Has anyone else noticed an abnormal amount of cartoon images on their Instagram feeds lately? I have. Last week, one of my friends posted a picture of a cartoon girl’s face with short hair and glasses. Her caption said, “It’s me as a cartoon!” I brushed it off because I had no idea what it was, but the next day, three more of my friends had posted similar pictures. And the next day, even more. By the end of the week, I was like, “Okay, what the heck is going on?!”
What’s going on is the new app iMadeFace, which is super popular right now. People are apparently all about creating cartoon versions of their face, which iMadeFace allows you to do. I’ll just be honest here: the majority of the images I’ve seen really look nothing like the person they’re supposed to. Confused and intrigued, I downloaded it for myself.
So how exactly does iMadeFace work? It’s actually the most simple and basic thing ever. I assumed that you downloaded a picture of yourself and then the app created a cartoon that looked like you. I don’t know why I thought that, but doesn’t that kind of make sense?
Anyway, the app doesn’t work that way. Basically, you just create a cartoon version of yourself out of… nothing. You can pick your face shape, your hair, your eyes, your nose, even your eyebrows. You can change the color of basically everything (except for your eyes, which makes me sad) and there are tons of different options. There has to be, like, 50 different hairstyles to choose from.
Oh, and you can also include cute little add-in’s, like some seriously fabulous sunglasses or text to go along with your face. The text is weird, though. One option is “pat-pat” and I don’t even know what that means.
Obviously, we were unable to resist having a little iMadeFace app party in the Gurl office. We all made one! Check out the cartoon version of the Gurl staff:
Okay, fine – I made my face a little bit more glamorous than it usually is. Honestly don’t see much of a similarity here.
This hair? Totally Caitlin.
This actually looks a lot like Meg – glasses and all!
Guys, this looks EXACTLY like Julie. Like it’s actually scary.
Danielle is always smiling – so this is definitely her.
Do they look like us? Uhhh… sort of, not really. But whatever. This app is literally completely pointless, but it’s also fun and an excellent way to waste time. I was skeptical before and even when I was doing it, I was all like, “this is kind of lame,” but now I sort of want to make faces for every one of my friends. So, moral of the post: go make one of yourself!
Did you make your own cartoon face? Does it look like you? What do you think of this app? Tell us in the comments!