To start this dress up game discussion off correctly let us first take a look at the more simple dress up game you can play. The set up is two teams of at least 4 or 5 people minimum where the position of clue giver rotates from round to round. There are boxes of clothing set out and each box is usually just one type of clothing. For example, one box may contain different types of hats and another may contain different types of gloves. Many people like to include clothing like shoes and coats but unfortunately this is not a one size fits all world so when you are dealing with coats, shoes, or shirts you run the risk of the game being considered unfair. The best way to deal with that is to just use clothing like hats, glasses, or gloves. Using your creativity you can come up with more ideas. The game is played by having the clue giver from the first team choose a celebrity name out of a hat or bowl. Then the clue giver has to use the clothing in the boxes to get the rest of his or her team to guess the celebrity. That is pretty much it. It can be a lot of fun and if you give a little quicker time limit to the game then you can make it even more fun.
Other variations of dress up games include dressing up dolls or mannequins to guess a celebrity or even a famous movie. This game requires a lot of creativity but the advantage is that you can use more types of clothing because you are only dressing up dolls and mannequins. But the options available are pretty broad when you consider the possibilities of dressing up dolls instead of people. It can get quite intricate if you let it and set up can take quite a while but in the end the game is worth it. Remember that you need to put a realistic time limit on these games or else they are no fun and can drag on. If someone knows they only have 2 minutes to get their point across then they are going to work a lot faster than someone who has no limit at all.
So use your own imagination and come up with your own dress up games. Everyone loves to play dress up once in a while so it should not be hard to find players and it should also not be hard to come up with game ideas either. Remember that the goal is to be someone else just for a little while so the imagination is the key to all of these dress up games. So start digging into your closet and come up with your own dress up game. You may want to leave your parents’ closet alone though, you are a little old for that now.