Looking to get creative this summer? Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation staff has a fun and creative project that will enable you to entertain the entire family. We’ll show you how to make characters out of toilet paper rolls and put on a show.
- Toilet paper rolls
- Googlie eyes
- Assorted color paper for accessories
- 2-3 small buttons
- Tempura paint or markers
Now that you have all your materials ready, let’s get started.
Step 1: Paint your roll to color desired. For example, if you are creating a shark monster – you might paint it blue. If you are creating a doctor monster – you might paint it white. If you do not have paint, you can use markers.
Step 2: After paint has dried, use your marker to create the face. You can use googlie eyes for the eyes. You can use sting for the glasses, or you may draw the eyes you wish with lashes.
Step 3: On the end where the head is, you can cut slits around the edge of the roll to create “hair.”
Step 4: You can glue small buttons on the body for accessories to your puppet monster’s wardrobe.
Step 5: Create as many characters as needed for your play.
Step 6: Once each person has created their puppet monster character, you can come up with a story.
Step 7: Or, choose an already written story, and create your puppet monster characters to fit the tale.
Looking for more activities? Check out Hillsborough County Public Library’s Library @ Home and Summer Reading Challenge.
These awesome kick actions were made by real martial arts experts to give them a great sense of authenticity. This pack includes all major kick styles such as front-kick, side-kick, spinning-hook, round-kick, back-kick and butterfly-kick – which all work seamlessly with both iClone and DAZ characters. Lovers of action scenes and martial arts need not look any further for a selection of genuine kick motions!
The motions were captured using real martial arts experts, which is how this pack gets its amazing level of detail and realism. See the Martial Arts Mocap Session
– 21 Martial Arts Kicks motions (aniBlocks and .iMotion).
aniMate Belly Dancing for V4
This sensational dance pack contains all the best dance moves suitable for your female characters. Categorized with all major classical movements like hip-circle, pelvis-tilt, shoulder-shimmy, swam-turn, Turkish-arms, wrist-circle and others. The belly-dancing moves are so accurate that you may even learn something for yourself!
These dance motions are incredibly detailed. You are able to see the precise techniques employed by the dancing characters and the subtle movements in the feet and hips. For instance, you can see the natural toe-to-ground gesture for bare-foot dancers.
– 27 Belly Dancing motions (aniBlocks and .iMotion).
The new Genesis platform allows these morphs to work with all your Genesis shapes, meaning you won’t need a separate morph pack for each figure. This one morph pack replaces all other different morph packs, giving you more versatility and more value for your money.
Use any combination of full body morphs, face and head morphs to bring your Genesis characters to life. This set of morphs works across Genesis male, female, kids and any combination of the above shapes and figures to create just the look you need for your renders.
– 92 Evolution Body Morphs for Genesis.
– 123 Evolution Head Morphs for Genesis.
Break away from the traditional Caucasian look and give your Genesis Characters a racially diverse touch with 18 Realistic Face Shapes and 36 Partial Face Shapes. Because this is a Genesis product, you may combine any of these faces with figures in your content library to customize characters to your heart’s content.
– 18 Realistic African, Asian, and Native American Face Shapes.
– 36 Realistic African, Asian, and Native American Partial Face Shapes.
The Hampton Hair is not just an accessory but an essential part of your characters’ style, perfectly blending with the character models. The hair base has many different lengths, colors and shapes so that it can be morphed into a huge variety of styles. The hair base includes 11 hair color options, 32 Shapes and Movement Presets and 69 Morphs! There are many possibilities for the perfect hairstyle you can generate to implement on your iClone characters! Win the crowd over with a versatile and delightful hairdo.
A wonderful Monster High character creator made by the artist MarianasMasterpiece! I love seeing these games made by independent artists :’D
You can show her some love over at https://marianasmasterpiece.deviantart.com/ 😀
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More body parts options too like multiple legs or arms, tails, wings, ears. All that good stuff.
This is not my game, I can’t really do anything with this feedback (and this game will go down with the end of flash in december anyway). And even if it was my game, many of us in this business have to make smaller games as HTML5 doesn’t handle big games well and the time it takes to make huge games does not pay off :/
Yeah there should be way more clothes options like long dresses. Oh and also more hair options.
