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Unread 06-01-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Do I declare props in the airport?

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I'm attending the Anime Expo and plan to cosplay Sakata Gintoki of Gintama and Izayoi Sakuya of Touhou Project. So I will be carrying six small knife props and one wooden sword. I'm flying to LA and would I have to declare my props as "weapons?" Is there anyone who has an expert answer for this? It's my first time cosplaying so please give me good two cents
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Unread 06-01-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Are those knives cutting? If they do I guess it's better to consider it.
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Unread 06-01-2016, 02:19 PM   #3
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I don't have an "expert answer" but I have been flying since before I could walk, and I'd say (if they aren't sharp enough to cut) you don't have to declare them but still make the security aware you have them. Just telling them "I have prop knives, they are made of ___ and aren't dangerous." They'll probably ask you to take them out just so they can double check but if you put them on the top of the bag it should be quick.
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I don't have an "expert answer" but I have been flying since before I could walk, and I'd say (if they aren't sharp enough to cut) you don't have to declare them but still make the security aware you have them. Just telling them "I have prop knives, they are made of ___ and aren't dangerous." They'll probably ask you to take them out just so they can double check but if you put them on the top of the bag it should be quick.
Thanks so much! The knives don't cut since they are made of plastic.

I will have to ask the clerk who checks in my luggage then.
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