Young Fan entries are for children age 12 and younger, in costumes designed and created at home by themselves, their parents, or some combination. Parents may be part of the costume on stage as a "prop." All Young Fan entries must sign up for a rehearsal slot. See the Masquerade Rules.
Project Cosplay costumes are typically made at and during Arisia in the Fast Track programming.
Photographs will be taken of all entries next door in the Adult Green Room directly before they go on stage. As we will be traipsing through the back halls of the hotel, please make sure your children are wearing proper shoes. They can take them off for the presentation, but do need them for getting to and from photos and stage.
Photos will be available for purchase online. Be sure to check them out as our photographer has done brilliant work in years past and is sure to show your costume to its best advantage. The Project Cosplay kids will be photographed as a group. The Young Fan entries will each be photographed individually. Any questions about photos can be sent to our head of photography at Click here to show mail address.
There will be a special section of the seating for parents of Project Cosplay participants and Young Fans, close to the back stage curtain so when the kids enter, they can easily find their parents. Please tell the usher that you are a parent and they will take you to the correct seating area.
The Project Cosplay participants will be released to their parents directly after they leave the stage, and will enter the audience by the back stage curtain to either sit in the audience to watch the rest of the Masquerade, or leave and go up to bed. The Young Fans also will have the option of either sitting in the audience with their parents or leaving and doing something else. The judges will decide the Young Fan awards directly after those entries have been on stage and will make the presentations before the adult entries begin.
We look forward to running another awesome Arisia Masquerade, and hope these rules are straightforward and clear. If you have any questions, please email the Masquerade Staff.