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#27 Wearing a Costume to Comic-Con? Check Our Costume Weapons Policy First!

Comic-Con International 2015 Toucan Tip of the Day

While you don’t have to wear a costume to enjoy Comic-Con, a lot of people do put on their geeky finest and wear it with pride. If you’re one of those people who indulge in the art of cosplay, here’s our official Costume Weapons Policy.

No functional 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 weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check Desk in Lobby E.
  • All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
  • Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable.
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can't be drawn.
  • After each person's costume weapon has been checked, it will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your weapons have been checked.
  • Security will escort you to the security station for inspection if your costume weapon is not tagged.

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

Remember: All costume weapons must be inspected at the Costume Weapons Check Desk in Lobby E.

See our Conventions Policies page for more info on attending Comic-Con International 2015.

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