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Top 5 Avatar Generators

Tweet Avatars are everywhere now, from your Twitter profile pic, to Skype, Gravatar to Facebook. If you don’t have one you want one, if you have one no doubt you like to update it every now and then. I recently had to recreate my avatar for my Twitter profile (oo00_Mr_K_00oo), and I whipped open Google [...]

Avatars are everywhere now, from your Twitter profile pic, to Skype, Gravatar to Facebook. If you don’t have one you want one, if you have one no doubt you like to update it every now and then.

I recently had to recreate my avatar for my Twitter profile (oo00_Mr_K_00oo), and I whipped open Google to try and find a generator I had used before – well do you think I could find it?

So I spent a bit of time this morning hunting around for what I thought were the best Avatar Generators I could find.

With out further ado, allow me to present the top 5 Avatar Generators (in no particular order):

1) The Simpsionizer

simpsonsStarting out with everyones favourite, the Simpsons. The Simpsionizer asks you to upload a picture of yourself from which the site will then create a new version of you so you look like a member of the Simpsons Cast. It’s fun but I didn’t have any pics handy so didn’t really try it.

It does look heavily sponsored by Burger King, so you have to look past all the BK stuff branded al over it.

» Visit Simpsonizeme to create your avatar

2) Face your Manga

face_yourIf you don’t know what Manga is, then this probably isn’t the avatar generator for you. This is the generator I often use as the range of options to add to your character is extensive enough to allow you to craft a face that kinda looks like you.

Easy to use, this system has the ability to create boy or girl avatars, and it has a fun range of backgrounds for your avatar to rest against.

Once complete the site will email the PNG file avatar to you so you can use it on your many profiles. This generator supports multiple languages

» Visit Face your Manga to create your avatar

3) Noble Avatar

nobleI’ve included this in here for no other reason other than it’s not flash based. Most of the online character creators use Flash – it’s a good tool for this sort of thing.

Noble Avatar uses a Java Applet, meaning you have to download it, but hey, if you don’t have Flash then this could be the way to go.

The characters look good, and it seems to be pretty powerful and being a Java Applet it should run in any browser.

» Visit NobleAvatar to create your avatar

4) South Park

southparkOkay, we couldn’t include the Simpsons without including that other irreverent cartoon, South Park.

This Avatar creator is really well created with a lot of care and attention going into it. Very simple to use, you can craft an avatar based one and existing South Park character. You start off with one of their characters, complete with face, and then begin to customise.

You’ll have heaps of fun with this one, and end up with a full character for use in your profiles.

» Visit South Park to create your avatar

5) Mess Dude

messdudeMess Dude is a load of fun, it had me smiling the whole time I was playing with it, I think it’s just that goofy as look on your characters face as you work with him.

This generator is one of my favourites, with heaps of options to craft the perfect character for you. Change so many aspects from eyes to tattoos even give your character things to hold onto and places to visit – like London.

» Visit Mess Dude to create your avatar

So there you have it, 5 really great avatar generators, but you know what. There is just one more I’d like to share with you.

BONUS: Unique

uniqueUnique is one of those sites that makes you go “Oh Wow”. Created by the guys at Raster Boy Unique is so well created, with such incredible attention to detail, all aspects of this generator have had some TLC, and it shows.

Create a boy, or girl, massive range of options from eyes to hats, and more you’ll never run out of options to add to your character. You can even add these cute little pets to your character – hmm I think I’m going to have to make a new one soon!

I HIGHLY recommend you check out Unique for your next avatar – hell, Unique is a reason to go and CHANGE your avatar.

» Visit Unique to create your avatar

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