FOUR STATE COMIC CON | HAGERSTOWN, MD | HARRISBURG, PA | FOURSTATECOMICCON@GMAIL.COM | HARRISBURGCON@GMAIL.COM

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COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT!

A quick announcement for our cosplayers and guests. We love you guys and want you guys to have the best time possible here and the safest. Hence why we are strong believers in COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT! Attendees please remember these rules when dealing with all the talented cosplayers on the floor when wanting a picture or to interact:

 

1) . Make sure to ask their permission before taking a photo. Its only proper and well-mannered to do so!

 

2) . “NO” means “NO”. Cosplayers do have the right to not take a picture with someone. Most of the time this isn’t the case but there might be a reason they can’t or won’t.

 

3) . Even when they say “Yes” to a picture it doesn’t give permission for physical contact.

 

4)  Be respectful!!! This goes for everyone no matter the circumstance.
 

COSPLAY COSTUME, PROP REGULATIONS


All costumes and props are subject to inspection before entry to the convention. By attending the show, you agree to abide by our guidelines. Con staff reserve the right to use their judgment regarding entry (or not) of all costumes and props. Anyone who violates these rules may be disqualified from con entry and the cosplay contest.


GENERAL COSTUME / PROPS / WEAPONS POLICY


First and foremost, this is a family-friendly show. Please keep this in mind and use good judgment when selecting which costumes and props to bring to the show.


All weapons must be non-functional.

 

The following are NOT allowed:


Airsoft rifles or paintball guns


Illegal weapons (obviously)

 

Strung bows, any type of bow that is being used as a prop must not be strung


Water pistols with water in them (if you have painted a water pistol as a prop and there is no water in it, that is OK)


All fake guns must have an orange tip


No metal weapons: This includes metal tips, swords, knives, throwing stars, chains, hammers, etc.


No sharp weapon edges or tips: This includes wooden tips and edges that are too sharp


No projectile objects: Do not project fake arrows, do not throw glitter or fake snow, etc.


No potentially hazardous special effects (pyrotechnics, etc.)


No profanity on clothes


No nudity.


No “bare feet”


All costumes/props must be self-contained. You will not be allowed to plug into a con outlet for electricity, for example.


Any props used in an offensive or dangerous manner will be confiscated.


Items that ARE OK:


PVC and wooden handles (for staffs, tridents, etc., as long as there are no sharp edges or tips)


Light-up props and costumes (as long as they are self-contained and don’t require an outlet for electricity)


IMPORTANT→ If you have any questions or concerns about whether your costume or props adhere to these rules, please contact us by e-mail in advance: fourstatecomiccon@gmail.com. We’re happy to address cosplay-related questions before the con!