By purchasing a ticket, ticketholders understand and agree to all the terms below. By attending our event, attendees agree to our Code of Conduct, and understand our Dress Code.

Terms of Sale

All Paradiso ticket sales are final, no refunds. However, ticketholders may transfer their ticket to another person.

All vendors present at Paradiso have their own individual terms of sale, any dispute over their terms of sale should be resolved between the buyer and the vendor, and not Paradiso or Paradiso staff.

Remote Sales Shop (The Elsewhere Emporium) Terms of Sale

All purchases from our remote sales booth are final, no refunds, returns or exchanges. There will be a private changing area available for guests to try on items to ensure proper fit and style before purchase.

Ticket Transfer Policy

Universe, where our tickets are sold, will be handling all ticket transfers: Here’s how to transfer your ticket on Universe.

Dress Code

As this is a J-fashion event, attendees must wear some form of J-fashion (Including but not limited to: Lolita, Ouji, Aristocrat, Mori Kei, Fairy Kei, Decora, Visual Kei, Otome Kei, Gyaru, J-Punk, J-Goth, etc.) OR formal attire (the minimum would be a two-piece suit). Cosplay/costumes/steampunk,  print replicas (a copy of a printed design), or clothing with text or imagery that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory in nature will not be allowed.

Banned Items & Props Policy

Paradiso staff reserve the right to prohibit any dangerous, threatening, or overly cumbersome or bothersome items. Certain types of items and props are not allowed in our event venues:

  • Helium Balloons
  • Scepters or props with pointed or sharp parts
  • Realistic prop firearms
  • Loose glitter or confetti
  • Speakers or any device that plays music without headphones

If a guest does not meet these dress code standards, they will not be allowed into the event until standards are met, and they will not receive a refund. If you have any questions or concerns about our dress code, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on our contact page or social media.

Code of Conduct

The comfort and safety of our attendees and guests at Paradiso are our top priority. We generally operate on a two-strike policy, but we reserve the right to remove or ban any attendee that makes anyone else feel unwelcome or unsafe.

  • On the first instance of any uncouth, insulting, or unsafe behavior, that person will receive a warning.
  • Any instance after that, the individual will be removed from the event and banned from any further Paradiso events.
  • Illegal activity will result in an instant removal and ban – no warnings, and the proper authorities will be notified.
  • Any tickets purchased from Paradiso by the offender will NOT be refunded after removal and/or ban.

13+ Age Limit

Only individuals aged 13 and older will be admitted into the event, no exceptions. Ticket holders found to be underage will not receive a refund.

VIP Ticket Holders Must be 21+

Only individuals aged 21 and older are eligible to purchase a VIP or Golden  Ticket,  no exceptions. VIP ticket holders found to be under this age limit will not receive a refund.


Paradiso assumes no liability for any accidents, injuries or damage of personal property that attendees, guests, vendors, staff or models may incur from their own negligence, clumsiness, bad luck or tomfoolery.

COVID-19 Mandates

We take the health and safety of our attendees, guests, designers, vendors, and staff very seriously. For our 2022 event, we will be implementing both a mask mandate and a vaccine requirement. 

Mask Mandate

All persons present at any Paradiso events must wear a face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth. This covering can be removed only when actively eating or drinking, or if the covering impedes a function relating to event programming– like the application of makeup backstage prior to our fashion show, etc. 

During the Day One Fashion Show, masks are optional for models only while actively onstage– as the size of the stage is sufficient to maintain a safe social distance. 

This is also true for participants of the Day Two Midwest Ouji-sama Pageant– masks are optional for pageant performers while participating in the event. 

Hard plastic face coverings or face shields alone are not sufficient unless also accompanied with a fabric mask. 

Any attendee, guest, model, vendor, or anyone else present at a Paradiso event found not in compliance with our Mask Mandate will be expelled from the event and will not receive a refund. 

Vaccine Requirement

Only those who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 will be allowed to attend any Paradiso event for 2022. Partially vaccinated, unvaccinated, and those who cannot prove their vaccination status will not be allowed into our event and will not receive a refund. 

In order to help check-in run smoothly the day of the event, we would ask that you email a scan of your vaccination card to paradiso.attendees@gmail.com. To make sure we can match this record to your ticket, please include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Ticket Type & Quantity
  • The Email associated with your ticket order

If you are unable or uncomfortable with sending this information ahead of time, please bring your vaccination card with you at check in. Photos or photocopies of your vaccination card will not be accepted during in-person check in the day of the event– you must present your actual vaccination card at check in.

We are not requiring documentation of any additional vaccine boosters at this time. 

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from becoming fully vaccinated, prior to the event date, you must provide us a note from your Doctor affirming that this is the case. Please email your Doctor’s note to paradiso.attendees@gmail.com. Making sure as many attendees as possible are vaccinated is vital to protect those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Your Privacy

Any medical records or information disclosed to Paradiso staff will be kept confidential, and will not be shared or distributed to any outside entities or persons.

If you have any questions or concerns about our terms, please get in touch on our contact page or social media and we will be happy to answer. Thank you!