While the specific mechanics of each celebrity dress-up game differs based on each game's overall theme and purpose, most generally involve choosing different clothing, hair and makeup options for various celebrities. These games present the celebrity as a paper doll model and include tools to customize her appearance.
Celebrity dress-up games aim to give the player the ability to experience the fun of choosing different outfits, with the added factor of the notoriety of different celebrities. These types of games present either a single celebrity or several celebrities in a basic outfit or set of undergarments and include different components that allow for the customization of her appearance. Clothing is often a significant focus of these games, as it contributes significantly to the idea of playing dress-up. Some games also include outfits based on or inspired by the celebrity's famous roles.
For example, in the game "The Hunger Games Makeover," you are presented with a virtual avatar representing Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise. The game play consists of choosing different outfits for Lawrence, some of which are based on clothing from the movies. Other areas allow you to change her makeup and hairstyles, then save a picture of your finished outfit.