I think you need to add more clothing selections, and WAY more shoe options (I am a big fan of shoes)
This is not my game, you’ll have to bring your feedback to the artist https://marianasmasterpiece.deviantart.com/ 🙂
there should be more clothes, and you should be able to choose the color. more skin color options as well.
Can you save it?
I think you have to manually take a print screen to save your picture from this game 🙂
not a fan of these clothes, need options to select your own colors, styles, jackets.. would be more successful that way.
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note: Initially this was meant to happen in February/March, however as long as I can afford the server costs, I will let it stay so it may be up longer. Please note though that I will NOT maintain this site, I will not remove flash games, I will not respond/deal with bug reports, I will not post new games. All of that is done to my new website instead 🙂
My new website http://pastelkattogames.com/ is up and running though and will take over from this old one (as soon as I’m comfortable using Unity, I will get to converting the old flash games to HTML5 for the new website :))! New games are posted there regularly (I have NOT stopped game developing!). This site will probably be shut down eventually, after that the domain will redirect you to pastelkatto!
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After starting Monster Hunter World, you have to create your own character. This is purely cosmetic but you can think about spending some time on creating your own avatar.
The game offers multiple options that let you create characters with different appearances. Besides face creator, you can also add makeup/tattoos, select a voice or a face expression.
After that you have to confirm your choice and start the adventure with your new hero!
How to make Geralt in Monster Hunter World?
Monster Hunter World features a complex character creator that can even let you create Geralt of Rivia, the main hero of The Witcher series. Simply choose long hair, color them white, select facial hair, yellow eyes, the characteristic scar and. our favorite monster hunter is almost ready. Lastly, age him up a bit, select the right nose and a pert expression. Done!
This time, our Geralt will hunt a little bit different monsters.
How to change the appearance of an already created character?
Go to your room and interact with the chest. Choose the option that lets you change your appearance – remember that you can’t change your gender!
The game also requires you to create your feline companion – Palico. This fur friend is your companion and will assist you in hunts. You have a wide range of choices – you can choose its fur, eyes, tail and even voice.
Ali Simpson’s story, “The Monster,” was first published in The Southampton Review and recommended to Electric Literature by Susan Merrell.
Everyone loves a good horror story. But anyone who tries to write such a story quickly discovers that it’s not enough to simply create a monster. You must also create a reason for the monster to exist. Or, to quote the great Albert Camus, who would have turned 100 this year, “A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.” In all great horror stories, literary or otherwise, the monster is often a manifestation of a character’s inner monstrosity.
Ali Simpson’s story “The Monster” is a terrific example of this kind of character. The story was first published at The Southampton Review and reprinted at Electric Literature, where you can read it now.
How the Story Works
The story introduces the monster in the first line: “Laura was becoming unsure about what to do with the monster in her closet.”
Any reader who finishes that sentence has sentence has two immediate questions:
- What kind of world have I entered? (In other words, are there monsters in every closet? Is there some kind of society of closet-monsters?)
- What kind of monster is it?
Watch how the story clearly answers this first question in the opening paragraph:
“He shouldn’t have been there—she wasn’t a little girl; she was a grown woman with a full-time job and a roof over her head that she paid for herself with her full-time job. She had food in the fridge, dishes in the drying rack and dress pants pressed. Who had time or inclination to deal with monsters when there was work to be done, friends to have drinks with and love to pursue? Besides, the world was filled with enough scary stories as it was. Robbers, rapists, famines, and wars. Every day on the way to work, she passed people more unfortunate than she, and she knew if she stopped for a second, she would become a part of them, hungry all the time. She suspected she had a few scary stories lurking inside her and spent the better part of some nights guessing what they might be.”
So what kind of world is it? It’s a realistic world full of dirty dishes and jobs and wrinkled clothes. It’s a world with characters who have lives that do not involve monsters. This last part is important because it’s not true of all monster stories. Take the vampires out of Twilight, and the world evaporates. Take Voldemort out of Harry Potter or the gremlins out of Gremlins and you also remove the central conflict—and, to some extent, only conflict—facing the characters. But in this world, the narrator has a life and problems (and so does the rest of the world) that existed before the monster arrives.
