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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2015, 05:31:58 PM »

I am considering going as slade wilson from arrow. I have airsoft gear including guns I would like to bring. My questions is if I gut the internals, thereby rendering them useless for the convention. Will that pass the Prop and Weap Policy? If not, is there anything I can do to further modify or perhaps replace up to 50 percent of the external parts, assuming all internals will be removed.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2015, 01:18:56 AM »

following the requirements of below, it should be fine at peacebonding:

-gut the internals and show its gutted
-nothing on it moves (no sliders, etc.)
-orange tip on the barrel

least, thats what they told me last year on my parker cosplay.
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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2015, 03:49:27 PM »

Hi there! My sister is planning to cosplay as one of the Organization XIII members in Kingdom Hearts, and we bought a keyblade specifically for this purpose; it's the standard keyblade that Sora uses. But after reading the weapons policy, I have doubts on whether it will be allowed or not. And the chain near the handle seems to be quote longer than normal, but we could easily trim it in size. Will the keyblade be able to pass through peacebonding according to the props and weapons policy?
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2015, 01:51:02 PM »

Hi there,

I'm planning on a couple of cosplays that involve gun props.

I have a small group planning to cosplay characters from Psycho Pass and carry "dominator" guns made of either medium-density fibreboard or foam. Here a couple of reference pictures from the anime: http://www.entravity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/psycho-pass-21-4-dominator.jpg
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--_9YQ2xvb--/186s4j7w4xmujjpg.jpg

Since these "guns" will be rather apparently fantasy props based on their shape and weight (they don't even really have a "barrel" for any possible projectile), would it be possible to carry our replicas without painting the tips orange? We are also planning to add a switch to light up some LEDs for the parts that glow blue, and putting the switch in the trigger was a consideration. Would this be alright?

My other concern is with a cosplay of Akemi Homura from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. I was hoping to carry a replica of one of the guns she uses in the anime (the Beretta 92FS). I found and bought an airsoft gun with an orange tip prior to reading the rules regarding projectiles. (A terrible oversight, I know.) I was wondering if it would be legal to carry this prop gun if I were to render it inoperable as a projectile weapon (eg. gutting it, plugging the barrel, and/or jamming the trigger). If this isn't possible, would you or anyone else have suggestions for what would work as an acceptable substitute while still sticking to the character?

Thanks!
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2015, 03:19:47 PM »

Cosplay question: the policy specifically mentions that all attendees must where shoes at all times, but what about sandals, more specifically waraji, the traditional Japanese woven sandals, for a Sanjuro cosplay?

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/vashmsw/waraji/waraji.jpg
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2015, 09:49:37 PM »

I am considering going as slade wilson from arrow. I have airsoft gear including guns I would like to bring. My questions is if I gut the internals, thereby rendering them useless for the convention. Will that pass the Prop and Weap Policy? If not, is there anything I can do to further modify or perhaps replace up to 50 percent of the external parts, assuming all internals will be removed.

Our Official Policy is that you are not allowed to bring airsoft weapons to Fanime. The reason isn't just the ability to fire, its also how realistic the weapons are. So if you modify it enough so it no longer works (has moving parts) and no longer looks real, then it should be ok. To be safe, I would make it look really fake as not be allowed to have it. I have been recomending people make cardboard weapons instead since that looks fake.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2015, 09:52:00 PM »

Hi there! My sister is planning to cosplay as one of the Organization XIII members in Kingdom Hearts, and we bought a keyblade specifically for this purpose; it's the standard keyblade that Sora uses. But after reading the weapons policy, I have doubts on whether it will be allowed or not. And the chain near the handle seems to be quote longer than normal, but we could easily trim it in size. Will the keyblade be able to pass through peacebonding according to the props and weapons policy?

The 2 main concerns about Key Blades are the chain length/weight, and what the blade is made out of. If the chain is short (around a foot) and is made out of a light plastic, it should be ok. If the blade is made out of a plastic that is not sharp, it should also be ok. If you bought a metal keyblade, it is not allowed.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2015, 09:58:01 PM »

Hi there,

I'm planning on a couple of cosplays that involve gun props.

