Tokyo Comic-Con Bans Men From Cross-Dressing 

bieberThere’s one thing you won’t find at the Tokyo Comic-Con among the hordes of guests and celebrity cosplayers: men cross-dressing as female characters. It seems gender-bending for men is strictly forbidden, according to the official site. There is no rule for women, however, about cosplaying as men.

“The ban uses the Japanese word “jyosou” (女装), a word which is defined as ‘wearing female clothing’ and which has the explicit nuance of referring to men wearing women’s clothing,” reports Jezebel. While Tokyo Comic-Con’s rule might seem surprising considering Japan’s long tradition of men dressing as women in kabuki theater, the ban at otaku events is relatively common there. It seems the event’s organizers are concerned about large numbers of men dressed as women showing up. Perhaps Japan should take a page from its own history and un-tie the bunch in its panties?

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Check out more about Tokyo Comic-Con’s ban on men cosplaying as women here: http://kotaku.com/tokyo-comic-con-bans-men-from-cosplaying-as-women-chara-1788225504

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