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Event Information

acosta! Ikebukuro Sunshine City

Special Events

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Event Overview

Date and Time

February 2nd (Fri), 2024

Admission Time

10:00 pm ~ 5:00 am
*Photography until 4:00 am

Venue

Ikebukuro Sunshine City 3-1-3, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

How to get there

Check-in

Exhibition Hall D


Admission Fees

Cosplayers

3,500 yen (tax included)

Photographers
& General Attendees

3,000 yen (tax included)

  • Same-day tickets are not available.
  • You will be asked to present your ID at the check-in desk on the day of the event.
  • Regardless of ticket type, there is a purchase limit of 2 tickets per person each day.
    *If you have multiple tickets, please make sure to transfer tickets in advance.
  • We do not accept cancellations or changes for purchased tickets. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Unused tickets can be converted into staca points through your “staca Ticket Center” personal page.
Tickets for February 2nd (Fri)

Overnight Stay

Overnight Plan


Venue

Hall Map

Hall Map

Underground Parking Lot

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*Cosplayers are not allowed to walk around Sunshine Plaza or Ikebukuro in costume.

Stage Events

Venue

Sunshine City Alpa B1 Fountain Plaza

Fountain Plaza

Safety is our top priority at acosta! events.
We ask that all of our guests have a good time while adhering to the precautions, terms of use, and instructions of our staff.

    For spectators:

  • Saving spots or preventing others from occupying certain areas is prohibited.
  • Watching the event from ladders, stands, or steps is prohibited.
  • Please refrain from attending if you have a fever or are feeling unwell.
  • Interactions should be confined to the acosta! photo zones.
  • Photography and video recording by acosta! staff may take place at the CDEF stage.
  • Using flashes and tripods for photography is prohibited.
  • Please do not raise your camera above the height of faces or heads when taking photos. Take care not to obstruct the view of those around you.
  • Singing, chanting, and cheering are allowed.
  • Physical movements that may obstruct others’ views are prohibited.
  • If you feel unwell, please notify a staff member.

  • Please refrain from contacting the event venue regarding CDEF.
    For inquiries, kindly use the CDEF Inquiry Form.
    *If you do not follow these rules, we reserve the right to deny you access to the event. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
    *The contents of these regulations are subject to change.

Event Information

Looking for performers!

Stage Event

Hall Events

Venue

Sunshine City 3F
Exhibition Hall C

Exhibition Hall C

Get on stage! A free-for-all karaoke stage where you can sing to your heart’s content!
Let’s sing together!

    For performers:

  • Registration is limited and will conclude once the maximum number is reached. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
  • Please be aware that photos and videos of the event may be used on the acosta! official website, social media, and other promotional mediums.
  • Please avoid extreme performances and the use of costumes or props that may cause the stage to require cleaning.
  • Jackets may be removed during the performance, but you may not throw them. To keep guests from tripping, simply place them at the edge of the stage.
  • Changing the performance order is not allowed except under exceptional circumstances.
  • Your stage performance may be canceled if your costume is too revealing or if you bring costumes/props that violate the acosta! event regulations.
  • Throwing objects from the stage and moving between the audience and the stage are both dangerous and thus forbidden.
  • It is also forbidden to use items that could cause the stage to require cleaning, especially props that are difficult to clean up after. (e.g. props that are too large for a single person to carry or small items in large quantities, such as petals)
  • During their performance, performers are responsible for any injuries to other guests or damage to or defacement of the facility’s equipment.
  • For spectators:

  • Saving spots or preventing others from occupying certain areas is prohibited.
  • Using flashes and tripods for photography is prohibited.
  • Please do not raise your camera above the height of faces or heads when taking photos. Take care not to obstruct the view of those around you.
  • Singing, chanting, and cheering are allowed.
  • Physical movements that may obstruct others’ views are prohibited.

  • *If you do not follow these rules, we reserve the right to deny you access to the event. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
    *The contents of these regulations are subject to change.

Restaurant Bayern

The Bayern restaurant, on the B1F of the Sunshine City Prince Hotel, will be offering extended late-night hours in sync with the acosta! event!

Restaurant

Business hours: 11:00 pm – 2:00 am (Last order at 1:30 am)

Family Mart

The Family Mart on the 1F of Prince Hotel is open!

Famima

Business hours: 02:00 am – 04:00 am (Service hours subject to change)

Photo Service

Get your photos taken
by official acosta! photographers!

*To get your photo data, you must be registered as a member with the staca Ticket Center.

Learn more!

Official Photographer

Kushiii

@kushiii

Official Photoreporter

Covering All-Night acosta!
Your cooperation in our coverage is appreciated!

