Welcome to the 3rd annual Kotoricon Masquerade!

Come see your fellow con-goers perform skits of all kinds for your, yes your, enjoyment! You will laugh, and maybe even cry (only a teensy bit) on Saturday night.  Forms are up and ready to be signed, so give us your best song, dance, melodrama, comedy act even angry rant! See you all at the Masquerade!

All applications to perform in the masquerade must be submitted by December 31. Click HERE for an application.

Any props or CDs can be dropped off during morning registration.

For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at anime.gcc.edu!


Participant and Skit approvals

  1. In order to participate, you must have an Kotoricon member pass (Dealers, Press, and other specialty badge types are also valid).
  2. All entries must register for the Masquerade via the Kotoricon website prior to the convention. No new entries will be registered at the convention.
  3. Accepted entries will be reserved a performing slot in the Masquerade, but must check in to confirm their place in the Masquerade. Check-in sessions will be held on Saturday morning at the time and location listed in your confirmation e-mail. If you fail to check-in during one of these periods, we will drop your entry and your performing slot will be made available to another entry.
  4. Changes to your skit and your cast may be made at check-in. Any changes thereafter are subject to the approval of the Masquerade Coordinator or Stage Manager. Changes to your cast after check-in will be approved under only the most extenuating of circumstances, such as illness or other emergency. Please take the time to finalize the details of your skit and organize your cast prior to check-in.
  5. Access to backstage areas will be restricted to individuals listed on your entry form. If any individuals who are not part of your skit (such as a parent or significant other) are needed backstage, please inform the Masquerade staff at check-in.

Costumes and Props

  1. Skits and costumes must predominantly pertain in some way to anime, manga, anime-style video games or some facet of East Asian culture.
  2. "No costume is no costume." Public nudity is illegal, so come fully clothed. Apologies to Kekko Kamen cosplayers.
  3. No real weapons of any kind are allowed. This includes air soft guns, paint ball guns, and steel weapons. Compliance with KotoriCon weapons policy is expected. Contestants violating this rule will be immediately disqualified, as well as any other repercussions for violating weapons policy.
  4. Your costume must allow you freedom of movement so that you can go up steps or if you are handicapped use the ramp. Make certain your costume allows you to do this unassisted.

Skit Etiquette

  1. Skits will enter the stage at the beginning of their presentation using the stage-right entrance and exit using the stage-left exit at the conclusion of their presentation. Skits may utilize these entry and exit points as staging points throughout the duration of their presentation. If you require a different configuration for your presentation, please indicate this on your entry form.
  2. No jumping off the stage. Anyone not using the appropriate stage exit or returning to the stage after their presentation is over will be disqualified.
  3. Please remember that children will be present in the audience. Please keep your content to the equivalent of a "PG-13"-rated film. No explicit sexual references, gestures, or swearing will be allowed. Any presentation that violates this rule will be disqualified and may be asked to leave the stage during the performance of the presentation.
  4. All props and materials that are taken on stage must leave the stage with you. Masquerade staff will not assist in placing or removing props from the stage. No dangerous or potentially dangerous props will be allowed. No confetti, fireworks, flash paper or other forms of pyrotechnics, rose petals, liquids, flame, or smoke and fog generators of any kind are allowed on stage.
  5. If you wish to use any or all microphones, please note that on your registration form. If your skit consists of any speaking parts that are unable to utilize these microphones, please pre-record that dialogue to an audio CD. A mix of live dialogue and pre-recorded dialogue is permitted, but your skit must remain audible throughout its duration. The clearly identified audio CDs will be collected at the convention.

Other Important Information

  1. The order of skits on stage will be determined by the Masquerade staff. If you wish to perform early or late, please note that on your registration form, along with your reason for the request. Such requests are not guaranteed, but we will make every attempt to place your skit near the requested slot.
  2. All Masquerade entries must participate in Masquerade rehearsals. Registered participants will be assigned a rehearsal time at check-in. Please be on time! If you miss your time, we will drop your entry. Participants are not required to be in costume for rehearsals, but are highly encouraged to bring all props required for their skit.
  3. The Masquerade Coordinator has the full authority to request a change to a costume or skit. Refusal to make the requested change will disqualify the person or group from the competition.