CREATE AN AVATAR IMAGE: TEN FREE ONLINE OPTIONS

  1. Marvel Create Your Own Superhero | Make Avatars with Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Thing, Wolverine, and more Marvel Characters | Marvel.com Simple and easy to create superhero avatar creator. (See example to left)
  2. Lego Avatar Creator Easy avatar creator that creates Lego avatars.
  3. FaceYourManga.com | Shake Yourself! A simple cartoon creator - as you might guess, more Manga in style.
  4. Portrait Illustration Maker : Free Illustration Generator! Simple to use avatar cartoon character creator. Just does headshots.  This offers many different options and styles. →
  5. Voki Creator This site allows you to create animated and speaking avatars. You can post a link to these speaking avatars on to your website. They cannot, however, be downloaded.
  6. BitStrips Easy and fun creation of a cartoon character--can design it to look like yourself, if you want to!
  7. HeroMachine I found this site to be a little wonky when I tried it out, but if you can get it to work, I think you’ll like the outcome! I suggest taking a screenshot of the finished avatar before trying to save or print….
  8. Avachara Fairly easy to navigate to create cartoony characters. →
  9. DoppelMe – Free Dynamic Avatars Create simple cartoon characters to represent you as your avatar. Not my favorite, but you might like it.
  10. Underland Chronicles Creature Creator  This option is pretty cool if your avatar is not humanoid.  Please do remember, though, that your character must have 2 arms and 2 legs, (or the equivalent), so that he or she can wear outfits!→

There are many other online options, and if you know of one that you would prefer to use, feel free. You can also create your image in pretty much any other way--drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc.