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The Artomatic Masquerade
May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Come Dressed as Your Favorite Character! Movies, Anime, Music, Books, History, It’s Up to You!
Best Costume Wins Fabulously Geeky Prizes*! Then Dance to KPop & JPop for the rest of the evening.
Costume Contest will be held on the 4th Floor Stage beginning at 7pm. Categories will be based on those in attendance.
Dance Party will begin at 9:30p on the 6th Floor Stage
*Prizes will include Funko Pop! Vinyls (exclusives and commons), comics, & other nerdy swag. Prizes will be awarded by our judge.
Cosplay Weapons policy.
No functional weapons are allowed at Artomatic. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume in compliance with the following guidelines:
- All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
- All weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons and must be constructed from safe, lightweight material. Approved materials are: rubber, plastic (PVC, worbla, etc.), foam, cardboard and papier-mâché.
- All prop firearms must be incapable of firing projectiles and have an orange cap on the barrel. Projectiles or any type of ammunition are forbidden. BB guns, paintball guns, dart guns, blow guns and water guns and their accompanying ammunition will NOT be permitted.
- Nerf guns are allowed, but ammunition of any kind (foam or otherwise) is prohibited. Nerf guns must have triggers zip-tied to prevent guns from firing.
- Metal weapons of any kind are forbidden, including hammers, scissors (including “safety scissors”), screwdrivers, saws, chains, nun-chucks, brass knuckles, shields, X-Men-style claws, handcuffs and the like. No “live steel” is allowed, such as metal swords, knifes or blades of any kind. If you have any of these types of weapons with your costume, please make sure they are made out of approved materials.
- Small, lightweight, metal objects like Sonic Screwdrivers, Lightsaber handles and umbrellas and wooden wands a la “Harry Potter” are allowed, but must not be used as functional weapons.
- Costume bows are allowed, insomuch as they are not strung and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind. All types of bows must have bowstrings removed.
- Costume swords/daggers made from approved materials are allowed, but may not have any sharp edges. Wooden swords are allowed, but must be tied to your costume in such a way that they cannot be drawn or unsheathed. You must zip-tie swords to their sheaths to ensure that they cannot be drawn. Metal blades are not allowed, whether they are sheathed or not.
- No wooden or aluminum/metal bats are permitted. This includes baseball bats, cricket bats, clubs, paddles, golf clubs and similar objects. Bats made from approved materials and wiffle ball bats are allowed.
- Staffs (staves), similar to those found in “Lord of the Rings,” for instance, will be allowed, insomuch as they are used for walking and/or decoration, and not as a weapon. Wooden staffs are allowed, but must be lightweight and may not have any sharpened edges or tips.
- Items such as bullwhips, ropes and lassos are allowed, but must remain rolled and secured at all times.
- Incendiary or flammable weapons are prohibited, including any items that are capable of igniting sparks or flames, burning, exploding or combusting.
- Do not display your weapons or props in a threatening or menacing manner. (For instance, it’s ok to pose for a picture, but no one should brandish weapons while walking the show floor.)
- Keep prop weapons in the show areas. If you leave the premises or go out into public for any reason, please put away any and all prop weaponry immediately.
If you are unwilling to comply with these policies, please leave your weapons at home. Failure to willingly comply with Artomatic’s official cosplay weapons policy may result in ejection from the show and/or potential legal action if necessary. ***All rules and regulations are subject to change. ***