I have a small group planning to cosplay characters from Psycho Pass and carry "dominator" guns made of either medium-density fibreboard or foam. Here a couple of reference pictures from the anime: http://www.entravity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/psycho-pass-21-4-dominator.jpg
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--_9YQ2xvb--/186s4j7w4xmujjpg.jpg

Since these "guns" will be rather apparently fantasy props based on their shape and weight (they don't even really have a "barrel" for any possible projectile), would it be possible to carry our replicas without painting the tips orange? We are also planning to add a switch to light up some LEDs for the parts that glow blue, and putting the switch in the trigger was a consideration. Would this be alright?

My other concern is with a cosplay of Akemi Homura from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. I was hoping to carry a replica of one of the guns she uses in the anime (the Beretta 92FS). I found and bought an airsoft gun with an orange tip prior to reading the rules regarding projectiles. (A terrible oversight, I know.) I was wondering if it would be legal to carry this prop gun if I were to render it inoperable as a projectile weapon (eg. gutting it, plugging the barrel, and/or jamming the trigger). If this isn't possible, would you or anyone else have suggestions for what would work as an acceptable substitute while still sticking to the character?

Thanks!

Let me start with the first prop is question. I agree that the profile is fake enough to allow you to carry it. I would still need you to paint the tip. I am sorry, this applies to all props that look anything like projectile weapons. The LEDs are ok, as long as they do not flash, and are not too bright. Think of a cheap flash light level of brightness.

As for the 2nd prop, that is not allowed. Airsoft is general is banned, and since a Beretta is a real gun, its another reason its not allowed. If you want another foam weapon with the same profile, but color it a bright safety color, I would allow that. You can also make something out of cardboard.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2015, 10:00:26 PM »

Cosplay question: the policy specifically mentions that all attendees must where shoes at all times, but what about sandals, more specifically waraji, the traditional Japanese woven sandals, for a Sanjuro cosplay?

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/vashmsw/waraji/waraji.jpg

As long as you have something on the soles of your feet, you are good to go. So those sandals work perfectly.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2015, 11:07:38 PM »

Hello,

Seeing that there was a military cosplay turned down in the first page has me wondering about my own that I've worn to the Con on consecutive years, and I always ask here every year anyway. Its a standard woodland camo, or BDU(long discontinued in favor of ACUs our current military uniform) with a tactical vest, leg holster and helmet.There are no wording or patches.

Just in case, heres the criteria I was told to follow from last year:
Nothing in the holster at all.
Nothing in the pockets of the vest or else it will be too realistic, exception: pocket near the left shoulder was for cell phones and that was allowed.

and here's a picture of me in said outfit from last year(with Home Made Kazoku): http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb143/KageNinja75/Fanime%202014/DSC04571_zps0f7c42b0.jpg
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2015, 12:15:57 AM »

Hello,

Seeing that there was a military cosplay turned down in the first page has me wondering about my own that I've worn to the Con on consecutive years, and I always ask here every year anyway. Its a standard woodland camo, or BDU(long discontinued in favor of ACUs our current military uniform) with a tactical vest, leg holster and helmet.There are no wording or patches.

Just in case, heres the criteria I was told to follow from last year:
Nothing in the holster at all.
Nothing in the pockets of the vest or else it will be too realistic, exception: pocket near the left shoulder was for cell phones and that was allowed.

and here's a picture of me in said outfit from last year(with Home Made Kazoku): http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb143/KageNinja75/Fanime%202014/DSC04571_zps0f7c42b0.jpg


Hi there!

Your cosplay is just fine! Thanking for coming to us for your questions. In regards to your outfit, there shouldn't be any problems as long as there are no official patches, insignia, or lettering that could imply or mistaken for official. Any other questions, please feel free to email us at rovers@fanime.com!



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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2015, 11:11:34 AM »

I guess I should ask just to be sure:

I saw a rocket launcher get approved in an earlier post.
I carry this thing in bat mode most of the time and turn it into launcher mode only for photos.
It is made of PVC, ABS, (other plastics) foam & cardboard. It's ~5' long. The PVC makes it a bit on the heavy side (~7 lbs).

It passed peace-bonding at AoD & KrakenCon.

