Like many others I thought this assignment was so much fun! I felt like I was young again creating characters to play as on the computer. I used to always try and make them look like me, so I really enjoyed turning myself into a Peanut and Powerpuff Girl. Its every girls dream come true! LOL!
Anyway, I was really surprised at how many options there were to choose from on both websites. The Peanutize Me site actually had the exact pair of glasses I wear. Well maybe not exactly, but they were pretty darn close. This site also had a great selection of outfits! I would actually wear what I am wearing as this character, in real life. It was adorable that the background I wanted to use actually put Snoopy right next to me because my dog is my best friend! This made perfect sense and matched who I was very well!
The Powerpuff site was also great! While it did not give you as much of a selection as far as style and color, there were a lot of pre-set outfits and other settings to choose from. Again, I found a similar pair of glasses and an outfit that I would actually wear which was really cool. They also had a dog that I could put next to myself… so I obviously did! I really liked that this site gave me a few options for what I wanted to download after it was complete. You had the option of a plain background avatar, using a selected background as wallpaper (which I did) or a gif with a cool animated background.
Here are both side by side:
Like I said, I feel like these really capture the essence of who I am! lol!! This is also a great promotional tool for the both of these shows and movies because it actually made me want to watch them! By giving the fans a fun, interactive way to transform themselves into Peanuts or Powerpuff girls, it makes them feel connected to the show! It really took me back to the time when I used to watch Peanuts and the Powerpuff Girls! Overall, this assignment was a lot of fun and I was really impressed with all of the options and interactive features you could add to these characters.