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Denver Comic Con encourages attendees to show their enthusiasm by dressing for the occasion! Awesome costumes really add to the atmosphere. In order to make it fun and safe for all attendees (and any civilians lucky enough to wander by), Denver Comic Con is setting a few ground rules:
All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
Weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons. All prop firearms must have an orange cap on the barrel. Weapons which are capable of firing (Nerf guns, bows, etc) must be rendered inoperable. Projectiles are forbidden.
Metal weapons (with or without sharp edges) are not permitted. Prop weapons should be made of lightweight materials such as foam, cardboard, or plastic.
All props must be peacebonded by the Denver Comic Con staff. After inspection, each prop will have a tag attached to indicate it is unusable as a weapon, and safe for display. Peacebonding is mandatory.
Do not brandish weapons or props in a threatening manner. Be aware of how security personnel may interpret your actions.
Keep weapons in convention areas. If you leave the con premises, please put away any weaponry (even if it clearly looks fake).
Any prohibited weapons purchased or won as prizes at Denver Comic Con must be securely packaged and immediately removed from the convention center. Weapons must be stored in attendees’ hotel room, vehicle etc and are not to be taken out of their packaging or wrapping at any time on convention premises.
All prop weapons purchased or won as prizes at the convention must be peace bonded by Denver Comic Con security if they are to be carried during the convention. These weapons must adhere to the Denver Comic Con prop and weapons policy (available on the website and in the Attendee Handbook).
No costume is not a costume!
Cover your bits. If you’re not sure if your costume accomplishes that, please email the Costume/Cosplay staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your costume is sturdily constructed—this should include proper undergarments.
Wear protective footwear at all times. This means some sort of hard sole—a unitard or stocking feet are not sufficient. We know a lot of characters like to run around barefoot, but since they are fictional, they don’t have to worry about tetanus.
If you’re not within guidelines, you will be asked to cover up.
Uniforms are great! Some of the coolest outfits are uniforms. But if you intend to wear a uniform that looks super-realistic, please distinguish that it is a costume.
Basic rule of thumb: If your clothing could be confused with local law enforcement, please don’t wear it.
Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Denver Comic Con. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate.
No signs offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched.
We all know some of you like hugs, but please don’t carry around a sign saying so. Ask politely before hugging a stranger; you could really hurt someone by tackling (aka “glomping”) them. Respect each other and we’ll all have a better time!
Consider bringing a change of clothing if your costume is restrictive or if there is danger of overheating. Heatstroke is no fun.