Get Your Inner Freak Out at the Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Ball

Do you start planning your Halloween costume on November first? Do you have a secret technique for realistic battle damage? Does cosplay call your name? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the 2010 Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Ball is the place you want to be on Saturday, May 29th.

“The Masquerade ball is the crown jewel of the Comicon,” said Programming Director Joe Boudrie, “it's the time everybody gets to let their inner freak out.” Since all costumes must be at least 80% handcrafted, every costume is one of a kind.

Both individuals and groups of up to eight are encouraged to participate, allowing for endless possibilities of costumes. Awards will be granted at all four costuming skill levels: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Youth. Your membership to the Comicon is all you need to register; there are no additional costs for the Masquerade Ball.

“The costumes at the Masquerade Ball never fail to amaze me,” said Convention Director Matt Solberg, “the attention to detail is mind-boggling.” Entrants are encouraged to bring photos and documentation of the costume assembly process to share with the judges and audience.

More info can be found at Phoenix Comicon's website,

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.

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