All SaikouCon guests are welcome to cosplay their favorite characters, however please remember that while we prefer our guests to be 13 and above, there will be younger fans in attendance, and our venue has rules prohibiting full and partial nudity (no exposed nipples on our female guests, and no exposed genitals on either male or female guests, make sure to pack your pasties and undies with the rest of your costuming materials), Information and sign ups (where applicable) for specific cosplay events at SaikouCon will be available here on the Cosplay page and on our Events page! In the meantime please look over our Codes of Conduct for all guests and specific rules for cosplayers and non-cosplaying guests interacting with cosplayers at the bottom of this page.
We at SaikouCon take the Cosplay is not permission issue very seriously, if you feel harassed or threatened in any way please find a SaikouCon staff member or security officer immediately. Please report any photography you feel is targeting you specifically without your permission, and we will handle it right away. SaikouCon promises we are always working hard to create an environment that is safe for all guests and we are taking extra measures to protect our cosplaying guests. SaikouCon loves the Cosplay Community and we will defend it to out utmost capabilities for the life of our convention. We promise to be a safe haven to cosplay in saftey without ridicule or harassment; sexual or otherwise. Any person found to be violating our rules of conduct concerning cosplayers may be asked to leave the convention without refund and depending on the seriousness of the infraction will be blacklisted from attending the convention in future years. This applies to vendors and journalists/photographers/videographers as well, especially after the Cosplayer Pillowcase incident of 2013. In extreme cases, the police will be called in to handle offenders which may result in legal action and jail time if charges are pressed. Below you will find a list of general etiquette points for con goers and cosplayers, which can also be found with the overall rules and regulations for attendees of SaikouCon on the Convention Info page.