And we danced...

Our popular fancy dance is returning: The Atlantis Ball! The Dance will be held Saturday from 7:30 – 10:30 PM and feature amazing views of the bay area from our vantage point on the 21st floor of the Oakland Marriott!

Dress Code

Our dress code is semi-formal. Wear an outfit that is affordable or all-out fancy! Be sure to dress to impress! We want to keep the event traditional and will be enforcing the following rules:

Allowed:
  • Slacks, dress pants, business attire type pants, etc
  • Button down shirt (short-sleeve is okay!) or blouse
  • Skirt or dress (make sure it's no shorter than "fingertip" length). Length may be above the knee, but keep it classy!
  • Any shoes (as long it protects the feet for dancing; shoes should be comfortable for safety reasons and for long periods of dance time)
  • Cosplays are allowed but required to meet the dress code
If you have any questions regarding the dress code feel free to inquire at info@krakencon.com or on our Facebook event page (coming soon!)

Tips for finding an outfit that meets the requirements:
  • Outfit previously worn at semi-formal dances such as high school dances or prom. Ask friends if they have a spare outfit that they have worn at a wedding, prom, or any other formal or semi-formal event.
  • Go to an affordable shopping store such as Target, Ross, Marshall, etc.
  • Find and cosplay a character that meets the formal attire requirements (e.g. Princess Peach is considered formal). Check our Facebook event page (coming soon!) for additional examples!
  • Commission someone to create a certain character outfit that follows the policies.
  • Rent clothes that meet the requirements.
Not Allowed:
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Muscle shirts
  • Tube tops
  • Crop tops
  • Ripped shirts
  • Not wearing a shirt
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Cutoffs
  • Leggings
  • Athletic pants
  • Dresses or skirts that are transparent
  • Dresses or skirts that are overly short
  • Weapon props
  • Oversized wings or other objects that may inhibit movement or visibility
  • Bare feet
  • Damaged shoes that will most likely tear
  • Helmets
  • ski-masks
  • sport-styled masks
  • sunglasses

Best Dressed Awards!

Two lucky individuals will receive our King and Queen awards and a small prize. So dress to impress! No entry required but you must be present to win as the prize will be given during the Ball.