Tag: Avatar

The Digital You (Avatar Creator Roundup)

Note: I will continue to append creators I encounter to the end of this post – please leave a comment if you know of one I’ve missed.

For demonstration purposes, I’ve included a number of versions of myself, as well as adding my impressions of each site. For those creators that didn’t seem to include a simple method for saving to a file, I used Print Screen and pasted the image into MS Paint.

South Park Studio
One of the originals, South Park Studio

Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator
Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator: Kind of a neat one, but it could have used some more variety.

Dream Avatar Creator
Speaking of variety, I was pretty surprised by the variety in Dream Avatar Creator. It’s unfortunate that the final image size is so small.

My Avatar Editor
My Avatar Editor is basically a Mii creator, and the bodies are horrible.

The Simpsons Avatar Creator
The Simpsons Avatar Creator is neat, but, to me at least, all of the results feel a little generic.

Planet Creation Avatar Creator
I like the cartoon-style of Planet Creation’s avatar creator, but I may be biased, as it’s one of the few that I encountered that seemed to cater to my choice of hairstyle.

Doppel Me
Doppel Me has some great options – and I really like the feel of the final product – but, like Dream Avatar, it’s held back a bit by sizing.


M&M Creator
Man about town, bmj2k, of Mr Blog’s Tepid Ride, noted The M&M creator in the comments. I believe it actually acts as a cautionary tale regarding hair on candy.

'Av at 'er? Ugh.

This article about an Avatar 3-D pornographic rip-off has been making the rounds:

Hustler announces that its version of the environmentally themed blockbuster will be the company’s highest-budget production to date.

Director James Cameron has seen plenty of parodies of his science fiction film “Avatar”, but porn giant Hustler is the first to offer a take on the mega-blockbuster in three dimensions.

In a weird way, this will be an interesting test – historically, where pornography has gone, technology and art have followed. My money is still on 3D as a passing fad, but who knows, maybe cartoony, three-dimensional genitalia is where the technology really hits its stride.

They’ll need to overcome a major hurdle however: I can’t think of a single decent pun to sexualize the title ‘Avatar’.