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Unread 06-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Weapons

This is my first cosplay and only my second con so I'm REALLY new to all this.

I know there is normally a repair station (at least there was at Hanadoki Con) but is there a place to check props like weapons when you are going to the different concerts and such? I really don't want to have to drag my giant staff into some of the more crowded areas and block the view for others. That, and I may find that it getting heavy toward the end of the day.

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Unread 06-12-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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Most cons have a coat check which will likely take props, however part of having a large prop is dealing with hauling it around all day. It's kind of a decision you have to make when choosing a cosplay and making the prop xD
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Unread 06-12-2015, 06:02 PM   #3
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You mean like a "bag check" type of thing, but for props, for when you attend the events that things may get broken easily at? Like you don't wanna dance with a weapon..That kinda thing?
I think it depends on where it's located. If it's a hotel con (a con taking place INSIDE a hotel) you likely would be able to use the regular bag check. On the day of check out I always use a hotel bag checks for my other stuff, including large weapons, and they are fine with it, so I don't see why it would matter for you either in this case.

On the other hand, if it's in a convention center or the like, it's going depend on the place itself. You can ask the staff if there's such a place during the convention, but if you have a hotel room, it might be easier and safer to just bring it back to the room then go back before the event starts.
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Unread 06-12-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,

Ya I knew I was committing to it when I chose the cosplay but thought Id ask. I'm local to AX so Ill be driving in each day.

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Unread 06-12-2015, 11:41 PM   #5
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Ah not someone that can just walk to the room to drop it off. There are a few things then with that info.
The first is, like i said above, going to depend on where it's held. If it's in a hotel, problem solved, just put it in their bag check, plain and simple. But if it's a con center, there's still that chance they might not have anywhere to hold it for you. My only idea for this outside of "bring it to your car" is if you know anyone going that you trust, see if they can hold it in their room until after the event.
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I've honestly never been to a con that didn't have a coat/bag check, however they might not be willing to hold a large prop so worst case scenario, you might have to store it in your car.
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Unread 06-15-2015, 11:09 AM   #7
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I know most cons have coat/bag/prop checks for the raves, but I've never paid attention to whether the ones I go to have them all day or not.
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