Policy //

Policy adapted from Cosplayer Survivor Support Network.

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at Anirevo. This policy applies to all attendees, guests, volunteers, security, and staff.

Harassment is generally defined as unwanted behavior that creates an intimidating, offensive, and/or hostile environment for the person being targeted. It can be physical or psychological. If someone tells you that your comments or behavior are unwelcome, you need to stop immediately. If that person tells you to leave them alone, you need to cease contact. It doesn't matter if you don't think your behavior was harassing; harassment is defined by the victim.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:
  • Making comments about a person's appearance, sexual and/or vulgar statements, offensive jokes, or anything disparaging a person's gender, race, religion, sexuality, identity, etc.
  • Bullying and discrimination.
  • Whistling, catcalling, and any kind of non-consensual flirting or sexual advances.
  • Following someone or impeding their path.
  • Attending a person's panels solely to heckle them.
  • Photographing or recording someone without their permission.
  • Exposing oneself or miming sexual acts.
  • Bathroom policing (harassing someone because of the bathroom they feel most comfortable using).
  • Touching someone without their permission.
  • Repeated texting, phone calls, or emails, after being told to stop.
  • Any persistent action that creates a hostile environment for the person or persons being targeted - harassment is when a person is feeling harassed, period.
If a person is in cosplay, that does not give you consent to photograph or touch them without their permission. Remember that underneath the costume and make-up is a real person; they are not the character they are portraying and you do not have the right to treat them as you would the fictional character. Excessively loud noises/music and disruptive behavior is prohibited unless noted otherwise. Please refrain from screaming, blasting music, or using noisemakers such as vuvuzelas and air horns, especially in hallways.


Costumes must cover any area usually hidden by a bathing suit. Any see-through material on any private area is prohibited, and please ensure that your cosplay is securely intact. Anirevo has the right to ask attendees to change/leave if their cosplay is deemed inappropriate or offensive. Indecent exposure (flashing/mooning) other people is considered harassment and will not be tolerated. Please be aware that businesses and other venues in the area may have stricter dress codes (e.g. shirts required before entry).

Any clothing, signs, props, or other materials containing explicit content must NOT be visible inside our convention space. Anyone in Artist Alley selling work with explicit content must have it out of view and must confirm photo ID before showing it to interested customers. Customers must then keep the purchase in a pocket, bag, or case that does not allow it to be seen by other attendees. Ahegao shirts and yaoi paddles are prohibited on convention grounds.


Please report any incidents of harassment as soon as possible. We take all reports seriously regardless of who is involved. You can report harassment even if you are not directly involved, and no retaliation for filing a report will be tolerated.

Please come to our "INFOBOOTH" to make a report.

Harassment by any individual (attendees, guests, volunteers, security, or staff) should be reported to Anirevo's operations staff. If you are not comfortable reporting to an Anirevo operations staff member, you can report to [email protected]


Any violations of our harassment policy will result in immediate penalties dependent upon the severity of the action. Anirevo will enforce the Three Strike Rule when our harassment policy is violated. Depending on the severity, a second or third strike may result upon the first offense. See below for examples of potential penalties upon violations of Anirevo Rules & Regulations, including our harassment and weapons policies.

  • Verbal warnings.
  • Making a note on your badge of a strike.
  • Revocation of your badge and ejection from the event, with no refunds.
  • Banning from any and all future events put on by Anirevo.
  • Contacting law enforcement when appropriate.