In order to make sure that your Colossalcon experience is fun, enjoyable and safe, we ask you to please read over these important convention rules.

Lost Badge Policy

Lost Badges = Buy a new Badge.

  1. If you do lose your badge please check with Convention Operations (Con Ops) to see if it has been returned.
  2. Please return all “Found” badges to Con Ops.
  3. Proper identification MUST be provided in order for your lost badge to be returned to you.
  4. We suggest writing you name on the back of your badge.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

1.Anything that is illegal outside of the convention is illegal inside the convention.

2.Harassment will not be tolerated. Colossalcon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

3.Please no glomping. We’ve had casualties.

4.Please take mock battles outside (unless its part of an event).

5.Note that behavioral policy is subject to perspective: if you are doing anything out of line;
Staff reserve the right to revoke your badge without question or fairness. All Staff decisions are final.

PROP POLICY

-Please refer to our cosplay prop chart to see if your prop will be permitted at the con

-Regarding weapons purchased in the dealers room: After purchasing a weapon that normally violates our Prop policy, it must remain in its packaging and be taken immediately to your room or car for storage.

PROPS NOT PERMITTED

-No metal swords, knives, bayonets, cane-swords, and/or other objects made of metal, which have a sharp point or sharpened edge. Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.

-No real or replica guns of any kind permitted. Exceptions may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.

Exceptions regarding guns

-Easily identifiable toy plastic guns with no moving parts and that have a clearly visible orange tip will be permitted. Resin models will be permitted as long as they are marked with clearly visible orange tip.

-Nunchakus are not permitted. Nunchaku made out of craft materials for cosplay purposes will be permitted in the halls so long as it is not misused. Exceptions otherwise may be made for cosplayers during the masquerade.

-There are to be no explosives or chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to smoke powder,
sparklers and fireworks.

-Bows: Bows must be unstrung at the con. We understand that your bow may be an important part of your cosplay, but we don’t wish for people to be accidentally harmed. Exceptions may be made on a case my case basis with the cosplay department while taking part in the masquerade.

PROPS permitted

-Fake or made-up weaponry (example: made of wood, plastic, foam, plaster of Paris, cloth etc) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other con-goers around you. For example, dangerous conditions include but are not limited to wires sticking out, items that trip passersby, clothes lining a member, etc.

-Please limit the size of the weapons to less than 8 feet in height and must be a reasonable weight (I.e… if you can’t carry it on your own or it requires more than one person then it will not be permitted. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem.

BEHAVIOR OF PROPS

-Misuse of any Prop, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to passerby attend, will get your privilege revoked immediately.If we deem a Prop to be unsafe for the convention, we will request you to store the unsafe prop in your private quarters (i.e.: your room or car). If there is a repeat offense, we will escort you out of the convention and off of convention grounds so that you can place the weapon in your private quarters.

-All Props brought into the convention should be brought to the security desk for inspection by security staff.

-All questionable items will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Anything deemed illegal outside the convention is deemed illegal inside the convention premises.

INFORMAL DANCE POLICIES

-No bags, backpacks, etc permitted. Exceptions are made for medications, and feminine products.

-Do not try to get on the stage.

COLOSSALCON DRESS CODE

-Please do not wear clothing with distasteful messages or words.

-Proper footwear is required at all times by the Kalahari. An exception is made for cosplayers during the masquerade.

-No roller blades, roller skates, or hoveboards. An exception is made for cosplayers during the
masquerade.

-Short skirts, kilts, etc must be accompanied by proper underwear. Ineffective underwear or a lack
thereof constitutes indecent exposure. A dancer’s belt must be worn with bodysuit.

-Clothing should at least cover what a 2-piece bikini (for females) or swim shorts (for males) would cover. This is a Kalahari policy.

-Signs that are held or messages/words written on shirts or your body are permitted but they must stay tasteful.

-Any replica firearms must be kept concealed outside of the convention space. The Kalahari’s security force cannot determine if your firearms is real or replica through their black and white security cameras. They have a duty to investigate anything that resembles a firearm outside of our convention space. Failure to conceal or cooperate with Kalahari security may result in your being removed from the premises. Our allowing replica firearms within the convention space is the result of a compromise with the Kalahari, so we appreciate your cooperation, so that we can continue to allow prop firearms inside the convention. Thank you!

SELLING OF ITEMS

-Unless you are part of the artist alley or dealers room you cannot sell anything. The exception to this is the Otaku Flea Market where you will be allowed to sell your unwanted anime & manga related items.

-Glow sticks, energy drinks, crafted items, and art are never permitted (except for AA and dealer room).NO Panhandling of any kind