Now, watch how the story answers the second question in the next two paragraphs:
So the monster came at the right time in her life. She had just put her dog to sleep because of his eye tumors. She had also recently kicked out her boyfriend because he thought she was his mother. She told him he was mistaken, that she was not his mother, and then she helped him pack his things, fed him lunch and kissed him good-bye. After Bumblebee went to sleep and the boyfriend was sent on his way, her apartment smelled empty and her sheets were cold. She lay around on the couch when she didn’t have to be at work and kept telling herself not to feel sad—she had a lot going for her.
The loneliness made her sick and pale. Nothing made her feel better and she wondered if the loneliness had been there all along but that she had somehow avoided looking it in the face until now.
So, what kind of monster is it? It’s a manifestation of the narrator’s deepest fears. In fact, we’re not yet sure if there really is a monster or if the narrator has simply conjured it out of her fear and doubt. As you read the rest of the story, though, you’ll see how that uncertainty is quickly put to rest.
The Writing Exercise
Let’s create a monster (real or imagined) using Ali Simpson’s “The Monster” as a model. To do so, we’ll answer the questions, “What kind of world is it?” and “What kind of monster is it?”
- Introduce the monster. To do this, you’ll need to state the following: Where is the monster? Who sees it? How does that person feel about the monster? (This last part is perhaps the most important. If the character is terrified for her life in the first sentence, the story will proceed much differently than if the character is amused or irritated.)
- What kind of world is it? Do monsters appear all the time? Is the world under siege by monsters? Or is this a regular world with a very personal monster. To answer this question, you’ll also need to figure out your character’s place in the world. If the world is a stage full of roles that people must play, which roles are being played by your character?
- What kind of monster is it? Why has the monster appeared to this character at this time? Even less-literary stories, monsters and victims are well matched. So, even in a novel like Twilight, the monster is a manifestation of Bella’s developing sense of her own sexuality. To answer this question, figure out the character’s life, problems, and conflicts that existed before the monster arrived. In a way, you’re adjusting the telescopic lens through which the story views the monster. If you begin by focusing on Conflict A, then Conflict A will always be present in the story (unless you stumble upon a better conflict; in that case, throw out Conflict A and switch to Conflict B). Regardless, if you make the character’s personal conflict part of the story from the beginning, the monster will naturally be viewed as part of that conflict.
Good luck and have fun! You’re writing a monster story. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, if that isn’t nice, then I don’t know what is.
Where would a good sci-fi or fantasy novel be without a monster or two? The dark wouldn’t frighten children, nor would adults leave the closet light on if it weren’t for the brilliant monsters created by master storytellers.
What is a monster?
Since you’ll be creating all new species, plants, and animals, a quick definition will help you keep everything straight.
A monster is something unnatural to your world. Its purpose is to harm in some way, and it usually defies conventional morals. It might have a physical deformity or a psychological one.
Writers often use monsters to foreshadow something evil coming or happening, which is why they’re usually cast out.
How are monsters different from species?
When your main character arrives on a new planet, he or she might at first glance think the indigenous species are monsters. Maybe they’re terrifying-looking or seem threatening.
The difference between a monster and a new species has to do with their minds. An intelligent species, especially a humanoid one, will have a society and a culture. They’ll have a philosophy that’s sophisticated much like humans. Monsters, on the other hand, are purely the basest of animals with none of those characteristics.
Once you give a monster intelligence, it becomes more human-like and more of a species. Think about it: you can’t reason with a monster, nor can you communicate with it. It would kill you before you tried.
Monsters differ from animals because they don’t come in numbers. If you have more than one of the same monster, you must come up with a name for them and then they might develop human-like characteristics, such as language so that they can communicate. Which means they’re becoming a species instead of a monster.
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Where do monsters come from?
You don’t have to tell your readers where the monster came from, but brainstorming can help you create a richer, deeper monster to scare your readers.
Monsters can be accidents of magic, technology, or some unexplained phenomena. More importantly, accidents happen to pre-existing species. Consider how Frankenstein created his monster. It was once a human, maybe with a family, and then after death, it returned as a monster. This can capture your reader’s sympathy until they realize the monster has no impulse control and eats someone. Or maybe the monster is dangerous because somewhere deep inside it realizes that old life is gone. Or the accident wiped all that away, and the monster is dumb. Or incredibly smarter.
