You can also purchase games for games consoles that do the same thing. The Nintendo Wii, Xbox and PS3 has a range of ‘girly’ games that let you dress up your characters. Even games like the Sims let you create your own characters and essentially do what you wish with them. As well as designing their houses, choosing their furniture and deciding what clothes they wear, you can choose what their face and body looks like to an incredibly personalised level. These Sims games can be used for this purpose but are often played by other people, too, for the fun of living a ‘second life’.
Stardoll, however, is a fantastic online dress up browser game that you can still use. As well as branching out, you can stick to this original game and have a lot of fun. It’s a browser game for both girls and boys that are based around the concept of paper doll. The game was launched in 2004, and the website was attracting around 20 thousand unique users every month. This was as of September 2009.
As of October 2010, there were around 80 million users worldwide. You will be able to dress up your dolls using a range of different tools, and you can even participate in interactive activities, depending on the particular kind of account they have set up. You can even play educational games on the site, which are claimed to improve quick thinking amongst young people.