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.
One of the originals, South Park Studio
Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator: Kind of a neat one, but it could have used some more variety.
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 is basically a Mii creator, and the bodies are horrible.
The Simpsons Avatar Creator is neat, but, to me at least, all of the results feel a little generic.
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 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.
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.