Are baseball bats allowed as cosplay props?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:56 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:49 AM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
- Staves, bo sticks, boken, shinai, and wooden swords will be permitted as long as they are handled responsibly and meet all other criteria.
- Prop weapons shall be limited to less than six feet six inches (6'6") in height and less than fifty pounds (50lbs) in weight.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:29 PM
Also guys, I know you want to help with citing policy, but please let staff answer.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:00 PM
Russ, I just answered your question through our online helpdesk, but I wanted to put an answer here for other folks who might be doing baseball bat-type costumes (Ness, The Scout, etc): wooden bats are generally okay, so long as they aren't being used unsafely. We do ask that folks with baseball bats come to see us in Room 333 at the con, so that we can take a look and give you a final yes/no once we've seen the actual object in question (I'm one of a few folk who are authorized to sign off on weapons). Aluminum bats are not okay, and attendees with aluminum bats will be asked to return the prop to their hotel room or car.
We appreciate that you are asking in advance; thank you!
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