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Dress Code Update: Hoop Skirts

Hoop skirtsAfter working with the Hall of Springs this weekend on our table design and floor plan, we’ve decided to make a small amendment to our dress code. Please refrain from wearing hoop skirts as part of your undergarments at the event. We’ve decided that while very pretty, hoop skirts will take up far too much space at the tables and infringe on your table-mate’s space. It’s our goal to make sure that every guest has a fantastic evening, and we’re sure that you’ll look fabulous even without this item.

What qualifies as a hoop skirt? Any rigid slip that gives your dress a large bell-like form. You are more than welcome to wear petticoats to give your outfit some extra poof, but anything that makes your skirt stiffly create a shape is likely going to infringe on other guest’s space at the table.

Guests who arrive wearing hoop skirts will be asked to return to their hotel to remove them before being let into the Ball. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Luna’s Style Guide: The Dress Code

Luna here, with some tips about following our dress code!Greetings from the Moon Kingdom! Luna here, with a dress code style guide for those who will be attending our first ever terrestrial gala! Properly dressing for the occasion is a must, and I’m here to clear up any confusion about what our “black tie” dress code really means. There’s a good chance that your head is already full to the brim with ideas for what you’ll be wearing, and this is certainly the night to show off your creativity in the formal clothing of your choice! Let’s go over our standards of dress to make sure everyone has a beautiful evening.

Gowns

Slim fitting and elegant!Those of you looking to showcase a gorgeous gown are quite in luck—this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Full and beautiful!Dresses can range from ankle-length full ball gowns to elegant cocktail dresses. Keep it slim-fitting and sultry or full and glamorous! As for accessories, break out your sparkliest jewelry, or perhaps your long gloves, and of course a mask that matches your gorgeous ensemble. Evening shoes are a must, but do make sure you can dance in them. You can’t have much fun if your feet are hurting!

UPDATE: Please refrain from wearing hoop skirts to the event.

Tuxedos

A perfect example of black tie!Men’s wear should be quite elegant as well. Take a tip from the Prince of Earth: you can’t go wrong in a dashing black tuxedo, and that should be the lowest standard of dress you attempt for the evening. A dinner jacket is required, as is a tie or bow-tie (black or white), cummerbund or vest, and formal shoes that are brightly shined for the occasion. Accessorize with a dashing cape and white gloves if you’re feeling bold! Of course, dressing up even further will never be scoffed at. Coming dressed in your finest princely attire, complete with epaulets and sash, will certainly turn heads. The rule is: the more elegant and formal the better! 

Military uniforms are an appropriate and most welcome attire. 

Costumes

Dressing as your idol is absolutely encouraged, and we look forward to seeing your creative tributes to them, so long as they meet our formal dress standards. Visiting dignitaries are always welcome to our galas as we are constantly striving to tighten the bonds between the Moon Kingdom and our neighboring communities! 

Corsages and Boutonnières

Boutonnières and corsagesThis is the type of formal dress in which a lovely corsage or boutonnière will really perfect your outfit. Those who wish to take home a nice keepsake will be able to purchase a custom made boutonniere or corsage in our evening’s color palette during ticket registration.

Masks

What would a masquerade be without masks? Each attendee is encouraged to prepare for the night with a mask that matches their outfit, but in the event that you arrive at the hall without one, we will have some for purchase so that you don’t feel left out.

Those who wear corrective lenses are encouraged to bring a mask attached to a handle so that it does not compromise their vision!

Still Confused About The Dress Code?

Try these style guides if you think you need more info about what is proper black tie dress code.

Guide to Black Tie (Tuxedos)
Guide to Black Tie (Gowns)

We hope this guide makes our expectations a little clearer so that you can continue to plan your outfit for this special night! If you still aren’t quite clear or have specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

See you at the ball!

Luna 🌙

Calling all cosplay vendors!

We need vendors who reaaaally like doing embellishments. We’re currently seeking out vendors to sell to our guests before this event! Are you a cosplay vendor that specializes in Sailor Moon themed costumes or props? Are you actively taking commissions or have a shop up online? Can you sew formal wear or do you specialize in cosplay ballgowns? We’re looking to give our guests as many options as possible to outfit themselves for the Ball, and we’d like to send them to you!

We’re building a list of preferred vendors to release to our ticket-holding guests so they can have the cosplay of their dreams created for this special night. If you’re open to receiving new business and want to be a part of the list, please get in touch with us and show us your Etsy, commissions site, or pictures of your work.