Does this count as a sign?

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Does this count as a sign?

Post by McNasty » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:19 am

Hello there,

I am planning on "cosplaying" as the "Change My Mind" meme and am planning on creating a custom table for the getup. I just found out that there signs are prohibited, so if I happened to have a sign parodying that meme, would that be allowed? It's not going to have anything offensive or controversial on it. In place of "Pop Tarts are Ravioli, I want to write "Your Waifu Is Trash". Here is an image for anyone who doesn't know about the meme:

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I also have the paper already printed out, if that is needed as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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Re: Does this count as a sign?

Post by Thrillho » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:36 am

(Obligatory not staff so cannot pre-approve but just some advice/observation from an attendee)

Hmm, this is actually a really good question. The sign would be in line with the meme, but it's not anime-related. Plus it's not something you hold up, but rather something that remains low and attached to a table.

I'm honestly not sure. I get the impression that if it was something you wore (like a sandwich board, as an example) it wouldn't be that big of a deal. But this.... haven't seen anything like this before.
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Re: Does this count as a sign?

Post by MandaTifa » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:09 am

As usual, no cosplay or prop can be pre-approved before the con. That said, my concern is actually with the table. While not specifically listed in "Prohibited Items," I strongly believe that the Hynes personnel would actually take issue with someone randomly setting up a table around the con and surrounding areas. Unless it's somehow built onto your person as part of a costume, which I've seen done before.

If you decide to bring it and try your luck, please keep all of this in mind. Even if it gets past security, you may be asked to pack it up if Hynes or AB staff think the table might be a problem.
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Re: Does this count as a sign?

Post by McNasty » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:25 pm

I plan on "wearing" the table. The table has a huge hole in the middle and I'm going to wear it like suspenders. The table is 3' by 3' so it's kind of pushing the limits, but I'll still try and press my luck. I guess it doesn't hurt to try and see for myself when I get there.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Does this count as a sign?

Post by Nenie » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:42 am

I’ve seen people cosplay as ball pits. But the dimensions of their cosplay I believe were not as big as your measurements. But good luck :)
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Re: Does this count as a sign?

Post by MandaTifa » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:29 pm

FWIW, I'm fairly sure I saw you around the con and I loved it. Glad you made it work. :lol:
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