Just a heads up! If you plan on taking part in the New York Comic Con Masquerade, all applications must be in by August 28th!
To participate in the NYCC Masquerade, you must fill out the electronic Masquerade Registration Form and submit it by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 28, 2011.
The New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival will review all applications and select 30 acts to participate. All applicants — whether they are accepted or not — will be contacted by September 5.
All selected acts must be available between 6 AM and 10 AM on Saturday, October 15 for a mandatory rehearsal in NYCC’s IGN Theater (Hall D). During this time, acts will check-in and participate in a performance rehearsal. Costumes are not necessary during this rehearsal. All selected acts must then check-in again for craftsmanship judging between 3 PM and 6 PM. Selected acts will receive specific times in their confirmation emails with their individual check-in and judging times.
The NYCC Masquerade takes place from 8 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, October 15 in the IGN Theater.
You can find the form to register here.
Here are a few rules that need to be followed:
All participants must have a valid NYCC badge (this includes Exhibitor, Press, and Professional badges).
Participants must bring in reference material to familiarize judges with their characters.
Participants must wear costumes. Naked isn’t a costume.
Skits must be PG-13 or less.
Only costumes made by the wearer or a member of their group are eligible for Craftsmanship consideration. No store-bought costumes.
Participants may not wear the same costume in the Daily Costume Contests and Masquerade.
Performances must be limited to 3 minutes in length.
Groups must be limited to 6 people or less.
All audio for performances must be provided as an MP3 at least one week prior to check-in. There will be no microphone for skits on stage.
Costumes and skits can come from any area of popular culture. Anime, comics, manga, video games, toys, television shows, and movies are just some subjects that are fair game.
Whatever you bring on stage, you must take off stage. Do not leave a mess.
Got all that? Think you have what it takes? Go sign up!