A question about skins (the gaming type)

Anyone know where I can find a history? Google just feeds me golf info.

Hopefully this wikipedia article would be helpful:

I think it started with Windows 95 allowing customisable themes, and then WinAmp lets you do it.

I know there have been problems with Marvel Comics complaining about people using Incredible Hulk skins (big guy, green skin, purple pants) without licensing rights: and EA had a problem with nude skins.

But otherwise there seems to be a dearth of information, or perhaps I’m just looking in the wrong places.

I believe what you want is more commonly called “textures”.