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Title: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on January 06, 2009, 10:51:48 AM
The Black and White Ball will be returning to Fanime 2009.  This year, the dance floor will be larger, the music will be extensive, and the night will be one to remember!  I am openning up this thread because 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.  This means for the gents, it will be tuxedo, suits, or the bare minimum of slacks/shirt/and tie.  For the ladies, an evening gown, formal gown, or the bare minimum of dress skirt and blouse.  Cosplays will be welcome as long as they are staying with the formal theme.  So this means no miniskirts, tube tops, tank tops, jeans, shorts, cutoffs, sneakers, etc...

This event was very popular last year and we are expecting a great turn out again this year.  We want everyone to enjoy the ball and have a great time, so that is why I am postiing this thread.  If you have any questions 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 get you into the Black and White Ball.  If you want to keep your outfits a secret til Fanime, send us an email at bwball@fanime.com and we will get back to you with an answer. 

Hope to see everyone at the Black and White Ball this year!

- Jim
BW Ball 2nd
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Leyoto on January 14, 2009, 01:35:45 PM
Would this dress be appropriate for the ball?

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/images/products/gothic735_big.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on January 14, 2009, 01:39:51 PM
Would this dress be appropriate for the ball?

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/images/products/gothic735_big.jpg

Yes, that would be just fine.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: DivineSage on January 31, 2009, 01:13:56 PM
How strictly will the black and white theme be enforced?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on January 31, 2009, 04:47:37 PM
Due to the amount of people who want to get in, strict enough where we will have people at the doors to see if you have appropriate attire.

So yea.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: codex biblio on January 31, 2009, 10:25:15 PM
I think this was asked in a another thread, but I wanted to confirm. "Black and White" refers more to the theme (meaning formal wear) rather than the actual colors, right? So, would a long red qipao be ok? (I usually wear it for formal parties. I have a long black evening gown too, but it's not as comfortable)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: DivineSage on January 31, 2009, 11:17:06 PM
I think this was asked in a another thread, but I wanted to confirm. "Black and White" refers more to the theme (meaning formal wear) rather than the actual colors, right? So, would a long red qipao be ok? (I usually wear it for formal parties. I have a long black evening gown too, but it's not as comfortable)


This is actually what I meant, sorry for phrasing my question so vaguely.  I understand the formal attire, but must it be black and white, or will color be allowed?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on January 31, 2009, 11:18:20 PM
I think this was asked in a another thread, but I wanted to confirm. "Black and White" refers more to the theme (meaning formal wear) rather than the actual colors, right? So, would a long red qipao be ok? (I usually wear it for formal parties. I have a long black evening gown too, but it's not as comfortable)


Yes, it means formal. Not the colors (Although if you can, black and white would be the "preferred" colors).
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: konataFTW on February 03, 2009, 10:00:51 PM
so this is the kind of ball where you wear ballgowns and tux?

no cosplay gowns allowed? or is it ok?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on February 04, 2009, 12:12:55 AM
Cosplay gowns are okay as long as they are formal and within the dress code.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: puyo_pop on February 07, 2009, 10:01:51 PM
is it safe to say the bxw ball is kinda like prom?  so i can reuse my prom dress?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on February 07, 2009, 10:11:49 PM
is it safe to say the bxw ball is kinda like prom?  so i can reuse my prom dress?

Yea, it's semi-like prom.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: konataFTW on February 11, 2009, 07:33:25 PM
so... so is this ok?

http://dl3.kortenaar.com/pub/31/31753xh3wfo8ghh.jpg

I'm making it already and I was wondering if it is ok
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on February 11, 2009, 07:35:12 PM
that should be just fine :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: HuggalotXOmocha on February 12, 2009, 03:15:47 PM
Let's say I have this outfit:

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/images/products/gothic735_big.jpg

What if the frills under the skirt are pink?

It should be allowed, right? Or does it actually HAVE to be black and white?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 12, 2009, 04:12:37 PM
HuggalotXOmocha,

The outfit is fine and it doesn't have to be in all black and white.  So if the ruffles underneath are pink that is fine.

- Jim
BW Ball 2nd
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Yaminogame on February 15, 2009, 04:48:38 PM
Is this whiteknight-like outfit okay for the ball?:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/yaminogame/euphemia.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/yaminogame/suzaeuph.jpg)

Also would it be all right to bring a prob in, like Suzaku's sword, if it was worn around the waist?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on February 15, 2009, 04:52:13 PM
i think both outfits would be fine but we discourage props as they can get in the way of semi-strenuous activity (aka dancing).
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Yaminogame on February 15, 2009, 04:56:31 PM
i think both outfits would be fine but we discourage props as they can get in the way of semi-strenuous activity (aka dancing).

So leave the sword in the hotel? Yeah, it may fly up and hit me or someone else.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: DruidUlises on February 16, 2009, 02:03:34 PM
(http://fc15.deviantart.com/fs41/f/2009/046/2/f/Emma_Elizabeth_Gladstone_by_Druid_Ulises.jpg)

I am wondering if this would be acceptable (Though it is unfinished).

White dress, black boots, gloves, and hat, though the corset is brown. Is that okay?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on February 16, 2009, 04:00:41 PM
that i think will be just fine.  it's hard to tell the length on the skirt (if there is one) from the photos.  should be ok though.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: BSaphire on February 17, 2009, 10:37:40 PM
Hey BOOTS01! ^^P

Sorry I missed you at the meeting ^^( I wanted to let you know/ask... I am working on an EGL for the B&W and the length is above the knee... is that ok? (after the drama from last year I thought I'd ask YOU! ^^P *LOL

Squidges & Smoochies
B
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on February 18, 2009, 02:06:01 AM
should be fine b. i don't even have to see it to know :P
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: XpHoBiaX on March 06, 2009, 11:50:17 PM
Not really a question, but I thought I'd throw it out here.

Long skirting on gowns.
I thought I'd point it out that if the ladies have long gowns and if it drags a little on the floor, try to pick it up with a lose stitch somewhere unnoticeable. Or if the material allows, securely bustle it. Bustling mostly goes for trains on gowns though.

I know this from various formal occasions I had gone to. It really sucks to have someone step on your dress, or get it cuaght. (Although this may be due to improper length/miscalculation) I am not sure about others, but I find it important to me.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: arcadiakat on March 08, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
I have a prom dress(that i didnt get to use) that is all mostly black except for a small bit of trim at the top its really really LIGHT pink  is it possible i may be allowed to use this since its such a small bit and such a light pink?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on March 09, 2009, 09:19:31 AM
That's fine, my staff is only enforcing a formal look.

Prom dresses (As long as they aren't completely out there) should be fine.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Touya no Miko on March 12, 2009, 01:57:44 AM
I only got one question.


Can we crossplay? In example, girls in tux and men in gowns.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: ewu on March 12, 2009, 07:14:50 AM
yup
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,8164.msg298816.html#msg298816

I only got one question.


Can we crossplay? In example, girls in tux and men in gowns.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Steve.Young on March 12, 2009, 10:39:05 AM
To emphasize, if you CROSSPLAY, you still have to be FORMAL w/ regards to not over exposing yourself (i.e. guys in gowns are fully covered in applicable areas).
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LordMoufMouf on March 13, 2009, 12:42:44 AM
I have a question about hoop skirts.
I would like to wear my Victorian gown to the ball, but the circumference of the skirt is quite wide. Are there too many people at this event for hoops to be allowed?

Also, is the dancing actual waltzing and proper "dancing" or is it all that grinding-shag-me-on-the-dancefloor type of business? Will there be bouncers there to ensure any grinding parties don't get out of control?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on March 13, 2009, 01:49:46 AM
the ball is ballroom dance in both music and dance style.  you will be waltzing, tangoing, foxtrotting, etc.  as far as the gown goes, there's nothing wrong with a hoop skirt.  we do try to keep the room at a reasonable capacity for people to dance in.  we have rovers both inside and outside the event to ensure a) proper attire, b) room capacity, and c) handle any problems that may come up for the attendees inside the event.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on March 13, 2009, 06:26:30 PM
i want to know if this would be exepted: http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/songstress1.jpg (http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/songstress1.jpg)
I adjusted the picture in photo shop (thats y it looks funny) because my costume isn't acctually done yet. and i don't know about the shoes quiet yet
and also, the outfit isn't gonna be as overly frilly as in the picture XD the white that makes up the actual middle of the top is frilly, but the bottom is probably just going to no poof out XD
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on March 13, 2009, 07:05:49 PM
this would be a little on the informal side imo but it might work.  i'd have to see the completed outfit before being able to give a definitive answer so i'd recommend having a backup plan, just in case.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on March 24, 2009, 07:42:19 PM
gosh, yet agian posting >.<
i know my sugestions are kinda lame >.< but i'm pretty much despratly trying to find somthing to wear >.<
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P1090406.jpg (http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P1090406.jpg) that was my original ideal. I would not wear my arm things though if they are a problem (and i just think they looks bad >.<)
and this is my new sujestion:
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P1090217.jpg (http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P1090217.jpg)
it still nees to be fixed in size, and yet agian if arm things are  problem than i don't have to wear them.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on March 24, 2009, 08:27:53 PM
in general, the costumes from ffx aren't really formal (with the possible exception of lulu's costume - if tastefully done).  because of how they are styled, they're meant to be more casual wear - the type of thing you could wear when hanging out with friends instead of attending a formal function.  however, our dress code is fairly lenient and it does seem to meet the minimum requirements.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on March 25, 2009, 07:07:10 AM
in general, the costumes from ffx aren't really formal (with the possible exception of lulu's costume - if tastefully done).  because of how they are styled, they're meant to be more casual wear - the type of thing you could wear when hanging out with friends instead of attending a formal function.  however, our dress code is fairly lenient and it does seem to meet the minimum requirements.
sssooo..... does this mean i could get in or not ^^; cause i don't really want to go but it my friends have out numbered me and i don't wanna be alone :( and I don't want to have to lug my heavy chior dress around all that day cause that is about the only fancy thing i do have >.<
(and also I am only picking FFX stuff because my other cosplays ae haruhi and Sora and i don't think those work XD)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on March 25, 2009, 01:11:50 PM
the basic minimum dress code for women is a skirt and blouse (basic business attire) which the costume bassically has.  if you have any way of dressing it up a little, i'd recommend it but it works more or less as is. 

if you don't really want to go, tell your friends.  if they're really your friends, they'll understand.  there are always other things going on during the con so even if you don't come to the ball, there are plenty of other things you can do while they're at the ball.  there are the anime rooms, karaoke, stage zero, panels, etc.  and, if all else fails, just remember that you're at a party with 15,000 of your closest friends.  everyone at the convention has at least one thing in common - they all like anime.  i guarantee you can find someone to chat with and who knows, maybe you'll make a new friend.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on March 25, 2009, 06:42:30 PM
the basic minimum dress code for women is a skirt and blouse (basic business attire) which the costume bassically has.  if you have any way of dressing it up a little, i'd recommend it but it works more or less as is. 

if you don't really want to go, tell your friends.  if they're really your friends, they'll understand.  there are always other things going on during the con so even if you don't come to the ball, there are plenty of other things you can do while they're at the ball.  there are the anime rooms, karaoke, stage zero, panels, etc.  and, if all else fails, just remember that you're at a party with 15,000 of your closest friends.  everyone at the convention has at least one thing in common - they all like anime.  i guarantee you can find someone to chat with and who knows, maybe you'll make a new friend.
lol i know, i'm not new to conventions XD they are just all stoked and really want me to go XD so which one is more ok do you think? ^^; (am i being a bother? ^^;) and one of my friends wants to know also if she can wear like non jean pants and a nice shirt? cause she has NOTHING fancy XD
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on March 25, 2009, 06:47:41 PM
i will have the dress code posted shortly so they can take a look.  i leave it up to you which to wear, though i think the 2nd one is better imo
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Udon on April 01, 2009, 09:18:01 AM
How about the uniforms from Vampire Knight? They're Black & White with a tie and dress shoes. Somewhat formal. Here's a pic for reference: http://fc16.deviantart.com/fs31/f/2008/215/8/2/Vampire_Knight___Zero_x_Kaname_by_j_b0x.png (I will be going as one of the chars, and my friend as the other.)

Alternatively, Suzaku Kururugi in his Knight of Rounds costume: http://that.animeblogger.net/2008/05/10/suzaku-hero-of-the-soldaten-long-post-about-why-suzaku-is-not-evil/ (top photo)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: gackt_2003 on April 01, 2009, 09:51:24 AM
regarding attire for guys...
do they have to wear a tie?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 01, 2009, 08:41:24 PM
yes, gentlemen should try to wear a tie.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 01, 2009, 08:45:16 PM
How about the uniforms from Vampire Knight? They're Black & White with a tie and dress shoes. Somewhat formal. Here's a pic for reference: http://fc16.deviantart.com/fs31/f/2008/215/8/2/Vampire_Knight___Zero_x_Kaname_by_j_b0x.png (I will be going as one of the chars, and my friend as the other.)

Alternatively, Suzaku Kururugi in his Knight of Rounds costume: http://that.animeblogger.net/2008/05/10/suzaku-hero-of-the-soldaten-long-post-about-why-suzaku-is-not-evil/ (top photo)

The school uniforms from VK are formal enough imo.  The Code Geass outfit should be ok.  In general, dress military attire would be considered formalwear and depending on the school uniform, they too can be considered formal wear.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Anna on April 02, 2009, 08:33:13 PM
I have a really long white dress (goes down to the floor). Would that be too formal? I don't want to show up in that while everyone's in their black and white lolita casual outfits or something.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 02, 2009, 08:35:54 PM
that sounds just fine.  the more formal the better.  we do actually have people to enforce the dress code so people in casual outfits wont be allowed in.  and, lolita outfits are far from casual usually.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Snippershoo on April 05, 2009, 12:28:43 PM
Would this dress be okay? http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/snippershoo/References/Sailormoon-HumanLunaAnime.jpg (http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/snippershoo/References/Sailormoon-HumanLunaAnime.jpg)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 05, 2009, 09:03:46 PM
that should be fine
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: konataFTW on April 06, 2009, 10:56:32 AM
so... so is this ok?

http://dl3.kortenaar.com/pub/31/31753xh3wfo8ghh.jpg

I'm making it already and I was wondering if it is ok

another question!!!

about my dress... it is done! but I am having doubts about making the wings... should I or should I not.. I was thiking making it but wear it in the con and take it off once I get in the ballroom... is that ok? -___-
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Anko on April 06, 2009, 11:15:02 AM

another question!!!

about my dress... it is done! but I am having doubts about making the wings... should I or should I not.. I was thiking making it but wear it in the con and take it off once I get in the ballroom... is that ok? -___-

If I were you I wouldn't wear the wings to the ball, simply because it will make it harder for you and the people around you to dance without knocking into, and possibly ruining your wings =(
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Anko on April 06, 2009, 11:25:37 AM
Would this dress be okay? http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/snippershoo/References/Sailormoon-HumanLunaAnime.jpg (http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/snippershoo/References/Sailormoon-HumanLunaAnime.jpg)

I've always loved Luna's human form! This is going to be beautiful <3
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 06, 2009, 02:24:36 PM
i would agree about not bringing the wings to the ball.  with 1000 people or more attending the ball, there is a good chance they could get damaged.  and, as we don't have anywhere to check things like coats etc. we recommend against bringing any props.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: konataFTW on April 06, 2009, 06:53:57 PM
okie dokies I understand... well then, we will see each other there!! :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Yukue on April 06, 2009, 08:28:06 PM
would a pleated skirt be okay?
cause that's the only black skirt i have
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 07, 2009, 02:09:05 AM
as long as your top brings the level of formality of the ensemble to at least business formal, it should be ok.  for example, a nice looking formalish blowse.  and, don't forget that you will need to wear nice shoes too.  no tennis shoes. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: arcadiakat on April 08, 2009, 11:14:48 AM
I remembered i read somewhere that we could wear cosplays/costumes that when with the black and white theme and they were formal. my friend would like to know is she able to wear a black and white formal steampunk outfit?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 08, 2009, 11:35:39 AM
as long as the cosplay could be considered formal, yes.  i can't say about the steampunk specifically w/o a reference picture but it will probably be ok.  remember that the attire for this event is preferably the kind of attire one would wear to the opera or the ballet or the like so when putting together your outfits for the event, think to yourself, would i wear this to the opera in san francisco or to a wedding?  if the answer is yes, then you're good to go.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: otaku_duckie on April 10, 2009, 03:49:04 PM
I have a black white and blue dress, will that be okay ? It's mostly blue that's why I'm asking.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 10, 2009, 04:22:28 PM
color isn't a problem.  the title of black and white usually is an indication that the event is formal.  it refers to the levels of formality usually expected (black or white tie).  black tie is generally considered very formal but white tie is the most formal you can go.  our dress code isn't quite that strict, but we do expect the outfits to be at least somewhat formal.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: otaku_duckie on April 10, 2009, 07:18:44 PM
okay thank you.
Title: Non-obvious obvious question
Post by: 絶望主観 on April 19, 2009, 02:16:32 AM
Are Kimonos OK?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on April 21, 2009, 07:43:37 PM
kimono's are fine with the understanding that they should be of quality materials. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kites-kun on April 23, 2009, 01:54:59 PM
Umm, will Elegant Gothic Aristocrat wear be allowed? I'm planning to show up in a long black coat with a white ruffled shirt under it... kinda looks vampire-ish ^^
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Post by: boots01 on April 23, 2009, 01:59:18 PM
absolutely.  ega is quite formal.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: lilakid on May 03, 2009, 03:50:03 PM
so im a guy and i recently went bald. i wear a cap everyday and was wondering if i still could wear it.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on May 03, 2009, 04:21:15 PM
you could wear a tophat instead of a baseball cap if you're worried about it, but a baseball isn't really formal. 
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Post by: deemoelester on May 05, 2009, 09:28:51 PM
I'm pretty sure my dress is decent although from what Ive seen, I kinda wish it was a cosplay, or at least cosplay inspired. My friends, however, idk  if their dresses would follow dress code and they wanted me to check.

My first friend is going as Haruhi from Ouran in the dress she had on for the dinner in the beach episode
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh270/siriusgirl_2008/Ouran%20High%20School/Haruhivestido.png?t=1241581626/ and here's a picture of the bottom (and the only good picture I could find XD) http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u195/genoveva_v/ouran/kyouya-haruhi.jpg It's gonna be floor length tho. And my other friend is this dress right hurrr http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c91/Arelenia/Fanimeball.jpg

If either are not fitting to dress code, please tell, we still have time to get diff. outfits no problem :-)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on May 05, 2009, 09:49:53 PM
haruhi's dress would be fine i think, but the black one would work too :)
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Post by: namineartbook on May 10, 2009, 04:36:57 PM
Hi! I was wondering if this was okay. :)
http://gallery.aethereality.net/download.php?id=6172
Thank you!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on May 10, 2009, 10:07:24 PM
should be :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: puyo_pop on May 12, 2009, 09:42:40 AM
this is more of a question regarding the bxw dance lessons
it says that the dance lesson attire is casual, but is it ok if i wear my cosplay to the dance lesson?  it's a really simple cosplay that won't get in the way at all and i don't really wanna have to change out of it and then into it again
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on May 12, 2009, 08:09:25 PM
you can wear whatever you want to the lessons.  my only suggestion is to wear something comfortable and easy to move in
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Post by: Samurai Rocker on May 13, 2009, 01:34:07 PM
Would a Darth Vader cosplay be accepted attire?  Unfortunately I don't have a link with a picture, but I can assure you that it is of very high quality.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: boots01 on May 13, 2009, 01:51:31 PM
dv should be fine if you include the cape/cloak
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Post by: Samurai Rocker on May 13, 2009, 07:03:49 PM
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dv should be fine if you include the cape/cloak

Can't picture Vader without it!  ;D
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Post by: konataFTW on May 13, 2009, 09:19:32 PM
heys again u_u sorry but I have ONE LAST QUESTION

I think my cosplay group will do a Code Geass group at the ball as well (although Sakura is still my first choice but I wanna join my group >_<) so is Nunnally (http://static3.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/scans/Code-Geass/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dscans_Code-Geass_brennadouglasmw(0.64)__THISRES__207542.png) ok?

I heard that CG is ok but still making sure :P
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Post by: boots01 on May 13, 2009, 10:20:26 PM
look ok to me
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Post by: steinxkid on May 13, 2009, 11:53:35 PM
would a black dress that goes down to knees with black stockings and black knee high boots work?
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Post by: boots01 on May 14, 2009, 12:57:23 AM
sounds just fine as long as the boots are nice
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Post by: PrincessCake on May 14, 2009, 07:50:48 AM
Umm, will Elegant Gothic Aristocrat wear be allowed? I'm planning to show up in a long black coat with a white ruffled shirt under it... kinda looks vampire-ish ^^
that's not vampire-ish kites lol. its victorian!
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Post by: steinxkid on May 15, 2009, 06:03:25 PM
sounds just fine as long as the boots are nice
the boots are from hottopic.  :'(
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Post by: boots01 on May 15, 2009, 07:12:04 PM
hmm...  hot topic has several kinds of boots.  could you get a pic of them or maybe find them on their website and post a link?
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Post by: steinxkid on May 15, 2009, 07:40:00 PM
hmm...  hot topic has several kinds of boots.  could you get a pic of them or maybe find them on their website and post a link?
heres the web link: http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Shoes/Boots/Nana-Black-Overlay-Pole-Climber-Boot-307940.jsp
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Post by: boots01 on May 15, 2009, 07:53:48 PM
hmm...  well, on a personal level, i love the boots, but because they're lace up, i wouldn't really consider them formal.  however, i think that maybe they can work, depending on the dress.  they are kinda a tough call because boots in general aren't exactly formal but it depends on the boot and the outfit. 
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Post by: steinxkid on May 15, 2009, 08:29:11 PM
ok well i'll just bring a pair of heels just in case. :(
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Post by: morgaine on May 15, 2009, 09:55:09 PM
Umm...is this alright?

http://media.photobucket.com/image/tianzi/CodeGeassFan_21/Tianzi/05cf233a7e21439cd033d2ecba9772d7.jpg?o=228
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Post by: boots01 on May 15, 2009, 11:52:35 PM
kanna, that should be fine.
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Post by: boots01 on May 15, 2009, 11:53:03 PM
ok well i'll just bring a pair of heels just in case. :(
this is a good idea in general - having a back up plan.  come by one of the lessons if you have questions and we can give a yay or nay on an outfit
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Post by: Cosplay Cyborg on May 18, 2009, 11:58:54 PM
I have some questions....

Firstly, are there designated dance partners for the more "proper" dances at the B&W Ball? If so, am I allowed to bring my dance partner with me?

Secondly, would a "formal version" of a specific character be acceptable? For example, I wanted to make a "formal Mokuba Kaiba" from YuGiOh, so I would probably have Mokuba's hairstyle and possibly the card pendant and a few other things that make him look like the character?

Thirdly, more in regards to the "Bring your own partner" business... My partner wanted to wear this, but I'm not entirely sure if the girl's dress is formal enough:   http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h249/lilzanchan/rinlen_adolescence.jpg

Forth...ly...? That sounded weird... >___< What kinds of dances will there be? I wanted to know in case I decide on a certain pair of shoes versus a different pair of shoes. One cosplay will have dress shoes but the other would have boots so... anything that can help would be appreciated.

Ah, and since people asked what kinda boots someone else had, I'll describe the ones I have since well... My camera's busted right now.

They are black, calf-length boots with zip-up sides. The zippers are not visible when zipped and they have a gold buckle with two leather straps. They're not as detailed as boots from Hot Topic are, and to me they look rather plain, so I wanted to ask just to be sure. Thanks!

And thanks again for the help. I'm sorry for the onslaught of questions just two days before con. ^^;

- Cy
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Post by: boots01 on May 19, 2009, 12:16:59 AM
Firstly, are there designated dance partners for the more "proper" dances at the B&W Ball? If so, am I allowed to bring my dance partner with me?
the ball is a social ball which means that there are no designated partners.  we encourage people to dance with as many people as possible.  this isn't to say you can't have a partner, but don't dance with only them all night.
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Secondly, would a "formal version" of a specific character be acceptable? For example, I wanted to make a "formal Mokuba Kaiba" from YuGiOh, so I would probably have Mokuba's hairstyle and possibly the card pendant and a few other things that make him look like the character?
yes, formal versions of cosplay are fine and encouraged
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Thirdly, more in regards to the "Bring your own partner" business... My partner wanted to wear this, but I'm not entirely sure if the girl's dress is formal enough:   http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h249/lilzanchan/rinlen_adolescence.jpg
i think her dress would be fine though i can't see the bottom
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Forth...ly...? That sounded weird... >___< What kinds of dances will there be? I wanted to know in case I decide on a certain pair of shoes versus a different pair of shoes. One cosplay will have dress shoes but the other would have boots so... anything that can help would be appreciated.
you can expect pretty much any and every kind of ballroom dance style music
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Ah, and since people asked what kinda boots someone else had, I'll describe the ones I have since well... My camera's busted right now.

