There are a lot of great avatar creation tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:
Avatarist– Choose from lots of different avatar options.
Avatarize Yourself– As in the movie Avatar. Seriously.
Clay Yourself– Create a clay version of you and your friends now!
DoppelMe– With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web.
GIFMaker.me– GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated gif images online freely and easily, no registration required.
Manga Avatar– Create an Anime version of yourself.
Marvel Create Your Own Super Hero– Create your own superhero with Marvel’s Superhero Avatar Creator!
Mii– Create a Wii-like avatar.
The Mini-mizer– Create a LEGO-type avatar.
Picassohead– Piccassohead, a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso.
PickaFace– Pickaface.net is a free web application to create avatar online.
Rasterboy– A custom character generator that goes as far as your imagination.
Shrink Pictures– Turn a photo or picture into an Avatar for your favourite Forum.
Voki– Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character.
Wimp Yourself– Create a drawing of yourself ala Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Yearbook Yourself– Place your face in vintage photos.
Help Build the Toolbox
If you know of other great avatar creation web tools, please share them in the comments below.
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