Come and see one of the biggest events that will happen at Anime Milwaukee, the Cosplay Masquerade! Whether you plan to strut your stuff or just want to watch the show, there’s something for everyone to see. This cosplay contest is one of our biggest events of the weekend.
The Masquerade will begin at 5:30 pm in Main Programming. Time to sit back, relax and watch cosplayers’ show off months of hard work onstage while you cheer for your favorite contestants!
Want to register to participate? Pre-registration is available from November 20, 2019 to December 31, 2019! You can sign up for the Masquerade during their office hours on Friday and Saturday before the event. Review slots are limited, so stop by early.
The Masquerade is designed for cosplayers whose costume would be best presented in an on-stage format or who wish to perform a short skit on-stage.
Anime Milwaukee 2020 Masquerade
PRE-REGISTRATION OPEN: NOVEMBER 20, 2019
PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSE: DECEMBER 31, 2019 MIDNIGHT
SKIT REVIEW: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED IN THE MASQUERADE OFFICE
CRAFTSMANSHIP JUDGING SIGN-UP: TBA
MASQUERADE CALL TIME: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 AT 4:15 PM IN THE MASQUERADE OFFICE
MASQUERADE START TIME: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 AT 5:30 PM IN MAIN EVENTS
Cosplayers may compete for awards in two major areas: presentation (based on how the costumes appear when presented) and craftsmanship (based on close examination of the costumes backstage).
- CHIBI: Young cosplayers (12 and under) may compete in this category and not against adults, unless they wish to.
- NOVICE: The Novice division exists to encourage people who are new to cosplay and masquerades to compete.
- JOURNEYMAN: This division is for cosplayers who have won awards in, or whose skill exceeds, the Novice division, but who feel they are not yet ready to compete in the Master division.
- MASTER: This division is for cosplayers at the top of their craft. Anyone may compete in the Master division.
- EXHIBITION: This division is for cosplayers who are not eligible to compete in another division.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Masquerade Office Hours (2020)
Location: Wisconsin Center – 101 C
- Friday: 3 PM to 7:30 PM
- Saturday: 9 AM to noon, 1 PM to 3:45 PM, and 8:30 PM to 9 PM
- Sunday: 10 AM to 1 PM (feedback session)
Read more about our 2020 Masquerade Judges: HERE