They are black, calf-length boots with zip-up sides. The zippers are not visible when zipped and they have a gold buckle with two leather straps. They're not as detailed as boots from Hot Topic are, and to me they look rather plain, so I wanted to ask just to be sure. Thanks!
those boots sound fine
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And thanks again for the help. I'm sorry for the onslaught of questions just two days before con. ^^;

- Cy
no problem
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Post by: Kyra_Maverick on May 19, 2009, 04:34:30 PM
How short is too short for a dress? My dress is about 1 1/2" - 2" above the top of my knee, but still a few inches past the tips of my fingers. I can bend down easily without giving everyone a show, which I imagine is the main stipulation.

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4341/photo0130.jpg)

Please ignore the weird shape my hand is in...
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Post by: boots01 on May 19, 2009, 05:45:07 PM
yup.  you are quite correct as to the reason and the length looks fine.
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Post by: Kyra_Maverick on May 19, 2009, 06:38:16 PM
Thank you, just wanted to make sure.
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Post by: questionette on May 19, 2009, 06:40:07 PM
Do you think this dress will be okay? I have a backup just in case that is more formal...
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t180/vrr1/181517.jpg?t=1242783541 (http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t180/vrr1/181517.jpg?t=1242783541)

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Post by: boots01 on May 19, 2009, 11:38:18 PM
that skirt/dress should be fine
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Post by: Kites-kun on May 20, 2009, 12:56:03 AM
May I wear a white ruffly shirt (cuffs are lacy and ruffley, and it has a jbot/cravat that is also lacey and ruffly), black suit jacket and pants, with a suit vest? Im just asking because of the red vest ^^
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Post by: boots01 on May 20, 2009, 01:03:39 AM
color is fine as long as the outfit is formal
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Post by: anime4me on May 20, 2009, 04:59:36 PM
I just wanted to verify:  do men need to wear a jacket?  My boyfriend has nice pants, nice shoes, a nice shirt, and a tie, but he doesn't want to buy a jacket.  Thanks.
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Post by: boots01 on May 21, 2009, 02:14:35 AM
jacket's aren't required but they do look nice.  i would encourage him to get one, but it's not necessary.
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Post by: Mephistopheles on November 14, 2009, 08:54:27 PM
Would black slacks, a black undershirt, and a white fur-collared coat (sports coat-style) be considered acceptable attire? (one of the alternate costumes for "The King," from Fate/Stay Night; here's an image: http://s590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/Mephistopheleantactician/?action=view&current=Gilaltcostume.jpg (http://s590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/Mephistopheleantactician/?action=view&current=Gilaltcostume.jpg))

It will be my cosplay, and I'm wondering whether I'll need to pack an extra suit, purely for the ball. It will (hopefully) look rather formal, but it doesn't quite conform to the whole collared shirt/tie look, so I figured that it'd be worth checking, so as to avoid being turned away at the door.
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Post by: Kuromi_Kat on November 17, 2009, 11:31:22 AM
I guess this is the place to ask;

I have NEVER been to the black and white ball, but I REALLY wanna go. So without thinking, spur of the moment, I picked up a dress. If the image I attached is not clear, it is a dark brown and pink ribbon. I didn't think about "Black And White" All I was thinking when I picked this one out was "Formal, formal, formal, what is formal?" So I set out looking for formal.

I was also looking for something with class that was not too short, this DOES come right above my knees. It is not indecent, it has a dark slip underneath.

ALSO will they allow crossplayers?

Here is the picture Link (my phone takes large pictures -.-)
http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/hellokittyboi/1114091530a.jpg (http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/hellokittyboi/1114091530a.jpg)
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Post by: tkdteo on November 17, 2009, 11:24:18 PM
Hi there.  Jim here.  Just wanted to respond to a few things.

Mephistopheles: Outfit looks ok but the shirt would probably need to be a button up one at that.  A T-shirt would be under dressing for the event.  You do not need to bring a whole different suit with you, but the short needs to be button up.

Kuromi_Kat: Outfit looks ok.  The length may a bit short though.  As a rule of thumb we would like the length of the dress to be at most 2 inches above the knee.  Anything beyond that would be a little to high.  I hope that helps.  As for the black and white part of the ball that is just a suggestion.  You do not have to dress in black and white and have it be that formal.  There are plenty of cosplayers that go to the event as long as their costume meets the criteria set for the ball. 

As for definite no no's - jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, tube tops, mini skirts.  We will try and update the forum and the Fanime page in the upcoming months with more on proper dress and etiquette for the ball.  Thanks for everyone's responses.

- Jim
BWBall head 2010
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Post by: Okach on November 18, 2009, 05:31:48 PM
So would you say the code is at least business casual?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_casual (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_casual)
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Post by: caskaslyrk on November 19, 2009, 11:58:05 PM
 

As for definite no no's - jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, tube tops, mini skirts.  We will try and update the forum and the Fanime page in the upcoming months with more on proper dress and etiquette for the ball.  Thanks for everyone's responses.

- Jim
BWBall head 2010


ok so pretty much for women is ball gowns or something along the lines of "homecoming" attire?
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Post by: tkdteo on November 23, 2009, 12:19:28 PM
Business casual sounds close to the dress code.  As far as homecoming attire, that would work for females.  I will be releasing a full dress code post by the beginning of 2010 to let everyone know what is appropriate and what is not.  Also if you go to the dance lessons during Fanime, the dress code will be posted there and you can ask the instructors there about the dress code.  The dress code will also be posted at the door for the BWBall on the day of the event. 

- Jim
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Post by: J_Chen on November 24, 2009, 02:30:36 PM
Hello, this is my first Fanime and the B&W ball sound great, I want to attend the lesson as well. I am pretty clear on the attire. But I want to know if we have to sign up or register for this event in advance?
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on November 24, 2009, 03:26:46 PM
Will the dress code be enforced more this year? I noticed that last year, by the middle to end of the dance, there were many people in rather quesstionable attire for a more formal event.
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Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on November 24, 2009, 10:54:15 PM
Hello, this is my first Fanime and the B&W ball sound great, I want to attend the lesson as well. I am pretty clear on the attire. But I want to know if we have to sign up or register for this event in advance?

You do not need to sign up or register in advance. As long as you are registered for Fanime you can attend.
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Post by: OniCourseMusha on December 01, 2009, 01:57:44 AM
Since I'm planning on helping out B&W ball I actually don't mind the dress code check to be enforced more and I still like to help out on that.  It wouldn't be called a "formal event" like Fanime 2007.  Plus I also helped out with the dress code check with Masquerade Ball at AX and I wish they did the dress code more especially towards staffers who came in jeans and regular clothes which kind of defeats the whole purpose of calling AX Masquerade Ball as a formal event.
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Post by: Okach on December 02, 2009, 12:28:25 PM
I had issues with the AX Masquerade Ball this year beyond just unenforced dress code...especially compared with the ones from years past.
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Post by: Foxberry on December 18, 2009, 05:26:28 AM
So I was curious; I'm not certain if I will do this or not; but is it allowed for the Black & White ball that we wear a "Mess Dress" type outfit see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mess_Dress if we're cosplaying from Axis Powers Hetalia to keep the formal-Military type look for our respective cosplayed country? -There is also a picture on there for the female messdress as well as the male.

(I used the search and came up with nothing so that's why I've posted this; if it's already been answered could someone direct me to the area? Much thanks)
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Post by: Okach on December 18, 2009, 12:29:08 PM
I would say wait for the dress code when it's posted next month, but I'm pretty sure that would be okay.
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Post by: tkdteo on December 18, 2009, 01:31:09 PM
Foxberry,

The messdress looks fine for the BWBall.  I do not see any problems with the outfit if that is what you are going to be cosplaying.  Hope that helps.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2010
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Post by: Foxberry on December 18, 2009, 06:26:15 PM
Thanks tkdteo~ The outfit may not exactly be those colors but if my boyfriend and I do decide to do a messdress it will be the formal military dress.
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Post by: Cosplay Cyborg on January 12, 2010, 09:28:27 PM
So I'm here to double-check on behalf of a cosplay group I'm part of. We're all dying to know if Steampunk attire is acceptable for the Black & White Ball, since the style of clothing is based on the Victorian era and all. Aside from that, any guidelines you have for us would be appreciated, since our Steampunk Hetalia group has a wide variety of clothing styles in itself even. XD

I can provide the design sketches upon request.

Thanks to anyone who can help!

- Cy
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Post by: tkdteo on January 13, 2010, 12:14:51 AM
Cosplay Cyborg,

I was looking through some of the characters of Steampunk and the dresscode seams fine.  To get a definite answer send pics of what you or your friends are going to cosplay in and I will let you know.  Usually if you stick to the rules of no shorts, no mini skirts (anything above 2 inches or more above the knee), no tshirts, no jeans etc. you should be fine.  To get the final ok, send pics to bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
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Post by: Cosplay Cyborg on January 14, 2010, 07:08:05 PM
Thanks so much Jim! You guys on the B&W Ball thread are always so helpful~
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Post by: Angelx624 on January 18, 2010, 06:31:21 PM
So I take it the dress code hasn't been changed. I hope I can attend the BxW ball. :) This'll be my first time going to Fanime. ^^;

I'm wondering, is this outfit ok?
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/images/products/g199_big.jpg

Thanks!
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Post by: tkdteo on January 20, 2010, 09:47:25 AM
AngelX - Your cosplay outfit looks fine.  I dont think there will be a problem with the cosplay.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2010
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Post by: Angelx624 on January 20, 2010, 04:50:43 PM
Ok. Yay. ^^ I just didn't know if it was formal enough. xP

But now I have a reason to bring it. :D Hooray. xD

And what day is the ball usually on? o_O
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Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on January 20, 2010, 10:46:08 PM
If it's like past years, it will held on Sunday.
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Post by: Angelx624 on January 20, 2010, 11:06:31 PM
Awesome! XD I was kinda hoping it was on Sunday. xPP
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Post by: LaughLikeMad on January 30, 2010, 06:41:07 PM
A friend and I are coordinating outfits and I'd like to know it this dress would be acceptable. Mine will be black and hers white.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Post by: Nina Star 9 on January 30, 2010, 10:24:06 PM
A friend and I are coordinating outfits and I'd like to know it this dress would be acceptable. Mine will be black and hers white.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


I personally wouldn't order that dress. It looks pretty poor quality as it is, and then iffy Ebay "lolita" sellers usually give you something that looks even worse than the picture. If you want to PM me (since I don't want to drag this too far off topic), I'll point you in the direction of some places where you can get real lolita clothes that are a great value (quality-wise) for the money (relatively cheap).
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Post by: Angelx624 on January 31, 2010, 07:33:56 PM
A friend and I are coordinating outfits and I'd like to know it this dress would be acceptable. Mine will be black and hers white.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


I personally wouldn't order that dress. It looks pretty poor quality as it is, and then iffy Ebay "lolita" sellers usually give you something that looks even worse than the picture. If you want to PM me (since I don't want to drag this too far off topic), I'll point you in the direction of some places where you can get real lolita clothes that are a great value (quality-wise) for the money (relatively cheap).
I've never gotten GL from Ebay, so I'd probly agree. D: You never know what you'll get from Ebay. >_<;;

Anyways, Bodyline has great GL stuff. :3 I love their store. ^^ Can't wait to buy from them again.
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on January 31, 2010, 07:51:11 PM
Bodyline is seriously hit or miss. I love them for accessories (in fact, I'm wearing one of their scarves right now XD), and I own a JSK from them that I love, and of course shoes (since they are pretty good quality and -much- less than brand), but some of their stuff is terrible.


Anyway, let's keep this on topic, and the topic is not where to get good lolita clothes on the cheap. :D
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Post by: Angelx624 on January 31, 2010, 11:44:52 PM
Bodyline is seriously hit or miss. I love them for accessories (in fact, I'm wearing one of their scarves right now XD), and I own a JSK from them that I love, and of course shoes (since they are pretty good quality and -much- less than brand), but some of their stuff is terrible.


Anyway, let's keep this on topic, and the topic is not where to get good lolita clothes on the cheap. :D
Ah, well so far I've gotten good stuff from them. =D Only bought two outfits from them, but they're good. ^^

Ya, back on topic! :D What is everyone else wearing? ^_^
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Post by: LaughLikeMad on February 01, 2010, 08:49:22 AM
I was on topic, I simply want to know if this style of dress would be acceptable for a formal event, not if the store is credible or not.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Post by: tkdteo on February 01, 2010, 08:59:15 AM
LaughLikeMad,

Looking over the costume choice, the outfit that you linked looks fine for the Black and White Ball.  I hope to see you at Fanime.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2010
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Post by: LaughLikeMad on February 01, 2010, 12:07:08 PM
Thanks Jim  :D
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Post by: cookiemonster:) on February 01, 2010, 01:55:33 PM
would this dress be ok? and if its too short could i wear leggings with it?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3059706/0~2378467~2378483~2377032~6008190?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6008190&P=1
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Post by: tkdteo on February 01, 2010, 04:03:16 PM
Cookiemonster,

As long as the dress part is not higher than 2-3 inches above the knees it should be fine.  If it is, even if you wear leggings, it still would not be acceptable.  I hope this helps.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2010

would this dress be ok? and if its too short could i wear leggings with it?
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3059706/0~2378467~2378483~2377032~6008190?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6008190&P=1
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Post by: Angelx624 on February 02, 2010, 05:45:49 PM
I was on topic, I simply want to know if this style of dress would be acceptable for a formal event, not if the store is credible or not.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
Well it is cute. :3 Good luck with the dress! ^^
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Post by: Ai_Kaneco on February 02, 2010, 10:12:58 PM
A friend and I are coordinating outfits and I'd like to know it this dress would be acceptable. Mine will be black and hers white.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



i have bought dresses from same seller great quality!! i think the dress will look awesome!!! great choice!
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Post by: LaughLikeMad on February 04, 2010, 05:47:50 PM
A friend and I are coordinating outfits and I'd like to know it this dress would be acceptable. Mine will be black and hers white.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290244040022&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



i have bought dresses from same seller great quality!! i think the dress will look awesome!!! great choice!

My friend who's planning our outfits already has a few outfits from this seller, so I trust their quality ^^
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Post by: chanocular on February 04, 2010, 08:42:34 PM
I'll probably be attending this Ball in my Death The kid cosplay, but there is something I'm curious about.

Would I be allowed to come in with my MMPR Black ranger costume?

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1814459/blackranger.png)
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Post by: Charis on February 08, 2010, 08:43:30 AM
Got a question on shoes: I know the dos and don'ts thread specifically calls out tennis shoes as prohibited, but my sister is planning on attending the Ball if she can, and because of medical issues, needs to wear tennis shoes or the like.  I assume half of the restriction is in terms of visual, in addition to the safety concerns mentioned in the other thread -- though as to the second, she learned to dance (swing) in tennis shoes and is used to them.

Is there any way one can deal with such sort of exceptions based on medical necessity?  I'm not sure precisely who would be the appropriate people to discuss this with.  Thanks!
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Post by: AoDai on February 08, 2010, 06:51:24 PM
Charis - thanks for asking. Yes, your sister can wear tennis shoes if it is for medical purposes. Please check in with Jim, the head of BW Ball, or myself, Tram, before the event begins.

Chanocular - The PowerRanger cosplay is not appropriate for the BW Ball because it's not up to the formal dresscode. If you have any further questions about the dresscode, please post it here or email bwball@fanime.com. Thank you.

Tram
BW Ball 2010- 2nd
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Post by: NekoMiki on February 09, 2010, 10:54:41 PM
Tennis shoes will most likely grip the floor.  While your sister might be used to them, turns might be difficult, especially when she already has medical issues (physical, I am assuming?)

Unless she NEEDS the grippage of the shoes to stay on her feet and not fall down, please try this trick my teacher uses all the time - put some duct tape on the widest part of the shoes.  This will provide some slipperage and at least make turning easier.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: ININ on February 15, 2010, 02:18:45 PM
I plan to wear my Allen Walker version 1 from D. Gray Man cosplay.  Is that OK?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 15, 2010, 09:12:58 PM
Inin,

If you could post a pic or send a pic to bwball@fanime.com I could give you a definite answer on your cosplay. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LaughLikeMad on February 19, 2010, 05:21:29 PM
I have a question about a dress I'm already buying and would love to wear to the Ball, but I'm not sure if it's formal enough. What do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360235061577&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Post by: tkdteo on February 19, 2010, 07:07:50 PM
LaughLikeMad,

I am not sure how formal you are looking to go but the dress that you posted will get you into the Black and White Ball.  It looks find to me. 

- Jim
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Post by: Mint on February 19, 2010, 08:34:39 PM
Is the dress code strictly male-tuxedo, female-dress/long skirt/blouse? Or can us who have crossplays where those at the dance?

I.E. A girl dressed as Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji. Would she be able to wear that? Or even without a crossplay. Can us tom-boy's wear tux's too? :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: ININ on February 20, 2010, 01:10:19 AM
Inin,

If you could post a pic or send a pic to bwball@fanime.com I could give you a definite answer on your cosplay. 

- Jim

Allen Walker cosplay is being made.  Version 1 is the most recognized one.  He's at the center of the pic:  http://dimarkitekt13.blogsome.com/images/dgrayman9.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 20, 2010, 01:43:40 AM
Inin - If it is the one that I am thinking of it should be fine for the BWBall.  The image you posted won't let me access the picture.

Mint - Cosplays are fine as long as it still follows the dress code.  So you can crossplay too as long as you it fits under the dresscode. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LaughLikeMad on February 28, 2010, 02:24:43 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering if heels were necessary or if a pair of nice flats would be acceptable. The only reason I'm asking if because I'm pron to falling in heels. ^^;
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 28, 2010, 04:01:43 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering if heels were necessary or if a pair of nice flats would be acceptable. The only reason I'm asking if because I'm pron to falling in heels. ^^;

Heels are not necessary at the Ball.  We are concerned about your safety so if you need to wear flats that is fine.  However sneakers, flip flops, and sandals will not be allowed into the Ball.  Other than that you should be fine.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kabuchi on March 01, 2010, 11:17:13 AM
If the cosplay character is supposed to be barefoot, would ballet shoes be acceptable? Also, is this dress ok?

http://www.milanoo.com/upen/v/200907/Chobits-Cosplay-Costume-10225-1.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on March 01, 2010, 01:14:16 PM
If the cosplay character is supposed to be barefoot, would ballet shoes be acceptable? Also, is this dress ok?

http://www.milanoo.com/upen/v/200907/Chobits-Cosplay-Costume-10225-1.jpg

If the dress could come down about 3 more inches then it would be fine.  As far as the shoes, I would have to say no to ballet shoes.  They do not offer the support that you would need and I worry about you getting your foot stepped on.  If you could find some flats for it, that would be good.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LaughLikeMad on March 03, 2010, 12:18:08 PM


Heels are not necessary at the Ball.  We are concerned about your safety so if you need to wear flats that is fine.  However sneakers, flip flops, and sandals will not be allowed into the Ball.  Other than that you should be fine.

- Jim

Thanks Jim, can't wait for Fanime ^^
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kabuchi on March 03, 2010, 06:30:30 PM


If the dress could come down about 3 more inches then it would be fine.  As far as the shoes, I would have to say no to ballet shoes.  They do not offer the support that you would need and I worry about you getting your foot stepped on.  If you could find some flats for it, that would be good.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
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Thank you! Glad to know before I bought anything. ^.^
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: windgirlwithcruse on March 09, 2010, 06:18:00 PM
 Are we allow to wear masquerade mask to the ball?
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Post by: tkdteo on March 09, 2010, 11:02:21 PM
Masquerade masks are fine to wear to the ball.  :)

- Jim
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Post by: DarkfallDC on March 09, 2010, 11:57:36 PM
I'm going as Professor Layton to the con, and was wondering whether or not the costume is appropriate? I don't have a picture yet, but I'm trying to stay as faithful as possible. Tophat, black coat, orange shirt, black slacks, green shoes.

If anything, I felt the shoes would be the biggest problem, though I could swap them out with little to no effort. And the hat would probably have to go >.>.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on March 10, 2010, 12:58:21 PM
I'm going as Professor Layton to the con, and was wondering whether or not the costume is appropriate? I don't have a picture yet, but I'm trying to stay as faithful as possible. Tophat, black coat, orange shirt, black slacks, green shoes.

If anything, I felt the shoes would be the biggest problem, though I could swap them out with little to no effort. And the hat would probably have to go >.>.

The top hat and shoes would be fine as long as the shoes are not sneakers, flip flops, or sandals.  When you get a picture of the costume, send me a link or email with it and I can give you an answer.  But based on what you just described to me, everything should be fine. 

- Jim
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Post by: Angelx624 on March 10, 2010, 09:58:27 PM
Yay, heels aren't required. xD I'm gonna be wearing flats with my bunny lolita outfit. :3
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on March 11, 2010, 07:02:26 PM
Hello hello~~
I'll be cosplaying as either Izumi/Anna-Chan from "He is My Master"
Both uniforms are all the same.
Please tell me if this outfit is appropriate ^^
Thnxx
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on March 14, 2010, 12:31:04 AM
Hello hello~~
I'll be cosplaying as either Izumi/Anna-Chan from "He is My Master"
Both uniforms are all the same.
Please tell me if this outfit is appropriate ^^
Thnxx

MyMidnightAffair,

The Cosplay for Izumi/Anna-Chabn from "He is My Master" would not be appropriate attire for the BWBall.  The length of a dress or skirt would need to be no higher than 3 inches above your knees.  From all the costumes that I have seen and from scenes of the anime, the costume would not fit the semi-formal attire for the BWBall. 

- Jim
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Post by: michiko nakano on March 14, 2010, 09:39:40 AM
Jim, why can't ballet shoes work?  I can vouch for them, I've been wearing them almost every day for the past sixteen or so years.  They're the safest shoe out there, and if you're not worried about getting your foot stepped on then can we wear them? 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on March 14, 2010, 09:08:19 PM
Alright, I'll reconsider wearing that to the B&W.B. , thank you ^^
Now, How about the Will of the Abyss's cosplay from Pandora Hearts?
Here is a picture. Scroll down to see the whole pic of the dress:: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANDORA-HEART-Alice-COSPLAY-COSTUME-BEST-SILK_W0QQitemZ320500875480QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9f5740d8#ht_4135wt_1165
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Post by: Angelx624 on March 15, 2010, 07:09:09 PM
Alright, I'll reconsider wearing that to the B&W.B. , thank you ^^
Now, How about the Will of the Abyss's cosplay from Pandora Hearts?
Here is a picture. Scroll down to see the whole pic of the dress:: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANDORA-HEART-Alice-COSPLAY-COSTUME-BEST-SILK_W0QQitemZ320500875480QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9f5740d8#ht_4135wt_1165
That's a gorgeous dress! :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on March 15, 2010, 10:32:23 PM
Jim, why can't ballet shoes work?  I can vouch for them, I've been wearing them almost every day for the past sixteen or so years.  They're the safest shoe out there, and if you're not worried about getting your foot stepped on then can we wear them? 

We would like to minimize feet casualties on the dance floor, you never know who may step on your feet with boots or heavy shoes or even heels!  So just to be on the safe side we are not going to allow ballet shoes on the dance floor.  Sorry. 

Alright, I'll reconsider wearing that to the B&W.B. , thank you ^^
Now, How about the Will of the Abyss's cosplay from Pandora Hearts?
Here is a picture. Scroll down to see the whole pic of the dress:: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANDORA-HEART-Alice-COSPLAY-COSTUME-BEST-SILK_W0QQitemZ320500875480QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9f5740d8#ht_4135wt_1165

The costume looks fine for the BWBall.  No problems there.  :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: michiko nakano on March 15, 2010, 11:29:58 PM
Jim, why can't ballet shoes work?  I can vouch for them, I've been wearing them almost every day for the past sixteen or so years.  They're the safest shoe out there, and if you're not worried about getting your foot stepped on then can we wear them? 

