JAPAN TOUCH COSPLAY 2019

Guests and activities, exhibitors, restorers, young designers, workshops, photocall …

Short story about cosplay

Cosplay was created from the words « costume play ».
The term was coined by Nobuyuki Takahashi a japanese reporter who attended the 1983 World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in Los Angeles and was greeted into fans dressed up as fictional characters.
Born in the United States, cosplay has taken off in Japan, before becoming popular through conventions around the world.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF THE COSPLAYER

1. Hit with your weapon, you will not.
(Even if your weapon is foam, the possibility of hurting others still exists.)

2. Pay attention to others, you must.
(If your cosplay is cumbersome, you must be careful not to hurt those around you.)

3. Other cosplayers, you will respect.
(All remarks and incitement to hatred or violence should be avoided.)
(And don’t forget: “Criticism is easy, but you too have one day started somewhere”)

4. Roleplay too far, you will not push.
(If you play a villain or someone with a daring roleplay, such as Deadpool or Kill the kill for example, keep in mind that the people around you may not know the character. Respectful in all circumstances you will be.)

5. In reserved areas, your photos you will take.
(You do not have to accept every photo you are asked for, do not hesitate to go to the spaces available to you.)

6. Respect the jury’s opinion, you must.
(If you participate in the contest and the result does not fit you, accept the decision and fair play you will.)

7. Do not go against the safety rules, you will.
(If the safety agent refuses your weapon or any other object or accessory into the festival, his decision, you will accept.)
Signs are available at the entrance showing which accessories are refused.

8. To different audience, you will fit.
(With an adult or a child do not act the same way.)

9. Stay courteous, you must.
(As photographers and visitors will respect you, the same will be necessary.)

10. Have fun, you CAN.
(As long as you follow the rules above.)

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF THE VISITOR

1. Free hugs, you will not force.

2. Do not get upset, you must.
(if someone refuses a picture or a free hug, you must respect his choice)

3. Ask to take a picture, you must.
(The cosplayers prefer to be asked politely if we can take a picture, the roleplay of the character they embody may be something important to them)

4. The trash on the ground, you will not throw.
(bins are at your disposal, do not hesitate to throw in your garbage)

5. Respect others, you have to.
(Cosplayers, creators and visitors will have the same respect as the one you expect to receive.)

6. Your stuff, you will watch
(A pickpocket, a lost bank card or an incident quickly arrived.)

7. Stay courteous, you must.
(As cosplayers will respect you, the same will be necessary.)

8. The facilities and equipment made available by the festival, you will respect.
(It is important to pay attention to what you are doing to make better your experience and that of others.)

9. The people around you, you will not jostle.
(Some cosplayers have fragile costumes that they have worked on for a long time, so be careful when you’re near them, the same goes other visitors.)

10. Have fun, you CAN.
(As long as you follow the rules above.)

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