What better place to get started cosplaying? First time cosplayers are just as welcome as pros!
Check out the latest Japanese trends
There are loads of exhibitors showcasing the newest and best of otaku culture.
Meet other anime fans and photographers
Various members of the media and HYPER JAPAN official press will be present during each session of the event. Show off all of that hard work!
You don’t have to step up on stage to show off your love for your favourite anime – cosplay at the HYPER JAPAN Festival 2018 is all about supporting our visitors’ desire to dress up and become the character of their choice, regardless of how their costume is made!
That’s right: handmade, shop-bought, cobbled together from knick-knacks in your garage – anything goes!
We want everyone to have a wonderful time when they come to HYPER JAPAN and do not want to inhibit your creative side, however if you are a cosplayer there are certain rules that need to be followed. These are:
HYPER JAPAN is a family event, so please keep this in mind when cosplaying.
- We have a zero tolerance for nudity
- Costumes must be no smaller than standard swimwear, however, as the costume will be judged at the entrance, please bring something to cover yourself with in case
- Costumes which give the illusion of nudity are also not permitted
Use your best judgement and refrain from wearing anything overly revealing.
Please also refrain from wearing costumes which are overly similar to those of actual civil servants, security personnel, or members of the military.
A pause for thought!
Consider the “social media” test! If you were photographed and the image went viral, would the general public be offended by your outfit?
If the answer is yes, then do not bring your costume to the event.
Please find out more here!
Bag searches will be carried out at the entrance and the organiser reserves the right to prohibit any items that are considered offensive or could cause harm.
If a part of your costume is not in accordance with these rules, the organisers will keep it for you while you enjoy the event.
The organisers reserve the right to make any final judgements on this matter.
Be aware – if your costume is deemed offensive or inappropriate, you may be asked to leave.
Keep HYPER JAPAN fun and safe – follow the rules!