We would like to minimize feet casualties on the dance floor, you never know who may step on your feet with boots or heavy shoes or even heels!  So just to be on the safe side we are not going to allow ballet shoes on the dance floor.  Sorry. 
wait, how are they less safe than open toed ballroom shoes and flat shoes?  just as easy to get your toes damages in those.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on March 16, 2010, 03:33:12 PM
Jim, why can't ballet shoes work?  I can vouch for them, I've been wearing them almost every day for the past sixteen or so years.  They're the safest shoe out there, and if you're not worried about getting your foot stepped on then can we wear them? 

We would like to minimize feet casualties on the dance floor, you never know who may step on your feet with boots or heavy shoes or even heels!  So just to be on the safe side we are not going to allow ballet shoes on the dance floor.  Sorry. 

Alright, I'll reconsider wearing that to the B&W.B. , thank you ^^
Now, How about the Will of the Abyss's cosplay from Pandora Hearts?
Here is a picture. Scroll down to see the whole pic of the dress:: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANDORA-HEART-Alice-COSPLAY-COSTUME-BEST-SILK_W0QQitemZ320500875480QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9f5740d8#ht_4135wt_1165

The costume looks fine for the BWBall.  No problems there.  :)

Thank you to you, & thank you Angelx624 <33
I'm glad it's fine ^o^
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: piggyflyer on March 16, 2010, 07:57:47 PM
Would this be acceptable?

http://www.cosplayfu.com/_Product/1255_B.jpg
http://www.cosplayfu.com/images/character/mini/429_63726dca01963e570f09fed0de8360dd.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on March 17, 2010, 09:45:43 AM
Would this be acceptable?

http://www.cosplayfu.com/_Product/1255_B.jpg
http://www.cosplayfu.com/images/character/mini/429_63726dca01963e570f09fed0de8360dd.jpg

Looks fine to me.  As long as the dress does not go up higher than 3 inches from your knees, it should be good.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Ai_Kaneco on March 17, 2010, 09:41:26 PM
hello..just wondering if this dress is ok

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/frame01.asp?type=gothic&subType=dress
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on March 18, 2010, 10:24:16 PM
hello..just wondering if this dress is ok

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/frame01.asp?type=gothic&subType=dress

The dresses on that are on that page look fine for the Ball.


michiko nakano - If the ballet shoes go along with the cosplay then they will be allowed in, if not then I am going to have to say no to the ballet shoes.  We would like for everyone to have their feet protected and also adhere to the semi-formal dance code if they are not in a cosplay. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Neo-Zaku on March 23, 2010, 05:11:52 PM
I actually had a couple questions. Would Rossiu's outfit be formal enough (being a quasi military uniform) or Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay Night in his full armor?

Rossiu http://www.gainax.co.jp/anime/gurren-lagann/img/chara3_r4_c2_f5.jpg

Gilgamesh http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9154/fate1225zn.jpg
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on March 23, 2010, 06:49:55 PM
Just a clarification -- the rules state no sandals, but that means flip-flop and other informal sandals, right? Not open heels, which can be considered sandals, but are formal?

I'm thinking of something with similar styling to this:
http://www.jesusdiamante.com/lineup/accessory/n781.shtml


hello..just wondering if this dress is ok

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/frame01.asp?type=gothic&subType=dress
Just to let you know, you posted the link for the entire dress section, not a specific dress. To link a specific dress, you have to right-click on the link and say "cop shortcut." I'm curious which dress you are looking at. :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on March 25, 2010, 08:06:08 PM
I actually had a couple questions. Would Rossiu's outfit be formal enough (being a quasi military uniform) or Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay Night in his full armor?

Rossiu http://www.gainax.co.jp/anime/gurren-lagann/img/chara3_r4_c2_f5.jpg

Gilgamesh http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9154/fate1225zn.jpg

I would say that the Rossiu outfit is fine.  As far as Gilgamesh in his armor, I wouldn't recommend it because I am thinking you may not be able to dance as well in the armor. 


Nina Star 9

The shoes you posted would be fine.  I consider those heels and they are formal enough.  With feetwear for females, you need to have a backing to the shoes.  No backing, no dancing.  Hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Rebeccakh on April 03, 2010, 11:15:10 AM
would this dress be ok? i modified it so it has straps and i hemmed the bottom of the black dress to the lowest hoop on the underskirt so it doesnt drag (btw thats not me > >;)

http://www.acparadise.com/cosplayers/36727/36727-33011-02c60c884cea01ffd0974a6bf97a3cfc.jpg

(sorry about posting a topic in the main forum about this i feel so dumb T    T im not sure how to delete it so if a mod could delete it or somthing for me thatd be great im so sorry > <)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 03, 2010, 07:29:37 PM
would this dress be ok? i modified it so it has straps and i hemmed the bottom of the black dress to the lowest hoop on the underskirt so it doesnt drag (btw thats not me > >;)

http://www.acparadise.com/cosplayers/36727/36727-33011-02c60c884cea01ffd0974a6bf97a3cfc.jpg

(sorry about posting a topic in the main forum about this i feel so dumb T    T im not sure how to delete it so if a mod could delete it or somthing for me thatd be great im so sorry > <)

Rebeccakh,

The dress looks fine for the Ball.  :)

- Jim
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Post by: Ai_Kaneco on April 05, 2010, 11:50:43 AM
ahahaha!!! i feel like a dork!!! thanks! its a all white dress wit tiers...lol...SORRY!!!
Just a clarification -- the rules state no sandals, but that means flip-flop and other informal sandals, right? Not open heels, which can be considered sandals, but are formal?

I'm thinking of something with similar styling to this:
http://www.jesusdiamante.com/lineup/accessory/n781.shtml


hello..just wondering if this dress is ok

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/frame01.asp?type=gothic&subType=dress
Just to let you know, you posted the link for the entire dress section, not a specific dress. To link a specific dress, you have to right-click on the link and say "cop shortcut." I'm curious which dress you are looking at. :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: ket on April 07, 2010, 01:26:46 PM
Would something like this be ok? Its the male High Priest from Ragnarok Online.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/BaN_06/reference/highpriests.jpg (http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/BaN_06/reference/highpriests.jpg)
http://img.ragnarokonline.com/download/wallpaper/wallpaper_79_1280.jpg (http://img.ragnarokonline.com/download/wallpaper/wallpaper_79_1280.jpg)

Would be wearing a black shirt or something under cause it is open at the top there, would a black t-shirt be ok since its mostly concealed by the outfit, or would I have to switch to a button up shirt?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Yura Kyo Aures on April 07, 2010, 03:10:09 PM
Um, is it alright for girl's to wear tux's or suits?
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Post by: michiko nakano on April 07, 2010, 08:39:48 PM
Um, is it alright for girl's to wear tux's or suits?
It is most definitely alright, anything dressy and mostly modest is welcome.  I bet you'll look great!   :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 09, 2010, 09:08:56 AM
I'm glad crossdressers are welcome~~
That leads to excitement!~~
Bedazzlement..
 ;D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Monokuru on April 13, 2010, 12:31:55 AM
So Basically wearing Black Vans is a No-no right? even tho its Semi-formal eh?
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Post by: tkdteo on April 13, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
So Basically wearing Black Vans is a No-no right? even tho its Semi-formal eh?

Black Vans are a no no.  You will not be allowed in by rovers with them on.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: michiko nakano on April 13, 2010, 10:48:16 AM
what about brand new black converse, since they're so classic?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Monokuru on April 13, 2010, 03:57:56 PM
If I were just to wear:
~White tie
~Black OR white dress shirt (long sleeve)
~Black Dress pants
~Black dress shoes
~Black Vest

Would that be ok? cuz I dont want to cosplay.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 14, 2010, 09:31:37 AM
If I were just to wear:
~White tie
~Black OR white dress shirt (long sleeve)
~Black Dress pants
~Black dress shoes
~Black Vest

Would that be ok? cuz I dont want to cosplay.

Monokuru,

You do not have to cosplay when you go to the BWBall.  Semi formal is the dress code for the dance but the more dressed up the better.  What you described sounds great.  It falls in line with what we would like to see at the BWBall. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Monokuru on April 14, 2010, 04:13:59 PM
If I were just to wear:
~White tie
~Black OR white dress shirt (long sleeve)
~Black Dress pants
~Black dress shoes
~Black Vest

Would that be ok? cuz I dont want to cosplay.

Monokuru,

You do not have to cosplay when you go to the BWBall.  Semi formal is the dress code for the dance but the more dressed up the better.  What you described sounds great.  It falls in line with what we would like to see at the BWBall. 

- Jim
one more question.
Can the Dress shirt be any color other than Black or white?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Okach on April 14, 2010, 05:12:04 PM
Any color long sleeve should be fine...just bear in mind that lime green number you've been dying to wear all year may burn your partner's retinas out :).
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: komichuu on April 15, 2010, 08:13:37 PM
Would something like this be okay?
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/xx_suzu/Myself/Cosplay/mirka10.png

Note: The skirt will be a bit longer in the front since I'm not fond of my thighs. xD
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Post by: tkdteo on April 15, 2010, 10:35:58 PM
Would something like this be okay?
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/xx_suzu/Myself/Cosplay/mirka10.png

Note: The skirt will be a bit longer in the front since I'm not fond of my thighs. xD

The dress looks fine, the skirt just needs to be longer.  Skirts can go no higher than 3 inches from your knees. 

- Jim
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Post by: OishiRice on April 16, 2010, 01:52:51 AM
What kind of hats can you wear at the Ball? Is it acceptable to wear beanies and baseball caps? Or is this strictly top hat professional?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 16, 2010, 01:34:59 PM
What kind of hats can you wear at the Ball? Is it acceptable to wear beanies and baseball caps? Or is this strictly top hat professional?

Good question.  No beanies or baseball caps please but top hats are ok.  The outfit you wear should be semi-formal to formal and if you are going to wear a hat, it should match the outfit. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kirinikins on April 16, 2010, 06:48:04 PM
Okay, I'm sorta new to this thing, but I believe I am attending the Black and White ball.  I couldn't exactly find a photo of the dress I'm planning on wearing, but I have found one that is similar.  [Sorry the webpage is on ebay]
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEECHLESS-BLACK-COCKTAIL-DRESS-WOMENS-SZ-3-GORGEOUS_W0QQitemZ370364180225QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WC_Dresses?hash=item563b6ce701
It looks like this, but it goes down to my knees and is black and white. Would this dress be appropriate? [halter-top wise]
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 16, 2010, 07:05:31 PM
I'm not an official staff person or anything, but that looks fine to me. For the past two years, I've worn a halter top with a large cutout at the chest area and no back at all (the dress started just above my bum), so I doubt that anyone would have any problem with the amount of skin showing on the top of that dress.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kirinikins on April 16, 2010, 07:12:11 PM
oh okay then ^^ thanks Nina Star 9. and continuing from my previous post, I actually found the dress I'm going to wear.  Here's the picture.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEECHLESS-Black-and-White-Floral-Halter-Dress-Medium_W0QQitemZ190388959858QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WC_Dresses?hash=item2c5410fa72
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 16, 2010, 11:50:00 PM
oh okay then ^^ thanks Nina Star 9. and continuing from my previous post, I actually found the dress I'm going to wear.  Here's the picture.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEECHLESS-Black-and-White-Floral-Halter-Dress-Medium_W0QQitemZ190388959858QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WC_Dresses?hash=item2c5410fa72

From what I see in the picture, the dress looks fine for the BWBall.  I don't see any problems with it. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kirinikins on April 16, 2010, 11:55:12 PM
oh okay then ^^ thanks Nina Star 9. and continuing from my previous post, I actually found the dress I'm going to wear.  Here's the picture.
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEECHLESS-Black-and-White-Floral-Halter-Dress-Medium_W0QQitemZ190388959858QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_WC_Dresses?hash=item2c5410fa72

From what I see in the picture, the dress looks fine for the BWBall.  I don't see any problems with it. 

- Jim
okay, thank you :]
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: WillowKitsune on April 21, 2010, 04:26:56 PM
I really didn't want to ask since so many people are asking practically the same thing over and over again, but I looked at the picture and realized I couldn't answer the question it myself just by reading this thread(which I have done. ^^;).
Are the boots in this okay? Actually.. is the dress itself okay? The middle part of the skirt(the short part) will likely be further down than that. As long as it's no more than three inches higher than my knees, right?

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs10/i/2006/108/7/8/Anima__Sage_girl_by_Wen_M.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 21, 2010, 05:15:53 PM
I really didn't want to ask since so many people are asking practically the same thing over and over again, but I looked at the picture and realized I couldn't answer the question it myself just by reading this thread(which I have done. ^^;).
Are the boots in this okay? Actually.. is the dress itself okay? The middle part of the skirt(the short part) will likely be further down than that. As long as it's no more than three inches higher than my knees, right?

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs10/i/2006/108/7/8/Anima__Sage_girl_by_Wen_M.jpg

This is a VERY pretty.. {with a hint of sexy} cosplay~~
<333
I like it.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: WillowKitsune on April 21, 2010, 05:47:31 PM
This is a VERY pretty.. {with a hint of sexy} cosplay~~
<333
I like it.

I think this is my favorite out of his drawings so far. There are others I like, but this is simple(for him anyway lol) yet elegant and I just love it. <3
I'm glad you do too. :3
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 23, 2010, 01:06:10 AM
I really didn't want to ask since so many people are asking practically the same thing over and over again, but I looked at the picture and realized I couldn't answer the question it myself just by reading this thread(which I have done. ^^;).
Are the boots in this okay? Actually.. is the dress itself okay? The middle part of the skirt(the short part) will likely be further down than that. As long as it's no more than three inches higher than my knees, right?

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs10/i/2006/108/7/8/Anima__Sage_girl_by_Wen_M.jpg

Hi there.  The upper part of the dress looks ok.  You are right about the bottom part of the dress, it would have to be no higher than 3 inches from your knees.  As for the boots, I would have to say no to the boots.  I hope that helps.  Let me know if there is anything else.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: WillowKitsune on April 23, 2010, 07:34:07 AM
Thank you, Jim! I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the boots anyway(covers are SO much work...), so this is sort of good news. xD
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: hikari_midorichan on April 24, 2010, 05:19:12 PM
*edit*

Never mind, I just read a recent post with the same question as mine. Sorry!

*edit*

Hello! So I just bought this (http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=dress%5Fdressy&product%5Fid=2080734273&Page=all&pgcount=25) dress today thinking I'd wear it to the Ball when I realized it might be too short. When I got home, I measured it to be roughly 4 inches above my knee. /:

I was wondering if I could wear black leggings underneath or something of the sort so I'd be allowed to wear this dress. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I couldn't, but I do like this dress a lot.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 24, 2010, 07:07:08 PM
*edit*

Never mind, I just read a recent post with the same question as mine. Sorry!

*edit*

Hello! So I just bought this (http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=dress%5Fdressy&product%5Fid=2080734273&Page=all&pgcount=25) dress today thinking I'd wear it to the Ball when I realized it might be too short. When I got home, I measured it to be roughly 4 inches above my knee. /:

I was wondering if I could wear black leggings underneath or something of the sort so I'd be allowed to wear this dress. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I couldn't, but I do like this dress a lot.

Thanks in advance!

Hikari - Unfortunately that is a little high regardless if you wear leggings underneath or not.  Sorry.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: hikari_midorichan on April 24, 2010, 07:24:28 PM
Thanks, Jim. I'm going to look through my closet for something to wear underneath to give me the extra inch I'll need. Luckily, the dress isn't as short on me as it is on the model lol
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Honeybee on April 24, 2010, 09:18:58 PM
I'm cosplaying as a Indian-like girl and I thought it'd be cool to wear a sari. 
Would a sari be okay to wear?  The cloth I have is blue and gold.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 24, 2010, 10:01:36 PM
I'm cosplaying as a Indian-like girl and I thought it'd be cool to wear a sari. 
Would a sari be okay to wear?  The cloth I have is blue and gold.

Honeybee,

A traditional Sari would be fine to wear to the BWBall.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Noyzz on April 28, 2010, 10:17:03 AM
I would like to have a formal version of Ty Lee from Avatar the Last Airbender but she had an epic belly shirt. Would I be able to keep this aspect of the costume design or would I have to cover my stomach? Maybe with nude spandex?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Noyzz on April 28, 2010, 07:28:08 PM
Also the fabric used for the outfit would be a brocade.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 29, 2010, 12:48:14 PM
I would like to have a formal version of Ty Lee from Avatar the Last Airbender but she had an epic belly shirt. Would I be able to keep this aspect of the costume design or would I have to cover my stomach? Maybe with nude spandex?

Noyzz, I would have to say that the belly shirt nor the nude color spandex would work with the semi-formal theme.  I would probably suggest that you lengthen the top a bit to cover the stomach area or aim for a different version of Ty Lee's costume.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: sleepy_akira on May 14, 2010, 03:52:57 PM
Hi! I have a question about an outfit:

This outfit is okay right? http://i33.tinypic.com/17ae7n.jpg But I'm going to be wearing these boots: http://www.shoebuy.com/pleaser-electra-2020/242408/519208 Is that allowed?

Please and thank you!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 15, 2010, 07:14:34 PM
Hi! I have a question about an outfit:

This outfit is okay right? http://i33.tinypic.com/17ae7n.jpg But I'm going to be wearing these boots: http://www.shoebuy.com/pleaser-electra-2020/242408/519208 Is that allowed?

Please and thank you!

The outfit looks good.  The boots, I would say ok to because it is part of the cosplay and does look a bit more formal than other boots.  My only concern is that they are platforms so they can be hard to dance in and please make sure that the boots are not rubber soled because those mark up the dance floor.  Let me know if that helps.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: sleepy_akira on May 15, 2010, 10:58:13 PM
Hi! I have a question about an outfit:

This outfit is okay right? http://i33.tinypic.com/17ae7n.jpg But I'm going to be wearing these boots: http://www.shoebuy.com/pleaser-electra-2020/242408/519208 Is that allowed?

Please and thank you!

The outfit looks good.  The boots, I would say ok to because it is part of the cosplay and does look a bit more formal than other boots.  My only concern is that they are platforms so they can be hard to dance in and please make sure that the boots are not rubber soled because those mark up the dance floor.  Let me know if that helps.

OMG! That helps a lot. Thank you! And I should be able to dance in those platforms. ^^ Another question...how can tell if it's rubber soled or not? o.O
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Somebody on May 15, 2010, 11:25:30 PM
After reading through the thread~
Someone asked about Kimonos and it was said that they were allowed if made of quality materials.
I was wondering if a cotton kimono was acceptable-it's extremely well taken care of, is made of quality cotton, and has a proper children's obi.  It's certainly not my first choice, but I think both of my formal dresses are right at the point of being too short and I don't think my Hetalia or Ouran cosplays look nice enough to work.  :-[ I'll see if I can get a picture attached...
http://amathera.deviantart.com/art/Kimono-164206146
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 16, 2010, 12:10:39 AM
Hi! I have a question about an outfit:

This outfit is okay right? http://i33.tinypic.com/17ae7n.jpg But I'm going to be wearing these boots: http://www.shoebuy.com/pleaser-electra-2020/242408/519208 Is that allowed?

Please and thank you!

The outfit looks good.  The boots, I would say ok to because it is part of the cosplay and does look a bit more formal than other boots.  My only concern is that they are platforms so they can be hard to dance in and please make sure that the boots are not rubber soled because those mark up the dance floor.  Let me know if that helps.

OMG! That helps a lot. Thank you! And I should be able to dance in those platforms. ^^ Another question...how can tell if it's rubber soled or not? o.O

You won't know until you examine them in person.  But usually it should say somewhere on the bottom of the show or on the shoebox somewhere. 


After reading through the thread~
Someone asked about Kimonos and it was said that they were allowed if made of quality materials.
I was wondering if a cotton kimono was acceptable-it's extremely well taken care of, is made of quality cotton, and has a proper children's obi.  It's certainly not my first choice, but I think both of my formal dresses are right at the point of being too short and I don't think my Hetalia or Ouran cosplays look nice enough to work.  :-[ I'll see if I can get a picture attached...
http://amathera.deviantart.com/art/Kimono-164206146

I am going to have to say no to the kimono.  As mentioned before, if it is a traditional kimono of quality materials then I would say yes.  As for your two formal dresses, maybe they may meet the length requirement.  As for your cosplays, is there any way to make them a little more formal?  Just trying to think of ways to help out.  I would really hate for something like this to prevent you from going to the BWBall. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Somebody on May 16, 2010, 12:20:11 AM
I pulled out my ruler- EDIT: I do believe I've found one that works! Although, the website said 2 inches and here it says 3, so I was a tad confused. Nevertheless I think it still fits that quota. Thanks for all the help!  ;D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: michiko nakano on May 16, 2010, 09:50:07 AM
i know you said no ballet shoes, but what about jazz shoes?  they're more stable because of the little heel bit: (http://carriebs.com/9512-43_Value_Jazz_380.gif)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 16, 2010, 10:32:23 AM
i know you said no ballet shoes, but what about jazz shoes?  they're more stable because of the little heel bit: (http://carriebs.com/9512-43_Value_Jazz_380.gif)

Looks good to me.  These will work for the BWBall.  :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: michiko nakano on May 19, 2010, 01:35:49 PM
Splendid, thank you.  I'm a dancer, so I've got plenty of dancing shoes.  I'm also gonna be dancing with a guy part of the time who's the same height as me, so I don't wanna wear heels :D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: maomaotan on May 19, 2010, 06:21:09 PM
i am guessing long leggings are excluded from the ball, but i will still ask it.

are leggings banned?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: iNSOMNiAC on May 19, 2010, 09:26:24 PM
I'm a little confused about whether "bare shoulder" is allowed or not. The cosplay I plan on wearing has a vest, and no sleeves. Here is a picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/final_fantasy_dissidia_conceptart_z.jpg

Its somewhat formal attire, I'm just not sure if its formal enough. Not to mention things like the boots, I'm not sure if that's not quite formal enough either (there's no armor on mine, its just boot covers). I'd appreciate input, thank you!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 19, 2010, 11:08:33 PM
i am guessing long leggings are excluded from the ball, but i will still ask it.

are leggings banned?

It depends on how the leggings are worn.  If you are just wearing leggings by themselves that is a no.  But if you are wearing leggings underneath a dress of the right length (using it like stockings) then it is fine.  I am not sure how you are going to wear the leggings, but if you could provide a sample picture or drawing I could give you more of a definite answer.  But that is what I have for now.

I'm a little confused about whether "bare shoulder" is allowed or not. The cosplay I plan on wearing has a vest, and no sleeves. Here is a picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/final_fantasy_dissidia_conceptart_z.jpg

Its somewhat formal attire, I'm just not sure if its formal enough. Not to mention things like the boots, I'm not sure if that's not quite formal enough either (there's no armor on mine, its just boot covers). I'd appreciate input, thank you!

The vest since it is part of the cosplay should be fine.  It is still keeping with the formal theme, I would suggest you try to wear maybe a long sleeve underneath if you can but that is just a suggestion.  As for the boots that would be a now.  They tend to be too bulky and tend not to stick with the formal theme.  Let me know if that helps. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: iNSOMNiAC on May 19, 2010, 11:46:29 PM
I'm a little confused about whether "bare shoulder" is allowed or not. The cosplay I plan on wearing has a vest, and no sleeves. Here is a picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/final_fantasy_dissidia_conceptart_z.jpg

Its somewhat formal attire, I'm just not sure if its formal enough. Not to mention things like the boots, I'm not sure if that's not quite formal enough either (there's no armor on mine, its just boot covers). I'd appreciate input, thank you!

Quote

The vest since it is part of the cosplay should be fine.  It is still keeping with the formal theme, I would suggest you try to wear maybe a long sleeve underneath if you can but that is just a suggestion.  As for the boots that would be a now.  They tend to be too bulky and tend not to stick with the formal theme.  Let me know if that helps. 

- Jim

That definitely helps a lot, thanks very much for getting back to me! As for the shoes, if it helps, I have a picture of me wearing mine, they aren't very bulky at all, but I can see how they may not fit with the formal theme. Here's the picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/Snapshot_20100519.jpg

If you can, please let me know if this changes anything, or if they're still not OK. I really appreciate it, thank you!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 20, 2010, 12:10:59 AM
I'm a little confused about whether "bare shoulder" is allowed or not. The cosplay I plan on wearing has a vest, and no sleeves. Here is a picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/final_fantasy_dissidia_conceptart_z.jpg

Its somewhat formal attire, I'm just not sure if its formal enough. Not to mention things like the boots, I'm not sure if that's not quite formal enough either (there's no armor on mine, its just boot covers). I'd appreciate input, thank you!

