The Masquerade

The Masquerade is a one of a kind experience – maintaining the roots of a theatrical style, interactive, themed dance event, our goal is to transport the patrons of METROCON to a whole other world and provide a night of entertainment, romance, and adventure that is truly immersive and once in a lifetime. The Masquerade takes place on the Friday Evening of METROCON. The show will consist of scenes on stage, in the crowd, and with audience members involved, and the breaks will involve dancing, interactivity, suspense, drama, and a host of ways to meet new friends and truly make your cosplay come alive. The characters from the show will be out on the floor for the duration of the event as well to create unique memories with our fans. Dress code and interactivity details are below. Tickets are ten dollars ($10) online, and twelve dollars ($12) at Registration at the convention.

The Masquerade 2018

Far away in a kingdom forgotten by legend, existing somewhere as a single speck in space and time, there was a great queen. She reigned for as long as many could remember, but now…
she reigns no longer.

As is tradition, the kingdom will host the Centennial Coronation again this summer – once, every hundred years, the citizens of the kingdom come together so that those who consider themselves worthy may try their hand at the test. Amidst a festival of costumes and luxuries, fortune telling and matchmaking, the brave and the hopeful come from all corners to see if the Royal Gem will choose a new heir to the throne.

Will you come to seek the crown? Will you be there to witness history, should the sorcerers and ancient magicks decree that the gem has chosen its new keeper?

What part will you have in this historic night?

Be wary, traveller.
There are those who would seek to invade this kingdom, and claim it for themselves – the pretenders and usurpers always find their way to an empty throne.

Join the other citizens of the kingdom, dear friend, and perhaps be a part of a truly magical evening.
The unexpected becomes normal when magic is at play, and the night is sure to at least be… interesting…

The Masquerade 2018: Characters

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The Masquerade – F.A.Q.

What is the dress code for The Masquerade?

The goal here is not to be part of an audience, but to be part of the experience. That being said, patrons are required to wear a cosplay (yes, ANY cosplay), or to be dressed for the theme of the event. This year’s theme for the event is “The Masquerade: Kingdom”, so think anything fantastic and magical, or knightly and courageous – high fantasy, Victorian, medieval, space fantasy – take a look at the character list above and maybe get some inspiration! We are more focused on the immersive nature and interactivity than explicitly the “formal ball” requirement. We will definitely still have dance breaks, and we do still highly recommend “dressing to impress” because you never know who you might meet at The Masquerade. Any specific Dress Code questions can be sent to

You keep saying "interactive experience" - what do you mean?

First and foremost, anyone attending in cosplay will be addressed by our actors (and we encourage by other patrons as well) by the character they are dressed as. If you come to the event dressed as Vash, we want you to really put the “play” in cosplay, and be that character with us all night long! Our performers will be in the crowd making you and your character a part of the story, whether you’re cosplaying or wearing themed attire – you’ll be asked questions, and potentially get wrapped up in the story itself as a major influencer!

Do I need a Masquerade Mask to attend?

No, you don’t  – another distinct change from previous years. We are, however, going to be enforcing the cosplay or themed attire requirement as listed above – you’re part of a living world and environment once you enter that room, and we want you to keep up the illusion! Think more “disguise”, and less “masque” when you hear the term “Masquerade”.

Do I need to buy a separate ticket for The Masquerade?

Yes. The Masquerade is a ticketed event that is separate from your weekend pass – conversely, you do not need a weekend pass to buy a Fantasy Masquerade ticket. They can also be pre-ordered on our website. Note: The VIP Upgrade DOES include The Masquerade ticket – don’t buy BOTH!

I have a song I would like to hear played at The Masquerade!

That is excellent. We would love to hear your suggestion, and you can send it to We can’t promise it will be played, as there is a limited amount of song slots, but the sooner you send your suggestion, the better.

Can I bring my child to The Masquerade?

The Masquerade is Rated PG-13. Keep that in mind – but otherwise, we’re a super family-friendly environment at METROCON,  and we always welcome kids to events based on parental discretion that the content is appropriate for their specific kids.

I would like to audition for the Fantasy Masquerade!

That’s great! Audition information is on the Event Auditions page under the Events tab.

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