Costumes entered into either Anime Expo® Pop Shock Masquerade or Masquerade may not publicly display them before their respective events. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
This is pure bullshit (pardon the language, but I'm pissed off). So we're just supposed to let our lovely costumes ROT AWAY until the masquerade, and wear it for a total of TWO MINUTES in public? Oh hell no!
We all need to send emails or post on the AX ezboard to get this rule changed. I know you girls don't have a bajillion costumes like I do, and I would hate to see you in plainclothes when you have a beautiful fuku hidden in a closet.
Ezboard thread: http://pub130.ezboard.com/fanimeexpofrm
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org