Quote

The vest since it is part of the cosplay should be fine.  It is still keeping with the formal theme, I would suggest you try to wear maybe a long sleeve underneath if you can but that is just a suggestion.  As for the boots that would be a now.  They tend to be too bulky and tend not to stick with the formal theme.  Let me know if that helps. 

- Jim

That definitely helps a lot, thanks very much for getting back to me! As for the shoes, if it helps, I have a picture of me wearing mine, they aren't very bulky at all, but I can see how they may not fit with the formal theme. Here's the picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/Snapshot_20100519.jpg

If you can, please let me know if this changes anything, or if they're still not OK. I really appreciate it, thank you!

After seeing the shoes, I still would have to say that it is not up to par in regards to semi formal attire so I would have to say no.  Sorry. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: iNSOMNiAC on May 20, 2010, 12:15:26 AM
I'm a little confused about whether "bare shoulder" is allowed or not. The cosplay I plan on wearing has a vest, and no sleeves. Here is a picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/final_fantasy_dissidia_conceptart_z.jpg

Its somewhat formal attire, I'm just not sure if its formal enough. Not to mention things like the boots, I'm not sure if that's not quite formal enough either (there's no armor on mine, its just boot covers). I'd appreciate input, thank you!

Quote

The vest since it is part of the cosplay should be fine.  It is still keeping with the formal theme, I would suggest you try to wear maybe a long sleeve underneath if you can but that is just a suggestion.  As for the boots that would be a now.  They tend to be too bulky and tend not to stick with the formal theme.  Let me know if that helps. 

- Jim

That definitely helps a lot, thanks very much for getting back to me! As for the shoes, if it helps, I have a picture of me wearing mine, they aren't very bulky at all, but I can see how they may not fit with the formal theme. Here's the picture.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/InsufficientMage/Snapshot_20100519.jpg

If you can, please let me know if this changes anything, or if they're still not OK. I really appreciate it, thank you!

After seeing the shoes, I still would have to say that it is not up to par in regards to semi formal attire so I would have to say no.  Sorry. 

- Jim

Alright, nothing I can do then haha. Thanks a lot for taking the time to consider, I appreciate that.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: LakuriSyaoran on May 20, 2010, 05:46:26 PM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P5190338.jpg

would this dress be ok? i'm not quite finished with it yet, but the is the basic dress (all i'm going to do is add details)
since my picture is kinda bad,  The peice of the petti coat that is showing through, isn't going to always be see through-ish like in that picture, i have things i'm going to put under it that i was just to lazy to put on. (also, the petti coat is going to be a little bit higer, since its sort of obvious in the pic that it was falling down XD )

and, knee length dresses are ok right? cause thats just about wear it falls.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: maomaotan on May 20, 2010, 07:45:51 PM
i am guessing long leggings are excluded from the ball, but i will still ask it.

are leggings banned?

It depends on how the leggings are worn.  If you are just wearing leggings by themselves that is a no.  But if you are wearing leggings underneath a dress of the right length (using it like stockings) then it is fine.  I am not sure how you are going to wear the leggings, but if you could provide a sample picture or drawing I could give you more of a definite answer.  But that is what I have for now.

Oh, I usually wear then under my dress like stockings because i am uncomfortable show my legs.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Tohru4ever/bwball.png

please excuse my horrible art. v.v i am not good at what i am going to choose. xD
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 20, 2010, 08:32:29 PM
i am guessing long leggings are excluded from the ball, but i will still ask it.

are leggings banned?

It depends on how the leggings are worn.  If you are just wearing leggings by themselves that is a no.  But if you are wearing leggings underneath a dress of the right length (using it like stockings) then it is fine.  I am not sure how you are going to wear the leggings, but if you could provide a sample picture or drawing I could give you more of a definite answer.  But that is what I have for now.

Oh, I usually wear then under my dress like stockings because i am uncomfortable show my legs.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Tohru4ever/bwball.png

please excuse my horrible art. v.v i am not good at what i am going to choose. xD

So based on your sketch, I would say the leggings would be ok since they are under the dress but my only concern is that it makes the dress not see that formal.  If it is a really nice top or dress then it wouldn't be a problem but from the sketch I saw that it said tube dress and that might not look formal enough. It is really hard to gauge unless I see the actual outfit but from what I see on the sketch, you may need to spruce up the outfit a bit.  Also, I don't know if you had this answered, but the outfit does not have to be black and white.  As long as it is semi formal attire or so, the color does not really matter. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: hakurei on May 22, 2010, 02:45:37 AM
Would something like this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/stardreaming/2729236-1.jpg) be okay? The shoes aren't in the picture but they'd just be normal brown loafers. If not, what about this (http://www.onemanga.com/Heart_no_Kuni_no_Alice/1/00-cover/), the first girl down from the top? Sorry for the tilted picture, by the way.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 22, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
Would something like this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/stardreaming/2729236-1.jpg) be okay? The shoes aren't in the picture but they'd just be normal brown loafers. If not, what about this (http://www.onemanga.com/Heart_no_Kuni_no_Alice/1/00-cover/), the first girl down from the top? Sorry for the tilted picture, by the way.

Both outfits look fine for the Ball.  :)

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Crewd on May 24, 2010, 07:45:43 AM
Would they not let me in for this?
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7739/file0003e.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 24, 2010, 08:25:51 AM
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/P5190338.jpg

would this dress be ok? i'm not quite finished with it yet, but the is the basic dress (all i'm going to do is add details)
since my picture is kinda bad,  The peice of the petti coat that is showing through, isn't going to always be see through-ish like in that picture, i have things i'm going to put under it that i was just to lazy to put on. (also, the petti coat is going to be a little bit higer, since its sort of obvious in the pic that it was falling down XD )

and, knee length dresses are ok right? cause thats just about wear it falls.

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier.  I missed the post.  But what you are wearing and the changes you said you will be making to the outfit should gt you into the Ball.  So no problems there.  See you at the BWBall.

-Jim

Would they not let me in for this?
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7739/file0003e.jpg

If the outfit was cleaned up a bit more, the would let you in.  Since it is semiformal, having the shirt tucked in and the tie in the round the neck so you look neat would be the only suggestion I have.  Other than that, you should be able to get into the ball with the outfit. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Crewd on May 24, 2010, 08:30:39 AM

Would they not let me in for this?
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7739/file0003e.jpg

If the outfit was cleaned up a bit more, the would let you in.  Since it is semiformal, having the shirt tucked in and the tie in the round the neck so you look neat would be the only suggestion I have.  Other than that, you should be able to get into the ball with the outfit. 

- Jim

meant the helmet

the rest was just a lazy photo
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Jlewser on May 24, 2010, 11:39:12 PM
What about black jeans? (sorry this is a repost and was already answered in another forum)

The answer was No.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 25, 2010, 01:56:10 AM

Would they not let me in for this?
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7739/file0003e.jpg

If the outfit was cleaned up a bit more, the would let you in.  Since it is semiformal, having the shirt tucked in and the tie in the round the neck so you look neat would be the only suggestion I have.  Other than that, you should be able to get into the ball with the outfit. 

- Jim



meant the helmet

the rest was just a lazy photo

Helmet would be a no.  If it was a mask then it would have to be part of a cosplay.  If not then that would be a no also.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: cptaizen on May 25, 2010, 02:53:31 AM
sorry if repost.

is [bleach] shinigami (keikogi + hakama) formal enough? w/o cpt's cloak?

ty
Title: Black and White Ball Attire Questions
Post by: divtmkr99 on May 25, 2010, 01:08:35 PM
This is my first time attending the ball and I read the dress code and it states skirts and dresses not to be more than two inches above the knee. The dress I was planning on wearing is a little shorter and halter style so my arms and shoulders will be exposed. Please let me know if you feel this would be inappropriate.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 25, 2010, 02:38:54 PM
sorry if repost.

is [bleach] shinigami (keikogi + hakama) formal enough? w/o cpt's cloak?

ty

If you could send me a picture of what that would look like, I could give you a definite answer.  But I think the cosplay should be formal enough.

This is my first time attending the ball and I read the dress code and it states skirts and dresses not to be more than two inches above the knee. The dress I was planning on wearing is a little shorter and halter style so my arms and shoulders will be exposed. Please let me know if you feel this would be inappropriate.


Having the shoulders exposed is not a problem, the length of the dress is a concern though.  As long as it is not shorter than 3 inches from the knees. If it is, then the dress would not be appropriate for the Ball.  I hope that helps.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: wonderfinch on May 25, 2010, 02:55:18 PM
Going through past posts, I'm pretty sure this is appropriate, but I just wanted to double-check:

Would this dress (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/yellowvespagirl/lolita/DSC01428.jpg) be okay? The shortest part is just at the top of my knees, but I definitely have time to hunt down an underskirt if necessary.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 25, 2010, 03:36:55 PM
Going through past posts, I'm pretty sure this is appropriate, but I just wanted to double-check:

Would this dress (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/yellowvespagirl/lolita/DSC01428.jpg) be okay? The shortest part is just at the top of my knees, but I definitely have time to hunt down an underskirt if necessary.

Looks good to me. See you at the BWBall.

- Jim
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Post by: wonderfinch on May 25, 2010, 04:42:18 PM
Looks good to me. See you at the BWBall.

- Jim

Thank you!
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Post by: Crewd on May 25, 2010, 05:08:08 PM

Would they not let me in for this?
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7739/file0003e.jpg

If the outfit was cleaned up a bit more, the would let you in.  Since it is semiformal, having the shirt tucked in and the tie in the round the neck so you look neat would be the only suggestion I have.  Other than that, you should be able to get into the ball with the outfit. 

- Jim



meant the helmet

the rest was just a lazy photo

Helmet would be a no.  If it was a mask then it would have to be part of a cosplay.  If not then that would be a no also.  I hope that helps.

- Jim

Well I'll set my hopes high seeing as it is a mask part of a cosplay :p
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 25, 2010, 06:54:33 PM
Going through past posts, I'm pretty sure this is appropriate, but I just wanted to double-check:

Would this dress (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/yellowvespagirl/lolita/DSC01428.jpg) be okay? The shortest part is just at the top of my knees, but I definitely have time to hunt down an underskirt if necessary.
Ah, is that what you're wearing? <333 Awesome! I can't wait to see it.

You're still my "date," right? ;D We should track down Mie and ask her along, too.

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Post by: kona_kona on May 25, 2010, 07:23:35 PM
How old do you have to be to attend the B&W Ball?
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Post by: wonderfinch on May 25, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
Ah, is that what you're wearing? <333 Awesome! I can't wait to see it.

You're still my "date," right? ;D We should track down Mie and ask her along, too.

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Yes! I'm not wearing my tights there, though, and I still have to dye my hair flowers XD

Of course~ Marian might be coming along with us, too, since she's in the fashion show. I'll drop Mie a line and see if she can be persuaded to come...
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 25, 2010, 08:57:03 PM
Yes! I'm not wearing my tights there, though, and I still have to dye my hair flowers XD

Of course~ Marian might be coming along with us, too, since she's in the fashion show. I'll drop Mie a line and see if she can be persuaded to come...
Haha, then the four of us can find the longest line at the con and stand it in to bring back memories... right? :D (I hope not!)



To keep this more on topic...
I like to dance. A lot. Would it be ill-advised to wear a wig, due to slippage, heat, etc.? My dress isn't... super covering, but not super revealing, either (halter neck, mostly backless to the waist) and made out of a medium-weight cotton, but I'll also be wearing a -ton- of petticoats, and I'm worried about overheating while dancing, mostly. :/ Not really a dress code question, more of just a general advice question for anyone who has worn a wig to the ball before~
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Post by: tkdteo on May 25, 2010, 09:31:44 PM
How old do you have to be to attend the B&W Ball?

The Black and White Ball is open to anyone who is registered for FanimeCon that day.  There is no age restrictions.

- Jim

Yes! I'm not wearing my tights there, though, and I still have to dye my hair flowers XD

Of course~ Marian might be coming along with us, too, since she's in the fashion show. I'll drop Mie a line and see if she can be persuaded to come...
Haha, then the four of us can find the longest line at the con and stand it in to bring back memories... right? :D (I hope not!)



To keep this more on topic...
I like to dance. A lot. Would it be ill-advised to wear a wig, due to slippage, heat, etc.? My dress isn't... super covering, but not super revealing, either (halter neck, mostly backless to the waist) and made out of a medium-weight cotton, but I'll also be wearing a -ton- of petticoats, and I'm worried about overheating while dancing, mostly. :/ Not really a dress code question, more of just a general advice question for anyone who has worn a wig to the ball before~

I have to say, it can get warm inside the room during the evening.  We will have water there but everyone must remember to keep themselves hydrated.  Dancing and having fun is all part of the BWBall but please remember about your health.  If you are going to be wearing more than two layers or so and you are planning to dance a lot, you are going to get hot.  As for the wig, I haven't heard any suggestions from anyone but I am guessing with all the dancing you will be doing, it can slip... if not it can also make you overheat faster.  Just remember to hydrate yourself.

- Jim
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 25, 2010, 10:02:19 PM
I've seen people wear wigs, but I'm not sure how comfortable it will be.

Well, I can always take it off and leave it in my room if I end up feeling like it's too hot, right? My room won't be far away.

Thanks for the advice. :D
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Post by: Eri Kagami on May 25, 2010, 10:45:58 PM
I usually don't wear my wigs to formal dances because my head needs to breathe and cool off after spinning around so much.
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Post by: xichisex on May 26, 2010, 01:48:35 AM
I have a long, brown satin dress what I know will be fine, but my friend has a cotton dress like this one [ http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/36/7/AAAAAkV7tLMAAAAAADZ_1g.jpg ], but it is black instead of red with the white polka dots. That should be fine, right? Also on her dress it is strapless.
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Post by: wonderfinch on May 26, 2010, 01:18:06 PM
I've seen people wear wigs, but I'm not sure how comfortable it will be.

Well, I can always take it off and leave it in my room if I end up feeling like it's too hot, right? My room won't be far away.

Thanks for the advice. :D

Mie says she's going to a concert, but she'll meet us there later. And hopefully this line won't be as long as that last line we had to wait in D:

I'd probably just pass on the wig, TBH. I wore one out dancing a little while back, and while slippage wasn't an issue, it got extremely hot under there. Clip-on extensions or a half-wig would be a good alternative, if you have 'em.
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Post by: tkdteo on May 26, 2010, 02:53:40 PM
I have a long, brown satin dress what I know will be fine, but my friend has a cotton dress like this one [ http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/36/7/AAAAAkV7tLMAAAAAADZ_1g.jpg ], but it is black instead of red with the white polka dots. That should be fine, right? Also on her dress it is strapless.

The dress looks fine for the dance.  See you at the BWBall.

- Jim
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Post by: pinkraintoday on May 26, 2010, 05:46:20 PM
This dress is inappropriate, yes?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs111.snc3/15838_105986909414528_100000096596533_156240_6704798_n.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on May 26, 2010, 10:01:54 PM
This dress is inappropriate, yes?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs111.snc3/15838_105986909414528_100000096596533_156240_6704798_n.jpg

Dress looks find for the BWBall if the bottom part of it is not higher than 3 inches from your knees.

- Jim
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Post by: michiko nakano on May 27, 2010, 06:39:05 AM
as for wigs, just use tons of bobby pins. 
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 27, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
I think that I'll just skip the wig or take it off (maybe take some pictures in it and then take it off to actually dance, haha) because I'm afraid of overheating. :<

Thanks for all the advice. <3
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Post by: Monokuru on May 27, 2010, 08:28:04 PM
Any chance that I can wear any color Ties? or does it have to be black or/and white?
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Post by: tkdteo on May 27, 2010, 09:25:04 PM
Any chance that I can wear any color Ties? or does it have to be black or/and white?

Colored ties are fine but be mindful that it is not so bright that it burns your partners retinas.  :P  But ties are fine and they do not have to be black and white.

- Jim
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Post by: KyuuBob on May 27, 2010, 09:53:58 PM
Is this okay? o Ao

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/neogirl/98756456456.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on May 28, 2010, 12:40:49 AM
Is this okay? o Ao

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/neogirl/98756456456.jpg

Yes that is fine. :)

- Jim
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Post by: mangomochi on May 28, 2010, 04:14:42 PM
Hi, I am wondering if this dress is appropriate for the ball? Thanks!  :)
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2225/csc0104.jpg)
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Post by: tkdteo on May 28, 2010, 11:19:02 PM
Hi, I am wondering if this dress is appropriate for the ball? Thanks!  :)
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2225/csc0104.jpg)

The dress looks fine for the bwball.

- Jim
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 05, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
how did the girls with the miniskirts get in?  more importantly, why were they allowed to stay like that?  we're talkin two inches below the crotch.  with jean shorts.
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on June 06, 2010, 12:39:16 PM
how did the girls with the miniskirts get in?  more importantly, why were they allowed to stay like that?  we're talkin two inches below the crotch.  with jean shorts.

Hm.. did they have the jean shorts under their mini skirts??
It's a possibility that  they either snuck in, or that their appearance was appropriate??
This confuses me..
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Post by: tkdteo on June 06, 2010, 01:51:39 PM
how did the girls with the miniskirts get in?  more importantly, why were they allowed to stay like that?  we're talkin two inches below the crotch.  with jean shorts.

Hm.. did they have the jean shorts under their mini skirts??
It's a possibility that  they either snuck in, or that their appearance was appropriate??
This confuses me..

I am not sure how they were able to get in but the issue will be addressed for next year.

- Jim
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 07, 2010, 04:20:42 PM
now that i think about it, they were probably those dresses with the tighter part at the bottom so that they could just slide them up their legs once they got in and therefore shorten their skirts.
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on June 07, 2010, 05:02:54 PM
Ugh.. I dislike those who go against the rules of dress code.
It's just unfair for the rest of us
(..If only they were caught.)
Why wear short skirts when you're going to a formal dance anyway?
It's not like the more skin you show, the more attention you'll attract. (However, this opinion can be taken in different directions.)
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 07, 2010, 09:42:30 PM
I believe that the three girls i saw breaking the dress code are all in one of the vids someone posted.  i'll go find it...


edit: here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwBUo3uDN8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwBUo3uDN8)
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on June 09, 2010, 09:57:17 AM
Hm.. I'm already 1 Minute & 35 Seconds in the video, & I still don't see any short-skirt girlies..
Wait.. was it that girl with the big poofy black skirt @ 2:46?
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 09, 2010, 02:32:48 PM
black and silver dress in the middle of the screen at 1:30 and pink dress at 3:23
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Post by: Jerry on June 09, 2010, 02:36:12 PM
The only thing I could think of is that Rovers did have several rotations of different staff members of the front doors.

We had our dress up nazi [seriously she turned away lots of people] and there was myself [Formal Russel with black and white ballons]

We did hear about several complaints mostly about girls who walked in with nice dressy shoes and then swapping to flip flops or something else.

unfortunately even the Rovers on the inside of the actual Ballroom [myself included] kept getting stopped to be asked for a dance every now and then.  :P

We apologize if you ladies felt 'cheated' if other girls/boys go thru passed the dress code standards, but we do our best to keep things fair.

Next time, you may approach a rover/B&W ball dance instructors staff and report any individuals that may be breaking dress code.
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 09, 2010, 02:37:39 PM
Thaaank you Jerry  :)

...next year you should dance with me. 
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Post by: Jerry on June 09, 2010, 02:39:09 PM
Thaaank you Jerry  :)

...next year you should dance with me. 

Consider it done my Miss Michi!   :D
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Post by: joetraff on June 26, 2010, 05:34:37 AM
Would this dress be appropriate for the ball?

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/images/products/gothic735_big.jpg
I think it's perfect.
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on June 26, 2010, 08:31:30 AM
black and silver dress in the middle of the screen at 1:30 and pink dress at 3:23

Ooh, I see them now.
Thanks so much Jerry!  =D
I can't wait to attend 2011's B&WB!
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Post by: michiko nakano on June 26, 2010, 10:30:01 PM
black and silver dress in the middle of the screen at 1:30 and pink dress at 3:23

Ooh, I see them now.
Thanks so much Jerry!  =D
I can't wait to attend 2011's B&WB!
you're welcome?
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on June 27, 2010, 09:42:35 PM
black and silver dress in the middle of the screen at 1:30 and pink dress at 3:23

Ooh, I see them now.
Thanks so much Jerry!  =D
I can't wait to attend 2011's B&WB!
you're welcome?

My apologizes, I seem to have made a mistake with whom I was addressing 'what' to.
I meant to thank Jerry for his advice, and to tell you, Michiko, that I now see the dress-code violators you've pointed out.
 ( & to add, you've got a sharp eye!)
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Post by: Dilemma on June 29, 2010, 03:20:08 PM
Heyy.
Would this dress be appropriate so long as it were made to be the right length above the knee? (Asking waaaay in advance. lool)

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Tutuwhosthatgirl/largeAnimePaperscans_Princess-Tu-4.jpg (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Tutuwhosthatgirl/largeAnimePaperscans_Princess-Tu-4.jpg)

Thank you ^^
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Post by: tkdteo on June 29, 2010, 05:30:38 PM
Heyy.
Would this dress be appropriate so long as it were made to be the right length above the knee? (Asking waaaay in advance. lool)

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Tutuwhosthatgirl/largeAnimePaperscans_Princess-Tu-4.jpg (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/Tutuwhosthatgirl/largeAnimePaperscans_Princess-Tu-4.jpg)

Thank you ^^

As of right now, I would say yes.  The dress would be fine.  However, there will be some changes made when my staff and I meet again in winter so I will keep you posted.  But as of right now, I would say that if the dress were the right length it would be fine.  :)

- Jim
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Post by: Dilemma on June 30, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
As of right now, I would say yes.  The dress would be fine.  However, there will be some changes made when my staff and I meet again in winter so I will keep you posted.  But as of right now, I would say that if the dress were the right length it would be fine.  :)

- Jim

Okay. Thank you  =)
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on July 03, 2010, 11:08:24 PM
black and silver dress in the middle of the screen at 1:30 and pink dress at 3:23
I'm in a pink dress at about 3:22, so I got scared that you were referring to me, since I'm sure that my outfit was appropriate (if slightly ill-fitted)!

...Than I saw who you were talking about, haha.


I hope that the dress code issue gets sorted out for next year!
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Post by: OniCourseMusha on July 21, 2010, 01:32:52 AM
The only thing I could think of is that Rovers did have several rotations of different staff members of the front doors.

We had our dress up nazi [seriously she turned away lots of people] and there was myself [Formal Russel with black and white ballons]

We did hear about several complaints mostly about girls who walked in with nice dressy shoes and then swapping to flip flops or something else.

unfortunately even the Rovers on the inside of the actual Ballroom [myself included] kept getting stopped to be asked for a dance every now and then.  :P

We apologize if you ladies felt 'cheated' if other girls/boys go thru passed the dress code standards, but we do our best to keep things fair.

Next time, you may approach a rover/B&W ball dance instructors staff and report any individuals that may be breaking dress code.
I mostly do dress code check at the before the ball starts along with the rovers.  I'll keep myself aware of people breaking the dress code and just inform me.  Dress pretty people.
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Post by: Neliel on September 07, 2010, 09:06:44 PM
just a quick question for 2011 :) would this be appropriate? (and i have a safety system ill be using for my normal ranmao cosplay that will be used here too :) )

    http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427305 (http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427305)
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Post by: tkdteo on September 07, 2010, 11:28:41 PM
just a quick question for 2011 :) would this be appropriate? (and i have a safety system ill be using for my normal ranmao cosplay that will be used here too :) )

    http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427305 (http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427305)

I would say that the cut on the outfit is too high.  If you could make the cut lower than it would be better.  If I were to give you an answer on the dress the way it looks in the picture, the answer would be no.  Hope that helps.

- Jim
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Post by: KicksYourButt on October 11, 2010, 11:46:58 PM
Hello.
My friends and I were wondering if these outfits are appropriate to wear at the ball.

http://s929.photobucket.com/albums/ad134/KicksYourButt/?action=view&current=black_white.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on October 12, 2010, 09:34:49 PM
Hello.
My friends and I were wondering if these outfits are appropriate to wear at the ball.

http://s929.photobucket.com/albums/ad134/KicksYourButt/?action=view&current=black_white.jpg

I would say that the picture on the far left and the one on the far right are inappropriate to wear to the ball due the short dresses.  As for the two in the center, those are ok for the ball.