Our photoreporter will only be capturing the event and conducting interviews.
We kindly ask you to allow them to focus on their work without interruption.

Rental Service

acosta! participants can rent props for free!

Rental

Rental time: 00:00 am – 4:00 am

Event Highlights

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Rules & Regulations

    Updated on October 20th, 2022
    Safety is our top priority at acosta! events. We ask that all of our guests have a good time while adhering to the precautions, terms of use, and instructions of our staff.
    Keep in mind that these terms are subject to change at any time.
    Please regularly check this page for updates regarding the terms. About staca
  • acosta! events and HACOSTADIUM partner studios use a membership card system.
    By accumulating points, you can get a discount at our partner studios. There are also special campaigns available only to cardholders.
    Please take care not to misplace your card.
  • General rules
  • Please follow these rules and regulations, as well as the instructions of the staff.
  • If you do not follow the directions of the staff or engage in disruptive or illegal activities, we may report the incident to the appropriate authorities, ask you to leave the event, and refuse you entry to future events. In some cases, we may also confiscate film, equipment, or memory cards.
  • Photography, video recording & interaction with other guests
  • If someone asks for permission to take a photo, please cooperate by only taking a casual commemorative photo. If someone intends to do a more serious shoot, please ensure they show their acosta! attendee badge.
    Make sure to always check each other’s badges during photography sessions.
  • While taking photos or interacting, please ensure your actions are respectful and not uncomfortable for others.
  • Model guns must be deactivated and be sure they are not loaded with BB bullets or other ammunition.
  • Photography is allowed only with mutual consent.
  • Ensure your photos don’t accidentally capture other participants or general attendees.
  • Posting photos and short videos of the event on social media is allowed. Any issues that may arise as a result of these posts are the poster’s responsibility.
  • Prohibited conduct:

  • Do not use bulky equipment for photography that obstructs pathways.
  • Do not take photos without the subject’s consent.
  • Do not photograph the surroundings or the general atmosphere of the venue.
  • Do not spend excessively long periods of time photographing or occupying a specific area.
  • Do not photograph inside or at the entrance of men’s or women’s changing rooms and restrooms.
  • Do not engage in lengthy photography sessions that may be disruptive to others.
  • Do not use excessively large telephoto lenses.
  • Do not use imitation swords, firearms, or props that resemble weapons, rackets, balls, etc., except when posing for photos.
  • Do not climb trees, unstable structures, or any other off-limits areas.
  • Do not take photos while walking.
  • Do not engage in dancing, running, or other intense movements.
  • Do not inadvertently capture other participants or general attendees in photos.
  • Do not live stream the event or upload footage to video-sharing sites.
  • Do not record scripted videos for platforms like YouTube.
  • Do not play music.
  • Costumes & changing
  • Change into your cosplay outfit inside the designated male or female changing rooms.
  • Staff of the opposite gender might enter the changing rooms in case of emergency.
  • If your costume is deemed potentially offensive, you might be asked to return to the changing room.
  • Please refrain from wearing real military uniforms or outfits that are heavily inspired by real military uniforms. (Costumes from manga or anime are acceptable).
  • Prohibited conduct:

  • Do not change clothes or apply makeup outside of the designated areas for such, like in neighboring shops or restrooms.
  • Do not use sprays or mists inside the venue.
  • Do not enter or exit the venue while in costume.
  • Do not wear uniforms of police officers, self-defense forces, firefighters, or any other Japanese or international defense forces. Outfits that can be easily confused with such are also prohibited.
  • Do not wear costumes that could be mistaken for underwear.
  • Do not cut wigs inside the venue, changing rooms, restrooms, etc.
  • Do not use microphones, musical instruments, radios, or engage in any other noise-making actions.
  • Do not make excessive noise with bells or other items attached to costumes or props.
  • Do not use fake blood or portray violent themes.
  • Do not bring potentially harmful items or things that might damage or soil the venue, such as color sprays or fake blood.
  • Do not wear costumes that are too revealing (see “About revealing costumes” below)
  • Do not participate in acosta! while wearing kigurumi suits (full-body plush costumes).
    e.g. Kigurumi of Disney characters, Nintendo characters, and local mascots with official mascot versions.
  • About revealing costumes
  • If your outfit is too revealing, you might be denied participation in cosplay.
  • If your costume reveals the lower or side parts of the breasts, please wear underwear or body foundation.
  • Make sure your underwear isn’t visible by wearing leggings or stockings.
  • If you’re wearing a revealing costume, please wear a jacket, shawl, or similar item when on the move.
  • If you’re a female cosplayer crossdressing as a male character with exposed chest areas, please wear a leotard or a chest binder.
    *There are no upper body restrictions for male cosplayers, but please cover up when not being photographed.
  • Regardless of the above, if the staff deems your costume to be problematic, you may be asked to change or wear additional layers.
  • The following costumes are prohibited:

