The theme for this new game is fantasy princesses and fairytale heroines.
Inspirations of most of the pieces come from historical clothing during the Medieval, Renaissance, Rococo and Victorian era. I also looked at old anime and manga designs and fairytale illustrations, plus some old sketches from my sketchbooks.
This game is dedicated to my childhood and inspired by old dressup stickers and paperdolls. They were the direct cause of my costume madness.
The stickers that were around when I was a kid mostly feature fancy dresses from Asian-made fairytale books and old anime that were showing on TV. They were important memories of mine, but this time coming back to China, those are not around anymore.
The sticker pages they sell today seem all childish and...useless, in my opinion, there's nothing much you can do with them. It seems like the era for those "interesting" types of stickers is over. It's sad for me because I still want to find them, and I feel empty without them. So I figured I should try to "recreate" them.
Recreating the dresses on those stickers are hard because a lot of them are designed on spot, which means they don't have anything "original" that they used as reference. The only resources I have are designs from old anime, historical clothing, and pieces of broken memories of how they should look like. None of these resources are strong enough to create a game which I am happy with, so I still had to use a lot of imagination and research.
After who-knows-how-long of struggling with ideas and coding I finally finished this game. I am not completely satisfied with it because the dresses it creates are still not the same as how I remembered those stickers were like, though I would still say overall I am happy with it.
Because who knows? Memory is a funny thing, what you used to think was huge when you were a kid usually turns out to be small as you grow up. The memories I have about those stickers are probably not accurate in the first place.
Anyways, choose your color, background, clothes and accessories, and have fun with the game!
If you created something interesting and took a snapshot please drop me a link in the comment, simply because I desperatly! want to see those dresses again and simply ANYTHING can make me feel better.
If you post this game or any snapshot anywhere else please credit me and link to this deviation.
Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment!
The loading page picture is based on this doll:[link]