- Jim
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Post by: KicksYourButt on October 12, 2010, 10:12:06 PM
Hello.
My friends and I were wondering if these outfits are appropriate to wear at the ball.

http://s929.photobucket.com/albums/ad134/KicksYourButt/?action=view&current=black_white.jpg

I would say that the picture on the far left and the one on the far right are inappropriate to wear to the ball due the short dresses.  As for the two in the center, those are ok for the ball.

- Jim

Even if she is wearing the legging and we extend the shortest part of the skirt to mid-thigh?
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Post by: tkdteo on October 13, 2010, 10:27:44 PM
Hello.
My friends and I were wondering if these outfits are appropriate to wear at the ball.

http://s929.photobucket.com/albums/ad134/KicksYourButt/?action=view&current=black_white.jpg

I would say that the picture on the far left and the one on the far right are inappropriate to wear to the ball due the short dresses.  As for the two in the center, those are ok for the ball.

- Jim

Even if she is wearing the legging and we extend the shortest part of the skirt to mid-thigh?

Leggings underneath a dress kind of takes away a bit from the semi-formal look that we are going for.  The dress length, for any of the dresses needs to be no shorter than 3 inches from your knees, regardless if you have leggings underneath.  Leggings are ok to wear but please do keep in mind that we are trying to keep this as a semi-formal event.  If the leggings are part of a cosplay then it is fine.  If not then I would have to say no to the leggings.  I hope this helps a bit.

- Jim
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Post by: Alyxiane on November 25, 2010, 12:03:08 PM
Well I've been stalking this thread since I came to this site and I have been taking mental notes on do's and don'ts on dressing appropriately. :P

I'm wondering if the length of this dress (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/Hyperalie/cosplay%20pics/future%20cosplay%20references/Rinoaseedballdress.png) is appropriate enough. For me, it could go either way and I'm open into lengthening it to fit the dress code better.
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Post by: tkdteo on November 26, 2010, 11:57:08 PM
Well I've been stalking this thread since I came to this site and I have been taking mental notes on do's and don'ts on dressing appropriately. :P

I'm wondering if the length of this dress (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/Hyperalie/cosplay%20pics/future%20cosplay%20references/Rinoaseedballdress.png) is appropriate enough. For me, it could go either way and I'm open into lengthening it to fit the dress code better.

Alyxiane,

Rule of thumb of legth of dress would be no shorter than two inches from your knees.  The dress looks fine if it is the right length from the knee.  I hope that helps. 

- Jim
BWBall Head
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on November 28, 2010, 09:00:07 PM
Is it alright if we wear dress flats, or dress sandals that have a supportive heel strap?
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Post by: tkdteo on December 02, 2010, 11:21:38 PM
Is it alright if we wear dress flats, or dress sandals that have a supportive heel strap?

Dress flats are fine.  Sandals are probably not going to be ok unless they are dress sandles that are part of a cosplay. 

- Jim
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on December 03, 2010, 06:47:55 AM
Is it alright if we wear dress flats, or dress sandals that have a supportive heel strap?

Dress flats are fine.  Sandals are probably not going to be ok unless they are dress sandles that are part of a cosplay. 

- Jim
Would these Geta Sandals Be all right?

http://www.gardengateshop.org/catalog/Japanese_Apparel_BlackGetaShoes.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on December 03, 2010, 09:52:35 AM
Is it alright if we wear dress flats, or dress sandals that have a supportive heel strap?

Dress flats are fine.  Sandals are probably not going to be ok unless they are dress sandles that are part of a cosplay. 

- Jim
Would these Geta Sandals Be all right?

http://www.gardengateshop.org/catalog/Japanese_Apparel_BlackGetaShoes.jpg


I would have to say no to the sandals due to the fact that you would not be able to dance very well in them and they could potentially scratch up the dance floor.  Also there is not backing on them so I am worried that if something happens you could slip and fall of sprain/break something in your foot.  So that would have to be a no on those sandals.  Sorry.

- Jim
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Post by: MyMidnightAffair on December 14, 2010, 08:19:52 AM
Is it alright if we wear dress flats, or dress sandals that have a supportive heel strap?

Dress flats are fine.  Sandals are probably not going to be ok unless they are dress sandles that are part of a cosplay. 

- Jim
Would these Geta Sandals Be all right?

http://www.gardengateshop.org/catalog/Japanese_Apparel_BlackGetaShoes.jpg


I would have to say no to the sandals due to the fact that you would not be able to dance very well in them and they could potentially scratch up the dance floor.  Also there is not backing on them so I am worried that if something happens you could slip and fall of sprain/break something in your foot.  So that would have to be a no on those sandals.  Sorry.

- Jim

Gotchya. Thanks Jim!
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Post by: Okach on December 14, 2010, 05:37:36 PM
@Jim - Most of the women's dance shoes at WCS conventions tend to be of a dress sandal style.  That probably needs to get hashed out a bit more...
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Post by: Cyanide-Tea on January 12, 2011, 12:50:07 PM
I have a question for 2011's B&W ball; do women HAVE to strictly wear a gown? Or would it be possible for my date to be wearing a formal tux of some sort. Yes, she is female :P This is my first Fanime, so I wanted to make sure I'm getting the details correct so that there won't be any trouble, like not being allowed into the ball because of something as silly as not being allowed with a tux despite being a female.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Charis on January 12, 2011, 02:10:22 PM
I have a question for 2011's B&W ball; do women HAVE to strictly wear a gown? Or would it be possible for my date to be wearing a formal tux of some sort. Yes, she is female :P This is my first Fanime, so I wanted to make sure I'm getting the details correct so that there won't be any trouble, like not being allowed into the ball because of something as silly as not being allowed with a tux despite being a female.

As the only girl in our (mostly-female) group who actually wore a dress to the Ball last year, I think it's fairly safe to answer this one with a resounding "not a problem!"  For something like con, where a number of people crossplay (both ways, in fact), I think it'd be silly to demand that gender conventions be followed at one of the official events.  But no, we had ladies in pants in plenitude, and not one peep of complaint about it, so I'm sure you'll be okay. :)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Cyanide-Tea on January 12, 2011, 02:54:53 PM
I have a question for 2011's B&W ball; do women HAVE to strictly wear a gown? Or would it be possible for my date to be wearing a formal tux of some sort. Yes, she is female :P This is my first Fanime, so I wanted to make sure I'm getting the details correct so that there won't be any trouble, like not being allowed into the ball because of something as silly as not being allowed with a tux despite being a female.

As the only girl in our (mostly-female) group who actually wore a dress to the Ball last year, I think it's fairly safe to answer this one with a resounding "not a problem!"  For something like con, where a number of people crossplay (both ways, in fact), I think it'd be silly to demand that gender conventions be followed at one of the official events.  But no, we had ladies in pants in plenitude, and not one peep of complaint about it, so I'm sure you'll be okay. :)

Ah, alright. Thank you very much for letting me know!! I think it'd be silly if they were to demand such a thing at a cosplay convention where, indeed, many do crossdressing cosplays ^^; It wouldn't be fair for a formal event IMO. Thankies muchly~
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on January 13, 2011, 07:17:07 PM
What happens if our cosplays look masqueradish?
Like so: http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com/character.php?id=22805

Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: saebel on January 17, 2011, 08:00:51 PM
@Jim - Most of the women's dance shoes at WCS conventions tend to be of a dress sandal style.  That probably needs to get hashed out a bit more...

My two cents: I think the distinction is if the sandal lacks any kind of ankle strap - as long as there's that strap, open heel should be fine. Though of course, if you plan to dance a lot, a closed-heel shoe (like the WCS shoes) is what I'd recommend to the ladies.  More support/less potential for sloshing around.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: HuggalotXOmocha on January 22, 2011, 12:03:14 PM
Would a maid costume like this be ok?

http://images.cosplay.com/data/14/53187-27736-1.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: xichisex on January 22, 2011, 05:08:57 PM
Are black and white lolita dresses okay? Say this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Bonita%29

or this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Poppy%29
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Mizuhime54 on January 22, 2011, 06:47:11 PM
Hallo~ :D Second ball and my last dress was formal as can be. Now I'm wondering about my idea for this year :) Help please? ^^;

http://www.unique-vintage.com/preorderteal-collard-halter-drop-waist-prom-dress-p-10957.html

It's a full length gown but the cut on it makes me curious as to whether it can work or not. Thanks for your time! ^^
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on January 23, 2011, 12:12:44 AM
Are black and white lolita dresses okay? Say this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Bonita%29

or this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Poppy%29
Just to let you know, the first one doesn't really fit the lolita aesthetic well (too much scratchy lace, cosplayish design) and the second is actually a coat (and the stock image is taken directly from BtSSB). If you were planning on buying from that site, I can point you to somewhere much more reliable and fits the aesthetic much better~ :D


Hallo~ :D Second ball and my last dress was formal as can be. Now I'm wondering about my idea for this year :) Help please? ^^;

http://www.unique-vintage.com/preorderteal-collard-halter-drop-waist-prom-dress-p-10957.html

It's a full length gown but the cut on it makes me curious as to whether it can work or not. Thanks for your time! ^^
I have worn a dress pretty similar to that cut (backless, halter [only mine had a cutout neck instead of a V-neck], long skirt with long slit up side). I'm not B&W Ball staff, so I can't give a final say, but I have worn something -very- similar with no problems. To me, it just looks like a regular prom-type dress.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: xichisex on January 23, 2011, 08:34:41 PM
Are black and white lolita dresses okay? Say this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Bonita%29

or this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Poppy%29
Just to let you know, the first one doesn't really fit the lolita aesthetic well (too much scratchy lace, cosplayish design) and the second is actually a coat (and the stock image is taken directly from BtSSB). If you were planning on buying from that site, I can point you to somewhere much more reliable and fits the aesthetic much better~ :D

If you could point out a different place then that would be nice. There is a place in Japantown in San Francisco that I wouldn't mind going to since I can actually try the dresses on right there, but they don't always have all the styles I like.

Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on January 23, 2011, 10:52:13 PM
Both the examples you posted were of "old-school" blackxwhite outfits, so I'll focus mainly on that.

I'm not sure what your price range is? ($150-300ish for brand, $40-100ish for offbrands, $100-200ish for more expensive offbrands, etc.) I'll focus mostly on offbrands, just to be safe, especially since it can be hard to find something blackxwhite that is quality.

Bodyline has a few examples that could work. This one (http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct.asp?id=3467&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_15&noSubType=N) might not be flattering on all body types, since the front might make someone look pregnant, and the lace might be a little questionable, but the design and overall look is really cute.
This one (http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct.asp?id=5204&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_5&noSubType=N) is pretty cute, if it has a couple of wonky details (the sleeve lace looks odd to me, but that's just personal opinion...).
This one (http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct.asp?id=3382&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_16&noSubType=N) is really simple, but really cute.

Taobao has a lot of different brands that make a lot of different styles. I'll link to Qutieland (a rather expensive shopping service), but you may be able to buy these cheaper through the brands themselves with another shopping service. If you want one of these, I can help you find it on Taobao if you want the cheaper price (and if they [still] carry it -- some things are exclusives)
This JSK (http://www.qutieland.com/product.php?id=712) is pretty much essential old-school lolita.
This one (http://www.qutieland.com/product.php?id=278) is simpler, but still pretty.
Nornally, the allover lce in this one (http://www.qutieland.com/product.php?id=833) wouldn't be suitable, but this is really gorgeous, and I know it will be quality.
Anna House (http://www.annahousefashion.com/dress.htm) is another good option. I would choose nearly anything from about product  015-1140  down. You can have them bespoke in basically any colour. I especially like 1128 and 1067 for a nice old-school look.


I hope that helps! I just don't want you to get more into the fashion and find out that you purchased something that isn't suitable, or, even worse, purchase something, recieve it, and find out that the quality is simply aful.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: OniCourseMusha on January 24, 2011, 10:44:57 AM
Hallo~ :D Second ball and my last dress was formal as can be. Now I'm wondering about my idea for this year :) Help please? ^^;

http://www.unique-vintage.com/preorderteal-collard-halter-drop-waist-prom-dress-p-10957.html

It's a full length gown but the cut on it makes me curious as to whether it can work or not. Thanks for your time! ^^
Looks fine to me.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kell-chan on February 05, 2011, 09:59:01 AM
One of my friends is planning to wear a Ciel Phantomhive cosplay, and while it's pretty fancy, we were concerned because his pants aren't true "slacks." Is this still appropriate?

http://media.photobucket.com/image/ciel%20phantomhive%20figure/shindesu/24070_CielSA2_122_613lo.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: MelonSmasher on February 05, 2011, 07:38:52 PM
Would this dress be alright?
http://i51.tinypic.com/21nm8ud.jpg

I'm doing this for cosplay, so I was wondering if this would work.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 06, 2011, 04:53:17 PM
Sorry for not responding sooner everyone.  Will try to be better about it in the future.  Here are some of the things I saw, if I missed anything feel free to email me at bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim

Would this dress be alright?
http://i51.tinypic.com/21nm8ud.jpg

I'm doing this for cosplay, so I was wondering if this would work.

MelonSmasher - this looks good to me. 

One of my friends is planning to wear a Ciel Phantomhive cosplay, and while it's pretty fancy, we were concerned because his pants aren't true "slacks." Is this still appropriate?

http://media.photobucket.com/image/ciel%20phantomhive%20figure/shindesu/24070_CielSA2_122_613lo.jpg

Kell-chan - It should be fine as long as the pants are not jeans.


Hallo~ :D Second ball and my last dress was formal as can be. Now I'm wondering about my idea for this year :) Help please? ^^;

http://www.unique-vintage.com/preorderteal-collard-halter-drop-waist-prom-dress-p-10957.html

It's a full length gown but the cut on it makes me curious as to whether it can work or not. Thanks for your time! ^^

Mizuheme54 - The dress looks appropriate to me.

Are black and white lolita dresses okay? Say this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Bonita%29

or this one: http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Lolita+Dress+%28Poppy%29

Xichisex - Either one would be fine as long as the dress part of it does not go above 3 inches from your knees. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: WolfChild on February 08, 2011, 02:27:58 PM
There are a lot of questions about style and dress length but I was wondering about colors? It's a black/white ball but does that mean we have to wear black and or white only. I was planning a black and purple outfit, would that be okay?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on February 08, 2011, 10:41:48 PM
There are a lot of questions about style and dress length but I was wondering about colors? It's a black/white ball but does that mean we have to wear black and or white only. I was planning a black and purple outfit, would that be okay?

Black and White is just referring to the fact that the event will be a semi-formal event.  Colors do not have to be just black and white.  However the fashion police may say something if neon colors are involved :P.  If you are wearing something semi-formal and it is black and purple, that will be fine. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: sakura.summers on February 19, 2011, 04:46:30 PM
Is "crossplaying" allowed at the black and white ball? Like, could my friend who's a guy go in a formal/elegant ballgown? or would that be against the rules?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: OniCourseMusha on February 22, 2011, 10:49:49 AM
Is "crossplaying" allowed at the black and white ball? Like, could my friend who's a guy go in a formal/elegant ballgown? or would that be against the rules?
"crossplaying" is perfectly fine as long they meet the dress code.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Chibi-Freshmen on April 01, 2011, 10:36:46 PM
I was wondering if this outfit is formal enough for the ball? I would be wearing it with black slacks and black dress shoes.

[Edit: I forgot to include the actual link to the picture http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196933_215538945127213_100000133283551_982671_1627786_n.jpg]
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: KareHasu on April 02, 2011, 10:29:13 PM
Ive never been to the B&W ball, so im not quite sure what is allowed and what isn't. I was planning on getting this dress http://www.scenedead.co.uk/productimages09/stock_dress_hellbunny_tattoo_red_1.jpg is that acceptable?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on April 03, 2011, 07:58:02 PM
Ive never been to the B&W ball, so im not quite sure what is allowed and what isn't. I was planning on getting this dress http://www.scenedead.co.uk/productimages09/stock_dress_hellbunny_tattoo_red_1.jpg is that acceptable?

How short is the dress?  Meaning how far above the knees does it end?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 03, 2011, 09:41:42 PM
I was wondering if this outfit is formal enough for the ball? I would be wearing it with black slacks and black dress shoes.

[Edit: I forgot to include the actual link to the picture http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196933_215538945127213_100000133283551_982671_1627786_n.jpg]

Chibi-Freshman - The outfit looks fine for the BWBall.  Although you may consider tucking the shirt in to start the evening with.  But it looks good to me. :)


Ive never been to the B&W ball, so im not quite sure what is allowed and what isn't. I was planning on getting this dress http://www.scenedead.co.uk/productimages09/stock_dress_hellbunny_tattoo_red_1.jpg is that acceptable?

KareHasu - The dress looks fine for the BWBall so long as the bottom of the dress does not go higher than 3 inches from your knees.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: TwistedFayt on April 10, 2011, 01:21:17 PM
Is this dress okay?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c273/Sheena-Fujibayashi/0810101910a.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Alyxiane on April 10, 2011, 10:21:32 PM
How would the code apply to heels? I plan to wear strappy heels similar to this pair (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uaWSuJnu6gc/Rr8jb3ZZQJI/AAAAAAAAAZI/W8N7As_iJNA/s320/strappy+heels.jpg). Do they confirm to the formal-ness of the ball at all? o-o
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Okach on April 11, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
@Alyxiane - No shoes with heels over three inches.  No stilettos, unfortunately. :(
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Alyxiane on April 11, 2011, 08:21:26 PM
^ My feet would DIE having to wear 3 inches. XD So the toes don't have to be covered or anything, correct? (as long as it's well-attached to the foot itself of course.)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 11, 2011, 10:08:02 PM
Wait, no shoes higher than 3"? Is this a new rule? I've worn 5" heels to the ball every year in the past with no problems at all. :< I don't think I own anything shorter than ~4"!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: OniCourseMusha on April 12, 2011, 12:18:17 AM
Wait, no shoes higher than 3"? Is this a new rule? I've worn 5" heels to the ball every year in the past with no problems at all. :< I don't think I own anything shorter than ~4"!
I believe it might be a new rule since we either are gonna be on the safe side while dancing on the floor.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on April 12, 2011, 04:14:23 PM
Do not know if it is an official rule yet, the most we were talking about is a real pointy heal like a stiletto and how some people are not used to dancing in that and also stepping on people's feet. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: ice queen on April 12, 2011, 04:42:05 PM
I had a question on an outfit. Since I'm starting to do some dress shopping I was wondering if this is acceptable.

http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-1326/Lolita-Troubadour-cln--Boned-Corset/Detail

or

http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-1199/Gothic-Wa-Lolita-Sapphire/Detail

sorry found another dress. Kinda hope the second one is acceptable.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 13, 2011, 12:54:35 AM
I had a question on an outfit. Since I'm starting to do some dress shopping I was wondering if this is acceptable.

http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-1326/Lolita-Troubadour-cln--Boned-Corset/Detail

or

http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-1199/Gothic-Wa-Lolita-Sapphire/Detail

sorry found another dress. Kinda hope the second one is acceptable.

Ice Queen,

First dress if fine for the BWBall.  2nd dress, the front of the dress would have to be altered so that it goes no higher than 3 inches from your knees as you are standing still.  From the looks in the picture, the front of the dress is a little high.  If you can alter it a bit you might be able to wear it to the ball.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Charis on April 13, 2011, 10:32:39 AM
Wait, no shoes higher than 3"? Is this a new rule? I've worn 5" heels to the ball every year in the past with no problems at all. :< I don't think I own anything shorter than ~4"!
I believe it might be a new rule since we either are gonna be on the safe side while dancing on the floor.

Official confirmation on this would be lovely (is there an official Ball dress guide posted anywhere?  that would be great), since (a) a lot of formal shoes are above the 3" mark, and (b) there are other shoes besides stiletto heels above 3".  The formal shoes I'd picked up to compromise between my cosplay (which has combat boots -- that I know better than to wear onto a dance floor, given the treads) and the ball look are a 3 1/2" heel, and haven't been able to find a shorter-heeled equivalent.  I'd rather know sooner, which I can still return the shoes and try to find some other acceptable alternative, than later.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Okach on April 13, 2011, 05:47:28 PM
Okay, either my notes are wrong or we got more noise during the meeting than I thought we did.  Jim?

UPDATE: I'm going to say my notes were wrong.  Nothing definitive about heel height has been set...yet.  I will say the purpose of the shoe rules is to a) maintain formality and b) not damage the very nice portable floor that has been rented for the Ball.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 13, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
Well, when a more definite heel rule has been set, I'll post pics of a few shoe choices for approval.

Also, if we do have a thinner heel, can we use those plastic heel guard things that you slip on the end to protect floors and lawns and such?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: HakureiSandwih on April 14, 2011, 07:34:54 AM
If I am wearing a full suit and pants will I still have to wear dress shoes? I know it's a bit tasteless to show up in converse but that looks like my only option as of now.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: OniCourseMusha on April 14, 2011, 09:37:54 AM
If I am wearing a full suit and pants will I still have to wear dress shoes? I know it's a bit tasteless to show up in converse but that looks like my only option as of now.
  Yes you still have to wear dress shoes.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Aiyurisan on April 19, 2011, 02:21:52 AM
I was wondering if these cosplays would be appropriate for the Black & White Ball?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3695/78302845.jpg

If not, any suggestions on how to adjust it to a more appropriate attire?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 19, 2011, 06:09:12 AM
I was wondering if these cosplays would be appropriate for the Black & White Ball?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3695/78302845.jpg

If not, any suggestions on how to adjust it to a more appropriate attire?

Thanks!

The outfits look ok.  Only suggestions would be please remember that this is a semi-formal event.  If your outfit shows your midriff, it will probably not be allowed in the BWBall.  The other thing that I would suggest is also to remember that this is a dance event also.  Although the sandals are part of the cosplay, you will not be able to dance in them very well and any shoe that is worn needs to have a strap or a backing to it so your foot stays in the shoe.  Also the platform shoes are not going to be allowed because they are boots and do not keep with the semi-formal theme.  Also, platform shoes that have a rubber bottom tend to mark up the floor so that is another reason we would probably not allow the shoes in.  My suggestion is to find dress shoes that are comfortable and non marking to wear to the ball.  You can can then take black material and wrap from your shoe up your leg to make it look like you have boots on. I think that is it for now. If you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: D001 on April 19, 2011, 04:46:28 PM
The outfits look ok.  Only suggestions would be please remember that this is a semi-formal event.  If your outfit shows your midriff, it will probably not be allowed in the BWBall.  The other thing that I would suggest is also to remember that this is a dance event also.  Although the sandals are part of the cosplay, you will not be able to dance in them very well and any shoe that is worn needs to have a strap or a backing to it so your foot stays in the shoe.  Also the platform shoes are not going to be allowed because they are boots and do not keep with the semi-formal theme.  Also, platform shoes that have a rubber bottom tend to mark up the floor so that is another reason we would probably not allow the shoes in.  My suggestion is to find dress shoes that are comfortable and non marking to wear to the ball.  You can can then take black material and wrap from your shoe up your leg to make it look like you have boots on. I think that is it for now. If you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011

Hello,

Do you have a shoe dress code list (maybe even complete with pics) yet? And if not, will you please put one up as soon as you can?

I ask this because of the recent shoe comments.  First, there's no heels above 3", but then those could be okay as long as they aren't stiletto.  You are also taking away boots (it sounds as though even if they are nice boots).  My dress heels which were purchased specifically to go with my formal gowns are over 3" and could be considered a stiletto (though I do not consider them as such).  The knee high boots I have to go with my cocktail dress are also over 3" and are boots.  I do have a pair of black patent leather booties (looks like a shoe with a high heel), but they most definitely do not go with my gown, and, they are over 3".

Please let us know what to expect with the shoes so we can plan accordingly.  If it's that you want to make sure we are stable on our shoes, then is a walk-test prior to going in be sufficient?

Thanks!
D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Aiyurisan on April 19, 2011, 08:57:14 PM
I was wondering if these cosplays would be appropriate for the Black & White Ball?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3695/78302845.jpg

If not, any suggestions on how to adjust it to a more appropriate attire?

Thanks!

The outfits look ok.  Only suggestions would be please remember that this is a semi-formal event.  If your outfit shows your midriff, it will probably not be allowed in the BWBall.  The other thing that I would suggest is also to remember that this is a dance event also.  Although the sandals are part of the cosplay, you will not be able to dance in them very well and any shoe that is worn needs to have a strap or a backing to it so your foot stays in the shoe.  Also the platform shoes are not going to be allowed because they are boots and do not keep with the semi-formal theme.  Also, platform shoes that have a rubber bottom tend to mark up the floor so that is another reason we would probably not allow the shoes in.  My suggestion is to find dress shoes that are comfortable and non marking to wear to the ball.  You can can then take black material and wrap from your shoe up your leg to make it look like you have boots on. I think that is it for now. If you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011

Thanks a lot for the reply Jim!

