AI Avatar Generators

Complete Guide: The Best Free AI Avatar Generators

Using neural networks and algorithms, today's most powerful AI avatar generators craft images ranging from strikingly realistic down to completely imagined based on text prompts.

Your quest for the ideal avatar can be hard with the myriad of paid and free AI avatar generators available. This article zeroes in on the top-tier platforms for avatar creation. Get ready to create a digital persona that stands out in the virtual world.

Dawn AI

Dawn AI stands out as a great choice for crafting digital identities, offering a free trial as well as an optional Pro subscription. The app's daily release of new theme packs, over 400 styles, and avatar video creation ensures a rich and varied avatar creation experience. While some avatars may be overly stylized for professional contexts, there are enough styles to create a profile pic for just about any situation.

Key Features

  • Versatile Avatar Creation: Whether for virtual meetings, social media, gaming, chatbots, or marketing, Dawn AI caters to a broad range of needs.
  • User-Friendly Interface: It's easy to navigate through a host of imaginative styles to craft your avatar.
  • Rapid Transformation: Turn selfies into unique avatars with just one click..
  • Cross-Platform: Designed for iPad and also compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, Mac (with Apple M1 or faster chip), and even Apple Vision.

Dawn AI's Freemium model ensures that you can start creating avatars right away, with the option to delve into premium features and exclusive styles through in-app purchases if desired.


When looking for the best free AI avatar generator, you will almost certainly come across Fotor. I have previously mentioned it on our list of anime avatar generators, but it is versatile enough to work in many other contexts as well. Fotor's generator uses artificial intelligence to transform your photos into distinctive avatars, and the platform is user-friendly.

Key Features:

  • Diverse Styles: Choose from a variety of avatar styles such as realistic, cartoon, and watercolor to reflect your persona.
  • Simple Process: Create your avatar in a few easy steps—click "Generate Yours Now," select your gender, upload selfies, and let the AI work its magic.
  • Multi-Purpose Avatars: Whether you're enhancing your social media profile, designing a gaming character, or creating a professional online presence, Fotor's AI Avatar Generator has you covered.

As with many other AI Avatar generators, Fotor employs a freemium model with paid upgrades for more extensive functionality. Nevertheless, its free tier allows you to immediately dive into avatar creation.


Bitmoji has taken a significant leap forward by introducing a new 3D avatar style, which is set to enhance the realism of your digital persona with features like improved hair texture, face shading, and body proportions. This latest update is not just about aesthetics; it also expands the emotional range of your avatar.

Clothing options are front and center in Bitmoji and you have a wide array of choices to dress your avatar in a style that is truly you. Individual clothing items, including one-piece outfits, tops, bottoms, footwear, socks, and outerwear, can all be mixed and matched to your preference.

Key Features

  • Detailed Avatar Modification: Use zoom and rotate within the app to fine-tune every aspect of your 3D avatar.
  • Automatic Upgrades: Users of the Classic and Bitstrips styles will automatically transition to the new 3D style.
  • Access and Editing: Customize your avatar directly on Snapchat or via the Bitmoji app.

The recent introduction of Bitmoji Deluxe has brought hundreds of additional customization choices, allowing for an even more granular level of personalization, such as selecting specific hair colors and styles. This update is available to all iOS and Android users, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the enhanced features. Bitmoji is a free download, but note that there are in-app purchases that provide access to more advanced functionality.

Lensa AI

Lensa AI, developed by Prisma Labs, has carved out a niche in the space of AI-driven photo editing and avatar generation. This app is particularly popular for its Magic Avatar feature, which lets you transform your photos into a variety of artistic styles using AI tech.

Note that Lensa AI requires users to purchase credits or subscribe to access the Magic Avatar feature, although there is also a free version of the app.

Key Features

  • With over 30 graphic styles to choose from, the Magic Avatar feature provides a rich array of custom avatars, each generated through AI.
  • Upon completion of a seven-day free trial, you have the option to either make a one-time payment for a specific number of avatars or opt for an annual subscription.
  • The app can take around 20 minutes to generate images, then you can save your new avatars directly to your mobile gallery.

Accessible on both Apple and Android devices, Lensa AI has garnered a substantial user base, including high-profile creators and celebrities. The app surged in popularity, particularly in November 2022, catapulted it up the App Store rankings, largely thanks to the viral Magic Avatars feature.

Starry AI

Starry AI is not just a free AI avatar generator. It's most of all an AI-driven art creation app. You can still use it for personalizing your digital identity, however, because Starry AI brings a lot of features to the table:

Key Features

  • Choose from a diverse selection of art styles for your creations, including 3D Fantasy, Portrait, Anime, and more.
  • Regular updates adds new AI models, functions, and avatar styles, keeping things fresh and current.
  • Customize your models with different body shapes, clothing options, accessories, and emotions to mirror your real-life appearance or fantasy persona.
  • Generate avatars using a variety of methods: uploading selfies, text prompts, or direct drawing, with tools to manage objects and backgrounds for enhanced visuals.

You can generate up to five artworks daily with the free plan and the results are not watermarked. With paid plans, the platform's art license permits the use of avatars for commercial purposes, as long as they adhere to the content policy and the Stable Diffusion terms.

Good luck!

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Rosalia Williamson

Computer Art specialist with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Loves anime and JRPGs.

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