Prop inspection is handled by Hynes Security Staff and the Boston Police. Whether a prop is permitted into the convention is at their discretion.
Please review the Anime Boston Prop Policy for details about the prop inspection process and guidelines for bringing a prop weapon to Anime Boston http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/conv ... ies/#props.
Take note of the Prohibited Items list as well: http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/conv ... ited_items.
A helpful guideline to use is: hypothetically, if you hit someone with your prop (we do not condone this), who would break first - the person or your prop?
If the answer is 'the person', your weapon is less likely to be approved. Note: if the answer was 'the prop', this does not guarantee your prop will be approved.
When in doubt, we recommend leaving your prop at home, in your car, or in your hotel room.
Similarly, Anime Boston staff cannot pre-approve any cosplays.
Attendees are reminded that per our Convention Rules:
For more information on the convention rules and policies: http://www.animeboston.com/coninfo/conv ... eral_rules3. Appropriate attire is required at all times, including shoes, pants/shorts/skirts, and shirts/tops.