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Date: Saturday, August 4th, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: D.B. Clarke Theatre

Masquerade Rules & Forms

What is a Masquerade?

The Otakuthon Masquerade is an amateur costuming competition for anime, manga and gaming-related costumes as well as costumes inspired by such works. It is an opportunity to see cosplayers show off their superb costumes, craftsmanship and creativity.

Two types of entries are presented: skits and walk-ons.

  • Skits are short theatrical performances of up to one minute in length in which participants wear costumes and perform a skit based on their favorite anime or manga. These presentations may be funny or serious, parody or action and may use characters from one or many shows, but they are always creative and entertaining.
  • Walk-ons do not perform skits. They simply come out on stage to show their superb costumes, like a catwalk at a fashion show. These presentations allow fans to see the work of cosplayers who are great craftsmen but are less interested in writing and acting.

To recognize the work of these cosplayers, awards will be given out to the best performances and costumes.

How Do I Participate?

To participate in the Masquerade:

  1. Please read the Masquerade rules.

  2. Fill out the Masquerade registration form and bring it to the Masquerade registration desk along with your audio CD (optional) on Saturday, August 4th between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Only regular audio CDs will be accepted. Any CDs using a compressed audio format (ex: MP3) will NOT be played. See the Masquerade rules for details.

  3. You must report to the Masquerade Green Room between 3:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, August 4th. You must be ready to go on stage when you arrive at the green room, as your costume will be judged before going on stage.

Note: Very large costumes that cannot pass through a standard door frame will be refused, unfortunately, as they will not be able to reach the theater backstage and therefore the area used for the competition.

Masquerade Desk Hours

10:00am - 2:00pm
Masquerade Registration
Sunday at 12:30 pm,
H-110 Hall Building Auditorium
Masquerade Awards Show
Sunday (after Awards Show)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick-up for CDs and awards.

Masquerade FAQ

Follow this link to the Otakuthon forum.