FanimeCon Presents: The 2015 Black and White Ball Dress Code

Please note: The Dress Code will be strictly enforced – we will be denying entry to individuals wearing inappropriate attire.
We will also be asking individuals who disobey the dress code after entry to leave the event.

The dress code for the Black and White Ball is formal.
For more details as to what formal attire entails, please follow the guidelines in the dress code below.
Cosplay and crossplay are allowed, so long as the attire fits within the following guidelines.

If you have any specific questions relating to the dress code or would like to know whether or not the outfit you’re planning to wear is appropriate, please email us at bwball@fanime.com or at the FanimeCon forums: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,19829

Allowed* Not Allowed
Tops
  • Button-up long-sleeve shirts
  • Blouses
  • Dress jackets, evening jackets, suit jackets
  • Men’s button-up short-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Muscle shirts
  • Tube tops
  • Crop tops
  • Ripped shirts
  • Not wearing a shirt
Bottoms
  • Dress pants
  • Slacks
  • Khakis
  • Jeans and denim of any kind
  • Shorts and Cutoffs
  • Ripped pants
  • Leggings (however, leggings worn under a dress/skirt that is allowed in the dress code will be allowed)
  • Athletic pants
  • Sweatpants
  • Dresses / Skirts
  • Evening gowns
  • Opaque (not see-through) dresses or skirts that extend to the top of the knee cap at its highest point (including slits and asymmetrical hems)
  • Dresses or skirts that are higher than the top of the knee cap at its highest point (including slits and asymmetrical hems)
  • Dresses or skirts that are see-through above the top of the knee cap (including asymmetrical hems and lining)
  • Accessories
  • Ties
  • Gloves
  • Jewelry
  • Formal hats
  • Masks
  • Weapon props
  • Shoes
  • Solid-colored, clean-looking shoes with no visible logos
  • Dress shoes
  • Dress boots
  • Flats
  • Ballroom-dance shoes
  • Character shoes
  • Formal sandals that have straps securing the heel
  • If your shoes have heels/platform of any kind, they must be…

    • Heels that are 4” or lower (including platform)
    • Heels that are more than a nickel in diameter at the tip
    • Suggested: Heels with some kind of strap to support the foot
  • Shoes with large, visible logos (ie. Nike “swoosh”)
  • Sneakers/tennis shoes of any kind
  • Sandals
  • Birkenstocks
  • Uggs
  • Crocs
  • Flip-flops
  • Bare feet
  • If your shoes have heels/platform of any kind, they cannot be…

    • Heels that are higher than 4” (including platform)
    • Narrow-tipped heels that are less than a nickel in diameter at the tip
  • Don’t have something that fits within the dress code?
    Can’t find anything to wear?
    Want to donate any old formal wear to help out a good cause?

    Head on over to Idris’s Closet in the in the Marriott’s Willow Glen III to find whatever you need at an affordable price!
    All proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.