fantome prompts you to add the .zip file, locate the custom skin folder in your system and click on the right file to add it to the app.
  4. Keep the Fantome app running as you start a new League of Legends game, and the custom skin should be working without any problems.

How to download custom LoL skins using CSLOL Manager

Assuming you have the CSLOL Manager already downloaded and extracted into your PC, below are the steps to activate the app and download the custom League of Legends skin.

  1. Open the CSLOL Manager folder and locate the ‘lcs-manager’ file with the icon and click on it.
  2. A new page like this will open up.
  3. Click on ‘browse’ at the bottom right corner.
  4. To locate the League of Legends.exe, open the folder using a similar path as below; C://Riot Games/LeagueofLegends/Game/LeagueofLegends
  5. Click to open the app, and the CSLOL Manager is set up to work.
  6. Next, access from a browser of choice and go to ‘All Mods’
  7. Under the champions, choose your favorite one, and the available custom skins will show up for that champion.
  8. Click on the custom skin of choice, scroll to the download button, and hit it.
  9. The custom skin will usually be in the ‘download folder.’
  10. Installing the custom skin to your League of Legends game is pretty easy as you simply locate the life and drag-drop it to the CSLOL Manager.
  11. Check the box of the skin on the manager and click run at the top right corner.
  12. Your new custom skin for League of Legends is now active.
  13. Keep the CSLOL Manager running while you open a new LoL game with the custom skin installed.
  14. To deactivate the custom skin or install and use a new one, click stop at the top of the screen.

Final thoughts

Downloading the custom skins for League of Legends can seem a bit tricky, but if you know the right place to look, like this in-depth guide, it is very easy.

So are you ready to get your LoL custom skins? Check out the apps and websites I have listed in this post.

Alternatevely, check out the video below to see how it works.


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Artiom Pucinskij

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