The Masquerade, the highlight of many a con experience, is a staged show where costumed entries appear in front of an audience. Entries take the form of rehearsed skits which may include, but are not limited to: musical numbers, choreographed dances, comedy sketches, acting, instrumental acts, and parodies. The performance should be planned and rehearsed before the event.
In addition to the performance, participants are also judged on craftsmanship. Craftsmanship judging is optional, but it will affect the overall score. Please indicate if the entry will partake in craftsmanship judging on the Masquerade registration form.
Entries that would like to perform a skit at the Masquerade, yet do not wish to be judged on either performance or craftsmanship may enter as exhibition. Exhibition entries must still adhere to the same rules as any other skit. Entrants will be able to indicate this on the application form. Exhibition entries must apply online. Time limit restrictions may be waived for exhibition skits at the discretion of the Head of Cosplay, and must be approved prior to the convention. There will not be sign-ups at con for exhibition entries.
The Masquerade will take place on Saturday evening of the convention.
Registration for the Zenkaikon 2014 Masquerade is not yet open. Stay tuned!