Q: Is the entrance free for cosplayers ?
A: No. Even if you wear a cosplay, you have to buy a ticket to enter.
Q: Is there a changing area ?
A: Japan Expo has set changing facilities in two locations of the festival to make it easier for you to change into your costume on site:
- the first is set up in hall 8, even before security checks (which allows you to leave your bags and luggage too big to be allowed in at the checkroom in hall 8)
- inside the festival, in the cosplay area, by the Kitsune stage in hall 5A
Q: Are there forbidden costumes ?
A: Yes, in respect of the current security level in France, costumes resembling military, police, SWAT… costumes are forbidden.
All weapon replicas are strictly forbidden, whatever they are made of. Only harmless replicas of fantasy weapons are allowed, on the condition that they bear strictly no resemblance with a real weapon and are made of harmless material only, such as foam, cardboard, light wood, or worbla.
Questions about your costume
Q: Can I bring a mask ?
A: Yes but you need to take if off at the security checks.
Q: Can I come with face paint?
A: You can use makeup on your face only if you can be easily identified by security agents at security checks. Otherwise, you will have to put your makeup on inside (you can use the changing rooms located inside the festival).
Q: Can I come with sewing and cosplay tools?
A: You can bring things glue, paint, or makeup.
Q: Can I bring accessories ?
A: Metal items are forbidden. You can bring accessories made from plastic, frabric, polystirene, worbla, cardboard, foam, resin, leather or light wood. Some small metal items or items with small metal parts may be accepted, like jewels, baubles, clasps, bra or corset underwiring, belt buckles. We remind you that on site, only security agents can tell which items are allowed in or not.
Q: I need to bring a lot of accessories so I will come with big baggage.
A: All bags of a capacity of more than 25L are forbidden inside the festival. Checkrooms and changing rooms are made available before security checks to allow you to leave forbidden items and to put on your costumes before entering the festival.
Q: Can I come a weapon or a weapon replica if there is no metal on it ?
A: ONLY HARMLESS REPLICAS OF FANTASY WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED, ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY BEAR STRICTLY NO RESEMBLANCE WITH A REAL WEAPON. You weapon also need to be made from plastic, frabric, polystirene, worbla, cardboard, foam, resin, leather or light wood.
Q : What kind of material are allowed for costumes ?
R : You can bring costumes made from plastic, frabric, polystirene, worbla, cardboard, foam, resin, leather or light wood. For more information, you can read this page.
Q: I have another question! What do I do?
A: You can read the attendees' guide and the other practical information here and the other FAQ sections. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, send us a message and we’ll find it for you! Use the "Contact us" section of the website and be careful when choosing the type of request, it will be easier for us to find the answer.