As long as it's not snowing (knock on wood) I will be attending a Japan Cosplay Festival (JCF) event on January 30th at the Toshimaen Amusement Park with a friend. More details on the event can be found at http://takama.ne.jp/jcf/eventview.cgi?kid=k004322
The event takes place at the Toshimaen Amusement Park, which is in front of the Toshimaen train station. Super easy to find! It runs from 10am till 4pm. I probably won't arrive until around noon or so. Entrance fee is 1500円 and the photo taking fee is 500円.
The following are prohibited:
men dressing as women
dressing as a civil servant/police officer/ military member
arriving in costume to the event
using a discount ticket to the amusement park for the cosplay event
there are also some pretty strict rules regarding tattoos (put in place by the park, not the JCF) and if I'm reading it right, you can have tattoos on your face, but none below the neck. Even if it is a fake tattoo.
The more the merrier, so if you'd like to meet up before the event and attend with us, just let me know!
Also, if you have any questions about the event or need help with figuring out how to get there, please let me know and I'll do my best to help you out.