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Event Information

acosta! @ Ikebukuro Sunshine City

Event Overview

Date and Time

January 13th (Sat) & 14th (Sun), 2024

10:00 am ~ 6:30 pm
*Photography until 5:00 pm

Admission Time

Early Bird Tickets: from 9:30 am

Regular Tickets: from 11:00 am

Same-day Tickets: from 1:00 pm

*Admission times vary depending on the ticket.
Please check your admission time slot before visiting.
Please do not arrive earlier than your check-in time.

Venue

Ikebukuro Sunshine City Check-in: Bunka Kaikan Bldg. 2F, Exhibition Hall D
3-1-3, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

How to get there

Admission Fees

Early Bird Tickets (9:30 am ~ 6:30 pm)

Cosplayers (Male/Female)
Photographers & General Attendees


2,750 yen (tax included)

Regular Tickets (11:00 am ~ 6:30 pm)

Cosplayers (Male/Female)
Photographers & General Attendees


2,200 yen (tax included)

Same-day Tickets (1:00 pm ~ 6:30 pm)

Cosplayers (Male/Female)
Photographers & General Attendees


2,000 yen (tax included)

*Same-day tickets are available in limited quantities.



Kids Ticket
  • Admission times vary by ticket type.
  • Those with early bird tickets will no longer have priority after 11:00 am.
    After the check-in start for regular ticket holders, you will have to line up in the regular queue.
  • 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 January 13th (Sat) Tickets for January 14th (Sun) Hotel Plan

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Venue Map

Outdoor Photo Zone


Outdoor Shooting Area

*Higashi-Ikebukuro Central Park may be unavailable depending on the latest developments in infectious disease outbreaks. Thank you for your understanding.

Hall Map


Hall Map

*The layout is subject to change without notice.

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Hall Events

Venue

Exhibition Hall B

Karaoke

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.
  • Photography is only allowed with mutual consent.
  • 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.
    *Staff may intervene as necessary, based on the facility’s status or other guests’ activities. We kindly ask for your cooperation in following any guidance they provide.
    *The contents of these regulations are subject to change.

Special Collaborations

Discover more ways to enjoy our cosplay events!

Beginner's Guide

Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City Exhibition Hall D, check-in area
Time: From 12:00 to 12:30 noon

Welcome photographers who are joining the acosta! event for the first time!
This guide will help you make the most of the event. Please be aware that this isn’t a photography workshop.
If there are many participants, we’ll split into smaller groups.

Eat & Shop in Cosplay

Find out where you can eat or shop while in cosplay!

Featured

NAMJATOWN
Show your attendee badge or wristband to use the studio for only 500 yen per hour!

