My Virtual Fashion Show Review (Crayola)

What It Is

With the My Virtual Fashion Show kit from Crayola, kids can color and design their own inspired fashions then have them modeled down a virtual runway. Select one of 20 templates featuring 10 different styles from the included sketchbook. The kit comes with 12 different Crayola colored pencils you can use for sketching and shading. There are front and back templates for each fashion so you'll sketch in each side of your dress, denims, pants, and/or tops. When you are satisfied with your designs grab your iOS or Android device. Download the free Fashion Show app and scan the QR Code on the packaging to unlock all the app's features. In the app, tap New Design and align your phone's camera over your design so that the three boxes are centered over the three points on the upper and lower corners of the sketchbook's pages. The app will quickly scan your design and import it into the app and onto an avatar model, which you can further customize with accessories, different hair colors and styles, and more. Then, when you are ready, send the model down the virtual runway. You can also use the app to take pictures of your virtual runway fashions and place the photo on a fake magazine cover. Your designs will be saved in the app for further use.

Is It Fun?

Crayola has done a great job of merging classic play patterns such as coloring and fashion play with digital in a way that is both innovative and super easy to do. It allows girls to be creative and have the satisfaction of seeing their designs come to life off the pages within the app.

Who It’s For

The My Virtual Fashion Show kit is for ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Color inside the lines on the templates, because the app won't pick up any details outside those barriers.

You can download additional design templates for free through the app.

Light detailing doesn't show up quite as well as darker vibrant colors when imported into the app.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy