AnimeNEXT Cosplay Formal Dress Code

AnimeNEXT Cosplay Formal Dress Code

The AnimeNEXT Cosplay Formal is a formal event and as such, there is an expected dress code. Attendees should adhere to the dress code but be able to move comfortably in the attire they wear. Attendees should not wear costume pieces or shoes that can easily come off. Actual costume is not required, but the dress code must be adhered to. Any outfits that do not adhere to this dress code will be denied admittance into the AnimeNEXT Cosplay Formal.

Allowed Womenswear:

*All dresses/skirts should be approximately knee length or longer

  • Roaring 20s/Flapper Dresses
  • Formal Costumes *
  • Prom Dresses*
  • Formal Gowns*
  • Lolita (EGL/EGA)*
  • Cocktail Dresses*
  • Formal Separates
  • Kimono and Cheongsam
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire

Allowed Menswear:

  • Formal costumes
  • Suits
  • Tuxedos
  • Ouji Lolita
  • Kimono
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Kilts (with appropriate additional attire)
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire
  • At the least, a dress shirt, tie, slacks

Appropriate Footwear:

  • Heels
  • Dress Flats
  • Formal and Period Boots
  • Geta and Zori (only with appropriate Asian formal attire)
  • Men’s Dress Shoes

Clothing should be modest, not skin tight, and not reveal a large amount of skin.  It should also not drag on the floor with a long train. Crossplay is welcome as long as the attire is appropriate for the character being portrayed.  Accessories like top hats, canes, or hand fans are welcome.

Not Allowed

  • Formal Wear that drags on the floor and may present a tripping hazard(examples: trains, ribbons, etc)
  • Wings, armor, or other attachments that extend off the body
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Fishnets
  • Clothing with chains, straps, or buckles
  • Bare midriffs
  • Miniskirts
  • Cut-off or shredded clothing
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Boots with heavy straps and studs that are not formal in nature (examples: Doc Martens and biker boots)
  • Props such as, but not limited to swords, axes, cudgels, and sporting equipment
  • Other casual attire
  • Any clothing or props that are not in accordance with the AnimeNEXT Code of Conduct