Sources For Creating Hetalia OCsINTRODUCTIONSo, you want to make a Hetalia OC? Awesome! They can be super fun, but super challenging, too. They are personifications. To personify something is to represent something, in this case, the embodiment of a country, as a human. Personifying a whole country? If that doesn't sound a bit overwhelming, you're either a pro, or you're a good OC maker!Why? Because it means you respect what it takes. The thing with Hetalia is, it's supposed to be based off of history, culture, stereotypes, and everything that makes a country unique. It's a lot to handle.Which is why I've created this: A list of sources for building a Hetalia OC.APPEARANCESAverage heights by countryWhy it's Important: It's canon to base your character's height off of the country's average. If you cannot find the average height of what your character represents, you can use an averag
Guide to Making Accurate Hetalia OCsGuide to Making Accurate Hetalia OCsIntroductionHello, there! So it seems you'd like to make a Hetalia OC, yes? Well, unlike in other fandoms, you can't just draw up a character and slap a name on it. To avoid creating offensive, inaccurate OCs, you need to use history and culture to make a good OC. Okay? Yes? Let's begin.A few basic DOs and Don'ts- Never base an OC off of yourself.- Never make an OC for the purpose of shipping that OC with a canon character; it's understandable if you create it because you support the relationship between the two countries, but if you create the OC because you're a huge fan of a canon character that you intend to pair with it, it becomes iffy. It may be pure coincidence that you're a fan of that canon character or not, but keep in mind that if you pair your OC with a canon character that you're a huge fan of, you may be accused of making the OC for the purpose of fantasizing with that character.