(Please note that this page is an edit of 2014 information and may have incorrect details for the 2015 Ball; please check back for updates without this opening caveat.)
Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball 2015
Friday evening, be swept away, out of this century! The great dragon Ryujin invites you to his palace for a masquerade ball of magnificence, The great-grandfather of the first emperor of Japan holds this Ball once every 100 years! This year he invites the good attendees of Sakura-con. Dress code strictly enforced; we don't want to end up like the poor jellyfish.
Come for a night of excitement and thrills as this year's Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball 2015. An instructional ballroom dance-panel will be held before the dance so that you can be sure to start the night off on the right foot. No dance partner is required! Just a willingness to meet new people and to have fun!
Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball Dress CodeRemember, the Masquerade Ball is Sakura-Con's premier formal event. Be sure to dress to impress! Adherence to the following dress code is mandatory.
Attire: (Note that any cross-dressing still must adhere to the dress code)
- Button down shirt
- Dress shoes (Loafers, oxfords, wingtips, boots)
- Skirt or cocktail-style dress no shorter than "finger-tip" length or nice slacks
- Blouse or Button-down shirt
- Dress shoes (Flats, Heels)
- Formal, nice leather-based shoes required (i.e. Vans, Doc Martens styled shoes)
- NOTE: If your character canonically wears non-formal shoes with a formal outfit and you can provide official visual evidence at point of entry, you are allowed in.
- NOTE: If you have a clinically significant medical condition (i.e. Diabetes Mellitus, Peripheral Neuropathy, Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.) that impedes you from wearing certain foot wear, a staff member will assess and make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
- Please be sure to wear shoes that you can be in for long periods of time.
Cosplay is accepted, but the dress code will still apply to all cosplay for entry.
- Masks are required to enter the Masquerade Ball.
- If you do not have a mask, please come to the Mask Making Panel earlier in the day.
Permitted Masks: Face-painted masks, full-face, traditional, Venetian (stick-mounted)
- Not Permitted "Masks": Helmets, ski-masks, sport-styled masks, sunglasses.
Please note that masks are required for the entire length of the event, from entry until the demasking before the end of the ball.
***ABSOLUTELY NO: JEANS, T-SHIRTS, INTENTIONALLY RIPPED CLOTHING, OBSCENE MARKINGS OR IMAGES***
Remember that staff can make any final determination on attire at any time during the ball, no exceptions.
If you have any questions concerning the dress code, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball Rules
The Masquerade Ball is a family friendly event and all Sakura-Con policies and guidelines are still in effect.
Please use common sense while in attendance at the Masquerade Ball.
- The ball is a social dance where close interaction routine, but any disruptive or inappropriate behavior will result in expulsion from the ball for the rest of the evening.
If you are finding you are having a problem with someone while in attendance, please locate a staff member and speak with them immediately.
As a formal event adherence to the dress code for Sakura-Con's Masquerade Ball is mandatory.
Please have your Sakura-Con badge visible at all time.
Evaluation of behavior by Sakura-Con Attendee Services is on a case by case basis and if found to have broken any Sakura-Con policy and/or guideline may result in further action.
153 days, 8 hours, 14 minutes, 58 seconds until the Party Starts!
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