Masquerade host applications are now open

Masquerade Ball

Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball Host Applications

Masquerade Host Applications are now open until April 1st, 2017 at 11:59PM. Are you the life of the party? Do you enjoy social dance? Are you comfortable teaching people how to waltz, tango, or swing dance? We are looking for people who answered yes to any of these questions to join us as dance hosts at this year’s Masquerade Ball.

Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball Rules

  1. The Masquerade Ball is a family friendly event and all Sakura-Con policies and guidelines are still in effect.
  1. The ball is a social dance where close interaction is routine, but any disruptive or inappropriate behavior will result in expulsion from the ball for the rest of the evening.
  1. If you have a problem while at the ball, please locate a staff member and inform them as soon as possible.
    • Evaluation of attendee behavior is on a case by case basis and if found to have broken any Sakura-Con policies and/or guidelines may result in further action.
  1. As a formal event, adherence to the dress code for Sakura-Con’s Masquerade Ball is mandatory.
    • Please see the dress code below for details.
  1. Please be sure to have your Sakura-Con badge visible at all times.
  1. Masquerade Events Staff reserves the right to remove attendees from the ball at any time.

Sakura-Con Masquerade Ball Dress Code

Remember, the Masquerade Ball is Sakura-Con’s formal event. Be sure to dress to impress! Adherence to the following dress code is mandatory for entrance to the ball.

Please note minimum attire requirement is formal.

Masculine Attire

  • Suit
    • Suit jacket
    • Vest (optional)
    • Dress shirt
    • Slacks
  • Leather based dress shoes
    • Loafers, oxfords, wingtips, boots

Feminine Attire

  • Dress
    • Cocktail-style dress no shorter than “finger-tip” length
    • A little black dress
    • Long dress skirt & top
  • Suit
  • Dress shoes
    • Flats, heels, boots

Cultural Attire

  • Kimono
  • Hanbok
  • Cheongsam/qipao or Cheongshan
  • Kilts


  • Formal shoes required.
    • NOTE: If your character canonically wears non-formal shoes with a formal outfit and you can provide official visual evidence at point of entry, you are allowed in.
  • NOTE: If you have a clinically significant medical condition (i.e. Diabetes Mellitus, Peripheral Neuropathy, Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.) that impedes you from wearing certain foot wear, Masquerade Events staff member will assess and make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please be advised to wear shoes that you can wear for long periods of time.


Cosplay is accepted, but the dress code will still apply to all cosplay for entry.

  • Military Uniform
  • Suit Based School Uniforms (ie. Ouran Highschool Host Club)
  • Ball gowns


  • Masks are required to enter the Masquerade Ball.
  • If you do not have a mask, please come to the Mask Making Workshop earlier in the day.
  • Permitted: Face-painted masks, full-face, traditional, Venetian (stick-mounted).
  • Not Permitted: Helmets, ski-masks, sport-styled masks, gas mask style masks.
    • NOTE: If your character canonically wears non-traditional masks to purposely hide their identity and you can provide official visual evidence at point of entry, you are allowed in.

Please note that are masks are required for the entire length of the event, from entry until the demasking before the end of the ball.


Remember that Masquerade Events Staff can make any final determination on attire at any time during the ball, no exceptions.

If you have any questions concerning the dress code, please e-mail