MC and Judges
Every year, we have amazing costumers come through our halls, performing on stage, and wowing the audience and the judges with their creations. They convention wouldn’t be the same without the Masquerade, and it’s not possible to run an event of this calibre without many talented people, both behind the scenes and highly visible. Some of those highly visible people are the judges: costumers and cosplayers themselves from the Toronto area, with special Cosplay Guests of Honour added to the mix. Many of these people you may pass in the halls and not recognize them.
In 2011, the Anime North Masquerade was granted International Costumer’s Guild status, meaning our Masquerade would be considered on par with the Masquerades at Costume Con or World Con. We have talent in the Canadian Cosplay community, and it should be showcased. To help promote our home-grown costuming talent, the Cosplay Department at Anime North would like to start by showcasing our Masquerade judges. They come from a variety of costuming backgrounds to create one heck of a team.