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Unread 10-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
tymersplosion
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Giant props...How do you deal with it at the con?

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Hi all! For NYCC this year, I'm a fem red pyro. (Here) It's awesome. I've spent a lot of time building a flamethrower for it, and it's pretty...Well, substantial. Fairly bulky.

NYCC is pretty crowded, and I know I'm going to run into some issues with this. How do you guys handle having a big bulky prop at a con? I want to put it in the coat check when I'm in the dealer's room, but at the same time my cosplay is incredibly lame without my flamethrower. Additionally, I customized my flamethrower by using a helium tank as the propane tank, and cutting it open for storage. So by checking my weapon, I'd also lose access to a lot of my stuff.

Thanks everyone! Mods: I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. I wanted opinions from people who do a lot of prop making, and this seemed like the forum to go to.
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Cosplay History:

NYComicCon2011- Dahlia Hawthorne, Phoenix Wright
Steampunk World's Fair 2012- Steampunk explorer with awesome jetpack
NYComicCon2012- Fem Red Pyro, Team Fortress 2

In Progress:

Steampunk World's Fair 2013- Steampunk military captain with fully articulated leather gauntlets
Default cosplay- Sally Jupiter, Watchmen
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