Date May 19-21, 2023
Place Suburban Collection Showplace

Cosplay & Weapons Policy

No Guns

No Knives/Swords

No Nunchucks

No sharp objects

You don’t have to compete to join in on the Cosplay fun, but you do have to follow the rules! We invite you to showcase your creativity and flare by strutting your amazing costume around the showroom floor. Please help us in continuing to make Motor City Comic Con a fun and safe environment by reviewing and following our updated cosplay & weapons policy.

Allowed Props

  • Lightsabers, wands, and sonic screwdrivers
  • Costume bows are allowed, as long as they are inoperable and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind. Prop arrows are allowed if they are non-removable from their quiver or have a foam or no tip.
  • Shields of all materials with no sharp edges
  • Lightweight plastic bats
  • Staffs and brooms
  • Whips, Lassos, and ropes (must be zip tied or otherwise attached to your person)
  • Swords constructed of light foam, plastic, or cardboard. Steel swords are permitted as long as they remain sheathed.
  • Other items made from cardboard, foam, rubber, and likewise lightweight materials
  • All Weapons must be non-working and peace bonded.
  • Replicas of firearms provided the prop is easily identifiable as a prop weapon.
  • Prop firearms such as Nerf guns and water guns are permitted,  however they must be inoperable and unable to fire any projectile.
  • All fake, prop or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to fellow attendees.
  • Sci-fi or fantasy guns are allowed (e.g., Portal Guns, Han Solo blaster, phasers)

A Costume, Prop or Weapon May Be Deemed Unacceptable If It

  • Fails to comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Leaves your feet bare.
  • Has vulgar remarks or hate speech in any language.
  • No wooden or aluminum/metal bats are permitted. Bats made from plastic or other materials are allowed.
  • Has dangerous protrusions such as spikes or sharp edges.
  • Impedes the view of others during seated events.
  • Has a laser pointer or similar capability.
  • Has a laser pointer or similar capability.
  • Is a gun-like prop without an orange tip. Gun-like props also must have  their firing mechanisms disabled and have nothing loaded.
  • Is a real firearm.
  • Excessively noisy props including but not limited to: airhorns,  bullhorns, whistles
  • Is being used or handled unsafely.
  • Is determined by convention staff to be unsafe.

Motor City Comic Con reserves the right to inspect all costumes, props, and weapons on an individual basis in order to ensure that the event remains completely safe. Those who violate these rules assume all responsibility in the event of injury.

If you are found to be in violation of this policy, you will be asked to take your prop/weapon out of the venue.

*All Rules & Regulations Are Subject to Change*