Don’t want to share your real life picture on your social media platforms? A little insecure about displaying your face on the interwebs? Perhaps you’d like to avoid from people stalking you down? Do away with those worries by utilising some of these sites/apps that allow you to turn distort your real life pictures or create your very own cartoon character(s) that best represent you.

Best of all, you can do it all on your own!

Face Your Manga


Most of these apps are free to use though some might need a registration or installation. That having said, they only require you to only upload your pictures and start creating.

So go get busy with these:

1. Portrait Illustration Maker

The first one on the list is Portrait Illustration Maker, a free cartoon avatar generator. You just need to hit the “Randomizer” button and the site will automatically generate avatars randomly. Avatars can be manually modified too. Save ’em when you’re done and you’re free to use it across all your social media platforms as much as you want!

Portrait Illustration Maker

Visit the website here.

2. Face Your Manga

Face Your Manga is by far the best website to create and share a cartoon version of yourself. It’s a simple web app that allows you to choose popular avatars as well as create your own (if you’re super creative) with all the customisations you can imagine! You may also opt to modify other ready-made cartoonised faces and make them yours.


Face Your Manga

Visit the website here.

3. Moron Face

So what if you think you don’t look good? We bet thousands of people out there feel the same way as you. What if we told you that you can purposely capitalise on that fear and create funny-looking images of yourself? Moron Face is the perfect website for people who just want to be funny with their own pictures. Distort them as much as you like, nobody will judge you. Go on, have fun!

Moron Face

Visit the website here.

4. Cartoon Photo

This website has proven to be one of the leading providers in this avatar-making field because it has been doing so since, like, forever! Cartoon Photo allows users to cartoonise any photo or landscape within seconds. All it requires you to do is to upload your picture to the site. You can even make animated avatars of yourself! Fun times ahead.

Cartoon Photo

Visit the website here.

5. BeFunky

Love tinkering with photos because you’re creative like that? Here’s a website that will allow you to create almost anything! All you have to do is provide a digital image and the rest if up to your imaginative mind – with the help of the tools on the the BeFunky site, of course. See if you can top even yourself! Psst. It’s absolutely free, by the way.


Visit the website here.

6. Dude Factory

Want an avatar but want one that people will still somewhat take you seriously for? Then Dude Factory is your answer. It allows you to create your own avatar which will express your different moods! There’s also a wide variety of outfits and body parts for you to choose from. Yes, it’s also absolutely free!

Dude Factory

Visit the website here.

7. Build Your Wild Self

Now, this one’s a little bit different. Build Your Wild Self allows users to create weird avatars with a combination of yours on top of the addition of some unconventional body parts – of insects, birds, and animals. We dare you to go wild with your own combinations and the available tools. Interesting, to say the least!

Build Your Wild Self

Visit the website here.

8. Cartoonize

As the name suggests, this website is completely focused towards creating creative cartoon versions of yourself. Cartoonize can turn your photos online into cartoon characters for absolutely free. You just need to upload the pic from your PC to the website and after that you can choose a numerous effects to cartoonize your face.

Visit the website here.

9. Custom South Parks

What’s that? You’re a big South Park fan? Then some good news is in store for you! Now, you can create your very own South Park avatars and use them as just about anything you want e.g. Facebook profile photo, Twitter display picture, Instagram content, etc. Customise your avatars from top to toe and you’re good to go! Oh, and yes, this one’s absolutely free.

South Park Avatar

Visit the website here.

10. DoppelMe

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, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, and almost anywhere else on the web. It’s free and there are no Flash, ActiveX controls, downloads or toolbars needed – just your browser and a few mouse clicks. That’s it!


Visit the website here.

11. MadMen Yourself

When you design an avatar using the MadMenYourself avatar maker, you can choose everything from the shape of your creation’s eyebrows to the type of cocktail held in their hand. The options are almost limitless – you can even decide whether they’re poolside or in a SCDP business meeting. You ain’t a real Mad Men fan unless if you have you very own Mad Men avatar, we say!

MadMen Yourself

Visit the website here.

12. Mii

If you don’t already know, a Mii is a free-form digital avatar used in Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles. The concept allows users to develop a likeness (or a caricature) of themselves, other people, or invented characters. Now, there’s a website that allows you to create your own Mii to use as an avatar! Very basic, very straightforward, but a lot of fun.

Mii Avatar Creator

Visit the website here.

13. Manga Avatar Face Maker

Manga is a popular website to to create cartoon avatars of yourself. The tools provided there to create cartoon avatars of yourself are very easy to use. With a simple and straightaway interface, Manga Avatar Face Maker lets you choose your skin tone, hair styles, eyes, mouth and more. You can make look-alike cartoon character of yourself.

Manga Avatar Face Maker

Visit the website here.

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the above sites and if which one was your favourite!

If you have any other sites that you’d like us to add to the list, drop us a message in the comments box below 😉

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