Yipy Costume Party by Alien Toes AB – Review


What we love…

Lots of costumes for dressing up and props to complete the look.

What we’d love to see…

More themes e.g. superheroes, fairies, occupation.


A one-stop dressing room for endless costume change that cater to both boys and girls, encouraging them to be more experimental and imaginative.

Our Rating

There are many dress up apps in the App Store but most of them focus on only one theme. Have you ever wished that all your children’s favorite dress up apps are combined into a single app? If you did, then you have your wish granted in Yipy Costume Party. This is an app that has both girl and boy characters and an endless combinations of costumes and props on a variety of themes, complete with scenes to set the mood. It is truly a comprehensive app for non-stop dressing up fun for both boys and girls.







Kids can choose from 6 characters to dress up. From there, they can begin to dress the character or decide on a scene before selecting the appropriate costumes. There are altogether 12 scenes. There is a circus, birthday party, castle balcony, throne room, pirate’s cabin, pirate ship deck, cowboy town, horse ranch, dance studio, performance stage, basketball court and football field. This gives you an idea of the possible characters that your children can create in Yipy Costume Party.

Kids are truly spoilt for choices as there are hundreds of costumes stored in 6 different themed dress-up boxes (cowboy, clown, pirate, sports, prince/princess, ballet) for them to mix and match. Besides hats, accessories, belts, tops, bottoms and footwear, each dress-up box has something unique to offer. My youngest was very pleased to see that there were face paints for the clown and different pirate eye patches included.

There are no instructions on how to play for the kids (only written instructions in the Parents’ section) but these are not necessary. The buttons are self-explanatory but finding out how to exit from the dressing up activity took my youngest some time to figure out. The camera and exit buttons will only show up when he tap the dress-up box to close it. It would be good if this is explained in the Parents’ section as well.


Looking for more unique features? How about characters that have their own personalities? I like that the character will show his/her pleasure or displeasure with your choice of attire. I found these perfect opportunities to ask my youngest why the character didn’t like the piece of clothing/accessory that he chose? Could it be that the clothing is impractical or they don’t match?

Most time, I’m just happy that he is immersed in his own imaginary world where anything goes. He doesn’t care if the themes are mixed up, the attire doesn’t complement the scene or the colors don’t coordinate. It’s just a stress-free app for him to have fun with. I was in fact very surprised that he also dressed up the girl characters in female attire. It showed what he identified as female and male. It was a very interesting observation.

While this is strictly a dressing up app, it offers a lot of variety for preschoolers to give them non-stop imaginative play. Get this app if you’re looking for an all-in-one dressing up app that caters to both boys and girls.


Yipy Costume Party – Alien Toes AB

Yipy Costume Party Yipy Costume Party by MG Solutions
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 223.72 MB




NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

The Nutcracker and The Mystery of The Disappearing Cheese by Quasar Alliance – Review

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What we love…

the artwork shows amazing detail and vibrancy along with hidden interactivity on pages

What we’d love to see…

It would be nice if in the rooms page if there was a basket to collect everything into as well as showing it with the mouse .


Gorgeous app that really brings to life the Nutcracker as I remember it from my childhood.

Our Rating

Reviewed by Alison

The Nutcracker and The Mystery of The Disappearing Cheese by Quasar Alliance, Inc and AppyPup is a delightful Christmas themed adventure.  The app features a cartoon, interactive stories, classical stories and a tour inside Stahlbaum’s mansion where all the magic happens.  The app features six unique rooms for your child to explore including a room with the nutcracker, a room for baking, and the children’s bedrooms.  In addition, there is an integrated storybook where children can explore the interactive elements of the story and seven mini games.  The app is set to a rendering of Tchaikovsky’s enchanted ballet which is delightful.  Read our interview with Marina Litinsky to learn more about the history of Quasar Alliance as well as our review of their other app, Goodnight ABC.
My son loved the various rooms as well as the interactivity of the characters.  He enjoyed finding the hidden items in the rooms such as the roll of cheese, missing diary and the little girl’s shoe.  We also enjoyed changing clothes and playing with the army and trains.  The illustrations and musical accompaniment in this app  are top notch and the app is vibrant and colorful with lots of hidden interactions that you don’t always appreciate.  My son and I have played with the app several times and are still finding new things on the various pages.  The navigation for the app is simple, and I really liked the fact you could skip the intro so you didn’t have to watch it each time unless you wanted to.  In terms of the mini-games, my son enjoyed the letter tracing, the ornament matching as well as the counting game in the conquest.  Other mini games include: baking and decorating a cake, adding logs to the fireplace, driving a train as well as decorating a Christmas tree.  Each room was beautifully decorated and had lots of hidden surprises as you collected the various items for the Mouse.

It would be nice if in the rooms page if there was a basket to collect everything into as well as showing it with the mouse .   It might be helpful to provide writing of the story as it is spoken with word highlighting in a future edition.  Some of the mini games might be a bit hard for younger children and it would be nice to have two settings, one for younger children and one for older children.

This app brings to life my memories of attending this play as a child – and it is currently on sale for 50% off.  The artwork and music alone make this app nicely suited for adults and children alike.  I think this would be a great app for parents or grandparents to enjoy with their children.


The Nutcracker Story
The Nutcracker Story
by Quasar Alliance, Inc

Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 581.19 MB


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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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