Dressing up as your favorite comic book, film, anime or cartoon character is one of the great joys of going to a Comic-Con event. Unfortunately, for the upcoming Tokyo Comic-Con, that joy now has a gendered limit on it.
"Men dressing as women is prohibited," the official site said, according to RocketNews24's translation.
The rule against cross-gender cosplay (sometimes called "crossplay") stands right next to some other rules like no swords and no photography in changing rooms. The comic exhibition also doesn't seem to have a rule banning women from dressing up as men.
Tokyo Comic-Con did not immediately respond to a request for comment.