Event Policies and Rules


  • All costume props and weapons must be inspected at the Peace Bonding station located in the main lobby.
  • At certain, due to crowd safety issues, attendees in oversized costumes may asked to leave the exhibit hall.
  • After your costume prop has been inspected, the prop will be tagged or zip-tied by security and a Phoenix Police officer.
  • If you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not attempt to enter show.

Prohibited Items:

  • Firearms of any kind – includes BB-guns, cap guns, paintball/pellet guns, airsoft guns.
  • Replica firearms of any kind – includes reproductions of guns, toy guns, blaster, or other weapons that resemble a firearm.
  • Tasers
  • Chainsaws or other gas powered prop.
  • Bladed metal or wooden weapons – includes axes, daggers, hatchets, knives, swords, pocket blades, ninja stars, and shields.
  • Explosives and chemical weapons – includes firecrackers and pepper spray.
  • Blunt weapons – includes wooden, plastic or metal bats, clubs, brass knuckles, mallets, martial arts weapons, whips, golf clubs, paddles or metal chains.
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Hoverboards

At the discretion of security and Phoenix Police officers, the following may be permitted:

  • Plastic, fiberglass, or resin shields (metal shields must demonstrate no sharp edges)
  • Lightweight plastic, PVC props and light sabers; must be clearly and visibly a prop.
  • Bows that are not strung and incapable of shooting arrows; arrows must remain in the quiver, non-removable and have soft tips.
  • Plastic, resin, cardboard or foam, or foam rubber props.
  • Staffs made of plastic, resin, cardboard or foam, or foam rubber; must not exceed 6′ in length.
  • Wands

Other Safety Policies:

  • Clear bags or backpacks only
  • No wagons
  • Small folding umbrella strollers only.


  • Any weapon sales must be in compliance with our weapons policy
  • All exhibitors shall enter through the back docks; all packages are subject to search.