All costume weapons and props must conform to federal, state and local law. A weapon is considered anything that could accidentally or purposefully cause injury to another attendee. We ask that you use common sense when bringing any prop weapon to the event. Avoid bringing hard prop weapons to the event and we encourage the use of light materials such as foam, composite, light woods, and cardboard be used for prop weapons. All prop weapons may be inspected by Gary Con staff at any time. Any weapon deemed to be a potential hazard must be removed from the premises immediately. Refusal to comply with the request may result in being removed from the event space and a revocation of your badge without any refund.
Functional firearms are not permitted in the event or on event grounds, this includes actual firearms, BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, cap guns, realistic looking firearms that can be confused with actual firearms. All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel.
Functional projectile weapons are not permitted, including slingshots or other sling devices, crossbows, long and short bows, rubber band guns, etc. Bows and the like are permitted so long as the string is removed or loosened to the point that it cannot fire a projectile. Arrows or projectiles are allowed so long as they do not have a sharp tip and/or any sharp tip is removed.
Metal blade weapons that are sharpened are not permitted including swords, daggers, knives, throwing stars, axes, and the like. Blunt weapons are not permitted including hockey sticks, baseball bats, nunchaku, clubs, brass knuckles, slug devices, etc. Chemical weapons and explosives including fireworks are not permitted.
Cosplay is not consent. Gary Con has a strict no harassment policy in place and this policy will be enforced. Refer to the Gary Con policies at: https://garycon.com/policies
Gary Con wants attendees to show their enthusiasm with their awesome costumes! We also want to make sure everyone has fun and is safe. If you have any questions about cosplaying rules or events, please contact us.
Gary Con is a family friendly event. Please use common sense and be considerate of other attendees, our guests, and exhibitors. Gary Con cannot be held liable for any damage incurred to your costume and you assume all risks, known or unknown, while engaging in cosplay activities.
No costume is not a costume. Paint alone is not a costume. Pasties are not allowed. If your costume is deemed too revealing, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, you’ll be asked to change or cover up. Please make sure your costume is well constructed and you have appropriate under garments on. Protective footwear is required at all times – this means your footwear must be hard sole and worn for health and safety reasons.
Symbols of hate are NOT welcome at Gary Con.
No inappropriate signs, no signs offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched. You’re welcome to politely ask for a hug, but do not hug anyone without explicit permission. If you have any doubt if it’s appropriate, so not do it. Discretion is the best option
All costume weapons and props must conform to federal, state and local law. All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel.
Metal blade weapons that are sharpened are not permitted. Blunt weapons are not permitted. Chemical weapons and explosives including fireworks are not permitted. Do not brandish weapons or props in a threatening manner.