In accordance with current CDC guidelines, we will not be requiring masks for EvilleCon 2023 at this time. If attendees would like to wear masks, they have the option of doing so.
All Weapons/oversized props at EvilleCon must be peace bonded. Please go to the Security Check at the convention center to receive the peacebond. By having your prop/weapon peacebound, you agree to our rules of handling the weapons.
Weapons NOT Permitted:
NO METAL OR LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises. “Live steel” is defined as “swords, knives, bayonets, cane-swords, star knives/shurikens, and/or other objects made of metal, which can take an edge.” This holds true regardless of whether the object is actually sharp.
The following types of guns are NOT PERMITTED.
- Real guns
- Stun guns
Water guns are permitted as long as they are NOT loaded. Airsoft guns are allowed as well, as long as you keep the orange tip on and they are not loaded. Please keep any water guns or airsoft guns within the convention space, and away from the public resort areas, as there are resort guests who may feel threatened.
ABSOLUTELY NO AMMUNITION! All magazines must be empty and will be checked at weapons check.
There are to be no explosives or chemicals of any kind, including, but not limited to, smoke powder, sparklers and fireworks.
Weapons and Props Permitted
- Bokens, wooden swords, walking sticks.
- Wooden baseball bats are allowed so long as they are not swung or used inappropriately.
- Fake or made-up prop weaponry (made of wood, foam, bondo, resin, plaster, cardboard, etc.) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other con-goers around you.
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 weighing less than 50 pounds. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem.
Behavior of Weapons:
Misuse of any weapon, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to passersby, will get your privilege revoked immediately.
If we deem a weapon to be unsafe for the con, we will ask you to store the unsafe weapon 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 center grounds so that you can place the weapon in your private quarters; if the weapon is illegal, we will turn it in to the appropriate authorities.
Any weapon purchased in the dealers’ room that is boxed, should remain boxed and stored in your private quarters. Weapons are not to be taken out of their packaging or wrappings while at the convention: After purchasing a weapon that normally violates our weapons policy, it must remain in its packaging and be taken immediately to your room or car for storage.
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.
All EvilleCon staff decisions on weapons are final.
*All LARP gear used outside of the convention center may be used in mock battle. However, they still must adhere to all safety requirements.
EvilleCon Security Policy:
- Flexible bag policy- to allow cosplayers to bring in their duffel bags- everything will be thoroughly searched prior to entry
- Walk thru metal detection will be in use
- Metal detection wands will be used when costumes are oversized or contain metal
- EvilleCon volunteers will peace-bond ALL weapons prior to entry
- Swords purchased from vendors must remain inside original packaging or peace-bonded
- All weapons will remain peace-bonded while on Old National Events Plaza property.
- Outside food/drink will not be permitted – apart from food truck purchases
- Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited within ONEP, including 25ft from all entrances
- If at any time ASM Management or uniform security officers feel a prop or costume is dangerous or unacceptable, the patron may be asked to remove the weapon from the premises.
General Cosplay Rules
Dress Code- All attendees must wear the following articles of clothing at all times while inside the convention center:
Clothing- This is a family friendly event. No Costume is considered No Costume. Absolutely no nudity. Please ensure that all costumes are properly secured at all times and are not prone to “indecent accidents”.
Clothing should at least cover what a 2-piece swimsuit or swim shorts would cover. Remember to wear what you would wear at a public pool setting.
Signs that are held or messages/words written on shirts or your body are permitted but they must stay tasteful.
Shirts, clothing, costumes, or signs promoting pedophilia are strictly prohibited. Please do not wear clothing with distasteful messages or words.
Short skirts, kilts, etc must be accompanied by proper underwear. Ineffective underwear, or a lack thereof, constitutes indecent exposure. Offenders may be turned over to law enforcement.
Footwear- To ensure your safety, we ask that you wear footwear at all times. You should consider wearing a minimum of sandals (ie, flip flops) at all times, even if your character is barefoot. Skates and rollerblades are prohibited (you may bring them but are not allowed to wear them on your feet at any time). Sneaker-skates may only be worn as a sneaker at all times inside the convention area. EvilleCon will not be held accountable for any damages or injuries that occur due to inadequate or improper footwear
Weapons Policy- Please refer to our weapons policy.
Mock or play-fighting is not allowed in the hallways and convention area. Wielding or handling weapons or props in a way that could potentially cause harm to others is prohibited, whether there was intent to harm others or not. Mock-fighting is allowed on stage during the cosplay contest but must be carefully rehearsed, reviewed and approved by cosplay staff.
*LARP in designated areas is allowed as long as all safety precautions are adhered to and respected.
Large Costumes- Please be sure to keep all large costumes contained as much as possible. We recommend the use of handlers to help manage your costume if it is a large costume. Large costumes or large parts of costumes are not allowed inside the dealer’s room due to blocking the flow of traffic and other hazards.
3-foot Rule- Your cosplay can only extend up to 3 feet from your body. Imagine a three foot radius around your body, if it extends past 3 feet, we ask that you do not wear it through the halls or rooms. (If part of the Cosplay Contest please speak to the cosplay staff.).
Dragging articles- Keep your cosplay maintained at all times. If your wig or loose pieces drag on the floor at any time, it is not allowed. Dresses with trains, cloaks, or capes must follow the 3-foot rule.
Pictures- Do not stop for pictures in smaller, crowded hallways. Please go outside, to a less crowded area, or to the designated picture taking areas. Do not block doors, ramps, exits, corridors, and aisles while taking pictures.
If you want to take a photo of a cosplayer, it's proper form to ask first. Most will be happy to oblige and pose fiercely!
We reserve the right to remove you from the convention and/or cosplay events at any time. If for any reason we feel that your actions pose a threat or hazard to others while at the convention, we will ask you to stop or you will be removed from the cosplay events. We simply ask you to be courteous towards others at all times.
Stay hydrated throughout the day. This is both for your own well-being and everyone else's. The convention center is crowded already without parched corpses, and nobody packed smelling salts.
Selling of items:
Unless you are part of the artist alley or dealers room, you cannot sell anything.
EvilleCon is dedicated to the enforcement of copyright law. EvilleCon will not show a series without rights if the series is licensed in the United States. If you suspect that a series is being shown without proper rights, please report your concern to a staff member immediately. Any series found to be without rights will be pulled from the schedule without notice.