Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 9:30pm • Hall of the Sun

Princess Twilight Sparkle and Filthy Rich cordially invite guests to their Masquerade Charity Gala Ball this year at BronyCon! In an attempt to raise money for the reparations of Mane Street, Twilight and the Mane 6 will be performing in their “variety show” as you waltz the night away. Guests will have the opportunity to dance to classical and various other musical genres as well as the opportunity to participate in audience interactive events. So won’t you come join us for a dance?


Please read the following dress code and rules for the Grand Galloping Gala before participation. If your attire does not follow our dress conduct, you will NOT be allowed to enter the ballroom.

Dress Code

This is a formal dance event in which guests must arrive in formal dress, military uniform, or formal cosplay attire. All cosplays must adhere to BronyCon’s Cosplay & Props Policy.

Acceptable Dress Attire

Cross-gender attire is acceptable as long as the person is dressed formally.

Ladies: formal or semi-formal dresses of appropriate length, dress pants, skirts, blouses, full formal cosplay, formal shoes, military uniform.

Gentlemen: dress pants, button-down shirts, ties or bowties, full formal cosplay, formal shoes, military uniform, suit or tuxedo.

Do wear things like these!
formal dresses semi-formal dresses suits button down shirts

Unacceptable Dress Attire

Guests who appear in the following attire will NOT be allowed entry into the Gala. Including but not limited to: ripped jeans, t-shirts, tank-tops, speedos, short-shorts, mini-skirts, sweat pants, pajamas, props without costume, revealing or inappropriate dress, sport hats. Anything that is considered to be “street wear” is considered to be inappropriate at this event.

These are not okay.
tank tops t-shirts polos bikinis shorts hoodies


Shoes should be formal as well, so no sneakers or beach sandals. Unless you have a medical condition that otherwise specifies you need to wear orthopedic shoes or if it’s for comfort sake, please let security know. For the ladies, we suggest to wear flats or shoes with a lower heel.

Do wear shoes like these!
dressy boots strappy heels heels flats dress shoes
Shoes like these are not okay.
no chucks no flip flops no sneakers no work boots uggs, really? never.

Cosplay Dress Code

Fursuitors: Although the Gala is open to you, be aware that this event will have interactive portions and the room can become crowded at times. Be sure your suit has proper vision and ventilation, or have a handler present to help you. Only one guest can be considered your handler and they maybe exempted from the dresscode.

All other cosplays: You must come to the Gala in FULL COSPLAY. Meaning, you cannot appear with just a part of your outfit. For example, cosplaying as Applejack only wearing a stetson hat and basic street clothing is not acceptable.

Remember, this is a family-friendly event so please no revealing or inappropriate clothing. Any costumes that have the following but not limited to: speedos, short-shorts, mini skirts, or see-through clothing that is more than a third of skin revealed, will not be permitted into the Gala.

All weapons or props that can be considered to be used as one, will not be allowed inside the Gala!


This year's Gala's theme is a masquerade. While guests are not required to wear a mask we do encourage it! Masks should be slim and not cover a significant portion of your face. Additionally, masks must not be inappropriate or offensive to others.

Masquerade masks are perfect!
masquerade mask little masks are fine
Full face masks are not cool.
no full-face masks horse heads are not okay!

Dress Code Exemptions

  • Children under the age of 13 and their accompanying parents or guardians will be exempt from the dress code and will be permitted to attend the Gala.
  • VIP Guests and their Entourage are also exempt from the dress code with badge present.
  • For fursuitors, one member in their entourage can be titled as their handler and is exempted from dress code.
  • Members of the U.S. military or veterans are allowed to enter in uniform with ID card present

Additional Gala Rules and Regulations

  • This event prohibits ALL outside food or drink; this includes bottled drinks and packaged snacks.
  • Guests will be asked to dispose of all outside food and drink before they are allowed entry into the room. Water stations and cups will be provided within the ballroom for guests.
  • Alcohol and illegal substances are NOT permitted within the ballroom or within the Baltimore Convention Center. If guests are acting suspicious and appear to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol, security will remove them from the Gala, and the BCC premises, as well as possible consequences may follow.
  • Silly string, water pistols, shaving cream, and any projectile props that may potentially stain or ruin clothing are prohibited within the ballroom and users will be removed from the Gala.
  • Noisemakers of any kind or portable stereos are not allowed within this event.
  • This is a formal dance event, we ask that guests please behave with respect and decency. Any person participating in an activity that may be seen as harmful, rude, or disrespectful will be asked to leave the ballroom.
  • Sexual Harassment or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at BronyCon or at the Grand Galloping Gala. Please review BronyCon’s Anti-Harrassment Policy and respect the space and feelings of all guests and actors at the event.
  • Please remember to follow all General BronyCon Rules.

We hope to see you at the Grand Galloping Gala at BronyCon 2017!

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