So for the cosplay on the left, it will most likely not be allowed in due to the midriff exposure, correct? So if we lengthen the shirt to cover the midriff and then change the platform boots to dress shoes, then the cosplay should be allowed in?

And for the cosplay on the right, it will be appropriate as long as I change the footwear from sandals to strapped heels or flats right?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 20, 2011, 02:24:04 AM
The outfits look ok.  Only suggestions would be please remember that this is a semi-formal event.  If your outfit shows your midriff, it will probably not be allowed in the BWBall.  The other thing that I would suggest is also to remember that this is a dance event also.  Although the sandals are part of the cosplay, you will not be able to dance in them very well and any shoe that is worn needs to have a strap or a backing to it so your foot stays in the shoe.  Also the platform shoes are not going to be allowed because they are boots and do not keep with the semi-formal theme.  Also, platform shoes that have a rubber bottom tend to mark up the floor so that is another reason we would probably not allow the shoes in.  My suggestion is to find dress shoes that are comfortable and non marking to wear to the ball.  You can can then take black material and wrap from your shoe up your leg to make it look like you have boots on. I think that is it for now. If you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011

Hello,

Do you have a shoe dress code list (maybe even complete with pics) yet? And if not, will you please put one up as soon as you can?

I ask this because of the recent shoe comments.  First, there's no heels above 3", but then those could be okay as long as they aren't stiletto.  You are also taking away boots (it sounds as though even if they are nice boots).  My dress heels which were purchased specifically to go with my formal gowns are over 3" and could be considered a stiletto (though I do not consider them as such).  The knee high boots I have to go with my cocktail dress are also over 3" and are boots.  I do have a pair of black patent leather booties (looks like a shoe with a high heel), but they most definitely do not go with my gown, and, they are over 3".

Please let us know what to expect with the shoes so we can plan accordingly.  If it's that you want to make sure we are stable on our shoes, then is a walk-test prior to going in be sufficient?

Thanks!
D

Hello D,

I am working on getting the dress code online so people can read it.  As of right now, with the shoes that you are describing in your posts I can comment on them a bit.  For the height of the heel, we are just worried about people being able to dance in them.  What we have seen in the past is where the heels are high and it is ok for the first 30 minutes to an hour but when people have tried to dance in high heels for a long period of time, their feet get tired and it leads to most people trying to dance barefoot.  The other thing is, when heels are high, the part that touches the floor ends almost in a point.  The pointed heels can damage the dance floor that we have for BWBall.  Dancing in heels can be difficult also and we want to minimize the risk of injury to the person who is wearing the heels as well as anyone around them.

Now that is a couple of the reasons behind the changes in the dress code for shoes.  Keep in mind that this is a semi-formal event and we would like people to dress to fit the semi-formal dresscode.  If you would like to wear boots with heels that is fine as long as it fits the semi-formal theme.  As for the height of the heel I feel that 4 inches would be the limit on the height for the heels.  Anything beyond that would be uncomfortable to dance in.  As far as the end of the heel that touches the floor, it cannot be less than 1/2 inch in diameter.  So those are the restrictions in regards to the heels.  I hope that helps.  An update on this will be coming out soon on the Fanime website.

We want everyone to enjoy their time at the BWBall.  The dress code is to keep up with the semi-formal theme of the evening but more importantly it is for the safety of yourself as well as other congoers.  If you have any further questions or concerns, email me me at bwball@fanime.com or you can post here.  Hope to see you at the Black and White Ball!

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 20, 2011, 02:29:09 AM
I was wondering if these cosplays would be appropriate for the Black & White Ball?

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3695/78302845.jpg

If not, any suggestions on how to adjust it to a more appropriate attire?

Thanks!

The outfits look ok.  Only suggestions would be please remember that this is a semi-formal event.  If your outfit shows your midriff, it will probably not be allowed in the BWBall.  The other thing that I would suggest is also to remember that this is a dance event also.  Although the sandals are part of the cosplay, you will not be able to dance in them very well and any shoe that is worn needs to have a strap or a backing to it so your foot stays in the shoe.  Also the platform shoes are not going to be allowed because they are boots and do not keep with the semi-formal theme.  Also, platform shoes that have a rubber bottom tend to mark up the floor so that is another reason we would probably not allow the shoes in.  My suggestion is to find dress shoes that are comfortable and non marking to wear to the ball.  You can can then take black material and wrap from your shoe up your leg to make it look like you have boots on. I think that is it for now. If you have any other questions, feel free to post here or email bwball@fanime.com.  Thanks.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011

Thanks a lot for the reply Jim!

So for the cosplay on the left, it will most likely not be allowed in due to the midriff exposure, correct? So if we lengthen the shirt to cover the midriff and then change the platform boots to dress shoes, then the cosplay should be allowed in?

And for the cosplay on the right, it will be appropriate as long as I change the footwear from sandals to strapped heels or flats right?

Aiyurisan,

I need to clarify myself in regards to the boots.  If they are dress boots or are part of a cosplay they are ok.  The only thing I worry about is if the mark up the floor and if you will be able to dance in them during your stay at BWBall.  Platforms tend not to be comfortable shoes to dance in and depending upon how they are, they can be hard to dance in also.  So keep that in mind.  As for the cosplay outfits, with the one on the left, if you extend the shirt to cover the midriff that should be fine.  For the one on the right, you would need to have a shoe that has a backing so the sandles would not work.  Your suggestion of strapped heels or flats would be fine.  There will be an update coming out soon in regards to dress code on the Fanime website so keep an eye out for it.  Hope that helps.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: D001 on April 20, 2011, 08:18:37 PM
Hello D,

I am working on getting the dress code online so people can read it.  As of right now, with the shoes that you are describing in your posts I can comment on them a bit.  For the height of the heel, we are just worried about people being able to dance in them.  What we have seen in the past is where the heels are high and it is ok for the first 30 minutes to an hour but when people have tried to dance in high heels for a long period of time, their feet get tired and it leads to most people trying to dance barefoot.  The other thing is, when heels are high, the part that touches the floor ends almost in a point.  The pointed heels can damage the dance floor that we have for BWBall.  Dancing in heels can be difficult also and we want to minimize the risk of injury to the person who is wearing the heels as well as anyone around them.

Now that is a couple of the reasons behind the changes in the dress code for shoes.  Keep in mind that this is a semi-formal event and we would like people to dress to fit the semi-formal dresscode.  If you would like to wear boots with heels that is fine as long as it fits the semi-formal theme.  As for the height of the heel I feel that 4 inches would be the limit on the height for the heels.  Anything beyond that would be uncomfortable to dance in.  As far as the end of the heel that touches the floor, it cannot be less than 1/2 inch in diameter.  So those are the restrictions in regards to the heels.  I hope that helps.  An update on this will be coming out soon on the Fanime website.

We want everyone to enjoy their time at the BWBall.  The dress code is to keep up with the semi-formal theme of the evening but more importantly it is for the safety of yourself as well as other congoers.  If you have any further questions or concerns, email me me at bwball@fanime.com or you can post here.  Hope to see you at the Black and White Ball!

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011

Thank you! This helps tremendously.  My dress shoes are out, then, as they fall within the 1/2" and are over 4", but I'll see if one of my other shoes will work and if I have questions, will send you pics for your opinion.  I also passed along the specs to my friend who is coming with me so she can plan as well.

Thanks muchly!
D
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Rin_chan on April 20, 2011, 09:00:36 PM
Hello, I'm wondering if this dress will be appropriate for the Ball. I already tried it on in the store, so I know for a fact that it goes to my knees in length. I'm no where near a models height XD everything is longer on me.


http://www.loveculture.com/Item/ItemDetailView.aspx?StyleId=1031973
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 20, 2011, 10:00:02 PM
That's a pretty reasonable shoe policy, but I have a question.

All my potential shoe choices have heel widths just at or just under 1/2". If I wore a plastic heel cap (http://thesolemates.com/) (or something similar) over them, would the shoe then be acceptable? Or would they still be unacceptable even with the plastic protector?

Also, I'm assuming it is 1/2" at the narrowest part of the bottom of the heel, correct? (Since heels aren't prefectly circular, but rather oblong with one flat side, at least all of mine are~)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 21, 2011, 01:34:07 AM
Hello, I'm wondering if this dress will be appropriate for the Ball. I already tried it on in the store, so I know for a fact that it goes to my knees in length. I'm no where near a models height XD everything is longer on me.


http://www.loveculture.com/Item/ItemDetailView.aspx?StyleId=1031973

Rin Chan,

Dress looks fine.  Do keep in mind that it may get chilly at night and there is no coat check at BWBall.  But what you have there is fine.

That's a pretty reasonable shoe policy, but I have a question.

All my potential shoe choices have heel widths just at or just under 1/2". If I wore a plastic heel cap (http://thesolemates.com/) (or something similar) over them, would the shoe then be acceptable? Or would they still be unacceptable even with the plastic protector?

Also, I'm assuming it is 1/2" at the narrowest part of the bottom of the heel, correct? (Since heels aren't prefectly circular, but rather oblong with one flat side, at least all of mine are~)

Nina Star 9,

My only concern with the heel cap is if it will cause you to slip while on the dance floor.  The main reason for the heal size is due to safety concerns and to not damage the dance floor.  I would have to say that even with the heel covers, the heels would still not be allowed into the BWBall.

The 1/2 inch part is referring to the heel point where it meets the floor.  So at the narrowest part of the bottom of the heel as you stated.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Lady_Hoshi on April 26, 2011, 01:35:27 AM
just for clarification, since I noticed someone already mention wearing a kimono, are geta allowed?

Last year, depending on who was at the door, we got different answers.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 27, 2011, 06:49:40 AM
Nina Star 9,

My only concern with the heel cap is if it will cause you to slip while on the dance floor.  The main reason for the heal size is due to safety concerns and to not damage the dance floor.  I would have to say that even with the heel covers, the heels would still not be allowed into the BWBall.

The 1/2 inch part is referring to the heel point where it meets the floor.  So at the narrowest part of the bottom of the heel as you stated.  I hope that helps.

- Jim

That helps a lot, thanks. :D

Most of the heel caps like those that I can find online are advertised for ballroom dancing, but I still understand.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Okach on April 27, 2011, 06:39:40 PM
Heel caps exist under the assumption of a full bore sprung mounted floor, not a more fragile and portable floor.

                                                                Alfred
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Serena88 on April 28, 2011, 12:53:58 PM
I was wondering I know it says its Black and White Ball and formal Cosplay attire. Does this count as formal?.
http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/Code_Geass_Euphemia_Li_Britannia_costume_ver_01-1-05.jpg  I would be wearing my Euphemia Princess dress cosplay.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: xichisex on April 29, 2011, 10:42:00 AM
I was wondering I know it says its Black and White Ball and formal Cosplay attire. Does this count as formal?.
http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/Code_Geass_Euphemia_Li_Britannia_costume_ver_01-1-05.jpg  I would be wearing my Euphemia Princess dress cosplay.
Im not a moderator, so I could be wrong, but I am most likely sure that, that gown is formal. It has the right length, it doesn't have a trashy appearence, it looks like a gown as well. Even though it is simple, it still has elegance.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on April 29, 2011, 06:05:34 PM
If you missed it the dress code, and list of dance lessons, has gone up on the Famime website.  Here is a link to the dress code.  If you still have a question about your dress please do not hesitate to ask.

http://www.fanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Black_and_White_Ball_2011.pdf

-Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Rin_chan on May 05, 2011, 08:00:04 PM
Hi there, I really don't think it will be appropriate attire, but I'm gonna ask anyways. My friend's cosplay is a black school uniform from High School of The Dead (minus the blood of course). I'm wondering if that will be good enough to get him in?

Like I said, I don't think its formal but I wanted to ask and make sure so that he will have proper clothes to wear.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on May 06, 2011, 02:48:42 PM
Do you have a picture of what it would look like?  Not all of us are familiar with the series.  But if it is like other high school uniforms then I do not think it is formal enough for the Black and White Ball.

But I can't tell unless I see a picture, also has your friend checked out the dress code policy that has been posted to the Fanime website?  http://www.fanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Black_and_White_Ball_2011.pdf

Thank you,
Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: koella on May 07, 2011, 08:01:37 PM
My friend is planning on cosplay Little Sister from Bioshock.
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l5fgga6QeG1qcbdpmo1_500.jpg

Is this outfit appropriate?  I know there's blood on it, but she is wearing a dress. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: klmedia on May 10, 2011, 11:29:48 PM
Hi,
I'm from out of town, first time attending Fanime.  I've read the dress code info sheet, and I have some questions regarding the attire for the Black and White ball.

(1) I will be wearing dress pants and dress shoes.  As for the top, is it OK to wear dress shirt and vest (or dress shirt only, rather than suit jacket, because I assume it will be really warm/hot inside)?

(2) Just for clarification, this is not a masquerade ball, right?  That is, we don't have to wear masks?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 11, 2011, 08:45:20 AM
Hello, I am going to try and reply to a few posts so please bear with me. :)

Hi,
I'm from out of town, first time attending Fanime.  I've read the dress code info sheet, and I have some questions regarding the attire for the Black and White ball.

(1) I will be wearing dress pants and dress shoes.  As for the top, is it OK to wear dress shirt and vest (or dress shirt only, rather than suit jacket, because I assume it will be really warm/hot inside)?

(2) Just for clarification, this is not a masquerade ball, right?  That is, we don't have to wear masks?

Thanks.

Klmedia,

Welcome to Fanime and the Black and White Ball.  Dress shirt is fine.  You don't need to have a jacket for the Ball.  It does tend to get a bit warm after a bit of dancing. Also this is not a masquerade ball so you do not need to wear a mask.  I hope that helps.


My friend is planning on cosplay Little Sister from Bioshock.
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l5fgga6QeG1qcbdpmo1_500.jpg

Is this outfit appropriate?  I know there's blood on it, but she is wearing a dress. 

Koella,

Although it is a dress, I do not feel that the Little Sister outfit is appropriate for BWBall.  Please remember that we would still like to keep with a formal and elegant theme.  So I am going to have to say no to the dress due to the blood and overall look of the dress.


Hi there, I really don't think it will be appropriate attire, but I'm gonna ask anyways. My friend's cosplay is a black school uniform from High School of The Dead (minus the blood of course). I'm wondering if that will be good enough to get him in?

Like I said, I don't think its formal but I wanted to ask and make sure so that he will have proper clothes to wear.

RinChan,

Although it is a school uniform, I would have to say that it would not be formal enough.  Now with that said, if you could send a pic to bwball@fanime.com, I would be able to confirm that for you or it may be able to pass for formal attire.  I won't know until I see what it looks like.  But based on the description the answer would be no to the uniform.


I was wondering I know it says its Black and White Ball and formal Cosplay attire. Does this count as formal?.
http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D/Code_Geass_Euphemia_Li_Britannia_costume_ver_01-1-05.jpg  I would be wearing my Euphemia Princess dress cosplay.

Serena 88,

The dress looks fine for the BWBall.  Just remember to keep the dress length to no shorter than 3 inches from the knee. 

just for clarification, since I noticed someone already mention wearing a kimono, are geta allowed?

Last year, depending on who was at the door, we got different answers.

Lady_Hoshi,

Getas are not going to be allowed into BWBall.  Although they can be part of a cosplay, I find that it would be hard to dance in getas and they do not stay on your feet that well which can lead to injuries.  I hope that helps.


OK, I think that is it for now.  If there are any other questions, please feel free to post or send an email my way to bwball@fanime,com.  Thanks.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Antstep on May 11, 2011, 11:35:17 PM
So just to clarify, outfits do not have to be strictly black and white right? I ask this because for one of my cosplays I have a RED suit. Is this okay to wear?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 12, 2011, 08:14:05 AM
So just to clarify, outfits do not have to be strictly black and white right? I ask this because for one of my cosplays I have a RED suit. Is this okay to wear?

Outfits do not have to be black and white.  They just have to fit the dress code criteria. 
http://www.fanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Black_and_White_Ball_2011.pdf

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Konekogami on May 15, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
Are there any rules concerning hoopskirts?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Charis on May 16, 2011, 08:53:31 AM
Are there any rules concerning hoopskirts?

FWIW, I wore one there last year (a four-bone) and didn't have any problems -- though I don't know if the rules have changed this year.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 17, 2011, 01:39:09 AM
Are there any rules concerning hoopskirts?

Hoopskirts are fine as long as the dress does not go above 3 inches from the knee.  Do keep in mind though, that there will be people dancing around you and you yourself will be dancing.  Although hoopskirts are allowed in the BWBall, they tend to be hard to dance in, especially if they are for a long dress.  Just a thought.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: jonesjonesjones1 on May 18, 2011, 12:56:57 AM
Hey!

So for the b&w, my friend and I want to do formal renditions of Ezio and Leonardo(from assassin's creed) since her prom dress is assassin-themed.

I'm her Leonardo and I have a tunic that'll go a bit above my thigh (I'm not sure how much at this point)and I'll have leggings underneath with these nice boots that I own.

Would it be allowed if it were too short even WITH the leggings, that I could wear pants and have that be allowed?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on May 18, 2011, 08:17:21 AM
If you could provide us with a link to a picture of what it would look like that would be helpful in answering your question.

Thank you,
Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kaienlulu on May 19, 2011, 03:50:06 PM
My friend doesn't want to wear heels and she's crossplaying, would these shoes be ok?
http://theshoebuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Vans-Classic-SlipOn-Trainers-1.jpg.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on May 19, 2011, 10:12:40 PM
My friend doesn't want to wear heels and she's crossplaying, would these shoes be ok?
http://theshoebuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Vans-Classic-SlipOn-Trainers-1.jpg.jpg

Sorry but those shoes are not apprioate for the Black and White Ball.

Thank you,
Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: zayaspif on May 21, 2011, 12:03:33 PM
question would a guy get into the ball with a costume like this?
http://popularsymbolism.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/re5-albert-wesker2.jpg

thank you
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kayo on May 21, 2011, 12:49:27 PM
would this be accceptable? http://www.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/File:King(T2)4.jpg
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on May 21, 2011, 10:48:55 PM
would this be accceptable? http://www.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/File:King(T2)4.jpg

I am getting an error message when I try to open the link.

-Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on May 21, 2011, 11:38:40 PM
would this be accceptable? http://www.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/File:King(T2)4.jpg

Kayo,
The link does not work.


question would a guy get into the ball with a costume like this?
http://popularsymbolism.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/re5-albert-wesker2.jpg

thank you

Zayaspif,

Although the outfit looks nice, I am going to say that the outfit does not fall under semi-formal.  Although it is a cosplay, it is not a semi-formal cosplay.  Sorry.

- Jim
BWBall Head 2011
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: preschuttidesigns on May 24, 2011, 02:11:23 PM
Hello! I made this really classy dress and I'm not quite sure if I can get in with it. Even though it is formal, it's shorter in the front and longer in the back and on the sides. Here is a very similar dress, but mine is floor length.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wardrobemag.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/aoso-c2a385.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/the-final-x-factor-fashion-off/&usg=__ikC0D4kDVNv6mysfDtoZmalJT9o=&h=370&w=290&sz=22&hl=en&start=29&sig2=f5rPnqeezOuAYMTqSt4-nQ&zoom=1&tbnid=014QLMoLkq6a1M:&tbnh=150&tbnw=110&ei=mh3cTc0EiqKwA5_e6LQO&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmullet%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1275%26bih%3D816%26tbm%3Disch0%2C842&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=271&sqi=2&page=2&ndsp=31&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:29&tx=77&ty=65&biw=1275&bih=816

It's sheer like that on the bottom too, but over all I believe it to be formal all the same.. I just don't want to have put in all this work and be denied entry -_-

Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: xichisex on May 24, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
Hello! I made this really classy dress and I'm not quite sure if I can get in with it. Even though it is formal, it's shorter in the front and longer in the back and on the sides. Here is a very similar dress, but mine is floor length.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wardrobemag.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/aoso-c2a385.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/the-final-x-factor-fashion-off/&usg=__ikC0D4kDVNv6mysfDtoZmalJT9o=&h=370&w=290&sz=22&hl=en&start=29&sig2=f5rPnqeezOuAYMTqSt4-nQ&zoom=1&tbnid=014QLMoLkq6a1M:&tbnh=150&tbnw=110&ei=mh3cTc0EiqKwA5_e6LQO&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmullet%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1275%26bih%3D816%26tbm%3Disch0%2C842&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=271&sqi=2&page=2&ndsp=31&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:29&tx=77&ty=65&biw=1275&bih=816

It's sheer like that on the bottom too, but over all I believe it to be formal all the same.. I just don't want to have put in all this work and be denied entry -_-


As long as the front of it isn't high than 2" about the knees. Also make sure no one can see through that sheer.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: preschuttidesigns on May 24, 2011, 02:35:49 PM
As long as the front of it isn't high than 2" about the knees. Also make sure no one can see through that sheer.
---

I'll take a picture and post it asap. It's hard to explain lol... edgy and classy at the same time haha... if worst comes to worst I'll just pin the front if they say it's unacceptable lol.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: taiki on May 24, 2011, 05:03:53 PM
Small question.  I can't seem to find my sportcoat, is it absolutely required for the ball or is it optional?  This thread is now some 19 pages long and I'm not even sure what I'd start searching for using the search feature.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: nicoleonlywalks on May 24, 2011, 05:32:35 PM
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05425577000P?prdNo=5

Are these shoes appropriate for the ball?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Naota21t on May 24, 2011, 05:54:10 PM
Small question.  I can't seem to find my sportcoat, is it absolutely required for the ball or is it optional?  This thread is now some 19 pages long and I'm not even sure what I'd start searching for using the search feature.

I don't think that'll deter you from entering. I'm planning on just going in a dress shirt, tie and slacks.

Being a guy is boring clothes-wise sometimes.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: zayaspif on May 24, 2011, 06:58:24 PM
Would this be acceptable? http://i54.tinypic.com/1z5jb4l.png
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on May 24, 2011, 07:34:14 PM
Small question.  I can't seem to find my sportcoat, is it absolutely required for the ball or is it optional?  This thread is now some 19 pages long and I'm not even sure what I'd start searching for using the search feature.

Taiki,

Here is a link to the dress code. http://www.fanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Black_and_White_Ball_2011.pdf

If you still have questions please ask.

-Kevin
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: xichisex on May 24, 2011, 07:46:58 PM
Is this dress acceptable? It is the right length and everything. Just wanted to make sure.
http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/807/552/81/7e_1.JPG
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: taiki on May 24, 2011, 09:08:24 PM
Small question.  I can't seem to find my sportcoat, is it absolutely required for the ball or is it optional?  This thread is now some 19 pages long and I'm not even sure what I'd start searching for using the search feature.

Taiki,

Here is a link to the dress code. http://www.fanime.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Black_and_White_Ball_2011.pdf

If you still have questions please ask.

-Kevin

Err, that doesn't answer if it's required.  If I show up in a long sleeve button up, dress slacks and a tie, will I be turned away because I lack a suit jacket?
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Post by: Okach on May 24, 2011, 09:43:15 PM
No - after all, I had to perform at the ball like that :).
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Post by: tkdteo on May 24, 2011, 10:25:57 PM
I step away from the computer for 1/2 a day and all of a sudden there are so many posts.  Going to try and go through them so bear with me. 

Is this dress acceptable? It is the right length and everything. Just wanted to make sure.
http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/807/552/81/7e_1.JPG

Xichisex, the dress will be appropriate to get you into the ball.

Would this be acceptable? http://i54.tinypic.com/1z5jb4l.png

Zayaspif, The dress is appropriate for the BWBall.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05425577000P?prdNo=5

Are these shoes appropriate for the ball?

Nicoleonlywalks, the shoes are appropriate for the BWBall.

Small question.  I can't seem to find my sportcoat, is it absolutely required for the ball or is it optional?  This thread is now some 19 pages long and I'm not even sure what I'd start searching for using the search feature.

Taiki, the sportcoat is not needed for you to go to the BWBall.  The minimum that you would need would be a long sleeve button up shirt, slacks and nice shoes.  I hope that answers your question.

