3rd Annual Semi-Formal Ball sponsored by the TMCC
Hello everyone! The Texas Metroplex Cosplay Coalition is going to be holding a semi-formal ball at AFest again this year. We ironed out a lot of the bugs last year and we're aiming to do an even better job this year!
EDIT: The ball is scheduled for Saturday night from 9:30pm to 11:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Dress Code 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.
~ Shorts will only be allowed as part of a costume provided the entire outfit meets all of the rules outlined here. This includes length, material, and dressiness (knee-length, not denim, formal cosplay)
~ Nothing shorter than knee-length. This includes shorts and skirts.
~ No 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.
~ 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. Open shirts may be acceptable depending on the rest of the outfit.
Suggestions for acceptable attire:
~ EGL/Aristocrat/Dandy fashion (skirts must be knee-length or longer)
~ Military dress uniforms
~ Ballgowns and princess dresses
~ Historical costume (Civil War, Medieval, Victorian, etc) as long as it fits the dress code
We will have a webpage linked up here soon with examples of appropriate dress for the dance. Please watch this space.
We will be playing danceable, ballroom-appropriate music from anime and video games. Dance types will include waltz, swing, tango, slow dance, and perhaps a few others. Waltz for the Moon is a definite!
Please post in this thread if you have any questions about the dress code or the dance in general. Hope to see you there!
*Please note that we're not in any way associated with the A-kon masquerade.
Last edited by TR Rose : 08-24-2010 at 10:11 AM.