(Try to) Dress Up


by Nivetha Kannan

Growing up, I always loved to play casual dress-up games. Though I was a great fan of more mainstream titles such as Mario or Pokemon, the online dress up world still had me captivated for hours on end. I’m not sure why I liked them so much but I think it could have been due to my upbringing. As a daughter of a mostly rural indian family, my clothing choices were monitored very strictly. My Mom and Dad weren’t strict on a lot of stereotypically asian things (they let me major in art, for example) but due to social expectations of women in our culture (and virtually every culture), my clothes were constantly censored by my parents. Dress up games gave me an outlet where I can dress as sexily as I wanted without reprimand. (Try To)┬áDress Up” is a game than basically acts like the dress up games I loved growing up but simulates my real world experience with dressing up. The game is designed so that you have to get my parents permission before going out in what you’re wearing. Good luck with that- they’re pretty tough judges to please.

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