Stores with Special Benefits

Yuzawaya Ikebukuro Store (WACCA 3F) Yuzawaya Ikebukuro Store (WACCA 3F)
Show your attendee badge to receive a 20% discount on your purchases! *Discount does not apply to tickets, special-priced items, or certain products.
HUB+82 (WACCA 1F) HUB+82 (WACCA 1F)
Show your attendee badge to receive a 10% discount on your bill! Make an original drink using your favorite photo or color! (*For combined use with other services, please check in-store.)
Adores Sunshine Store Adores Sunshine Store
Show your attendee badge for a free crane game play and to borrow props for in-store photography!
Karaoke Mac Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Store Karaoke Mac Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Store
Show your attendee badge on the day of the event and get 20% off! Show your staca card any day and get 30% off!
Ikebukuro Fortune-Telling Museum Balangan Ikebukuro Fortune-Telling Museum Balangan
Show your attendee badge to get a whopping 1,080 yen off your fortune-telling fee when you get a reading for 20 minutes or more!
namco Ikebukuro namco Ikebukuro
Show your attendee badge to receive a 100 yen discount on sticker print photos! You can play and take photos in cosplay!
Kuikui Kuikui
Show your attendee badge to receive a 10% discount on your meal!
DiCE Ikebukuro Store DiCE Ikebukuro Store
Show your attendee badge or staca card to get a 200 yen discount on reclining flats and a 300 yen discount on VIP & Karaoke rooms!
Bakudan-yaki Honpo Ikebukuro Store Bakudan-yaki Honpo Ikebukuro Store
Bakudan-yaki: a treat made by grilling ingredients typically used in okonomiyaki in the style of takoyaki! Show your attendee badge for extra toppings!
FLORA CLINIC FLORA CLINIC
Show the brochure to receive 5% off all treatments! Additionally, on the days of the acosta event, a portion of the facility is open for photography between 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm!
NAMJATOWN NAMJATOWN
Many collaborative events await you! *Please note that the contents and admission method may vary depending on the circumstances.
Marion Crepe WACCA Ikebukuro Store (WACCA Ikebukuro 1F) Marion Crepe WACCA Ikebukuro Store (WACCA Ikebukuro 1F)
Show your attendee badge for a 50 yen discount on crepes and drinks. *Some items, such as collaboration crepes, are excluded.
cosset Ikebukuro Main Store cosset Ikebukuro Main Store
Show your attendee badge or wristband to use the studio for only 500 yen per hour!
Karaoke no Tetsujin Karaoke no Tetsujin Ikebukuro East Exit Store
Show your attendee badge or staca card to get up to 50% off room fees! 30% off during free time! Click for details!
GiGO Ikebukuro No. 1 Building
Play in the arcade while in cosplay and try getting one of the many anime and game-related prizes! Show your attendee badge for one free play on a crane game!
GiGO Ikebukuro No. 2 Building
Located on Sunshine Street, this store specializes in photo sticker machines. Just under SUNDRUG, on B1F! Show your attendee badge for one free instant photo!
GiGO Ikebukuro No. 3 Building
Right outside Ikebukuro East Exit 35! Eight floors of arcade fun that you can enjoy while dressed in cosplay! GiGO’s Taiyaki floor (8F) is also ideal for a quick break!
GiGO Sohonten
Opening on September 20th! Play in the arcade while in cosplay! This is the arcade with the most photo sticker machines in the area. And you can take photos around the arcade too! Show your attendee badge for a free crane game play!
Jeken
Show your attendee badge to receive a 100 yen discount on food and drinks! Get a 10% OFF coupon for your next visit too! Bring along your favorite character merch and let’s fan out together!

Other Partner Stores

(1) Sunshine City Alpa & Alta

(2) ACOS Ikebukuro Main Store

(3) Lashinbang Ikebukuro Character Palace

(4) Assist Wig Ikebukuro Store

(5) Ikebukuro Fortune-Telling Museum Barangan

(6) Y’s Road Ikebukuro Store

(7) Stella Worth

(8) Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part2 Store

(9) namco

(10) Karaoke Mac Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Store (5F)

(11) Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas (8F, 6F)

(12) Karaoke no Tetsujin Ikebukuro East Exit Store

(13) Lashinbang Ikebukuro Female Doujin Store

(14) Adores Sunshine Store

(15) DiCE Ikebukuro Store

(16) Yuzawaya Ikebukuro Store (3F)

(17) Adores Ikebukuro East Exit Store

(18) Round One

(19) Lashinbang Ikebukuro Trend Store

(20) Flora Clinic

(21) animate Ikebukuro Main Store

(22) GiGo Sohonten

(23) GiGO Ikebukuro No.1 Building

(24) GiGO Ikebukuro No.2 Building

(25) GiGO Ikebukuro No.3 Building

(1) Sunshine City Alpa & Alta

(2) Jonathan’s Ikebukuro Sunshine Front Store

(3) Jonathan’s East Ikebukuro Store

(4) Bakudan-yaki Honpo Ikebukuro Store

(5) Banana Bongo

(6) Momitoi

(7) Starbucks Coffee Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Store

(8) Gusto Sunshine Street Store

(9) Mister Donut Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Store

(10) Gusto South Ikebukuro Store

(11) Bikkuri Donkey South Ikebukuro Store

(12) Kuikui

(13) Lotteria Ikebukuro East Exit Store

(14) HUB+82 (WACCA 1F)

(15) Marion Crepe WACCA Ikebukuro Store (1F)

