Get Your Entries in Now for D23 Expo Design Challenge and Mousequerade!

D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, is now taking submissions for two popular events that will be returning to this year’s D23 Expo: the D23 Expo Design Challenge and Mousequerade.

The theme for this year’s D23 Expo Design Challenge is the Haunted Mansion, a salute to the Disneyland attraction’s 50th anniversary. To participate, you’re asked to create a work of art inspired by the Haunted Mansion and other related attractions found around the world (think Mystic Manor and Phantom Manor). The deadline for submissions is March 29.

Twenty-three pieces of art will be selected and will be displayed throughout the weekend of the D23 Expo, with the grand prize-winner taking home $2,300. Details on entering the challenge can be found here.

One of 2017’s D23 Design Challenge finalists

Participants in this year’s Mousequerade presented by Raw Threads will have five categories in which to show off their creativity and innovation.

— Once Upon a Costume: Costumes may include animated or live-action Disney characters.

— Worlds of Adventure: Adventurous Disney spirits.

— Heroes & Villains: Solo or Team (up to two team members) entries can compete.

— Inspired by Disney: Costumes inspired by attractions to animation, theme parks to cruise lines, architecture to television and beyond.

— Casts of Characters: Duo entries and group entries (up to eight total team members) may participate.

Ashley Eckstein with contestants in the 2017 D23 Expo Mousquerade ©D23

The Mousequerade costume contest will be hosted during the 2019 D23 Expo by returning celebrity judges actress Yvette Nicole Brown and actress/fashion designer Ashley Eckstein.

Entries are due March 15. For more information on how to enter click here. The winner of this contest will also receive $2,300!

Are you getting excited for this year’s D23 Expo? Click here to read more about what to expect in 2019!

Will you enter either of these competitions? Let us know in the comments below!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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