Are bows and arrows allowed?

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#1 tsukeru on 6 years ago

I'm looking into getting a real, functional recurved/long bow for a prop (and eventually for personal use) for my Hawkeye/Kate Bishop cosplay. Are these allowed?

#2 TheAnarCHris on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=tsukeru;4745936]I'm looking into getting a real, functional recurved/long bow for a prop (and eventually for personal use) for my Hawkeye/Kate Bishop cosplay. Are these allowed?[/QUOTE]

Don't show up with it stringed.

#3 Aurora Maryte on 6 years ago

Yeah, make sure it's not strung(or at the very least not tautly strung), but 2 friends were Hawkeye last year, they had real bows.

#4 TheAnarCHris on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=Aurora Maryte;4746474]Yeah, make sure it's not strung(or at the very least not tautly strung), but 2 friends were Hawkeye last year, they had real bows.[/QUOTE]

As did I. Compound training bow, and the arrows were training arrows too.

#5 Ron Jr on 6 years ago

From NYCC's official site.

[URL="http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/About-NYCC/"]http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/About-NYCC/[/URL]

Please read this entire policy before attending New York Comic Con. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund.

The following items are forbidden at New York Comic Con:
If you're bringing, buying or selling something that could maim, damage or cause serious bodily harm, we're going to take issue. The following items are forbidden at NYCC:
Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for functional firearms)
Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)
Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like vuvuzelas, grenade whistles and grenade horns
Whips
Aerosol mustard

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.

Basically, don't be an idiot.

#6 eebee on 6 years ago

I brought a strung longbow last year that was rendered unusable by papier mache and other prop nonsense. The weapons check at the con had no issues with it. Not stringing it would probably be fine, as it would also make it non-functional.

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