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The 2014 Prop Acceptability Checklist Read me, please! I have good info for you!

#91 User is offline   Jos 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

Once I finish the costume i'll have to take measurements.. the thing is though, since the head will be placed on the helmet.. it might reach past 6 inches, but it will be held against my body and not dragged behind i guess i'm just confused about this one specific rule. my apologies =x

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:56 AM

Whether it drags behind or is stationary, costume parts can only extend 6 inches from your body. For instance, if someone is wearing shoulder armor over a cape, that armor can only reach 6 inches away from the cosplayer's shoulder. So if your antlers reach longer than 6 inches, then they will have to be trimmed down.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:32 PM

I have another question regarding arrows and such. I know there are no loose arrows allowed, but what if I were to somehow attach them to the bottom of my quiver? Maybe with gorilla glue something so that I wouldn't be able to pull them out?

If not, does anybody have any ideas as to what I could do to make it look like I have arrows in my quiver for aesthetics' sake? An empty quiver is kind of silly. ^^"

EDIT: Nevermind, someone on coscom gave me a good idea. Want to make sure it's acceptable, though. Taking a circular piece of cardboard and putting it in my quiver, then hotgluing the upper tips of the arrows on top. Would that be okay?

Also, whatever ends up being acceptable, is there any way to show that the prop has been approved so I don't keep getting stopped by staffers thinking I have loose arrows in my quiver?

EDIT 2: Ooooorrr, what if I permanently glue all the arrows together into one big massive hunk that would just be too heavy to shoot?

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

Okay, got the word back from my higher ups. Here are the only two things you need to be sure of for your arrows, bow, and quiver:

1) As long as none of the arrows come out, you can do as you please with the quiver.

2) You'll need to make sure your bow is unstrung or strung very loosely.

Hope that helps!
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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

I've read the rules a billion times over, but even so want to clarify. I'm making Ryuuko Matoi's scissor blade. I have the blade outline measured at 5 feet. I'm 5'4. To clarify, is this acceptable, before I actually start tracing it onto wood?
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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

Yup, that's fine! :)
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

since airsoft is allowed back in the con i have a question regarding it, i plan on bringing my G&G Rifle with me (has a blazing orange tip and barrel cover) and is there a certain ruling about what accessories we can put on our rifles? i,e ACOG/Red dot sights, flashlight, grips ect
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

The only rules regarding airsofts are thus:

1) They must have an orange tip - which you've got covered~
2) They must be disabled and unable to fire - this can be done with a ziptie pulling and holding back the trigger
3) They must be unloaded and you may not carry ammo/magazines/cartridges on your person

Other than that, have fun! (Just make sure to be polite when using the lights, of course)
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:20 AM

I've got a kind of strange request/question.

In the past I know there has been issues with people throwing confetti inside the buildings (obviously!). Would it be allowed (or more like am I going to get in trouble) if I brought some Eco-confetti for outdoor shoots/photoshoots only? Never to be used inside, and the stuff used outside dissolves on it's own in water come the next rain/sprinkler/whatever?


It's used in a weddings a lot (including places that don't allow traditional confetti or rice) and here is some info regarding it -
"4. How long does it take for ecoparti ecofetti to disintegrate?
Ecofetti is a unique starch-based material. When wet, it will begin to dissolve right away. Usually it will be completely dissolved within 48 hours, but the speed depends on water temperature and the volume of confetti. Traditional rice and special 'designed' rice take weeks to dissolve..."

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

Another follow-up to my question: I decided to make the sword out of plastic. I'm going to sandpaper it down and wanted to know if the blade, despite being plastic, needs to be blunt?
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

Re: Eco-confetti

I'm going to say please don't..for the sole fact that it's like glitter.. even if it dissolves.. it still catches on other people and spreads, colonizes, and re-houses itself indoors.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

View PostXxNightrayLovexX, on 14 April 2014 - 11:05 AM, said:

Another follow-up to my question: I decided to make the sword out of plastic. I'm going to sandpaper it down and wanted to know if the blade, despite being plastic, needs to be blunt?


