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06-04-2006, 07:45 PM
Hello, I'm planning to go to the Tokyo Game Show this September. I'm going to be moving to Japan...the first time I have gone to Japan by myself. It's a great country, just never lived in it before. XD I have never gone to a con in japan before either. I wanted to know if anyone is going to this!? I really want to go, and I'll be living in Chiba prefecture 千葉県(about an hour away). I will be going alone because my closest friends in Japan live reaaaally far away in Kagoshima (thats in southern Kyushu). Since I wont have many friends after living there for a month I wanted to know if someone wanted to meet up...preferrably a majority girl group...well I don't want to be raped by a strange man >_>; Not to bother you all day or anything like that, but to have lunch or something T_T and talk about cosplay or anything...I'm just very sad and lonely knowing I'll be leaving my friends and boyfriend behind (v_v)... or if you just want to post if you're going so I know how many gaijin but me will be there, well that would be great too :O

I'll be there studying for a yr+ so I'm scared outta my witts.

06-05-2006, 09:20 PM
Hello Jitensha, I have went to TGS for the last 2 years and I will definitely be going again this year. (PS3, Wii !!! Nintendo don't show theirs in TGS but other companies will. Nintendo has their own private show)

I am not studying in Japan, but came all the way from Canada but I am Chinese. Depending on my time and $, might visit other parts of Asia as well. I usually take the train 京葉線 (from Tokyo to Chiba) to TGS. (Super crowded on that morning as it is in the same direction as Japan Disney Land)

Cosplaying in TGS is very different. For once, photographer and cosplayer are 1 to 1. Meaning photographer can take several photos while other photographer stand behind in a line waiting for their turn. They usually lined up in between the halls. Some cosplayers are hired by companies so they worked shift on the show floor as well.

I am a guy, so might not be what you preferred but if you want more info, I can definitely help. There are a lot of girls going to TGS, it is almost like going to a big school picnic. There are westerners going there as well. Last year I saw the Xplay crew.
(Anyone want to meet up with me, let me know)

Before the show, you can buy tickets at many game/anime stores. Will save you ~200Yen. Not too much but most people buy their tickets before hand.

06-05-2006, 11:55 PM
Can you buy the tickets through the internet? Also can the tickets run out!!? O_O; I've read in some cosplaying in Japan you need to pay extra fees for contest and other events. Do you know any fee's that need to be payed in TGS? And you're saying that TGS will be in Chiba? I know Tokyo Disneyland is technically in Chiba, no? I know I will be living about 20 min in car from Tokyo Disneyland, so if i don't have to waste so much money on a train that would be better ^^;

06-06-2006, 02:55 PM
I don't think the ticket will run out or sold on the internet. You can buy it at door that day or buy it at other location before hand.

For TGS, Day 1 is restricted to media and industry people only, Day 2 and 3 is open to the public.

Train ticket are cheap, you are not using the bullet train, just normal public trains. Disneyland is in the station between Kaihin Makuhari and Tokyo. So I guess it is not Chiba yet. I might be wrong though.

TGS is held at Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba City), get off at Kaihin Makuhari Train Station. [Taking the JR Keiyo Line] Get some info where exactly you will be, you might be living very close to the convention hall already.

The ticket is 1200 Yen at door, 1000Yen advance for TGS.
Here is more info:

For other convention, they might charge you extra for cosplaying since you need the changing room. Like Comicket they charge differently.

06-06-2006, 07:01 PM
wow thank you so much for the help ><!

06-06-2006, 10:38 PM
No problem. TGS has so much to see, so long lines for everything. For me, I like to see the games more because there is not enough time even I attended for 2 days. The show closed at 5pm sharp. Meaning by 5pm, they really mean turning off the TV, staff going daily reviewing etc.

06-08-2006, 11:33 PM
wow thanks >< I'll make sure I go early!!

06-08-2006, 11:48 PM
No problem. Oh one more thing, in the morning there is usually a lineup around the convention center, usually they will let people in before 10am. Also, there are three big halls there, the middle one is where all the big companies are (Konami, Capcom, Square Enix, Sony), so go there first as lineup for things are longer there esp. Square Enix.

07-08-2006, 10:21 AM
Me and my girlfriend will be going and cosplaying as Byakuya and Rukia from bleach...... If you see us you can come over and say hi. :)

I also have a quick question..... What are the rules regarding cosplaying at TGS? Mainly regarding weapons..... I still need to get hold of a sword for my costume and ermmm I need to know what is allowed. ^^;

07-27-2006, 09:32 PM
That I don't know too much. All I know is that there is a big tent thing inside the hall for changing. There are certainly some rules at TGS, I remember some staff informing a group of western cosplayers last year, then I heard one of them saying, "Oh, so we have to ...this and that..."

I want to know about the rules for cosplaying at TGS as well.

