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020: Convention Policies for 2019 + Costume Props Policy

Comic-Con 2019 Toucan Tips

First rule of Comic-Con: have fun. Second rule of Comic-Con: We have some policies that will help everyone have fun. We’ve published our Convention Policies page for Comic-Con 2019; we urge you to read over them so there are no surprises when you get onsite and say, “I didn’t know I couldn’t do that!” Please be aware of these policies and follow them at Comic-Con to help better ensure that everyone has a safe and fun event.

Click here to read the complete list of Comic-Con 2019 Convention Policies.

Cosplaying at Comic-Con 2019? Read this, please!

Costume Props Policy

No functional props or weapons are allowed at Comic-Con. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:

All costume props and weapons must be inspected at one of the Costume Props Desks.
There are two locations:
Lobby C2, between the escalators
Lobby E, near the outside door
  • All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law.
  • Projectile costume props and weapons must be rendered inoperable.
  • Functional (real) arrows must have their tips removed and be bundled and zip-tied to a quiver.
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
  • Costumes featuring stilts must be approved at the Costume Props Desk.

At certain times, due to crowds and safety issues, people in oversized costumes may be asked to leave the Exhibit Hall.

After your costume props have been checked, they will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your props have been checked.

Security will escort you to the Costume Props Desk for inspection if your costume prop is not tagged.

If you do not want to have your costume props inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume weapons to Comic-Con.

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