Talk:Masquerade (costuming)

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Does this need to be a Disambig page? There are a lot of fanworks called Masquerade. --rache 02:13, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Isn't there some kinda Vampires: The Masquerade type thingy too? A card game, or a show or something? (obviously not terribly fannishly active, though) --Betty 04:09, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I renew the call for a disambiguation. This should be moved to Masquerade (event) or something like that, and on the disambig ought to be also listed:

--RatCreature 19:08, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree, disambig would be good. Moving this to Masquerade (event) would work, I could also imagine Masquerade (cosplay). --Doro 20:30, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Agree on a disambig, and I'll move the page, but wanted to toss out another naming option: Masquerade (costuming). "Cosplay" is a more recent term, and in the traditional SF circles that hold masquerades, "costuming" and "costume contests" are more common terms, I believe; the International Costumer's Guild linked on the page refers to the practice as "costuming". But I haven't been to SF cons in a decade or so, so it's entirely possible that my perception could be outdated, and the common/informal usage in SF fandom for masquerades is "cosplay" now. --arduinna 00:32, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I am fairly clueless. From an internal site perspective, cosplay has the advantage of consistency because as far as I can tell we only have that article and it talks about costuming as well, though after mentioning that the term cosplay was only later applied. IMO if there are objections to calling the practice cosplay in SF fandom, then there probably should be an article Costuming separate from Cosplay. In any case I think the title disambiguation word should match with what we use for the article it relates to.--RatCreature 07:50, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
ETA: though now that I look more closely I noticed that the category is called costuming, so I don't know. I guess either would be fine with me. (but there really should be a costuming article)--RatCreature 07:58, 18 January 2010 (UTC)