FanimeCon Presents: The 2018 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.
Individuals who repeatedly disobey the dress code after entry will be asked 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 let us know in the FanimeCon forums.

Allowed* Not Allowed
Tops
  • Button-up long-sleeve shirts
  • Blouses
  • Dress jackets, evening jackets, suit jackets
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dress shoes
  • Ballroom-dance shoes
  • Dress boots
  • Flats
  • Clean, solid shoes with no visible logos
  • Character shoes
  • Formal sandals with straps that secure 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 the size of/larger than a nickel in diameter at the tip
  • Shoes with large, visible logos (ie. Nike “swoosh”)
  • Sneakers/tennis shoes
  • Sandals without straps on the heel
  • Birkenstocks
  • Uggs
  • Crocs
  • Clogs
  • Flip-flops
  • Bare feet
  • If your shoes have heels/platform of any kind, they cannot be…

    • Heels over 4″ (including platform)
    • Stiletto heels (narrow-tipped heels that are less than a nickel in diameter at the tip)
  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the dress code, please email us at bwball@fanime.com.

    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 to find whatever you may need at an affordable price!
    All proceeds will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.