16 Free Sites to Create Cartoon Characters

Have you ever wondered, looking at your Facebook, MySpace or Gravatar how do people manage to make cute faced cartoons of themselves. It is infact quite easy to make such cartoons. There are infact numerous sites in the internet using which you can make cool cartoon or avatars of yourselves. Today, we are going to discuss the best of such sites which are offering such service for free(You may need to send a picture or register in some of the sites).

1) FaceYourManga.com

I think this is the best of the lot. I was impressed a lot by this site. Its highly customizable and has no learning curve to create an avatar. Has got Multiple language support. It also allows us to send the avatar that we created to our email address.

2) SimpsonizeMe.com

Have you ever wanted to be one of The Simposons? This website will allow you to convert yourself to a Simpson character. You will have to upload a photo of yourself to get started.

3) Yahoo! Avatar

I bet everybody knows about this. This is one of the oldest and one of the best Avatar creation service. This also supports mix and match features so that you can get the best custom avatar

4) BeFunky.com

befunky Another cool site. ByFunky.com has a lot of features, right from making a pencil skecth of oneself to changing photos to UAvatars. Using this site you can add many photo effects to your photo.In any case you will have to upload your photo.

5) South Park Studio

In this site you can change yourself to a South Park Character. If you are a South Park fan you may like this.

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6) WeeWorld

WeeWorld is a social network built for fun where you can meet and interact with WeeMees, invite friends, send messages, play games and create your own online cartoon page. It’s a cartoon that looks just like you. Think of it as your own personal avatar or icon.

7) Portrait Illustration Maker

Potrait Illustration Maker is another site where you can make a avatar or cartoon character of yourself. Here too you can mix and match and also you can select random avatars.

8 ) Meez

Meez is a social entertainment website where user can create their own animated 3D avatars or “3D ID”. These avatars can be used in customizble rooms in social networks like Facebook. You will love playing around with them

9) Buscar Messenger

It dosen’t have many feature but if u want to get a custom avatar quick this is your best bet. The original site is not working nowadays, so after a lot of googling around I found out another site which uses the same application of Buscar Messenger.

10) Joystiq Mii characters

Think of it as creating your mii avatar but online for the use in the world wide web.

11) Moonjee

Virtual makeover and Make a face.

12) GoAnimate

This tool allows you to make your own animated cartoon character online. You have to Sign Up.

13) Cartoon Photo

This tool allows you to change the facial expressions in photos of people. Make a sad person smile, or make a most cool-headed one wear a surprised expression.

14) The Simpsons Movie

This is the film’s promo site that allows you to create your own simpson like character with wide collection of eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles and clothes available.

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15) KusoCartoon

Easily converts your digital photo into a cartoon character. Just select a style you want to draw cartoon and upload your picture. In few seconds your photo will be converted into cartoon character. You can also add cartoon bubbles on the cartoon picture. Supported formats are – jpg, bmp, png


IMVU is another service where you can make your own 3D avatar and do a lot of cool things