(16) Palermo Ikebukuro Store

(17) McDonald’s Ikebukuro Labi Store

(18) Jeken

(1) FamilyMart Sunshine City Store

(2) FamilyMart Sunshine West Store

(3) FamilyMart East Ikebukuro Store

(4) FamilyMart East Ikebukuro Seiko Building Store

(5) Lawson Ikebukuro Station East Store

(6) FamilyMart East Ikebukuro 1-Chome Store

(7) 7-Eleven East Ikebukuro 1-Chome Store

(8) FamilyMart Naka-Ikebukuro Park North Store

(9) FamilyMart Naka-Ikebukuro Park Front Store

(10) FamilyMart South Ikebukuro Park Street Store

(11) FamilyMart South Ikebukuro 1-Chome Store

(12) FamilyMart Ikebukuro Station East Store

(13) 7-Eleven East Ikebukuro Meiji Street Store

Photo Service

Show your web staca or staca card to get your photo data!

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

Learn more!

Rental Service

Show your web staca or staca card to rent props for free!

Rental

Rental time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.
  • About age restrictions
  • Children below junior high school may participate in the event only if accompanied by a guardian. Elementary school students must pay the regular admission fee; participation is free for children under elementary school age.
    *Accompanying guardians will also need to pay the regular admission fee.
  • Children under elementary school age can use the changing room of the same gender as their guardian. *The staff might refuse entry to changing rooms of the opposite gender if they believe it is necessary.
  • Children under junior high school age are prohibited from roaming alone. Guardians must always accompany them during the event.
  • About moving around the event area and entering stores
  • Some stores may refuse entry based on their discretion.
  • Imitation swords, firearms, and items resembling dangerous goods must concealed in a bag or cover when on the move.
  • Please follow the anti-contamination rules of any stores where entry is permitted.
  • 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.
  • Do not occupy “purikura” photo booths or game machines without actually playing.
  • Rules for exploring Sunshine City
  • Entry to shops in Alpa and Alta is generally permitted.
  • Some stores may refuse entry based on their discretion.
  • Please be considerate of regular customers and avoid inconveniencing them.
  • Refrain from entering stores without the intention to shop and from handling products unnecessarily.
  • Please refrain from taking photographs in Alpa and Alta.
    (*Stores not listed in our partner stores list, like Starbucks Coffee, FamilyMart, and Subway, are generally open to attendees.)
  • Rules for the Sunshine City Aquarium
  • During the acosta! event period, you can enter the aquarium in cosplay.
    *Entry to the aquarium requires a separate time-specific web ticket, Aquarium Club Card, or annual passport.
  • Please follow the signs within Sunshine City to get to the aquarium.
  • The use of tripods, reflectors, and lighting equipment is prohibited. Please limit photography to casual commemorative shots like regular visitors.
  • Entry is prohibited in cases where your cosplay covers your face in a way that renders you unrecognizable, such as with a mask or other face-covering.
  • About imitation swords, firearms, and items resembling dangerous goods
  • When on the move outside of photo areas, props that resemble dangerous items should be kept in cases or bags, and they should not be used for photos.
  • Please refrain from long photo sessions or actions that may inconvenience other visitors.
  • Photography guidelines for the Sunshine City Aquarium

  • Photography is prohibited in the aquarium’s merchandise store Aqua Pocket and in Tully’s Coffee.
  • Photography is prohibited during the aquarium’s various animal discovery activities.
  • Flash photography is not permitted in certain areas of the aquarium. Please check the notices posted inside the aquarium.
  • Make sure to follow the instructions of the aquarium staff.
  • Rules for the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas
  • Entry is prohibited in cases where your cosplay covers your face in a way that renders you unrecognizable, such as with a mask or other face-covering.
  • Entry in cosplay or with decorations or accessories that may inconvenience other visitors is prohibited.
  • Wearing headgear or wigs that exceed the height or width of one’s head is prohibited.
  • Please refrain from wearing costumes that make noises such as friction sounds or bells.
  • Please refrain from bringing in imitation swords, firearms, objects resembling dangerous items, or large baggage.
  • Photography inside the theater is prohibited. (Photography is allowed to a certain extent in elevator halls and entrances, similar to regular customers. Please ensure that it does not inconvenience others.)
  • The use of tripods, reflectors, and lighting equipment is prohibited.
  • Using electronic devices that emit light or sound during screenings is prohibited.
  • Make sure to follow the instructions of the cinema staff.
  • Other disclaimers
  • Changing rooms close at 6:00 pm.
  • 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.