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Hi! I was wondering if my large prop would need to be peace bonded. It wont be going through the actual convention center but it's a mix of a musical instrument and a weapon.  It's make of cardboard and the only piece that makes it a weapon are obviously fake and are removable with velcro(the blades on the side). Without the blades it can fit through doors but not with and as previously stated it will only be used for gathering photoshoot and for another photoshoot outside.  I can send an actual picture of it tomorrow to you if you need a better idea of the height and look of the actual prop.


Reference to the instrument: http://img3.leaguecraft.com/wallpapers/asset/sona_wallpaper_pentakill_sona_760px_429.jpg
Yes, that would need to be peace-bonded. It looks like it should be fine to carry, so just bring it in.
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So I have a few Training guns, which are solid molds made of polyurethane, and they come in a solid blue. Last year i was told that they need to be a brighter color.

http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Guns-Training-Ar15/dp/B007RJQS2G/ref=sr_1_59?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-59&keywords=blue+training+gun
http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Training-Weighted-Glock/dp/B007RJRKXC/ref=sr_1_56?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-56&keywords=blue+training+gun

These are a couple of them. They're gonna be used for Left 4 Dead Cosplays. Is just the Orange tip ok, or would they need to be one whole solid color?

Also, I have a Foam Fireman axe
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055BLD1E/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
would this be ok?
The axe should be alright.

I don't have an answer for the guns right this moment.

Hi, i know your busy, just wanted to see where you stand on this. I'll be finishing them with a neon safety orange, just need to know if tips or whole piece. Thank you for your time.
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So I have a few Training guns, which are solid molds made of polyurethane, and they come in a solid blue. Last year i was told that they need to be a brighter color.

http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Guns-Training-Ar15/dp/B007RJQS2G/ref=sr_1_59?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-59&keywords=blue+training+gun
http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Training-Weighted-Glock/dp/B007RJRKXC/ref=sr_1_56?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-56&keywords=blue+training+gun

These are a couple of them. They're gonna be used for Left 4 Dead Cosplays. Is just the Orange tip ok, or would they need to be one whole solid color?

Also, I have a Foam Fireman axe
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055BLD1E/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
would this be ok?
The axe should be alright.

I don't have an answer for the guns right this moment.

Hi, i know your busy, just wanted to see where you stand on this. I'll be finishing them with a neon safety orange, just need to know if tips or whole piece. Thank you for your time.
Sorry for the delay, there was a bit of an extended conversation. The tips are the absolute minimum, the whole piece is preferred.
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So I have a few Training guns, which are solid molds made of polyurethane, and they come in a solid blue. Last year i was told that they need to be a brighter color.

http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Guns-Training-Ar15/dp/B007RJQS2G/ref=sr_1_59?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-59&keywords=blue+training+gun
http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Blue-Training-Weighted-Glock/dp/B007RJRKXC/ref=sr_1_56?ie=UTF8&qid=1367888822&sr=8-56&keywords=blue+training+gun

These are a couple of them. They're gonna be used for Left 4 Dead Cosplays. Is just the Orange tip ok, or would they need to be one whole solid color?

Also, I have a Foam Fireman axe
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055BLD1E/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
would this be ok?
The axe should be alright.

I don't have an answer for the guns right this moment.

Hi, i know your busy, just wanted to see where you stand on this. I'll be finishing them with a neon safety orange, just need to know if tips or whole piece. Thank you for your time.
Sorry for the delay, there was a bit of an extended conversation. The tips are the absolute minimum, the whole piece is preferred.

Thank you, so that I may fully comply, I'll do an over all body paint.
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Hello, my prop is quite a large piece so I figured I'd check up on it before it is finished.  It is a large replica sniper rifle, completely built from wood, plastic, and fillers so there are no moving parts.  This album includes pictures of the build plus a few reference images to the cosplay in question: http://imgur.com/a/GPHeP#0   What counts as a non-removable orange tip [sorry, this is the first prop I've built!], does it have to be a plug or a paint job?  Or does a wrapping of bright orange tape work?  Or is it even necessary for this particular gun to begin with?  I'd like to at least preserve its original state for future personal use.

Thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions, it's much appreciated!

Hello Aelia, I've added a few more updated images to my gallery above of more work I've done on the rifle.  I should be finishing it off soon, the trigger still needs to be attached and will be made of wood and is non-moveable.  Could you possibly take a look at it for the question I posed earlier?  Thanks!

