Costume Coverage Policy

  • Costumes must be “street-legal” and suitable for all audiences, as Ohayocon is an all-ages convention. Laws of public decency apply — if you would not wear it to the post office, do not wear it at the con.
  • Women: Your costume must cover, at minimum, as much as a modest bikini bathing suit. Breasts and buttocks must be reasonably covered. If your costume calls for a thong, pasties or other below-minimum-coverage elements, please wear a bodysuit beneath it.
  • Men: Your costume must cover, at minimum, as much as a typical pair of boxer shorts. If your costume calls for a Speedo-cut brief or other below-minimum-coverage elements, please wear pants or a body suit beneath it. Morph suits and other skin tight unitard type outfits require appropriate undergarments and should not be worn with nothing underneath! Genitalia and/or nipples must not be visible through the costume.
  • No one will be permitted to be topless in the convention area due to hotel and convention center policy. Genitalia and/or nipples must not be visible through the costume. Liquid latex/ body paint do not a costume make. All “naughty bits” must be covered by actual clothing and you may use liquid latex/ body paint as an enhancement.
  • No nudity or adult-themed props/paraphernalia is permitted.
  • Appropriate footwear is required at all times in the hotel and convention area. If your costume calls for bare feet, you may wear flip-flops or ballet slippers, but the soles of your feet should not come in contact with the floor.
  • Inline skates (i.e. Rollerblades), roller skates, Togo skates, sneaker skates (i.e. Heelys), and the like may not be worn or used in the convention area. Sneaker skates/Heelys, many only be worn in sneaker form.
  • No fake blood that can smeared, squirted, dripped, sprayed or be otherwise transferred to another person or surface. This includes any type of dye, food coloring, or makeup.
  • Body makeup that easily smears or transfers to any person or property cannot not be worn. Please properly seal and set all makeup so that does not happen. Staff reserves the right to spot test for proper setting of blood or makeup.
  • You must have a clear line of sight, this includes peripheral vision. Being only able to see through a tiny eye slot does NOT constitute a clear line of sight. If this is unavoidable, cosplayer MUST have a handler at all times. Other cosplayer with masks or heads do not qualify as a handler. This rule does apply to furries as well- you require a handler with you at all times. This is due to the large crowds and tight confines of the hotel/ convention center space and is for the safety of all.
  • Ohayocon staff reserves the right to make final judgment calls on what is “decent”. If staff feels that your costume is indecent or inappropriate in any way, you will be asked to change or cover it.