Become a Fashion Designer With Dress Up Games

In general, girls love fashion more than boys. Some of them want to become fashion designers when they grow up. There are even some that are too young to know what a fashion designer is, but they love dressing up with mom’s clothes and combining them in several ways in order to come up with the prettiest outfit for their tea party with their stuffed animals. There is a tool that’s very easy and cheap to get access to for those girls who want to hone their skills.

Fashion on Internet

Thanks to the world wide reach of the Internet, now girls can get access to tons of styles, clothing and accessories from all over the world, even from cultures that are very different from theirs.

What is needed?

There are only two things you need, a computer and Internet access. If your reading this article, chances are you have them already. If you have a child in your house, I’m almost sure you have them already.

Dressing Up a Virtual Doll

There are literally thousands of dress up games at the reach of a few clicks. With only the imagination as a limit, programmers and designers have created dress up games that feature almost every celebrity and character that there is, and even groups of girls. From the Powerpuff girls to the Bratz dolls, and from the RBD pop girls to the cast of High School Musical, girls can play fashion designer with their favorite character, singer, actress or celebrity. There are, of course, generic nameless dolls dress up games, which are more suited for fashion only gaming.

Gameplay

Dress up games are very similar to old fashioned paper dolls, except with a far wider range of clothing. Girls select from a range of different pieces of clothing and accessories for a virtual doll to wear. Girls have fun by making the doll look pretty, stylish, elegant, cute, funny or whatever other idea they might come up with.

One of the most interest aspects of playing dress up games created from places all over the world is that girls are exposed to styles from different cultures. They will be dressing their dolls with Japanese kimonos, Indian Saris, Mexican sombreros, French bonnets, etc. You can even mix several elements from all over the world in order to make the perfect international look.

Building Up a Portfolio

It’s a good idea to save your or your girl’s creations on your computer for later reference. There are several advantages, for example, re-creating a look or style in real life, or printing it in order to decorate a room. You can also use one that you really liked or enjoyed as a screen background on your computer. Over time, a portfolio will let you show others your work, or give you a base to develop styles of your own. Of course, you can also post a printed version of your girl’s work on the fridge, or another special place, to show her how proud you are of her creativity.

Halloween Costumes For School

Halloween is a festival when many people like to dress up in scary costumes in order to look creepy. But you have no idea what a strong desire children have to wear Halloween costumes on this day. They do like to look scary and frighten each other. But any child in a Halloween costume looks more fun than scary and it is very nice.

Pirates

Jack Sparrow is almost every boy`s favorite character, because he is brave, cute and has a good sense of humor. So your kid will love a Jack Sparrow costume. Pirate costumes are adored by many boys and here you won`t have any trouble finding them. You can also add some fun accessories to it such as a rubber sword or a fake parrot. But it will be a big mistake thinking than only boys like to wear pirate costumes; girls want to be pirates as well. The idea of being an enchanting lady pirate captures their minds. Some of them even constantly rave about being on board a pirate ship and fighting with the boys for treasure.

Computer games characters

We know that nowadays children are fond of different computer games. They play these games whenever they can and allowed by their parents. Some characters from the games are loved by many children very much. And off course if they like somebody they want to turn into them at least once a year. Halloween is a good reason for this. Anime-influenced video games introduce us to a lot of characters who deserve our attention. They will be happy to dress as Yuna, the pure-hearted Samaria. Your children would like even the evil ones, like Sephiroth of Final Fantasy 7. But some of the characters will not make very appropriate costumes for your kids that is why before buying or renting a costume you have to  be sure you know how this or that character looks like.

Ninja

If your children are not very familiar with Japanese culture one thing they know for sure is the ninja. This character is beloved; children like ninja tricks. They enjoy the way ninjas can hide themselves in sand and jump up very high. Ninjas can move very soundlessly and disappear very quickly. These features make the ninja a mysterious character. A ninja costume is a nice way to go trick-or-treating. Ninja Halloween costume can be of different colours. Adding some rubber knives or daggers to this costume makes it a “ninja-approved” costume.

Walt Disney characters

Nowadays Halloween is a festival where you can be dressed up in any sort of a costume and it is not a necessity to have a scary costume.  And no matter what character you choose the most important thing is for you to have much fun and spend a good time. All kids like Walt Disney cartoons and their characters can be a good way to celebrate Halloween. Such costumes like Aladdin, Tarzan or Hercules are always welcomed by many boys. Girls like being princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and others. These costumes are very appropriate for kids.

All the chosen kids Halloween costumes can be spiced up with a matching wig.

Fashion Adventures In A Girl’s Life With Anna Sui

It takes a lot of hard work and determination to reach the Top of the fashion business, and Anna Sui has certainly succeeded. Time Magazine included her in the list of five most important fashion gurus of this decade. She was born in Detroit in 1955 and moved to New York City after High School. She enrolled at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and went on to work as a stylist for the fashion photographer, Steven Meisel.

After designing clothes as a young woman, inspired by the models in magazines, Anna Sui found her own style. She developed her designing business throughout the 1980s and was ready to put on her first runway show in 1991. The models included Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. Anna launched her own clothing line the following year and opened the first of her boutiques in New York City. Eventually she would have boutiques in Tokyo, Osaka, Hollywood and Los Angeles. She has continued to be particularly popular in Japan, and has designed the costumes for an anime (Japanese style animation), Television series.

The collection is sold in over thirty countries, and commands premium price tags as befits a top designer Label. The range of dresses, tops and skirts etc. has a modern feel about it, and Anna Sui says she was inspired by the rock chic look. There are also accessories for sale such as bags and belts. Her status Is sealed by the endorsement of an impressive list of Celebrities including Madonna, Christina Ricci, Cher, Courtney Love and Patricia Arquette. James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins is also a fan.

In 1997, the footwear collection was launched. Shoes, boots and sandals are available as casual day wear and for formal, evening occasions. There are several different materials used, including silk, shearling, suede, patent leather, velvet, and snake and lizard skin. The Anna Sui Fragrance, aftershave and cosmetics line came out two Years later. The fragrance bottles are particularly Creative, and include a butterfly shape and a model Head design. Toiletries include Eau De Toilette Spray, Body Cream, and Bath and Shower Gel.

All of the collection is available to order online, and there are sales items posted on the web site. Anna Sui continues to bring out her collections, drawing from different inspirational ideas each time, and the shows are always well received. She is always open about the source of her ideas, and still keeps an eye on what’s in the magazines, mixing that with some typical looks from the past.