DALLAS, Apr 10, 2009 / FW/ — Welcome to the 21st century! Usually reserved to the most popular couple among high school seniors, the titles Prom King and Prom Queen are now for the taking, virtually speaking of course.
Building on the popularity of social networking and the Net Generation’s familiarity with the workings of Second Life, Men’s Wearhouse is launching www.virtualprom.com to help students around the country celebrate Prom Night.
Offering the ability to customize their prom from choosing their tuxedo to stiletto, Virtualprom.com allows users to create their own custom prom online as well as share their experience with friends.
Users can create their own prom character (avatar), choose their own location, them, color scheme and entertainment for their virtual prom. They can even upload their favorite music videos from YouTube, which will play on the wall of their virtual prom.
With the site’s virtual dressing room, prom-goers can try-on the latest trends and styles that are sure to dominate the dance floor this season. From zoot suits, to fedoras, ball gowns and pumps, virtualprom.com is all about creating a unique signature style and sharing it with friends.
Whether slipping their toes into the sand and doing a little ‘soulja boy,’ or break-dancing in a fantasy ballroom, virtualprom.com is the epitome of the personalized prom experience.
You can even go dancing! Twenty-five different dance moves are available for users to draw on to create a personalized 5-sequence routine for their avatar.
To try it on for size, simply log on to http://www.virtualprom.comto create an account, design your avatar and then choose from an array of locales, outfits, dance moves and music. Virtualprom.com can also be accessed through a Facebook application, as well as embedded in a blog or web site.
There is no software to download, so users are instantly set up and ready to create the prom of a lifetime. Once the individual prom is designed, users can then invite their friends’ custom-characters to attend their prom and dance the night away!