Masquerade

Masquerade duo enacting a scene

The Masquerade is a costume showcase and display of creativity by your fellow convention members. Entrants may dress as anything interesting and fun so long as they can motor themselves across the stage and back. You'll find a variety of BEMs (Bug Eyed Monsters), Transformers, faeries, royals, dragons, cosplayers (anime-inspired costumes), movie and TV characters, and just plain silly people in costume. This is a judged event and is a highlight of Arisia. If you're not part of the show, come cheer on your fellow fen. All entries are judged in one of four separate categories (Young Fan, Novice, Journeyman, and Master/Craftsman) to give everyone a fair chance.

Masquerade Rules

Please read all the Masquerade Rules before signing up.

Arisia uses the skill division set up by the International Costumers' Guild. If you are unsure what division you should compete in, please read the Skills Division section of the Masquerade Rules. Please contact the Masquerade Director (@email) with any questions.

Halftime Entertainment

After the costume presentations are done, and while our esteemed judges are off determining the awards for the evening, our entrants are given the option to participate in the Tactile Masquerade in the hallway, which allows attendees to get an up close view of the costumes. Inside the ballroom our halftime acts will entertain you until the judges return for the awards presentation.

We will announce the halftime acts here once they have been selected.

Arisia 2020 Masquerade Winners

Young Fan

Workmanship
Best Armor Making
"She-Ra" by Susan, Terran & Autumn Lane
Best Needlework
"Winter Schnee"
Presentation
Most Regal
"Winter Schnee"
Best Embodiment of Light
"She-Ra" by Susan, Terran, & Autumn Lane

Novice Division

Workmanship
Honorable Mention | Prop Engineering
"Alice the Immortal" by Allison Bennett
Best Technical Design
"Porg" by Emmett Wald
Best Armor & Prop Making
"Loki" by Jos Terry-Welsh
Best Hand Stitching
"Lord Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rollo III" by Locomania22
Best in Class
"Lara Croft, Wraith Skin from Rise of the Tomb Raider" by Katie Pereira
Presentation
A Lame Honorable Mention
"The Laziest san Possible" by Zachary Steinberg
A Funnie Honorable Mention
"Judy Funnie" by Justin Kelley
Best Re-Creation
"Loki" by Jos Terry-Welsh

Best Presentation
"Alice the Immortal" by Allison Bennett
Best Original
"Lord Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rollo III" by Locomania22
Best in Class
"Lara Croft, Wraith Skin from Rise of the Tomb Raider" by Katie Pereira

Journeyman Division

Workmanship
Best Technical Sewing
"Pollution Fish" by Meg (Hassan Cosplay Photography)
Best Articulated Electronic Work
"Raiden and Sam" by VulpireCosplay and MatrixVampyre
Best Wig Styling
"Tomoyo-hime" by Theresa Pereira
Best Journeyman
"Ice Prince Victor Nikiforov - Yuri on Ice" by Sarah Anderson-Krim makeupmermaidcosplay
Presentation
Honorable Mention | Embodying the Character
"Link" by Aliya Kaynak
Best Integration of Combat and Movement
"Raiden and Sam" by VulpireCosplay and MatrixVampyre
Best Re-creation
"Tomoyo-hime" by Theresa Pereira
Best in Class
"Ice Prince Victor Nikiforov - Yuri on Ice" by Sarah Anderson-Krim makeupmermaidcosplay

Masters Division

Workmanship
Best Use of Unconventional Materials
"The Doctor Will See You Now" by Anastasia Holt, Lisa Ashton, Leslie Johnston, Ainsley Croteau, Carol Croteau, William Kennedy, Jackie Ferro and Seamus Fitzpatrick Rys
Best Historical Re-creation
"Gentleman Jack" by Wonder Wendy Farrell
Presentation
Honorable Mention for Walking
"Walking Home" by Elaine Isaak
Best in Class
"The Doctor Will See You Now" by Anastasia Holt, Lisa Ashton, Leslie Johnston, Ainsley Croteau, Carol Croteau, William Kennedy, Jackie Ferro and Seamus Fitzpatrick Rys

Best in Show

Workmanship
"Padme's Picnic Dress" by Sewpoke Cosplay
Presentation
"Gentleman Jack" by Arisia Huff, Kat Peasley Farrell, Stacey Allen Farrell, Tracy Farrell, Wonder Wendy Farrel
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11/17/2019 - 19:55