Weapons and Props Policy

  • • Animaga defines a weapon as being any item which is large, narrows to a point, sharp or heavy enough to cause possible harm or any item which could cause harm to other attendees or property.

  • • Real weapons will not be accepted under any circumstances.

  • • Weapons and Props are required to be checked by a Animaga Staff/Volunteer member or directed to an Information desk where the weapon or prop in question will be checked, deemed appropriate and tagged to ensure it has been checked.

  • • Animaga reserves the right to take any weapon deemed inappropriate or dangerous to other attendees into the cloakroom for the course of the days events.

  • • Any weapons/props over one (1) meter in length are required to be checked by Animaga Staff/Volunteers and decided if it is appropriate enough to be allowed within the convention buildings.

  • • Props that are over one metre in length may still be brought to the Convention and used during the Cosplay Competition, but cannot be carried during the normal course of the convention unless it has been checked and tagged by an Animaga Staff/Volunteer member.

  • • Examples of what is NOT allowed:

    • ○ Bladed or edged weapons

    • ○ Metal of any kind

    • ○ Firearms

    • ○ Explosives

    • ○ Wooden weapons

    • ○ Liquid dispensing weapons

    • ○ Items that shoot a projectile

    • ○ Remote control weapons/props

    • ○ Items that look like a weapon in the opinion of the security staff

    • ○ Any item Animaga, security, the venue or law deems illegal or overly harmful

    • ○ Weapons carried on a person will still need to be checked. Collapsible weapons will be measured at their full length. All swords will have the weapon checked with the sheath ON and will be measured on that basis. Weapons deemed appropriate will be tagged at the information desk.

Weapons Cloak

• The weapons Cloak service is for Cosplay Props and weapons ONLY. There will be a reserved Cloak room for personal effects and/or purchases.