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So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« on: November 02, 2008, 02:23:50 PM »

I know that guns need to be piece bonded but how about the swords?  What's the rule on that?  honest question, I'm new to this.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 02:33:59 PM »

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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 02:44:16 PM »

basically no live steel, dull or not - it will be zip-tied into the sheath. Wooden swords and other non-metal materials should be ok. But the weapon's policy seems to differ year to year, so your best bet is to wait until the 09 policy comes out or make sure your sword isn't made out of metal.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 02:45:30 PM »

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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 02:48:39 PM »

Of course you guys know me.  Radda radda.

Btw thanks for the heads up.  I'll make sure to bring wood.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 04:45:40 PM »

They basically peace tie everything to you. I had a whip my friend made for me and they peace tied it to me and rolled it up and peace tied it to itself. I couldn't even pose with it! It made me so mad. I don't normally do cosplay with weapons because their rules get more strict every year.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 06:08:32 PM »

wow ya know it just occurred to me but was this thread always in the "Big Event Showcase"?  Swear I remember having this in the cosplay or general convention section
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 06:12:51 PM »

wow ya know it just occurred to me but was this thread always in the "Big Event Showcase"?  Swear I remember having this in the cosplay or general convention section

There was a reorg. Cosplay was moved under BES to reflect the division that department is under. That's why musicfest and B+W ball is now under here too.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 10:34:30 PM »

Is alluminum okay?
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009, 02:27:29 AM »

foil on cardboard maybe......as a sheet, no
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2009, 02:36:14 AM »

As a general rule.

Aluminum piping and stuff like that. Stuff that is solid metal. Big no no. No solid metal objects like pipes, bats, etc. on your weapons.
Aluminum FOIL, that is fine.

As for the previous comments on the weapons. One stupid person, who was irresponsible with their weapons, make it so that other con attendees pay the price for that stupidity. The rules get stricter every year because people every year find new ways to be irresponsible with their weapons. Don't be irresponsible, we wouldn't need all these rules. Think about it before getting mad at the people who have headaches every year writing the rules over and over again.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2009, 02:07:59 PM »

So no for aluminum sheets on top of foam. I would assume.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009, 02:33:06 PM »

Weapons Policy from '08

Not guaranteed to be the same, but it SHOULD be OK. Please check it when the 2009 policy comes out.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009, 10:39:29 PM »

So no for aluminum sheets on top of foam. I would assume.

Foil on foam is fine.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 03:35:52 PM »

So no for aluminum sheets on top of foam. I would assume.

Foil on foam is fine.

Not aluminum foil, aluminum sheets. I'm assuming that's a no?
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2009, 08:44:08 PM »

Depends...if you can get me a link to the type of sheets you are going to use, I can talk to the other department heads.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 06:58:06 PM »

Depends...if you can get me a link to the type of sheets you are going to use, I can talk to the other department heads.

Can't find a link, but it's only called .02 aluminum sheets. -_-; so vague.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 07:27:56 PM »

That's pretty thin stuff. I used 0.01 Stainless Steel last year to make armor.
If you're using it to cover a weapon, it's not exactly made from metal. It can't hold an edge. Besides, aluminum that thin would just dent if you hit anything with it. Just make sure you're tidy with your edges since you can get some super nasty paper cuts (but with metal, so deeper and more painful).

I'm not staff or anything so I can't give you a definitive answer, but I did use similar materials last year with no problems, albeit not on a weapon.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 08:23:41 PM »

Eric or Steve,

My CosPlay will have a plastic (Hollow PVC) walking stick as an accessory.  Could you please advise if I will have to have this item Peace Bonded at the Con.

Thanks for all your hard work on the Con.
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Re: So what's the general rule about weapons on cosplay?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2009, 08:53:22 PM »

its no props with metal to hold its shape. IE a katana or a keyblade that has a pipe as its core and has other materials around it to conceal it.
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