Weapons for your Cosplay

For a lot of cosplays weapons and props belong to the outfit. We have strict regulations in Germany when it comes to the subject of wearing weapons in public. That is why we need to implement this laws directives in the course of Comic Con Germany.

To make sure to meet all the law’s directives we will set up check point for weapons and props in the entry area of the convention area. There we’ll check and asses your weapons and props.
Weapon Check – Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am - 05:00 pm

Cosplay weapons prohibited and allowed:

Cosplay weapons and props that are NOT allowed: German law prohibits generally carrying weapons, fake weapons and weapon imitations in public and on events. If you plan to bring any of these please also check and follow the German law. According to our law prohibited weapons are amongst others:

  • Real arms and ammunition
  • SoftAir weapons
  • Gas pistols (loaded and unloaded)
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Missile weapons (knives, throwing stars, arrows)
  • Knuckles, Totschläger, Stahlruten
  • Choke weapons
  • Stabbing weapons (knives, hatches, axes, morning stars, swords)
  • Fake weapons made from metall or wood
  • Thrusting weapons with a substitue blade made from plastics, resin or wood
  • Staffs made from wood, metall, fiber glass, hard plastic or made combining some of the materials mentioned above.
  • All kinds of arrows

If you carry any kind of the prohibited things mentioned above you can be expelled from the convention area permanently.
Also banned are: Lengths of chain and so called Tanto knives.

Which cosplay weapons and props are permitted?

The permitted weapons imitations are (regarding the rules above):
  • Weapon imitations made from foam, rubber, cardboard and soft plastic
  • Nerfguns
  • Blunt imitations of strike and thrust weapons
  • Arrows or spear, but only when the tips area made of a soft material
  • pointy items like spears or arrows have to be flexible on the pointy end!
  • LARP weapons ("Live Action Role Play" – mostly foam or latex imitations with a stabilizing core)
  • Weapons and staffs made from wood, cardboard, plastic, soft materials and foam
  • Not working bows with a fake bowstring, max. length 1,50 m and quivers, but only with fake arrows
  • Thrusting weapons (e.g. nunchaku) but only with non-metall chains and predetermined breaking point
German law applies for the above rules: §§ 1, 42 und 42a WaffG.

And the most important thing: HAVE FUN!!!