10 Websites to Create Your Own Unique Avatar

We all need an identity, a persona that reflects who we are and what we look like, when we are online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc all give you an option to upload a picture as an avatar. Some of us are just not comfortable to use a real picture – for some of us are shy, or ugly. In that case, the best alternative is to create an avatar, a caricature, and use that instead.

Here is a list of 10 websites that will help you create your own unique avatar, even if you have no designing skills. If you know of any more such websites, share them with the world in the comments below.

1. Yahoo Avatars

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Yahoo lets its users create avatars for free with its web app. The avatar is highly customizable; you can choose the location, clothes, skin color, accessories, vehicles and what not. You can then directly export the avatar to your social profiles, or download it.

2. Digibody’s Caricature Maker

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Louai Munajim quickly drew caricatures and broke them down into parts. The caricature maker reuses those elements to create new, funny and unique caricatures.

3. DoppelMe

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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.

4. Avatar.Pho.to

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Avatar.Pho.to lets you create an animated avatar from your photo online! This online avatar generator has a huge collection of avatar templates. There are dozens of fun effects you can apply to your face photo to make it an avatar.

5. UNIQUE by Rasterboy

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This app also lets you customize everything about your avatar except the basic layout: eyes, face, skin color, hair, clothes etc.

6. MadMenYourself


MadMenYourself brings the element of 90’s to your avatar. Think about it: are you a suit or a skirt?

7. BeFunky

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With BeFunky anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks. BeFunky has more effects than any other photo editor and features you won’t find anywhere else. Changing your pictures into oil paintings, vintage polaroids, or pop art has never been easier.

8. FaceYourManga

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Today Faceyourmanga is the only large Social Application where you can create, modify, collect and share your Avatars. Navigate through the gallery of other users, comment and vote on the most original and amusing portraits. Show everyone what you can do!

9. Avatar Face Maker

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In order to upload the finished creation as your avatar, you’ll need to do a screen capture and save it using an image program like “Microsoft Paint” for Windows or “Grab” in Mac OS. You can save it as a .gif or a .jpg with a size of 200×200 pixels.

10. DudeFactory

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Design your very own Dude or Dollz from hundreds of different body parts, clothes, items and backgrounds to express your personality and mood!

  • http://twitter.com/bigjzoo bigjzoo

    I think FaceYourManga is the best.

    • http://www.mashgeek.com/ Karan Goel

      Glad you liked it. Please share with us your Avatar you created.

    • http://nuevoenlinux.tk/ Eduardo Mayorga Téllez

      I agree. I love that maker :)

  • Justin Blanchard

    I think those are so cool. I always have a lot of trouble picking a good avatar, usually I just end up with something plain. But I’ve always wondered how the anime face type avatars were made! Thank you!

    • http://www.mashgeek.com/ Karan Goel

      I’m glad now you got your answer to the anime manga face question. :)

  • jasmeet

    great help i liked dopple me the most . thanks for helping me choose

  • http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com/ Stirring Trouble International

    Well done you have found some really nice graphics icon designers that is really helpful thanks.

    • http://www.mashgeek.com/ Karan Goel

      Glad these resources helped you.

      • http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com/ Stirring Trouble International

        Well done Karan, I like the bit about being ugly subtle but often true, great post these links are very useful for anyone doing social media.

      • http://www.mashgeek.com/ Karan Goel

        Social media, or simply for your own personal profiles, or you could create your own persona online. :)

      • http://www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com/ Stirring Trouble International

        Yes, thanks that’s it.