Its become a meme in the
But of course – for obvious reasons (especially these days) this might cause outrage with certain people. Whether they’re
And while I wouldn’t be caught DEAD wearing
⚠️Currently updating our cosplay etiquette rules for 2020 and we’re not allowing
ahegao clothingat our future events because we are an all-age convention. Rules will be uploaded this week as we update our site but we thought we’d get this one out there so you have been informed!
AnimeExpo (@SunnyAnimeExpo) November 18, 2019
Back in November 2019 – Sunny
As the Tweet says:
“because we are an all-age convention”.
Almost 4000+ people retweeted it, and over 24K+ liked it.
anime cons have followed the herd since November 2019
POLICY UPDATE: We’ve given our existing rules for cosplay and
clothingone tweak: Starting with #COAF2020, we will not permit ‘ ahegao’ or similar clothingwith graphic sexual imagery to be worn on the convention floor.
AnimeFest (@coanimefest) January 16, 2020
Beginning w/ #AMKEthe13th, we will be adjusting our Costume &
ClothingPolicy: Graphic sexual imagery—such as ahegaoand similar designs—is not permitted to be worn on the con floor. We are also providing a clearer diagram to illustrate permitted minimum expectations w/ cosplay.
AnimeMilwaukee (@Animemilwaukee) January 17, 2020
On January 17th 2020 (a day after)
And of course – why they’re banning it from their conventions.
As we come closer to con we have reexamined some of our policies. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly convention, and because of this we have decided to follow suit of some of our fellow conventions and further clarify our Costume Policy.
AnimeDetour (@animedetour) January 18, 2020
On January 18th 2020 –
They even say “we have decided to follow suit”, so it’s no coincidence.
Protecting the children
From a “children’s” point of view, I understand why they’re doing this. And why other
If you’re going to an anime con with your kids (8 years old for example) you don’t want them being exposed to
It might me humor to me and you, but it’s not good for kids to be absorbing that kind of… “content” we’ll say.
But “sexual imagery” applies to cosplay, and the children exposed to it at cons
Keep in mind that this was a cosplay from a major all ages con a few years ago. I don’t like
ahegaoclothes, but I hate hypocrisy more. The stereotype that guys who wear them are neckbeards/incels are why people want them banned, it has nothing to do with kids. pic.twitter.com/X5QYPOd0dK
— SlickRoach (@RoachSlick) November 23, 2019
This doesn’t apply to any of the cons mentioned in this post, but there are
It makes sense.
Cosplay is a high five for your favorite character, expressed through
But as we all know – cosplays that mirror characters with “sexual”
Especially since one is brought to life and shows a lot of skin, while
Is THIS acceptable for
Logic will tell you this is sexual just like
Hence tweaking their policies.
I just want to make sure I 100% understand. This is just for..unfortunate graphics on shirts/whatever else? Would still be okay If I wear a cosplay that is a bodysuit and fishnets? Just want to make sure before I finish it.
— мคⓇⓇ€ (@BlanketLord) January 18, 2020
Rather see that famous shirt then skimpy cosplay, your policy makes no sense, if you want to protect kids you must ban skimpy cosplayer’s also.
— Mr Senpai of Freedom! ❌ (@Fei_Xenogears) January 24, 2020
There’s more than one argument to this topic. But all I’m saying is – if this is REALLY about protecting children, half-naked and almost naked cosplays should ALSO be banned by
And not just the cons who’ve already done it, but upcoming