Jan 6-9, 2022, Long Beach Convention Center, CA

Masquerade, Fashion Show, AMV Contest, ALA Idol, Dances, Live Programming and more


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10/28: Our show has filled up! We will not be taking any further applications at this time. See you at the Masquerade!


Click here to review the rules for the 2020 competition.


2019 Masquerade Winners (click here)


2018 Masquerade Winners (click here)

Sign-ups are now closed.

What is the Masquerade? Imagine a mix between a cosplay gathering with plot and a fashion show, and you’ve got the basic idea. Dozens of groups put together costumes and skits, some planning for months beforehand, and get up on stage to strut their stuff or put on a show. From funny to dramatic, the newest shows to old favorites, our contestants cover the whole spectrum.

Come be entertained, and please stay till the end to cheer for the winners! The Masquerade is scheduled to start on Saturday at 7 PM on the Main Stage, with seating beginning as close to 6:30 PM as possible. Please check the signs to see where the Masquerade line will be routed. Whether you’re on stage or watching from the audience, this year’s show is going to be a blast. We hope to see you at the Animé Los Angeles Masquerade!


The ALA 2020 Masquerade Official Rules are now available! (CLICK HERE) Please read and review them, as many of our rules have changed for this coming year.

Masquerade Entry Applications will open on October 7th. Please check this web-page for a link to the form. An application does not guarantee you a spot in our show; please review the rules for further information.

Important dates to remember:

Applications open October 7, and will be accepted until November 7, or until 60 application entries are submitted, whichever comes first. Registration is online only; on-site entries will no longer be accepted. We suggest entrants apply as early as possible to ensure their place in our show!

While we ONLY require contestant information to reserve a place in our show, please be aware that the following will be required no later than December 15, 2019:

– At least two (2) progress pictures of each costume being entered
– An approved audio file
– Preliminary tech preferences (Scripts, Performance Details)