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“Dress coded Closet”

A Game Design Project
By Layla
a High School Student from Global Kids @ Art & Design High School
My meiker 1650737831252445

About this Project:

My project, called Dress coded Closet, is a dress up game that speaks on unfair dress codes that target women, especially women of color. Things like shoulders, knees, and the midriff are scrutinized by schools and deemed distracting. These rules are usually only enforced on girls and never their male counterparts, even if they are wearing similar clothing. Girls across the country have protested this and consider it to be misogynistic and another way that schools can perpetuate things like slut-shaming and rape culture.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Caroline Espinal 👏 Freelance Illustrator (Caroissant), Manager (NERD Escapes) at Caroissant, NERD Escapes — Emoti-Con Judge
What a lovely way to use your art to speak out against how people view women negatively, especially women of color, based off their self expression through fashion. This game is very creative and fun as it comes during a resurgence of creative dress-up games and artist designing on Picrew!

Your character design skills shine with the amount of fashion you illustrated for the game! More avatar models with diverse body shapes and builds could widen the target audience and grow the conversations of women's rights to our bodies. Amazing job designing the game!

Liza Stark 👏 Sr Manager of Curriculum at Girls Who Code — Emoti-Con Judge
Your project is compelling on so many levels. First, your core argument and concept that excessive dresscoding leads to slut shaming is an important connection to make visible. It’s more broadly indicative of the control American society tries to impose over women’s bodies starting at a young age. Now more than ever this is so important to consider. Next, the amount of choice you created is amazing. The mechanic of dressing up the character is perfectly aligned to your project goal and made me reflect on this issue more deeply as I switched up the outfits. And your artwork is just incredible! I loved the range of clothes, accessories, hairstyles, etc that you designed for this character. I’d be very interested to hear more about your design process and choices related to this current iteration, especially if you consider building this out further. Really stellar work.

Chloe Koo 👏 UX Design Lead at Samsung Electronics — Emoti-Con Judge
Wonderful execution for a really important issue! I love how you have different fun facts at the start of each stage. Your game design is easy to navigate and your presentation was great. If you're going to develop a game like this in the future, consider C# Unity coding and graphic design skills. You’ll be able to actualize and bring your idea to market with these skills.

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
The link to the game is https://meiker.io/play/14150/online.html
riri 👏 a High School Student
this is great!!

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