I hope your year is going fabulously so far, and that you've had lots of delicious pork cutlet bowls (or whatever your dish of choice may be)! I've got an update for you all regarding the current status of the Masquerade!
BUT the Arda Wigs Contest is still OPEN! If you want a chance to win a trip to Japan, head on over to the Cosplay HQ and submit your application today!
(Note that you do NOT need to have an Arda wig in order to compete in the Arda wig contest. Any cosplays that would be eligible for the Masquerade are eligible for the Arda Contest too.)
Waitlisted entries for the Masquerade are NOT pulled into the contest on a first come, first serve basis. We attempt to fill spots with an eye towards divisional balance. For instance, currently the craftsmanship only section of the Masquerade is very heavily weighted towards Novice entries (there are far more novices than journeymen or masters). This means that the Novice category will be far harder to win an award in! If we have people drop out, we will be attempting to pull in journeyman or masters applicants from the waitlist first in order to try to make the contest more balanced and fair for everyone.
If you have any questions or concerns about the contest this year, please feel free to ask here or email us!