PRCC and the Puerto Rico Convention Center are really strict when it comes to security and the well being of its visitors. By law and insurance policies, we are required to check all the weapons or props that might enter the event. If you are thinking of coming with a weapon, either store bought or made at home, these are the rules that we will abide to.
Every year the PRCC is a gathering place for Cosplayers and costume characters. We have developed a list of rules and regulations to attend this matter and to prevent any accidents during the event.
Due to the amount of people visiting last year with weapons and props, we implemented the Weapons Check area and have established rules and regulations for the event in 2013. Every person in costume or cosplayer will be subject to check their props or weapons at this area.
The Weapons Check Process
If one of the PRCC staff members identifies a prop or weapon that has to be checked because it may be harmful to visitors at the event in any way shape or form, the person has to go with our staff member to the weapons check booth at the entrance of the event. The weapons check personal will give the person a claim ticket for his weapon or prop. Getting to enter with the weapon/prop is discussed below.
As many of these items are custom made, the production is not responsible for any broken part of custom made items. The PRCC WILL NOT REIMBURSE ANY DAMAGED COSPLAY WEAPON. If you choose not to check it, you can leave it in your car or somewhere outside the convention center.
What kind of weapons and props are NOT permitted?
We at the PRCC take very seriously this matter. So if you are selling, buying or bring from your home any item that could cause damage, maim or any serious harm to other person, this section will instruct you on what is and isn't permitted in the PRCC.
The following is a list of some of the items FORBIDDEN at the event. We will not allow them to enter the event at ANY TIME. Please leave them at home, there is NO way that these will come inside the area:
Rules for Handmade Weapons or Props (Cosplay):
If your weapon/prop is deemed dangerous but not forbidden by the PRCC or the Puerto Rico Convention Center Security Staff, you have only two choices:
Prop weapons will be allowed at the event but they are subject to check any time. To save yourself the hassle of this situation we recommend you to work your props with light materials like:
If you are working on a prop that has sharp corners, protect them with a small foam cover. Prop arrows and swords must have smooth edges.
In the case of firearms props, we recommend that the weapon's barrel should be covered with a bright color cap. If it looks fake, you will not have any problems entering the event with your prop!
Rules for Masked Costumes/Cosplay:
This is a strict rule of the Puerto Rico Convention Center: NO PERSON AT ANY TIME can wear a Mask inside and outside the Convention Center. If you are thinking of using a mask for your cosplay/costume, please use it inside the event only. You have to take it off each time you go outside the Exhibit Hall.
The production reserves the right to check any prop and/or weapon during the event in the mere purpose to protect other event attendees. The production reserves the right to change partially or completely these rules and regulations at any time without notice.
For more information about your props and weapons feel free to contact us.