07-28-2006, 12:27 PM
Hi, everyone .:)
I am new here, I have been in Japan for 6 years and the TGS is only 20 mins from my place. I am planning to go to TGS with my sister and planning to dress up either Bleach or Fullmetal Alchemist. I am also hoping to meet some gaijin to go as a group. So Jitensha it would be great if we can all go together.:)
There are a lots of rules for cosplayer in TGS. it is quite different from other country.
The fee is, The Advance ticket is 1000 yen , Day ticket is 1200 yen. The fee for using the changing room is 500yen. Always change the custume in the changing room, it is prohibited to come or leave with the custume. Now allow to dress up in the costume of special occupation such as police , fireman, Japanese army and nurse. The custume that expose the breast, waist, thigh underwear etc is not allow unless you wear a leggings or tights to cover.
For the accessories and weapons, basically limilt the item under 50 cm and all the weapons are not allow unless it is made by the soft material . Which I am wondering how can I be Rangiku if I don`t have a sword?
Of course there are other rules such as not allow to use hair spray , no drinking or eating in dressing room such and such.:snoring:

08-01-2006, 03:17 AM
Only 50cm? O.o I guess that ruins the possibility of me taking a sword when I go as Byakuya........ My girlfriends sword is also not under 50cm and she is going as Rukia.... That's kinda dissapointing. :(

08-01-2006, 10:10 PM
Considering the large amount of people there, it isn't good to have anything that long really. (you don't have much room while inside the hall anyway, you still need to be able to walk to the dressing room you know.) Cosplay are in between the hall, everything else are inside the hall including that changing room.

Plus, it is still mainly a gaming event.

08-03-2006, 02:00 PM
Welll... me, ronok elejonah and her sister are going as Bleach charas, anyone else there coming~ ?

08-05-2006, 03:02 AM
Well..... I'm going to TGS too, but im only 14 years old, so im going with my parents t' japan. I don't really cosplay, the reason im at this forum is that i googled "Tokyo Game Show Tickets" and found this thread with nightko's helpful post (Thx nightko >"<). Just wondering if I can find you guys somewhere in TGS, company in japan would be good, considering i dont speak japanese at all. Do the cosplayers have a special area where they cosplay? It's my first tgs, I'm very excited and could use a little help in japan.

btw, i used to live Taiwan, so i can speak chinese too. And what a coincidence!!!!!!!! I'm living in Canada *gasp*, nice beautiful country, just too bad that i live farrrrr away from civilization. I live in vancouver bc, where do you live Night? we might be neighbors, you never know.

oh ya, any of u have msn or yahhoo?

08-05-2006, 08:32 AM
A few posts up someone said props could only be up to 50 cm's, but, I found a gallery of cosplayers at TGS and there is an Auron who has a sword which could be up to 2m tall........


Is this restriction a new rule, incorrect or ??? ; ;

08-05-2006, 11:12 AM
I guess they have the new rules this year. cause I was in TGS last few years and I also saw some cosplayers with prop.
This is the offical site of TGS and the link for cosplay is down in the righthand side corner. only in Japanese site though...
Anyway there will be some stuff checking each cosplayer`s costume before they exit the dressing room, and they will take away any accessary or prop that does not fit the rules. troublesome.
Maybe there is someway to bring the prop? Maybe I will ask my friend to hold on my prop and handed it me after I exit the changing room?

08-05-2006, 03:03 PM
I couldn't google anything about the rules for cosplaying, only a bunch of pictures showed up, but I'm sure there must be something in the previous tokyo game show websites, like--- Tokyo Game Show 2005 (http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/2005/index.html)
I dont know jap so i cant read it myself

hope this helps

08-06-2006, 05:28 PM
That's my problem, the English site doesn't cover cosplaying.... I guess they assume only press will come? Well I don't think I'm going to be taking a sword although it would have been nice to have one being Byakuya I will have to save that for the next time I go somewhere as him I guess. ; ;

08-06-2006, 11:35 PM
Awww, thats too bad, but at least i still get to see one of my favourite characters in bleach with or without a sword >"<
btw where would you be in tokyo game show? just outside of the building?

08-07-2006, 11:32 AM
I think the cosplay area is just outside the halls....... I'm not sure if you can walk round the convention itself with costume on still. lol

See you there. ^^d

08-08-2006, 04:55 AM
Well my Shirayuki no osode is like 60cms..... >_>

And I read the site with my bad Japanese (I'm jp but I lived in UK so long I'm bad at japanese) and also tried babblefishing it and it says indeed, no props over 50cms in total length ; ;

And as for photos and cosplay area there is 2 halls you can cosplay and take photos in, nowere else.

