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 2022 Masquerade Official Rules are now available! CLICK HERE to review this year’s rules, which include changes such as extended performance time limits and updates to performance judging criteria.

The entry form for the ALA Masquerade is now open! CLICK HERE! Please check this web page for a link to the form. Submitting an entry does not guarantee you a spot in our show; please read on for further information.

Entries will be accepted through November 15th, or until 60 entries are submitted, whichever comes first. Registration is online only; on-site entries are not accepted. We suggest entrants apply as early as possible to ensure their spot in our show.

While we only require basic entry information to reserve a spot, to perform in our show, the following must be submitted to the Masquerade coordinators no later than December 15th, 2021:

–  At least two (2) progress photos of each costume being entered
–  An approved audio file
–  A dialogue script or performance summary of the content being presented
–  Preliminary tech preferences (Scripts, Performance Details)

Entrants must also complete a liability waiver at the convention. Minors (17 or younger) must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.