Art of the Dress

Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show gives all CONvergence members a chance to show off their costumes, ensembles and unique fashions on stage without the pressure of competition!

Watch Art of the Dress

Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show takes place Friday of the convention on CONvergence Mainstage, in the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton. (See the CONvergence Schedule.) Art of the Dress is also broadcast live on CVG-TV, available on all TVs inside the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel rooms.

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The Art of the Dress is an annual event designed to highlight all flavors of costumes and couture in a fashion show format. Participants perform a walk-on to display their attire; there are no skits like you would see in Masquerade. Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show is a great opportunity to enjoy a broad overview of costumes and fashions at CONvergence!

Do you have a flare for fashion and want to strut it on stage? Looking to display your amazing recreation or cosplay, but don’t want to compete in Masquerade?  If you have donned unique or fancy attire, garb, costume or ensemble for CONvergence, Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show is the place to show it off knowing that all eyes will be on you!

Participate in Art of the Dress

To participate in Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show, you must register before Noon on the Friday of the convention. You may do this online or at the Art of the Dress Registration table in CONvergence Central, just outside CONvergence Mainstage. (Same place as the Masquerade Registration Table.)

Click here to register online for Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show!

Art of the Dress Registration Table Hours
Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The number of participants may be limited, so register early to guarantee yourself a spot. There will be a short orientation on CONvergence MainStage for participants at 4:00pm sharp on Friday. Orientation is required in order to participate.

Additional Details
As all entries are walk-on, very little is required to prepare for Art of the Dress. After you register, your only commitment is to show up and look fabulous!

  • You will not provide your own music for your walk-on.
  • Be sure to give the Emcee something to tell the audience about your ensemble!
  • You do not have to have created your attire to show it off, but it is a good idea to credit whomever did.
  • While you may register for both Art of the Dress and CONvergence Masquerade, preference for Art of the Dress placement will be given to registrants who are not participating in Masquerade.


If you have any questions about Art of the Dress, please contact CONvergence Masquerade.

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