Dress Code

Naka-Kon and our host locations want to provide a welcoming environment for everyone, and we encourage you to express yourself! We ask that all of our attendees use common sense when deciding what to wear, and keep in mind that Naka-Kon is a family-friendly convention. The dress code below has been provided for you as a cheat sheet. If your clothing or your cosplay is unable to follow our dress code, a member of our staff will ask you to resolve the mishap. If a second warning is necessarily, it may result in Naka-Kon revoking your membership or having you removed from convention space.

  1. While attending Naka-Kon, badges should be worn so that they are clearly visible during the duration of the convention, even while cosplaying! You don’t have to have them around your neck, but if our team members have to stop and ask to see your badge then it isn’t very visible!
  2. Nudity is strictly forbidden by the City and State Laws of Overland Park and Kansas. Your underwear (bras, boxer, panties, briefs, lingerie,etc.) and everything they cover should only be visible if you’re in a hotel room.
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  3. All cosplays, costumes, or clothing worn at Naka-Kon must cover the following:
    1. Your butt (yes, ALL of it)
    2. Whatever you keep between your legs
    3. Your nipples
      —Wearing just tape or pasties over them doesn’t count, because you must also cover...
    4. The bottom and side areas of your breast tissue! —No matter your gender, or lack thereof, this rule still applies to you!
    5. Again, your underwear. Please. For the kids.
  4. The above areas must be covered completely (fishnets don’t count unless you’ve got something on under them!), and opaquely (no sheer clothing). Vests and capes may be worn if they are tied shut and won't fly open.

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  5. Swimsuits should only be worn while going to and from the hotel pool areas, and are not a suitable substitution for clothing in convention areas. In addition, cosplays (especially those involving glitter, body paint, etc.) are not suitable substitutions for swimsuits in hotel pools, so make sure to double check that you’ve packed yours!
  6. Please, keep something between the sole of your foot and the ground at all times! We strongly recommend shoes, as socks are not an acceptable alternative.
    1. Levitation, teleportation, and things with wheels are not acceptable forms of transportation while at Naka-Kon. Wheelchairs are excluded from this rule.
  7. Please, keep your outfits respectful of the convention space and the personal space of those around you. Props and cosplays should be under 7ft in length. Look before you turn —save a cosplay and a face!
  8. Using signs as a part of a cosplay can be a great way to bring out the character in you!
    Using signs to get things such as free hugs or money is considered soliciting, which is against the rules of Naka-Kon’s host locations. It is also a great way to not have a sign anymore!
  9. Dressing as or otherwise impersonating a Naka-Kon staffer or a member of any local or federal law enforcement agencies is strictly forbidden. Fictional agencies do not fall under this rule.

If you have any questions about the dress code and how it applies to your cosplay, please feel free to email AccessControl@Naka-Kon.com! We would be happy to let you know if your cosplay plans don’t match our requirements, so you don’t have to make any last-minute adjustments.


Convention rules are subject to modification at the discretion of the Naka-Kon Japanese Cultural Education Association.