Avatars are simple images that internet uses ten to use instead of their real photos on small scale and dimensions. They are everywhere, starting from commenting on YouTube, Twitter profiles, Facebook, and even LinkedIn.

Here, we offer you the best open source and free Avatar creator that you can use totally for free. Even more, you can download, customize, and rebuild the projects with new functionalities on your local machine, as they are Open source apps.

1- Avataaars Generator

The Avataaars Generator is a web-based React app that helps you generate custom colorful cartoon avatars. You can customize the facial appearance, hair, skin tone, mount, nose, eye, and even add cloth and accessories to your avatar.

Tired from customizing your avatar, and want something quick, just click Random button, which will generate a random fancy avatar for you.

After you finish designing your avatar image, you can choose to download it in PNG, or SVG formats. You can also pick the React or image code to embed in your website, app, or code.

The open source code is available at GitHub, and the project has many fans who forked the code and even released customized versions.

2- Boring Avatar

Boring avatars is a tiny JavaScript React library that generates custom, SVG-based avatars from any username and color palette.

The generated avatars may look simple, yet they are beautiful in their own way. The project is an open-source that is released under the MIT license.

You can explore the generated avatars here.

3- Personas

Personas is an amazing avatar generator, by Draftbit. It is developed using Gatsby and Rescript. Personas enables you to create and customize beautiful avatars, change the skin tone, accessories, facial appearance, then download your avatar in usable portable PNG format.

The project's source code is available at GitHub under the MIT license.

4- Avatar Maker

Avatar Maker is another outstanding app that allows you to assemble your avatar from dozens of choices that include hair colors, styles, accessories, cloth, and more.

The app is super friendly, even a child will enjoy creating custom avatar images with it. You can see for yourself in the project demo here.

Avatar Maker is written in the Vue JavaScript framework, and it is released as an open source project under the GPL-3.0 License.

Soon as you are done, you can click on the download icon to get your avatar in PNG image format.

5- Avatar U

Avatar U is a free rich avatar combination library for designers who use the popular collaborative design tool Figma. The designer also offers a Sketch file for designers who still use this old school app.

It is available for commercial and personal use under the CC0 License.

6- Multiavatar

The Multiavatar is yet another open-source project and service that allows anyone to create unique cartoon avatars, however, we should warn you there is no customization there.

The developers built it on top of JavaScript, PHP, and Python as well. Looking for an API to use in your project, Multiavatar got you covered with a developer-friendly one endpoint API.

According to the creator of this project, In total, it is possible to generate 12,230,590,464 (12 billion) cryptographically unique avatars. It means that there are more than enough unique avatars for every person in the world.

As the other previous avatar creators here, you will get your avatar in perfect dimensions in PNG file format.

7- Python Avatar

This is a lightweight avatar generation package for Python. It is meant for Python developers to include in their projects. This project is licensed under the MIT License.

8- Photo to Cartoon

Photo to Cartoon is an AI-based open source project that turns your photo into a cartoon in no time. The script has been tested successfully and released as a plugin for WeChat application, which is not popular as WhatsApp or Telegram.

The project uses Python, TensorFlow, and Python Torch.

9- LiAg : 3D Printed Avatar

LiAg or (Li Xin (Justin Lee) Avatar Generator) is an open source 3D avatar modelling software implemented in React.js and WebGL. It provides web side 3D avatar modeling and rendering service, and users can export the avatars into STL files which can be used for 3D printing.