Hello! I made this really classy dress and I'm not quite sure if I can get in with it. Even though it is formal, it's shorter in the front and longer in the back and on the sides. Here is a very similar dress, but mine is floor length.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wardrobemag.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/aoso-c2a385.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/the-final-x-factor-fashion-off/&usg=__ikC0D4kDVNv6mysfDtoZmalJT9o=&h=370&w=290&sz=22&hl=en&start=29&sig2=f5rPnqeezOuAYMTqSt4-nQ&zoom=1&tbnid=014QLMoLkq6a1M:&tbnh=150&tbnw=110&ei=mh3cTc0EiqKwA5_e6LQO&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmullet%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1275%26bih%3D816%26tbm%3Disch0%2C842&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=271&sqi=2&page=2&ndsp=31&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:29&tx=77&ty=65&biw=1275&bih=816

It's sheer like that on the bottom too, but over all I believe it to be formal all the same.. I just don't want to have put in all this work and be denied entry -_-



Preschuttidesigns, the front of the dress looks a bit high. Basically the solid part of the dress cannot go any higher than 3 inches from your knee.  In looking at the picture, even if you have the sheer part on there, the dress would not be appropriate for the ball.  Now if you were to make some changes a bit and extend the length of the skirt part, it should be fine as long as it fits the criteria of being no shorter than 3 inches from your knees.  I hope that helps.


OK, I think I got everyone. If I didn't please email bwball@fanime.com and I will get to your questions.  Sorry for being so short on the answers today, I have to get last minute things ready for the BWBall.  See you all at FanimeCon and the Black and White Ball!!

- Jim
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Post by: taiki on May 25, 2011, 01:06:01 AM

Taiki, the sportcoat is not needed for you to go to the BWBall.  The minimum that you would need would be a long sleeve button up shirt, slacks and nice shoes.  I hope that answers your question.

- Jim

Thank you!
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Post by: Ryo_Hellsing on May 26, 2011, 02:14:53 AM
As far as Cosplay suits go for males will the suit that Spike Speigel wears from Cowboy Bebop be accetped as formal attire?

Image ref: http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsanime/bebop/cboy03.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on May 26, 2011, 07:56:52 AM
As far as Cosplay suits go for males will the suit that Spike Speigel wears from Cowboy Bebop be accetped as formal attire?

Image ref: http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsanime/bebop/cboy03.jpg

Ryo Hellsing, that should be fine as a cosplay.

- Jim
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Post by: Kayo on May 26, 2011, 09:07:43 PM
ok then how about this the one on the left the suitish wearing king  would that be acceptable ? http://www.tekkenpedia.com/wiki/File:King_-_CG_Art_Images_-_Tekken_2.jpg
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Post by: rani27 on May 28, 2011, 05:12:24 PM
would a dress thats a little tiny bit over 2 inches above my knee be ok?
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Post by: daynahkay on July 08, 2011, 12:23:48 AM
is Synchronicity Len not formal enough?
 http://media.photobucket.com/image/synchronicity%20len/yamimaniac/Len.jpg?o=1

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Post by: tkdteo on July 08, 2011, 02:08:07 AM
is Synchronicity Len not formal enough?
 http://media.photobucket.com/image/synchronicity%20len/yamimaniac/Len.jpg?o=1



I would have to say that the cosplay is not formal enough, mostly due to the shirt that he wears underneath. 

- Jim
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Post by: alvaang on December 12, 2011, 07:03:20 PM
http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=aang&order=9&offset=96#/d4aie3i

would this aang cosplay count as an asian type formal?
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Post by: Rin_chan on December 12, 2011, 11:29:36 PM
Would this dress be acceptable?

http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Apparel/Dresses//Lip+Service+Black+Step+In+Time+Long+Dress-970783.jsp
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Post by: tkdteo on December 13, 2011, 11:06:43 AM
Would this dress be acceptable?

http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Apparel/Dresses//Lip+Service+Black+Step+In+Time+Long+Dress-970783.jsp

Rin_Chan - The dress would be appropriate for the BWBall.

http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=aang&order=9&offset=96#/d4aie3i

would this aang cosplay count as an asian type formal?

Alvaag - The aang cosplay would be formal enough for the BWBall.
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Post by: Makise09 on December 18, 2011, 11:19:53 AM
I'm sorry if this was already answered somewhere else in the thread, but what are the rules for heels? Like not over a certain heel height or the heels can't be the thin pointy kind (in case of stepping on peoples toes or damaging the dance floor)?

Also, would this dress be acceptable?

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/when-the-night-comes-dress
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Post by: le_momo on January 22, 2012, 04:43:36 PM
This year, we are asking that the heel of your shoe has a tip that is no smaller than the size of a nickel for safety reasons.

And as long as the dress is not shorter than 2 inches above the knee, it looks appropriate to me!
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Post by: Ange on January 23, 2012, 10:21:58 PM
Hi,

I was wondering if this outfit would be appropriate for the ball.

http://i.imgur.com/JdTyH.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/JdTyH.jpg)

Or would this outfit be preferable?

http://i.imgur.com/JBZp5.png (http://i.imgur.com/JBZp5.png)

I like the first one (black sailor uniform) better, but if the 2nd one (white long dress) is more suitable, I will go with that one.

Thanks for your time!
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Post by: Wabbit98 on January 23, 2012, 10:33:28 PM
The second one would be preferable.

Question, would you be wearing the wings as well?  I am only concerned that if the floor, and room, is crowded they might get damaged.
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Post by: Ange on January 24, 2012, 08:51:27 AM
The second one would be preferable.

Question, would you be wearing the wings as well?  I am only concerned that if the floor, and room, is crowded they might get damaged.

Thanks! But just in case is the black uniform (the first one) still within the acceptable dress code?

Also, I probably would not wear the wings, since it might be crowded like you said.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on January 24, 2012, 09:44:44 AM
The only concern that we would have about the black one is the skirt length and the shoes.  The skirt length needs to be no more than two inches above the knee (meaning no short skirts or mini-skirts).  That is really the only thing that I could see being as an issue with the black outfit http://i.imgur.com/JdTyH.jpg  Since it is hard to tell from the picture how long the skirt is.

-Kevin
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Post by: Ange on January 24, 2012, 05:24:50 PM
Got it, thanks!
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Post by: Nyanko on January 28, 2012, 11:25:25 PM
Just wanted to know if this year to get into the ball one would have to wear the colors of either black and or white (and follow all the other codes as well). Or if colors are still acceptable, just so i know long enough in advance so as to get or make a black or white gown  :)
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Post by: tkdteo on January 29, 2012, 01:08:54 AM
Just wanted to know if this year to get into the ball one would have to wear the colors of either black and or white (and follow all the other codes as well). Or if colors are still acceptable, just so i know long enough in advance so as to get or make a black or white gown  :)

Cbellsoup,

As always, the Black and White Ball title of the dance refers to the fact that we would like it to be a little more formal than other dances.  However, you do not have to restrict the color of your clothing to just Black and White.  Any color clothing will be fine as long as it follows the dress code guide lines.  Do keep in mind though that you will be dancing with other people so wear bright neon yellow may not be the most easy color on the eyes when you someone is dancing with you. :D  I hope that helps.

- Jim
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Post by: MidnightPrincess94 on January 29, 2012, 09:44:52 AM
would this dres be ok for the BWBall?? or is it too formal?

 (http://kittymagecostumes.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/0311.jpg)
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Post by: Alyxiane on January 29, 2012, 10:35:07 PM
would this dres be ok for the BWBall?? or is it too formal?

*image*
I've seen at least a couple people (including a friend also cosplaying Ciel in a similar dress) in huge ball gowns for Black and White. Do be wary of how big the skirt is however since the room will be quite crowded.
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Post by: amandald98 on January 30, 2012, 11:38:28 AM
I'm a young female, and was wondering if I could wear a black button up formal collored shirt, possibly with a monochrome black/white tie and a pair of black dress slacks?
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Post by: tkdteo on January 30, 2012, 12:51:02 PM
would this dres be ok for the BWBall?? or is it too formal?

*image*

MidnightPrincess94,

The dress will be fine for the Black and White Ball.  But as Alyxiane said, the dance floor can get crowded so be aware that people may accidently step on the dress if it is all the way to the ground.  I have seen other instances where a person's dance partner may step on their dress and/or the person wearing the dress tripped over it.  Just some things to consider.  But the dress looks great for the Black and White Ball.

I'm a young female, and was wondering if I could wear a black button up formal collored shirt, possibly with a monochrome black/white tie and a pair of black dress slacks?

Amandald98,

Crossplay is fine for Black and White Ball as long as you still adhere to the dress code.  A button up shirt, slacks, and shoes that are not sneakers or boots are the bare minimum.  Ties are optional but suggested.  :)  I hope that helps.

- Jim
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Post by: CommandantCat on January 30, 2012, 01:06:34 PM
So, just a double check. I am crossplaying for the Ball, So, my Blazer, overcoat, tie, vest, button down and fancy shoes will all be perfectly acceptable?

c:
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Post by: tkdteo on January 30, 2012, 01:44:49 PM
So, just a double check. I am crossplaying for the Ball, So, my Blazer, overcoat, tie, vest, button down and fancy shoes will all be perfectly acceptable?

c:

C,

Sounds like the outfit looks good.  Just make sure that your fancy shoes are the non-marking kind and it should be good.  Also, pants should be slacks or something besides jeans or leggings.  I didn't see mention of pants or anything so I just thought I would add that in. 

- Jim
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Post by: CommandantCat on January 30, 2012, 01:49:38 PM
I didn't see mention of pants or anything so I just thought I would add that in. 

They are the fanciest of pants. Wonderful slacks. FANCY PANTS. yes.

-CC
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Post by: Navashuryn on February 05, 2012, 11:24:05 AM
I haven't yet decided all that I'll be bringing with me/wearing, but I thought I would check on a few of my options to be 100% certain that they would be acceptable. I have this black dress that I wore to my cousin's wedding a few years ago. I don't have an exact picture of it (that I feel comfortable posting), but I've found a similar dress here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jones-Wear-Dress-Black-Elegant-Evening-Cocktai-l-Dress-Sz-10-Large-Nice-/170776512050?pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item27c312c632#ht_757wt_1037). The only difference is that the neckline is rounded, and there are no sleeves, and it might hit just a little bit higher on the leg (just below the knee, if not mid-calf).

The other option I was considering was my fancy Renaissance dress (http://www.pearsonsrenaissanceshoppe.com/avon-jupon-gown.html) (minus the sleeves, since that can make it unbearably hot). I have a few different chemise/blouse options to wear with it, and might even buy/make a new one, depending on what looks best and such. I haven't decided on shoes for either dress, but I'll make sure they are up to par beforehand. *nods*
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Post by: tkdteo on February 06, 2012, 08:25:31 AM
Navashuryn,

Both dresses look fine to me for the BWBall.  Keep in mind that for dresses, sleeveless is fine the only major concern that we have is that the bottom of the dress does not go higher than 2-3 inches above your knees.  As for shoes, general rule is no tennis shoes and if your are going to wear heals, they cannot be higher than 4 inches and the point of the heel cannot be less than the size of a nickle.  We find that stilletos damage the floor and heels higher than 4 inches may look nice but end up causing more injuries or sore feet by the end of the night.  We do not let anyone on the dance floor without shoes on.  I hope that helps.  Thanks for checking with us. :)

- Jim
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Post by: Navashuryn on March 08, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
Okay, thank you for that input earlier on those dresses. Now, I wanted to check on some possible footwear.  :) Would these boots (http://www.chineselaundry.com/shopallbrands/boots/rumplestilz-brush) be alright? Or would something like this (http://www.famousfootwear.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=15607&pg=5087035) be more preferred (I'm thinking of the outsole for both)? I wanted to get a general idea on what kind of outsoles to avoid when searching for possible footwear, lol. The heel part won't be a problem since I lean more toward comfort anyways.
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Post by: tkdteo on March 08, 2012, 03:05:33 PM
Okay, thank you for that input earlier on those dresses. Now, I wanted to check on some possible footwear.  :) Would these boots (http://www.chineselaundry.com/shopallbrands/boots/rumplestilz-brush) be alright? Or would something like this (http://www.famousfootwear.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=15607&pg=5087035) be more preferred (I'm thinking of the outsole for both)? I wanted to get a general idea on what kind of outsoles to avoid when searching for possible footwear, lol. The heel part won't be a problem since I lean more toward comfort anyways.

The 2nd pair of boots would be a better fit.  Boots are allowed if they are part of a cosplay.  However, the boots cannot contain a rubber sole.  The reason for that is it scuffs up the dance floor that we have and leaves marks.  I would probaby recommend other shoes if you could possible swing it because boots get hot while you are dancing and feet tend to hurt more when dancing in boots.  Just some food for thought in regards to the shoes.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
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Post by: Navashuryn on March 08, 2012, 03:23:40 PM
The 2nd pair of boots would be a better fit.  Boots are allowed if they are part of a cosplay.  However, the boots cannot contain a rubber sole.  The reason for that is it scuffs up the dance floor that we have and leaves marks.  I would probaby recommend other shoes if you could possible swing it because boots get hot while you are dancing and feet tend to hurt more when dancing in boots.  Just some food for thought in regards to the shoes.  I hope that helps.

- Jim

Alrighty. That is exactly what I was wondering; no rubber soles is duly noted, and I will make sure they aren't included in whatever footwear I end up getting. I will definitely keep other kinds of shoes in mind when I actually get somewhere where I can actually shop for them, which will hopefully be soon. Thanks again for the help.  :D
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Post by: neozero497 on March 09, 2012, 04:53:20 AM
Question!

Can we crossplay at the ball? The character wears a really elegant ballgown. I just heard about this and I really want to attend. I'm taking my costume very sincerely and am taking great lengths to be as convincing as possible.

I can't post pics since I'm using my ds but google laura rolla/loran cehack from Turn A Gundam
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Post by: tkdteo on March 09, 2012, 08:09:29 AM
Question!

Can we crossplay at the ball? The character wears a really elegant ballgown. I just heard about this and I really want to attend. I'm taking my costume very sincerely and am taking great lengths to be as convincing as possible.

I can't post pics since I'm using my ds but google laura rolla/loran cehack from Turn A Gundam

Neozero497,

Crossplay is allowed at the BWBall so no worries about that as long as you meet the dress code criteria.  The dress code will be going up soon so keep an eye out for it on either the FanimeCon website or here on the forums.

- Jim
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Post by: neozero497 on March 09, 2012, 04:53:01 PM
Yes! Yeah

I have pics of the dress I'll be wearing if you would like to approve them.

(http://akihabara.cz/data_postavy_img/8679-orig.jpg)
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/File:Loran-design3-turn-a-artbook.jpg
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Post by: tkdteo on March 09, 2012, 05:09:31 PM
Yes! Yeah

I have pics of the dress I'll be wearing if you would like to approve them.

(http://image)
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/File:Loran-design3-turn-a-artbook.jpg

Looks good to me but I just want to make sure, the center is cloth right? Not a midrift?  Just trying to clarify. 
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: neozero497 on March 10, 2012, 04:13:51 AM
It is not a midrift. More like a waist band to hold the bottom up.
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Kell-chan on March 10, 2012, 09:28:30 PM
Hello ~

Quick confirmation question - would this outfit of Ciel's be appropriate? I only ask because the pants are knee-length:

http://baconflavoredcosplay.deviantart.com/gallery/31685120#/d3jyfda (http://baconflavoredcosplay.deviantart.com/gallery/31685120#/d3jyfda)

Thanks in advance!
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Post by: le_momo on March 19, 2012, 11:58:45 AM
Hello ~

Quick confirmation question - would this outfit of Ciel's be appropriate? I only ask because the pants are knee-length:

http://baconflavoredcosplay.deviantart.com/gallery/31685120#/d3jyfda (http://baconflavoredcosplay.deviantart.com/gallery/31685120#/d3jyfda)

Thanks in advance!

Unfortunately, shorts are not a part of the dress code for appropriate attire. If they were long pants, I would say go for it!

- Rebecca
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Post by: xxToki on March 19, 2012, 01:45:59 PM
I recently purchased a dress on eBay that will be about three or four inches above my knees. Would it still be acceptable, or are moderators really strict about skirt length? If I wore leggings underneath, would it then be allowed?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Wabbit98 on March 19, 2012, 01:52:30 PM
I recently purchased a dress on eBay that will be about three or four inches above my knees. Would it still be acceptable, or are moderators really strict about skirt length? If I wore leggings underneath, would it then be allowed?

To xxToki,

Do you have a picture of it?  It would help if you posted a link to what it looks like so we can make a decision right now before the Ball.

Thank you,
Kevin
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Post by: PsychoticDame on April 16, 2012, 04:06:48 PM
Just a question,

I've read over the dress code and just want to be on the safe side. Would these shoes be acceptable? http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/shoes.jpg (http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/shoes.jpg)

Also wanted to make sure my dress is alright. ^^; http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/dress.jpg (http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/dress.jpg)
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Post by: somegirlkatie on April 16, 2012, 05:58:18 PM
I was wondering if this outfit would be acceptable? x3

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/231/9/b/Snow_Queen__by_Evidoes.png
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Post by: tkdteo on April 17, 2012, 12:29:18 AM
Just a question,

I've read over the dress code and just want to be on the safe side. Would these shoes be acceptable? http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/shoes.jpg (http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/shoes.jpg)

Also wanted to make sure my dress is alright. ^^; http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/dress.jpg (http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m608/PsychoticOtaku/dress.jpg)

Hello,

The dress looks fine for BWBall.  The shoes look good.  My only concern is the point on the heel.  If it is smaller than a nickel then it will not be allowed in.  The reason for that is because small pointed heels will cause dents in the dance floor, hurt other people's feet if you accidently step on them, and it may get caught on things too.  So it is more of a safety issue.  But other than that it looks fine.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 17, 2012, 12:31:44 AM
I was wondering if this outfit would be acceptable? x3

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/231/9/b/Snow_Queen__by_Evidoes.png


The outfit looks fine but do keep in mind that you will be dancing around a lot of other people and something that long may get stepped on by other people and the fact that it may be constrictive and not allow you to move as you are dancing.  Those are just my thoughts.  But it should be ok for the BWBall.  I am not sure what shoes you are planning to wear with it, but please remember that there is a dress code for shoes also.  We had a couple of people last year who had great costumes but had to be turned away due to their shoes.

- Jim
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Post by: SerenaDoll on April 17, 2012, 07:36:05 AM
http://www.rivithead.com/catalog/victorian-120.html
i was wondering if these shoes are alright?
If not are flats acceptable?
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: tkdteo on April 17, 2012, 03:45:46 PM
http://www.rivithead.com/catalog/victorian-120.html
i was wondering if these shoes are alright?
If not are flats acceptable?

Serena,

Boots are not part of the dress code and therefore not going to be allowed into the ballroom.  Flats are permitted so those should be fine. 

- Jim
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: Charis on April 17, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
Boots are not part of the dress code and therefore not going to be allowed into the ballroom.  Flats are permitted so those should be fine.
- Jim

In the past, I recall formal boots being allowed -- is that different this year (and if so, why the change)?  (I prefer boots as dress shoes because of the ankle support, so I've a vested interest in the matter.)
Title: Re: Black and White Ball Attire Questions - Post them here
Post by: SerenaDoll on April 17, 2012, 06:05:44 PM
http://www.rivithead.com/catalog/victorian-120.html
i was wondering if these shoes are alright?
If not are flats acceptable?

Serena,

Boots are not part of the dress code and therefore not going to be allowed into the ballroom.  Flats are permitted so those should be fine. 

- Jim


This would be part of cosplay but thank you.  I shall wear my flats then
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 17, 2012, 10:06:03 PM
I am also curious about the lack of boots this year. I was planning on wearing formal boots (knee-high, chocolate brown suede, ruffled top, ribbon lacing, thick heel) for the comfort and for the support, plus, they have a thick enough heel to be allowed. I wore another pair of formal boots last year with no issues, and I tend to find boots extremely comfortable, so why the change?

I was planning on wearing these (http://i39.tinypic.com/15hznt0.jpg) boots with a knee-length dress (that I have worn for the past two years and is perfectly formal and within the dress code), if that makes a difference.


I guess I'll have to go find another pair of shoes, then!
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Post by: MidnightPrincess94 on April 17, 2012, 10:09:13 PM
wat if the boots are hidden under our dress? is tht ok? cuz other thn tht i have no shoes... :-[
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Post by: RitsuHime on April 17, 2012, 10:45:09 PM
I am also curious about the lack of boots this year. I was planning on wearing formal boots (knee-high, chocolate brown suede, ruffled top, ribbon lacing, thick heel) for the comfort and for the support, plus, they have a thick enough heel to be allowed. I wore another pair of formal boots last year with no issues, and I tend to find boots extremely comfortable, so why the change?

I was planning on wearing these (http://i39.tinypic.com/15hznt0.jpg) boots with a knee-length dress (that I have worn for the past two years and is perfectly formal and within the dress code), if that makes a difference.


I guess I'll have to go find another pair of shoes, then!

Do you mind if I ask where you got those boots?
I really like the way they look.  : )
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 17, 2012, 11:05:58 PM
The originals are from Liz Lisa, a Japanese gyaru brand, but I got cheap knock-offs (that are still really nice quality for only being ~$25) on Taobao a while back. I'm sure you can still find plenty of them there. I'd give you the link to the exact shop, but I don't remember it, haha.
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Post by: RitsuHime on April 17, 2012, 11:40:56 PM
The originals are from Liz Lisa, a Japanese gyaru brand, but I got cheap knock-offs (that are still really nice quality for only being ~$25) on Taobao a while back. I'm sure you can still find plenty of them there. I'd give you the link to the exact shop, but I don't remember it, haha.

Thanks for answering, I'll just have to scout on Taobao then. :)
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Post by: tkdteo on April 18, 2012, 11:19:12 AM
Hi everyone,

Ok I am going to have to clarify on a comment I made earlier, I apologize about the confusion.  In regards to the boots, if they are part of a cosplay then they will be allowed in, however, the heel on the boot still cannot come to a point smaller than the size of a nickel and the bottom of the boot cannot be rubber soled.  If the boot is not part of a cosplay, it will not be allowed into the ballroom.

My earlier comment was partly due to me not checking if the boot was part of a cosplay or not.  The concerns that I have with boots are that they are hard to dance in if you plan to dance for an extended amount of time and they can cause painful accidents if you step on someone toes (yes it hurts regardless if you have boots on also :P).  If you do decide to wear boots underneath your dress and they are covered up, they still will be checked.  Again, if it is part of a cosplay then it will be fine, if it is not, then it will not be allowed in.

I hope that clarifies things up a bit.  Thanks for the questions and see you guys at the Ball.

- Jim
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Post by: ININ on April 20, 2012, 02:19:30 PM
tkdteo, I want to follow up on your boots for cosplay.  I cosplayed Allen Walker and I was allowed in wearing my boots.  Obviously some D. Gray Man cosplayers wear boots with rubber soles (and it's a good B&W cosplay).  Boots and all footwear with rubber soles are not allowed whether we cosplay or dress semi-formal or formal?

I may be making the no rubber sole rule complicated.  I'm concern others who wear dress shoes thinking, "I'm wearing dress shoes so I'm okay" and not worry about their dress shoes with rubber soles.  All my dress shoes have rubber soles.  Thanks for reading.
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Post by: Okach on April 20, 2012, 02:53:07 PM
We're concerned mainly with the shoes marking up the dance floor, so here's a simple test - find a sidewalk and scrape the soles of your shoes on it. If you see the pavement marked up, don't wear those to the ball.
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on April 21, 2012, 04:55:27 PM
So, just to clarify --

If I wore the shoes I posted above with this (http://i39.tinypic.com/104g5y8.jpg) dress, I wouldn't be allowed in, but if I wore a cosplay with the same shoes, it would be fine? I don't quite understand the logic there (it seems like if boots are allowed, boots should be allowed whether as a part of a cosplay or not, but I realize that you guys have your reasons), but I think I'll be able to work around it. I'll just have an excuse to go shoe-shopping, haha~
I was still hoping for boots for the comfort and support of them, but oh well, I can always get something else. (It's not like I don't own a lot of shoes that are formal enough -- almost all my shoes are, they just all happen to be boots or have too high and/or too pointy of heels for the Ball)
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Post by: Vasyenka on April 21, 2012, 06:12:25 PM
I have a question regarding make up!

