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So we've known for a while that CLAMP was going to roll out user-generated avatars on their mobile site, and the service is now live. But as nokiirat points out in a post at clamp_now, you don't to access the site via your phone to play with the avatar maker -- just go here to get started. It's a kick, they have a great starting selection, and I've been playing with it all evening.

Here's a quick walkthrough if you need help getting around the site.



1. Click this green bar.



2. To select your character head, click the yellow bar.



3. Click on any character head to select it.



4. Your avatar with its new head appears on the right. They all have a bluish bodystocking thing. (If you want them naked, open up Photoshop and get to pixel paintin'.)



5. It's time to dress your avatar! Although you'll see points values associated with all the items, don't worry -- you can "try on" any of them, and they'll stay on the avatar.

To get a feel for the system, click the circled area to access non-costume items, variously referred to as "My Item Shop," "Mai Shop," and most amusingly, "My Head Shop." To put any item on your character, just click it and wait for the page to load.



7. Your character is (partially) dressed! Fabulous! There are a lot of items in this category to choose from -- use the black squares below the item selection area to navigate.



So here's Kamui:



He has some dignity intact, which means that I have failed. Something must be done.

8. To remove an item of clothing, click the circled button next to it and wait for the page to load. Here, I've taken off Kamui's vest.



8. Say you want to dress characters in their signature costumes/outfits -- can you do that? Of course! The column to the right of the item selection area (where you found the "My Shop" link) has the available items listed by series, character, and sometimes storyline. From the top:


  • My Top (Favorites?)
  • Mascot Characters (Mokona, Maru/Moro, etc.)
  • My Shop (non-costume/normal fashion)
  • Matsuri special items
  • Tsubasa - Outo Country
  • Sakura (All Sakura looks, for all Sakuras)
  • Chobits
  • Tsubasa - Acid Tokyo Arc
  • X
  • RG Veda (Tsubasa crossover outfits in another category, however)
  • xxxHOLiC
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Tokyo Babylon
  • Tsubasa x RG Veda
  • Horitsuba - XXXholic and RG Veda (regular outfits)
  • Tsubasa - Piffle World
  • Horitsuba - xxxHOLiC Shunmuki and Tsubasa Shunraiki
  • Watanuki Kimihiro
  • Ichihara Yuuko
  • Doumeki Shizuka
  • Kunogi Himawari
  • Tsuyuri Kohane
  • Doumeki Haruka
  • Zashiki-warashi
  • Ame-warashi
  • Syaoran (Tsubasa version only)
  • Sakura (Tsubasa version only)
  • Fay D. Flourite
  • Kurogane
  • Shirou Kamui
  • Monou Fuuma
  • Nekoi Yuzuriha
  • Kusanagi Shiyuu
  • Sumeragi Subaru
  • Sumeragi Hokuto
  • Sakurazuka Seishirou
  • Chii/Elda
  • Freya
  • Ashura
  • Yasha-ou
  • Souma
  • Kendappa-ou
  • Ryuu-ou
  • Karura-ou
  • Kinomoto Sakura
  • Daidouji Tomoyo
  • Li Syaoran (CCS only)
  • Clow Reed`


So if you click on "X," here's the current assortment for X characters, with outfits and items for Kamui, Fuuma, Yuzuriha and Kusanagi.



(Tragically, no Shinken or enormous wings of either the feathered or bat variety, but I expect that to change.)

9. And here's Kamui's individual page.



As you can see, characters who are in more than one series may have outfits from some or all those series. So in the absence of Kamui's "official" X cape, you can dress him in his Tsubasa vampire twins look.



...he looks drunk, doesn't he?

10. Of course, you don't have to dress a character in their own outfits, or outfits from their own series. For instance, if you go to the TB page, you can have Kamui do Subaru cosplay!



11. Or Hokuto cosplay!



12. Honestly, you knew this is the first thing I did with this, right?



13. Of course, you can mix and match pieces from different series, and combine "My Shop" items with the costume stuff.



You probably shouldn't do this, though. "And Super King, the best one of the three!"

14. Don't forget to screencap the page if you want to hang on to your avatar.

Finally, if you ever find yourself at this screen, click the circled area and you should be able to get back to avatar designing. (It may take a few tries.)






...fierce, Kamui. Fierce.

I'd love to see what other people come up with, so feel free to comment with pics of what you've done. :D

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ladyuranus
Aug. 1st, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Oh no... Why did you tell me about this? I will be making avatars forever.

Here are my three so far:

The Loveless Escapee
From clamp avatars


If Subaru Were a Seinen Hero (He never forgets his hat!)
From clamp avatars


Kitties Are Always Fun. On Fire.
From clamp avatars
kosquarepelli
Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I didn't even think of using Sakura's cat costume that way! Nice pick up! (Also, I now want to see sentai hero Subaru, wearing his hat outside of his helmet. If they make Duklyon avatars available at some point, I must make this happen. :D) Thanks for sharing!
sumeragiskank
Aug. 1st, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
I AM GOING TO LOSE MY LIFE OVER THIS.

Also, I swear to God I thought Kamui had the Zero costume listed as one of his, which gave me a momentary freakout that there were secret Geass characters to be found. Then I remembered the gay vampire outfit. Sadness.
kosquarepelli
Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
But you know, the vampire outfit could easily be shopped into Zero. I wonder if we'll get Geass characters eventually, since CLAMP doesn't own them outright. I hope so, because if I can just dress up an Orange sprite rather than making one, I'd like that...
isachi
Aug. 1st, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
OMG O______O

As if I really need more time wasters XD XD XD
kosquarepelli
Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
lol There's always room for Jell-o more time wasters.
bramblyhedge
Aug. 2nd, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
So now the entire CLAMP fandom is able to dress up Clow Reed in a variety of pink frilly outfits. XD

Thanks heaps for the how-to guide! :) I had a couple of false starts trying to figure it out on my own. But now I've made a cute little Yuzuriha, with kitty and sunflower bag (she HAD to have a sunflower bag).

Photobucket
kosquarepelli
Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
She's so cute. ;o; And you're welcome! (I figured the category list would come in handy if nothing else.) Clow will somehow rock whatever he's put into -- that's just how he is. XD I can't wait to see what gets added in the next few months -- hopefully more X characters and outfits for them, like Yuzuriha's other school uniforms. I love the CLAMP Gakuen winter junior high uniform and will immediately put Kamui in it. :D
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