Just clicking through the little Flash application lets you create the Matt Groening-created version of your persona, complete with satisfying little blips along the way. But apparently it’s perpetually Fall / early Spring in Springfield, since you’re forced to wear pants and a t-shirt. It’s likely people will just be cropping the face and using it for message board avatars anyway. With mine, I snagged an atomic graphic for my t-shirt and was happy that I could re-create my monochrome wardrobe with ease.
On the topic of avatars, a friend at a wedding I went to over the weekend (on 7-7-07, of course), mentioned that his two daughters mainly love the Wii since they can create Mii avatars of people they know, sort of playing a virtual dress-up game, which is an interesting point to take note of in designing games for very young girls.
Should you need to create a Mii to use for the web, here’s a nice little Mii-generator, also based in Flash.