Anything sharp or pointy is not allowed on the show floor (e.g. arrow tips, bioshock syringes, wolverine claws, etc) – do make sure they are all soft or blunt. Replica metal-edged weapons (e.g. swords, blades, daggers, throwing weapons and so on) of any length are not allowed at the event, even if the cutting edges are blunt.
- No Functional Projectiles
Prop arrows must have soft, non-metal and blunted tips only. All props that are able to discharge a projectile should be made safe. This includes bows and crossbows (bow strings should be unstrung, or untightened and loose). Nerf guns should be unloaded and batteries should be removed.
- No Real Firearms and No Firing Replica Firearms
- Firearms should only be toy replicas (non-firing and not of real size), or made up of foam or cardboard like material – no bladed weapons, metal, wood, fibreglass, glass, PVC or any other firearms of any kind including air guns.
- Prop firearm must have a fluorescent tip or a bright coloured cap to indicate that it is not functional.
- If you are bringing any replica weapons to the event, we ask that you remain mindful and transport them to and from the event in a covered bag, e.g. rifle bag for replica firearms or cloth sheath for swords. Only take them out when you are in the event area.
- No Explosives / Chemicals
Fireworks, mace, laser pointers, pepper sprays or any sort of biohazard weapons are strictly prohibited.
- There are no restrictions on the genre of costumes that can be worn in the event area.
- If your costume is military, para-military, or law-enforcement themed, we ask that you remain mindful at all times on how the public may perceive such costumes when they are worn in public. Please clearly make an indication or feature on the costume that would indicate that it is a costume and not a real uniform. This also applies to any costumes that are from, but not limited to, comics, movies, anime, games and manga.
- If your costume has elements that hide your facial features, you may be asked to remove the feature at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, such items as masks, helmets and bandanas.
- If your costume is out-sized or has features that protrude excessively, we ask that you take extra care while moving around so as to avoid hitting other attendees or booth structures.
- The event staff reserves the right to request attendees to change out of costumes that are deemed inappropriate. Examples of inappropriate costumes include ones that publicly expose any parts of genitalia, or overly expose buttocks or breasts; or make cause for public alarm (e.g. a terrorist suicide bomber outfit).