Masquerade! Painted Faces on Parade

May 27, 2018

Love cosplay? Want to see the best in action? Don’t miss the Masquerade Cosplay Contest on Sunday, May 27th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the San Jose National Civic Auditorium!

FanimeCon’s annual Masquerade Cosplay Contest is an outstanding show of cosplays, dramatic and comedic performances, and dance routines. It’s a chance for cosplayers to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay and win some cash prizes while they’re at it!

This year, the dynamic duo cosplay team Aicosu will reprise their role as MCs of the Masquerade. Sheila and Sylar, the couple who makes up Aicosu, are award winning master cosplayers and Guests of Honor at FanimeCon. Last year, they did a special performance at the Masquerade and we’re excited to see what they’ll do this year!

Every convention has a unique process for holding a cosplay contest. At FanimeCon, the competition has two main award categories: Craftsmanship and Performance. These awards are judged separately.

Craftsmanship is judged by the quality of the cosplay itself and it has three divisions: Open, Journeyman, and Novice. The Performance Awards go to the best performers by group and by individual. The performances include dramatic, comedic, and dance.

The doors open at 5:30 pm for seating. Seats cannot be reserved until everyone in line has taken a seat and you have been told to make yourself comfortable.