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 bracelet. 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!

Some of the rules:

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

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

  • Armour, weapons, or other metal objects cannot have any sharp edges or corners! It has to be blunt or polished and covered with foam or other soft material to ensure that it will not be a danger to other guests. 

  • 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.

  • There is a limit for the size of weapons: 1,6 m (2 meters for the cosplay show) - this is measured from the bottom to the highest point. Overhang on maximum 50 cm.
    If weapons are bigger than this, an agreement can be arranged by contacting: vaabenkontrol@j-popcon.dk

  • Weapons with a wooden core have to be covered with a thick layer of foam or another kind of soft material to ensure that you do not harm another guest by accident.

  • Weapons cannot contain a metal core; therefore, use a fiberglass core or another kind of roleplay-approved materials.

  • J-Popcon reserve 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:

  • Wooden weapons; including bats, swords, but not limited to:

    • Swords, maces, staves, sticks, bats etc.

      • Props in this category have to be inspected.

  • Metal weapons; including, but not limited to:

    • Sword, knives, maces, throwing stars etc.

      • Metal armour have to be brought to a supervisor at arrival.

  • Ranged weapons; including, but not limited to:

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

      • Weapons considered disabled, 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, etc.

 

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

Email: vaabenkontrol@j-popcon.dk

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