Semi-Formal Ball 2011 ~ Dress Code Rules
Regardless of if you are cosplaying or not, your outfit must meet these rules.
~ No jeans, t-shirts, or casual clothing. Semi-formal (nice blouse/button-up dress shirt and khakis/dress pants) is the least casual attire allowed. Short-sleeved button-up shirts are allowed, but polo shirts are too casual. Think "Sunday Best" clothing, something you would wear to a wedding or a job interview. Have fun with your outfit for the dance! This is your chance to go all out with a dressy costume.
~ All shoes need to be clean. No Converse, tennis shoes, flip flop sandals, or bare feet.
~ No denim.
~ Clothing should be clean and well-presented.
~ Battle armor (Stormtrooper, Master Chief) is not appropriate, but ceremonial armor (Twilight Princess Zelda) is fine.
~ Cosplay is allowed (and encouraged!), but you may wish to design an original outfit or modify a character's clothing to fit the dress code if their regular outfit isn't appropriate. For example, Sephiroth in a tuxedo rather than his regular outfit. However, cosplay is not required.
~ Serious crossplay is perfectly fine.
~ Glowsticks, LED accessories, or rave apparel is not allowed.
~ Please do not wear large costumes like mascot suits, large wings, or mechas. They will be a hazard to you and others on the dance floor! Please leave your props in your room as they will likely get in your way.
~ Masks are not required.
~ The door staff has the final say on the acceptability of attire.
~ Nothing shorter than knee-length. This includes shorts and skirts. They must be knee length and cannot be made of see through material.
~ No bare midriffs. However, bare shoulders are fine, as are fancy backless dresses.
~ Pants are acceptable (you don't have to wear a dress), but they must be dressy.
~ No bare chests. You must wear a shirt.
~ No shorts as they are not considered dressy. Dandy/EGL knee-length dress pants are allowed.
Suggestions for acceptable attire:
~ EGL/Aristocrat/Dandy fashion (skirts must be knee-length or longer)
~ Military dress uniforms
~ Ball gowns and princess dresses
~ Historical costume (Civil War, Medieval, Victorian, etc) as long as it fits the dress code
~ Formal Steampunk