2022 YOUTH MASQUERADE AND FASHION SHOW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE YOUTH MASQUERADE OPEN JANUARY 20, 2022
Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2022 Phoenix Fan Fusion Youth Masquerade Costume Contest. Please read the contest rules below BEFORE deciding to enter. Fashion Show participants do not need to pre-register as signup will be at the door.
Applications will be available ____________.
Once applications are available, they will be reviewed and approved pending review of photographs of the proposed costume/s. Costumes must be 75% complete by the estimation of our reviewers at time of application to be accepted into the contest.
Review of progress photos will be factored into the judging process. The more you can show about your progress, the better. See contest rules for further details on judging.
If you have any questions, please contact the Masquerade Producer Mary Gillespie at email@example.com.
All participants must have a Phoenix Fan Fusion credential valid for the day of the Masquerade Costume Contest (this includes Attendee, VIP, Media, Exhibitor, and other specialty credentials). Members of the Phoenix Fan Fusion staff and crew are ineligible to compete in the Masquerade Costume Contest.
4. PREVIOUSLY USED COSTUMES
Costumes that were previously used in a costume contest are allowed. Please indicate this on the on-line application form.
8. COSTUME AND WEAPONS POLICY
All costumes must abide by the rules of the convention dress code and prop policy as posted here. If a policy violation is discovered by any of the Phoenix Fan Fusion Staff or the judge’s panel, that entry will be disqualified.
This is an open genre costume contest. Genres include, but are not limited to:
9. PROHIBITED ITEMS
No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the convention center. Large props that require special storage, hamper movement behind the stage or in the green room, or that cannot be easily transported up the stairs into the stage room are prohibited.
No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume.
11. PROHIBITED PARTICIPANTS
The Master of Ceremonies (MC) and/or other members of the Masquerade Costume Contest Staff cannot be used as part of your presentation in any way. Any people part of your presentation must be supplied by the participants. This includes moving any props or set pieces on stage for you. If you require assistance onto the stage due to costume restraints, staff will be on hand to help you up and down the stairs. Contestants’ assistants/crew do not count towards the onstage time allotment, however.
12. ONE COSTUME PER PARTICIPANT
Each contestant may present or wear one and only one costume, or in cases of group entries, each member may wear one costume per person or may wear one costume together (i.e. large costumes that require several people inside to move). The costume shown to the judges during pre-judging MUST be the costume you are wearing in the contest itself.
13. DESIGNER ENTRY
Should a participant decide to enter but chose not to model their costume, or rather have it be presented by a model, the designer must be present at pre-judging and be prepared to explain how the costume had been created. The designer may appear on-stage for performance with the entry.
14. CONTEST PERFORMANCE PORTION
1. Your costume must allow you the freedom of movement so that you can go up and down steps and walk a runway. The steps are not removable, nor can they be altered in any way ( I.E. removing the handrail). The steps are 36 inches wide. Should assistance be needed, you may have up to two assistants help you but they will not be provided by the Phoenix Fan Fusion Staff. Special accommodations must be given to event staff prior to the beginning of the show.
No microphone will be available for contestant’s use during the Masquerade Costume Contest. This includes the Emcee’s podium microphone. Only the use of prerecorded audio is allowed.
Best in Show
Honorable Mention, etc.
16. RULE UPDATES AND CHANGES
While no changes to these rules are foreseen, certain circumstances may require the rules or times be changed. Any changes will be noted in bold and all capitalization.
2. AGE LIMIT
The Youth Masquerade and Fashion Show is open to youth from birth to age 15. Teens 13 – 15 have the option of entering the Youth Masquerade OR the Saturday night Masquerade but not both.
If you have any questions, please contact the Masquerade Producer Mary Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org