[I also realize that in the pictures that is how it's held for display, but when moving I am able to keep it at a neutral vertical position lower on my body as to not hit anyone.  I am also able to handle it one-handed to open doors.]
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I just checked the Costumes and Props Policy, but it was unclear to me; Would I be permitted to carry a polypropylene bokken around? They have rounded edges where the blade would be, and definitely aren't flimsy or weak (if someone were to get hit with it purposefully it would hurt, but it's definitely just a carry around prop for my brother and I'd Homestuck cosplays).
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I have a question regarding chains, since I didn't see them mentioned in the weapons/prop policy: are chains allowed as part of a costume? If so, is there a length limit? Mine are three feet long (as per another con's policy) and remain on my person (i.e., not loosely hanging).

Thank you in advance for your time!

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So, I am assuming that these won't be allowed?  They are knitting needles made out of alumanim for Haku's (Naruto) needles.  I have put them in my hair to keep the wig in place.

http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Bates-Silvalume-Knitting-Package/dp/B001705J3A/ref=sr_1_159?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1369089089&sr=1-159

If not.. would metal colored (only paint) bamboo knitting needles be allowed?  They are not that sharp, you would have to put a LOT of force behind them to open up skin. 
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Another question about allowed props, would wands be allowed? They're made from resin, and don't come to even a dull point, they have rounded tips.
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Hello, my prop is quite a large piece so I figured I'd check up on it before it is finished.  It is a large replica sniper rifle, completely built from wood, plastic, and fillers so there are no moving parts.  This album includes pictures of the build plus a few reference images to the cosplay in question: http://imgur.com/a/GPHeP#0   What counts as a non-removable orange tip [sorry, this is the first prop I've built!], does it have to be a plug or a paint job?  Or does a wrapping of bright orange tape work?  Or is it even necessary for this particular gun to begin with?  I'd like to at least preserve its original state for future personal use.

Thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions, it's much appreciated!

Hello Aelia, I've added a few more updated images to my gallery above of more work I've done on the rifle.  I should be finishing it off soon, the trigger still needs to be attached and will be made of wood and is non-moveable.  Could you possibly take a look at it for the question I posed earlier?  Thanks!

[I also realize that in the pictures that is how it's held for display, but when moving I am able to keep it at a neutral vertical position lower on my body as to not hit anyone.  I am also able to handle it one-handed to open doors.]
The progress still looks fine to me.

As for carrying it, we go with the "45 degree rule" (no more than 45 degree variation from floor or ceiling) vertical would be the most "neutral" position possible with that prop, I think.

I just checked the Costumes and Props Policy, but it was unclear to me; Would I be permitted to carry a polypropylene bokken around? They have rounded edges where the blade would be, and definitely aren't flimsy or weak (if someone were to get hit with it purposefully it would hurt, but it's definitely just a carry around prop for my brother and I'd Homestuck cosplays).
We do allow bokken when they suit a costume.

I have a question regarding chains, since I didn't see them mentioned in the weapons/prop policy: are chains allowed as part of a costume? If so, is there a length limit? Mine are three feet long (as per another con's policy) and remain on my person (i.e., not loosely hanging).

Thank you in advance for your time!
We generally ask that they not be heavyweight. That sounds fine to me.

So, I am assuming that these won't be allowed?  They are knitting needles made out of alumanim for Haku's (Naruto) needles.  I have put them in my hair to keep the wig in place.

http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Bates-Silvalume-Knitting-Package/dp/B001705J3A/ref=sr_1_159?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1369089089&sr=1-159

If not.. would metal colored (only paint) bamboo knitting needles be allowed?  They are not that sharp, you would have to put a LOT of force behind them to open up skin. 
While metal knitting needles are against the letter of the rules, they are allowed within the spirit of them. Still, if you don't *mind* painting bamboo knitting needles that would be preferred.

Another question about allowed props, would wands be allowed? They're made from resin, and don't come to even a dull point, they have rounded tips.
Resin wands would be OK.
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Hello, my prop is quite a large piece so I figured I'd check up on it before it is finished.  It is a large replica sniper rifle, completely built from wood, plastic, and fillers so there are no moving parts.  This album includes pictures of the build plus a few reference images to the cosplay in question: http://imgur.com/a/GPHeP#0   What counts as a non-removable orange tip [sorry, this is the first prop I've built!], does it have to be a plug or a paint job?  Or does a wrapping of bright orange tape work?  Or is it even necessary for this particular gun to begin with?  I'd like to at least preserve its original state for future personal use.

Thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions, it's much appreciated!

Hello Aelia, I've added a few more updated images to my gallery above of more work I've done on the rifle.  I should be finishing it off soon, the trigger still needs to be attached and will be made of wood and is non-moveable.  Could you possibly take a look at it for the question I posed earlier?  Thanks!

[I also realize that in the pictures that is how it's held for display, but when moving I am able to keep it at a neutral vertical position lower on my body as to not hit anyone.  I am also able to handle it one-handed to open doors.]
The progress still looks fine to me.

As for carrying it, we go with the "45 degree rule" (no more than 45 degree variation from floor or ceiling) vertical would be the most "neutral" position possible with that prop, I think.

Fantastic, so no safety tip is needed in this case?
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Sorry if this has already been answered but will there be someone to pace bond items on Thursday? if so at what times.
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I'm working on a rifle prop for my Mami Tomoe costume, and I'm wondering if it will be okay to carry if I paint the tip orange? It's made of wood, paper mache and craft foam, and none of the pieces are movable. (Currently it looks like this http://i.imgur.com/WpInXV2.jpg, and will be painted white and brown to look like one of her rifles here http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2011/09/Mami-Tomoe-4_1315680054.jpg)
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Hello, my prop is quite a large piece so I figured I'd check up on it before it is finished.  It is a large replica sniper rifle, completely built from wood, plastic, and fillers so there are no moving parts.  This album includes pictures of the build plus a few reference images to the cosplay in question: http://imgur.com/a/GPHeP#0   What counts as a non-removable orange tip [sorry, this is the first prop I've built!], does it have to be a plug or a paint job?  Or does a wrapping of bright orange tape work?  Or is it even necessary for this particular gun to begin with?  I'd like to at least preserve its original state for future personal use.

Thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions, it's much appreciated!

Hello Aelia, I've added a few more updated images to my gallery above of more work I've done on the rifle.  I should be finishing it off soon, the trigger still needs to be attached and will be made of wood and is non-moveable.  Could you possibly take a look at it for the question I posed earlier?  Thanks!

[I also realize that in the pictures that is how it's held for display, but when moving I am able to keep it at a neutral vertical position lower on my body as to not hit anyone.  I am also able to handle it one-handed to open doors.]
The progress still looks fine to me.

As for carrying it, we go with the "45 degree rule" (no more than 45 degree variation from floor or ceiling) vertical would be the most "neutral" position possible with that prop, I think.

Fantastic, so no safety tip is needed in this case?
Please include the safety tip.

Sorry if this has already been answered but will there be someone to pace bond items on Thursday? if so at what times.
Times are... TBD. Probably starting around 6pm. Probably in the Marriott Willow Glen room where it usually is. I cannot promise this, however, as it depends entirely upon whether my staff is available and whether our room is set up.

I'm working on a rifle prop for my Mami Tomoe costume, and I'm wondering if it will be okay to carry if I paint the tip orange? It's made of wood, paper mache and craft foam, and none of the pieces are movable. (Currently it looks like this http://i.imgur.com/WpInXV2.jpg, and will be painted white and brown to look like one of her rifles here http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2011/09/Mami-Tomoe-4_1315680054.jpg)
It looks OK to me.
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There will be no peace bonding at the convention until after 6:30pm Thursday.

After 6:30pm Thursday, peace bonding will be available in its customary place in Willow Glen.
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I have a rapier with an unsharpened metal blade. It's still peacebonded to its plastic sheath from the last convention I went to and can't be drawn out. Am I allowed to bring it?
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Will peace bonding be open Thursday? That is all.
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Will peace bonding be open Thursday? That is all.
Please look up two posts.

I have a rapier with an unsharpened metal blade. It's still peacebonded to its plastic sheath from the last convention I went to and can't be drawn out. Am I allowed to bring it?
We do not allow metal blades.
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Cosplay prop for Girls und Panzer, currently at Anime Expo in Los Angeles

What's the peace-bonding policy on this?
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Cosplay prop for Girls und Panzer, currently at Anime Expo in Los Angeles

What's the peace-bonding policy on this?
That it doesn't come onto convention property.
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