Posts Tagged: ‘dolls’

Time to Play: The Best of Alt Fashion Dress Up Games

March 3, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

I’ve talked about dress up dolls before, but that was about a year ago, when I was still in the midst of my addiction.  Some people have cigarettes, other people social networking, and I had an incessant desire to play dress up games. And it’s not even like you win anything, I just had an insatiable compulsion to style. But whatever, it happens (does it?), and I’ve since faced my problem and cut down my dress-up gaming to maybe once or twice a month. I’ve become substantially more discerning as well–no more spending precious free time all too thoughtfully trying to decide what kind of shirt to place on Tracey Morgan (yes, even Tracey Morgan has his own fashion game).

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita, Doll Divine

One of the best things about playing these games is seeing some of the bigger sites try to seem “in the know” in terms of alternative styles, which results in cringe-worthy choices at times–like a Pink Floyd tee appearing in a street punk dress up game (yes, street punk dress up games exist as well) or the distracting fact that a large majority of dress up sites have an “Emo” style category. Is that really still a thing? Didn’t the stylized emo culture just morph into some murky thing involving dubstep and bronies? I don’t, maybe for another blog post entirely…

Rebel Girl

Rebel Girl, Shidabeeda (more…)

Philly Photo Snaps–Goth Barbies, Corsets, and Skeletal Ballerinas

September 3, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

I took a weekend trip to Philly a couple of weeks back, and for once there was no agenda. No fashion shows or goth clubs–so it really just turned into an all-day Chinatown fest. I took a few outfit snaps so you can see what new pieces have stolen my heart, and threw in a few randoms.

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Time To Play With Dolls

April 3, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

Internet dress-up dolls–are they childish time-wasters or useful practice tools for aspiring stylists? Well, if you’re pushing aside your work in order to put makeup on Justin Bieber (yes, that is a game you can find online), then I’d definitely say it’s the former. However, with the far more sophisticated dress-up sites you can currently find online–such as Looklet and Roiworld–you might actually be able to convince yourself that, in some way, you benefited from that hour spent trying to find the perfect virtual heels to complement your model’s virtual miniskirt (but probably not…).

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