$10,000 up for grabs in the Talking Angela Fashion Contest

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To mark the release of Talking Angela’s debut fashion collection in her popular mobile game, My Talking Angela 2, the Outfit7 crew has set up a fashion contest with a prize pool of $10,000, and a chance for your design to be featured in the game. 

Talking Angela—-singer, dancer, fashionista, and virtual friend—-is asking players to send in their best dress designs to celebrate her latest game's two-year anniversary, and its achieving the milestone of 500 million downloads since launch. Designs can be as wild or restrained as you like, as long as they're inspired by Angela's debut fashion collection, which is launching alongside the contest and is free to claim in-game until November 5. 

So, now's the time to download Talking Angela 2 if you don't want to miss out—I mean, how are you going to find inspiration for your dress design if you haven't even seen the new collection? Just head to the in-game wardrobe, or to the gift boxes in the bathroom, bedroom, and glam room to claim three exclusive new outfits for free.

With the My Talking Angela 2 game encouraging free self expression and individuality through fashion, dance, baking, music, and minigames, there's something here for everyone. As such, the contest's theme echoes Angela's message to stay true to yourself no matter what. Uniqueness, self-expression, and the freedom to play your way are the main themes, with the new collection seeing Angela working it in styles ranging from "trendy to timeless". It's a broad brief, but it means there's a whole lot of flexibility for your designs.

Dress designs can be submitted in any form—from drawings, to digital artistry, and even real-life mockups. The main thing is that, however your design comes out, it expresses your unique talents and individual style.

First prize for the best dress design is a whopping $5,000, with first and second runners up looking at substantial prizes of $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. 

Just imagine how much you could express your unique style in real life with a purse that full! The first-prize winner also gets to see their dress appear in the game, so there's the possibility of being credited as a game fashion artist, too.Much more than just money or fame, this contest is about getting players to express themselves—and what better way to do that than by creating something in line with what you're passionate about.

Whether you're thinking of designing a period frilly frock, a suave '60s cocktail dress, or a hip maxi dress with pockets (the dream), go ahead and make it your own. Maybe design something spooky for Halloween, or get ready for winter with a warm, faux-fur dress design. Just make sure it showcases whatever it is that makes you happy—that's what Talking Angela's all about.

The contest is happening on the Talking Tom & Friends site from October 19 to October 31. To learn more about entering and contest specifics, hop over to Angela's spot on the Talking Tom & Friends site. For inspiration on Angela's latest fashion collection, download the game