Masquerade Costume Contest

Fabulous costumes from Penguicon 2012

Fabulous costumes from Penguicon 2012

Detcon1 will be hosting a formal Masquerade, which is a costume contest with different levels of competition. Hall costumes are also encouraged!

Check out our Masquerade Guide (pdf) for all the details on how Detcon1’s masquerade will be run. This is especially important reading if you are new to formal/Worldcon-style masquerade contests.

Competition Categories

  • Children 13 and under
  • Novice
  • Journeyman
  • Master
  • Motown 3000 theme category (all classes are eligible)

Only one costume may be worn by each person but there is no limit to the number of costumes you can make and have others wear.

Presentation Lengths

  • For one to two entrants, 30 secs to 1 min
  • For groups of three or more people, 1 to 2 mins

Please read our Masquerade Guide (pdf) and entry forms (pdf). Entry forms can be filled out in advance and sent to, or turned in at Detcon1. Send any questions to Masquerade Director Sandy Manning at

Bring your sonic... anything!

Bring your sonic… anything!