First Drag Queen Ball in Sofia Is Inspired by Mortal Kombat

First Drag Queen Ball in Sofia Is Inspired by Mortal Kombat

23.01.2019 - In the first glamorous news of the year, we are proud to share an event, which will take place in two weeks - the first Drag Queen Ball in Sofia! It is free of charge to just go and see it, so anyone visiting Sofia at the time is welcome to join!

GLAS Foundation presents:
GLAMORTAL KOMBAT BALL (Virgin Ball)
Inspired by the iconic console game Mortal Kombat, this is the first ball to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Come and fight to achieve a “flawless victory”!

Date: 16.02.19
Venue: National Student House
Commentator: Viktor Stransky, member of social centre collective Fabrika Avtonomia
Judges: Arigato Melody (House of Melody)
Aleksandra Talyokova (Kiki House of ViVi)
TBA
DJ: Julieta Intergalactica

Timetable:
2.30pm – 4.00pm: Ballroom History and Runway workshop by Arigato Melody
4.30pm – 6.00pm: Vogue Elements and Freestyle workshop by Arigato Melody
Ball Doors open participants: 6.00pm (venue has changing rooms)
Ball Doors open spectators: 7.30pm
Start of Ball: 8.00pm

BALL
RUNWAY CATEGORIES
All American Runway: Kano vs Jax (Cybernetic vs Bionic). Bring it with combat boots and a metal accessory as part of your outfit, inspired by one of these two mortal enemies.

OTA European Runway: Mileena vs. Kitana (Malevolent princess vs. Benevolent princess) Serve it like assassin royalty in at least 8.5cm heels. Make sure your outfit is one main colour (purple or blue) & lethally couture, of course.

FACE CATEGORIES
FF Face: Jade vs. Sindel (Earth vs. Air). Impress the crowd with the strength of your facial features. Slay the nay-sayers in one main colour (green or violet).

FASHION CATEGORY
Best Dressed: Raiden vs. Shao Kahn (Thunder vs. Black Magic). Serve godlike class or raw power like the mightiest lords across the realms. Make sure you wear an impressive headpiece or a hat.

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES
BQ Vogue Fem: Sub-zero vs. Scorpion (Water vs. Fire). Has there really been a more epic combat than between those two? Pay your respects to your favourite ninja assassin in one main colour, blue or yellow, and a water or fire-inspired accessory. All vogue elements must be included: catwalk, duckwalk, hands performance, floor performance, spins&dips. Make sure you vogue on the beat.

Women's Vogue/Performance: Sonya Blade vs. Sheeva (Soldier vs Bodyguard) Ladies, bring it like one of the two strongest fighters in all of the realms, Amazonian-style. Make sure you wear at least one arm ornament. All vogue elements must be included: catwalk, duckwalk, hands performance, floor performance, spins&dips. Make sure you vogue on the beat.

!!! 2 rounds in each category
Grand prize & runner-up trophies in each category. Participants who fail to bring it like the category says will get the chop.

Fee per workshop: BGN35.00 per person
Package deal: BGN55.00 per person
Groups of 5 people and over: BGN 25.00 per workshop; BGN40.00 for both workshops
Ball Participation fee: BGN10.00
Entrance for spectators: free
Participants register at: https://bit.ly/2CYMgjK
(send us your ballroom name & category)

Need help to prepare? You're welcome to participate in our 4 free-of-charge workshops (How to: Costume Design/Make-up/Runway/Vogue Fem) coming up in January and February. Follow the event's discussion for updates on the workshops and useful info about ballroom categories.

Key:
MF = this category is open to cisgender men, trans men and butch women
ОТА = this category is open to people regardless of gender/sexuality
FF = this category is open to cisgender women, trans women and drag queens
BQ = this category is open to gay/bi-/same-gender-loving cisgender men
Women's = this category is open to cisgender women

Artwork: Radoslav Ivanov