Accidents don’t just happen. Someone caused it, intentionally or inadvertently. Have fun dreaming up the circumstances that led to the accident, who it involved, and what their motivations were.
Someone might also create monsters on purpose. For fantasy, think about why a powerful wizard or god would create a monster. In sci-fi, think about how someone could use advanced technology to create a monster from nothing. Regardless of how your monster is ultimately created, it must be created for a reason. Anyone creating monsters usually has a darker purpose.
Think about how much control the creator has over the monster. Do they like or loathe each other? If the creator is killed, what happens to the monster? Figuring out the relationship between creator and monster will help you decide how the monster will act.
Where do monsters live?
While you might never fully reveal it to your readers, it’s important to your story to know where your monster lives. You can show its home directly or you can give hints to create mystery.
In sci-fi, monsters might travel farther from home. Maybe your monster found a portal or stowed away in an interstellar ship and killed the crew after launch. In both sci-fi and fantasy, your characters may find it inevitable they’ll search for the monster’s lair, whether it’s a cave in a fantasy world or a spaceship in a sci-fi story.
Part of knowing where your monster lives means understanding how that affects your characters’ quest to find it. Do they need magic (fantasy) or technology tracking equipment (sci-fi)? And is the monster nocturnal? Things that prowl at night are scary; characters generally fear monsters more at night.
What’s the motivation?
Motivation has two arms: why are your characters pursuing the monster and what does the monster want?
Are your characters hunting the monster because people are afraid of it, or did it do something to deserve retaliation? Do your characters all want to capture or kill the monster or do any feel it has a right to be left alone? Think about how you could use conflict to create even more tension.
Maybe your monster just needs food, which means it must kill to eat. And the bigger the monster, the more food it needs. Or maybe your monster feels threatened by your characters’ search for it and attacks them to protect its lair.
Just because it’s a monster doesn’t mean it has to kill. Give it a reason. And make it a mystery. Why does this monster kill one species but not another? Your readers might not know why the monster kills until they learn more of its backstory.
What does your monster look like?
Like with any other character in your story, you need to show your readers what your monster looks like. But instead of giving your monster an extra eye or an arm coming out of its head, think first how its physical characteristics will help it get what it wants. Justify its appearance in your story, and you’ll avoid creating a cliche monster.
A monster who can do scary or strange things is better than one who just looks creepy. Incredible strength, speed, or endurance, or the ability to control minds—regardless of the attributes you give your monster, they must relate to your monster’s purpose in your story.
You might have a picture of a monster in your mind. Maybe you picture it tormenting or attacking your characters. Now take it a step further and consider where it lives, how that impacts its actions and its physical abilities. Next, decide who created it and use that information to help you figure out the monster’s motivations.
If you follow these suggestions, you’ll create a unique monster that has more depth instead of just being scary.
Horror movies and ghost stories are a perennial part of our popular culture, and you may wish to try your hand at writing or filming one yourself. Before you do so, you need to devise some characters to populate your tale. Horror characters fall into two general categories: 1. monsters, ghosts and other spooky entities and 2. the heroes or heroines who struggle against them. Each category requires a slightly different approach in order to achieve the right effect.
Think about the kind of impact you want your monster to have. Decide if it is merely killing to survive or does it have something far more sinister in mind.
Come up with a basic idea for a monster that fits your intended effect. If you want something passive, yet menacing, consider a ghost. If you want something that tears its victims apart, it can be a werewolf or some other monstrous predator. You can also come up with a unique monster all your own. Determine its powers, abilities and weaknesses, and write them down for future reference.
Flesh out your monster’s motivations. Like any other character, monsters need to have reasons for doing what they do. Perhaps yours is a basically good person cursed to become an abomination at particular times. Or it’s an extra-dimensional entity that wants a foothold on Earth. It may simply enjoy watching others suffer (think of Freddy Krueger from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films). Whatever the reason, it will dictate how your monster behaves in your story.
Develop your monster’s history and background: where it came from, how it was created and what it’s done in the years leading up to your story. In some cases, your story may detail its creation or birth. But the more you as the writer know about it, the better.
