Cosplay Prop Guidelines
A.K.A.: The Weapons Policy
To ensure the general safety of Katsucon’s attendees, we can’t allow people to carry the following types of weapons or cosplay props:
- Live steel of any kind including knives, swords, axes, martial arts equipment, shurikens, etc.
- Any other type of bladed weapon.
- Any weapon/prop that can currently, or could in the past, shoot a projectile (“projectile” includes water, aerosols/sprays, Airsoft guns with/without ammo or air, toy bows, etc.)
- Anything generally awkward to carry, or that can’t be controlled by the person carrying (i.e., it is so heavy, you are consistently dropping it in the hallway, or cannot keep it from swinging into other attendees). Katsucon staff will be the final determinant as to whether something is too awkward or too dangerous to be carried around the convention.
Any item that is deemed to be too awkward or dangerous to carry must either be taken to the attendee’s hotel room, car, or checked with the hotel bag check, or otherwise removed from the active areas of the convention.