Cosplay Prop Rules and Regulations
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Thinking of bringing a prop to Abunai! to add to your Cosplay ensemble? Awesome! However, with great Cosplay comes great responsibility. Here you’ll find an overview of our rules and regulations pertaining to props.
When you arrive at the convention with a cosplay prop, we request you visit the prop check point (situated next to the wardrobe). If our prop checkpoint deems your prop unsafe, they will store it safely until you are able to leave the convention again. After you pick up your prop, you will be escorted by a steward until you’ve left the convention grounds.
If you have any questions regarding your prop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Prop Rules
- Cosplay props may not be made of solid metal.
- Cosplay props may not contain sharp edges or points.
- Cosplay props may not be larger than 2 meters.
- Cosplay props may not be wider than the person who carries it.
LARP Weapon Props
- LARP weapons are allowed at all times, if made from the following allowed materials: carbon fibre or fibreglass core, foam on the outside.
- It is prohibited stab or hit anyone with LARP weapons.
Firing Weapon Props
- All realistic-looking weapons, whether toy or fake, are forbidden by Dutch law. This includes airsoft weapons.
- Firing weapons may not contain ammunition whatsoever.
- Firing weapons may not have magazines. Meaning, you may not have magazines to hold ammunition, even if you have no ammunition.
- The weapon’s trigger must be disabled for use. You can disable your trigger with, for example, a tie wrapper: If you do not have the means to disable your trigger, the prop check point will have ways to help you.
Melee/Stab Weapon Props
- All realistic-looking weapons, whether toy or fake, are forbidden by Dutch law.
- Melee weapons must be soft plastic. They may not contain any hard material.
- It is not allowed to stab or hit anyone with weapons.