Bat mode:
https://www.facebook.com/TBlazePhotography/photos/t.100000073155074/940837029283956

Launcher mode:
https://www.facebook.com/delivery.kami.cao/photos/t.100000073155074/337761239751976
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2015, 11:12:15 PM »

The rules state "no bows" how about a bow made out of paper mache and strung with wire so that there is no tention? Also the arrow i have will have a foam tip, 2013 that was ok'd since a foam tip is alot safer than a dowl with no tip. But wouldnt matter since the bow cant have any tention whatsoever.


http://lonesn1per.tumblr.com/post/114423175693/far-cry-4-primitive-bow-arrow-with-detachable
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2015, 01:27:49 AM »

I guess I should ask just to be sure:

I saw a rocket launcher get approved in an earlier post.
I carry this thing in bat mode most of the time and turn it into launcher mode only for photos.
It is made of PVC, ABS, (other plastics) foam & cardboard. It's ~5' long. The PVC makes it a bit on the heavy side (~7 lbs).

It passed peace-bonding at AoD & KrakenCon.

Bat mode:
https://www.facebook.com/TBlazePhotography/photos/t.100000073155074/940837029283956

Launcher mode:
https://www.facebook.com/delivery.kami.cao/photos/t.100000073155074/337761239751976

Hi Korium!

So from the sounds of it, it sounds amazing and an excellent prop to peacebond! However, the links that you have posted are not viewable, so I have no idea how it looks like.


The rules state "no bows" how about a bow made out of paper mache and strung with wire so that there is no tention? Also the arrow i have will have a foam tip, 2013 that was ok'd since a foam tip is alot safer than a dowl with no tip. But wouldnt matter since the bow cant have any tention whatsoever.


http://lonesn1per.tumblr.com/post/114423175693/far-cry-4-primitive-bow-arrow-with-detachable

Hello Ioner!

Paper mache bow and the arrow(s) are totally OK! The wire part, however, is a bit on the iffy side. Depending on the gauge (thickness), it may or may not be allowed. This is a call that has to be made seeing the prop and can be made by our rover staff at the convention. Please bring your prop to our peacebonding station located at our rover base, and we can analyze it from there. Please bring string as a back up just in case the wire is unfit. One way to help make sure the wire can be accepted would be to permanently affix the wire to the bow. Gluing or soldering would make it so the wire could not be removed during the con and would help it be con appropriate. Also, if you have multiple arrows with you they should be secured in a quiver. It is fine to have a single arrow out for use as a prop.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2015, 06:50:55 AM »

Thank you, ill bring twine with me just in case. Although i tried it with the twine beforehand and it held more tension than the wire did. The quiver has about 1 inch arrows hot glued onto some foam to give an a illusion of multiple full sized arrows in a quiver,ill still bring that in as well. The single arrow ill be carrying around is full sized with a craft foam tip. I just want to make sure im doing the right thing, im afraid if i glue or solder it permanently to the bow and one of the peacebonding people happend to find it unacceptable, i wouldnt be able to modify it to follow rules since itll be permanently affixed to the bow.
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2015, 08:02:32 AM »

I guess I should ask just to be sure:

I saw a rocket launcher get approved in an earlier post.
I carry this thing in bat mode most of the time and turn it into launcher mode only for photos.
It is made of PVC, ABS, (other plastics) foam & cardboard. It's ~5' long. The PVC makes it a bit on the heavy side (~7 lbs).

It passed peace-bonding at AoD & KrakenCon.

Bat mode:
https://www.facebook.com/TBlazePhotography/photos/t.100000073155074/940837029283956

Launcher mode:
https://www.facebook.com/delivery.kami.cao/photos/t.100000073155074/337761239751976

Hi Korium!

So from the sounds of it, it sounds amazing and an excellent prop to peacebond! However, the links that you have posted are not viewable, so I have no idea how it looks like.

