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PMX Masquerade

International Ballroom B, Saturday Nov. 9, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Masquerade at PMX 2013

PMX Masquerade is Pacific Media Expo's cosplay competition! See an extravaganza of amazing costumes, great skits, and special performances. PMX Masquerade will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 (see updates for time and location).

PMX Masquerade Contest Rules and Guidelines 2013

PMX's Cosplay Competition Returns

Masquerade at PMX!
**Updated October 31, 2013 @ 9:07 PM**

Whether you are competing for the first time or have a long history with competition, there is always the possibility that the rules and guidelines for Pacific Media Expo (PMX) Masquerade contain something you might not expect. It is every participant's responsibility to read the contest rules, and to make sure they understand and adhere to them. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Cosplay department.

Once you have read the following rules and guidelines, please click on the link below to register. We encourage all participants to register early! This will help ensure timely scheduling for craftsmanship judging, and it will allow the Cosplay staff to provide proper support for the contest.

Hall Cosplay
Hall Cosplay at PMX

Visual Kei, Goth, Lolita, Gaming, Manwha, Anime, Asian Cinema, whatever your genre, show off your skills at PMX! Everyone is welcome to wear costumes and show their fashion while enjoying the convention. However, please read and follow the Weapons Policy to ensure you have the best possible cosplay experience.

Cosplay Gatherings
Cosplay Gatherings

Want to meet new friends who love cosplay? Want to hang out with friends you cosplay with already? Why not join a gathering? By joining a gathering, you can meet people, hang out, and have photos taken in the hotel's beautiful gardens. You can plan your own gathering for your favorite series, or find an existing gathering to join up with.

Iron Cosplay

Sunday, Nov. 10, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Workshop 1 (Carmel)

Iron Cosplay

Remember all those long-nights doing power hours to finish that oh-so-special cosplay of yours? Endless nights filled with caffeinated drinks and fellow cosplayers full of procrastination? Think you can handle the pressure again? Bring yourself to the Chairman's Chamber on Sunday and compete against fellow cosplayers in PMX's 2nd Iron Cosplay event! We give you the materials, we give you the time frame; you give us a costume.

Kigurumi Pajama Party

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM in Workshop 2 (Los Angeles C)

Kigurumi Pajama Party

Do you have a Kigurumi, a fun hoodie, onesie or PJs? Get ready for PMX’s second annual Kigurumi Pajama Party! Join us for pictures, and games, and lots of fun! Once again everyone is welcome. Kigurumi/hoodies not mandatory but extremely encouraged!

Cosplay Lounge
PMX Cosplay Lounge

The PMX Cosplay Lounge welcomes all cosplayers! We have a small backdrop to take photos with your friends, the Cosplay Pit Stop for quick fixes to your costumes, and a corner for you to sit down and take a break during your busy cosplaying schedule.

Cosplay Photography Guide
Where there is Cosplaying, there is Cosplay Photography. This guide aims to show you some possible locations for your photo shoots at the LAX Hilton. All Locations listed here are free to use by all Pacific Media Expo 2013 attendees. This guide is by no means complete, and we would love it if you let us know of your ideas on where a photo shoot can take place.



The Bun Truck
The Bun Truck will be appearing on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12 PM to serve lunch at PMX! (11.10.13)

Addition to "Magi" We're announcing that Tony Oliver and Cristina Vee will be joining the rest of the "Magi" cast at their panel on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. 11.09.13

Food Truck Change
FISHLIPS Sushi's appearance is canceled. White Rabbit Truck will be at PMX2013 for lunch and dinner hours. (11.09.13

Program Schedule
The final version of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. For all schedule updates and the map for 2013 click here. (11.07.13)

Forever Alone?
Looking for that someone just for you? Check out Singled Out - Anime Style on Friday, November 9. (11.07.13)

PMX is Mobile!
You can now find PMX on Guidebook. Schedule, maps, alerts and more on your iOS and Android devices for free! (11.06.13)

PMX is pleased to announce our first ever K-Pop Dance workshop and a K-Pop Showcase Presented by SIA Entertainment for PMX 2013. (11.05.13)

Masquerade Update The rules and guidelines for Masquerade have been updated with the times for masquerade, office hours and mandatory meeting time. (10.31.13)

Preliminary Schedule
The first draft of the PMX 2013 Program Schedule is now available. Check out schedule updates and the map for 2013. (10.31.13)

Say Cheese
This year, PMX will debut our photo studio room. The room will feature different photographers at different times of the day. (10.31.13)