And thank god they keep clothes in cloak room I don't have to walk around with it ^^;

Ele basically said all the rules stated on that site

08-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Cool, now I know I'll be able to find everbody in the same hall

08-09-2006, 12:55 PM
PMed ya about our little cosplay.com meet up details XD

08-15-2006, 07:00 AM
I might go to TGS as well. I'm a guy tho =p but seems like I might go on a ride with my friend who works at an airport x_X My first trip to Japan! For only 3 days >_>;; btw I'm Chinese too ^_^ Too bad, I never went to Chinese school to learn Chinese characters >_>;; that would have helped so much with kanji and my Japanese knowledge -_-

08-15-2006, 03:44 PM
~~~~~Anyone Going TGS and wanna meet up please PM me~~~~~

We are having a mini meet up \^_^/

08-16-2006, 01:03 PM
I might go to TGS as well. I'm a guy tho =p but seems like I might go on a ride with my friend who works at an airport x_X My first trip to Japan! For only 3 days >_>;; btw I'm Chinese too ^_^ Too bad, I never went to Chinese school to learn Chinese characters >_>;; that would have helped so much with kanji and my Japanese knowledge -_-
I'm Chinese too, going to TGS as well.

08-16-2006, 07:30 PM
I'm Chinese too, going to TGS as well.

It's great not feeling like the rare Chinese person ;)

08-24-2006, 12:57 AM
Well, I'm definitely going to TGS, though maybe just for one day. I'll be with a tiny Gunner Yuna and I'll probably be dressed as Kino from Kino's Journey / Kino no tabi. My husband may or may not be with me taking pictures and I'm hoping my friend will come along with her little Summoner Yuna, though the grown-up doesn't have a costume...yet.

Say hi if you see me! :D

Oh, and does anyone know the rules for cosplaying at TGS? Is there a special area like at Comiket? I'm going back through the thread now so just ignore me if this question has already been answered.

08-28-2006, 02:02 AM
I will be there on Sat & Sun.

08-28-2006, 09:08 AM
I'm planning on going with a group of friends, but I haven't thought about cosplaying there yet.

08-30-2006, 06:00 AM
Does anyone been to TGS know if there are lockers for storage there? Also, if you exit the showfloor, can you go back in again? (Because I think I saw a re-entry sign at the exit last year, but not sure how you re-enter)

08-31-2006, 02:34 AM
Great, lots of ppl are going to TGS. Everybody gonn be meeting? I'll probably be the youngest there.

09-01-2006, 07:30 AM
After reading this, I all of a sudden want to go to the Tokyo Game Show. Probably a REALLY n00b question but a passport is gonna be needed once you step foot in Japan right?

09-01-2006, 09:51 PM
of course you need it, a passport is needed anytime you try to cross a country

09-01-2006, 10:21 PM
Shit! Better get to getting myself a passport ASAP then (0_0; )!

09-02-2006, 05:09 AM
Great, lots of ppl are going to TGS. Everybody gonn be meeting? I'll probably be the youngest there.
I might be the oldest but I might be wrong.

I don't know if there will be a cosplay.com members meeting or not. However, I can make some opinion since meeting inside is quite difficult as you probably be in line for a 30 mins or 2 hours wait just to try a video game. And you definitely don't want to miss seeing the game you want to see. (Plus, it is super crowded and loud in there)

Having a cell phone might be easier but not everyone have one. If anyone is cosplaying, then they are super easy to spot if they are in between the halls.

For me, I always take pictures after the convention near the big Tokyo Game Show 200X sign on the way out of the convention hall. Since the show will close at 5pm sharp. If we want to gather, we can gather over there and maybe have a cosplay.com members dinner. Or else we can meet 1 or 2 days before the show, or make a time and go to the show together, just don't know when you guys will be in Japan.

09-02-2006, 02:51 PM
If you pm me your cell phone number I can call you sometime soon after I call gloria and sort something out ^^

I think her , her sis me and ronok are cosplaying

09-05-2006, 05:27 AM
Yup....... That is aslong as my wig arrives in time. o.o;; We are leaving for Japan in 5 days and it's not here yet. ; ; This is cutting it close. :(

09-05-2006, 12:30 PM
We could always chuck a white wig on you change the haori say your Ukitake XD

09-05-2006, 11:22 PM
I will be leaving to Japan in ~ 2weeks. What are you all cosplaying? ( if you cosplay that is.)

09-07-2006, 03:58 AM
We could always chuck a white wig on you change the haori say your Ukitake

But... but... but... I wanna be Byakuyaaaaa....... ; ; lol

Me and aoisakura are going as Byakuya and Rukia..........

09-09-2006, 06:13 PM
OK, I will say Hi to you 2 if I spot you guys.
BTW, I asked someone to take picture of me in TGS 2 years ago and that guy was from UK, just wondering in case if that's any of you? :P

09-15-2006, 06:43 AM
