Create Your Own Cartoon Character

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Have you ever wanted to create your own cartoon character? Well, with the help of today’s technology, you can make your own cartoon character very easily and we are going to take you through the process right now.

In fact, this can be accomplished in a matter of moments. We will present many different websites that allow you to create a cartoon character but let’s get started with this one right now.

I will start out with a simple goal. I want to make a cartoon character out of the photo below:

creating a cartoon character of yourself

He’s a happy guy so let’s turn him into a cartoon in a manner of moments.

Step 1: Visit and click the Getting Started Button.

Step 2: Click Cartoonizer and then Browse Files to upload your photo.

Step 3: On the left side of the screen, choose one of the cartoon characters (as of now, there are just 3 options). After this choice, your photo is now cartoonized and, Voila!, you already know how to make your own cartoon character.

Step 4: Simply click the Save button in the upper right to download the cartoon photo of yourself to your system.

Let’s take a look at the result of this cartoon created photo:

how to make a cartoon character of yourself

You may not want to leave this site just yet. has many more options than the Cartoonizer that are pretty cool and all you need to do is click the category to change the picture.

I like the category called Old Photo to create pictures with a classic look but there are several options available. I think many of these make a great option for a cool Facebook photo (in fact, I am writing this because I saw someone’s cartoon photo on Facebook and loved it.) To the right, you can see an example of the Old Photo choice that I like.

create classic cartoon pictures of yourself

So, make sure that you try out all of these different options. As you can see, it is easy to create your own cartoon character at this website.

Now, let’s have a look at some others.

Other Websites To Create Your Own Cartoon Character is not the only website on which you can make your own cartoon character, but it is the best.

There is a website called which does a similar thing–and perhaps better–but you have to pay for it. And, as Confucious say, “Why pay for it when you can get it for free?

Another site that you might enjoy is On this site, you can make yourself into a Simpson’s cartoon character. The site must be wildly popular because it was down when I just tried to visit it.

You will find many other websites that claim to allow you to create your own cartoon character but I have found that they actually just link back to the ones that I have already mentioned or that they do not function very well.

You will also find many sites on which you can create an avatar cartoon character but on these you are not using your own pictures. You are putting in statistics about a person–hair color, height, weight, etc–and then an Avatar figure is created but it does not look like you.

Videos On How To Make Your Own Cartoon Character

As always, we like to find the how to videos to compliment the topic at hand. To watch the videos, simply click the link and the video will start in another window.

Creating a Cartoon Character Using

If the 4 steps above were too text-oriented, this 2 minute video from illustrates creating your own cartoon character using It’s a very straightforward video that just takes moments to watch.

Create an Avatar of Yourself

In this video, we see used to maximum effect. The trouble with this video is that there is no audio which makes it difficult to follow. However, if you want to see just how far you can take BeFunky, take a look at this 3-minute video about creating an Avatar of yourself to see the just how cool can be.

How to make yourself look like a cartoon for free

Finally, here is one more video about making a cartoon of yourself. Yet again, the author uses the BeFunky website to create his cartoon. This is an informative video lasting just 2 minutes and provides another peak into making a cartoon photo of yourself.

Create Your Own Cartoon Character: Summary

There are many websites that make a claim to allow you to make your own cartoon character. In reality, there is one really good one: It is a great site which really does allow you to get funky while creating cartoon images of yourself.

People want to create cartoon images of themselves for many reasons. For me, the first reason is fun. When things are fun, they need no other justification. It is why our article put your face on a dancing body is so popular. Simply put, it’s fun and cool.

Others also do not want their real picture floating about the Internet. Thus, a cartoon picture or an avatar picture is a great way to modify and masquerade your appearance somewhat.

Whatever your reasons for making a cartoon character of yourself are, I am sure they are good ones.

So, in the end, whether you are creating an avatar of yourself, or you want to create your own cartoon character, just have a visit to BeFunky and you’ll be doing it in no time at all!

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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is writer, traveler, and web content developer. He creates fun, informative how to articles for this site and exercises his creative writing prerogative at

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