The Black and White Ball is returning better than ever! The dance floor will be huge, the playlist will be extensive, and the night will be one to remember!
Every year, there seems to be a lot of questions surrounding the attire allowed into the Black and White Ball. As of right now, the attire for the event is formal.
However, we are trying something a little bit different this year. Our dress code, unlike previous years, is now gender neutral! This means that anything that fits within the formal theme and adheres to the dress code will be allowed.Acceptable clothing examples are:Tops:
Button-up long-sleeve shirts/blouses, dress jackets, evening jackets, suit jackets, formal cosplay, evening gowns, dresses that do not go higher than the top of the kneecap at its highest point (including slits/asymmetrical hemming)Bottoms:
Dress pants, slacks, khakis, pants that are part of a formal cosplay, skirts that do not go higher than the top of the kneecap at its highest point (including slits/asymmetrical hemming)Accessories:
Ties, gloves, jewelry, formal hatsShoes:
Dress shoes, ballroom-dance shoes, dress boots, flats, heels that are 4” or lower (including
platform), clean, solid black TOMS/VANSUnacceptable clothing examples are:Tops:
Button-up short-sleeve shirts, t-shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, tube tops, ripped shirts, not wearing a shirtBottoms:
Jeans, shorts, cutoffs, dresses or skirts that go higher than the top of the kneecap (including slits/asymmetrical hemming)Accessories:
Sneakers, shoes with stiletto heels (narrow-tipped heels that are less than a nickel in diameter), heels over 4” (including platform), sandals, Birkenstocks, flip-flops, dance sneakers, bare feet
Cosplay is welcome as long as it stays within the dress code guidelines and sticks with the formal theme. This means no miniskirts, tube tops, tank tops, jeans, shorts, cutoffs, sneakers, etc. The dress code will be strictly enforced – we will be denying entry to individuals wearing inappropriate attire.
This event was wonderful last year and we are expecting a great turn out this year as well. We hope that everyone will enjoy the ball and have a great time, so that is why this thread is being posted. If you have any questions or concerns over your outfit for the Ball, post them here. You can even post a picture of your outfit/cosplay here and we will let you know if it will be acceptable for the Black and White Ball. If you would like your outfit to be a surprise until FanimeCon, you may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as we are able to.
Hope to see everyone at the Black and White Ball!
Black and White Ball head