FanimeCon Masquerade

Each year, the FanimeCon Masquerade holds a cosplay contest featuring astounding cosplay, performances, and dance routines inspired by anime and manga as well as Asian films, video games, music stars, and more! The Masquerade is open to all FanimeCon attendees. Contestants can compete for cash and make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay!

The Masquerade begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday for convention attendees and the show starts at 6:00 pm.

More information for FanimeCon 2024 coming soon!

Masquerade Contestants

Would you like to compete in the Masquerade Cosplay Contest? Please review the rules and eligibility criteria before you apply. If you have any questions, please contact Please check our Forums, Twitter and Facebook for announcements and updates.


Masquerade Contestant Application
Masquerade Competition Rules
Masquerade Competition Guide
Audience Rules
Stage Information

Masquerade Emcees

Returning to emcee the Masquerade in 2023 are our Guests of Honor, AICOSU. AICOSU are a couple cosplay team that focuses on bringing more than just cosplay to the community. They are a duo you do NOT want to miss! Be sure to check out their panels throughout the weekend, stop by their booth in the Artist Alley, and then see them at the Masquerade on Sunday night!

Masquerade Judges

Photo Credit: Hazzel Swenson

A costumer for over 10 years, Lisa Levy AKA Gone Batty Cosplay is excited to be providing craftsmanship judging for the FanimeCon 2023 Masquerade. From kimonos to armor, and full face makeup to full size wings, she has skills in multiple facets of cosplay production. Lisa has been writing cosplay craftsmanship spotlights for The Geekly Grind since 2019. She is just batty about cosplay!

Photo Credit: @photony__

HylianCream is a craftsmanship focused cosplayer and costuming student from SoCal. Competing since high school, she has years of competition experience, including numerous awards for her costume craftsmanship. She’s so excited to see the lovely costumes in this year’s FanimeCon Masquerade!

Photo Credit: @BlackWandPhotography

MaybeBabyCosplay is a Southern Californian cosplay duo with over a decade of costume making and competition experience. Self-taught in sewing, wig styling, and prop making, they’re hyped for the return of the FanimeCon Masquerade!

Photo Credit: @BlizzardTerrak

The Wig Doctor entered the cosplay scene in 2004 and fell in love instantly. That love eventually turned into opportunities to work as a professional wig stylist for theater, private collections, and Epic Cosplay Wigs. The Wig Doctor can usually be found wherever there is a costume repair station, happily passing on her knowledge and bringing wigs back from the dead. She’s very excited to be judging at FanimeCon this year!