Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
September 19, 2009
Image Size
370 KB


79,301 (17 today)
2,849 (who?)
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :)

My first tutorial is finally done! Thank goodness!
Oh my gosh, this took too long. I spent at least 10 hours working on this thing. :dead:

I made this tutorial because back when I was still learning how to make dress-up games, (well, I still am) I couldn't find any tutorials here on deviantart that taught you snap-into-place coding.

So I figured I'd make an advanced dress-up game tutorial since all the dress-up game tutorials here seem to be pretty basic.

So, enjoy! :aww:

Within this tutorial you will find:

• How to make clothes snap into place (snap-to-grid)
[I referred to this as "drag and drop" in the tutorial-- Sorry for the confusion!]
• How to make previous/next buttons
• How to make context menus
• How to make color-changing buttons

I'd love to see what you've made with the help of this tutorial, so if you'd like, post it in a comment. :)
(Textures from

Once again, let me know if you need help with anything! :aww:


EDIT: OMGOODNESS! A DD! Thank you so, so much! I can't believe it!
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-11
Advanced DressUp Game Tutorial by ~BonnieMcBop is an advanced tutorial for Flash using ActionScript 2.0 to code a drag and drop dress up game of your own. Assuming that users have some understanding of Flash already, this fabulous walk through offers a step-by-step guide to create all sorts of interactive options for players to choose. Super fun! ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by FantasyStock )
The-Witchmaker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is there any chance you might make a tutorial for ction script 3.0? ; A ;
The-Witchmaker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I ask how to add an animation for the next/previous buttons themselves? I want the button to appear "pressed" when I click it, as well as move to the next frame. How would I go about doing this?
hiyouarehere Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I have a question and I would love if you or anyone could help me. It's about the hairs/color buttons. What if I want to have different hairs that you can drag, but want to change the color with the same buttons? I figured making one hair "drag-able" was possible, just using the code you provided on the final product so I wanted to see if I could add one more hairstyle, drag-able as well that would change with the same buttons. I figured just naming the instance clip the same aka "Hair" would work but it doesn't. Does anyone know how I could do this?
warriorcatlova Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How (may i ask) do you make new layers? I own Flash cs6 and its not making new layers.
warriorcatlova Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i apologize, Figured it out
Little-Kagamine-Rin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
downloading :3 Can't wait to make my SECRET game. I don't want anyone to copy so I'm not saying
Genocider-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
I got a question! hope you reply :3

I want to make a my nose change when I cilck my prev/next arrows but I also want to make prev/next arrows to change the color of the nose how do I do that? btw this was helpful!
PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SOO MUCH! This was a really helpful and easy to follow tutorial! :D
mikegfx Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Do you know these "show" buttons that usually dress up games have in the end? Like to show the player what he had done, the complete outfit, hair and make up in a different scenery. How can I do that? Is it hard?
Tyori Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
I have a question about colour. How can you have like a colour wheel so you can select any colour by moving the cursor instead of having colour buttons? I find a lot of games to be lacking in 'just the right colours' for hair or eyes unless they have the enter colour code box or select on the wheel option. When I go to make a game, I'd like to be able to do that. xD If you don't know either, I'm okay with that too, just lemme know~
Add a Comment: