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Unread 05-05-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
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Cosplay Weapons Policy?

I'm just wondering what the policy on carrying swords at comic con. I'm cosplaying with a gorupd of gals as the Pirates Of The Caribbean and a friend might let me barrow his cutlas, but I don't want to bring it with me if its against the rules. *L* Rather not get thrown into comicon jail.
Anyone know where I can find the hallway cosplay policies for the con? I checked the website and Couldn't find anything except the masqurade rules.

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Unread 05-05-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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They are pretty good about weapons, usually as long as it's not live steel and you check it, it's ok.

Actually, I think they allow live steel too. If it's not on the site, try sending them an email.
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Unread 05-05-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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Zig's right, about weapons well as long long as it's sheathed and dun wave it around I guess it would be ok.
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Unread 05-06-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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Awsome. Thanks you two
I'll probably toss them an email just to be on the safe side. My main concern was the cutlas I'd be barrowing IS life steel. But maybe if I just zip tie it to its sheath, it won't be an issue.
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Unread 05-06-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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I think zip tieing it will make it "con safe" for Comic Con. However, I maybe confusing it with all of the other cons I've been to lately. O But yah, email is the safest.
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Unread 05-09-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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naw, they dun care as long as u dont take it out :P
thats like most cons, as long as its sheathed, they cant tell what its made of so they dont care
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Unread 05-10-2004, 12:13 PM   #7
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I have friends that take live steel to comic con, it's just peace bonded. They've never been stopped. Actually last year I was staff and they ( dept leads) were getting more pissy about oversized props ( due to the fact it was crowded in the hall and people were tripping)
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Unread 05-10-2004, 12:53 PM   #8
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I talked to some people about an official weapons policy, and guess what, there is none really. What seperates Comic Con from most anime cons is that they have live securty EVERYWHERE. Not fans who want a free badge, real security guards who've gone through training and get paid mulla for it. They're all over the place.

Basically, common sense rules apply I'd assume. Keep really swords sheathed outside of photos, make sure prop guns are CLEARLY fake. If there's a problem with your weapon, security will confiscate it, so be smart about what you use and bring.

The thing about oversized props is that they conflict with SDCC's very very very strict fire code, so they aren't liked inside the Exhibitor's Hall.
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Unread 05-10-2004, 01:25 PM   #9
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I just remember the ever growing pile of props in the staff food lounge. Somewhere there is still a FF cosplayer missing a giant sword XD. Yes San diego con is not a good place to try out the costume with the long train either
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Unread 05-10-2004, 01:30 PM   #10
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This I know, I wore Weddng Yuna there, not for very long, but I did. I'm glad I did too cause i met Sana-chan in it ^_^
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Unread 05-17-2004, 04:04 PM   #11
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This I know, I wore Weddng Yuna there, not for very long, but I did. I'm glad I did too cause i met Sana-chan in it ^_^
Awww ain't that adorable?

I was able to carry my Sting Sword (and yes its a fully functioning weapon) but I had it sheathed the whole time. Someone eventually peace-bonded it but no biggie. :-)
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Unread 05-24-2004, 08:52 PM   #12
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hey if you were to bring like little kunai and shuriken maybe a bo staff or two they wouldnt mind would they
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Unread 06-28-2004, 02:53 PM   #13
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i got busted for carrying an unstrung bow at comic-con (for legolas). :/
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Unread 07-08-2004, 03:28 PM   #14
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They freaked out about my Yuffie (FF7) giant shirken, even though it's made out of...poster board and contact paper (I told them people hurt it, it dun hurt people - it even broke at CC last year). ~.~; They still made me tie a stupid red ribbon on it but yeah other than that they'll just make you check it in and that's it. A mere annoyance if anything.
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Unread 07-12-2004, 11:43 AM   #15
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Yeah they're a little inconsistent but not too bad. As long as its obviously part of a costume, they tend to leave you alone. Judy was walking around with her gimli axes and while she was in plainclothes, they hassled her a couple times about it, but while we were in our angel costumes (which go real well with the axe =D), no one bothered us.

No one told us we were a fire hazard either come to think of it and I have no doubt we were. The dealer alleys were really narrow and we couldn't even get down some of them with our wings.

Soooo, I guess PositiveSpace won't be walking around inside with her Cloud-like sword. ^^;
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