–All participants must have a LepreCon 2015 badge.
–All participants must read and agree to follow all rules of the Masquerade.
–All costumes from all genres and media are acceptable
–Reference pictures will be required. This includes screen captures, photos, posters, comics, or any other official medium that reveals the character’s full costume. The pictures should reveal different views of the character (i.e. front, back, sides). Do not assume judges know your costume or character!
–costume must be made by the wearer or a fellow fan. Original construction or significantly modified store-bought elements.
–Competing costumes cannot be worn at LepreCon prior to the Masquerade.
–Awards include Best of Show and Fan Favorite.
LepreCon strives to present a masquerade that can be fully enjoyed by both contestants and audience members. As such, the number one rule, whether you are watching or participating, is to have fun. The Masquerade is not just a fashion show or costume contest but about creativity and celebrating characters, their humor and drama, and the art of costuming.
Contestants have the choice to do a walk-on or a skit:
–Walk-on – Quick presentation consisting of a few poses intended to show off a costume. Up to 30 seconds.
–Skit – characters interacting with each other or the audience and acting out a scene. Duration up to 90 seconds.
A group skit can last up to 180 seconds.
-Offensive language of any kind is not allowed—no racial or sexual epithets; no profanity, etc. this includes messages on signs or clothes.
-Be clever, not crass! If you think your costume or presentation might be too risqué or offensive, it probably is.
-No using stage time to make political, religious, insulting, or other demonstrations not related to your entry.
-No excessive violence.
-No sexual activity or contact—real or implied
-No nudity—No costume is no costume
-If you need to throw something during your presentation clear it with Masquerade Coordinator.
-No fire, smoke, flashpots, explosive devices, messy substances, lasers, pressurized gases or liquids.
-All prop weapons must be peace bonded and approved.
-All weapons must be non-working and peace bonded. No functioning projectile weapons – including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times
-You may surprise the audience, but NEVER SURPRISE THE CREW.
-By registering for the Masquerade, all participants agree to allow LepreCon to use their images for promotional purposes, both photographs and video.
Any questions contact Masquerade Coordinator
LepreCon 2015 Masquerade