View Full Version : Weapons Policy Experiences

05-02-2003, 09:52 PM
Hey everyone, hope all of you are doing well.

My friends and I will be bringing prop replicas of Rikku, Yuna and Paine's (from FFX-2) weapons to Fanime and I was wondering if we should be worried that they won't let us take them in. I've heard that Fanime's weapons policy is pretty strict... so I thought to ask you guys what your experiences have been with them.

Thanks, y'all... hope your costumes are going well. =)

05-02-2003, 11:18 PM
I don know how strict they will be, cause they took away several ppl's guns (even a blow-up baloon for a knives costume) and yet they left almost all of the Titus' swords alone.
It is worth a shot tho.

05-02-2003, 11:46 PM
Supposedly it's nothing that resembles an authentic weapon or anything that can be used as a weapon. But the people who confiscate weapons are like people who fish: Do you ever catch ALL the fish?

Pretty much carry at your own risk.

Aoshi Shinomori
05-03-2003, 02:35 AM
from my past experience. they will probably tell u to put it back in your room. i had a fake ninja sword.. but they told me to put it back in my room.. so replica of guns or toy guns will probably be asked to put in the room. u can try to be sneaky if u want, but thats up to your own descretion. id like to see the weapons too.. try to bring them to the gathering.. and lets hope security doesnt pounce on everyone carrying props like they do the past years.

05-03-2003, 08:38 AM
X-2 Yuna without her guns drops her ass-kicking level a couple notches, but I can understand why they wouldn't want people running around with replicas... even if they are painted silver and gold like Yuna's. ;D

I'm not sure we could be sneaky with any of our weapons... Rikku's blades are about half the size of your leg, Paine's sword is about 4' long... LOL...not exactly stuff we can stick in a bag, you know?

Thanks for the responses... I guess if they get all sensitive about it we can always walk the stuff back to our car (since we live semi-near and won't be getting a room).

Aoshi Shinomori
05-03-2003, 06:05 PM
yeah what i found weird was that i was hassled by the con staff not the hotel staff.. the hotel staff were admiring the swords and stuff while the con staff told us to put it away.. we were walking in the hotel and didnt get hassled till we got into the convention center. but i guess they are just high on security

05-04-2003, 02:27 AM
I'm taking my Yuna guns too, but I'm not going to deal with getting told to put 'em back like at Katsu(not even ONE photo in the con area! x-x) I'll just get pictures taken outside. If there are plans to organize an FFX-2 group lets plan 'em outside.

Ruri Hoshino
05-04-2003, 12:20 PM
my friend who's going to probably dress up like Kagome again, she brough a bow with fake arrows(the ones that don't have arrow heads but those types of arrows for kids, I frogot what their called) and the staff caught her, but they just told her to put the arrows away that the bow was fine. I guess it also depends who catches ya as well if their in a good mood or not ^.^

05-04-2003, 12:29 PM
Catatonic_Van, there's going to be an FFX/X-2 gathering at 3pm on Saturday... we're not sure where exactly yet, though. =)

05-13-2003, 01:09 PM
geez, what a bunch of punkasses. good thing dagger fights with a rod. guess this means a no-no on the crossbow when i make marle's costume. bloody punks.

05-17-2003, 09:09 PM
Oh bloody hell; I forgot (or misplaced the rise in airport security) I'm going to fly from Tulsa OK to SanDiego CA... What am I going to do? Rally Vincent is all bout GUNS... Especially the really cool Duo that is on a spring loaded rod in her sleeve! Maybe I'll still make the little bracket and spring loaded thingy and mount an orange water gun! I had better not walk into the airport nowdays carrying like Rally; even if they're plastic!!!

Miaka No Baka
05-18-2003, 12:20 PM
you can fly with guns in your luggage. Even real ones. What you have to do is pack them in your check in bags and if they are real, they must be unloaded and the ammo must be in a different bag than the gun (or at least in a different pocket in the same bag) When you go to check in they should ask you if you do have any fire arms or weapons. Say yes, and they're prop weapons if they're non-working and you won't have a problem. Or say yes if they're real and state that they're real. Every piece of luggage will either get scanned through a machine or opened and looked through by TSA staff so either way it'll be make sure that every piece of luggage is safe to go on board. Remember do not lock your luggage anymore, if you do, they'll just cut of your lock.

Miaka no Baka

Aoshi Shinomori
05-18-2003, 12:38 PM
ohh i wanna see a Rally Vincent cosplayer. one of our friends cosplay as the Bean Bandit heh

05-29-2003, 01:39 AM
i'm wondering if the toy guns with the orange tips are allowed, if anyone knows about it, please post

05-29-2003, 01:48 AM
Heh. Toy guns are one thing toy swords are another.. I imagine those won't be a big deal as long as they're noticably blunt. :)

Miaka No Baka
05-29-2003, 07:35 AM
the way fanime is concerned last year no weapon was allowed. period it didn't matter what kind it was, didn't matter how fake or not fake. It's due to santa clara's city weapons code it's more of a shoot now ask questions later kind of thing. Last year what pissed me off mostly about it was the hotel staff was cool about the whole weapons thing, it was fanime staffers who were hassling you with it. I had my plastic misao throwing knives and they made me put them in my room. I was like "They're PLASTIC, see!" I even ran all of them over my wrists yeah like those could actually hurt anyone -_-; they still made me put them away up in my hotel room. Stupid ppl, I hear though they're working harder to allow weapons at the con. What they really should do is just have a peace bonding area and if ya got a weapon get it checked in there and stick a brightly colored flag on it so ppl know it's been checked and deemed non-harmful

Miaka no Baka