Because it's plastic, there's not as much of a concern. Our real concern lies in real, live-steel blades. Note, if you like, you can certainly make it somewhat blunted in case someone bumps into it. :)
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

Question about protrusions/spikes- are the type of spikes usually associated with punk clothing acceptable? I'm assuming since a lot of people have them on their non-costume clothing, that they are acceptable for costumes (as long as they're not the stabby, long kind)- but I just want to be sure- better safe than sorry.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

If I had a sword secured in a thick foam case but has a live steel hilt (with no poking edges or anything like that) is that allowed ?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

View PostFimbulvinter, on 20 April 2014 - 09:06 PM, said:

If I had a sword secured in a thick foam case but has a live steel hilt (with no poking edges or anything like that) is that allowed ?


I would post a picture so that the staff would give you a better opinion on it
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

Sorry about the delayed responses, folks. Been pretty busy on the Life Front.

View PostRaete Hytan, on 20 April 2014 - 08:37 PM, said:

Question about protrusions/spikes- are the type of spikes usually associated with punk clothing acceptable? I'm assuming since a lot of people have them on their non-costume clothing, that they are acceptable for costumes (as long as they're not the stabby, long kind)- but I just want to be sure- better safe than sorry.


I'm guessing you're talking about the stuff one might find at Hot Topic or Spencers and the like? Yes, those are fine. :)/>


View PostFimbulvinter, on 20 April 2014 - 09:06 PM, said:

If I had a sword secured in a thick foam case but has a live steel hilt (with no poking edges or anything like that) is that allowed ?


View PostJawahater, on 23 April 2014 - 07:45 AM, said:

I would post a picture so that the staff would give you a better opinion on it


Okay, so...this one is a little tricky. Live steel, by ACen standards, is an an object crafted from metal that has a pointed or blade-like edge, whether blunt or sharp. That said, it'd be kinda hard to have a sword with a live steel hilt, as that might be a little difficult to, er, handle. However, if the hilt and/or sword (whether it's in a case or not) is in fact live steel by our definitions, then it will not be allowed as a prop. It will have to stay at home, in your room, or your car. But if the hilt and sword are not actually live steel, then it is okay to bring as a prop.
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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:05 PM

I'm also making a scythe this year and am in the process of trying to figure out what do with the blade to make it con acceptable. The blade itself is close to four feet in length made out of styrofoam with the rod going to be cut down, hopefully to just under my height so when fully made, it will be at my height. I was just wondering if I can't make it like this, is there a chance I could just bring it to the Vampire Knight photoshoot and then back to my room? I apologize for the stupid question, I have never brought a prop to a convention before and have seen people with ones bigger than themselves before.
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:04 PM

Okay, so I feel like a question similar to this was answered, but I'll ask anyways because the thought of breaking any rules with a prop has been bugging me. I'm cosplaying a character who is blind, and planned to take the blind cane with as part of my cosplay, even though it isn't absolutely necessary. It doesn't exceed my height, but it might reach close to/past the six inch limit (The rules I'm reading on the ACen page says six inches, has that changed?) if I extended it a bit to walk as a blind person would. (Is it even okay to do that? I don't want to offend or mislead people to actually think I'm blind!)

Sorry, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to these things, and I worry a lot about unintentionally breaking rules!

Edit: The cane is collapsable and could be carried as a prop rather than used for its intended purpose if needed.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

Hi all. I have a question regarding helmets. I've done a cosplay of Soul Calibur 2 Nightmare for a couple years now, and while I don't think there have been any issues, I wanted to make sure this year so there's no risk of unpleasantness.

On the helmet, there are two upward turned narrow bat wing like "ears". I'm not sure off hand (on lunch break at work) if they extend more than six inches or not. Usually I just carry the helmet with me instead of wearing it unless someone wants a picture/posing for photos (would rather avoid heatstroke).

My question is, if they're over six inches, will I have to trim/replace them, or since I carry it mostly instead of wear it, does that make it a prop instead?

Or are these simply rules for props and I'm just stressing out over nothing?

Thanks!

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:03 PM

Question:

I'm cosplaying as Okita and I wanted to know if this prop was ok. I'm going to make a bazooka using something similar to this video:

http://www.citizen.t...AVGkGfi6e6.html

If that's not acceptable what do I need to add to make it ok?

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