Lightsaber help!

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Lightsaber help!

Post by vhamilton » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:03 pm

While I realize no props can be pre-approved, I just wanted to get some insight from fellow con-goers. I'm cosplaying Rey from Star Wars on Friday, and I was thinking of buying the official Force FX lightsaber here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY ... 0DER&psc=1 . I've already cosplyed Rey before to this convention with a lit lightsaber from the Disney store (weirdly enough), which I'll link here as well for reference: https://www.shopdisney.com/rey-lightsab ... di-1442711 . The one I've already used before in 2016 I believe is all made of plastic and it was approved by prop check. But I really like this official Force FX saber, though the hilt is apparently metal and it's a bit over 2 pounds.

Do you guys think the prop might be okay, even with a metal hilt? Just wanted a few opinions before I bought the Force FX saber, seeing as it is pretty expensive. Likely enough, I might just end up bring the Disney store plastic lightsaber again, but any opinions are really appreciated!
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Re: Lightsaber help!

Post by Kiarrens » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:25 pm

I've seen SW cosplayers with ForceFX and UltraSabers around the convention before, but that's not a guarantee that you'll be fine. I'd suggest bringing along your old prop that you know will be approved, that way if they don't allow you to bring it, you'll still have your old one.
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Re: Lightsaber help!

Post by vhamilton » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:35 pm

That's a great idea! Thanks so much for your input :)
AB 2018 LINEUP
Friday: Rey (Star Wars: the Last Jedi)
Friday Night: Veronica Sawyer (Heathers: the Musical)
Saturday: Daenerys Targaryen - Season 7 Dragonscale dress (Game of Thrones)
Sunday: Belle - Town dress (Beauty and the Beast)

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