Scavenger Hunt
The Fashion Scavenger Hunt returns! Win prizes by exploring the convention and solving puzzles. (10.30.13)

Blue Rose Academy
School is back in session at PMX as Blue Rose Academy returns for 2013 with a new schedule of classes. (10.29.13)

Welcome Home
At PMX 2013, come join The Blue Rose Cafe for fun and games at the PMX Maid Cafe. (10.28.13)

Industry Guests
PMX welcomes Magi: Labyrinth of Magic voice actors Erik Kimerer, Lucien Dodge, and Erica Mendez as industry guests for 2013. (10.28.13)

Welcome Back
Domestic voice actress Marianne Miller and Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series creator LittleKuriboh return for PMX 2013.(10.28.13)

Deadline Extended
The deadline for complimentary pass eligibility for Industry and Press has been extended to Nov. 6th. (10.28.13)

Industry/Press Reg
Registration for Industry and Press are now open. (10.24.13)

Swap Meet Info up
Swap Meet table sales open at 7:00pm, Friday 10/25. Click here for details. (10.24.13)

Vocaloid's Back!
By popular demand, Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku returns in an unofficial concert at PMX! (10.18.13)

It's a Masquerade!
Additional details are now available for the PMX Masquerade including our emcee and halftime entertainment. Space is still available. (10.18.13)

Fashion Update
PMX is pleased to announce our featured vendors for our Fashion Boutique and the participating brands in the PMX Fashion Show. (10.17.13)

Une Petite Fetê
Join Une Petite Fetê to welcome designer Mari Nakamura of Juliette et Justine, to PMX 2013 for her first ever US appearance! (10.11.13)

BACK-ON Priority
Guaranteed seating is now available for the BACK-ON concert. See "Concerts and Ticketed Special Events" on our Registration page. (10.10.13)

KOR Creator
PMX welcomes Kimagure Orange Road creator/artist Izumi Matsumoto as our Manga Artist Guest of Honor. (10.01.13)

Weiss Schwarz
Bushiroad will host a free-to-play Weiss Schwarz tournament at PMX on Saturday, Nov. 9. (09.25.13)

Application Update
The application for The Way of the Stick and Blade martial arts tournament is now available. (09.25.13)

Artist Market Reg
Registration for spots in the Artist Market will go live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Please visit the Artist Market page for more info. (09.22.13)

Hall Cosplay
Planning to cosplay at PMX? Outstanding. Before you come to PMX, please read the updated rules for 2013. (09.20.13)

FMA Returns
The Way of the Stick and Blade returns to PMX. Tournament Application coming soon. (09.16.13)

Kigurumi Pajama Party
Back by popular demand. The Kigurumi Pajama Party returns to PMX. (09.11.13)

Panel Reg is Open! Would you like to present a Panel or Workshop at PMX? Click here for more information. (09.08.13)

Clockwork Couture
PMX is proud to welcome Clockwork Couture into the PMX Fashion Boutique. (09.06.13)

Press Policies Online
Please note that Press Policies have changed somewhat this year. (09.04.13)

Industry Policies Up
Please note that Industry Policies have changed somewhat this year. (09.04.13)

Masq Reg Opens
Masquerade rules and guidelines have been posted and online registration is now open. (09.01.13)

AMV Contest 2013
PMX announces the return of our Anime Music Video Contest. Find out more information on how to participate here. (08.22.13)

Help Wanted
Would you like to attend PMX at no charge? With a little work we can make that happen! Please see our volunteers page to find out how. (08.16.13)

PMX is pleased to welcome back dolldelight as part of our fashion lineup as part of the PMX Fashion Show. (08.13.13)

The Snow Field
PMX welcomes The Snow Field to our fashion lineup for 2013. (07.18.13)

Go Team Venture!
Michael Sinterniklaas, voice of Dean Venture in The Venture Brothers and Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars will be a PMX guest of honor. (07.18.13)

Book Your Stay
The Hilton LAX is now accepting reservations for PMX 2013. See the Location page for more information and location guides. (07.12.13)

Registration Open
Online pre-registration is now open! Full badges are $40 until September 5th. (07.05.13)

Ready to Rock
PMX welcomes jrock band BACK-ON as music guest of honor. (07.04.13)

Fashion Forward
PMX proudly announces fashion guest of honor Designer Mari Nakamura of Juliette et Justine. (05.24.13)

Coming Soon
Stay tuned to this webpage. PMX is all set to start making announcements. (05.22.13)

Save the Date!
PMX returns to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in 2013. Mark your calendars for November 8-10, 2013. (04.20.13)

2013 Pacific Media Expo
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