  • Costumes that are considered obscene or violate public order and decency.
  • Costumes worn without underwear, or where underwear is visible through gaps in the costume material, such as around the chest or armpits.
  • Extremely low-rise fashion.
  • Excessive exposure, visible underwear, and costumes that can easily be mistaken for underwear.
  • Guidelines for male cosplayers crossdressing as female characters
  • Always apply makeup, groom brows, and so on, taking care not to compromise the character’s image.
  • Groom any exposed areas such as underarm hair, leg hair, and facial hair.
  • Intimidating or distasteful crossdressing is not allowed.
  • Avoid exposing bare legs and wear tights, stockings, or leggings instead.
  • About the luggage storage area
  • After depositing your luggage, you will receive one ticket stub per item. Please keep the stub safe to avoid losing it. If lost, luggage will only be returned after all guests have retrieved their belongings.
  • To collect your luggage, please show both the luggage tag and its matching stub to the staff.
  • Please keep your valuables with you. We will not be held accountable for any losses.
  • Controlled Exit Procedures
  • We may implement controlled exits when congestion is expected, such as at the end of a photo shoot or in the event of rain.
  • Please follow the instructions of the staff.
  • About age restrictions
  • Guests under the age of 18, including high school students, are not permitted to participate in this event.
  • About moving around the event area and entering stores
  • Imitation swords, firearms, and items resembling dangerous goods must concealed in a bag or cover when on the move.
  • Prohibited conduct:

  • Do not use props like rackets, balls, etc.
  • Do not walk around or enter shops in areas other than photo zones while wearing face masks, helmets, or other items that hide your face.
  • Do not drink or smoke while cosplaying in a student uniform.
  • Do not occupy seats for extended periods or sit on the floor.
  • Rules for exploring Sunshine City
  • Alpa and Alta shops will be closed during the event.
  • Other disclaimers
  • Changing rooms close at 5:00 am.
  • The layout or schedule of the venue may change at any time.
  • Please keep your valuables with you. We will not be held accountable for any losses.
  • Lost and found items will be disposed of two weeks after the event if not claimed. If you believe you have misplaced something, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • In the event of an emergency, please follow staff instructions and remain calm.
  • If any of the equipment or the venue itself is damaged, the party responsible will be held liable for compensation.
  • If an ambulance or other emergency services are required due to injuries, health issues, or other factors, the cost will be borne by the party involved.
  • We, acosta! (Hacosta Inc.), as well as the management and the venue, are not responsible for any inconveniences or accidents caused by the content or type of cosplay or the condition of the venue.
  • On the event day, official photographers and various media may be taking photos and recording videos. Attendees may appear on TV, newspapers, magazines, the web, etc. Thanks for your understanding.
  • If you see someone covering the event without a “Press Pass” issued by acosta!, please notify the staff.
  • Prohibited conduct:
  • Do not take photos without the subject’s consent.
  • Do not post photos online without the subject’s consent. Also, avoid taking excessively low-angle shots.
  • Do not use photos taken at acosta! events for commercial or profit-oriented purposes.
  • Do not engage in acts or bring items that go against public order and morals.
  • Do not bring real knives, real swords, functional model guns, or other dangerous props.
  • Do not take adult photos or videos.
  • Do not sell inside the event, or engage in unauthorized media coverage, solicitation, or distribution of flyers.
  • Do not eat or drink outside of Sunshine City or areas that allow it.
  • Do not bring in ladders.
  • Do not bring in national flags.
  • Do not use outlets or power sources.
  • Do not bring alcoholic beverages into the hall.
  • Do not smoke while cosplaying in a school uniform.
  • Do not bring items that could injure others or potentially damage the venue or cause messes that require cleaning.
  • Do not engage in participant conflicts or any other acts deemed by event staff to be dangerous, nuisance-causing, or rule-violating, regardless of the reason.
  • Do not damage the venue or cause messes that require cleaning.
  • Do not throw or swing items in a manner that could inconvenience others.
  • Do not enter off-limits areas like planting or flower beds. (This includes placing props and equipment inside.)

  • *If you break the above rules and regulations, the staff may ask you to leave or report you to the proper authorities.
    Participating in the event implies acceptance of these terms.
    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Organized by:
Hacosta Inc.

Co-hosted by:
Sunshine City Corporation

In collaboration with:
Toshima Ward, Animate Inc.