Let's try these:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988719341140495&l=aa98150594
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988721384473624&l=54832c6c19

Edit: alternately, I don't have many cosplays so it can be found pretty quickly on my FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/chris.horii
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 04:32:41 PM by Korium9 »
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2015, 11:16:50 PM »

Hi, I'm doing a Star lord cosplay and was planning on painting nerf guns for his blasters. I was curious if while removing the ability to fire darts, would leaving the spring loaded bit that changes how it looks be ok?  It changes it from first image to the second in the following picture.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/HMVA7910lg.jpg

I intend on leaving the orange tips on still, as well.
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« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2015, 11:41:14 AM »

Thank you, ill bring twine with me just in case. Although i tried it with the twine beforehand and it held more tension than the wire did. The quiver has about 1 inch arrows hot glued onto some foam to give an a illusion of multiple full sized arrows in a quiver,ill still bring that in as well. The single arrow ill be carrying around is full sized with a craft foam tip. I just want to make sure im doing the right thing, im afraid if i glue or solder it permanently to the bow and one of the peacebonding people happend to find it unacceptable, i wouldnt be able to modify it to follow rules since itll be permanently affixed to the bow.


Not a problem Ioner! When you (decide) to use the twine instead, just make sure to glue it on LOOSELY, that way it guarantees any tension on the bow. Honestly, just based on the pictures/ the original wire looks good. But then again, it's hard to determine just throughout photo alone. Either way, come prepared! :D


I guess I should ask just to be sure:

I saw a rocket launcher get approved in an earlier post.
I carry this thing in bat mode most of the time and turn it into launcher mode only for photos.
It is made of PVC, ABS, (other plastics) foam & cardboard. It's ~5' long. The PVC makes it a bit on the heavy side (~7 lbs).

It passed peace-bonding at AoD & KrakenCon.

Bat mode:
https://www.facebook.com/TBlazePhotography/photos/t.100000073155074/940837029283956

Launcher mode:
https://www.facebook.com/delivery.kami.cao/photos/t.100000073155074/337761239751976

Hi Korium!

So from the sounds of it, it sounds amazing and an excellent prop to peacebond! However, the links that you have posted are not viewable, so I have no idea how it looks like.

Let's try these:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988719341140495&l=aa98150594
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988721384473624&l=54832c6c19

Edit: alternately, I don't have many cosplays so it can be found pretty quickly on my FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/chris.horii

Hello again Korium! Can I just say, YOUR PROP LOOKS FREAKING AMAZING! The one thing I have to add about your prop, since you did mention it can alternate into a rocket launcher, it must have an orange tip since it also a gun prop. Besides that, your prop is good for con! I look forward to seeing this at con, and hopefully I can be the one to peacebond it myself!

Hi, I'm doing a Star lord cosplay and was planning on painting nerf guns for his blasters. I was curious if while removing the ability to fire darts, would leaving the spring loaded bit that changes how it looks be ok?  It changes it from first image to the second in the following picture.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/HMVA7910lg.jpg

I intend on leaving the orange tips on still, as well.

Hi Tweeters!

Unfortunately because we have a strict policy on movable parts, you have to keep it locked into one position or the other. It should not be able to change while at con. Painting it is fine as well as long as you keep the orange safety tip. I hope this clarifies everything, and please do not hesitate to ask any more questions.




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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2015, 03:42:21 PM »

I will be cosplaying as Satone Shichimiya from Love, Chunnibyo, and Other Delusions - Heart Throb and she has a scepter/wand kind of weapon. Is that allowed, I know I have to get it bonded but I just want to make sure I can bring it first lol. Ty! ^_^
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Re: Fanime 2015 Cosplay-Props-Weapons Policy
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2015, 06:39:26 PM »

Hi!  Aelia approved these props last year via the forums (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16577.msg476070.html#msg476070) and we had absolutely no problems at the convention with peacebonding and gatherings but I wanted to make 100% sure again.

A really big drill.  All foam (with the exception of the hose which is thin plastic tubing) and everything is completely static as the hose can be magnetically attached or removed - it doesn't fire or anything like that - no triggers, bright colors.

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/059/4/c/taizo_hori_s_p3_drill___complete__dig_dug__by_insanedavid-d78dbk5.jpg

An ion cannon - ABS, PVC and foam, no triggers, grips are from handheld packing tape dispensers, everything is completely static, bright and shiny.

http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/091/9/5/masuyo_tobi_s_multi_function_ion_cannon__baraduke__by_insanedavid-d7co1dx.jpg

And with full costumes - http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/270/e/1/e17173e48b8d95cb38a65d206d512916-d80s890.jpg

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