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Charity Ball

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Join us for an evening of formal-wear fun and support Naka-Kon. We will have waltz and swing music to heat up the dance floor.

The Charity Ball will be held Saturday, May 25th, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Ballroom A/B of the Overland Park Convention Center.

Please make sure you read the dress code because it will be enforced at the door regardless of ticket. The dress code is described below.

Tickets will not be sold on-site and must be purchased online.

Bring your Eventbrite confirmation/ticket for admission. You may bring a printed copy or a digital copy saved on your smartphone or other devices. The check-in table will be located outside the entrance of Ballroom A/B, and an exclusive pin will be provided to participants.

Charity Ball Dress Code

For the Charity Ball, we encourage your cosplays and cross-plays! However, they must still follow the Naka-Kon and charity ball dress codes. (Remember that the dress code is gender-neutral.)

Examples of appropriate formal wear include ball gowns, tuxedos or suits, military dress uniforms, formal cultural attire, and historical costumes. Please wear the appropriate shoes for your outfit.

  1. All attendees must abide by the general dress code of Naka-Kon.
  2. Appropriate formal attire includes (but is not limited to)
    • Dresses, gowns, kimonos, Hanfu, saris, suits, tuxedos, kilts, etc.
  3. Shoes must be appropriately formal and worn at all times.
    • This includes: Dress shoes, oxfords, high heels, shined boots, dance slippers, etc.
    • This excludes: ​Sneakers, Converse shoes, dirty boots, work boots, tactical boots, sandles, flip-flops, bare feet, etc. (even if it is accurate for your character).
    • Exceptions are allowed on a medical case by case basis. Please email if you have further questions
  4. Dresses, skirts, kilts, etc., are to be no shorter than knee length.
  5. No bare midriffs allowed.
  6. Leather, latex and fur may be used as accents on clothing, but must not make up your main outfit.
  7. Please no outside glow or light-up (blinking) accessories.
    • This does not include your dress itself SO LONG AS it is not a health risk to another attendee and or a major distraction. We reserve the right to ask you to turn it off if it does become a problem
  8. No mascot outfits, fursuits, wings, weapons, or anything else that can interfere with dancing. If it can not stick to your body then it is not allowed.
  9. The area covering the chest and skirt (between the hips and the knee) cannot be made of sheer or transparent material. Undergarments must not be seen.

If you have questions please email

Formal Ball Highlights

Photo Op: There will be an awesome backdrop provided for you to take a picture by yourself or with friends. Please provide your own camera for the photo so you have the memory with you always.

Dance Performance: Harrison and his dance partner from the Ballroom KC will be performing a dance routine to show how good you can get with practice.

Dance Cards: Each attendee will be given a dance card upon entering the ball, with things to do such as “Dance with someone wearing green" or “Complete an inside turn”. Those who complete their card will have the chance to be honored as part of the ball's royal court. Winners will be presented with prizes and asked to lead a dance.

Rose Exchange: During the ball lavender roses will be given at random to attendees. Each person is then asked to present that rose to someone they did not know prior to the ball. The purpose of this is solely to help encourage people to mingle.

Staff Dancers: There will be staff members at the ball whose purpose is to dance with attendees. They will each be wearing the same style of boutonniere and be introduced at the beginning of the ball to help attendees identify who they are.

Staff dancers demonstrating


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