Write a physical description of your monster and draw a picture of it. It will provide good description fodder for your story.
Think about the kind of role your heroes will take in your story. You want your audience to fear for the heroes’ safety, so they should be in some kind of peril. How they respond to danger will dictate the course of the story.
Flesh out a personality and background for your heroes: their history, their jobs, where they live and how they come into contact with the monster or other horrors. Stress sympathetic qualities if you can — you want your audience to identify with them — and try to make their backgrounds as plausible as possible.
Determine your heroes’ connection to the monster. Are they just in its way when it wants lunch, or do they have more tangible links to it? The heroes may need to determine why the monster wants them if they hope to survive its attacks.
Come up with a physical description of your heroes, then write it down so you can refer to it while you write your story. You can draw a picture of them too if you have the right skills.
Ever wanted to create your own cute monster character but didn't know where to start? Lost on what aesthetics they should have, what accessories or hairstyle they could wear? 'Monster Girl Maker' provides you with those tools to create such a character!
Monster Girl Maker is a character creator where you can design a variety of portraits using over 800 different parts; skin, eyes, mouth, eyebrows, hair, accessories, clothes and more. This app allows you to create monsters with slime, stitches, horns, multiple eyes, wings and much more!
This app was created by @GHOULKISS & @Normower (Twitter/Instagram).
– Added 26 new items
– Added height adjust to a number of items
– Small adjustment to UI
– Fixed icon in screenshots
– Fixed part menu not opening on certain devices
– Fixed a number of minor bugs
– Added MGM2 link on splash screen
Ratings and Reviews
Huge amount of options!
I got this game because I've been following ghoulkiss on Instagram for ages, and been getting more and more excited with each news update. When the release announcement was finally posted, I downloaded immediately- and was promptly blown away.
There are countless options for customisation, from accessories, to horns, to ears. Almost anything you could (and couldn't) think of, it's there. I spent ages making my own monstrous characters and then trying to make some new ones, sparking an interest in character design that my chronically art-blocked self hasn't felt in a long while. Basically- it's the perfect tool for creativity!
I think my only critiques, or ideas for future updates, would be more choice in face shape and clothes. Even though the latter already has some pretty great options.
All in all, fantastic game! One of the best character creator games I've ever seen; it's definitely worth a try whether or not you have a preexisting affinity for monster girls.
I’ve never written a review before, but this app is so awesome I wanted to say thank you to the creators and recommend it to anyone even vaguely interested.
The monster girls have SO many options and they’re all crazy good. It’s a welcome distraction from all things sad and ugly, a lighthearted yet satisfying creative outlet. The app is free, no ads, and clearly made with love and talent. Thank you SO much—it’s given me hours of enjoyment and satisfaction, which I can’t say about too much. I feel like a little kid immersed in my Fashion Plates, but so much better.
Only a few tiny requests: more saves than 10 would be great, but the screenshot option is wonderful, too. Also, I’ve lost one girl before I saved her when I switched out of the app too many times (my fault, of course, for not saving it as I went along), which was such a bummer. Any way to preserve a work in progress?
Highly recommended and deeply appreciated, no caveats at all 💕
My dream come true!
This game is probably one of the most used app on my phone! It’s very inviting with all the colors and pastels! You can tell that the creator made this app purposely avoiding the daily struggles that other games similar to this have. There are a lot of options without the packs you have to pay for and no ads! And I must say that the packages are really cheap compared to other games, where you have to pay five dollars.
I don’t think you can make anything bad in this amazing app. Everything goes together! I don’t know how they did it, but they did. When your monster is done you get a sense of pride and fall in love with the character! You don’t need that much creativity to play this game!
Now here are some complaints I have to share, and I don’t have many. But, when I was playing the game, I was in the middle of a character and it crashed and exited the game. And didn’t save it. I think it was just my phone because, once I shut it off and turned it on again, it went back to normal. The other one is the amount of characters you can save. Now there is a screenshot/record option if you’re out of space. But, if I need to make some changes but it isn’t saved, it’s a little disappointing.
If you’re looking for a game to entertain you for hours at a time, I would highly recommend this one! It won’t take long for you to get addicted!
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