Suppose that you want to protect your privacy by using a cartoon character to represent yourself on the Internet, then you can either apply cartoon effect to your photo, or create a custom virtual character and dress it up with various of preset items.
We’ve rounded up 15 best sites for creating cartoon characters, as seen below:
1. Pick A Face
Pick A Face is a online free cartoon avatar creator, it allows to create a custom cartoon character to represent your appearance.
First select your gender, then you can choose your face shape, face mark, facial hair, eye shape, eyebrow, nose, mouth, ear, hair( short hair, long hair ), coat( unisex, accessories ), glasses and background pattern from the library to customize your appearance.
It enables to change the color, size, direction and position of each object. Finally you can save the resulting photo as a 215×215 pixel image in PNG format.
Click here to browse the faces gallery created by other guys, if you like a certain photo, just right click and save it to your computer.
This nifty little flash program lets you create a cute cartoon photograph to represent yourself, all items are well designed, it’s strongly recommended!
The only drawback of it is that you’ll have to capture the screen, crop the image and save it with an image editor manually.
3. Dolldivine Anime Avatar Creator( Female Only )
This is a pretty flash game which lets you dress yourself up with different hair style, eyes, mouth, hats, sun glasses and jewelries, etc.
The final image can be saved as a 200×200 pixel jpeg file, but you can resize it with online photo editors.
iPiccy Photo Editor is one of the best online photo editing websites we’ve covered before, it offers various of photo effects( cartoonizer, HDR, pencil drawing, pencil sketch, etc. ) to turn your photo to a different style.
The cartoonizer effect enables to convert your photo to cartoon, you can tweak the color level, smoothness, fade percent and blend mode, it might cost you several minutes to get a perfect result.
To use Pixton, at first you should sign up and activate your account, then hit the “CREATE YOUR PIXTURE” button to create a profile pixture, press the “add character” button to select your desired character from the preset library, you can select a man, woman, pet or animal.
Once the character is added, you can translate, rotate or zoom in / out it; edit its expression( eyebrow, eye, mouth ); move your face, neck, arm, body, necktie; rotate your head; edit the color of your hair, eyes, eyebrows, nose, ears, mouth, face, coat; select preset poses or expressions.
In addition, you can add speech bubble, prop and background to the scene.
WeeWorld allows to choose your gender, head shape( oval, round or square ), eye color and get dressed with over 200 different items.
FaceYourManga is a simple to operate web app that allows to generate a virtual character of yourself with different shape, ears, eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, lines, details, hair, eyeglasses, necklaces, earrings, piercing, tottoo, gadgets, masks, jackets, ties, scarves, hats, etc.
Cartoonize lets you turn your photo to cartoon online for free, first upload your picture from disk or URL, then choose the effect you desired and press “Cartoonize now” to convert yourself to a cartoon character.
Alternatives to Cartoonize:
To use Yahoo Avatars, you’ll need to sign in with your Yahoo account, then you can choose your mood( happy, excited, sad, angry, special ), skin colour, face & eyes, tops, bottoms and extras.
You can also dress up yourself with branded clothes like Vanilla Sky Denim Mini Arizona “Dakota” Slip-on, George Washington’s Uniform, Fashion Goddess w/Gray Skirt & Top, Pepsi Black Pullover Top, Princess Leia Slave Outfit, etc.
10. Dress Up 24/7( Female Only )
Dress Up 24/7 is identical to the 3nd website we’ve introduced.
There’re many similar games that lets you dress up yourself on this website, such as Rainy Days, you can click the hair to change your hairstyle, drag and drop hats, glasses and jewelries.
11. Custom Anime
This anime avatar maker allows to define your virtual figure with a sufficient quantity of hair, eyes, mouths, shirts, tops, pants, bottoms, shoes, hats, glasses, masks, eyebrows, make-up, facial hair, beards, mustaches, jewelry, piercings, tatoos, weapons, guns, knives, bubbles, bodies, etc.
On this website you can create and customize an animated character to express yourself, you can even add your voice to let it speak out for you.
With this online avatar creator you can make a cartoon character by specify your skin tone, emotion, hair style, top, bottom and accessories.
This is a free website devoted to creating cartoon image of yourself, it enables to build yourself with headgears, ears, face, arms, legs of human or wild beasts.
Portrait Illustration Maker is a free service dedicated to helping users make cartoon characters with a large quantity of preset items in the following categories: Hairstyle, Face line, Eyebrows, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Body, Mustache, Wrinkles, Accessory, Hand, etc.
Feel free to check out more online cartoon character creators: