Fashion Show Model Applications FAQ

FanimeCon Fashion Show 2024 Model Application:

Application opens: Friday, March 8, 2024
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 29, 2024

Apply here!

Thank you for your interest in participating as a fashion show model! We will be hosting two fashion shows in order to showcase a variety of J-Fashion styles.

Elegant Fashion Show: Lolita fashion, ouji, mori kei, and otome kei.
Pop! Fashion Show: Any styles that fall under the J-Fashion umbrella, such as fairy kei, himekaji, yamikawaii, jirai kei, and wafuku.

Please familiarize yourself with this FAQ and feel free to reach out to us at with any questions.

Who is eligible to apply as a fashion show model?

We are looking for J-Fashion models of all sizes and genders! Models must be 18 or older at the time of the fashion show. Please indicate on the application form if you require any special accommodations and we will try to meet your needs to the best of our abilities.

How are models chosen?

Models are chosen by participating brands on a first-come, first-served basis. The FanimeCon J-Fashion Department does not guarantee that all applicants will be chosen, or which models will be selected by which brands.

Can I choose which brand I want to model for?

Models may indicate their brand preferences, but there is no guarantee of modeling for your preferred brand. 

What will I need to submit to the model application?

Models must submit their measurements, any style preferences, and a maximum of five photographs. Photos do not need to be professionally taken, but should be recent and clear enough for designers to see your face and body. 

Suggested photos:

  • 1 headshot (plain, minimal, or natural makeup)
  • 1 full body (plain, such as casual clothes or semi-fitted clothing)
  • 1 example of makeup (optional)
  • 2 styled shots (J-fashion coordinates, cosplay photos, or model photoshoots)

Please make sure to read the application thoroughly before submitting. Failure to follow application instructions may result in removal from the model selection pool.

Can I participate in both fashion shows?

Yes, the fashion shows are on different days, so you may apply to participate in both.

Will I receive a convention badge if I am selected as a model?

All models are required to purchase convention badges for the days they are modeling and may apply for full weekend badge reimbursement once they have fulfilled their model duties.

Confirmed models will be provided with a link to submit their reimbursement requests.

Will I be paid for modeling?

Modeling for the FanimeCon Fashion Shows is a volunteer position and we do not offer any monetary compensation for participating.

Will I be asked to provide my own clothing or accessories?

Models may be asked to bring accessories, legwear, petticoats, or wigs, depending on the brand that they model for.

Will I need to prepare my own hair and makeup?

Yes, designers may expect models to style themselves to match the designer’s runway collection and will give instructions in advance if this is the case.

What kind of time commitment can I expect?

Models should expect to be available for around four hours before each show, as well as for the entire duration of the fashion show. The prep time allows for models to get dressed, receive walking instructions and practice their walk, and have their photos taken.

If I can no longer participate in the fashion show, what should I do?

If you are no longer able to commit to participating in the fashion show, please email us at We understand that sometimes there are last-minute circumstances (sickness, car accidents, etc) that may prevent you from modeling – please contact us ASAP if this is the case.

What if I am not selected as a model initially?

Applicants may choose to opt-in to a wait list of backup models that will be contacted in the case of any model dropouts.

Fashion Show Times

Pop! Fashion Show: Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elegant Fashion Show: Sunday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you have any further questions, please contact us at