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Offline Marsha A.Moore

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Questions about DragonCon costumes
« on: July 29, 2011, 05:37:57 PM »
This year will be my first DragonCon and I'm looking forward to being overwhelmed!

Since I got the Dragoncon printed progress report booklet yesterday, I wondered some things about costumes. In the report, they describe several evening parties. Are costumes usually worn all the time or just in the evenings for those parties? Or is it up to the individual?

Also, the parties have themes. The one on Saturday is a Masked Ball. That's easy enough to add a mask to any costume and sounds fun, but what about the other parties--must people dress to suit that particular theme? If you're dressed as something that doesn't fit, are you denied entrance?

Do the parties cost extra?

Thanks in advance!

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Offline missoularedhead

Re: Questions about DragonCon costumes
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »
Every con is different, but at San Diego, Phoenix, Wonder, etc., that I've been to, costumes are up to the person (although big wings, swords, etc., can create issues).  Most folks go a day cosplaying, some go every day, some don't at all.

As far as the parties go, check the website. Some are open to everyone, others require a ticket either purchased ahead of time or at the con at a table somewhere.  Some parties are come as you are (the Geek Prom at PHXCC doesn't require costumes, but the Steampunk Ball...it's standard to dress). 

Also, if the website for the Con doesn't give you ticket/no ticket info, google the event's name...like this "Masked Ball DragonCon" and see if they have a website that gives you info. 

Hope that helps. Also, if this is your first Con, sometimes it's best to go lowkey and see what interests you for the next year!
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