KumoriBall Dress Code

Mask (noun) A covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or terrify other people.

Masquerade (noun) A party, dance, or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes.

Formal (adjective) Elegant or ceremonial attire for an event, generally suit and tie or knee/ankle length dress.

Hear ye, Hear ye,

We are proud to announce that the KumoriBall for 2015 will be a formal Masquerade. (see above)

The dress code will be enforced this year, so here are some basic guidelines for you to choose your attire.

First off, all attendees are required to wear their masks the entire time. No exceptions. Hand-held masks may be cumbersome; if you bring this type, it must be held up to the face at all times.

Acceptable masks: Full faced, half faced, cloth, paint, leather, metal, etc.*

*Goggles, glasses, and monocles are not acceptable on their own.

Secondly, this is a formal event. Attendees not wearing formal attire will not be admitted.

Thirdly, shoes must be worn at all times. This is hotel policy. No exceptions.

Close-toed shoes are advised.

Lastly, there is no coat check. Plan accordingly.

Kumoricon is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.

Formal attire is comprised of suits, slacks, button up shirts, blouses, knee/ankle length dresses, capes, and other worldly accepted ceremonial/military attire. (See Formal wear – Wikipedia)

Cosplays are permitted, provided they follow the above guidelines.

The following will not be admitted if presented:

  • Sweats
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Ripped clothing
  • Skirts/dresses above the knee
  • Bare midriffs
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Tube tops
  • Swimwear
  • Bulky props/wings/etc.

Exceptions will be made on a limited case-by-case basis at the door.

Here are some useful links to match your mask to your costume:

What to Wear to a Formal Masquerade Ball: 7 Style Tips for Women
What should I wear to a masquerade party?
Carnival of Venice – Wikipedia

Pass required

Event passes will be available starting one hour before the dance at the Programming Booth. You must meet dress code to receive a pass. Once you have your pass, your dress code won't need to be checked again at the door.

Please email if you have any questions.