Right Said Fred knew the appeal of the catwalk, and now kids can get in on the glitz and glamor with this new coloring book from Crayola that lets them design custom clothes and then see their creations virtually modeled. And it goes without saying that an iOS tablet or smartphone is required, but not included.
The My Virtual Fashion Show's secret sauce is the special corner markers located on every page of the coloring book that let an accompanying app snap a picture and then extract the designs to be textured onto a 3D model. Presumably staying inside the lines isn't vitally important here; the app will hopefully automatically crop out what's not needed.
The twenty-page book lets kids create up to ten different designs, since you need to color in both the front and back of any outfit, and is available now for $19.99. And if your kid runs out of blank pages, you can actually just print more sketchbook pages right from the accompanying app, or email yourself a PDF so they can be printed from your home computer. So there's no need to buy refills, which is great added value. [Crayola via 7Gadgets]