Weapons Policy

Weapons Policy

Please read this entire policy before attending TwitchCon. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. 

The following items are forbidden at TwitchCon:

  • Functional firearms (including airsoft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns)
  • Functional projectile weapons (even toys)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (any type/size)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Aerosol cans and chemical weapons (including mace, pepper spray, and aerosol mustard)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
  • Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like vuvuzelas, grenade whistles and grenade horns
  • Whips
  • 3D printed weapons
  • Face masks

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons, and receive approval by security and comply with the following:

  • All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law
  • The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps
  • Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips
  • Projectile weapons must be rendered inoperable
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn
  • Security will escort you to the Prop Desk for inspection if your weapon prop is not tagged

Cosplay contest participants will be contacted with specific rules and guidelines at a later time.

Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list will be removed from TwitchCon.