SC Comicon Weapon and Costume Policy


All weapon props must be approved by weapons check and tagged with zip ties by a member of the Convention Staff before entering the convention hall. We will ensure that this in no way will affect the integrity of your weapons.

At the discretion of the onsite security, the following may be allowed:

  • Plastic and Metal Shields

  • Lightweight Plastic/PVC Props/Light Sabers

  • Toy guns as long as they do not look like real ones, cannot function or shoot projectiles and have an orange tip on the barrel.  The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored tips. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips made of foam or cardboard. Toy guns must be clearly marked at all times with an orange tip so that police officers and other security personnel do not mistake it as a real weapon.

If any of the above items are deemed unsafe by Security, they will not be allowed inside the building.  If you’re bringing, buying or selling something that could be considered dangerous or cause bodily harm, you may be asked to return the item to your vehicle before entering the convention hall.       

Items not allowed:

  • Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)

  • Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)

  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)

  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)

  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)

  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)

SC Comicon is a family friendly convention. All costumes worn at the convention should be suitable for public display and shoes must be worn at all times. If we feel that a costume is not appropriate, you may be asked to leave or make modifications in order to meet our guidelines.

We appreciate your help in ensuring that everyone has a safe, fun experience at SC Comicon!