What is an Avatar?
You may have heard the term "avatar" from friends, on the Web or in the news. For example, there's the James Cameron-directed movie "Avatar" and a popular animated TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender." But, what exactly is an avatar in Second Life? In a virtual world, an avatar is a digital persona that you can create and customize. It's you — only in 3D. You can create an avatar that resembles your real life or create an alternate identity. The only limit is your imagination. Who do you want to be? Create your avatar in Second Life by signing up now »
During registration, you will have the opportunity to select a free avatar to get you started. Once you enter Second Life, there are thousands of unique clothing, hair and fashion accessories that can be found in Resident-owned shops. You can also browse on the Web for avatars and fashions via our Classifieds or our secure shopping site Second Life Marketplace. Second Life Marketplace offers thousands of unique items, including: