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Props Policy

Live steel is defined as swords, knives, or other objects made of metal, which can take an edge. Dull metal weapons are considered live steel, and therefore are not permitted. Enforcement of these rules is enacted with ZERO tolerance.


No warnings will be given.


Any infraction of these rules may be met with expulsion from the convention without refund and could include law enforcement involvement.


A WEAPON is defined as follows:

“Illegal Knife” means a:

  • hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown

  • dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, kunai, sword cane, switchblade, knife have a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife, blackjack, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, shuriken, tessen or poniard

  • bowie knife

  • sword

  • spear


“Club” means an instrument that is specifically designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument. Includes, but is not limited to:

  • blackjack

  • nightstick

  • mace

  • Tomahawk

  • Billy club

  • bat (wooden or metal)


  • Dealers will sell any defined weapon to persons of at least 18 years of age. Any dealer selling to minors will be removed from the convention and proper authorities may be notified.

  • All Dealers must box, wrap, or peace tie any weapon sold. Weapons are to be held by the dealer until the customer is able to remove the weapon from the convention space.

  • The sale of firearms, Airsoft, and any other weapon is strictly prohibited.


  • Props brought to the con should be fake and part of your costume (no live steel or guns). Items that could be used as actual weapons, such as large wooden swords or sticks, will need to be peace-bonded upon entry. By bringing these items you agree to handle them in a safe and responsible manner. By federal law, any props that appear to be real firearms (plastic guns and the like) need to have a government safety orange tip visibly displayed on the tip of the barrel.

  • Clubs (including as defined) that are wooden or metal are not allowed in the convention center.

  • All prop firearms must be permanently disabled. This includes Nerf Guns, plastic guns, and AirSoft.

  • Wooden swords are allowed as long as they have gone through the safety check and are handled responsibly.

  • All Oklahoma laws on purchasing weapons will be followed.

  • Drawing of props, horseplay, or careless handling of weapons in public places is not allowed and will result in loss of entry with no refund or compensation and permanent expulsion from the convention.

  • Purchased weapons must be removed from the convention and the hotel’s public spaces .

  • All cosplay participants planning to use props on-stage must present their props for inspection and demonstrate their intended use for the staff. Any unauthorized props or actions involving props onstage or backstage will result in disqualification and any further actions deemed necessary by OS4CA Staff.

  • All persons handling props do so at their own risk.

These rules will be strictly enforced. Any infractions WILL cost you the offending items and may cause expulsion from the convention and the event’s public spaces without refund.


All decisions made by the staff regarding the Props Policy are final.


Please note that the Props Policy is subject to change and may be done so without advance notice.

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