If I had to spot what first grabs my concentration once I accesse flash titles sites, I would have no problem pointing it out: the dress-up games section. For starters, I wasn’t familiar with the concept at all. I remember seeing something similar in some distant cousin’s CD full of games for small children. However, there already was a kids’ games section, so this was intended to be something different. That led to the second problem: I didn’t know anything about dress-up games, and I strictly wasn’t interested in finding out. Not at all.
This was the state of affairs until I began writing for this article. Reviewing online games is a lot of fun, but it also means you kind of have to know what the heck you are talking about. And if you are devoted to doing a good, comprehensive job, then you should write about each section and each game. Which means getting acquainted with the online games because, once again, you cannot write about what you don’t know.
So I plunged into the dress-up category, and once in there I tried to categorize what I found in a more or less rational way. For that purpose I developed four categories. The first one is the general category: non-descript dress-up online games. The premise of these online games is clicking and dragging items towards a determined figure in order to get it dressed and give it the overall look you choose (including hair style, make up, jewelry, etc). In this grouping you get just that: nothing more, nothing less. A good example of this is Fashion Girls Makeover.
Next ,more detailed category is thematic dress-up games: those in which you get to dress up a certain figure but with a limited set of clothes and accessories, restricted to those worn according to the theme of the flash titles. These are quite varied: summer, rainy days, prom, safari, the beach and school, among others. Halloween Devil Twins is one of these, and you get to dress these kids with a wide range of disguises that you may or may not combine.
Then you have an utterly not-so-unexpected pop idol category. You can play dress up with celebs and actresses of the likes of Academy Award Winners Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet; musicians such as Rihanna, Tokio Hotel, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, The Jonas Brothers and Vanessa Hudgens; and even sportspeople such as Maria Sharapova. Zac Efron Dress Up is an extreme example of this category.
The very last category consists of online games that feature well-known fantastic characters. In this category you can find almost all Disney characters (Little Mermaid, Bella – from Beauty and the Beast -, Jazmin – from Aladdin – and Snow White among others) but also others such as Hannah Montana or Harry Potter. Bart Simpson Dress Up is among these.
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