yeah. I hate the 1 metre rule too >:r
it's like that at every con~
perhaps you can just make it a metre long? or just hide it? I think that the staff would be worried if the sword was actually sharp or a real sword.having A
sword is better then having NO
at Smash 2012 I saw a girl with a heapz spicky weopon and another that looked above a metre and they were let in...
then again I guess it'll depend on what it's made out of....
anyway good luck on the one peace group and your cosplay ^-^
I'd love to see a Shirahoshi or Zoro cosplay
or even a Usopp ('0' a Usopp cosplayer would be supa kwel!)
also, since Smash is located by the sea, it'll be a great location for a photoshoot too :L