Cosplay/Props Weapon Rules

By participating at J-Popcon, we follow the Danish weapon laws (written in Danish). 

We do this so that no problems will arise and in that way ensure that you have the best experience as possible.

As a general rule, props that are used at the cosplay shows have to be checked as well. You will get more information about this via the cosplay mail.

Breach of rules will be considered on the spot, for small violations you can be given a warning and bigger violations will lead to exclusion and cutting of the wristband. In especially severe violations, you will also be reported to the police since you are not only a danger to yourself, but also others! 

In the end, J-Popcon decides!

J-Popcon's Weapon and Prop Rules:

  • Weapons brought to the convention have to comply with the Danish weapon law, even weapons used for the cosplay show!

  • It is your own responsibility to have your weapon and/or prop inspected and approved by one of the staff members working within the control area.

  • Common sense should always take place when handling weapons - plastic or not. If the weapons are used in unruly manners or handled in a way that is a danger to others, you risk being given a warning or confiscation of the weapon as well as having you're wristband marked with a cut!

  • The maximum height for your prop/weapon is 30 cm taller than your own height, meaning that if you are 175 cm tall, your prop can maximum be 205 cm to ensure that you are in full control of your prop. Furthermore, an overhang of your prop/weapon can only be the length of your arm for the same reason. 

  • In addition to that, your head gear cannot protrude further from your head than 30 cm and it can maximum weigh 2 kg. 

  • Your weapon/props, armour, or other objects, no matter the material, cannot have any sharp edges or points. It has to be blunt or polished, not capable of poking, scutting, and leaving marks. 

  • General tools, such as screwdrivers and pliers, must be justified and still pass a check at Weapon Control.

  • No matter the material, your prop/weapon can maximum weigh 2 kg. This does not apply to armour, except head gear.
  • J-Popcon reserves the right to refuse a weapon access on the spot, if the rules are broken. Weapons that are completely illegal, as in being sharp, will be taken away and sent to the police with approved hunting license and approval for transport.


List of prohibited weapons

The following weapons and types of weapons are forbidden at J-Popcon.

  • Metal weapons; including, but not limited to:

    • Sword, knives, clubs, maces, throwing stars etc.

      • Metal armour have to be brought to a supervisor for inspection upon arrival.

      • Re-enactment weapons can be approved by control from the Weapon Control.

  • Ranged weapons; including, but not limited to:

    • Airsoft guns, hardball guns,working replicas of firearms, BB-guns, crossbows, water pistols, etc.

      • Weapons considered ineffective, i.e. that they cannot shoot or in any other way fire a projectile, have to be brought for inspection. If they can fire projectiles, the weapon will be confiscated and only be handed back after the convention!

  • Chemically based weapons or explosives; including, but not limited to:

    • Fireworks, smoke bombs, stink bombs, etc.

  • Electrically driven tools; including, but not limited to:

    • Chain saws, power tools, etc.

  • Objects that can be used as a weapon:


    • Hard staves (e.g. staves made of hard wood), baseball bats, umberellas that look like swords, etc.

  • Self-flying objects; including, but not limited to:

    • Helium balloons, drones, etc.


If you are in doubt, you are more than welcome to write us an email. ^^


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