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#1 User is offline   Lunarex 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I hope this is in the right area.

So I heard on the facebook page that we weren't allowed to have arrows?

I understand the bow must be loosly strung or not strung at all but I thought we could have arrows to pose with. My bow isn't even shootable and my arrows are just going to be dowel rods with feathers. All of them except one are going to be glued into my quiver, so I'd just take the one out to pose with.

Is this true? Are we not allowed to have arrows in our quiver? I just want to make sure so I don't get in trouble when I get there.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostLunarex, on 04 May 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

I hope this is in the right area.

So I heard on the facebook page that we weren't allowed to have arrows?

I understand the bow must be loosly strung or not strung at all but I thought we could have arrows to pose with. My bow isn't even shootable and my arrows are just going to be dowel rods with feathers. All of them except one are going to be glued into my quiver, so I'd just take the one out to pose with.

Is this true? Are we not allowed to have arrows in our quiver? I just want to make sure so I don't get in trouble when I get there.

-Thanks


The relevant parts of our prop policy are:

  • Are there projectiles loaded or nocked into the prop or easily accessible on the prop's carrier?
  • If the prop is a bow or other stringed weapon, is it tightly strung?
  • Are there any loose arrows or bolts with the costume or prop?


I would say that, as long as you have a secure place to put your posing arrow, or as long as it does not have a tip, you would be fine.
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Ok, Thank you for clearing that up for me!
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

I have a question along the same lines...The character I'm cosplaying doesn't carry a bow, she just has a quiver (people speculate that she shoots the arrows with magic). Most people who cosplay her pose with a loose arrow...all of the arrows in my quiver are firmly stuck in, but would I be fine if I made a loose one? I wouldn't have anywhere to put it when I'm not posing, so it would need to not have a tip? Does that mean it needs to have a flat tip, or would a foam tip be okay?
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:43 AM

If you're going to be holding it the whole time, it counts as a prop, and so it should conform generally to the prop rules. So, no sharp tips made of metal, please.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:12 PM

View PostTheRabbi, on 12 May 2013 - 04:43 AM, said:

If you're going to be holding it the whole time, it counts as a prop, and so it should conform generally to the prop rules. So, no sharp tips made of metal, please.


You can unscrew the tip of most arrows to conform to standards, You can also remove the nock *the part that connects to the string of the bow* as an extra precaution.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

So, my crossbow won't even be possible to shoot, and if I had a fake arrow glued to it, would that be fine, as long as the point wasn't sharp?

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

View PostUmbreonGirl, on 29 July 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:

So, my crossbow won't even be possible to shoot, and if I had a fake arrow glued to it, would that be fine, as long as the point wasn't sharp?


In order to answer this question, I need to know a little more information:
- Why won't your crossbow be able to be shot?
- How is the arrow "fake"?
- What is the tip of the arrow made of?
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:58 AM

View PostTheRabbi, on 29 July 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

In order to answer this question, I need to know a little more information:
- Why won't your crossbow be able to be shot?
- How is the arrow "fake"?
- What is the tip of the arrow made of?

It'll be completely out of wood, and the string would be loose. The arrow would probably just be made out of wood completely as well, and more than likely glued to the crossbow.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

crossbow? hehe I guess that means I cant bring my real ten point wicked ridge invader next year with the single bevel broadheads and the special carbon arrows that are double shaft?
he he thats too bad it will cleave a 2X4 in half right down the middle of the board 6 inches each side of the blade.

I am not kidding, if you think I am lying type in vpa 325 broadhead test on youtube and see my tests in my backyard I have done.

Yea, I know I cant bring that, but could I make a real style heavy crossbow with metal arms and no string like they way they used to have in the 12th century? this would be a simple chore for a woodworker like me, you know with a hewed out stock and a leaf spring on the front for the lath or "arms" as they called it minus any string?

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