The ConQuest 53 Masquerade is going old-school! No stress – just fun! Bring your favorite costume and strut the stage on Saturday at 8 p.m.! Everyone will be competing for Best In Show!

All skill levels — and all ages — are welcome to participate. It doesn’t matter if you have a meticulously hand-crafted re-creation or if you just threw together a costume made of duct tape and cardboard. Bring it! Our Masquerade staff will be available to give advice on your costume and your presentation.


  1. Sign up at Registration before noon on Saturday.
  2. Technical rehearsal is mandatory at noon on Saturday in Main Programming. You MUST attend, but you don’t have to wear your costume yet.
  3. Music or audio MUST be pre-recorded in the .mp4 format. Bring your recording on a thumb drive to the rehearsal or email it as an attachment to
  4. Report backstage at 7:30 pm Saturday fully dressed and ready to go!
  5. Masquerade will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday evening in Main Programming.

The Masquerade will be emceed by our Feisty Mistress of Fear, Sherri Dean, the Hostess with the Ghostest!

Whether this is your first masquerade, a trial run for a new competition-quality costume, or an exhibition costume for laughs, we’re looking forward to seeing you!

About ConQuesT

The 2022 ConQuesT is the 53rd con sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. The event focuses on the literary and artistic aspects of the genre, but includes a broad selection of events for fans, cosplayers, and creators (such as writers, artists, filmmakers, etc.).

ConQuesT, Kansas City’s longest-running fan-run science fiction convention, will be held in person May 27-29, 2022, (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. |

ConQuesT is sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. |