GENERAL COSPLAY RULES
Dress Code: All cosplayers must wear the following articles at all times while inside the baseball stadium.
Clothing: This is a family friendly event. No costume is considered No Costume. Absolutely no nudity, and coverage must be that of a “modest bathing suit”. Please ensure that all costumes are properly secured at all times and are not prone to “indecent accidents”.
Footwear: To ensure your safety, we ask that you wear footwear at all times. You should consider wearing a minimum of sandals (ie, flip flops) at all times even if your character is barefoot. Skates and rollerblades are prohibited in the hallways. Sneaker-skates may only be worn as a sneaker at all times inside the baseball stadium. DBAP Gaming Challenge will not be held accountable for any damages or injuries that occurs due to inadequate or improper footwear.
Weapons Policy: Please refer to our weapons policy. Mock or Play-fighting is not allowed in the hallways and convention area. Wielding or handling weapons or props in a way that could potentially cause harm to others is prohibited, whether there was intent to harm others or not.
Mock-fighting is allowed on stage during cosplay judging but must be carefully rehearsed, reviewed and approved by cosplay staff.
Large Costumes: Please be sure to keep all large costumes contained as much as possible. We recommend the use of handlers to help manage your costume if it is large costume. Large costumes or large parts of costumes are not allowed inside the dealer’s room due to blocking the flow of traffic and other hazards.
Picture taking: Do not stop for pictures in smaller, crowded hallways. Please go outside, to a less crowded area, or to the designated picture taking areas. Do not block doors, ramps, exits, corridors, and aisles while taking pictures.
We reserve the right to remove you from the baseball stadium and/or cosplay events at any time. If for any reason we feel that your actions pose a threat or hazard to others while at DBAP Gaming Challenge, we will ask you to stop or you will be removed from the cosplay events. We simply ask you to be courteous towards others at all times.
PROPS NOT PERMITTED
-No metal swords, knives, bayonets, cane-swords, and/or other objects made of metal, which have a sharp point or sharpened edge. Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
-No real or replica guns of any kind permitted. Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade. Exceptions regarding guns
-Easily identifiable toy plastic guns with no moving parts and that have a clearly visible orange tip will be permitted. Resin models will be permitted as long as they are marked with clearly visible orange tip.
-Nunchakus are not permitted. Nunchaku made out of craft materials for cosplay purposes will be permitted in the halls so long as it is not misused. Exceptions otherwise may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.
-There are to be no explosives or chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to smoke powder, sparklers and fireworks.
-Bows: Bows must be unstrung at the event. We understand that your bow may be an important part of your cosplay, but we don’t wish for people to be accidentally harmed.
-Fake or made-up weaponry (example: made of wood, plastic, foam, plaster of Paris, cloth etc) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other event-goers around you. For example, dangerous conditions include but are not limited to wires sticking out, items that trip passersby, clothes lining a member, etc.
-Please limit the size of the weapons to less than 8 feet in height and must be a reasonable weight (I.e… if you can’t carry it on your own or it requires more than one person then it will not be permitted. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem.
BEHAVIOR OF PROPS
-Misuse of any Prop, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to passerby attend, will get your privilege revoked immediately. If we deem a Prop to be unsafe for the event, we will request you to store the unsafe prop in your private quarters (i.e.: your room or car). If there is a repeat offense, we will escort you out of the convention and off of convention grounds so that you can place the weapon in your private quarters.
-All Props brought into the convention should be brought to the security desk for inspection by security staff.
-All questionable items will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Anything deemed illegal outside the convention is deemed illegal inside the event premises.