Moonlight Ball

The Moonlight Ball presents The Dark Carnival which will be held Friday evening, the 27th of May, 2016, at its NEW LOCATION, the Airport Holiday Inn Hotel (970 Dixon Road, Rexdale, Toronto, ON M9W 1J9) starting at 8:00 PM.

Come one, come all to the fairgrounds! Be entranced by the shadows and find yourselves spellbound as you step back in time to the Victorian era. Have your future foretold and see mesmerising tricks preformed before you at your table. See the Strong Man perform amazing feats of strength. Dress in your costumes (or semi-formal attire). There will be hot and cold finger foods and beverages to fill your stomachs and quench your thirst to keep you dancing the night away; play games to win fantastic prizes. There will also be cotton candy and popcorn.

Moonlight Ball tickets are $40 each and are now available through online pre-registration. Only 450 Ball tickets in total are available. If any tickets are left over, they will be sold at the convention prior to the ball and at the door (at con ticket sales are not a guarantee).

Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pickup on Thursday and Friday at the TCC beside the Con Aid desk. Please have photo ID and your confirmation number. If you do not have photo ID, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at least a week before the convention to make arrangements for ticket pickup.

If you have any questions, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

As this is a video dance, requests are now being taken. You are welcome to put together and submit your own video for showing as part of our music, but remember to keep it danceable! Any questions regarding music can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it — but please note, this is for music only. Please see above for general questions.

Special Events and Requests

Over the last four years, we've had two marriage proposals (both accepted!) and even some prom proposals, as well as people composing and submitting videos for their partners (for which we've received wonderful feedback and thank you messages). What will it be this year? If you have something special that you'd like to arrange for the Ball, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Shuttles

A shuttle bus will be running between the International Plaza, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels from 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM on Friday, the night of the Ball.

Bring your ticket or purchase confirmation and your Anime North membership badge with you on the shuttle. Your Anime North membership badge must be worn during the event. We will take ticket stubs and stamp hands for re-entry to allow guests to use the washrooms located outside the Plaza Ballroom.

Dress code

Note: It is your responsibility to read the following dress code description. This is to make sure that your clothing complies. Don't be one of the people we have to turn away because of improper wardrobe!

The Moonlight Ball is primarily a costume ball, so we encourage attendees to come in costume, whatever that may be! Besides, you won't be eligible for costume prizes if you're not in costume will you now? Last year we were amazed by the calibre of dress and beautiful costumes that guests wore to the Ball.

We offer attendees two choices in what to wear:

  1. Costume
  2. Formal/semi-formal attire

Some examples of attire which attendees should not wear:

  • Sneakers, running shoes, sports sandals, dirty or poor condition footwear.
  • Streetwear such as blue jeans, cut-offs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, khakis, or sport shorts.
  • Streetwear costumes, such as Saitama (One Punch Man), Ryuko (Kill La Kill), Left 4 Dead zombies, etc.
  • Swimwear or excessively revealing costumes such as Haruka (Free!), Bishamon (Noragami), etc.

However, all of these cases can be turned into a ballroom-style costume! Think of what the character would wear to a ball, or what you imagine that character to wear, or transform the outfit into a formal one -- seeing a zombie in a tux would be neat!

Remember, you'll feel very out of place wearing jeans and running shoes while surrounded by beautiful costumes and ball attire. After all, would Nami (One Piece) really wear her bikini to a ball?

Note: While blue jeans are not acceptable, black dress jeans in good condition would be acceptable if paired with a dress shirt.

Please remember to exercise discretion and good taste if you plan to attend in costume, and keep in mind that this is a formal event.

Should you have questions about your outfit, please submit a description or preferably a picture to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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