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For Honor Weapon Policy

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm
by Fireburned
This is a question for anyone that will be with security, or anyone that can DEFINITELY answer this question.
Going as the Raider from For Honor, and i am currently crafting his dane axe out of cheap wood from home depot, im going to be sawing, sanding, and painting this thing so it looks really good. My question here is, what are the chances that this wont be allowing in through security? i would be putting in a lot of effort into this thing, and i would never swing it at someone.
Everything on the axe will be made of cheap wood, even the axe head.
-Fireburned

Edit: This is the axe + character https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/for ... 0917031023

Re: For Honor Weapon Policy

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:45 pm
by Selestyl
I’m not staff, and unfortunately nobody will be able to pre-approve props. That will fall to security the day of the con.

However based on what you’ve described, I fear you’ll have some trouble. The general consensus seems to be “if you were to hit someone, would they break or would the prop break?” You’ll want to stick to lighter things like foam and PVC - my first prop was an all-wood sword and I had a lot of trouble getting through security because of it.

Sorry, this probably isn’t what you want to hear. You should, however, take pictures outside of the con with it - get a photo shoot or something!

Re: For Honor Weapon Policy

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:38 pm
by Thrillho
(In no way affiliated with AB Staff or Hynes Security)

What I can tell you is what I've gotten in last year:
Ozpin's cane from RWBY
Haruko's guitar from FLCL

I was worried about the guitar, but they didn't have any issues with it. Probably because it doesn't look like a weapon.

My advice would be to try to construct the head out of foam instead of wood. You could also just line the ends with foam (thus making the wood portion of the head smaller) to try to make it safer.

There's a chance I'm going to make or commission Peter Port's axe/blunderbuss combo (RWBY) and I'm concerned about that myself.