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Unread 02-28-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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日本のコスプレイベントガイド Cosplay Event Guide for Gaijin

I'd been toying with the idea of creating a guide to Cosplaying in Japan for all the gaijin who are currently living there and frequenting this forum.
Eleryth kindly scanned the latest Comic Market rule book for me and I've photoshopped and translated the manga.
Links here:
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/928...kmanga17ua.jpg
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7...kmanga24cl.jpg
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/5...kmanga35do.jpg
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6...kmanga42pa.jpg

Summary of Comiket's cosplay rules in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean:
http://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/TAFO/C69TAFO/

I'd also like to add sections on how to find an event near you, what to expect, what can you do, etc.

Feel free to discuss.
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Unread 04-12-2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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Hmm some different rules I noticed:

- Always change into costume @ changing room; NEVER go outside of the con w/ costume.
- some events, you must register for cosplay
- cosplay photoshoot is @ designated area for most major events
- some events, you must register your camera
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Unread 04-12-2006, 05:39 PM   #3
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Oh wow, this is great. ^^ Thank you, haruna. I'm probably not going to be able to attend any events til maybe Winter Comiket '07, but this is still very helpful. ^_^v
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Unread 04-12-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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I also noticed there are many events in which 男性の女装禁止。
(No Crossplay for guys)
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Unread 04-13-2006, 02:44 AM   #5
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Oh wow...I had going through all of the text in the Comic Market rule book on the backburner for some time.

Eleryth was kind enough to scan Comiket9's rule book for me but I haven't finished since I thought no one was interested.

I did not see the No-Men-In-Women's-Costumes rule in Comic Market 69's rule book. I know a lot of smaller events tend to be stricter in strange ways like that(some just forbid cosplay outright.)
Back in 01 when I went to Comiket, I met a few very kind male crossplayers. One of them was a staff member, so at that time, Comiket definitely didn't have that rule!

My guess is that the rule was created to keep guys from going into the women's changing room.
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Unread 04-13-2006, 04:21 PM   #6
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I don't think Comiket has no-guys-crossplay rule. I believe nightko was just saying that some events do, not Comiket in particular.

I've seen staff crosspaly too. They had shinigami costume last time, but the year before, they had maid costumes and guy staffs were wearing those too.
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Unread 04-14-2006, 01:28 AM   #7
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Staff in maid costumes, definitely is eye catching.

Yes, I was referring to those other events.
Also, I saw some events have stated that soldiers uniform that really exist/use nowadays are forbidden.
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hey, im now in japan and im coing back to mexico in 2 months y would like to go to a cosplay event again... so that i can wear my merle's costume again..... does someone know about an event at the beggining of june???
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hey, im now in japan and im coing back to mexico in 2 months y would like to go to a cosplay event again... so that i can wear my merle's costume again..... does someone know about an event at the beggining of june???
See what the sites in this thread have to say:
http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74616
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Unread 04-15-2006, 07:49 AM   #10
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thank you, i was looking there but i just can see this weekend events i can't see june events u.u...
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WOW I thought the conventions here were strict. I just am afraid to go (if I had the money) to a Japan convention because I dont speak Japanese and cannot read the language(though I am learning).
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Unread 04-28-2006, 12:51 AM   #12
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Adding on to nightko, I'm pretty sure that at comiket your not allowed to wear police uniforms, and army uniforms that are put in use now. If it's older, I think it was allowed...

emeraude: I found a "all Genre Cosplay event" on 6/11/06 at Tokyo Joypolis (I kinda figured you live in Tokyo). Their site is here: http://www.cosplayheaven.net/ if your interested.
Joy polis is in Odaiba, near were Comiket is held, and this seems to be "theme park" cosplay event. It's 2500 yen to buy a ticket to get in, and to enjoy all atraction.

Squall_009: I'm also the type that's kinda afraid to go to Japanese cons, but if you have any troubles with Japanese, if I'm here (sometimes I don't check here often, but if I indeed check it) I'm glad to help with some translations.
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No Crossplay? guess that leaves me out....no serously is that a rule? cause girls do it all the time in the photos i have seen.
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Unread 04-29-2006, 04:37 PM   #14
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No Crossplay? guess that leaves me out....no serously is that a rule? cause girls do it all the time in the photos i have seen.
The rule is banning males from wearing female costumes.
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Unread 05-06-2006, 10:58 PM   #15
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Hi everybody!
Does anybody know if a cosplayer can be ok in a cosplay convention just speaking english? (I have a very poor japanese, but I would like to visit a con in Japan soon).
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