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Peace Bonding

The Cosplay Repair Station will be handling Peace Bonding for us. They are located in booth 56 on the upper concourse. 

Permitted weapons/props:


Replicas of firearms provided the prop is easily identifiable as a prop weapon. Prop firearms such as Nerf guns and water guns are permitted, however they must be inoperable and unable to fire any projectile. All fake, prop, or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to fellow attendees.


Sufficiently blunt wooden staves, swords, and bullwhips are permitted. The swords must be secured in a sheath, and bullwhips shall be rolled and secured by the peace bonding process.


Costume bows are allowed, as long as they are inoperable and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind. Prop arrows are permitted, as long as they are not sharply tipped, cannot be fired, and are secured within the quiver and cannot be removed.


Prohibited weapons: No firearms are allowed on the premises. Steel swords that cannot be secured in a sheath. Firearms and guns designed to fire a projectile, i.e., BB guns, pellet guns, paint-ball guns, dart guns, crossbows, and ammunition of any sort, are not permitted.

Flail weapons: Nunchaku are not permitted. Prohibited weapons Includes the following: An instrument, including a Nunchaku, that consists of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense.


Incendiary weapons, i.e., which spark, shoot flame(s), burn, smolder, or can otherwise cause combustion or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit with a combustion device are not permitted.


Self-defense weapons, i.e., pepper spray, mace, stun-guns, and tasers. Wooden or aluminum baseball bats. Other prohibited items, i.e., skateboards, golf clubs, paddles, and signs that are not integral to the costume.

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