New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention
January 16-19, 2015


The Masquerade is a costume contest and display of creativity by your fellow convention members. Entrants may dress as anything interesting and fun so long as they can motor themselves across the stage and back. You'll find a variety of BEMs (Bug Eyed Monsters!), Transformers, faeries, royals, dragons, cosplayers (anime-inspired costumes), movie and TV characters, and just plain silly people in costume. This is a judged event and is a highlight of Arisia. If you're not competing, come cheer on your fellow fen. All entries are judged in three separate categories (Novice, Journeyman, and Craftsman/ Master) to give everyone a fair chance.

Following in the new Arisia tradition, the Masquerade will once again be Sunday evening with rehearsals scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.


Masquerade Signup

The Arisia 2015 Masquerade Registration Online Form is now closed, so please stop at the Masquerade Registration Table to sign up for the Masquerade. The Registration table will be open Friday 4pm to 9pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Registered entries may change their information until Masquerade Check-In closes at Noon on Sunday January 18th. All entrants must check-in prior to their rehearsal slot.

Arisia uses the skill division set up by the International Costumers' Guild. If you are unsure what division you should register and compete in please contact the Masquerade Director (


Halftime Entertainment

After the costume presentations are done, and while our esteemed judges are off determining the awards for the evening, we don't want you to go away!