Celebrity Xbox Avatars

By now, you’ve been assimilated into the “New Xbox Experience.” By now, your 360 console has strong armed you into customizing a small and rubbery online avatar. By now, you’ve discovered how the limited options for facial features, hairstyles and especially clothes can make this doppelganger process a disappointment and frustration.

So here’s an idea. Instead of building a half-assed copy of yourself, why not build a half-assed copy of your favorite celebrity? Why bore everyone with Bearded Sunglasses Dude #57 or Green Shirt Wearing Gal #124 when you can terrify everyone with a Frankenstein version of Mario, Lara Croft, Chuck Norris or Sarah Palin?

Below are 20 famous / fictional folks for you to choose between. I got surprisingly close on some; I fell laughably short on others. If you’ve had more success, or want to share your own bizarre creations, please post a picture in our forums.

Okay, so he looks more ready to serve you burgers and fries than save any princesses, but the gloves, hat and mustache go a long way. If Microsoft owned Nintendo, this is what I imagine Mario might look like.


Yeah yeah, the shorts aren't short enough. Since you can't change any of the avatar clothing's color, though, it was either these or a pair of hot pink stripper shorts. Hmm, maybe I should rethink this...


Credit for this one goes to PlayStation Editor Mikel Reparaz. The eye scar was the inspiration, obviously, but he also found a clever workaround for the shirtless tattoo. You do have to squint a bit.


The tracksuit pants. The disappearing hairline. The murderin' gloves. The general New Jersey vibe. If I haven't recreated Niko Bellic here, I've at least succeeded at a younger Tony Soprano. 


  • celebrityxboxavatar - June 18, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    if you want to see celebrity xbox avatars visit and fill out the form so everyone can see your creation
  • SnakeEyes - June 18, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    Anybody looking a KEVIN BUTLER FORMULA I have 1
  • loganb4295 - December 18, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    man out of all of them i think neo is the most badass avatar EVER!!!
  • Vivapwnata - December 7, 2008 9:22 p.m.

    Every night, when chuck norris goes to bed, he turns on his night light. It's not because Chuck Norris is afraid of the dark, it's because the dark is afraid of Chuck Norris. I have a bunch of these jokes lol.
  • Vivapwnata - December 7, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    Seriously, not to spoil everyone's fun, but what's up with Microsoft adding the avatars to xbox360 live*. I don't get it, are they trying to copy WII or something? Also i'm kinda upset with the new dashboard. I don't like it.
  • Hecterz - December 6, 2008 10:36 p.m.

    You know Chuck Norris once won a game of connect 4 in 3 moves.
  • griffdaddy - December 2, 2008 5:02 a.m.

    I made Tony Montana from scarface!
  • bassist94 - December 1, 2008 6:20 p.m.

    thought it was quite strange that if a game avatar was from an exclusive, it wasnt a 360 exclusive.
  • goodtimegary - December 1, 2008 5:14 p.m.

    did you know you could earn free xbox 360/wii/ps3 ponts ang tgames by filling out here
  • Lavek26 - December 1, 2008 5:05 p.m.

    (Spelling) my bad
  • Lavek26 - December 1, 2008 5:03 p.m.

    Well my pal maid a happy Hitler
  • KatanaSeth - November 30, 2008 12:10 a.m.

    I made jesus. Now if they'd just add long flowing robes...I also made gordon freeman...No HEV suit...damn.
  • monroerobby - November 29, 2008 8:28 a.m.

    how come all the avatars have to act so gay like jumping around and you know being gay not that i have a problem with it i just think it is super annoying oh yah and microsoft should have done this a lot sooner so they wouldnt have looked like chods compared to the wii and ps3(the 360 kicks ass)
  • Juggernaut140 - November 29, 2008 7:09 a.m.

  • BigBossOSE - November 28, 2008 5:35 p.m.

    I feel like it should be mentioned that his name is Vault Boy. The Pip-Boy is the arm-worn computer the player wears.
  • Bronzus - November 28, 2008 2:12 p.m.

    Wow... we REALLY need a Readers Edition.
  • senna_s1 - November 27, 2008 9:56 p.m.

    I made John Lennon, Buddy Holly and Billy Connolly so far.
  • tubeutit - November 27, 2008 6:56 p.m.

    im going to be doing Neo for my wee guy.
  • GrifterZero - November 26, 2008 11:05 p.m. one of the twins.
  • patriotfan09 - November 26, 2008 10:26 p.m.

    Loved the article. I laughed at Colbert's. Keep it up guys

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