Bust Out Your Chocobo Costume
The Final Fantasy XIV Orchestra Concert 2018 — Eorzean Symphony — is adding a special event to its Hollywood, California stop that gives cosplayers the chance to participate. Prior to the concert’s second show, cosplayers attending either show are invited to participate in a red carpet walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a first for the concert series.
Here’s an excerpt from a press release promoting the event:
“The fans attending the concert won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to show off their amazing cosplay on Hollywood’s legendary red carpet. Walk into the historic theater, take memorable photos with friends and fellow attendees, and share the red carpet with producer and director Naoki Yoshida, sound director and composer Masayoshi Soken, and vocal artist Susan Calloway!”
As of now, pre-registration is available on Eventbrite, and while on-site registration for the red carpet walk will be possible, priority is given to those who pre-register. And you need to have a ticket to attend either concert, both of which still have tickets available on Ticketmaster at the time of this posting.
The schedule and hours for the dressing room are below:
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Schedule of Events:
3:00–4:30 PM: Pre-registration check-in and on-site registration (capacity permitting)
3:30–5:00 PM: Dressing and prepping in the dressing room
5:00–6:00 PM: Cosplayers Red Carpet walk: FINAL FANTASY XIV cosplayers, followed by the concert’s special guests
6:00-7:00 PM: All ticketed attendees (our treasured Warriors of Light) can walk the red carpet
Pre-registered cosplayers will be welcomed first, while on-site registration may be possible based on event capacity. Each participant will have access to a shared changing room inside the Dolby Theatre (adjacent to the box office). Organizers will guide all participants from there.
Please Note: Cosplayers attending the event will have access to a dressing room from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Once the walk has concluded, cosplay is authorized within the concert venue foyer, but any costumes or props that might prevent others seated near you from fully enjoying the concert will not be allowed within the concert hall itself. The venue will provide a coat check service to all patrons to store such items. Please be aware that neither the concert organizers nor Square Enix are responsible for personal belongings stored in the coat check service or left unattended in the dressing room.