By Jeffrey Epstein
A ghoulish delight or a Jedi knight, a princess fair or a Country Bear… Mousequerade returns to D23 Expo 2017, and D23 invites fans to design their own Disney-inspired costumes for this incomparable competition. Past contests have showcased unparalleled creativity and innovation, and this year the event will be held in the 3,600-seat Expo Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center, where dozens of finalists will strut their stuff for a panel of expert judges.
At this one-of-a-kind event, taking place Friday, July 14, 15 participants in each of the following five categories will dazzle the crowd with the original costume designs they have brought to life:
- Once Upon a Costume: Let the most beloved stories—from the lands of make believe and fantasy—inspire your transformation into a beloved Disney character.
- Worlds of Adventure: Ahoy, and may the force be with you! From buccaneers to galaxy royalty, these costumes rock the worlds of Disney adventure.
- Heroes & Villains: Good vs. Evil… Light Side vs. Dark Side… Superhero vs. Super villain… Bring these classic struggles to life with imagination and ingenuity. Solo contestants or duos are welcome to compete.
- Inspired by Disney: From attractions to animation, theme parks to cruise ships, architecture to live-action films, we challenge contestants to bring the unique creativity of Disney to life.
- Casts of Characters: Entire groups of Disney characters are brought to life with up to eight of your friends or family members playing their favorite parts.
The winners of each Mousequerade category will receive a trophy and the winner of Best in Show will receive $2,300 cash.
Anyone interested in participating must visit d23expo.com/mousequerade on or after February 6, 2017 to complete an entry form and find out more about how to enter. The closing date for entry is March 31, 2017. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and originality, quality and craftsmanship of costume, and relationship of costume to the contest theme.
Finalists will receive one (1) complimentary ticket (and one (1) for a guest) to attend D23 Expo 2017. Contestants do not need to be members of D23 to enter either contest.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to persons who are, as of entry, eighteen (18) years of age or older or the age of majority in your state of primary residence whichever is older, and legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. Limit three (3) Entries per person/Team. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM PT on 3/31/17. Click here for Official Rules and full details on how to enter, judging and prize limitations. All travel, accommodations and other expenses associated with Finalists attending the Live Contest at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA on 7/14/17 are not included.