I almost about to finish my bleach costume. I can`t believe only a week left to Tokyo Game Show. How many are going finlly?

09-15-2006, 08:37 AM
I will be there. BTW, I found there is a cosplay event in a theme park in Tokyo during that time as well. (Thinking of going there after TGS since TGS closed at 5pm and that event last till 9pm)

09-17-2006, 07:22 AM
Hello everyone! :)

I'm from Germany, but I'm currently studying at Tokai University in Hiratsuka (about 1 hour from Shinjuku).
I'll be there saturday, too, cosplaying as Amy from Soul Calibur. This Thread helped me so much, thanks everyone!
If anyone spots me (which should be quite easy, for I'm 180cm/5'9'' tall....), please feel free to talk to me. This is gonna be my first cosplay experience in japan, so I'm pretty nervous, actually. :eeek:

09-17-2006, 09:02 AM
Yossi, me and my sister will be cosplaying Bleach. I guess we will go as a team with Aokisakura and others. hope to see you there on Sat.

09-21-2006, 02:07 AM
Hey everyone! I'm from the States but currently studying in Japan at Kanda University of International Studies, which is actually in Makuhari XD A bunch of my friends from the IES program are going to TGS this weekend, and I think I might be cosplaying for a couple hours on Saturday as Cagalli from Gundam Seed (lowest maintenence and easiest to transport costume, otherwise I'd have brought Axel XD) So glad to know that there will be other "gaijin" cosplaying! hehehehe ^^

09-21-2006, 06:13 AM
Well, it's official. I will be there on Sunday. I was going to cosplay but my costume won't be finished in time, so I'll just be there with my photographer husband and my Gunner Yuna three-year-old. (Yes! I'm pretty much going just to show off her cuteness!) Say hi if you see me!

09-22-2006, 01:37 AM
I'll be there, but I won't be cosplaying. I'm trying to travel with as little baggage as possible, and I didn't want to cram my Anko costume into my backpack. That and I still haven't washed the wig, which it really needs before I wear it again ^_^; Not sure how much time I'll be spending in the cosplay area, but maybe I'll see some of you!

09-22-2006, 08:23 AM
Hello all! I'm heading to Tokyo Game Show too, not cosplaying (I couldn't fit any costumes in my suitcase >_<), but I'll be taking pictures. I look forward to seeing lots of other people from cosplay.com there! :D

09-25-2006, 11:11 AM
Hello again! Sorry to double-post, but I was updating to let you know that my picture from Tokyo Game Show are up in the gallery! Check them out here! (http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=53925&member=814)

09-25-2006, 07:35 PM
I have pictures up too!

09-25-2006, 10:24 PM
Hey there, I live in Japan but I'm from France, I used to do a lot of cosplay back home but since I don't have much cosplay friend here I haven't tried yet...
can the person who did it at the TGS share their experience? organisation, rule, confort, community?
Mrskalal, couldn't find the link for your pictures ?_?

What would be the next good event for a cosplay? comiket 71? (I did a cosplay 3 year ago in the summer comiket, so hot T_T)

09-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Hi everyone, I just came back from Japan. It was a great fun this year!
I met tsaiwes99 there and a 3D model artist. (We got interviewed by BBC)

I think I saw some of you there at the cosplay area(Yossi definitely, and maybe katrinastrife. Yeah, you are really easy to spot) UnfortunatelyI didn't know you guys posted here as well at that time (although I wonder...so I didn't try to say hi).

I also got pictures with a reporter, bumped into some manga artist I know in the street of Japan. It was really fun. :) (THE PS3, 1080P Wow! The controller is so light.)

Comiket 71? I want to go there as well.

09-27-2006, 02:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/mikeabundo/tgs-2006-aeris-cosplay.jpg (http://www.asian-sirens.com/blog/comments.php?id=1041_0_1_10_C)

TGS 2006 cosplay cuties (http://www.asian-sirens.com/blog/comments.php?id=1041_0_1_10_C).

10-02-2006, 01:59 AM
Back from Japan too lol

Didn't see anyone there but elejonah but it was fun XD

Have to ask her for pics 0_o/

10-02-2006, 07:54 AM
Our bleach group at Tokyo Game Show had our pictures posted on msn.co.jp http://www.mainichi-msn.co.jp/entertainment/game/gameshow2006/graph/cos02/

It's really quite random seeing your face on that website..... I can see a lot more people I recognise there as well. Anyone else on there?

11-08-2006, 03:38 AM
Oww you all owesome!! so sad I miss this event, DAI DAI ZANNEN!! :(

11-10-2006, 05:48 AM
Hi all! I am an Italian cosplayer pretty new to both this forum and cosplay as well.
I am coming to Tokyo for 3 weeks starting from 25 November so I'm wondering if there was any kind of conveintion and if ther ewas the possibility to meet any of you Japanese cosplayers.

Looking forward to meet you!
Max inga