My dance partner and I will will be in formal attire (myself in a dress adhering to the rules, and my partner in a suit regarding same rules), but! She will have fake tears of blood on her face. It won't be anything majorly gory, just a drop or two from each eye. There will be nothing zombie-esque or imitating decayed flesh, just strictly the blood trickle from the eyes. Will this be acceptable, or are there certain restrictions regarding make up as well? This is a part of her cosplay, mind you~ ^^

Also, will eye masks be accepted? They won't be blocking vision, but they're formal none the less~

Thanks!
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Post by: Okach on April 21, 2012, 10:07:37 PM
Makeup and or masks are fine.  Just be sure to reassure any kids if you are scaring them :).

@Nina - I believe the motivation for banning them this year was that last year we had a few unpleasant foot stomps by people wearing similar types of boots to yours.  We advocate primarily dance shoes and the like for the reason that in case someone stumbles onto you, the chance of injury is lessened.  We'll need to clarify that further since the dress code shows that dress boots are allowed.  We'll keep you posted. 
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Post by: ININ on April 23, 2012, 10:23:45 AM
@Okach, definitely please clarify the dress code regarding boots.  It's going to affect some cosplayers.  I know a few cosplayers who wears boots, and their cosplays look great wearing them to the B&W ball.  I follow the rules =)

Moreover, I believe you rubber sole shoes can mark up the dance floor.  I avoid pivoting lol ;) Seriously, what if my shoes or boots pass the simple test and B&W staff says I can't enter the ball when they inspect my footwear?
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Post by: Lady_Hoshi on April 23, 2012, 11:19:36 AM
was wondering if the front of this dress is ok?

http://amaryllisrose.tumblr.com/post/5705541955/purelovelys-dress-umm-hopefully-it-isnt-too
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Post by: Wabbit98 on April 24, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
was wondering if the front of this dress is ok?

http://amaryllisrose.tumblr.com/post/5705541955/purelovelys-dress-umm-hopefully-it-isnt-too

Lady_Hoshi,

Your dress looks fine.  Hope to see you at the Ball.

-Kevin
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Post by: bluebomber on April 25, 2012, 02:56:11 AM
What is the policy on people dressed as Nazis? Are they going to be allowed in again?
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Post by: MidnightPrincess94 on April 25, 2012, 07:57:39 PM
HOLY COW!!!!!!! there was nazis last year??!! O.O not good for us hetalians...eh?
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Post by: le_momo on April 30, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
What is the policy on people dressed as Nazis? Are they going to be allowed in again?

From my recollection of last year, the person who you described was in a cosplay. I checked Fanime's costume policy and the only thing I see as being banned is a realistic depiction of any American Military uniform, but nothing relating to military uniforms of other countries and time periods. As the uniform was a formal cosplay, they were allowed in to the Ball, as is everyone who wears a formal cosplay. I also checked other California convention cosplay policies and found no such similar policy on banning any costumes that some may find offensive.

I do hope that this answers your question.

- Rebecca
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Post by: Vasyenka on April 30, 2012, 05:14:20 PM
Makeup and or masks are fine.  Just be sure to reassure any kids if you are scaring them :).
Awesome, thank you! <3
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Post by: Okach on May 01, 2012, 12:02:47 AM
The word on boots:  Boots worn as part of a formal cosplay will be allowed in, boots otherwise will not.  This lessens the potential for stomp injuries while acknowledging the effort involved in creating a formal cosplay.  To make it easier for the door folks and Ball staffers to let you in, please have a picture of the character that you are cosplaying handy.
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Post by: ININ on May 01, 2012, 12:23:36 PM
Okach, thanks for the confirmation XD  My friends are happy they can proceed in their planned B&W cosplays.
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Post by: LakuriSyaoran~ on May 04, 2012, 12:25:07 AM
I have a question regarding which of my 2 fancier cosplays for Fanime would be preferred that I wear if I decide to attend the b&w ball

Option 1: Sakura, Dragon Queen Version
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/DSCN0943.jpg
(ref since it is not quit complete: ) http://new.cosplaylab.com/lab/4422-209393.jpg  (I wouldn't wear the cloak to the ball)

Option 2: Princess Mi Amore Cadenza
 http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/LakuriSyaoran/jggddtdtr.jpg
And all I'm doing to this is making a short veil on the back of my head, then have ears, horn and wings (since shes an alicorn)

-Draw back on both dresses is they both have trains, which I could pin up.
-Sakura: the top back of my dress is a little open but that generally changes on how well its laced up I don't know if that takes away from the formality or not.
-Cadence: Dress touches the floor on all sides.
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Post by: clarapark96 on May 04, 2012, 01:24:20 AM
Will crossplaying be allowed? I plan on crossplaying as Allen Walker in his usual white button down shirt, brown vest, black slacks and dressy shoes.
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Post by: Okach on May 04, 2012, 01:43:29 AM
@Lakuri - both options look fine, though I'll defer to Jim's opinion if he posts :).

@clara - Crossplay is fine. 
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 05, 2012, 01:38:02 PM
Thanks for clarifying that boot question!



Since I can't wear my brown boots, are these shoes (http://i47.tinypic.com/ok4k76.jpg) okay? (Mine are white pleather instead of red polka-dotted fabric, but this is the only pic I can find of the exact style from this brand.) The heel is the size of a nickel and ~3" in height, and the sole is non-marking.

If these work, I might not have to go show shopping after all!

Thanks~
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Post by: dango-chan on May 05, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
Excuse me, I was wondering if this dress would be appropriate for the Black And White Ball if I were to put my hair up, wear a shawl, and wear formal jewelry?

(http://i49.tinypic.com/14jvvkl.png)
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Post by: le_momo on May 05, 2012, 06:51:50 PM
@ Nina Star 9
Those shoes look great to me! ^^


@ dango-chan
I'm not too sure about the length of the dress. But if it's longer than 2 inches above the knee, you should be fine.
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 05, 2012, 07:09:50 PM
Perfect! Thank you.


As for dango-chan's dress, the website is putting it at ~34" long, which should be fine on anyone of average height, but I wouldn't know for sure, since their measurements might be off and dang-chan might be tall. From what I know of Bodyline's clothes and how it looks proportionally, it is meant to be a "knee-length dress," but again, it depends on the wearer's height and how it was actually sewn. So if she doesn't get back about how long it actually is. I'd estimate the length to be right about where it needs to be.

Lots of people wear lolita (including myself, haha, typically hime-styled) and lolita-esque dresses (which is what that is ...it wouldn't be terrible without that choker and if it had nicer/less Christmasy lace, actually...the design itself is kind of a cute idea for a low-waisted dress, but I digress) to the ball, so I don't think you should worry too much, dango-chan!
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Post by: Somebody on May 05, 2012, 10:54:41 PM
Perhaps I've missed this somewhere, so please pardon me if this is a repeat!
For ladies to wear slacks and a dress shirt, must they be crossplaying? My ballroom shoes would be awful with a dress or skirt, to which neither I have anything really dressy enough at this point in time...
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Post by: le_momo on May 05, 2012, 11:23:12 PM
As long as you are appropriate in the dress code with your slacks and dress shirt, I don't feel like you must be in crossplay. :)
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Post by: Ciello on May 07, 2012, 09:37:32 PM
Hello, not an attire question but I can't find anywhere the time cut off for the BW Ball. It starts ay 6pm and goes on until when? If someone knows I'd so so appreciate know. :3
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Post by: le_momo on May 07, 2012, 09:52:02 PM
Hello, not an attire question but I can't find anywhere the time cut off for the BW Ball. It starts ay 6pm and goes on until when? If someone knows I'd so so appreciate know. :3

Midnight or thereabouts. ^^
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Post by: VoidKnight on May 08, 2012, 10:16:57 AM
I will be wearing something like this, I hope it is alright. Prince Lucanor Giovanni (http://i.imgur.com/QlYPJ.jpg)
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Post by: le_momo on May 08, 2012, 01:14:00 PM
I will be wearing something like this, I hope it is alright. Prince Lucanor Giovanni (http://i.imgur.com/QlYPJ.jpg)

Looks great to me! Just make sure that your boots(?) don't leave scuff marks. :)
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Post by: VoidKnight on May 08, 2012, 01:53:04 PM
I will be wearing something like this, I hope it is alright. Prince Lucanor Giovanni (http://i.imgur.com/QlYPJ.jpg)

Looks great to me! Just make sure that your boots(?) don't leave scuff marks. :)

Thanks. I have actually not decided what sort of shoes or boots I will be wearing. This will be my first time attending the BWBall. Do you have any suggestions that would fit with the overall feel of this costume? The character isn't very well known so I could probably get away with not strictly following his outfit.
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Post by: le_momo on May 08, 2012, 05:22:02 PM
I will be wearing something like this, I hope it is alright. Prince Lucanor Giovanni (http://i.imgur.com/QlYPJ.jpg)

Looks great to me! Just make sure that your boots(?) don't leave scuff marks. :)

Thanks. I have actually not decided what sort of shoes or boots I will be wearing. This will be my first time attending the BWBall. Do you have any suggestions that would fit with the overall feel of this costume? The character isn't very well known so I could probably get away with not strictly following his outfit.

Personally, dress or ballroom shoes or dress boots would look perfectly suitable to me. As for the dress code about shoes, if you have any leather or suede soled shoes, those are preferred. Brown or black seem to fit with the costume you plan on wearing, so if you're planning on buying shoes (or digging through your closet), that will probably make it a bit easier to find something. :)
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Post by: VoidKnight on May 08, 2012, 07:01:42 PM
Thanks for the advice, I shall begin my search  :D
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Post by: clarapark96 on May 12, 2012, 04:17:11 PM
I have another question: can I wear platform wedge leather boots? They come up to my knees and they're about 4 inches high. I tried walking around in SF in them, and they're really stable and comfortable.
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Post by: Wabbit98 on May 12, 2012, 09:51:14 PM
To clarapark96,

Is it possible to post a link or picture of what they look like?
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Post by: BonjourHoney on May 16, 2012, 12:14:39 AM
Would this cosplay be appropriate ?

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm98/kaiyukaiyu/Masquerade%20Ref%20Pics/tumblr_lnu6jddzlH1ql8bsho1_500.jpg

Thanks!
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Post by: le_momo on May 16, 2012, 08:11:36 AM
Would this cosplay be appropriate ?

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm98/kaiyukaiyu/Masquerade%20Ref%20Pics/tumblr_lnu6jddzlH1ql8bsho1_500.jpg

Thanks!

If there are long dress pants (which I'm already pretty sure there are, though I just can't tell from that picture) and dress shoes involved that fit within the dress code, that looks perfect! :)
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Post by: BonjourHoney on May 16, 2012, 10:14:00 PM
Ah, excellent. Merci. :)
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Post by: forbidden86 on May 18, 2012, 02:44:27 AM
Ok I have a question and its the question thats been bugging my date for weeks because of what happened at last years ball to one of her friends.

Opened toed shoes? Are they forbidden or not?
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Post by: tkdteo on May 18, 2012, 08:01:37 AM
Ok I have a question and its the question thats been bugging my date for weeks because of what happened at last years ball to one of her friends.

Opened toed shoes? Are they forbidden or not?

Open toed shoes are fine as long as they are formal and they adhere to the heel rule.  Which is that the heel can be no higher than 4 inches and the point of the heel cannot be smaller than the size of a nickel.  Sandles, flip flops, Birkenstock, crocks, etc are not allowed in at BWBall and shoes must be worn at all times during the dance.  It would help if your date could send in a picture of her shoes and I can give you a more definite answer.  I hope that helps.

- Jim
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Post by: Okach on May 18, 2012, 03:51:29 PM
I have another question: can I wear platform wedge leather boots? They come up to my knees and they're about 4 inches high. I tried walking around in SF in them, and they're really stable and comfortable.

Boots are prohibited unless they're part of a formal cosplay, mainly due to stomp injuries last year.  We should probably update the dress code to reflect that, Jim, as well as request people to bring pictures of the characters they are cosplaying.
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Post by: xichisex on May 18, 2012, 08:01:17 PM
My boyfriend has all black shiny tennis shoes which can appear like formal wear shoes. Would they be okay? And his pants are long black pants which I have hemmed for him to go to about heel length, so his shoes will only really have the tip exposed. His laces and whatever the flap is called won't be showing. And his shoes are more low rise compared to these.

http://www.geeksneakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/nike-dunk-high-supreme-qk-octagon-pack2.jpg
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Post by: Okach on May 18, 2012, 11:03:14 PM
No, unfortunately.  We had an issue with people hiding inappropriate shoes/going barefoot under concealing hems, so we will be doing whole shoe checks this year.  That means the shoes won't pass muster because of the style.   
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Post by: sake-nya on May 19, 2012, 05:14:17 PM
If I were to wear a dress similar to this style: http://i.imgur.com/gHGuq.jpg (sheer dress but shorter dress underneath), and the inner dress was obviously higher than 2" above the knees, would I be able to pass or would I need something like tights? Or would the dress just not fly at all?
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Post by: nicoleonlywalks on May 19, 2012, 09:53:33 PM
Hi! I was wondering if these shoes would be appropriate for the ball.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=43546025
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Post by: clarapark96 on May 20, 2012, 01:22:57 AM
To clarapark96,

Is it possible to post a link or picture of what they look like?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BROWN-KNEE-HIGH-PLATFORM-WEDGE-STRETCH-BOOTS-/190675881148?pt=US_Women_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item2c652b0cbc
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Post by: tkdteo on May 20, 2012, 01:30:39 AM
My boyfriend has all black shiny tennis shoes which can appear like formal wear shoes. Would they be okay? And his pants are long black pants which I have hemmed for him to go to about heel length, so his shoes will only really have the tip exposed. His laces and whatever the flap is called won't be showing. And his shoes are more low rise compared to these.

http://www.geeksneakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/nike-dunk-high-supreme-qk-octagon-pack2.jpg

Xichisex,

As Okach has mentioned, dress code checks will be done in full this year at the ball and sneakers of any kind will not be allowed into the ball. I understand that the shoe may not be visible and it may be dark where no one notices but to keep with the formal theme, we will ask that anyone who has tennis shoes to please have a pair of dress shoes that they can change into.

- Jim
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Post by: tkdteo on May 20, 2012, 01:35:52 AM
If I were to wear a dress similar to this style: http://i.imgur.com/gHGuq.jpg (sheer dress but shorter dress underneath), and the inner dress was obviously higher than 2" above the knees, would I be able to pass or would I need something like tights? Or would the dress just not fly at all?

Sake-nya,

The solid part of the dress is the part of the dress that we are concerned with.  That part of the dress should not go higher than 2-3 inches above the knee.  As for the idea of tights underneath that takes away from the elegance of the dress code.  So my suggestion would be to have the dress lengthen or have a different type of dress.  If we were to let the sheer part of the dress pass, that means other people who may have a dress that is shorter than the one you have pictured, could just add a sheer piece of cloth to lengthen the dress and that does not work. 

- Jim
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Post by: tkdteo on May 20, 2012, 01:37:45 AM
To clarapark96,

Is it possible to post a link or picture of what they look like?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BROWN-KNEE-HIGH-PLATFORM-WEDGE-STRETCH-BOOTS-/190675881148?pt=US_Women_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item2c652b0cbc

The boots would only work if they were part of a cosplay. My concern is that the soles of the feet would mark up the dance floor and although they may be comfy to walk around, they may not be the best shoes to dance in. 

- Jim
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 20, 2012, 09:23:28 AM
With that dress with the sheer part, what if she wore a longer black slip underneath the lining? You wouldn't be able to tell the difference through the chiffon, and it would be long enough.

It's just an idea, certainly if she has her heart set on that dress. :)
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Post by: le_momo on May 20, 2012, 10:49:37 AM
Hi! I was wondering if these shoes would be appropriate for the ball.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=43546025

I'm slightly concerned not knowing if the bottom of the shoe will make marks on the floor or not as well as not knowing the height of the heel (or width, for that matter, of the heel). But if they don't make marks and are under our height restriction, I would have to say those look like they work to me! If Jim says otherwise, take his word over mine, though. ^^

- Rebecca
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Post by: Okach on May 20, 2012, 10:53:26 AM
@nicoleonlywalks

As long as the width of the heel contacting the ground (since I can't really tell from the picture) is at least that of the diameter of a nickel, that can pass.

@sake-ya

Try wearing an opaque slip under the short dress that brings you into compliance with the length specified by the dress code.
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Post by: kookiekween99 on May 20, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
Are Mary Janes considered "formal"?

Also, how do I test if my shoes make marks or not? I'm pretty sure they don't, but I'd like to be absolutely sure because I don't have any backup shoes and I really don't want to get kicked out...
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Post by: Okach on May 20, 2012, 10:58:30 AM
@kookiekween99

Mary Janes should be fine as long as it's leather and the heels are around 4 inches or less.  To test for marks, wear your shoes and go find some light colored pavement (i.e. sidewalk) and press down on your heel and scrape. 
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Post by: clarapark96 on May 20, 2012, 12:32:56 PM
To clarapark96,

Is it possible to post a link or picture of what they look like?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BROWN-KNEE-HIGH-PLATFORM-WEDGE-STRETCH-BOOTS-/190675881148?pt=US_Women_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item2c652b0cbc

The boots would only work if they were part of a cosplay. My concern is that the soles of the feet would mark up the dance floor and although they may be comfy to walk around, they may not be the best shoes to dance in. 

- Jim

They are part of my cosplay! Thank you so much!
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Post by: Okach on May 20, 2012, 03:43:49 PM
Please test them for marking and plan accordingly.
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Post by: ZombieShoe on May 20, 2012, 10:59:46 PM
Would this be an acceptable cosplay costume to wear during the Ball?
http://moe.animecharactersdatabase.com/images/2371/Shizuo_Heiwajima.png
I wont use the glasses or any props of course.
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Post by: tkdteo on May 21, 2012, 12:12:14 AM
Would this be an acceptable cosplay costume to wear during the Ball?
http://moe.animecharactersdatabase.com/images/2371/Shizuo_Heiwajima.png
I wont use the glasses or any props of course.

That will be fine.

- Jim
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Post by: MrSaxobeat on May 21, 2012, 05:16:24 PM
Is this cosplay okay for the ball?
He wears a dress shirt and tie under the coat.

http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/vol4omake/romania1.jpg
http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23800000/Official-Romania-Character-hetalia-23888761-800-469.jpg

I already scraped my boots on a sidewalk and they do not make a mark.  :)
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Post by: Okach on May 21, 2012, 06:54:25 PM
You're good.  Bring along a pic to show the door folk to make it easier for you to walk in.
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Post by: Andy on May 22, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
Recently got a terrible haircut. Any chance I wear a cap to the event, everything else formal?
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Post by: xichisex on May 22, 2012, 10:13:51 AM
Recently got a terrible haircut. Any chance I wear a cap to the event, everything else formal?
I doubt a cap like a baseball cap would be allowed. Look for a top hat or bowler hat. If it goes with a cosplay probably a fancy, not cheap fabric newspaper boy hat.

No wig?
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Post by: Andy on May 22, 2012, 02:06:26 PM
Recently got a terrible haircut. Any chance I wear a cap to the event, everything else formal?
I doubt a cap like a baseball cap would be allowed. Look for a top hat or bowler hat. If it goes with a cosplay probably a fancy, not cheap fabric newspaper boy hat.

No wig?

It's a terrible haircut. I don't have any bowler hats or top hats, just New Eras =\. Maybe it can be an exception? Wig is out of the question lol.
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Post by: xichisex on May 22, 2012, 02:17:07 PM
The event wont be until Sunday and there will be two wig sellers at the convention as well as gothic lolita vendors. Someone should have something to help you. If they made an exception for you I'd be unfair to others.
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Post by: Andy on May 22, 2012, 02:39:37 PM
The event wont be until Sunday and there will be two wig sellers at the convention as well as gothic lolita vendors. Someone should have something to help you. If they made an exception for you I'd be unfair to others.

Other people didn't get a terrible haircut though lol. Hopefully I'll be able to wear a cap, since I don't particularly want to pay a lot for a wig I'll use one time. Thanks for the input however, I appreciate it.
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Post by: kookiekween99 on May 22, 2012, 04:47:44 PM
Boyfriend wanted me to check his shoes. He says they're similar to these: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brahma-Men-s-Bravo-Boots-Wide-Width/13060717
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Post by: Okach on May 22, 2012, 04:57:49 PM
Boots are no go unless they're part of a cosplay, sorry. :(   If they are, bring a picture of the character being cosplayed so it'll make it easier to usher you guys in. 

Baseball caps are no go either unless you're pulling off a formal Terry Bogard or sports cosplay.
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Post by: Cloud on May 22, 2012, 05:14:33 PM
Will you send people away if the bottom of their heels are slightly smaller than a nickel?
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Post by: kookiekween99 on May 22, 2012, 05:16:21 PM
Boots are no go unless they're part of a cosplay, sorry. :(   If they are, bring a picture of the character being cosplayed so it'll make it easier to usher you guys in. 

Not a cosplay. I think he's going shoe shopping tomorrow...
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Post by: Okach on May 22, 2012, 05:18:17 PM
Target is your friend :).
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Post by: Cloud on May 22, 2012, 05:36:31 PM
My shoes look similar to this except mine have a full back instead of just a strap.
http://www.naturalizer.com/en-US/Product/EC0204005-3010301/Naturalizer/Black+Satin+Fabric/Kadie.aspx
The bottom of the heel is a little bit smaller than the size of a nickel. If that's the only thing that goes against the dress code, would you allow me to enter?
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Post by: Andy on May 22, 2012, 07:31:36 PM
Boots are no go unless they're part of a cosplay, sorry. :(   If they are, bring a picture of the character being cosplayed so it'll make it easier to usher you guys in. 

Baseball caps are no go either unless you're pulling off a formal Terry Bogard or sports cosplay.

How would a formal Terry Bogard cosplay look like? A sports cosplay?
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Post by: Okach on May 22, 2012, 09:06:11 PM
@Cloud - Yes, there is a good chance that you can get turned away.  We tried an appeals process last year at the door and it was a nightmare to keep consistent.  This year we are streamlining the checks for the monitors and doing straight gos/no gos.

@Andy - formal Terry Bogard - Red dress vest, white long sleeved dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, blue dress slacks and red dress shoes.  The red ball cap can then be worn.  You can try the red sneakers, but red dress shoes will definitely get you in the door.

formal baseball player - Cap, long sleeved dress shirt with team logos, striped/solid dress pants depending on the color scheme of the uniform, dress shoes in the color.
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Post by: Andy on May 22, 2012, 09:47:57 PM
@Cloud - Yes, there is a good chance that you can get turned away.  We tried an appeals process last year at the door and it was a nightmare to keep consistent.  This year we are streamlining the checks for the monitors and doing straight gos/no gos.

@Andy - formal Terry Bogard - Red dress vest, white long sleeved dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, blue dress slacks and red dress shoes.  The red ball cap can then be worn.  You can try the red sneakers, but red dress shoes will definitely get you in the door.

formal baseball player - Cap, long sleeved dress shirt with team logos, striped/solid dress pants depending on the color scheme of the uniform, dress shoes in the color.

Would an Oakland Athletics Tie count as a team logo? Everything else is good, I can coordinate the color scheme just fine.
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Post by: Okach on May 23, 2012, 01:50:52 AM
Tie should be fine- bring a pic of whatever uni you're cosplaying to reduce the confusion.
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Post by: kohana ichibana on May 23, 2012, 07:27:12 AM
http://ibekorra.tumblr.com/post/23544760755/hey-guys-sorry-about-the-lack-of-updates-im

would this be alright? The dress has a diagonal opening. I can try to stitch this up if it's not alright or wear another dress.
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Post by: tkdteo on May 23, 2012, 10:49:34 AM
http://ibekorra.tumblr.com/post/23544760755/hey-guys-sorry-about-the-lack-of-updates-im

would this be alright? The dress has a diagonal opening. I can try to stitch this up if it's not alright or wear another dress.

Dress should be fine as long as the slit starts no higher than 3 inches from the knee.  I do recommend that you may want to take the bottom of the dress up a bit.  You may trip on the dress during a dance or someone can step on it too.  So please keep that in mind. 

- Jim
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Post by: Ange on May 23, 2012, 01:18:06 PM
If I have a cosplay with a short skirt, will I be allowed in if I am wearing tights underneath? (Black tights)
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Post by: le_momo on May 23, 2012, 02:30:36 PM
If I have a cosplay with a short skirt, will I be allowed in if I am wearing tights underneath? (Black tights)

Cosplay or not, all skirts and dresses cannot be shorter than 2 inches above the knee. If you would like to see specifics as to what will fit within the dress code, please take a look at the Black & White Ball page on the Fanime website. :)