Contest Entry Opens February 11, 2019!


A ghoulish delight or a Jedi knight, a princess fair or a Country Bear... D23 Expo will again feature the ever-popular Mousequerade costume contest. Fans are invited to design their own Disney-inspired costumes for this incomparable competition. Past contests have showcased unparalleled creativity and innovation, and this year will be no exception as dozens of finalists will show off their extraordinary designs for a panel of expert judges.

Important Deadlines
  • February 11: Contest Entry Opens
  • March 15: Contest Entry Ends
  • April 5: Finalists Notified
  • August 23 – 25: Finalists Artwork Displayed at D23 Expo 2019

At this one-of-a-kind event, taking place Friday, August 23, fourteen (14) finalists in each of the following five categories will dazzle the crowd with the original costume designs they have brought to life:

Once Upon a Costume

Let the most beloved tales from the lands of make believe and fantasy be the inspiration for your magical transformation into a beloved Disney character. Costumes may include animated and live-action characters.

Worlds of Adventure

Arrrgh! And may the Force be with you! From swashbucklers on the high seas to royalty from another galaxy, these costumes rock the most adventurous Disney spirits.

Heroes & Villains

"Good vs. Evil"... "Dark Side vs. Light Side"... "Super Hero vs. Super Villain"... Bring these forces to life with imagination and ingenuity. Solo or Team (up to 2 total Team members) entries are welcome to compete.

Insired by Disney

Bring the unique imagination of Disney to your creation from attractions to animation, theme parks to cruise lines, architecture to television and beyond! Let your inner Imagineer run wild!

Casts of Characters

Friends and family all come together to create their favorite cast of Disney characters. Duo entries and group entries (up to 8 total Team members) may participate.

Contest Entry opens on February 11, 2019. The deadline for entry is March 15, 2019. Those interested in entering the contest must complete the Entry Form and submit one to three total sketches and/or photos of their costume design by the deadline. Contest entries will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and originality of Costume(s) and creative use of category theme.


Fourteen (14) finalists in each category will be selected. Finalists will receive complimentary one-day tickets to attend D23 Expo 2019 on Friday, August 23, 2019. See the D23 Expo 2019 Mousequerade Official Rules for more details regarding complimentary ticket allocations.


During the Live Contest, finalists will be evaluated on the basis of quality of Costume, craftsmanship of Costume, originality of Costume, use of materials in Costume, creative use of category theme in Costume, and showmanship. The winner of each Mousequerade category will receive a trophy. The winner of Best in Show will receive a prize of $2,300.


Contestants do not need to be members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club to enter.