Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic and has been replaced now with online live streaming on 31st October.
Everything you need to know about Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2020!
Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2020 event’s official website confirmed the news on September 16, and announced that the coordinators of the event has taken a decision to cancel the programme, due to the impact of global pandemic COVID-19. The website also mentioned in the announcement that, carrying stage events and parade in such a situation is difficult and unsafe, hence they’ve cancelled the show.
Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2020 will host its first-ever online streaming on Nico Nico Video on October 31st.
The online live stream event will also consist awards ceremony of Cosplayer of the year 2021. Last year, Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay event allured 123,000 visitors and made a record of 21,000 cosplayers.
Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay is a Japanese anime annual festival very popular in Japan. The people attending the event are dolled up in their favourite anime/manga character rather than dressing up in scary outfits and putting up terrifying makeup.
The online event would be free for all to watch but if anyone wants to doll up or click pictures, one needs to buy a special ticket for that. A basic cosplay ticket includes changing room service, luggage storing service and access to all the shoot areas, which costs ¥ 2,000, along with this premium passes are also available costing ¥ 3,500.
The event initially launched in 2014 and now it is one of the massive cosplay events throughout the world.
The event was earlier scheduled to be taken place at Ikebukuro, Tokyo on October 31st and November 1st, but it got cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.