Well... crap. Apparently my notifications of new replies were getting sent to my spam box. Apologies for the delay, guys.
So I just recently added another cosplay to my list, I didn't think about it until afterwords but this costume requires a whip as shown in this picture:
I know the rule with
- Real Weapons, Projectile Weapons (such as airsoft, or bb guns), Live Steel, Metal/Wooden Baseball Bats, Metal Kunai, Incendiary Devices, Solicitous Signs, Lasers, Laser Pointers, Paddles, Whips, Floggers, Brass Knuckles, Butterfly Knives, Concealed Blades, Throwing Stars, Tonfa, Saps, Clubs, Nunchaku, Sai, Metal or Glass props, to name a few.But I was wondering if there is any such way to where a whip would be acceptable whether it be having to peace bond/attach it to the costume or if even a homemade version would be allowed if it were made with a different material or fake leather. Also asking for another friend who will need something like a riding crop for their costume, we weren't sure if that fell into the category of a whip or not.
We've allowed cloth "whips" in the past. It was made of fleece.
We've also taken the "whip" part and coiled it back along the handle so there were loops (I think that's what Wolftale's reply suggested...
We'll work with you on that one at-con, provided we can make it so it doesn't actually... whip.
I have a question~
So, if I complete all or the majority of my 2012 cosplays, I have considered cosplaying as Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist. One of her abilities is to grow her fingers out into slashing/stabbing weapons, sort of like a blade, but with her fingers.
There's a picture of her, if I do in fact cosplay her, I'll be making her claws (or whatever I should call it) a shorter length. How would I go about making these while keeping them appropriate for the con? Of course, I'll make sure they can't harm anyone and I certainly won't go jabbing at people, but I'd like to hear a staff member's opinion. Also, would I need to any sort of peace bonding, even though it'll be attached to my costume?
We've had hers before, made of paper mache, I believe. We stuck a tag on one of her "fingers", to make sure people knew she'd been talked to.
Any updates on the military/ tactical/ police cosplay?
I know of a large group of people who were looking forward to doing a Modern Warfare 3 group.
One of my bosses was editing it. He's got the final version. I'll get it posted as soon as I get it from him.
Agreed. Is there a ban on MGS cosplays? None of my gear is actual tactical stuff, all of it has been made custom from stuff like cell phone pouches and luggage straps. Also, my clothing won't be any type of actual tactical clothing, my vest is a modified t-shirt. Will it still be banned?
I've also got a Socom pistol prop (non-functioning, not airsoft) with a removable suppressor (PVC pipe with threaded connectors). Both the gun and suppressor have orange tips. Socom pistol will also stay holstered except for photos. I'm also working on a cardboard/pvc PSG1 sniper rifle, which will also have a painted orange tip. If Solid Snake is acceptable, are these good to go as well?
I think Solid Snake is ok. I believe we're against tactical and full uniforms. I can't recall at the moment, but S.S. should be OK.
Your guns sound reasonable, but I can't be sure from the description. Do you have a picture?
I'm planning to cosplay Yukio Okumura from Ao no Exorcist and I was wondering for his guns. I was just planning to simply use a wii pistol and paint it in black except for the orange tip, would that be alright? Also how should the holster for the gun look? like, do I need to show that the gun has an orange tip from the holster or can I have a solid holster that covers the section of the gun?
That sounds alright as long as the tip stays orange, and either holster option should be fine, though I'd prefer the first. The second wouldn't disqualify you.
I have a question involving a toy gun as a prop. I am planning on making an Assassin's Creed modern-times cosplay, and I would have this as part of my costume:
My question is, would this be allowed? It's made of plastic and doesn't fire any projectiles, but when the trigger is pulled it makes noise and the slide moves back and fourth. It has an orange tip on the barrel, but it's hard to see from the side. I'd be planning on keeping it in a holster for the entire con.
It can't make noise or function, and it has to have an orange tip. If it stays in a holster, I'm alright with it, at least in theory. Final review would have to happen in person, but I don't see major issues.
We still don't allow airsoft, so please don't plan on carrying that.
I want to say that the new military cosplay rules involve not having full uniforms of current military gear, but I can't remember the specifics.
Again, sorry for the delay in the response. My notification emails went awry. Hopefully I can be back to my normal promptness.